Saturday, January 30, 2010

[HeavyMetalHeaven] [Metalized Freemusic07] Cinderella - Demos, Bootlegs & More

Cinderella - 1983-85 - Fox On The Run Demos

01 - Fear The Night.mp3
02 - Rock Forever.mp3
03 - Born To Rock 'n Roll.mp3
04 - Cry No More.mp3
05 - Light My Fuse.mp3
06 - In From The Outside.mp3
07 - From The Pan To The Fire.mp3
08 - Night Songs.mp3
09 - Push Push.mp3
10 - Free Wheelin'.mp3
11 - King Of The Road.mp3
12 - Nothin' For Nothin'.mp3
13 - Hot Lovin'.mp3
14 - Keep Me In Your Heart.mp3
15 - Talk Is Cheap.mp3
16 - Once Around The Ride.mp3
17 - Eye For An Eye.mp3
18 - Shake Me.mp3
19 - Nobody's Fool.mp3

Cinderella - 1990 - Authorized Bootleg Live Tokyo Dome

02-The More Things Change.mp3
03-Push, Push.mp3
04-Back Home Again.mp3
05-Sick For The Cure.mp3
06-Make Your Own Way.mp3
07-Somebody Save Me.mp3
08-Night Songs.mp3
09-One For Rock And Roll.mp3
10-Heartbreak Station.mp3
11-Coming Home.mp3
12-Fallin' Apart At The Seams.mp3
13-Love's Got Me Doin Time.mp3
14-Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone).mp3
15-Nobodys Fool.mp3
16-Gypsy Road.mp3
17-Shake Me.mp3
18-Shelter Me.mp3

Cinderella - 1991 - Live At Bartnum Colisseum

01 - The More Things Change.mp3
02 - Push, Push.mp3
03 - Sick For The Cure.mp3
04 - Make Your Own Way.mp3
05 - Night Songs.mp3
06 - Somebody Save Me.mp3
07 - Heartbreak Station.mp3
08 - Coming Home.mp3
09 - Long Cold Winter - Fallin'.mp3
10 - Don't Know What You Got.mp3
11 - Nobody's Fool.mp3
12 - Gypsy Road.mp3
13 - Shake Me.mp3
14 - Janis Joplin's Cover.mp3

Cinderella - 2000 - Live in Mansfield

01 - Night Songs.mp3
02 - Push Push.mp3
03 - Shelter Me.mp3
04 - Somebody Save Me.mp3
05 - Heartbreak Station.mp3
06 - Last Mile.mp3
07 - Commin' Home.mp3
08 - Fallin' Apart In The Seems.mp3
09 - Don't Know What You Got (Til It's Gone).mp3
10 - Nobody's Fool.mp3
11 - Gypsy Road.mp3
12 - Shake Me.mp3

Cinderella - 2005 - Extended Versions Live At Mohegan Sun

01 - Night Songs.mp3
02 - Last Mile.mp3
03 - Somebody Save Me.mp3
04 - Heartbreak Station.mp3
05 - Coming Home.mp3
06 - Shelter Me.mp3
07 - Nobody's Fool.mp3
08 - Gypsy Road.mp3
09 - Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone).mp3
10 - Shake Me.mp3


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Friday, January 29, 2010

[HeavyMetalHeaven] Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Aerosmith, Paul Rodgers, Scorpions, Blaze Bayley and tons more metal news

For the first time in a music video game, master tracks from popular heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH are hitting center stage as part of the vast Guitar Hero music library with downloadable content for Activision Publishing, Inc.'s Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero.

Heavy metal pioneer and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee BLACK SABBATH brings their original music to a music game for the first time on February 18. With master tracks of the hard-hitting, crunching classics "After Forever", "Into The Void" and "Sweet Leaf" all off of their certified-platinum album "Master of Reality", the Black Sabbath Track Pack delivers an unforgettable and intense music experience where fans can enjoy music they love in a whole new way.

For more information about Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and their entire lineup of downloadable content, visit

Ozzy Osbourne appeared on CNN International's "Connect the World" program on Wednesday, January 27 as "Connector of the Day".

Hosted by CNN anchor Max Foster, "Connector of the Day" is an interactive segment of the program which encourages viewers to submit questions online, which are then asked by Max on air.

Watch the "Connector of the Day" segment featuring Ozzy below.

Ozzy Osbourne says his upcoming new album, the 10th solo studio effort of his career, will not be called "Soul Sucka" as first reported. The Prince of Darkness told, "When we put that on the Internet none of my fan base liked the title. They were like, 'I can't imagine me walking around the fucking house with the words 'Soul Sucka' on my T-shirt.' So I was like, 'Fuck it. I've got to come up with something else!'" No matter what it's called, Ozzy told The Pulse of Radio what to expect. "It's very heavy. It's a cross between — it's kind of like a SABBATH/Ozzy album, you know. It's kind of, it wasn't meant to, I didn't plan on doing it but that's the way it unfolded. A lot of it's very, very heavy. I just hope people like it. I love it."

The new set is due out in July, with a fresh title yet to be announced. Ozzy's last solo project, "Black Rain", came out in 2007.

Ozzy also confirmed that Ozzfest will return this summer after taking a one-year break but did not reveal whether it would be a one-shot affair like the 2008 edition or go back to its roots as a traveling event. He also plans to head out on his own headlining arena tour next fall.

The new album and tour will introduce guitarist Gus G. Ozzy parted ways last year with axeman Zakk Wylde, who has played on every Ozzy album and almost every tour since 1988.

Ozzy's first memoir, "I Am Ozzy", arrived in bookstores this week.

Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE ) paid tribute to to the late, great Les Paul this past Monday night (January 25) at the Iridium jazz club in New York City.

Wylde's setlist was as follows:

* T-BONE WALKER - "Stormy Monday Blues"
* JIMI HENDRIX - "Little Wing"
* LEON RUSSELL - "A Song For You"
* BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - "The Blessed Hellride"
* JIMI HENDRIX - "Voodoo Child"
* CREAM - "Sunshine Of Your Love"

Video footage of Zakk's performance can be viewed below.

Les Paul, the innovator and inventor who passed away at 94 years of age in August 2009, was known throughout the world as the man who created multi-track recording and the father of the electric guitar. Many musicians pay homage to Les Paul and credit their careers and musicianship directly to him.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde's (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE) will be the featured guest on this Monday's edition of Headbangers Ball, which now airs every Monday night (technically Tuesday morning) at 3 AM (EST/PST) on MTV2.

This episode includes short interview segments conducted by Talking Metal's John Ostronomy and Mark Strigl, as well as numerous music videos spanning Zakk's legendary career.

As previously reported, has posted an extensive review and pictures from Zakk's January 25th New York City performance in tribute to guitar innovator/inventor Les Paul. Go to this location and here for the complete experience.

Wylde performed the following setlist at the Iridium jazz club:

T-BONE WALKER - 'Stormy Monday Blues'
JIMI HENDRIX - 'Little Wing'
LEON RUSSELL - 'A Song For You'
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - 'The Blessed Hellride'
JIMI HENDRIX - 'Voodoo Child'
CREAM - 'Sunshine Of Your Love'

Footage of the performance can be seen below.

Classic Rock can confirm that Paul Rodgers was invited to be Aerosmith's new frontman.
This happened at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in London last November, when Aerosmith's troubles with singer Steven Tyler were just beginning to surface.
The awards were a star-studded affair. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and Rodgers were among the multitude of high-profile rockers in attendance.
During a break in the ceremony Perry approached Scott Rowley, Classic Rock's Editor In Chief, and asked him: "Can you introduce me to Paul Rodgers?"
Amazingly, Perry had never met the Free/Bad Company/The Firm/Queen + Paul Rodgers frontman before.
Rowley guided Perry to Rodgers' table and the two stars engaged in conversation while Rowley chatted to Rodgers' wife, Cynthia.
However, Classic Rock's Jerry Ewing, who was sitting at the table, overheard Perry make a direct approach to Rodgers about replacing Tyler in Aerosmith.
Ewing recalls:
"Basically Scott came over with Joe Perry who had asked to be introduced to Paul. After an initial introduction Perry started saying how Rodgers was his second-favourite vocalist of all time.
"Rodgers typically asked who Perry's favourite was, and Perry said: 'The lead singer of Aerosmith.' Cue some embarrassed laughter.
"The talk then moved on to what Perry was doing and he said that he was doing the Joe Perry Project and they were looking to come over here and tour, at which point Rodgers mooted the idea of them supporting Bad Company on their just-announced shows.
"The next thing, Perry is starting to tell Rodgers that they have problems with Tyler and that they intend to carry on regardless – and how great it would be if Rodgers took the slot, and would he be interested in trying out?
"If I remember correctly there were the usual 'how flattering' platitudes but no real commitment, as you'd expect, nor refusal."
Classic Rock knows of two more major names who have been approached to sing for Aerosmith.
We'll be revealing another of those names on tomorrow (Thursday, January 28), with the final one to follow on Friday. So stay tuned to the Classic Rock website.
The March issue of Classic Rock, which goes on sale next Wednesday, February 3, features Joe Perry on the cover and contains more exclusive Aero-revelations.
Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Full Metal Rock recently conducted an interview with SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Full Metal Rock: What made you decide that this is going to be the farewell?

