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APHELION: Rough-Mix Sample From Debut Album Posted Online

APHELION (formerly MANDYLION),the Oslo, Norway-based group featuring former members of SACRALIS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, PECCATUM and DIMENSION F3H, have posted a rough-mix version of their song "Shock" at this location. "Shock" comes off the group's upcoming debut album, due this summer via an as-yet-und...
May 18, 2005

The Wreck of the Minot

You may actually have to do a little digging to find the new album from this under-underground Boston trio. But put in the time, and you'll be rewarded with some of the most potent, crushing, timeless hard rock and roll to come down the pike this year. WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE marry clenched-fist riffs a...
May 15, 2005

TRENT REZNOR Says Collaborations With DE LA ROCHA, KEENAN May Never Surface

NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor recently spoke to about his collaboration with former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE frontman Zack de la Rocha. A de la Rocha/Reznor cut, "We Want It All", appeared on last year's "Songs and Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11". As for what will happen with t...
May 11, 2005

The Perfect Moment

Expecting another metalcore outfit plundering Swedish riffs and singing like canaries in the chorus? Think again — behind this enigmatic artwork lies one mindfucker of a hybridized, mutated metal masterpiece! LOSA twist and turn psychotically as this CD (one album-length movement, reportedly played...
May 8, 2005

EYES OF FIRE: New Music Available For Download

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have posted two songs from their upcoming sophomore album at their official web site. "They are unmastered and the final product will have slightly different production qualities than what you hear now," reads a post on the group's web site. Check out the tra...
April 25, 2005


QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow recently spoke to KNAC.COM about his reputation as an "asshole" and last year's ill-fated "Bad Boys of Metal" tour with Jani Lane (ex-WARRANT) and Steven Adler (ex-GUNS N' ROSES),among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: KNAC.COM: It's true tha...
April 24, 2005

THUNDERSTONE: 'Tools Of Destruction' U.S. Release Date Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE will release their third full-length album, "Tools of Destruction", in the U.S. on June 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. An MP3 file containing a sample medley of the songs from the CD can be downloaded at this location. As previously reported, THUNDERSTONE'...
April 20, 2005

THUNDERSTONE: 'Tools Of Destruction' Samples Posted Online

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted an MP3 file containing a sample medley of the songs from their upcoming third full-length album, "Tools of Destruction", due on April 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. Download the file at this location. As previously reported, THUNDERSTONE's vide...
April 11, 2005


Dutch atmospheric progressive rock/metal band THE AURORA PROJECT have been added to the lineup of acts performing at the ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place October 1-2 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, the Netherlands. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Saturday, October 1: GREEN CARN...
April 9, 2005

TOOL Admit To April Fool's Prank, Continue Writing New Album

TOOL's official web site,, has been updated with the following message: "Good news, April Fool's fans. The writing and recording is back under way. When approached for comment on his recent encounter with the Son of God, Maynard said, 'That guy's a punk!' "As it turns out, Maynard was o...
April 7, 2005

TOOL's April Fool's Prank Has Fans Worried

Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL gave its fans a shock on April Fool's Day when a posting at the band's web site,, reported that singer Maynard James Keenan was not recording with the band because he had "found Jesus." Keenan himself emailed the webmaster of TOOL fan site
April 5, 2005

THUNDERSTONE: 'Tool Of The Devil' Video Posted Online

THUNDERSTONE's video for the track "Tool of the Devil" has been made available for download at this location (Quicktime, 30 MB). The clip was shot with director Jari Mutikainen and producer Jan Streng. "Tool of the Devil" comes off the group's third full-length album, "Tools of Destruction", due on...
April 5, 2005

THUNDERSTONE Enter Finnish Single Chart At No. 3

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have entered the national single chart in Finland at position No. 3 with their limited-edition "Tool of the Devil" single. View the whole chart at this location. In addition to the title track, the single includes a special edit of "I Will Come Again" and...
April 4, 2005

EYES OF FIRE Complete Work On New Album; Wrap Up Successful U.S. Tour

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have just completed work on their as-yet-untitled highly anticipated sophomore album, currently set for a late summer release via Century Media Records. The recent additions of keyboardist Pete Traux and drummer Nicky Bernardi helped them become a more dynami...
April 1, 2005


Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit LEGACY, founded by bass ace Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD),has inked a deal with U.K.'s Valhalla Records. The label will re-master and release LEGACY's debut CD with new artwork, bonus tracks as well as future releases through this agreeme...
March 31, 2005