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IRON MAIDEN has been confirmed to headline the 2014 edition of the Dutch festival Fortarock. Next to the English metal legends also Alterbridge, Ghost, Carcass, Sabaton, Trivium and Behemoth are confirmed. The festival will take place on May 31 in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), early-bird ticketsales will start December 13th!
Pete Sandoval is officially no longer a member of MORBID ANGEL. The legendary drummer suffered some physical setbacks, after which he contemplated his position in life. Regarding whether Sandoval is still a member of MORBID ANGEL, frontman David Vincent said: "Pete's no longer in MORBID ANGEL![" He added: "His whole way of life has changed. He's in a different spot, and the spot that he's in right now, Pete Sandoval and MORBID ANGEL are not compatible. Well, Pete has found Jesus. You can see where the incompatibility comes from."
STONE SOUR guitarist Jim Root will sit out the band's upcoming tour with POP EVIL and STOLEN BABIES in order to focus on the songwriting process for SLIPKNOT's new studio album. STONE SOUR says in a statement: "Everyone involved is okay with the decision and our mutual friend Christian Martucci will be filling in on guitar... "It was a difficult decision, but as the fans have wanted another STONE SOUR tour and Jim had responsibilities to the writing process with SLIPKNOT, we feel this is the best decision where everyone wins."
BLACK SABBATH's 2013 tour which kicked off earlier this year in Australia can now be seen by fans around the world via the "Black Sabbath: LiveGathered in Their Masses" (Vertigo/Republic). Released on November 26, "Black Sabbath: LiveGathered in Their Masses" is available via a variety of formats. Options include:
* DVD standalone
* Blu-ray standalone
* Blu-ray/CD combo pack with a CD featuring live audio from the show, all packaged in a Blu-ray case
* DVD/CD combo pack with a CD featuring live audio from the show, all packaged in an Amaray box
* Deluxe box with a Blu-ray disc of live show with exclusive bonus visual extras/two DVD discs/a CD featuring live audio from the show/poster/signed set list/photo booklet/guitar picks/official show "ticket"
"Black Sabbath: LiveGathered in Their Masses" was recorded April 29 and May 1, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia when the band Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) kicked off their world tour in support of their "13" album, which entered the charts at No. 1 in 13 countries (including their first #1 in the U.S.). An "unboxing" video of the "Black Sabbath: LiveGathered in Their Masses" deluxe box can be seen below.
New QUIET RIOT singer Jizzy Pearl (also of LOVE/HATE) has completed laying down vocal tracks for the band's new CD at a studio in Encino, California. The effort is expected to be released in early 2014.
DEICIDE released its new album, "In The Minds Of Evil" (click for review), on November 25 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER).
CYNIC consisting of guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone will release their new album, "Kindly Bent To Free Us", on February 14, 2014 via Season Of Mist. The CD was produced by CYNIC at L.A.'s Perfect Sound Studios.
I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN will release its first album in six years, "Beloved", on February 18, 2014 in the U.S. via Epitaph Records.
"Mother Mary", the new video from U.K. rockers THE QUIREBOYS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh studio album, "Beautiful Curse", which was released on June 24 via Off Yer Rocka Recordings. A single, "Too Much Of A Good Thing", preceded the full-length CD on May 15. The band's first CD since 2008s critically acclaimed "Homewreckers & Heartbreakers" was produced and mixed by the legendary Chris Tsangarides (JUDAS PRIEST, GARY MOORE, THIN LIZZY), who promises a modern sound with old-school values.
Singer Janet Gardner, drummer Roxy Petrucci and bassist Share Ross (Pedersen) will honor their friend and bandmate, guitarist and founder of VIXEN, Jan Kuehnemund, by performing as VIXEN in 2014. The band was committed to reunite in 2012 but Kuehnemund's cancer diagnosis caused what was thought of at the time as a delay. Sadly, however, after a fierce battle, Kuehnemund succumbed to her illness in October 2013, thus the reunion was not meant to be. After discussing the idea with friends and family as well as lead vocalist from the most recent lineup, Jenna Sanz-Agero, it was agreed that it was the right decision for the three surviving definitive members to carry on as VIXEN.