Rudolf: We were mixing the album and we realized how good the album is. It is like an anthem of the whole of the best songs of the '80s. After working so much on the album, you know, we didn't realize. But you do when you have the whole picture in front of you. I said to the guys, "Hey, I can see how excited you are with this amazing album and I think that this could be a fantastic thing for you guys. If you know what I'm talking about, it could be a good last album and a last tour." So in the first place they said, "Hey, are you kidding or what?" I said, "No, think about it." Then we started talking and then we noticed that really it is in an outstanding kind of way how this album sounds like. We had some producers where the chemistry worked out so amazing. Two guys from Sweden, one is a very good guitar player and the other one is a very good technician on the boards, and somehow the chemistry was working in my studio and also in Stockholm. We recorded
the parts of the backing vocals, guitars and bass here in my studio and other parts like main vocals and drums we did in Stockholm, working together with these guys and really they somehow got this special guitar work out of us, which is really really kicking ass. So this is right essence of the SCORPIONS to really go on tour again with amazing '80s kind of rock show, the kind of big show we are known for from the '80s. To do that and release the album, that would be fantastic and make it a really big world tour. So more and more we thought about it, the more we came to the point that, yes, this is the right situation because SCORPIONS being on stage we make our name as a great live band because of the very powerful act on stage. When that acting gets less and less, it means that the "sting" is not there anymore. And SCORPIONS is nothing without the "sting." In this case, we know now that we are fit enough to really present a 100 percent SCORPIONS show
with a 120% SCORPIONS album, which would make it a successful tour, especially for a band from Germany where people thought that rock music never can come out of Germany. So we are now aware of that and we will give everything to make this last tour around the world a big rock and roll party.

Full Metal Rock: Your upcoming album was supposed to be "Humanity Hour II", but it's not. What happened to that?

Rudolf: The truth came after "Humanity Hour I". We talked about the fact that we had to be careful with the "Humanity Hour I" album. Our fears and everything came true, and because of financial crisis and everything, even a band like LINKIN PARK was talking about the same thing. So in this case, we didn't have anything, any reason to discuss about another concept album. So we said you know, why talking again and again [about it]? Now is the time to say, "Hey, guys, now we are in deep shit, let's rock, let's get positive energy and let's get out of this shit and make our world positive again." And that's what we did with "Sting In The Tail".

Full Metal Rock: You recorded this one in Germany as compared to the previous album that you did in the U.S. How much of a difference you think that has made?

Rudolf: It [recording in the U.S.] was fantastic! I tell you what, we really enjoyed being in Los Angeles and America is still our dream country. It's pure rock and roll and it was really fun. They gave us personal trainers to be fit, especially coming out of the production and to go on tour again. It was a great idea because after doing this program that time with the personal trainers, we are still doing it because it helps us really to be powerful on stage.

Full Metal Rock: Your farewell tour is supposed to last for two years. During this time, can we expect the SCORPIONS to play in as many cities around the world as possible, covering places you've never been to before?

Rudolf: Of course! We are ready to rock everywhere in the world. Because we did already, but you can talk about SCORPIONS even playing in the jungle in Amazon, playing in Mongolia, the pyramids in Egypt and there are so many places. The fun thing about it is, its so great to see people who may be never saw a rock and roll band, like when we played in the eastern part of the Europe in Russia. They never saw a rock band live before. We enjoyed very much to play in front of the Russian audience and also we like to play in front of American audience or South America. It's great to see the different mentalities and it's fantastic to see that rock music is really building bridges between generations, between continents and religions. has issued the following report from Gary Graff:

Despite SCORPIONS' recent farewell announcement, guitarist Rudolf Schenker says the German hard rockers "will never be done."

"This history of the band is so amazing. We have so much film in our library and other things which will keep coming out," Schenker, who founded Scorpions in 1965 and shepherded the band to worldwide sales of more than 100 million albums, tells He says the group's treasure trove includes footage from early concerts in Germany and Japan, from the 1983 US Festival, from the Scorps' commercial zenith in 1988 and from the band's 2002 tour of Russia.

First priority, of course, is putting out the final Scorpions studio album, Sting In The Tail, on March 23rd, then commencing a two-year, five-continent world tour on March 15th in Prague, with North American dates planned for June - September. The tour will also be filmed and recorded for potential future release.

"We will sit together after we take a vacation and make a list and then come out with different (releases)," Schenker says. "We'll make a plan and then come out year by year with some surprise kind of stuff."

Schenker says the prospect of ending Scorpions is indeed "really sad, and I don't even want to think about it." But explains that band and management ultimately feel it's the right move to end the band on a high note with Sting In The Tail - which he says "brings us back full circle to the sound we had in the 80s" - rather than risk a slow decline.

"Motörhead: in the Studio", written by biographer Jake Brown with with MOTÖRHEAD mainman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, has been nominated for the 2010 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards in the specific category of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. According to Dr. Roberta Freund Schwartz, Chair of the ARSC Awards Committee, "These awards are presented each year by ARSC to recognize excellence in published research on any subject related to recorded sound."

Released in November in the United Kingdom, "Motörhead: In The Studio" is due to hit retail Stateside in April 2010. The book is described in a press release as "the first comprehensive study of the in-studio making of MOTÖRHEAD's legendary catalog — including such classics as 'Overkill', 'Bomber', 'Ace of Spades', 'Orgasmatron', 'March or Die' and 'Motörizer', among others — told via first-hand interviews with engineers and legendary producers as Tony Platt, Trevor Hallesy, Will Reid, Thom Panunzio, John Burns, Howard Benson, Ryan Dorn, Mark Dearnley, Chuck Reed, Peter Solley, Arabella Rodriguez, Cameron Webb, and former drummer Pete Gill." The book's cover was conceived by Kilmister and features the band's classic warpig logo sporting sunglasses and headphones.

Ex-IRON MAIDEN vocalist Blaze Bayley is featured in a new interview with Greece-based An excerpt is available below. Just when I thought that Blood And Belief" was the most introspective album of your career, you released The Man Who Would Not Die that it may have sounded optimistic but from a lyrical point of view it dealt with some very personal issues…

Blaze Bayley: The Man Who Would Not Die came after a break…I had released Blood and Belief which was a very important and honest record. I was suffering a lot from depression at the time and actually The Man Who Would Not Die was about my revenge and not being a victim of the circumstances. I had big problems with SPV; they lied to me, cheated me…they still owe me money. So, I said that if I would do another album, I'd release it through my own label. I've always believed in the fans. If the fans know about your music, if you play from your heart, they will support you. But, as it happens most of the times, the business side gets in the way. You sign a deal with a label and at the end of the day you have 50 people putting money in their pockets from your work and the fans' support and the last person that gets paid is actually you! It should always be about the artist and the fans and not some guys with suits that don't even care about you.
So, I decided to do my own label and a lot of the songs in The Man Who Would Not Die follow a theme…the revenge, the refusal to give up, because right before the album I was completely on my own, I had no band together, I had nothing happening for me at all…so, The Man Who Would Not Die is about me saying to the label that I am not gonna die and I will always play music to my fans. That's all that really matters."

"The last couple of years, I've been really lucky because I travel throughout the world, playing my own music and having a great time with the band and the fans. The whole idea right from the beginning was that we won't make any big stage plans but we will try to stick on the road and play for as many fans as possible to every single corner in the world. It's about the music and the show and we honestly try to give 100% to every show of the Blaze Bayley Band."

Go to this location for the complete interview.

Bayley's new studio album, Promise And Terror, will be released via Blaze Bayley Recordings on February 1st and distributed by Plastic Head.

Guitarist Todd Youth (D-GENERATION, DANZIG, THE ROYAL HIGHNESS, MICHAEL MONROE) will join legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley for his upcoming tour of Australia.

Comments Youth: "I can't even begin to say how excited I am to play with Ace!!

"Like many guitarists my age, Ace is the reason I started playing guitar; he's my Chuck Berry, my Jimmy Page . Every note I play, it all comes back to Space Ace, and I think [Frehley's new album] 'Anomaly' is a smoking classic Ace record,so I'm planning on it being a blast!!"

The dates are as follows:

Feb. 01 - Perth, Australia - Metropolis Fremantle
Feb. 04 - Adelaide, Australia - HQ Complex
Feb. 05 - Melbourne, Australia - Palace Theater
Feb. 07 - Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theatre
Feb. 08 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Tivoli Theatre

"Anomaly" sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart.

In addition to the standard CD release, unique "Anomaly" packages were made available at Wal-Mart and Best Buy locations. The Wal-Mart version includes an Ace autographed tattoo while the Best Buy edition is printed on silver stock, like the KISS "Double Platinum" album.

Released on September 15 via Ace's own Bronx Born Records, with Rocket Science providing a full label service platform in the U.S., "Anomaly" was produced and recorded in Westchester County, New York between 2007 and 2009 and was mixed in Los Angeles.

The newly revamped lineup of the NWOBHM bandTOKYO BLADE — featuring Andy Boulton (guitar) alongside John Wiggins (guitar) and bassist Andy Wrighton (bass), alongside new singer Chris Gillen — has announced the return of the group's original drummer, Steve Pierce.

TOKYO BLADE's current lineup is:

Andy Boulton (guitar)
John Wiggins (guitar)
Andy Wrighton (bass)
Steve Pierce (drums)
Chris Gillen (vocals)

Razar Ice Records has just released TOKYO BLADE's "Live In Germany" DVD. The effort was recorded in November 2008 at the Keep It True festival in Würzburg, Germany during the band's "Die By The Sword" tour.

"Live In Germany" was mixed and mastered by Sid Garcia at Sight 16 Studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The DVD, which is the companion to the previously released "Live In Germany" CD (available at this location), contains bonus material, including candid footage with the band, additional live songs from throughout the 2008 tour as well as previously unreleased photo galleries.

