EVERGREY Signs With AFM RECORDS

EVERGREY Signs With AFM RECORDS

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have inked a deal with AFM Records. The band, led by frontman Tom S. Englund, is currently working on a brand new studio album, to be released later this year. Englund checks in from Division Two Studios, Sweden: “I am sitting here in what feels like the black heart of distorted guitars and heavy drums trying to sort what material to be chosen for the new EVERGREY album that will be brought to you by our new record label AFM! “While the…

CRADLE OF FILTH To Utilize Two Session Guitarists For European Tour With BEHEMOTH

CRADLE OF FILTH To Utilize Two Session Guitarists For European Tour With BEHEMOTH

Guitarists Paul Allender and James McIllroy of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH will both sit out the band’s European co-headlining tour with BEHEMOTH due to “hugely important family matters” and “serious neck surgery,” respectively. Filling in for them will be Ashok of Czech groups ROOT and INNER FEAR and Richard Shaw of English acts EMPEROR CHUNG and NG26. Comments CRADLE OF FILTH vocalist Dani “Filth” Davey: “It is with considerable amount of sadness and some awful twist of fate that we announce the absence…

Video: ANTHRAX’s CHARLIE BENANTE Plays LED ZEPPELIN At ‘Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014′

Video: ANTHRAX’s CHARLIE BENANTE Plays LED ZEPPELIN At ‘Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014′

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante performing during the Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014 “The Ultimate Celebration To The Ultimate Drummer – John Henry Bonham Of Led Zeppelin” on Thursday, January 23 at The Observatory, in Santa Ana, California can be seen below. “Bonzo Bash” is the “celebration show” that John Bonham freak/worshipper/drum lifer Brian Thomas Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, OZZY OSBOURNE, BILLY IDOL) put together to pay tribute to the one and only drummer he has never stopped listening to and being inspired…

MÖTLEY CRÜE’s VINCE NEIL Featured On Cover Of FOOD & BEVERAGE MAGAZINE

MÖTLEY CRÜE’s VINCE NEIL Featured On Cover Of FOOD & BEVERAGE MAGAZINE

Vince Neil, the lead singer of the legendary rock and roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE, is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Food Beverage Magazine. He joins an elite group of others who appeared on the cover of Food Beverage such as Cee Lo Green, Pamela Anderson, Robert DeNiro, Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse.Vince has created the Tatuado brand which consists of spirits, vodka, tequila, rum, and his dynamic portfolio of restaurants. Neil‘s cover story in the print edition…

EPICA Completes Recording Sixth Album

EPICA Completes Recording Sixth Album

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA have finished recording their sixth album for a spring release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to “Requiem For The Indifferent” was produced by Joost Van Den Broek (the former AFTER FOREVER and AYREON keyboard player who has previously worked with REVAMP and STREAM OF PASSION). Says EPICA: “We had an awesome time at the Sandlane recording facilities together with Joost Van Den Broek and we can’t wait for you guys to hear the final results!” The band will return to…

AMORAL To Perform Entire New Album At Special Helsinki Concert

AMORAL To Perform Entire New Album At Special Helsinki Concert

Finnish metallers AMORAL will celebrate the release of their new album, “Fallen Leaves Dead Sparrows”, by playing a special show at Virgin Oil Co. in Helsinki on February 28. The concert — the band’s first in almost a year — will see the group perform the entire new CD in sequence, followed by a set of songs from AMORAL‘s decade-long career. “We got the itch to try and play the whole new album through live pretty soon after completing it,” says AMORAL guitarist Ben Varon.…

JORN: Three Different Versions Of ‘Overload’ Video Released

JORN: Three Different Versions Of ‘Overload’ Video Released

Three different edits of the “Overload” video from JORN, the hard rock band fronted by powerhouse Norwegian singer Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, ARK), can be seen below. Says Lande: “At the time, we didn’t see these videos as official music videos, since they were all based on live footage and live images. We thought they would be more suitable as bonus material in connection with a planned future compilation or as something extra on the next studio album.  “The original plan was to put together one…

Video: All-Female MÖTLEY CRÜE Tribute Band GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Performs In New York City

Video: All-Female MÖTLEY CRÜE Tribute Band GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Performs In New York City

Fan-filmed video footage of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, the world’s first all-girl tribute to MÖTLEY CRÜE, performing on January 4 at The Bowery Ballroom in New York City can be seen below. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS hails from New York City and has taken the world by storm since its breakout performance at a New Jersey strip club in 2007. The band consists of four dynamic women whose energies explode when hitting the stage. Blonde heartthrob and frontwoman Vixen Neil charms and captivates audiences with her fierce…

EVANESCENCE Singer AMY LEE Sues Longtime Record Label WIND-UP

EVANESCENCE Singer AMY LEE Sues Longtime Record Label WIND-UP

According to TMZ.com, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has filed a lawsuit against her longtime record company Wind-Up, claiming the label attempted to sabotage the band by appointing under-qualified promoters who lacked useful ideas. Lee is reportedly seeking $1.5 million in unpaid royalties from the record label as part of her suit. March 4, 2013 marked the 10-year anniversary of the release of “Fallen”, the major label debut by EVANESCENCE that became a monster, multi-platinum hit for the Lee-fronted rock band. According to The Pulse Of…

CHTHONIC In Paris: Orient-Extrême Video Report

CHTHONIC In Paris: Orient-Extrême Video Report

Orient-Extrême has uploaded a video report on CHTHONIC‘s November 15 concert in Paris, France as the support act for SATYRICON. The two-minute clip, which includes a short interview with CHTHONIC bassist Doris Yeh, can be seen below. CHTHONIC‘s seventh album, “Bú-Tik”, was released in North America via Spinefarm Records in the U.S. digitally on June 18 and on CD on June 25. The effort was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtsson, who also worked on 2011′s critically lauded “Takasago Army” full-length. With…

DEF LEPPARD To Enter Studio In February

DEF LEPPARD To Enter Studio In February

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen tells Artisan News that the band will enter the studio on February 1 to begin work on the follow-up to 2008′s “Songs From The Sparkle Lounge”. “I saw Joe [Elliott, vocals], Vivian [Campbell, guitar] and Rick [Allen, drums] on Rick‘s birthday out here on November 1,” he said (see video below). “And we were discussing and we were all excited and buzzing about new material. I can’t even remember the last time we were like that about that stuff. ‘Cause…

FORTID: ‘Pagan Prophecies’ Video Released

FORTID: ‘Pagan Prophecies’ Video Released

Extreme pagan metallers FORTID are celebrating the start of 2014 with the release of a video for the title track from their 2012 album “Pagan Prophecies”. The clip was filmed and edited by Hannu Mikola of Visual Vortex and includes footage of the band performing live during their 2013 tour of Finland, as well as a series of images that point to the doom of mankind. Mikola accompanied the band throughout the tour and filmed their performance of the song each night. FORTID was originally…