SYMPHONY X bassist Mike LePond is working on first-ever solo album, to be released under the banner MIKE LEPOND'S SILENT ASSASSINS. He states: "It is a heavy metal/power metal record that combines all the influences of my favorite bands from the past and present. It is a full hour of headbanging riffs, kick-ass vocals, and epic tales. There is something in there for any style of metal you enjoy! Metal Mike (HALFORD, TESTAMENT) is on lead guitar and Alan Tecchio (AUTUMN HOUR, WATCHTOWER, HADES) is on vocals."
After singer David Lee Roth said in recent interview that VAN HALEN has started work on its 13th studio album, the next question is whether the material will be freshly written or pulled from the band's vaults. Many of the songs on 2012's "A Different Kind Of Truth" originated from demos going back to the group's earliest days, and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen told The Pulse Of Radio that there's more where that came from. "There's plenty of other ideas lying around and some new stuff that we've been working on too," he said. "You never know what'll happen."
The official video for HIGH ON FIRE's brand new single titled "Slave The Hive" can be seen below. As part of the band's Scion A/V-sponsored headlining tour, HIGH ON FIRE dropped the new single which marks the first new music from the California metal champions since the spring 2012 release of "De Vermis Mysteriis". A limited-edition seven-inch single is available at all tour dates.
Da Capo Press has set a June 24, 2014 North American release date for LAMB OF GOD vocalist Randy Blythe's memoir, "Dark Days: My Tribulation And Trials". Random House has purchased the foreign rights to the book and will act as publisher in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The memoir, which puts emphasis on the past year of Randy's life, is an incredible, harrowing, heartbreaking, and redemptive story told in Blythe's already well-recognized writing style.
WOLFSBANE will make their own ale available from December 14. Dubbed Smashed N Blind, the draft-only ale is brewed by Church-End-Brewery and it will be be available at Church-End-serving pubs and to order in to your local free house ale-serving pub. WOLFSBANE guitarist Jase Edwards says: "5700 pints brewed ready for thirsty howling mad shitheads!!! Arrrhhhh!!!" WOLFSBANE's latest album, "Wolfsbane Save The World", is now available from the Wolfbane website.
"Harmonomicon", the new video from INTRONAUT, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fourth full-length album, "Habitutal Levitations", which was released on March 19 in North America. The album artwork and layout was created by David D'Andrea, who has worked with the band on previous releases.
ADRENALINE MOB has inked a North American deal with Century Media Records, the label the group was previously signed to only for the European territory. The band's second full-length album, "Men Of Honor", will be released February 18 in North America and February 24 internationally. ADRENALINE MOB's current lineup includes Russell Allen (vocals; also of SYMPHONY X), Mike Orlando (guitar), John Moyer (bass; also of DISTURBED), and the band's latest addition, drummer A.J. Pero (also of TWISTED SISTER).
CHROME DIVISION will release its fourth album, "Infernal Rock Eternal", on January 17, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2011's "3rd Round Knockout" was recorded at Dub Studio in Oslo with Endre Kirkesola.
QUEEN and Universal Music Group have renewed their partnership with a new, long-term deal that will herald a range of exciting projects from the band including a raft of rare and unreleased material and a film.
KALDERA, the new band formed by Nick Catanese (lead guitar; ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) along with Dusty Winterrowd (drums; ALLELE), Brandon Powell (guitar; ALLELE) and Vinnie Salvatore (bass; THE GODZ), is searching for a singer. Interested parties can go to this location, where they can download three song snippets to try out on.
ELUVEITIE will amicably part ways with longtime violinist Meri Tadic at the end of 2013. The "Eluveitie & Friends III" festival, which will take place on December 28 in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, will mark her final appearance with the Swiss folk metal act. States the band: "'There is an end to all things' is a saying. Nevertheless, having to say goodbye is never easy.