"Live In Germany" DVD track listing:

01. Intro - The Killer
02. Lovestruck
03. Lightning Strikes
04. Midnight Rendezvous
05. Death On Main St.
06. Dead Of The Night
07. Attack, Attack
08. Monkeys Blood
09. Long Live Rock and Roll
10. If Heaven Is Hell
11. Night Of The Blade

UFO have announced the following European tour dates:

16 - Athens, Greece - Fuzz Live Music Club
17 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Block 33
22 - Workington, England - Carnegie Theatre
23 - Middlesbrough, England - Town Hall
24vEdinburgh, Scotland - Picture House
25 - Inverness, Scotland - Ironworks
27 - Sheffield, England - Academy
28 - Leamington Spa, England - The Assembly
29 - Cardiff, Wales - Millennium Music Hall

1 - Charleroi, Belgium - Le Coliseum
2 - Zoetermeer, Holland - Boerderij
4 - Paris, France - La Trabendo

Everyone knows more FOREIGNER than they think… classics such as "Cold As Ice", "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and the No. 1 hit "I Want to Know What Love Is" have cemented the band's status one of the most popular rock acts ever. FOREIGNER's mix of blustery blues and impeccably crafted pop continues to captivate generation after generation of music fans.

And after racking up 70 million album sales worldwide, they now have a brand new studio album, "Can't Slow Down" — their first for 15 years!

"Can't Slow Down" will be released on March 1 on Edel's international rock and pop label, earMUSIC. The album features 13 brand new songs and is produced by Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH , BUCKCHERRY) and celebrated Grammy Award -winning producer Mark Ronson (AMY WINEHOUSE ).

This is an album that grabs you from the outset, with straight rock opener "Can't Slow Down", which stands strong beside melodic mid-tempo songs such as "Angel Tonight" and "Too Late" and beautiful ballads "When It Comes To Love" (one of the strongest tracks on the album and surefire hit) to the last chord of the Ronson production "Fool For You Anyway".

Founding member Mick Jones — lead guitars and vocals — is joined by Kelly Hansen on lead vocal (ex-HURRICANE); Tom Gimbel (longterm touring with AEROSMITH) on guitar, saxophone, flute and backing vocals; on keyboards, Michael Bluestein (STEVIE NICKS, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, ANASTACIA); Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO, MSG) on bass; and on drums, Brian Tichy (OZZY OSBOURNE, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, GLENN HUGHES, BILLY IDOL).

Of the album and the lineup, Mick Jones says, "Our music has touched a lot of people worldwide. Unwittingly, we've weaved into the fabric of people's lives and this new line-up is working extremely hard to live up to the high bar that was set years ago. This is the most dynamic line-up that we've had since the early days."

To be released on CD, "Can't Slow Down" will also be made available as part of a 2CD/1DVD set (Disc 1: Can't Slow Down Studio Album, Disc 2: Foreigner Live Disc 3: DVD featuring live footage, backstage footage and interviews) in 5.1 sound, and Collectors Edition, which features signed 7" vinyl and CD.

Deluxe 2CD + DVD Format:

CD1 - "Can't Slow Down"

01. Can't Slow Down
02. In Pieces
03. When It Comes To Love
04. Living In A Dream
05. I Can't Give Up
06. Ready
07. Give Me A Sign
08. I'll Be Home Tonight
09. Too Late
10. Lonely
11. As Long As I Live
12. Angel Tonight
13. Fool For You Anyway

Plus two exclusive live tracks

CD2 - "Foreigner Live"

01. Head Games
02. Cold As Ice
03. Waiting For A Girl Like You
04. That WasYesterday
05. Blue Morning
06. Dirty White Boy
07. Starrider
08. Feels Like The First Time
09. Urgent
10. Juke Box Hero / Whole Lotta Love
11. I Want To Know What Love Is
12. Hot Blooded

DVD - "Live and More…"

01. Double Vision
02. Head Games
03. That Was Yesterday
04. Say You Will
05. Starrider
06. Feels Like The First Time
07. Urgent
08. Juke Box Hero
09. I Want To Know What Love Is
10. Hot Blooded

Bonus: Band interviews filmed in Berlin 2009, behind-the-scenes footage and making of the album.

Plus new promo videos for "Can't Slow Down", "When it Comes to Love" and "Too Late".

Standard CD: "Can't Slow Down"

01. Can't Slow Down
02. In Pieces
03. When It Comes To Love
04. Living In A Dream
05. I Can't Give Up
06. Ready
07. Give Me A Sign
08. I'll Be Home Tonight
09. Too Late
10. Lonely
11. As Long As I Live
12. Angel Tonight
13. Fool For You Anyway
14. I Want To Know What Love Is (live) (bonus track)

Collectors edition signed 7" vinyl + CD album: "Can't Slow Down"

7" A + B side bonus tracks: "Head Knocker", and "At War With The World" - CD is full new album (14 tracks)

LP Limited Edition: "Can't Slow Down" - all CD album tracks on one 12" LP
Ashland, Kentucky-based rockers HYDROGYN have announced the addition of former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young, KHZ drummer Joe Migz and bassist Jake Wolf to the group's ranks.

Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine are back and ready to rock into the fourth season of VH1 Classic's hit original series "That Metal Show" on Saturday, February 6 at 11:00 p.m.

"That Metal Show" is the home for all things hard rock and heavy metal. It's the show that serious metal connoisseurs look to for the latest rock and metal news and where devoted fans come to discuss and outright debate the best bands in the business. Rolling Stone magazine recognized the show in its "50 Reasons to Watch TV Right Now" and with past guests like RUSH, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, AC/DC , Alice Cooper , Lars Ulrich, Lita Ford, Ace Frehley of KISS, and Alice Cooper, it's no wonder.

Each week hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson discuss the latest rock news, share stories and argue about their favorite bands. Joined by special guests who weigh in with their opinions and offer their own unique viewpoints, the show caters to some of the most opinionated heavy metal and hard rock fans across the country.

This season's scheduled guests include Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH), Joey Kramer (AEROSMITH), ACCEPT, WINGER, Joe Satriani, Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Pearl Aday and more. "That Metal Show" is also proudly bringing back studio segments including, "Whatever Happened To," and the weekly battle to settle all metal battles and end all debates, once and for all, "The Throwdown."

Fans can catch all of season one and season two online at New episodes will launch online every Monday morning following the show's on-air premiere.

"That Metal Show" is a production of VH1 Classic. Adam Heydt serves as director, with Lee Rolontz and Keshia Williams as executive producers for VH1 and Jeff Baumgardner producer for the series.

"This is something that has been coming on for a while now," HYDROGYN guitarist Jeff Westlake explains. "Julie [Westlake, HYDROGYN singer] and I have known Jeff Young through our mutual connection with producer Michael Wagener (METALLICA, MEGADETH, OZZY OSBOURNE, ALICE COOPER). Finally everything is just falling in place and it's spurring everyone's creativity to new heights... We can't wait for people to hear what we're about to throw down!"

Young, who played on MEGADETH's classic "So Far, So Good... So What!" LP and just released his solo CD, "Equilibrium", states that "The first time Michael Wagener played HYDROGYN for me, I was knocked out! Julie and Jeff have all the things people want but rarely find in music today... Julie's voice and presence are 'peerless' in rock and when listeners hear where Jeff and I are taking the twin guitar team concept, I feel they're really gonna dig it."

The band is currently in the midst of writing and recording tracks, has a live DVD in the offing and a simple mission: "To rock every town on planet earth."

ORODRUIN and ARGUS have pulled out of the seventh edition of the Doom Shall Rise festival, set to take place April 9-10, 2010 at the Chapel in Göppingen, Germany. Replacement acts will be announced soon.

The festival billing is as follows:


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EUROPE, SICK OF IT ALL, D-A-D and HARDCORE SUPERSTAR are among the confirmed bands for this year's Peace & Love festival, set to take place place June 28 -July 3 in Borlänge, Sweden.

So far the following rock/metal acts are scheduled to appear at the event:


Last year's Peace & Love was attended by over 37,000 music fans, who witnessed performances by such acts as TURBONEGRO, VOLBEAT, FAITH NO MORE, SATYRICON, THÅSTRÖM, MÖTLEY CRÜE, CHRIS CORNELL, MONSTER MAGNET and 200 other artists.

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Classic Rock reports:

Geoff Workman, who collaborated as a producer and engineer with some of the greatest names in rock, has died.

Not much is known about the circumstances of Workman's demise.

However, session guitarist Michael Riesenbeck posted the following on Facebook: "Guys, we lost Geoff Thursday morning. He was at home, in his bed and it was peaceful. We will be making funeral arrangements early this coming week. It has been rough. Please pass this on to anyone who knew him or loved him."

Workman's career stretched back to 1970, when he was the tape op on the KING CRIMSON album Lizard.


Workman engineered the Crüe's Shout At The Devil album. That's his voice you can hear on the intro track, 'In The Beginning'.

POISON frontman BRET MICHAELS' website has been updated with the following:

Bret Michaels' Roses & Thorns Tour could be coming to your town!

Bret Michaels, the charismatic frontman and star of NBC's hit show Celebrity Apprentice will be bringing his record setting solo tour across the United States this spring!

Michaels, who is currently in the studio collaborating with MILEY CYRUS on the remake of the #1 hit 'Every Rose Has It's Thorn', a song which he wrote, as well as working on a new solo album to be released later this year, continues to break attendance records on his own with his high energy performances.

The first single, 'Nothing To Lose', from the new album will be available February 2nd from iTunes! You can hear a clip of the song by visiting

The Bret Michaels Band (B*M*B) is set to invade the country this spring and the dates are starting to be announced... starting with the first three!

They are:

12 - The Venue @ The Hub - Fargo, ND
13 - Surf Ballroom - Clear Lake, IA
17 - Joe's - Chicago, IL

Many more dates to come in the near future.

As previously reported, Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice Season 3 premiers Sunday, March 14th at 9pm Eastern with a special two-hour episode on NBC. The official cast is as follows:

Comedian/writer Carol Leifer
Comedian/actor Sinbad
WWE wrestler Maria Kanellis
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
Track and field Olympian Michael Johnson
Chef Curtis Stone
Cyndi Lauper
WWE heavyweight Bill Goldberg
Baseball star Darryl Strawberry
Poison vocalist Bret Michaels
Lingerie model Selita Ebanks
Swimmer Summer Sanders
Actress/author Holly Robinson Peete

Bret Michaels declared that, with a party-hearty rock singer's image, he would be assessed as the season's "super-underdog. But I've been my own boss since I've been 19 years old," said the 46-year-old star of the Rock Of Love reality show. "For better or worse, I've been on my own, I've learned to roll with the punches."

