SMASHING PUMPKINS Sign Artist Services Deal With BMG

SMASHING PUMPKINS Sign Artist Services Deal With BMG

SMASHING PUMPKINS announced Tuesday, March 25 via the band’s social networks that they’ve signed an Artist Services deal with BMG. Via Martha’s Music/BMG, they will issue two new SMASHING PUMPKINS albums in 2015: “Monuments To An Elegy” and “Day For Night”. The first single is expected to be released by year’s end. The PUMPKINS‘ Billy Corgan says, “For those interested in sound, think: ‘guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars,’ but more so on the epic side of things than say, grossly metallic.” Recording sessions began…

IN FLAMES’ PETER IWERS And BJÖRN GELOTTE To Release ’2112 – A Tale Of Meat And Metal’ Book

IN FLAMES’ PETER IWERS And BJÖRN GELOTTE To Release ’2112 – A Tale Of Meat And Metal’ Book

“2112 – A Tale Of Meat And Metal”, a new book by Peter Iwers and Björn Gelotte of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMES, along with journalist Mattias Lindeblad, will be released on May 30 via Kalla Kulor Förlag. Restaurant 2112 was founded in 2011 by Iwers and Gelotte. The Gothenburg restaurant is named after the RUSH album and has since its opening become a natural venue for domestic and international fans of rock music. 2112 quickly became renowned for its marvelous, award-winning burgers, the…

SHINEDOWN: ‘Through The Ghost’ Video Released

SHINEDOWN: ‘Through The Ghost’ Video Released

SHINEDOWN‘s video for the song “Through The Ghost” can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s fourth album, “Amaryllis”, which came out in 2012. The CD was somewhat of an underperformer for SHINEDOWN, following the platinum-plus sales and chart success of its previous effort, 2010′s “The Sound Of Madness”. SHINEDOWN reportedly entered the studio in January to begin work on its fifth album. Few details on the project are available, but drummer Barry Kerch told The Pulse Of Radio that the band…

BLACK ANVIL To Release ‘Hail Death’ In May

BLACK ANVIL To Release ‘Hail Death’ In May

New York-based black metal crew BLACK ANVIL will release its third full-length album, “Hail Death”, on May 27 via Relapse Records. The CD includes the stunning cover art of Metastazis (BEHEMOTH, ALCEST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER). According to a press release, “Hail Death” is BLACK ANVIL‘s most epic and fully realized album to date. It’s one of those rare releases that not only stays true to the band’s roots but manages to transcend them in a way that works all of their seemingly disparate influences…

GWAR Frontman DAVE BROCKIE’s Death Investigated As Drug-Related

GWAR Frontman DAVE BROCKIE’s Death Investigated As Drug-Related

According to WWBT, the NBC-affiliated television station for Richmond, Virginia, investigators looking into whether the death of GWAR lead singer Dave Brockie may have been drug-related. Law enforcement sources told the station the investigation is leading them to believe Brockie‘s death Sunday is drug-related, but the Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause. The investigation will include a toxicology report, which could take six weeks or more. Foul play is not expected, according to police. Brockie was found dead in his home in Richmond on…

Original KISS Guitarist ACE FREHLEY To Release ‘Space Invader’ In June

Original KISS Guitarist ACE FREHLEY To Release ‘Space Invader’ In June

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will release “Space Invader”, his first new solo album in five years, via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) on June 24. The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller‘s “The Joker”. This album is the first release under Frehley‘s new universal deal on eOne Music. Frehley has released an official statement surrounding the exciting news: “Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work…

Video: ANTHRAX, Ex-ACCEPT, MANOWAR, SHINEDOWN Members Perform THE ROLLING STONES Classic On Swedish TV

Video: ANTHRAX, Ex-ACCEPT, MANOWAR, SHINEDOWN Members Perform THE ROLLING STONES Classic On Swedish TV

“Metal All Stars” musicians Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX), Ross “The Boss” Friedman (MANOWAR), Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ex-ACCEPT) and Jasin Todd (SHINEDOWN) took part in an interview and a performance of an acoustic cover version of THE ROLLING STONES classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” during an appearance on this morning’s (Thursday, March 27) edition of the “Nyhetsmorgon” program on Sweden’s TV4 channel. You can now watch the segment below. The “Metal All Stars” played their first-ever show to a sold-out Arena Armeec in Sofia,…

RIVAL SONS Announce New Bassist

RIVAL SONS Announce New Bassist

California blues rockers RIVAL SONS, who recently finished work on their fourth full-length album at LCS Studios in Nashville, have announced the addition of Dave Beste as an official member of the band, taking up position on bass. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Dave Beste moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue music professionally, and has previously performed with the likes of MAROON 5 and ROCCO DELUCA AND THE BURDEN among others. Beste has been touring with RIVAL SONS since last August following the departure…

EDGUY: ‘Sabre & Torch’ Lyric Video Released

EDGUY: ‘Sabre & Torch’ Lyric Video Released

German melodic metallers EDGUY will release their tenth studio album, “Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown”, on April 18 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2011′s “Age Of The Joker”. In addition to the regular CD edition, the effort will also be made available as a limited digibook containing two CDs. Also available will be a strictly limited hardcover earbook collectors’ edition (28.5×28.5cm) containing the two discs, a photographic history with more than 130 photos from the band’s archive, liner notes, touring history, and…

STP, MEGADETH, FEAR FACTORY, MINISTRY, Ex-SLAYER Members To Perform At ‘Rockers Against Trafficking’ Benefit

Veteran photographer Kevin Estrada has shot some of rock’s biggest names over the years — including NIRVANA, KISS, REM and GREEN DAY — and now, he is using his connections in the world of rock for a good cause: helping to raise awareness of human trafficking, by creating the organization Rockers Against Trafficking and scheduling an all-star benefit show on April 11 at Paladino’s in Tarzana, California. “Besides being a photographer, I am a dad — that is my top priority in life,” explains Estrada.…

SABATON: ‘Heroes’ Bonus Tracks To Include Covers Of METALLICA, BATTLE BEAST, RAUBTIER

SABATON: ‘Heroes’ Bonus Tracks To Include Covers Of METALLICA, BATTLE BEAST, RAUBTIER

“Heroes”, the new album from Swedish metallers SABATON, will be released on May 16 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the effort was created by Péter Sallai. A number of bomus tracks will be made available, including cover versions of songs originally written and recorded by METALLICA, BATTLE BEAST and RAUBTIER. METALLICA – “For Whom The Bell Tolls” Says SABATON: “All of us are old fans of METALLICA. The choice of the song was difficult, but we all could agree on that one.…

CELTIC FROST Was Offered $140,000 To Reunite For WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

CELTIC FROST Was Offered $140,000 To Reunite For WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) has revealed to The Quietus that CELTIC FROST turned down a substantial amount of money to reform for an appearance at the world’s biggest heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany. “Two and a half weeks ago, I was actually offered €100,000 (approximately $140,000) for a one-hour show at Wacken as CELTIC FROST — Martin [Eric Ain, original bassist] and me being the main two; they said it…