My dear friends and fans:
“From now on I will follow my own musical path without Xandria…let me thank you with all my heart for the 3 years you have been by my side…be sure: this is not the end, it is just a new beginning…forever yours, Manuela”
Press release from Napalm Records follows:
Breaking news from Germany’s top symphonic metal band Xandria: the five piece is presenting astonishing Dutch talent Dianne van Giersbergen as its new singer.
A two-song EP by Philip Anselmo & The Illegals will be released as a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl disc, initially available at Anselmo’s sold-out, first-ever Housecore Horror Film Festival that kicks off tomorrow, Friday, in Austin, TX. The EP, available in a selection of different colors, will be released on Anselmo’s own Housecore Records and distributed by Scion A/V.) If you’re not attending the Housecore Horror Film Festival this weekend, you can purchase the EP at thehousecorestore.com starting Monday, October 28.
The final day of summer has officially come to an end with the dimming sunset light over the alleyway to the Black Heart in Camden. When entering the pub The first thing noticeable tonight is the sheer number of underground and just signed bands logos on shirts, secondly the large number of equally unknown back and assorted patches.
With the full doom community gathered together with much anticipation in the bubbling atmosphere of the pub itself. When queuing up to enter the tiny venue that has situated some of the most skull crushingly loud gigs of the metal scene, as the talk turns quickly to the sheer loudness and gravity of bands ahead .The line up for the evening had been altered after a sudden announcement causing the London Sludge outfit Slabdragger to pull out of the gig due to band injury. Read the rest of this entry »
Tweet from USA Today: “The album of the week goes to @myMotorhead’s ‘Aftershock.’ usat.ly/1deBkwh”
“In the history of music, there are few true mavericks on the level of the legendary Lemmy, a man who seems to do his own thing without any concern for what anyone else thinks about it. This level of confidence has made MOTÖRHEAD a timeless institution in the world of rock & roll, and on Aftershock, the band’s 21st album, it’s clear they’re not even close to running out of gas.” – AllMusic.com Read the rest of this entry »
Metal Female Voices Fest 2013 took place October 18th – 20th at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. Among the acts performing was former NIGHTWISH vocalist TARJA TURUNEN, who invited current Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) to the stage for a duet on the GARY MOORE classic, ‘Over The Hills And Far Away’. Video footage of the performance can be seen below:
Tarja’s setlist included ‘Anteroom Of Death’, ‘Die Alive’, ‘In For A Kill’, ‘Never Enough’, ‘I Walk Alone’, ‘Mystic Voyage’, ‘Until My Last Breath’, ‘Wish I Had An Angel’ and the previously mentioned ‘Over The Hills And Far Away’ with Floor Jansen.
The revolution is upon us, and KILL DEVIL HILL are unveiling the soundtrack.
Beginning today, KILL DEVIL HILL will partner with a different website each of the next nine days to unveil all the tracks on ‘REVOLUTION RISE’, their new studio album set for release Tuesday, October 29, via Century Media Records.
Click here to visit Metal Insider right now and hear “No Way Out,” the opening track off ‘REVOLUTION RISE’ – and starting tomorrow, visit KILL DEVIL HILL’S Facebook page and click on the music tab to listen to a sequenced playlist, with new tracks to be added the day after their online premieres. “No Way Out” features a guest guitar solo from ZAKK WYLDE, and is the third track to be heard from ‘REVOLUTION RISE’, following the release of the “Crown Of Thorns” to radio (listen here) and the release of the “Why” lyric video last week (watch here).
THE SKULL — the new band featuring original TROUBLE members vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson alongside TROUBLE‘s longtime bassist Ron Holzner and SACRED DAWN guitarists Michael Carpenter and Lothar Keller — performed at Loaded Hollywood last Saturday, October 19 in Hollywood, California. Fan filmed footage canbe seen below (thanks Arturo Gallegos).
Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson of Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT, discuss their early days, first albums, concert experiences and the impact of rock music in their Nuclear Blast artist profile interview located here: http://youtu.be/21SsQBcqHQg
Dark Roots Of Thrash, a DVD/2CD release documenting TESTAMENT’s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, NY this past February, will be made available onOctober 18 (Europe), October 21 (UK) and October 29 (North America) via Nuclear Blast!
Finnish folk metallers Turisas invite you once again to stand up and fight with them once again. Never too long from British soil, this band have always been able to pull a crowd, and entering the venue, I can see that this was going to be no exception. As usual the room is awash with red and black stripes painted like battle lines across faces, proudly proclaiming their allegiance for the night.
For their penultimate show on their UK tour Gloryhammer hit The Garage in London. Just prior to the show Metal Rules spoke to Christopher Bowes (Keyboard) and James Cartwright (bass) about their tour, the thinking behind Gloryhammer and the long line of albums yet to come.