For all info about the show, visit the official Celebrity Apprentice NBC page by clicking here.

KAMELOT's official web site recently conducted an interview with frontman Roy Khan and guitarist Thomas Youngblood. The question-and-answer session follows below. So we're getting very excited about the upcoming tour and new album. Can you tell us something about the new CD and maybe some of the song titles?

Thomas: It's going great, and we feel we are continuing to grow musically and also explore new sounds for the band.

Khan: Yes, the topics on this album are diverse and we are curious to see the interpretation of the fans for these songs. Some of the titles include "The Great Pandemonium", "Hunter's Season" and "Thespian Drama", to name a few.

Thomas: Also we are going with Seth Siro Anton for the cover art. We have seen some of the first ideas and they look fantastic. Release is hopeful for late spring early summer. Most of us know that you were on SPV Records with "Ghost Opera" and they have since claimed insolvency. How did that affect KAMELOT and the new album?

Thomas: Our deal with SPV was finalized before they claimed insolvency, there are still some small legal matters to finalize but it hasn't changed the process of this album. We have been very slow in choosing a new partner for the next album and there have been quite some offers from all of the relevant labels in the genre. We hope to have the final agreements in place very soon. So let's discuss the touring coming up. First you will tour European this spring. What can we expect?

Khan: This tour will be the start of the most intense and widespread touring ever. Of course we plan to take the show another notch up in performance, lighting and sound. The new tour will obviously feature songs from the new album and will be themed around the new release. In addition we will play some songs that we have not played in a while and also one or two we have never played.

Thomas: Also we are planning to have a person on the entire tour filming behind the scenes, talking to fans, shots from the stage... everything; well, almost everything we do on tour. This footage will eventually be on our next DVD. So smile if you see our man Pako with a camera in your face! I noticed you have two shows in Oslo. Will they be different from each other?

Khan: Each night will have unique opening acts and the KAMELOT stage set will be different in look and design. The set we play for each night will be altered as well, something we also plan for the shows in Tilburg and Amsterdam. You recently posted that you will have a new singer on the tour, Elize Ryd. Can you tell us more about Elize?

Thomas: I first heard about Elize after checking out our friend Jake E's band AMARANTHE. We liked the band and also liked Elize's voice. We were casually looking for a new singer for the next tour and we thought she would be perfect.

Roy: Yea, AMARANTHE will open for us in Sweden, Finland and Norway. So fans of Elize will get to see her quite a bit on this tour. Great news for North America, you announced a tour there for fall of 2010!

Roy: Yes, we will return to North America and hit some new cities as well as longtime favorites.

Thomas: I am excited about the tour! Playing the Nokia in New York will be a blast! Also returning to Canada, I love Montreal. I also have some longtime friends living in Toronto and have been there many times when not touring. Also your first concert in Orlando. We have gotten emails from all over the Southeast about this show. I guess Orlando is also a huge vacation area, so fans are combining the show with holidays. We have even gotten emails from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean countries as well about the Orlando show.

Thomas: Yeah, that's awesome. It will be a blast and we look forward to that entire tour!

David Priest of recently conducted an interview with vocalist Simone Simons of the Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA. The chat, during which Simone reveals that she is planning on working on material for a solo album, can now be streamed using the audio player below.

Keyboardist Coen Janssen was forced to sit out EPICA's current North American headlining tour because of "personal reasons." He was replaced by Simone's boyfriend Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT, SONS OF SEASONS, DORO).

EPICA's latest album, "Design Your Universe", landed at position No. 12 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

"Design Your Universe" was released in Europe on October 16, 2009. The follow-up to 2007's "The Divine Conspiracy" was recorded at Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth.

Norway's LEPROUS, Canadian newcomers BOREALIS and Texas progressive metallers SIX MINUTE CENTURY have been confirmed for the ProgPower USA Showcase, which will take place on Thursday, September 9, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The headliner for the ProgPower USA Showcase will be announced soon.

The ProgPower USA XI festival will be held September 8-11, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

TAROT (Finland)
TYR (Denmark)
DELAIN (The Netherlands)
LEAVES' EYES (Germany/Norway)
DGM (Italy)
PARADOX (Germany)

ProgPower USA is a progressive and power metal festival held annually in the United States since 2001. Its latest edition was held September 11-12, 2009 at Center Stage Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. It was headlined by CRIMSON GLORY and FATES WARNING.

Visit the newly re-launched web site at

Pomona, California thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD will enter the studio next week to begin recording the long-awaited follow-up to their 2008 debut, "Feed The Beast". On February 1, the young thrash disciples will begin their sessions in Phoenix, Arizona at Highland Recorders. They will later migrate to nearby Stealth Sound for additional work. Producing the record will be Ralph Patlan (WHITE WIZZARD, MEGADETH, UFO).

The members of BONDED BY BLOOD cannot wait to show the world how much of a step forward they've made with their new material. Frontman Jose "Aladdin " Barrales states, "The album is a bit more thought out than our prior attempt." Guitarist Alex Lee adds, "this album is a lot more technical and heavier than our previous."

BONDED BY BLOOD's new CD will mark the recording debut of new bassist Jerry Garcia. "I'm really excited to record my debut album with BONDED BY BLOOD," he says. "With Ralph on our side, the outcome will be a heavy, technical speed metal explosion in your ears."

That explosion is exactly what Ralph Patlan is setting out to accomplish in producing the album. No stranger to taking artists to the limits of their potential, he is thrilled to start working with BONDED BY BLOOD. "I've heard the album demos and I'm very excited to start working with them," he says. "These guys are on point and these songs will have major balls to them."

BONDED BY BLOOD's new album is tentatively scheduled for release in the spring via Earache Records.

Upcoming BONDED BY BLOOD shows:

March 03 - Whiskey a Go Go - West Hollywood, CA
March 04 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
March 05 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
March 06 - U.B.'s Bar - Mesa, AZ

Long-running Venice Beach, California thrash/punk band SUICIDAL TENDENCIES has been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

D-A-D (DK)
W.A.S.P. (US)
Y&T (US)

Last year's festival was attended by 35,200 people, but in 2010 the maximum number of visitors will be limited to 33,000.

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Jane's Addiction fansite reports that original Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan is the mysterious new writing partner and bassist for Jane's Addiction. As we reported earlier this month, Original Jane's bassist Eric Avery is officially out, once again, due to… the usual.

As the LA Weekly blog very correctly asserts, McKagan is the "one with his shit together." We've been fans of Duff's for a long time now, and consider this a perfect time to remind you that we did a great interview with the man back in May.

He's a very talented bassist and underrated songwriter, and overall we're pretty excited about this completely unexpected news strong rumor. editor Rick Florino recently conducted an interview with vocalist Randy Blythe of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD about his role in the horror/thriller "The Graves", which was written and directed by former comic book writer Brian Pulido. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Do you feel like you tap into a similar rhythm on stage and on set?

Blythe: Absolutely! It was definitely a learning experience for me. I'm not going to say by any stretch of the imagination that I'll be up for an Academy Award for my acting [Laughs]. It was a big learning experience, but I definitely got to go to a darker mental place when I was filming the scenes. It required me to think, "Okay, now I'm this totally evil guy. Whatever comes out of me comes out of me, with no regard for anybody else's feelings or safety whatsoever." It's like the lid that society puts on you just gets taken off completely. You're like, "Okay, I'm going to do whatever I want. She needs her throat slit; kill her." Was it really a trip to watch the performance?

Blythe: I've only watched it a couple of times. It's the same thing with our music. Some guys when they get done recording a record, they listen to it relentlessly. I don't. I listen to it once or twice because if I keep on listening to it or, in this case, watching the scene over and over again, I'm going to start criticizing myself really heavily. I'd say, "I could've done this better, that sounds horrible or I look stupid there." Once something is down on wax, there's nothing more that you can do about it, except live with it. I tend to get really critical of myself when I review any sort of material that I've worked on. It was cool to watch for sure though — a couple times. I wouldn't watch it every day or anything [Laughs]. Did you have a favorite scene other than the throat-slashing?

Blythe: Yeah, there's a scene in which we're in this abandoned power station that's set up as his church. The two female leads in the movie are tied up, and they're sitting on this low concrete stump. I'm facing them. I was looking at them and intimidating them just for the fun of it. I was looking at one of them and I was thinking about this story that my friend Sammy from GOATWHORE told me. He used to be in a band called ACID BATH, and they had a piece of art by John Wayne Gacy as their album cover for "When the Kite String Pops". ACID BATH was on tour, and they went to visit Gacy in jail. Sammy told me that when he was there it was just really fucked up. He felt that Gacy was looking into him — like looking at him like he was a piece of meat, as if he wanted to eat him. It made Sammy intensely uncomfortable. Even though Gacy was restrained, Sammy met him and he was like, "Wow, this is the real deal. This is a guy who murders people because that's
what he has to do — what his inner being compels him to do. If he wasn't over there in chains, he'd probably be eating me right now." During that scene with those two girls, I was thinking about that. I started looking at the girl up and down, like she was a piece of meat. We had to cut. We kept on filming things a million times, and she was like, "You're really creeping me out!" I said, "Good!" [Laughs] I thought the other girl was going to be freaked out and she was like, "Why won't you look at me that way because you're eliciting some sort of fucked up emotional response?" So I did. It was just really fun. In my head, I was thinking horrible, horrible thoughts, making it real. That's kind of neat because you don't get to do that often [Laughs]. Maybe I'm having Freudian slips here or something [Laughs]. You're like, "There's this beautiful woman and I could eat her liver with fava beans and a nice chianti." [Laughs] That was one of my favorite
scenes. Would you ever think about writing a book?

