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In 1976, Ibanez approached KISS frontman Paul Stanley to collaborate on a signature guitar that would become the instrument with which he would be forever associated. Now, for the first time since 1996, Paul and Ibanez have reunited to reissue three exciting new versions of the original Paul Stanley Signature Model. "Renewing my collaboration with Ibanez feels like going home to where it all started," commented Stanley. "The guitars we created remain iconic and we will celebrate them and more as we move forward into our future together". Check out the Iceman in full glory (video by Guitar World):
NAPALM DEATH singer Barney Greenway released a statement to president the Indonesian president Joko Widodo. Barney has issued a statement on the case where two Australian drug traffickers are facing capital punishment in Indonesia. He's pleading for clemency, because the Indonesian president (Joko Widodo) is said to be a fan of Napalm Death. Last week a Dutch trafficker, who pleaded innocent from day 1, was already executed. Read Barney's statement here: https://www.facebook.com/officialnapalmdeath/posts/10155071753040542
HALESTORM will release its new album, ‘Into The Wild Life’, on April 3 via Atlantic Records. The first single, ‘Apocalyptic’, can be streamed at YouTube.
VENOM, the hugely influential British heavy metal trio widely revered for driving and shaping many aspects of the music industry, including black and thrash metal, released their new studio album, ‘From The Very Depths’, on January 27th via Spinefarm Records. Stay tuned for the review and a very memorable interview with guitarist La Rage on the next edition of Lords of Metal.
SOILWORK will release their first live DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Live In The Heart Of Helsinki’, on March 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was recorded during the band's special show on March 21, 2014 at Circus Club in Helsinki and features guest appearances by Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) and Nathan J. Biggs (SONIC SYNDICATE).
PERIPHERY has just released its dual albums, ‘Juggernaut: Alpha’ and ‘Juggernaut: Omega’, on January 26 via Century Media Records (via Sumerian Records in the U.S.). The ‘Juggernaut: Alpha’ album is available for streaming here:
January 30th TANK86 is ready to release their next full-length album "Obey" on Lighttown Fidelity / Rising Magma Records. A logical next step after the instrumental onslaught of "Rise", the band continues to evolve their sound adding more atmosphere and depth to their signature heaviness, without ever losing sight of the mighty riff. Check it out below, and visit their website for more information.
JADED STAR – the band founded by vocalist Maxi Nil (ON THONS I LAY, ex-VISIONS OF ATLANTIS) and drummer Raphael Saini (ex-ICED EARTH), along with Kosta Vreto (HORIZON'S END, WARDRUM) and Babis Nikou (ASTRAL DNA, OPENED PARADISE, DIA MAGEIAS) – has signed a deal with Sensory Records. The band will release its debut album, ‘Memories From The Future’, on April 14. http://www.jadedstar.net/
AGNOSTIC FRONT will release their new album, ‘The American Dream Died’, on April 4 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be made available as digital download, on vinyl as well as on CD. A limited bundle with an exclusive t-shirt will also be on sale. http://www.agnosticfront.com/
ART OF ANARCHY, the new band featuring Scott Weiland (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, VELVET REVOLVER) on vocals, John Moyer (DISTURBED) on bass, Jon and Vince Votta on guitar and drums, and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES) as co-guitarist and producer, will release its debut album in the spring. A teaser for the album is available here:
SWEET & LYNCH – the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (T&N, DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (S.U.N., WHITESNAKE) – will release its debut album, ‘Only To Rise’, on January 27, 2015 via Frontiers Records. The offical video for the song ‘Dying Rose can be viewed here:
GRAPH TECH unveils Locking RATIO tuned machine heads. “These machine heads have a specific gear ratio for each string making alternate tuning more intuitive, faster, and easier”. Locking RATIOs for both acoustic and electric guitars are now available through dealers and distributors worldwide. For more info, check out theGRAPH TECH website.
FEAR FACTORY recently entered NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California with longtime producer/collaborator Rhys Fulber and engineer Mike Plotnikoff to begin tracking its new album for an early 2015 release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD will be mixed by producer Andy Sneap.
