(28 oktober 2014)

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The first in a three-part series of clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for a new song from SLAYER at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood, California can be seen below. The track will be made available exclusively through Scion Audio/Visual (a.k.a. Scion AV), the in-house record label and lifestyle marketing division of the Scion marque produced by Toyota Motor Corporation for the North American market. SLAYER is currently recording its new album for an early 2015 release.

Dutch death thrash ragers IZEGRIM will re-release their 2009 now sold-out EP 'Point Of No Return' on November 17th 2014 exclusively through digital channels. The album will feature the four original tracks plus two live songs recorded at the 'Brutz & Brakel Festival' in 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The release will be made available on various platforms like iTunes, Spotify and Deezer. It was recorded by Jacky Lee Mann (Audiosound Lehmann) and mixed and mastered by Ric Brand at the Red Barn Studio.
'Point Of No Return Deluxe Edition' track listing:
01. Point of No Return
02. No Place Like Home
03. End of Time
04. Angel of Demise
05. Endless Strife (Live at Brutz & Brakel 2013)
06. Celebratory Gunfire (Live at Brutz & Brakel 2013)
IZEGRIM are working on a brand new studio-album that will be released in late 2015.

VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen has finished laying down bass tracks for 20 songs that are being considered for inclusion on the second album from TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti. The follow-up to 2012's "All I Was" is being helmed by producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (ALTER BRIDGE, SLASH), who writes: "It's such a pleasure to record when you are working with so much talent." He adds: "I am looking forward to recording guitars with Mark Tremonti and Eric Friedman starting this weekend." Wolfgang Van Halen joined Tremonti's solo band for touring purposes after ALTER BRIDGE bassist Brian Marshall dropped off the project.

"Blood In Blood Out", the video for the title track of the new album from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Shan Dan Horan of the Shadow Born Group (BUCKCHERRY, CARNIFEX, WINDS OF PLAGUE) and it features hundreds of dedicated Bay Area fans that came out in droves to perform as extras in the video after a wide casting call. "'Blood In Blood Out' was exactly the kind of video we wanted and needed to make… unbridled energy, violence, blood and our Bay Area friends and family at the center of attention! Just as they should be," states EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. "I hate making videos and this one was so much fun, I actually caught myself saying things I never would say before! 'Let's run through it again!'". "Blood In Blood Out" sold around 8,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band's previous CD, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition", opened with around 4,600 units back in May 2010 to land at No. 114.
EXODUS' 2007 effort, "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A", registered a first-week tally of 3,600 copies.

"Headhunter", the new video from reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new studio album, "Death Is Not Dead", which will be released on January 12, 2015.
"Death Is Not Dead" track listing:
01. Reign
02. Headhunter
03. Iblis Bane
04. Eternal (PARADISE LOST cover)
05. Struck By Lightning
06. Speed Kills (Full Moon Ahead)
07. Herd Of Swine
08. Horrid Ways
09. Ride To Ruin
10. Meduseld
11. Godeater
Bonus CD on limited digipack edition:
01. We Come In Peace (Piece by Piece)
02. Agent Orange (SODOM cover)

"Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge", a brand new song from MARILYN MANSON, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track is also available for download at[/utl]. Marilyn Manson recently completed work on a new studio album for an early 2015 release.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows says that the band "should" begin working on material for a new studio by next summer for a tentative 2016 release.

"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe says that he prepared for his new role in the supernatural thriller "Horns" by listening to heavy metal music, in particular the bands METALLICA and MEGADETH. In "Horns", Radcliffe plays Ignatius "Ig" Perrish, a 26-year-old guy suspected of murdering his girlfriend who awakes from a drunken stupor with power-possessing horns having sprung from his head. Asked which MEGADETH song in particular he was listening to to help get him into character, Radcliffe told Gigwise: "'Sweating Bullets', specifically for the lines 'Hello me, It's me again / You can subdue but never tame me' and 'A dark black past is my / Most valued possession.' It's an insane song and it sounds like a pyschopath talking to himself… and that was very helpful." Radcliffe, 25, who starred in eight "Harry Potter" films between 2001 and 2011, previously told The Sun that listening to metal music during the making of "Horns" gave him a chance to "allow that slightly demonic rock 'n' roll spirit out. There's nothing else like it," he said. He described his new role as "deeply emotional and also incredibly outrageous in some ways."