Blythe: I'm working on it right now. First of all, I'm working on a graphic novel script. I wrote the introduction awhile back for the second trade volume of a series called DMZ for Vertigo. This guy Brian Wood writes it. I'm a fan of his. Somehow he found out that I liked the series, and his editor approached me about writing the introduction to the second collection. I did, and the editor was like, "That's really good. Have you thought about writing anything yourself?" That put it in my mind to do so. I've been outlining that and world-building right now. I'm outlining a novel right now too. I'm trying to script this graphic novel and outline a regular prose novel at the same time. It might be a little too much. I need to take things off my plate a little bit and do one thing at a time [Laughs]. I do a lot of things at once, but it's what I'd like to do eventually for a living when I'm not doing the LAMB OF GOD thing. I really don't think I'm going to
be Mick Jagger, 60-something years-old up there screaming, "Who gives a fuck?!" [Laughs] I don't think my body will take it. Hopefully by that time, I'll settle down into a nice little book life of sorts.
Swedish sleaze rockers CRAZY LIXX will release their second album, "New Religion", on March 19 in Europe and April 6 in the U.S. via Frontiers Records.

CRAZY LIXX was formed in 2002 in Malmö, Sweden. The core lineup up through the first album consisted of vocalist Danny Rexon (also known as Dirtchild Danny or D.C. Danny), guitarist Vic Zino, drummer Joél Cirera and bass player Loke Rivano. Zino has since been replaced by Andy Dawson after Vic left to join HARDCORE SUPERSTAR.

CRAZY LIXX's debut album, "Loud Minority", was released in November 2007, and wasf followed by extensive touring throughout 2008 and some of 2009.

According to a press release, the band's sound is often compared to the likes of DEF LEPPARD, KISS, WARRANT and SKID ROW, but has "now matured and evolved in a personal and ultra-melodic interpretation of the sleaze-arena hard rock style."

"New Religion" includes a dozen hard rock gems recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm with producer Chris Laney (EUROPE, CRASHDIET, CANDLEMASS).

Commented singer Danny Rexon: "We set out with one goal, and that was to beat the living shit out of 'Loud Minority' with these new songs, and if you ask me, we've beaten it black and blue. I can't wait to get these new songs played live."

"New Religion" track listing:

01. Rock and a Hard Place
02. My Medicine
03. 21 'Til I Die
04. Blame it on Love
05. Road to Babylon
06. Children of the Cross
07. The Witching Hour
08. Lock up Your Daughter
09. She's Mine
10. What of Our Love
11. Desert Bloom
12. Voodoo Woman


Danny Rexon - Vocals
Andy Dawson - Guitars
Joél Cirera - Drums
Loke Rivano - Bass

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FLAMER — the Finnish band launched by former BLEAK vocalist/songwriter Caleb — has changed its name to FIREAL. The group's debut album, "Molotov Cocktails", is due later in the year via an as-yet-undetermined record label.

A new track, "The Shadow (Live For The Pain)", is now available for streaming on the FIREAL MySpace page.


Caleb - Vocals
Tayo - Drums, Vocals
Jared - Bass,Vocals
Sigur - Guitar, Vocals
Ismer - Guitar, vocals

FLAMER performed at the fifth annual Helldone festivalon December 28-31, 2008 at Tavastia and Semifinal clubs in Helsinki, Finland.

The new dates have been announced for PARADISE LOST's previously postponed Australian tour with SIRENIA. They are as follows:

April 24 - Hi Fi - Brisbane, Australia
April 26 - Metro Theatre - Sydney, Australia
April 27 - Billboard - Melbourne, Australia

PARADISE LOST was forced to postone six shows on its recent European tour due to a serious illness within guitarist Greg Mackintosh's family. Milly Evans, PARADISE LOST's long-standing guitar technician and keyboardist from TERRORVISION, filled in for Greg for the other dates.

The limited formats of PARADISE LOST's new album, "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us", include two orchestral versions of the album tracks "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" and "Last Regret", which were recorded by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2008.

The limited-edition deluxe two-CD includes special packaging (DVD-sized Mediabook with O-Card in a special leather look) and a bonus track, "Cardinal Zero", on Disc 1 plus a separate bonus CD featuring the "Lost In Prague" tracks. All vinyl lovers will be delighted to hear that the album is available as a limited-edition gatefold LP, including the bonus track "Cardinal Zero", the orchestra mixes on a separate bonus 7" EP, the entire album on CD (in a blank sleeve), and an exclusive poster.

The follow-up to 2007's "In Requiem", "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren.

The album's artwork, which is based upon a "Danse Macabre" woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger (first published in 1538), was created by Stefan Wibbeke at Medialogistics (LACUNA COIL, POISONBLACK)

Norwegian gothic metallers TRISTANIA have entered the studio to begin laying down their new album for a spring/summer release. Guitarist/vocalist Anders Høyvik Hidle states, "Drum recordings for the new album is about to be finalized. 11 songs completed, only one left. Guitar and bass session is starting on Sunday. The result turns out to be great — we can't wait to release this baby!"

Songtitles set to appear on the new TRISTANIA CD include "Patriot Games", "Year of the Rat", "The Emerald Piper" and "Sirens".

TRISTANIA last year announced the addition of guitarist Gyri Losnegård to the group's ranks.

The band played a couple of shows last summer with guest vocalist Kjetil Nordhus (ex-GREEN CARNATION, TRAIL OF TEARS) filling in for Østen Bergøy, including last year's Wacken Open Air festival, which was held July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany

TRISTANIA in 2007 announced the addition of Italian singer Mariangela "Mary" Demurtas to the group's ranks.

The band's last album, "Illumination", was released in January 2007 via SPV. The CD was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.).

Finnish melancholic metallers THE CHANT will release their second album, "This Is The World We Know", on March 17 via Full Metal Music. The first single from the CD, "New Reality", is currently available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

01. New Reality
02. Reflected
03. November 1987
04. The Black Ascension
05. Will You Follow?
06. Safe World
07. Common Price
08. Armored Man
09. Relativity

"This Is The World We Know" was produced by MOONSORROW vocalist-bassist Ville Sorvali.

A studio diary is available at this location.

THE CHANT's debut album, "Ghostlines", was released in February 2008 the U.K. and Ireland via Shadow World Records / Plastic Head Distribution. "Ghostlines" was described as "a 54-minute emotionally charged rollercoaster ride with morose atmospheres, beautiful melodies and harmonies in the course of KATATONIA, ANATHEMA and HIM."

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Former VADER/BEHEMOTH bassist Marcin "Novy" Nowak is putting together a new band, tentatively dubbed ROAD'S END, with lead guitarist Chris Cannella (N17, AUTUMN'S END) and drummer Kevan Roy (ex-MASTERY). The group is still looking for another lead guitarist.

Novy is currently available for studio/session work, either individually or as part of a rhythm section (along with the above-mentioned Roy).

Novy has recorded 17 full length CDs and taped five official DVDs, all with worldwide distribution. He was also named one of the best bass players in all of the industry-related magazines.

Novy is an extremely versatile musician who is inspired not only by heavy metal, but also jazz, classical and other "good" music.

For more details, contact Novy's management at or visit

DYING FETUS and KETZER have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2010 in Bad Berka, Germany.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


More acts will be announced soon.

Long-running Italian extreme metallers NECRODEATH will celebrate their 25th anniversary by releasing a covers album, entitled "Old Skull". The CD, which is due on February 5, features guest appearances by members of influential Italian thrashers BULLDOZER and former members of SCHIZO.

"Old Skull" was recorded at Quake Sound Studios in Rapallo (Ge) and was produced by the bandmembers themselves. It was mixed by Giuseppe Orlando at Outer Sound Studios in Rome and was mastered by Simone Mularoni at Fear Studios in Ravenna. The cover artwork was created by Davide Nadalin and Nerve Design.

"Old Skull" track listing:

01. Mater Tenebrarum (NECRODEATH 2010)
02. Black Magic (SLAYER)
03. Raise the Dead (BATHORY)
04. Pleasure to Kill (KREATOR)
05. Paranoid (BLACK SABBATH )
06. Sodomy and Lust (SODOM)
07. Bloodlust (VENOM)
08. Ace of Spades (MOTORHEAD)
09. Am I Evil? (DIAMOND HEAD)
10. Mater Tenebrarum (NECRODEATH 1985)


Peso: Drums
Pier: Guitars
Gl: Bass, Backing Vocals

Additional musicians:

* Claudio (ex-NECRODEATH) - Guitar on "Raise the Dead"
* A.C.Wild (BULLDOZER) - Additional Voice on "Mater Tenebrarum"
* Andy Panigada (BULLDOZER) - Guitar on "Ace of Spades"
* Andy Bonfiglio (ex-NECRODEATH) - Guitar on "Am I Evil?"
* Alberto Penzin (ex-SCHIZO, MONDOCANE) - Bass on "Sodomy and Lust"

An Italian tour in support of the CD will kick off in early March.

NECRODEATH's last album, "Phylogenesis", was released in April 2009 via Scarlet Records.

RAGNAROK (Norway) and RAGNARÖEK (Germany) have been confirmed for this year's Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

[HeavyMetalHeaven] Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Perry, Scorpions, Metallica, and tons more

According to The Pulse of Radio, Ozzy Osbourne says his upcoming new album, the 10th solo studio effort of his career, will not be called "Soul Sucka" as first reported. The Prince of Darkness told, "When we put that on the Internet none of my fan base liked the title. They were like, 'I can't imagine me walking around the fucking house with the words 'Soul Sucka' on my T-shirt.' So I was like, 'Fuck it. I've got to come up with something else!'" No matter what it's called, Ozzy told The Pulse of Radio what to expect. "It's very heavy. It's a cross between — it's kind of like a SABBATH/Ozzy album, you know. It's kind of, it wasn't meant to, I didn't plan on doing it but that's the way it unfolded. A lot of it's very, very heavy. I just hope people like it. I love it."