A new SLAYER biography by metalhead and award-winning journalist D.X. Ferris has topped the Hot New Releases in Pop Culture chart at Amazon.com's Kindle Store. The book's title is "Slayer 66 & 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years, A Metal Band Biography. From Birth To Reborn, Including Slaytanic Profiles, A New History Of The Thrash Metal Kings' Early Days, Reign In Blood Tours, A European Invasion, The Palladium Riot, The Seat Cushion Chaos Concert, The Whole Diabolical Discography, Newly Unearthed Details From Dave Lombardo's Turbulent History With The Band, Artwork And Photos You've Probably Never Seen Before, Jeff Hanneman's Hard Times, The Big Four's Big Year, Lombardo's Final Exit, The Top 11 Hanneman Tributes, The Mosh Memorial Service, Untold Stories, Updates, Relevant Digressions, And More Scenes From The Abyss". Available exclusively via Amazon, the full-length book is available worldwide now, as an e-book that can be read on any smart phone, tablet, or computer that can run the free Kindle app. For a limited time, the electronic version costs $6.66 (US).
HAMMERFALL, SUBWAY TO SALLY, JBO and SALTATIO MORTIS have been confirmed for the Full Metal Cruise II the biggest metal cruise in Europe which will set sail for the second time April 11-16, 2015. The five-day cruise starts in Palma de Mallorca, heads via Barcelona and Ibiza, and returns to Palma.
BLACK SABBATH, DREAM THEATER, ANTHRAX, VOLBEAT and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are among the nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 26, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The nominees in the "Best Metal Performance" category are as follows:
*ANTHRAX - "T.N.T."
Track from: "Anthems"
*BLACK SABBATH - "God Is Dead?"
Track from: "13"
*DREAM THEATER - "The Enemy Inside"
Track from: "Dream Theater"
Label: Roadrunner Records
*KILLSWITCH & GAYS - "In Due Time"
Track from: "Disarm The Descent"
Label: Roadrunner Records
*VOLBEAT feat. King Diamond - "Room 24"
Track from: "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies"
Label: Republic Records
BLACK SABBATH's "God Is Dead?" also picked up a nomination in the "Best Rock Song" category. In addition, the band's comeback CD, "13", earned a nod for "Best Rock Album", alongside LED ZEPPELIN's "Celebration Day" and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's "Like Clockwork", among others. METALLICA's "Through The Never" received a nomination for "Best Recording Package" and ALICE IN CHAINS' "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" is up for the "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical" award.
Vocalist Andy Pierce (real name: Anders Persson) of Swedish hard rockers NASTY IDOLS died on Thursday, December 5 after suffering a brain hemorrhage at the home of his girlfriend in Denmark. He was 45 years old.
VADER have entered Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland to begin recording their new album for an early 2014 release.
Rectal Smegma has a treat for the fans. With every order from their webshob they throw in eight different bandstickers plus a brand new slightly erotic poster. Check it out through their homepage.
RENTAP, a brand new band including (ex-)members of Pestilence, The Devils Blood, Exivious, The New Dominion, Bandito and Catographer have released their first music video -for the brand new single 'Insane'- Tuesday October 1st. The band brings a surprising mix of catchy rock and gut-wrenching metal riffs, fronted by the stunning Phi Nix on vocals. The EP Summoning the Sun, featuring a guest solo by Bart Hennephof from Textures, takes you from anthem-like choruses to relaxing bridge-sections back to bluesy rockriffs, while PhiNixs lyrics are philosophical and straight from the heart. RENTAP has played their try-out shows through September, and have been received well by audiences and critics alike. The band has since begun booking a release-tour and will be coming to a venue near you soon Dont miss out! For a preview, you can check out their first single Come Through the Fire and their video Insane on YouTube and Bandcamp. The EP has been released on the 23rd of November.
