Tag: Bits And Pieces

Portnoy’s New Band ‘Flying Colors’ Announce Debut Album‏

Flying Colors, the spectacular new virtuoso prog/pop/rock band, featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater) and guitarist Steve Morse (Deep Purple), will release their eponymous debut album in the UK on Monday March 26th, followed by a US release on Tuesday March 27th. Released by Music Theories Recordings, the debut album includes the talents of Mike …

JUDAS PRIEST Singer: ‘We’ve Always Felt Like Ambassadors Of British Heavy Metal’

Andy Welch of WalesOnline recently conducted an interview with singer Rob Halford of British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. WalesOnline: The band, along with IRON MAIDEN, is probably the only British metal band who can tour all over the world. Halford: That’s true. And putting the …

Cold – Superfiction

The hardest part of writing album or a show review is trying not to be completely biased towards the bands that you love or against the ones you hate.  So after over a year of delays and a working title change from Epic to Superfiction, I was both nervous and excited to finally hear it …

Dark Descent to Release UNDEAD CREEP’s ‘The Ever-Burning Torch’

There is a little slice of Stockholm in Palermo, Sicily and it goes by the name of UNDEAD CREEP.  On The Ever-Burning Torch, the band’s full-length debut, the quartet churns out a surprisingly fresh, well written concoction of motoring grooves, growling bass lines, two-beat romps, and glorious Sunlight-esque crunch that proudly recalls the likes of …

GAMA BOMB Announce UK Tour Dates, Discuss Next Album

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have confirmed dates for a UK tour, which kicks off on May 8th in London. The band are due to do a last run of shows in support of their latest album, TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE, before taking a break to work on new material. GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY …

(HED)PE: The Jahred Gomes Interview

SMN sat down with (HED)P.E.’s Jahred Gomes recently, and below is the full fledged outcome of that interview. We’ll be uploading a shorter version in days to come, along with some live footage. For now, enjoy some live bits and pieces interspersed with (HED)P.E. goodness. Keep an eye out for a guest appearance from the …

Return To Earth New Album Released Soon

Return To Earth is the amalgamation of the musical talents of Ron Scalzo, Brett Aveni, and Chris Pennie; three veteran and visionary musicians whose material can’t be pigeonholed to one genre or easily classified. You’ll hear bits and pieces of their influences and other projects and those bits and pieces come together to form the …

Lamb of God – Wrath

For over a decade, Lamb of God has taken groove metal to the mainstream, slowly climbing up the charts, while gaining a reputation as one of the craziest live acts in metal. From chugging breakdowns to walls of death, there is no doubt that when somebody buys a ticket to a LOG concert, all hell …

New Iron Maiden Album Out in 2010

IRON MAIDEN are to return to the studio and the road in 2010. According to drummer Nicko McBrain, in an interview with Rock Radio in the UK,  “We have actually booked a studio and I think we’ll kick off in the second week of January with the new record…. As to touring – the end …

SMNnews Nightwish Giveaway

SMNnews has teamed up with Roadrunner Records to give 5 of our readers a chance to win a a copy of NIGHTWISH’s new DVD/CD, Made In Hong Kong. The release offers an intimate look into the band during their tour for Dark Passion Play. The audio CD features material recorded live in Korea, plus some …

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