SNOT has tapped Carl Bensley (VITIATE, CONSUME THE FIRE) to sing for the band following the recent departure of Tommy "Vext" Cummings (ex-DIVINE HERESY). SNOT guitarist Mikey Doling says: "[Carl] is an incredible monster vocalist and great dude. [We're] very excited to rock with him."

DECAPITATED were involved in a serious van accident on Friday, October 24, while en route to a show in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band says in a statement: "We are all okay (two persons were hospitalized and released after a few hours) and we will continue our tour with AMERICAN SHARKS and GWAR. This time we were lucky." On October 29, 2007, a tour bus accident claimed the life of DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, and gravely injured the band's lead singer, Adrian "Covan" Kowanek, who has yet to make a full recovery.

DEATHSTARS narrowly escaped a tragedy early this morning (Saturday, October 25) when the tour bus they were travelling in caught fire in the middle of the Austrian Alps. The group had just picked up the bus in Graz, Austria, where it was left for repair, and was on its way to a gig in Italy. It was around 8 a.m. when the bus driver became aware that something was not right. "He asked if the back door was closed, so we went and checked it," DEATHSTARS singer Andreas Bergh told the Swedish newspaper Expressen. "It had something to do with the electrical system. All of a sudden he shouted that the bus was on fire. "It only by a stroke of luck that we got out of the bus in time," the singer added. "We could have died in there."

Legendary CREAM bassist/singer Jack Bruce died on October 25 of liver disease. He was 71 years old.

Eleven Seven Music Group has announced the signing of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA for the following territories: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and South East Asia. The band's new album will be released in April 2015.

SISTER SIN will release their fifth studio album, "Black Lotus", on October 27 via Victory. The CD is now available for streaming in its entirety below.

Ozzy Osbourne says that BLACK SABBATH will "disband" after completing the next album and touring cycle, leaving him to focus entirely on his solo career. The singer released a solo retrospective called "Memoirs Of A Madman" earlier this month. The collection features 17 of Ozzy's greatest hit singles compiled in one place for the first time in his career.

According to, the new studio album from Glenn Danzig's namesake band is set for a fall 2015 release, and his long-awaited covers effort is due in March. He is also working on an EP of Elvis Presley covers.

Dani Filth will have his own
bobblehead puppet. Measuring 7 inch, the desktop feature nears the actual size of the extreme metal superstar. CRADLE OF FILTH will enter the studio on November 24 to begin recording its new album for a tentative June 2015 release. The CD will mark the first release with the band's new lineup, which includes new guitarists Ashok (of Czech groups ROOT and INNER FEAR) and Richard Shaw (of English acts EMPEROR CHUNG and NG26).

IN THIS MOMENT will release their new album, ‘Black Widow’, on November 17 via the band’s new label home, Atlantic Records. The official video for the new single, ‘Sick Like Me’, can be viewed here

BATTLE BEAST will release their third studio album, "Unholy Savior", on January 9, 2015 in Europe and January 13, 2015 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast.

The remaining members of RIOT, RIOT V have just release their new album, ‘Unleash The Fire’, (on October 27) via Steamhammer/SPV. The official trailer for the album can be viewed here

THESE ARE THEY will release their new album, ‘At The Feast Of Seven Funerals’, on November 17 via The End Records. The song ‘Steeple Of Blood’ is available for streaming at this location.

MACHINE HEAD will release its new album, ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’, on November 10 via Nuclear Blast Records.

LED ZEPPELIN’s deluxe editions of its 1971 album, ‘Led Zeppelin IV’, and its 1973 follow-up, ‘Houses Of The Holy’, have been released today, On October 28.

AC/DC will release its new album, ‘Rock Or Bust’, on December 2. The album is AC/DC's first without guitarist Malcolm Young, who is suffering from dementia. He has been replaced by nephew Stevie Young.