The new set is due out in July, with a fresh title yet to be announced. Ozzy's last solo project, "Black Rain", came out in 2007.

Ozzy also confirmed that Ozzfest will return this summer after taking a one-year break but did not reveal whether it would be a one-shot affair like the 2008 edition or go back to its roots as a traveling event. He also plans to head out on his own headlining arena tour next fall.

The new album and tour will introduce guitarist Gus G. Ozzy parted ways last year with axeman Zakk Wylde, who has played on every Ozzy album and almost every tour since 1988.

Ozzy's first memoir, "I Am Ozzy", arrived in bookstores this week.

Tara Murtha of Philadelphia Weekly recently conducted an interview with Ozzy Osbourne. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Philadelphia Weekly: Hey Ozzy. I loved the book ["I Am Ozzy"]!

Ozzy: The book is a lighthearted look at my life. I mean for every rock and roller, there's a book about the sex, the groupies, the rock and roll the drugs, the debauchery — which everybody knows about. But there's a downside to it as well, there's a tragic side. But most of all there's a humorous side. I always think, if you can laugh at your pain then you can get through anything really.

Philadelphia Weekly: How'd you do most of the research?

Ozzy: Chris [coauthor Chris Ayres] came out, I didn't have to actually do research, just had to jog my memory. So he'd come around and say, OK, what was it like from 15 to 25 and I'd talk and talk and talk, you know, I was married to my first wife, and so on. I was very mean to her. When I was a drunk I was very … coming along with success in rock and roll comes a thing called ego, and ego and alcohol don't really mix because it boosts up your ego to be out of control and you think everything you do is right and everybody agrees with you because you're a celebrity. So nobody goes, I think you're full of shit because everybody wants to be around a celebrity. I used to mistreat my first wife and mistreated by Sharon for a long while. But then you know, I tell my story and I'm not proud of having been a bully and having been egotistical or whatever but it's what happens … I felt a little important for a while.

Philadelphia Weekly: You were so forthcoming about admitting your personal faults. You didn't hesitate?

Ozzy: You know what, I said to Sharon, I can't write about this. And she'd say, if it's the truth, then write about it! If you don't want to write about it, then don't write about it. But on reflection, the overriding thing I tried to put in the book is the humor, but I wanted to tell the truth as well. So if you and I and a bunch of other people saw an accident, there's a good chance we'd all have a slightly different take on what we saw. Now people who were there are going to read my book and go, It never happened like that, he's just doing that because that's what he wants to say, he wants to be a big shot, this is what I remember happening… But that's only my angle on it. All I did was write the book how I remember it. If I'm wrong I'm wrong, if I'm right I'm right. I went in with an honest mind, with a open mind, because I didn't want to be all, I'm so fucking great, because the I-am-great attitude got me into a lot of shit, you know.

Philadelphia Weekly: I read that you recently discovered the importance of good facial moisturizer.

Ozzy: Sharon's guy says to me, you should [put] moisturizer on every morning and evening. I mean, guys don't fucking worry about it. But I started using it, because Sharon says, his face, his face, he's out in the weather all the time and doesn't take care of it. So I do it whenever I remember now… I have a face like a baby's butt.

Anthony Joseph "Joe" Perry, a true American rock guitar hero, has held down the lead guitar chair for nearly 35 years with Aerosmith, often touted as America's premier rock band. Born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, MA, Perry, of Portuguese and Italian descent, was taken with the sounds of the '60s British Invasion bands, and counted Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, and particularly Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green as inspirations.

Formed in 1970 in Boston, Aerosmith paid their early dues, played hard and partied harder, and enjoyed hits like "Walk This Way" and "Dream On." In the summer of 1979, Perry, at odds with other members of the band, and dealing with the strain of increasing drug dependency, left Aerosmith to start The Joe Perry Project, a group with a rotating lineup that recorded three albums and toured almost constantly. With his personal and professional life a shambles, Perry and his friends in Aerosmith patched things up in 1984, got into rehab, cleaned up, and enjoyed 25 years of unprecedented success with a series of hit singles, MTV videos, critically-acclaimed albums and sold-out tours. Aerosmith have sold an astounding 150 million albums worldwide, and are members of The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

But flash forward to Autumn 2009, and Aerosmith was once again in a state of confusion and turmoil. Lead singer Steven Tyler, eager to establish himself as a solo artist at age 61, decided to take an indefinite hiatus after falling off a stage this past summer. While rumors of the band's demise abounded, Perry went on record saying that Aerosmith was still together, and might look for a replacement for Tyler. In the meantime, Perry, never one to sit still, and with a backlog of new material, quickly recorded and released an album in October called Have Guitar, Will Travel, featuring a newly handpicked group of musicians. Billed again as The Joe Perry Project, the band has just completed a short US tour, and is poised to take their act overseas within weeks of this writing, opening for Mötley Crüe and Bad Company.

A self-confessed '60s rock fan, guitar collector, horse enthusiast and gearhead, Joe spent time discussing his love of funky Supro guitars, and how he surprisingly plans to unload a significant portion of his vast collection in the coming year.

What was the spark that ignited your desire to play guitar?

The Joe Perry Project performing at L'Amour, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 30, 1983. Photo by Frank White
It was a series of things, really. I had an uncle who owned a homemade four-string instrument that looked like a ukulele. He would probably get mad if I called it a ukulele, but that's what it looked like. During the holidays, he would play Portuguese folk songs and then let me play with it. I must have been five or six at the time. I used to go to school and listen to the orchestra, and I didn't like any of the wind instruments, but I did like the guitar. I begged my parents for an acoustic guitar, which they bought for me. It came with a 45-rpm record that taught you how to tune, how to strum, and all that. This must have been around 1961 or 1962—definitely before The Beatles came out. I bought a fake book and learned chords from that. I never took lessons.

Once I discovered The Beatles, their music and movies, and all the other British bands like The Stones and Yardbirds, I was captured by rock 'n' roll.

You were influenced by Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix specifically, but how did Peter Green fit into the equation?

A lot of English bands came to Boston before they hit New York back then. I guess they wanted to warm up first there. I had a friend who got a lot of free tickets to the Boston Tea Party club. Fleetwood Mac took up residence at the Tea Party for weeks on end, and I must have seen them thirty times or more. I saw them on great nights, terrible nights, nights when they were all drunk. Peter Green's style, attitude and sound really got to me. These guys didn't care about being rock stars. It was all about the music for them. I became a big fan of Fleetwood Mac. I guess you could say I was most influenced by the second wave of British bands, like The Yardbirds, Mac and The Who.

Did you ever see The Yardbirds live?

No, they had broken up by the time I started going to concerts. I wish I had seen them.

The first time I saw Aerosmith, you guys were opening for Mott The Hoople.

We toured with them a lot in the beginning. I can't say enough nice things about those guys. They were very good to us. They took us under their wing, you might say. All they wanted to do was play rock 'n' roll and party. They're back together with all the original members playing shows in England, and I heard they sound great.

Let's talk specifically about guitars. What are you using on tour right now?

Performing at the Filmore at Irving Plaza, NYC, Nov. 10, 2009. Photo by Frank White
I'm using a few Strats right now, including the first upside-down one I had back in the early days of The Project. I got that one out a while and ago and began playing it again. A left-handed Strat played righty just has a whole different vibe and sound that a standard right-handed one doesn't have. I have a black Jeff Beck Strat, not a normal color for that guitar. I have both of my signature Gibson Les Pauls, my Billie guitar, a reissue Gibson Custom Shop flametop, a Gretsch White Falcon, a Dan Armstrong see-through Plexi guitar for slide, and a Supro Ozark that's strictly used for slide. I rotate guitars a lot out of the collection. I really don't like changing guitars that much onstage, but I have so many great ones that I like to play. I went through a ton of Strats over the years trying to find the best ones—the same with Les Pauls. You want to play good guitars all night. I also have a guitar that was put together for me by RS
Guitarworks that has a Fralin P-90 in the bridge and Joe Barden pickups in the middle and neck.

Is that the brown guitar with the studs on the body?

Yes, that's the one. I call it the Bones and Bullets guitar. There are pictures of it in the booklet of the new CD.

What makes a great guitar to you?

It's the little things—the nut, the bridge, the setup. You know how it is: every guitar is different and some are just special. My Billie guitar rings like a bell when the volume is down. When you turn it up, you can get a great rock 'n' roll crunch, and it's a good heavy metal guitar too. It does everything well. That guitar is really special.

How did the Billie guitar come about? I know several guitarists who speak fondly of it, for obvious reasons.

It started out as a standard B.B. King Lucille model, and I picked it because there were no F holes to get in the way of the artwork. It's amazing that guitar plays as well as it does. I changed the electronics; it has one volume and one tone now. The inspiration was the nose art you saw on airplanes during World War II. I wanted to put the most beautiful woman I could find on there, so naturally, I chose my wife. I sent it out to an airbrush artist and he did a great job. When I got it back, I opened the case and gave it to Billie, and she hated it. She was so embarrassed she refused to come out of the dressing room at Aerosmith shows when I was using it. She couldn't stand the sight of seeing herself on a 30- or 40-foot screen at shows. Now, she's okay with it.

I read that you have about 600 guitars. What are some of the standout pieces from that collection? Which are your favorites and why?

It's really closer to 500 guitars, and there are so many great ones. To tell you the truth, I want to unload a large portion of the collection. I've been working with Perry Margouleff [Author's Note: Margouleff is a noted record producer and vintage guitar expert] on the best ways to disperse them. I want to sell a lot of them because they're sitting in storage, I just don't have time to play them all, and I'd rather get them into the hands of guitarists who will play and enjoy them. Some may go on consignment, others we'll sell directly to collectors. Others we may donate to charities or give to kids.