MARTY FRIEDMAN, whose groundbreaking work with Megadeth, Cacophony and as a solo artist has influenced legions of players around the globe, is currently putting the finishing touches on a new studio album, "Inferno." Tentatively set for a spring release, the album, FRIEDMAN's first original material in four years, and his first album in more than a decade that will be released simultaneously worldwide, will feature what FRIEDMAN feels is the heaviest, most intense playing of his career. A one-minute teaser can be heard below:
METALLICA have announced all 15 shows on their upcoming Metallica By Request tour of Europe. Check out the complete itinerary below. As we reported, Metallica previously stated about the tour: "After spending the better part of the last couple of years making our film Through The Never, we are so ready to make another album... it's been far too long! And when we're locked away in the studio, history has dictated that we always need that inspirational break to soak up all the great live Metalli-energy that you guys bring to the gigs. So as we may have done once or twice before (!!), we will be hitting the road this summer, but not just for another "European vacation"... we've added a twist - YOU PICK THE SET LIST!! Metallica By Request dates: May 28 - Kalasatama, Sonisphere - Helsinki, Finland. 30 - Gardet Royal Park, Stockholm Fields - Stockholm, Sweden. June 1 - Valle Holven, Sonisphere - Oslo, Norway. 3 - Horsens Gaol, Jailhouse Rock - Horsens, Denmark. 4 - Imtech Arena, Sonisphere - Hamburg, Germany. 5-8 - Rock Am Ring - Nurburgring, Germany. 6-9 - Rock Im Park - Nurnberg, Germany. 9 - Pinkpop Festival - Landgraaf, Netherlands. July 1 - Ippodromo Capannelle, Rock in Rome Sonisphere - Rome, Italy. 3 - Rock Werchter - Werchter, Belgium. 4 - St. Jakob-Park Basel, Sonisphere - Basel, Switzerland. 6 - Sonisphere Knebworth - Stevenage, England. 8 - Aerodrome Festival - Prague, Czech Republic. 9 - Krieau Rocks - Vienna, Austria. 11 - National Stadium, Sonisphere - Warsaw, Poland.
METALLICA will not reprise their two-day ORION MUSIC + MORE FESTIVAL in Detroit next year, a spokeswoman for promoter C3 Presents has confirmed. The festival will be taking a year off, as Metallica is touring Europe in early June, the time period the festival was held the last two years. The fest may return in 2015, C3's spokeswoman said, although it is unclear whether it will return to Detroit. This year's fest was held June 8th and 9th on Belle Isle and attracted an estimated 20,000 fans a day. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS headlined the first night and Metallica closed out the fest the second, after playing a secret set under the alias DEHAAN on the first day. DEFTONES, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, RISE AGAINST, DROPKICK MURPHYS and more also played the festival. The festival came to Detroit this year after debuting in Atlantic City in 2012.
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's leading maker of real pinball games, today announced the availability of the AC/DC LUCI PREMIUM PINBALL MACHINE. Based on Steve Ritchie's hit design, the latest addition to the AC/DC pinball lineup features an entirely new original artwork package that captures the titillating rock and roll spirit of AC/DC and AC/DC pinball. "Players will rock with Luci to twelve classic AC/DC hits including 'Back In Black', 'Highway To Hell' and 'You Shook Me All Night Long'. Other exciting game features include a lower playfield, ball-shooting cannon, drop targets, a mechanized Hell's Bell and animations of the band. This decidedly edgy tribute to one of rock and roll's most memorable bands pushes the visual and auditory limits with its style, sound and infectious riffs."
SILENT FORCE will release their new album, Rising From Ashes, on December 13th via AFM Records.
Former IRON MAIDEN singer PAUL DI'ANNO has issued the following announcement: "For anyone who doesn't already know - I am retiring. But, there are still have a bunch of shows to do, that could not physically be placed into 2013 - even though I was contracted to do them during that period. So there's those shows (here and there) mostly in far off places, that I'll keep my word to perform at. In the mean time - here are the 11 remaining shows for this year (making a total of 101 shows in 2013). Hope to see many of you metal heads at some of them." Paul Di'Anno live: December 6 - Sea Legend - Napoli, Italy. 7 - Club House Indian Bikers MC - Salice Nuovo, Foggia, Italy. 8 - Locanda Atlantide - Rome, Italy. 12 - Black Horse - Como, Italy. 13 - Blogos, Casalecchio di Reno - Bologna, Italy. 14 - Fuori Orario - Reggio Emilia, Italy. 15 - Wanted Rock Club - Grantorto, (PD) Italy. 18 - Katalin - Uppsala, Sweden. 19 - Harry B James - Stockholm, Sweden. 20 - No Name MC - Strangnas, Sweden. 21 - Bankiren- Vasteras, Sweden.
