AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED has posted the first preview track from their long-awaited new album Agorapocalypse. Album-opener “Agorapocalypse Now”, can be heard online now via the band’s MySpace page. Agorapocalypse is scheduled for a CD, LP, and limited-edition, mailorder-only long box CD set release on April 14th in North American, April 20th internationally.
Agoraphobic Nosebleed recorded Agorapocalypse‘s 13 tracks at Visceral Sound studios. This is also the first Agoraphobic Nosebleed record to feature new vocalist Kat (Salome) who joined the band in 2007, the band is rounded out by J. Randall, Scott Hull, and Richard Johnson.
The track listing for GOD DETHRONED’s upcoming album, Passiondale, has been released. The album is a concept album about the horrors and life in France during WWI. More details about the album’s concept and the cover art will be released soon. Vocalist & guitarist Henri Sattler describes Passiondale as “a fast, brutal & epic soundtrack to a war movie.”
Passiondale track listing:
1. The Cross of Sacrifice
2. Under a Darkening Sky
3. No Man’s Land
4. Poison Fog
5. Drowning in Mud
7. No Survivors
8. Behind Enemy Lines
9. Fallen Empires
10. Artifacts of the Great War
Passiondale will be available everywhere on April 28th
According to an outlandish rumor going around the web this week, GLENN DANZIG will be taking over for Bret Michaels on the next season of VH1’s calamity, ‘Rock of Love.’
Check out the “press release” here.
Who would you want to see really doing the show?
“The Lost and Damned“, the first expansion pack for Rockstar Games‘ hugely successful video game, Grand Theft Auto IV, is out now on Xbox 360.
Aside from the new missions and characters, one of the biggest features of the expansion pack is the addition of all-new radio shows – with one aimed squarely at metalheads.
The game’s LCHC (Liberty City Hardcore) radio station now features a new show hosted by Max Cavalera of Sepultura/Soulfly fame, which includes a slew of timeless metal favourites such as Earache Records legends At The Gates, Entombed and Terrorizer – providing the perfect soundtrack for hitting the streets of Liberty City.
For more information on “Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned” and to see the full list of new music included in the expansion pack, head to here.
In a posting on Earache Records’ Twitter account last night, founder Digby Pearson announced that he had signed virtual unknowns WHITE WIZZARD. The California band’s sound is informed by NWOBHM and they’ve even hired artist Derek Riggs (of Iron Maiden fame) in the past.
Check out White Wizzard here.
IRON MAIDEN walked away this evening with a gong for Best British Live Act at the 2009 BRIT Awards. The award was chosen by listeners of BBC Radio 2. Being on the road, the band were unable to attend and were forced to thank their fans in a video, standing in front of their huge skeleton mascot, Eddie.
Singer Bruce Dickinson said: “We couldn’t keep this entire show on the road without our fans. They’re the people that keep this band alive. And I do hope that Eddie doesn’t get too jealous.”
Video footage of SOREPTION guitarist Anton Svedin recording his solos at Blue Oyster Studios in Sundsvall, Sweden with producer Tommy Rehn from ANGTORIA are now online. These shred-tastic pieces will appear on SOREPTION’s upcoming album, due for release later in 2009.
STATIC-X has just posted the first single off their forthcoming album, Cult of Static on their official MySpace page. “Stingwray” was inspired by Wayne Static’s wife, former adult film star Tera Wray Static, and the Corvette Stingray she drives.
Cult of Static hits stores on March 17th through Warner Bros Records
Check out the new single here.