Joe, do you have a Supro Dual-Tone you want to sell? That's a guitar I've always wanted. Let's talk about it when you get ready to sell, okay?

Yeah, I have two of them. Sure, no problem. We can do that.

You have two signature Les Paul models. How much input did you have in their design?

They let me decorate them; it was mostly about cosmetics. They're pretty much standard Les Pauls. The first one has the black see-through finish. I wanted the flame top with that nice ripple effect you get. When light catches it, the flames come through. I had Gibson make them lightweight, and it has a Tonex pot on the neck pickup, which gives you a static wah sound. That's a very cool effect for solos. The Boneyard model is custom shop Gibson. My wife is an artist who's had experience working in multimedia visual arts, and she had an idea for the finish to bring out the tiger stripe effect. We were at the Gibson custom shop and she explained the idea to the guys there. Their response was, "That won't work." They tried to talk her out of it. She said, "Can't you just try it this way?" They did, and it worked. It really brought out the wood grain. The top is sort of a greenish-orange shade, and the flame top is very prominent.

I also saw a recent promo photo of you playing a black Gretsch. How do you use it?

That guitar is a real squealer. It's a Black Falcon. It feeds back too much live. I used a White Falcon on that cut from the new album, "Somebody's Gonna' Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight." Gretsches are good rockabilly guitars. Fred Gretsch gave me the White Falcon I have.

I read somewhere that you have a lot of cheap, funky electrics like Teiscos, Supros and Danelectros. Is that true?

Yeah, those cheap guitars are so much fun to play and collect. I love the Supro Ozark model. I have two of them. I think the Ozark is the best slide guitar ever made. It's got a flat fretboard, like the Dan Armstrong see-through, and I think that factor makes them both great slide guitars. I have written songs especially for the Ozark. The pickups on the Ozarks go over and under the strings, and the sustain is amazing. The old Rickenbacker horseshoe pickups were similar but not quite the same. There are so many variations to those old Supro guitars. No two are ever alike.

I have a red Supro Belmont I bought from a kid this past summer for $250. I had it rewired and set up for slide by David Petillo. It's a killer. Those old Belmonts are cool too. Supros are just the best slide guitars.

What's your onstange amp rig right now?

I've always liked something that's crunchy and something that's clean, so it's usually a combination of Marshall and Fender. I use a '64 50-watt Plexi with an 8x10 Marshall cabinet, a '69 Marshall Super Bass Plexi head, plus a couple of Dual Showman amps with two 15s. I also have a '50 Bandmaster Tweed with original Jensens that smooths out and melds the sounds together. There are other amps we use onstage too. In the studio, I'll use a Fender Champ or an old Epiphone amp with an 8" speaker.

What's on your pedalboard right now?

I've got a Fulltone Echoplex reissue, a Fulltone Ultimate Octave, an Electro- Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb, a blue Line 6 Modeler, a green Line 6 Delay, an Ernie Ball volume pedal, a DigiTech Whammy pedal, an original Klon Centaur, a Jimi Hendrix Signature Cry Baby wah and other stuff. The pedalboard is pretty extensive. One of the coolest things I have on there is an actual siren built into a pedal.

Premier Guitar's motto is "the relentless pursuit of tone." How would you define good tone?

Good tone is what works for the song. Your tone forms the basis of each song. Basically, there is no bad tone, just bad uses of tone. What's good for one song can be bad for others. I use lots of different tones depending on the material.

The tracks I've heard from your latest CD have a very raw, dense quality, as if the band recorded together in the same room, the way it was done in the late sixties. Was that the vibe you were going for this time? You recorded this disc in your home studio, right?

That's exactly what we were going for. We isolated the guitars just enough and everybody played at the same time going for keepers. With this record, we went for good takes every time. If someone screwed up, we did another take or pieced things together. The whole vibe was about getting good takes. The musicians I have now allowed me to operate that way, and it worked out real well. Aerosmith recorded Honkin' On Bobo in my studio the same way. I've always had a home studio. In the beginning, it was just basic four-track stuff, but now, I have a great studio at my disposal all the time.

I frequently hear older musicians complain that there are no young guitar heroes. Are there any young guitarists you like?

I really like Jack White. He plays stuff that sounds like an exercise, but you can tell he's listened to blues guys like John Lee Hooker. I hear the same thing when I listen to things my sons play—simple riffs, but you know they can develop what they're doing if they work on it. Jack White will have longetivity. There are a lot of good young technical players out there.

Do you have any final words of wisdom and advice for guitarists?

Practice with a metronome. They're cheap, you can buy one that attaches to your guitar strap, and they're great for developing your time and feel. Every guitarist, every musician, should work with a metronome or a click track to develop a good sense of time.

"Billie Perry" custom Gibson ES-335 Lucille: a one-of-a-kind guitar with his wife Billie's picture on it, and one of Joe's all time favorite guitars. Boneyard Green tiger Gibson Les Paul with a bigsby tailpiece, stock: the prototype Boneyard Les Paul; it says "prototype" on the back of the headstock.

"Bullets and Bones" guitar: custom-made for Joe by R.S. Guitarworks; features a Lindy Fralin P-90 pickup in the bridge, Joe Barden pickups in the middle and neck, and a Trem King tremolo.

2000 Dan Armstrong Plexi: nothing says open-tuning slide guitar like this Plexi.

Mid-'50s Supro Ozark: used for slide work only.

Black Gibson Les Paul: Custom Shop Joe Perry model, stock.

Gretsch White Falcon: given to Joe by Fred Gretsch Jr.

Ernie Ball Silhouette Guitar: mid-'90s alloriginal with a Trem King tremolo.

Mid-'70s Left-Handed Strat with reverse Telecaster headstock: the actual guitar from the first Joe Perry Project tour, and one of the guitars Joe has owned the longest. It has Barcus Berry pickups in it.

Left-Handed Fender Jim Servis/Joe Perry strat: loving referred to as "Frankenstrat," and built by Joe and Jim Servis. It's basically a parts guitar that has literally been in a fire; a left-handed Fender body and a reverse Tele Warmoth neck, Barden pickups custom-wound for hotter output, and a really cool green pickguard.

1992 Fender Gold Sparkle Strat: has a Suhr plate added to the cavity to cancel hum and control the noise of the pickups.

2004 Black Fender Jeff Beck Strat: all original except for the Suhr hum-canceling plate added to the cavity.

2006 Gibson Custom Shop SG: all stock with P-90s; great sounding guitar.

1958 Gibson Les Paul: bridge pickup cover removed... enough said.

2004 Gold Fender Strat: stock except for the Suhr plate.

1964 Marshall 8x10 cabinet
1969 Marshall Super Bass head (2)
1970 Marshall Super Lead heads
1950 Fender Bandmaster with original Jensen speakers
1963 Fender VibroVerb
1980s Fender Tone Master head
1973 Fender Dual Showman 1972 Fender Dual Showman
1973 Fender Bassman 2x15 cabinet with JBL speakers

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo
Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb
Electro-Harmonix POG
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal (controlling the POG volume)
Line 6 MM4 Modulation Effects
Line 6 DL4 Delay
Effects A siren (a custom-made pedal that is an actual siren)
Digitech Whammy
Fulltone Ultimate Octave
Dunlop/Custom Audio Electronics MC402 Boost Overdrive
Klon Centaur (original brown-cased)
Option 5 Destination Rotation Single
Cry Baby Jimi Hendrix Signature wah

Pyramid strings - He uses different gauges for different guitars. He uses standard gauge 9-44 or 10-46. And he uses 11-48 for some of the guitars that have dropped down tunings…

Belden Wire

Custom Dunlop thin leather

Dunlop 483 Classic Celluloid Heavy (custom imprinted)

Dunlop Joe Perry signature series Boneyard Slide

[Thanks to Trace Foster, Joe's tech, for providing info on the touring gear, and special thanks to Jim Servis for his assistance in compiling this list of guitars]

The Scorpions sent shockwaves throughout the hard rock community when they
announced earlier this week that they would be retiring. In a statement on their
official site, the German legends said they would be releasing a new album
called 'Sting of the Tail' in March and then would be heading out on a tour that
would span the world "over the next few years." Noisecreep had to get to the
bottom of this and got in touch with guitarist Rudolf Schenker who shared some
insight to the band's decision.

First off, why the hell are you guys packing it in?

We were sitting in the studio after we finished tracking 'Sting of the Tail,'
and we realized something rather quickly. We heard these songs together, and it
just captured the essence of the '80s Scorpions sound. It sounds like a
combination of the best material on the 'Lovedrive' and 'Crazy World' albums.
The songs have that feel and spirit. Then our manager had the idea to finish the
band on a high note with this record. At first, we thought he was joking
(laughter). But then we noticed he was completely being serious. And it turns
out, he was right.

So you just wanted to end the band with a high note.

Yes, exactly. Look, we have been around for a long time, and we've done so many
great things together. We came out of Germany when no one thought a band from
there could rock hard. We've always believed in the band and had fun doing it.
'Sting of the Tail' sounds like a classic Scorpions album, so we decided to
leave after we get done touring it since it's such a powerful record.

You've worked with outside collaborators like Desmond Child in the past. Did you
do that again on 'Sting of the Tail'?

We worked with Eric Bazilian, who is a fantastic guitar player and songwriter.
He used to be in The Hooters and has written some huge songs for other people,
too. He's worked with us in the past and he becomes like our sixth member. We
also worked with Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen. They are Swedish guys
and really helped us capture that classic Scorpions sound. One guy is a great
guitarist, and one is a sound engineer. The band obviously did most of the
songwriting, but we definitely worked with some talented guys again.

People have been critical about the group's pop overtones throughout the years.
Looking back at your catalog, do you feel like the band has had any missteps?