MANOWAR has announced their first show ever in Israel, for the Kings Of Metal MMXIV World Tour, on Wednesday, May 21st at Hangar 11 in Tel Aviv. "We are very excited to finally come to Israel. Our fans in Israel have always been incredibly supportive and finally we can reward their patience. We have countless stories of Israeli fans that traveled to our shows all over the world and always told us how much they would like to have MANOWAR come play in their country. We promise an unforgettable show packed with their favorite hymns!", said Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio.
Universal Records announced the release of a very special RIANBOW box set. It is entitled The Singles Box Set 1975-1986 and includes 19 Discs of Rainbows Best Work (release date February 3rd 2014. As one of the cornerstones of British Rock, Rainbow, led by the never-predictable but ever-astonishing guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, became synonymous with some of the most well regarded and popular charting Rock songs of the seventies and eighties. From the mystic and quasi-religious Man On A Silver Mountain to the solid gold anthems of All Night Long, Long Live Rock N Roll and Since You Been Gone, each year in the decade of Rainbow was marked by some of the best songs and performances captured both on record and in-concert. The box set gathers all of the bands classic singles from the era in replicas of the original release, alongside a book featuring details on each of the titles. Passing through the band were some of the best the genre had to offer. Vocalists Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet, bass player and producer Roger Glover and drummer Cozy Powell, each brought their individual talent to the table to record some of Rocks best loved hard rock on those timeless singles.
CD ONE: 1. Man On The Silver Mountain (7 Edit) / 2. Snake Charmer * CD TWO: 1. Still I'm Sad / 2. Temple Of The King * CD THREE: 1. Man On The Silver Mountain / 2. Snake Charmer / 3. If You Don't Like Rock 'N' Roll / 4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves *
CD FOUR: 1. Starstruck / 2. Run With The Wolf * CD FIVE: 1. Kill The King (Live / Edit On Stage) / 2. Man On The Silver Mountain (Live On Stage) / 3. Mistreated (Live / 7 Edit On Stage) * CD SIX: 1. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll / 2. Sensitive to Light * CD SEVEN: 1. LA Connection (7 Edit) / 2. Lady of the Lake * CD EIGHT: 1. Since You Been Gone / 2. Bad Girl * CD NINE: 1. Since You Been Gone / 2. No Time To Lose * CD TEN: 1. All Night Long / 2. Weiss Heim * CD ELEVEN: 1. I Surrender / 2. Vielleicht Das Nchster Zeit (Maybe Next Time) * CD TWELVE: 1. Difficult To Cure / 2. Can't Happen Here (7 Edit) / 3. Jealous Lover * CD THIRTEEN: 1. Magic / 2. Freedom Fighter * CD FOURTEEN: 1. Cant Happen Here (7 Edit) / 2. Jealous Lover * CD FIFTEEN: 1. Stone Cold / 2. Rock Fever * CD SIXTEEN: 1. Death Alley Driver / 2. Tite Squeeze * CD SEVENTEEN: 1. Street Of Dreams / 2. Anybody There / 3. Power (Live at the Convention Center, San Antonio) * CD EIGHTEEN: 1. Can't Let You Go (7 Edit) / 2. All Night Long (Live at David's Hall, Cardiff) / 3. Stranded (Live at David's Hall, Cardiff) * CD NINETEEN: 1. Bad Girl / 2. Spotlight Kid (Live at Budokan, Tokyo) / 3. Man On The Silver Mountain (Live)
Bear Claw Tavern, the new video from Scythia, can be seen here. Bear Claw Tavern is the first single from Scythia's upcoming melodic, power/folk fusion record, Of Conquest. The album, which also includes progressive and death metal influences, is engineered/produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany, with co-production by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb Of God, Fear Factory). The album is mixed by Nino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mastering credits go to Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani, Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland. Of Conquest is set to arrive in early 2014.