ASKING ALEXANDRIA frontman Danny Worsnop has released the following statement: "To all of my friends and fans: I would like to let you know that Asking Alexandria and I are moving forward in separate ways. Over the last eight years together, we've done some amazing things and created something truly special. I now, same as then, want what's best for the band and at this point in time, that isn't me.”
Former Rob Zombie guitarist Mike Riggs has launched a new musical project with Rick Genest, the Canadian artist, actor, and fashion model born in Lasalle, Montreal. Genest is also known as ZOMBIE BOY for the skeletal tattoos covering the majority of his body. Zombie Boy played a leading role in Lady Gaga's video ‘Born This Way’ after being discovered on the web and contacted through Facebook by Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga's personal stylist. Formichetti became instantly fascinated with Genest and invited him to complete some photo and video shoots for him. The official lyric video for the ‘Zombie Boy 666 Medley’ from the new project, simply called Zombie Boy, can be seen below. Zombie Boy is expected to release its debut album in the summer and will be touring throughout the spring across the United States.
FAITH NO MORE, which reunited in 2009 for a series of sold-out performances and international festivals, will release its new full-length album in April. The as-yet-untitled CD was recorded in an Oakland, California studio with bassist Bill Gould handling production. The release will be the first from Faith No More's newly formed imprint Reclamation Recordings, which will be distributed by Ipecac Recordings.
POP EVIL will enter Studio Litho and London Bridge Studios with veteran producer Adam Kasper to begin work on an all-new LP, due out this summer. Kasper has helmed mega-hit records for bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Foo Fighters.
"In Times", the thirteenth studio album by ENSLAVED, will be released on March 6, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The CD's hand-painted artwork was created by longtime collaborating artist and "sixth Enslaved member" Truls Espedal. The band has just released the first album trailer detailing the development of artwork. Watch the clip below as Truls walks you through the painting process. ‘In Times’ was produced by bandmembers Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson and Herbrand Larsen together with Iver Sandøy. Mixing was completed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.
With six full-length albums under their belts, CREST OF DARKNESS have decided that their next release will be an EP, echoing their very first release back in 1996. The four-track EP, titled ‘Evil Messiah’, will be released in both in digipack CD and 12" vinyl formats on February 23rd. One of the tracks is a cover version of Alice Cooper's ‘Sick Things’.
The track listing for ‘Evil Messiah’ is as follows:
1. Evil Messiah
3. Abandoned by God
4. Sick Things (Alice Cooper cover)
The release date of SHINING’s ninth full-length album, which will be titled ‘IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends’ and will appear on Season of Mist, has been set for the 20th April.
George Kollias from the band Nile has just announced that he will be playing drums on the new DEMONSTEALER album. Sahil Makhija, the frontman of Indian metal band Demonic Resurrection who writes his solo material under the moniker 'Demonstealer' is gearing up to release his sophomore album in May 2015.
Svart Records sets March 6th as the international release date for GARDEN OF WORM's second album, Idle Stones. No further details are announced, no questions further answered for now.
SÓLSTAFIR have just announced that their regular drummer, Guðmundur "Gummi" Óli Pálmason, will not be performing during their upcoming shows. He will be replaced by Karl Petur Smith during this period.
Drummer Bobby Jarzombek (FATES WARNING, SEBASTIAN BACH, HALFORD) has posted in-studio footage of 2 songs from FATES WARNING's highly acclaimed “Darkness In A Different Light” album. The video can be seen on his YouTube channel here:
AKASAVA, new faces to the occult-psych metal scene, will release their début ritual EP Strange Aeons in the late spring of 2015.
FORGOTTEN TOMB are on the final lap of the recording process of their next installment, having recently completed mixing duties in Sound Suite Studios (Marseille, France) with producer Terje Refsnes (Carpathian Forest, Novembre, Gehenna, Destroyer 666).
The new HEIDEVOLK album is titled : Velua.