RAVEN have launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to finance the recording of their next studio album, ‘ExtermiNation’. The band has recorded a full-length covers CD titled ‘Party Killers’ that is being offered as an exclusive Kickstarter reward for backers. The group is also offering exclusive t-shirts, patches, and a seven-inch vinyl single via the campaign, which runs through November 28.

BRUJERIA have signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band is putting the finishing touches on its fourth album for a 2015 release.

MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn has slammed "shit-talking" CHILDREN OF BODOM fans over their reaction to the cancelation of the two bands' joint North American tour and has called out COB frontman Alexi Laiho for issuing a "little bitch-ass response" to the trek being called off. MACHINE HEAD last month announced the postponement of its North American tour in order to focus on completing the band's new album, "Bloodstone & Diamonds". A few days later, Laiho posted a message on his Facebook page in which he told the CHILDREN OF BODOM fans — affectionately known as the "hate crew" — that the trek was scrapped "without any fault of our own". He added: "I will not go into details on why or what happened, but I need you, my friends, to know that this had nothing to do with me or CHILDREN OF BODOM. But hey, you know what? Shit fuckin' happens, life goes on, and at least now we have an extra month and a half to write new COB shit. So, instead of focusing on the negative, I'm gonna start to write music this very second and it will be some angry shit". Writing in the latest installment of his online blog, "The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman... And Other Ramblings", Flynn said: "The CHILDREN OF BODOM 'Hate Crew' has been out in full force in light of the U.S. tour being rescheduled. It's typical shit talking, albeit a ton of it to the actual MACHINE HEAD fans, saying 'how much better BODOM are than MACHINE HEAD' and how 'BODOM should've been headlining over MACHINE HEAD,' and 'fuck MACHINE HEAD.' Most people usually need the motivation to act like fools and Alexi's little bitch-ass response certainly got the 'Hate Crew' fired up. "Hate Crew?… pffffft!… more like 'Alexi-ain't-that-Great-Crew!', more like, 'bought-a-ticket-too-Late-Crew!', more like, 'It's-not-my-fault-you're-a-virgin-and-can't-get-a-Date-Crew'!! But to the weak attacking the MH castle? Whatever… we've got the Head Cases, the fucking MH diehards, armed to the teeth and defending us to the bitterest of deaths".

BLOTTED SCIENCE, the instrumental tech metal group featuring Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Spastic Ink), Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse, Conquering Dystopia) and Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Ex- Necrophagist, Ex-Obscura) are on schedule to begin recording their third, yet untitled album in December; guitarist Ron Jarzombek (Spastic Ink, Watchtower) releases first segment of Dissecting Bugs digital DVD.

The brand new video for “Mercurian Mantra” by SPECTRAL HAZE from their upcoming album “I.E.V. : Transmutated Nebula Remains” can be found below. “I.E.V. : Transmutated Nebula Remains” is due out on November 7th on cd/lp via Soulseller Records.

DEVILMENT featuring Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), have made available a stream of the band's entire upcoming debut album, “The Great And Secret Show”:

SHIPROCKED will sail roundtrip between the Port Of Miami and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas from February 2-6, 2015 onboard the Norwegian Pearl. The sixth ShipRocked will feature heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance and newly-announced acts Black Label Society, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Sevendust, Tremonti, Living Colour, Lacuna Coil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Zach Myers of Shinedown with J.R. Moore & Zack Mack, Crobot, Thousand Foot Krutch. For the first time, ShipRocked guests are invited to start their vacation early with the ShipRocked Super Sail Away Pre-Party on February 1, 2015. The Pre-Party will feature Chevelle's only ShipRocked performance, as well as sets from Sevendust and Wilson. For details visit