Indian will release their long-awaited fifth full-length album, From All Purity, via Relapse Records on CD/LP/digital in North America on January 21, 2014, Germany/Benelux/Finland on January 17, and in the rest of the world on January 20. The effort was recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios in Chicago with engineer/co-producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Yob, Samothrace).
Max Cavalera entered the studio yesterday (Wednesday, December 4) with producer John Gray (Soulfly's Primitive and Dark Ages albums; Ministry) to write and record the music for ESPN's World Cup 2014 coverage.
Throwdown will release its new album, Intolerance, on January 21, 2014 via eOne Music. The follow-up to 2009's Deathless was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa Mesa, California with rising producer Davey Warsop and mixed at Planet Z.
The official lyric video for Triumph And Power, the title track of the seventh album from Grand Magus, can be seen below. Triumph And Power will be released on January 31, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to last year's The Hunt was recorded with producer Nico Elgstrand and engineer Staffan Karlsson (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars) at Studio Sweetspot in Halmstad.
Mayan will release its sophomore album, Antagonise, on January 31, 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. The 11-song CD, which was recorded at Sandlane studio with producer Joost Van Der Broek (Revamp, Stream Of Passion), features guest appearances by Floor Jansen (Nightwish, Revamp), Marcela Bovio (Stream Of Passion) and the Greek virtuozo violinist Dimitris Katsoulis. The second trailer for Antagonise can be seen below.
Candlemass are to perform their Ancients Dreams album in its entirety at Mikael kerfeldt's (Opeth) 2014 curated Roadburn event on Friday, April 11 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
A teaser for Inception, the new video from The Unguided can be seen here. The track will be made available as a digital single in North America on January 21 and December 20 in the rest of the world. The Unguided's new album, Fragile Immortality, will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:
Jan. 31 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Benelux
Feb. 05 - Spain, Sweden, Norway
Feb. 03 - Rest Of Europe
Feb. 11 - USA/Canada
Khaoz has released a new single, Sodium Amytal, on Bandcamp, SoundCloud and YouTube. The track is taken from the group's second full-length album, I, Creator of Damnation, which will be made available in January 2014.
Moribund Records has set a January 21, 2014 release date for Apostolum's second album, Winds Of Disillusion.
SKINDRED, Welsh "ragga metal" act feat. ex-Dub War vocalist Benji Webbe in its ranks, will release its new album, Kill The Power, in January 2014 via Napalm Records. The video for the title track can be viewed below. http://www.skindred.net/
KURAI, the new project featuring guitarist/vocalist Scott "SVH" Von Heldt, MUDVAYNE bassist Ryan Martinie and drummer Abel Vallejo (long-time KORN drum tech), will release its debut EP, Breaking The Broken, on December 17 on their own Sonic Velocity label. The official lyric video for the title track can be viewed at this location. http://kuraiband.wix.com/kuraiband
GHOSTs new covers EP, If You Have Ghost (which was released on November 19 via Loma Vista Recordings), sold around 5.000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 87 on The Billboard 200 chart.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCHs The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Vol. 2 (which was releaed on November 19 via Eleven Seven Music), sold 77.000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart. http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/
Ulterium Records will release of a limited 12-inch vinyl edition of Rob Rocks classic 2000 album, Rage Of Creation, on December 20. The edition includes an insert with lyrics as well as brand new liner notes and album history written by Rob Rock. The edition is strictly limited to 300 copies and features new artwork by Felipe Machado Franco (BLIND GUARDIAN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, THEOCRACY). The LP is available for pre-ordering at the this location. http://www.robrock.com/
BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by legendary rapper Ice-T, is currently recording its new album, Manslaughter, for a 2014 release via Sumerian Records. http://icet.com/
HATE ETERNAL bassist J.J. HRUBOVCAK has just self-released the Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics, a twistedly unholy rendition of some of the season's darkest hymns.http://www.liquidenergy.net/
KVELERTAK played their song "Kvelertak" on a rooftop as part of last weeks P3 Gull Awards in Oslo, Norway. Watch the performance below.