Tag: Spotlight

Finnish melodic folk/black metal band Vorna to release debut album “Ajastaika”

“Vorna is a melodic black/folk metal band from Tampere, Finland. The band’s music have various influences from black metal to folk and rock. Lyrics are written in Finnish and often deal with themes like nature, myths and struggles of mind or emotions.” The band was formed in the autumn 2008 and quite soon afterwards it …

ZZ Top To Be Honored By Texas

That little ol’ band from Texas sure made a name for themselves, and their home state. Now, ZZ Top will be honored with some hardware for their contributions to Texas culture. The Houston Press reports ZZ Top have been announced as one of the recipients of the 2011 Texas Medal of Arts. The awards spotlight …

Kevin Lyman Interview – Creator of Mayhem Festival

Kevin Lyman Discusses This Year’s Mayhem Festival “heavytothebone2” of MetalUnderground.com recently conducted an interview with Kevin Lyman – creator of the Mayham Festival.  Here’s his interview… Kevin Lyman has had a hand in the creation of Warped Tour and Mayhem Festival, to name just a few of the noteworthy projects he has been involved with …

METAL BLADE RECORDS Signs Comedian And ‘That Metal Show’ Co-Host DON JAMIESON

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of comedian and metalhead Don Jamieson. Jamieson, who co-hosts VH1 Classic‘s hit heavy metal talk show series “That Metal Show”, will film his performance at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, New Jersey on January 30 for his upcoming Metal Blade debut titled “Live and Hilarious”. Fans will have …

MONSTER MAGNET: Debut New Song “Dig That Hole”

MONSTER MAGNET will release its long-awaited new album Mastermind on October 26.  Today, SPIN premieres the electric new MONSTER MAGNET song “Dig that Hole”.  The spotlight also sheds light on the band’s magnificent moniker as front man Dave Wyndorf reveals for possibly the very first time just how the group decided on its terrific tag.  …

San Francisco Bay Guardian Awards Saviours Annual ‘Goldie Award’

Celebrated Oakland, CA metal band SAVIOURS have been bestowed a “Goldie Award” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian as part of the alt-weekly’s 21st annual “Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery” Awards.  The Guardian gives the “Goldie Award” annually “to honor outstanding talent in the performing and visual arts saluting promising artists early in their careers as …

Tenacious D to Headline Outside Lands 2009

TENACIOUS D will make a ’surprise’ headlining appearance at Outside Lands 2009 in San Francisco at the end of August. The duo will take to the stage on the Sunday, sharing the spotlight with MIA, WEEN, and others. With five outdoor stages, two indoor venues, 94 diverse artists including Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Black …

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