HIRAX have announced a string of UK/Ireland tour dates for March 2015. Confirmed dates include: March 13 - Gwynedd, Wales - Hammerfest. 14 - Glasgow, Scotland - Ivory Blacks. 15 - Dublin, Ireland - Fibber Magees. 16 - Manchester, England - Sound Control. 17 - Southampton, England - Joiners. 18 - London, England - The Black Heart.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, SPV/Steamhammer will release one of NWOBHM albums from BATTLEAXE on December 1st (Germany November 28th, USA late January 2015). Power From The Universe was digitally remastered and will come in a high class digipak includes four bonus tracks and a new extended booklet incl. liner notes, history special and track by track commentary. Tracklisting: "Chopper Attack" "Metal Rock" "Licence To Rock" "Fortune Lady" "Shout It Out" "Over The Top" "Power From The Universe" "Make It In America" Bonus Tracks: "Killer Woman" "Radio Thunder" "My Love`s On Fire" "Love Sick Man"

JOB FOR A COWBOY will release their fourth full-length album, "Sun Eater", on November 11 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records.

DEGRADEAD will release their new live video – filmed this year at WACKEN – on November 15th for free via Youtube.

FAITH NO MORE, who reunited in 2009 for a series of sold-out performances and international festivals, is currently recording their first full-length album since 1997's ‘Album Of The Year’.
A limited-edition (5000 copies) seven-inch single of the song ‘Motherfucker’ will precede the April 2015 release, available via Record Store Day's "Black Friday" event (November 28). The single will be released digitally on December 9.

‘Babylonian Pandemonium’, the new video from CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, the band led by brothers and founding Sepultura members Max (also of Soulfly) and Igor Cavalera, can be seen here. The song is taken from Cavalera Conspiracy's third album, ‘Pandemonium’, which will be released on November 4 (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by John Gray, who has previously worked with Soulfly.

SYLOSIS are set to release their fourth studio album “Dormant Heart”, on the 16th of January 2015 and in anticipation of the release, we recorded a series of official album interviews with front man Josh Middleton. The first trailer is now online and sees Josh discussing the title of the new album, where it was recorded and who was involved. Watch over on YouTube, below:

SONATA ARCTICA release a re-recorded version of their debut album »Ecliptica«, which came out 15 years ago. This new version will be released on under the banner »Ecliptica – Revisited; 15th Anniversary Edition« on Nuclear Blast.

EUROPE have signed with UDR Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album in early 2015. The recording commences this month in Stockholm.

ESTRELLA reveal the first single to be released from their second album. The much anticipated track, aptly named, “Here I Am’’ is set for release 24th November. Listen to the track on Soundcloud.

METALLICA will be releasing a ten-year anniversary 2-disc Blu-Ray and DVD of their out of print, groundbreaking movie, METALLICA: Some Kind of Monster on November 24, 2104 on Blackened Recordings via Virgin/EMI. Originally released on July 9, 2004, METALLICA: Some Kind of Monster follows the band through three of the most turbulent years in their over three-decade long career. Singer James Hetfield states that he still feels hurt when he sees footage of the video.

BRING ME THE HORIZON will release a brand new single, "Drown", on December 7 via Epitaph. A new full-length album is due to be recorded early next year for a late 2015 release.

DECLINE OF THE I has finished the recording of its second album "Rebellion", which will land in early 2015 via Agonia Records. The first song to be revealed off the release, "Hexenface", is available for streaming via SoundCloud

Spinefarm Records announces that it has signed WOLFHEART to its worldwide roster.

SAILLE are a few weeks away from releasing their brand new record, ‘Eldritch’, which will hit the shelves on 10th November via Code666 Records.

FLOYD ROSE have made it easier to get replacement parts for authentic Floyd Rose Tremolo Systems, in their many forms. The reshaped catalog now includes all pertinent replacement parts for the tremolo systems from spring claws to nut caps, to complement an existing online shop of upgradeable parts for the Floyd Rose Tremolo. Check out the catalogue here

A lyric video for CARCASS’s “Livestock Marketplace,” a track off the upcoming Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel 5-song EP release due out in Europe on November 14th, is now available for streaming on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel below. The Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP includes songs from the 2013 Surgical Steel recording sessions plus one previously unreleased track. The track listing is:
1. A Wraith In The Apparatus
2. Intensive Battery Brooding
3. Zochrot
4. Livestock Marketplace
5. 1985 (Reprise)