MIKE PORTNOY: I See Sensational Headlines On Certain Web Sites That Misrepresent What I’m Doing

MIKE PORTNOY: I See Sensational Headlines On Certain Web Sites That Misrepresent What I’m Doing

Drummer Mike Portnoy spoke to AOL‘s Noisecreep earlier this week about his roller coaster life in the nine months since he left DREAM THEATER, the band he co-founded and led for 25 years. “The thing that breaks my heart,” stated Portnoy, “is that some of the fans rely more on what’s reported about me than what I’m actually saying at the moment. I see all these sensational headlines on certain web sites that misrepresent what I’m doing, and there are fans that react to that…

In Flames new album ”Sounds Of a Playground Fading” is now released all over the world! #1 in Germany!

In Flames new album ”Sounds Of a Playground Fading” is now released all over the world! #1 in Germany!

In Flames new album ”Sounds Of a Playground Fading” is now released all over the world and today we can reveal that the album entered the official German album charts at NUMBER ONE!!!! ”This is absolutely amazing!!! We know that we’ve made a good album and of course hoped for the best but this is beyond our expectations! Amazing! Thanks to everyone at Century Media in Germany who has been working really hard to achieve this and thanks to all the people, our fans, out…

LOCK UP: Audio Samples Of Entire ‘Necropolis Transparent’ Album Available

LOCK UP: Audio Samples Of Entire ‘Necropolis Transparent’ Album Available

Extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP will release its new album, “Necropolis Transparent”, on July 1 in Europe and July 12 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in November-December 2010 at HVR Studios in Ipswich, United Kingdom and was mixed in January. A 10-minute YouTube clip containing audio samples from “Necropolis Transparent” can be found below. “Necropolis Transparent” will feature guest appearances by HYPOCRISY/PAIN mainman (and one-time LOCK UP vocalist) Peter Tägtgren along with Jeff Walker (CARCASS, BRUJERIA). Commented LOCK UP…

New WITCHMASTER Song Posted Online

Polish kings of Satanic metal slaughter WITCHMASTER have finished recording four new tracks, to be released later in the year under the working title of “Smierc” (Polish for “death”). The band states, “Expect nothing but raw, old-school metal in the traditional WITCHMASTER style.” One of the new songs can be heard in the YouTube clip below. WITCHMASTER 2011 is: Reyash – Bass Guitar/Vomit Bastis- Vomit Kali – Guitar/Vomit Bastek – Coffins WITCHMASTER will embark on a tour with BULLDOZER, AZARATH and DEUS MORTEM in September.…

TRIVIUM: 30-Second Sample Of New Song Available

TRIVIUM: 30-Second Sample Of New Song Available

A 30-second sample of a new TRIVIUM song called “Dusk Dismantled” can be heard in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band’s new album, “In Waves”, which will be released on August 9 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2008′s “Shogun” was recorded primarily at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, Florida (with only the drums having been tracked at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida) with the production/mixing team of Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, FEAR FACTORY) and…

ALL THAT REMAINS’ New Single ‘Theast Time’ Cracks Active Rock Radio Top 15

ALL THAT REMAINS’ New Single ‘Theast Time’ Cracks Active Rock Radio Top 15

Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS have their fourth consecutive hit single at Active Rock radio. “The Last Time”, the second single off the band’s 2010 album “For We Are Many”, has cracked the Top 15 at Active Rock radio and is currently at #14 on the chart and still climbing. “Hold On”, the first single off “For We Are Many”, spent nearly seven months on the Active Rock charts, three and a half months in the Top 10, eventually peaking at #7. Both singles released…

ARVEN Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

ARVEN Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

German melodic metallers ARVEN have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band’s debut album, “Music Of Light”, will be released on September 23. The 10-song CD features artwork by Jan Yrlund (KORPIKLAANI, STRATOVARIUS, SIRENIA). According to a press release, the members of ARVEN are “professionally educated musicians [who] share one important attitude: a strong passion for melodic metal. A metal band with five females up front, the only male influence is restricted to the drums. “Carina Hanselmann‘s nightingale-like vocals are the priority for this…

MASTODON: ‘Deathbound’ Video Released

MASTODON: ‘Deathbound’ Video Released

Fans can go to this location to download a rare and previously unreleased MASTODON song from the “Crack The Skye” sessions, titled “Deathbound”, as part of the ten-week 2011 “Adult Swim Singles Program.” Also available is an amazing exclusive video for the song, which can be seen below. MASTODON has revealed more songtitles that will appear on band’s new album, “The Hunter”, tentatively due in October. The CD is expected to include the following tracks, among others: * Curl Of The Burl * Dry Bone…

Video Footage Of IWRESTLEDABEARONCE Doing ‘Dumb S**t’

IWRESTLEDABEARONCE — the Shreveport, Louisiana quintet now transplanted to Los Angeles, California — has posted a new webisode featuring footage of the band “play[ing] shows, do[ing] dumb shit, and drink[ing] with DANCE GAVIN DANCE, JUST LIKE VINYL, IN FEAR AND FAITH, CLOSE TO HOME and [DJ] Big Chocolate.” Check it out below. IWRESTLEDABEARONCE‘s new album, “Ruining It For Everybody”, is scheduled for release on July 26 via Century Media Records. Look for IWRESTLEDABEARONCE to take their one-of-a-kind, fearless live show on the road again starting…

AUGUST BURNS RED Frontman Interviewed By ‘Inside Heavy’ (Audio)

AUGUST BURNS RED Frontman Interviewed By ‘Inside Heavy’ (Audio)

Inside Heavy recently conducted an interview with vocalist Jake Luhrs of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Christian metalcore quintet AUGUST BURNS RED. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. AUGUST BURNS RED‘s fourth album, “Leveler”, was released on June 21 via Sollid State Records. The effort was made available in both regular and deluxe editions — a first for the band. For “Leveler”, AUGUST BURNS RED re-teamed with producer Jason Suecof, the man behind the board on the band’s previous CD, 2009′s…

Multinational Heavy Metallers POWERWOLF release video trailer for ‘We Drink Your Blood’!

Multinational Heavy Metallers POWERWOLF release video trailer for ‘We Drink Your Blood’!

Multinational Heavy Metal warlords POWERWOLF recently finished shooting a video clip for the song We Drink Your Blood from their upcoming album Blood Of The Saints! According to their sacral image and the concept of Blood Of The Saints, POWERWOLF shot the video in an ancient monastery church. “Shooting the video in such a special and atmospheric place was incredible”, comments organist Falk Maria Schlegel. “The combination of the sacral interior of the church, including altar, confessional box and a church organ with a lot…

SEBASTIAN BACH To Film Two New Videos Today

SEBASTIAN BACH (Photo credit: Gabriel Goldberg) Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach will film two new video videos on Tuesday, June 28 in Hollywood, California with director Devin DeHaven of Fortress Entertainment (PAPA ROACH, WHITESNAKE, METHOD MAN, TALIB KWELI). Bach says, “We are actually going to have three videos, but one of them is mainly live in concert. So, we shoot two concept videos tomorrow and then run through the third song to intersperse the live footage with studio video footage.” He added, “It’s gonna…