It is a concept album in which the band takes you on a journey through the dark folklore of the forrest region Veluwe, in the Netherlands. The actual name “Felua” had already been taken by Apeldoorn Sheltered Workshop Felua. The stories about nature, gods and creaturesare packed in "in your face"metal songs and epic folk hymns. Velua is from 20 March available in stores or on your favorite streaming site.
01. Winter woede
02. Herboren in vlammen
04. De hallen van mijn vaderen
05. De vervloekte jacht
06. Het dwalende licht
09. Een met de storm
10. Richting de Wievenbelter
11. In het diepst der nacht
12. Vinland (bonus)
Limited edition bonus tracks:
13. Immigrant song (Led Zeppelin cover)
14. In the Dutch mountains (The Nits cover)
15. Rebel Yell (Billy Idol cover)
Nuclear Blast Entertainment is announces the signing of progressive death metal band FALLUJAH.
Robin Zielhorst (Exivious, ex-CYNIC, Mourn) just finished recording his bass parts for the upcoming debut album of OUR OCEANS. You can listen to some snippets of the recordings below:
Martin Popoff has released his first book of 2015, entitiled SAIL AWAY: WHITESNAKE'S FANTASTIC VOYAGE. In Sail Away: Whitesnake's Fantastic Voyage - the first ever full biography of the band - top music writer Martin Popoff tells the tale of rock legend David Coverdale, from his Deep Purple roots to the two distinct incarnations of his mega-popular creation. Says Popoff: "Yes, for the job at hand, I interviewed (and many of them multiple times), David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Micky Moody, Adrian Vandenberg, Steve Vai, John Kalodner, Doug Aldrich, Keith Olsen, Ian Paice and many others, and did my usual album by chapter, ever song touched down upon, job on 'er. So what are you waiting for... Come An Get It!"
MOTLEY CRUE are in the process of putting together the ultimate collector's album package for the fans to be released later this year which will include the new track, "All Bad Things" amongst many other surprises, details of which will be announced in the near future. Since 2015 is all about celebrating the legacy of Motley Crue, the band and fans from around the world will also be able to share their memories, pictures, thoughts and stories of 34 years of Motley Crue online at Motley.com using #RipMotleyCrue.
MICHAEL SCHENKER will release a new studio album entitled Spirit On A Mission in the UK on Monday, March 23rd, and in North America on March 24th.
Vocalist Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz, Impellitteri) has released a previously unheard album from 1975 as first part of newly launched GRAHAM BONNET ARCHIVE SERIES. Graham Bonnet - Private i - The Archives Vol. One is now available on iTunes and all other major digital media outlets.
TYGERS OF PAN TANG, will release a special limited edition album titled "Tygers Sessions: The First Wave" via Skol Records. The CD will be limited to only 1000 copies, and will include 11 classic songs of the band, re-recorded for the anniversary EP releases: "The Wildcat Sessions" and "The Spellbound Sessions", which were originally available through the band's fan-club and website only, and quickly sold out. Special promo clip with new version of the classic cut "Gangland" can be streamed here:
LANCER has announced an April 10 release date for its next album, ‘Second Storm , to be released on Despotz Records. You can see the music video for their first single of the album, “Masters and Crowns,” here:
Female fronted UNLEASH THE ARCHERS have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. And what a picture Brittney is.
SHINING are now announcing the title and release date of their forthcoming full-length. 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends' will hit the streets on the 20th of April via Season of Mist. Pre-sale with start on February 3rd.
In may the debut album "We are all aliens"will be released by MORFINE MACHINE. MORFINE MACHINE is a new space metal outfit based around Patrick Harreman -usurper, moon of sorrow, voyage (within temptation)- Martijn Horsten -backbone,age of panic- and Roderik Voshol. The album will be produced by Rene Rutten (The Gathering, see our special Modus Operandi next month) and will have guests like Patrick Mameli (Pestilence) and dutch synthesiser guru Rob Papen. You can check out bits and pieces on the Soundcloud link.
And this week’s news big bang comes from a demigod. Zakk Wylde is launching his new brand Wylde Audio with some wild and acquired taste guitar models, as well as some new amps and more gear to feature in the near future.