SLIPKNOT: ‘Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses’ Double Clear Vinyl Reissue Set For ‘Record Store Day’

SLIPKNOT: ‘Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses’ Double Clear Vinyl Reissue Set For ‘Record Store Day’

A double clear vinyl reissue of SLIPKNOT‘s “Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses”, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year (original street date: May 25, 2004), will be released as part of this year’s Record Store Day on April 19. Produced by Rick Rubin, “Vol. 3″ features classic SLIPKNOT anthems like “Duality”, “Pulse Of The Maggots”, “Vermilion” and “Before I Forget”, with the latter song winning the band a Grammy for “Best Metal Performance.” Founded in 2007 and officially kicked off in 2008 by METALLICA, Record…

POWERWOLF To Release ‘The History Of Heresy’ Box Set In June

POWERWOLF To Release ‘The History Of Heresy’ Box Set In June

Metal Blade Records has announced three POWERWOLF releases for June 24. First off, there will be “The History Of Heresy”, a massive box set containing two CDs and one DVD and then some. The box set includes: * Special sized hardcover box with embossment, faint laminated * 112-page hardcover book with liner notes, retrospective, tour and studio reports, all written by the band members. Loads of previously unpublished photos * Three coversleeves * “Lupus Dei” CD including five live bonustracks * “Return In Bloodred” CD…

IN FLAMES: ‘Siren Charms’ Cover Artwork Unveiled

IN FLAMES: ‘Siren Charms’ Cover Artwork Unveiled

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have set “Siren Charms” as the title of their eleventh album, due in September via Epic. The CD was recorded at Hansa Studios (DAVID BOWIE, DEPECHE MODE, U2) in Berlin, Germany. The “Siren Charms” cover artwork can be seen below. Photos from the studio — courtesy of the German magazine Metal Hammer — available at Metal-Hammer.de. IN FLAMES lead singer, Anders Fridén recently stated about working at the legendary facility where such milestones as David Bowie‘s “Heroes” and Iggy Pop‘s “Lust…

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s ‘Catacombs Of The Black Vatican’ Cracks U.S. Top 5

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s ‘Catacombs Of The Black Vatican’ Cracks U.S. Top 5

The new BLACK LABEL SOCIETY studio album, “Catacombs Of The Black Vatican”, sold around 26,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous studio CD, “Order Of The Black”, opened with around 33,000 units to enter the chart at No. 4. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s 2006 album, “Shot to Hell”, registered a first-week tally of 32,000 to land at No. 21. This was less than the 45,000 copies shifted…

HELLYEAH Taps Former MAGNA-FI And FRANKY PEREZ & THE TRUTH Guitarist CHRISTIAN BRADY

HELLYEAH Taps Former MAGNA-FI And FRANKY PEREZ & THE TRUTH Guitarist CHRISTIAN BRADY

HELLYEAH has recruited Christian Brady as its new touring guitarist following the recent departure of Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE). A former member of MAGNA-FI and FRANKY PEREZ THE TRUTH, Brady met HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott in Las Vegas, where Christian has been living and playing in bands for a while. Fan-filmed video footage of HELLYEAH performing on April 13 in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada as the support act for AVENGED SEVENFOLD can be seen below. HELLYEAH‘s fourth studio album, “Blood For Blood”, will be…

KORN Members Comment On Former Touring Guitarist SHANE GIBSON’s Passing

KORN Members Comment On Former Touring Guitarist SHANE GIBSON’s Passing

Former KORN touring guitarist Shane Gibson died Tuesday, April 15 as a result of complications from a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old.Gibson was most recently a member of STORK, the project featuring super drummer Thomas Lang (PAUL GILBERT), lead singer VK Lynne (VITA NOVA, Eve’s Apple) and bassist Kelly LeMieux (BUCKCHERRY, GOLDFINGER). KORN has released the following statement regarding Gibson‘s passing: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shane Gibson‘s friends, fans and family following the passing of our dear friend. “Shane…

JOE SATRIANI: Techno Mix Of ‘Until We Say Goodbye’ Available For Streaming

JOE SATRIANI: Techno Mix Of ‘Until We Say Goodbye’ Available For Streaming

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release “Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings”, a 15-CD library box housing the rock guitar virtuoso’s most comprehensive anthology ever, on Tuesday, April 22. “Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings” will also be available as a collectible limited-edition USB drive exclusively on Satriani.com. Ahead of the release, Grammy.com has a first listen to the remastered techno mix of the ballad “Until We Say Goodbye”. The original version of the track was featured on 2000′s “Engines…

JEFF ‘MANTAS’ DUNN: ‘There Will Be No Reunion Of Original Lineup’ Of VENOM

JEFF ‘MANTAS’ DUNN: ‘There Will Be No Reunion Of Original Lineup’ Of VENOM

Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, original guitarist of the pioneering British “black metal” band VENOM, has released the following statement: “I wish to make an official statement regarding the rumours and speculation of a reunion of the original lineup of VENOM. “First of all, I will say that this is not meant to generate a ton of responses or discussions, especially from some who think they know the facts but in reality make their own misinformed assumptions. “I have read so many, and quite honestly some bitter,…

MITCH HARRIS Says Half Of Next NAPALM DEATH Album Has Already Been Recorded

MITCH HARRIS Says Half Of Next NAPALM DEATH Album Has Already Been Recorded

David E. Gehlke of DeadRhetoric.com recently conducted an interview with NAPALM DEATH guitarist and MENACE mainman Mitch Harris. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. DeadRhetoric.com: In some form or another, you’ve been active in the extreme metal scene for 25 years. Did you think you’d last this long? Harris: Did anyone think we’d last this long? When I first moved to the U.K., I knew it was a time bomb waiting to explode with certain personalities in the band. Once they left, we…

AC/DC ‘Insiders’ Refute Retirement Rumors

AC/DC ‘Insiders’ Refute Retirement Rumors

According to Billboard.com, AC/DC “insiders” have shot down as false the rumor that the band is on the verge of announcing its retirement due to one member’s — presumably guitarist Malcolm Young‘s — serious illness. The source of the original retirement rumor was an e-mail sent to Perth radio station 6PR from an anonymous tipster using the handle Thunderstruck. The station subsequently spread the word, setting off a flurry of reports first throughout Australia and then worldwide. It should be noted, however, that the group’s…

DAVID LEE ROTH Hints At ‘Secret’ VAN HALEN Project

DAVID LEE ROTH Hints At ‘Secret’ VAN HALEN Project

According to The Pulse Of Radio, VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth has said in the latest installment of his web series, “The Roth Show”, that the band is working on some kind of “secret’ project. Roth said on the show, “Doing some catching up here, a little bit of a scrapbook. We’ve been doing a lot of traveling. [I've been] working on a great VAN HALEN project — can’t announce anything or I’d have to come find you and swear you to secrecy.” VAN…

SLIPKNOT Rumored To Have Recruited Former MADBALL And AGAINST ME! Drummer JAY WEINBERG

SLIPKNOT Rumored To Have Recruited Former MADBALL And AGAINST ME! Drummer JAY WEINBERG

SLIPKNOT is rumored to have recruited former MADBALL and AGAINST ME! drummer Jay Weinberg to assist them during the sessions for the band’s new studio album following last year’s departure of Joey Jordison. Weinberg — the 23-year-old son of Max Weinberg (BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND) — was most recently a member of AGAINST ME!, having played with the Florida-based act from November 2010 until December 2012. Weinberg joined AGAINST ME! shortly after he was ousted from MADBALL and following the departure of…