TRISTANIA Singer To Guest On EX DEO Album

TRISTANIA Singer To Guest On EX DEO Album

Italian singer Mariangela “Mary” Demurtas of Norway’s TRISTANIA will make a guest appearance on “Caligvla”, the sophomore album from KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono‘s Ancient Roman-themed arsenal EX DEO. According to Iacono, “every invited guest on this album will have Roman or Greek descent.” Iacono recently completed laying down vocals for “Caligvla”. He says, “It wasn’t without any hard work, blood and sweat and also close to a fainting spell after one of the hardest-longest screams I ever made. Ten days of vocal tracking, some of…

MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN Talk UNISONIC In New Video Interview

MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN Talk UNISONIC In New Video Interview

RockNLive.org recently conducted an interview with former HELLOWEEN and current UNISONIC members Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen. You can now watch the chat below. In addition to Kiske and Hansen, UNISONIC features in its ranks Dennis Ward (bass) and Kosta Zafiriou (drums) of Germany’s PINK CREAM 69 and Swiss guitarist Mandy Meyer (who has previously played with ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS). The self-titled debut album from UNISONIC will be released on March 30 (nine days earlier in Japan) via earMUSIC/Edel. The effort will be made…

ICED EARTH: Second North American Tour Webisode Available

ICED EARTH: Second North American Tour Webisode Available

The second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from ICED EARTH‘s North American leg of the 2012 “World Dystopia Tour”can be seen below. ICED EARTH‘s video for the song “Anthem” was filmed on December 7, 2011 at Essigfabrik in Cologne, Germany. “We had a blast making that video,” said guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer. “I think the fans can see it on our faces. ‘Anthem’ captures the energy of our live shows, as well as the fun we’re having together as a band.” Produced and…

INTO ETERNITY Performs Live For First Time With New Touring Singer AMANDA KIERNAN

INTO ETERNITY Performs Live For First Time With New Touring Singer AMANDA KIERNAN

Regina, Saskatchewan-based Canadian extreme progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY recently tapped Amanda Kiernan of the Edmonton, Alberta-based metal band THE ORDER OF CHAOS as their new touring vocalist. Kiernan takes over from Stu Block, who was hired away last year by American metallers ICED EARTH, leaving INTO ETERNITY without a full-time singer. Kiernan made her live debut with INTO ETERNITY on February 24 at the 11th edition of the Manitoba Metalfest at The Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be…

CHILDREN OF BODOM’s Austin Signing Session; Video Footage, Photos Available

CHILDREN OF BODOM’s Austin Signing Session; Video Footage, Photos Available

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM took part in a signing session Austin Bazaar in Austin, Texas on February 21 prior to their headlining concert later that night at Emo’s. Video footage of their appearance can be seen below. Check out photos at this location. CHILDREN OF BODOM is scheduled to commence the songwriting sessions for its next album late spring, according to Henkka. Speaking to Plug’d In Magazine, Henkka stated about CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s plans for the immediate future, “We’ll [complete the current North American]…

PHIL LEWIS-Fronted L.A. GUNS Completes Recording New Album

PHIL LEWIS-Fronted L.A. GUNS Completes Recording New Album

L.A. GUNS — featuring Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades and Scotty Griffin — recently entered the studio with legendary producer, and old friend, Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, THE ROLLING STONES, CINDERELLA, VAN HALEN, as well as the last three L.A. GUNS albums) to begin recording its new album for a late 2012 release via Cleopatra Records. According to a posting on the band’s Facebook page, “The album’s all recorded and we start mixing on Monday. It sounds amazing 15 new original songs and one…

MÖTLEY CRÜE Recording New Song

MÖTLEY CRÜE Recording New Song

MÖTLEY CRÜE has entered drummer Tommy Lee‘s studio called The Atrium in Calabasas, California to begin recording a new song that will be released to coincide with the band’s upcoming summer tour. Commented MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx: “[The new music is] sounding snarky, nasty and just fucking cool.” A photo from the studio sessions can be seen below. MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s latest studio album, “Saints of Los Angeles”, sold 99,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release. The CD was CRÜE‘s…

SLAVES ON DOPE: ‘Pork Sword’ Video Released

SLAVES ON DOPE: ‘Pork Sword’ Video Released

“Pork Sword”, the new video from reformed Montreal, Quebec, Canada rockers SLAVES ON DOPE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s new album, “Over The Influence”, which will be released on February 28 via THC: Music/Rocket Science Ventures. The CD, which was produced and mixed by Kevin Jardine, features a guest appearance by Jonathan Cabana, lead singer of Quebec deathcore band BLIND WITNESS, on the track “Dear Enemies”. SLAVES ON DOPE will launch “Over The Influence” with a free show at Foufounes…

LEMMY Says MOTÖRHEAD Will Take Part In This Summer’s ‘Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival’

LEMMY Says MOTÖRHEAD Will Take Part In This Summer’s ‘Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival’

MOTÖRHEAD founder, bassist and principal songwriter Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister has confirmed to Kevin and Ian from the “Metal Shop” show, which airs on the 99.9 KISW radio station in Seattle, Washington, that MOTÖRHEAD will take part in this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (see video below). The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will make a 26-date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30 at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. The headlining slot on the main stage will be occupied by…

ADRENALINE MOB: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

ADRENALINE MOB: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

“Feelin’ Me” and “Angel Sky”, two new songs from ADRENALINE MOB — the band featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen and guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP) — can be streamed on the group’s Facebook page. Both tracks come off the group’s debut album, “Omertá”, which will be released in Europe on March 19 in Europe via Century Media Records. The CD will be made available in the U.S. on March 13 through the newly formed Elm City…

LULLACRY: Fourth ‘Where Angels Fear’ Teaser Video

LULLACRY: Fourth ‘Where Angels Fear’ Teaser Video

The fourth video teaser for “Where Angels Fear”, the long-awaited fifth album from the Finnish female-fronted heavy rock outfit LULLACRY, can be seen below. Due on March 7 in Finland through the band’s own label, OUTO Recordings, the CD — which marks the first LULLACRY release since 2005′s “Vol. 4″ — was produced by Mikko Herranen (ex-vocalist for MISERY, INC.), who also sings a duet with LULLACRY vocalist Tanja Lainio in the track “Feel My Revenge”. The album was mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers…

MALFEITOR Completes Recording New Album

MALFEITOR Completes Recording New Album

Swedish death metallers MALFEITOR have completed recording their new album, “Dum Morior Orior”, for a spring release via Hellthrasher Productions (with the vinyl version to be made available through Chaos Records). The CD will feature the following track listing: 01. Conversation In Minor 02. Exile From Sanity 03. To Hell, Farewell 04. When Last Breath Fades 05. Scenes From a Slaughterhouse 06. Rolling With Corpses 07. Death, The Dead And Me 08. Beyond The Horrorizon 09. Psychosis 10. And The Sky Turned To Rage 11.…