We experimented with our sound during some of the '90s. It was a bit strange for
us in that period. All of a sudden you had alternative stuff and heavier bands
around, so we tried to adapt. It was difficult for the band. In the States, it
was especially hard for bands like us. The funny thing is that in Asia we got
even bigger (laughter). Our records went many times platinum in countries like
Malaysia and Thailand during the '90s.

On the 'Unbreakable' and 'Humanity: Hour I' album we brought our hard rock sound
back. When 'Sting of the Tail' comes out, you'll see that we've stuck to that.

ALBEMARLE COUNTY - The state medical examiner has confirmed the remains found on an Albemarle County Farm Tuesday are those of Morgan Harrington.

Virginia State Police say the confirmation was made using dental records provided by the family and say the investigation continues into the time and cause of death.

Meantime, Morgan Harrington's father talks to CBS 6 about the discovery of his daughter's remains and what the revelation means to his family.

Dan Harrington tells Catie Beck, "This may sound strange, but we have found some peace in all of this. It wasn't the outcome that we wanted but we know now where our daughter is and there is peace in that."

Harrington said he felt that God had answered his prayers in a way after last week telling his wife he couldn't take much more of the 'not knowing.'

He said, "Now we have to figure out how to honor Morgan in death, how to have her life mean something."

In a conversation Wednesday morning, Harrington says his mission may include campus safety or self-defense for women, but most importantly he wants his daughter to be remembered.

"That's been always our biggest challenge - making sure that people don't forget her."

Harrington says the Charlottesville community has taken this case seriously from the beginning and that he has stated from early on that there was a crime and that the criminal lives in the Charlottesville area.

He says, "I always said she would be found within five miles of the campus. This person knew the area. If Mr. Bass had found a fresh body, we would be feeling very differently today, like perhaps Morgan had been held and tortured. I think my daughter was dead before that concert was over."

The family has not made burial arrangements yet ,but they plan to.

Harrington also mentioned that he and his wife were recently on Capitol Hill testifying on behalf of the National Center for Missing Adults telling their story about Morgan. He says he's been amazed by the goodness of people through all of this and that he and his wife Gil have grown as people through the process.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Virginia State Police announced the discovery of the body of Morgan Harrington, saying they are "fairly comfortable with that conclusion."

Col. W. Steven Flaherty said items and evidence found on site indicate the remains are those of Harrington. He said Morgan's parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, were on hand to make the tentative identification. He indicated the search for her, underway since October 17 of last year, was now over.

Lt. Joe Rader, the lead investigator in Harrington's disappearance, said the area where the remains were discovered had not been searched previously. He added that the missing person case was now most likely a homicide. He said investigators were combing the area carefully, saying it was "imperative to maintain the sanctity of the crime scene, since the perpetrator, or perpetrators," were still at large.

He would not characterize the state of the remains, nor what evidence may have been found at the scene.

The Harringtons arrived in the Charlottesville area in the early afternoon. They had told CBS 6 they were there to identify skeletal remains that had been found in Albemarle County Tuesday morning. When speaking, Morgan's father Dan was in tears, telling CBS 6 "this is a horrible day" for his family.

An Albemarle County resident found the remains Tuesday morning at a private residence called Anchorage Farm on Anchorage Farm Road in the southern region of Albemarle County. The farm is ten miles from the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville where 20-year-old Morgan Harrington was last seen at a Metallica concert October 17.

CBS 6's Catie Beck spoke to David Bass, who discovered the remains on his property. Bass, a farmer and owner of Anchorage Farm, says after the wind and rain last week there were several downed trees in his yard. He was out looking for possible damage to make repairs in a remote area of his property, when he spotted the body.

He said the area would be next to impossible to access from a road, since it's at least a mile and a half from the roadway.

He said at first he didn't know whether the remains were human or animal, describing them as very badly decomposed. "I looked down and saw what looked like a human skull and my first thought was that it was Morgan Harrington," said Bass. He said the skull had no hair on it and he couldn't tell from looking whether the remains were male or female.

He immediately went inside and called 911, telling a dispatcher, "I'm not even sure if this is a human body, but I think so."

Bass told CBS6, "We're a small, rural family and we've never had any trespassers. Now in dealing with this tragedy, of a dead person and at the same time [wondering] if this is Morgan Harrington, a part of me thinks this is something good for people to know."

He said police confirmed right away that it was a human body.

METALLICA has issued the following statement regarding the news that human remains discovered Tuesday, January 26 on a southern Albermarle County, Virginia, farm are confirmed to be those of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County, who disappeared from the band's October 17, 2009 concert in Charlottesville, Virgnia:

"We are profoundly saddened by the news of the discovery of Morgan Dana Harrington's body .

"Our most sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Morgan Dana Harrington, the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who was last seen while attending our concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sadly, Morgan's body was found yesterday ending her family's three-month vigil hoping and praying for her safe return.

"Mere words cannot express the anguish and grief that we know her parents Dan and Gil are feeling, and our thoughts are with them.

"If you have any information at all about Morgan's death, please contact the Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3425 or the UVA Police at (434) 352-3467 or"

next year's Getaway Rock festival, set to take place July 8-10, 2010 in Gävle,

Commented festival manager Tomas Jernberg: "We've been working hard to get these
bands to Gävle, Sweden and Getaway Rock and it's fantastic news for us to
finally be able to announce these bookings.

"All international bands so far are booked will only do one Swedish festival
this summer and it's at Getaway Rock. We are now focusing further on booking
more acts; we'll not stop now. We promise to announce further big acts soon."

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


The festival will host three stages and over 60 bands.

For more information, visit

Kevin Alba from has submitted the following report:

HAIL!, the all-star band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH),
guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE
MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer
Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), played its first U.S. show last night (Tuesday,
January 26) at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City.

As a special treat for New York, SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist
Chris Caffery joined the guys on smoking renditions of "Lights Out" by UFO
(which Ripper said the band learned just for Eddie Trunk who presented the band
tonight because UFO is his favorite band), "Metal Church" by METAL CHURCH (which
featured an excellent guitar solo trade-off between Chris and Andreas), and
JUDAS PRIEST's "Green Manalishi". Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth from OVERKILL was such
a fitting voice for AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" and "TNT", and MOTÖRHEAD's
"Overkill", and ANTHRAX's Frank Bello was a ball of energy for MOTÖRHEAD's
"Overkill", KISS' "Cold Gin" and ANTHRAX's rendition of "Got The Time".

B.B. King was rather packed with a very energetic audience singing along
(especially on "Cold Gin" by KISS), banging their heads and raising their fists
to some of metal's greatest anthems. WINGER frontman Kip Winger was also in
attendance hanging out and having a good time with his buddies in HAIL!
following his guest appearance with WINGER/WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach on VH1
Classic's "That Metal Show" taping which will air in late February/early March.

HAIL!'s setlist was as follows:

01. Ace of Spades (MOTÖRHEAD)
02. Territory (SEPULTURA)
03. Grinder (JUDAS PRIEST)
04. Stand Up And Shout (DIO)
05. Balls To The Wall (ACCEPT)
06. Mouth For War/Domination (PANTERA)
07. Walk (PANTERA)
08. Neon Knights (BLACK SABBATH)
09. Wrathchild (IRON MAIDEN)
10. Lights Out (UFO) (w/ Chris Caffery on guitar)
11. Metal Church (METAL CHURCH) (w/ Chris Caffery on guitar)
12. Green Manalishi (JUDAS PRIEST) (w/ Chris Caffery on guitar)
13. Highway To Hell (AC/DC) (w/ Bobby Blitz on vocals)
14. TNT (AC/DC) (w/ Bobby Blitz on vocals)
15. Overkill (MOTÖRHEAD) (w/ Bobby Blitz on vocals and Frank Bello on bass)
16. Got The Time (ANTHRAX) (w/ Frank Bello on bass)
17. Run To The Hills (IRON MAIDEN) (w/ Chris Caffery, Frank Bello and Bobby
Blitz on guest vocals)


18. The Four Horsemen (METALLICA)
19. Symptom Of The Universe (BLACK SABBATH)
20. South Of Heaven (SLAYER)
21. Whiplash (METALLICA)

Pictures below were taken by Rich Catino from

Former AFTER FOREVER vocalist Floor Jansen's new project called REVAMP, PICTURE
and STREAM OF PASSION have been confirmed for the Dokk'em open-air festival, set
to take place June 11 and 12, 2009 in Raard (near Leeuwarden), Netherlands.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


For more information, visit

Greek melodic metal act FIREWIND, which features in its ranks current OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has cancelled its previously announced Mexican shows. The band states, "FIREWIND would like to express their disappointment at not being able to meet their Mexican fans, and to play for them in February.

This is indeed very disappointing. We have been putting the dates together for sometime now. Sadly, our promoter let us down and we have had to pull the shows. On a good note, we will be returning to Mexico at a later date, so watch [our official web site]."

Affected shows:

Feb. 12 - Mexico City - Hard Rock Live
Feb. 13 - Puebla, Mex - Bulldog
Feb. 14 - Mexico City - Bicentennial Fest

FIREWIND recently parted ways with drummer Mark Cross (ex-HELLOWEEN, METALIUM) due to personal differences. Sitting behind the kit for FIREWIND for the band's three shows in Mexico in February was supposed to be Michael Ehre (ULI JON ROTH, KEE MARCELLO).

FIREWIND is currently working on material for a new studio album, tentatively due later in the year via Century Media Records.

FIREWIND's first-ever live effort, "Live Premonition", was released all across Europe in December 2008 and is available as DVD, 2CD and deluxe DVD+2CD set offering a stunning 22-song set filmed and recorded in 2008 in the band's hometown of Thessaloniki.

The 2CD version of "Live Premonition" consists of the audio portion of the main show on two separate CDs, available for the price of one CD. The DVD also features many extras such as behind-the-scenes footage, special acoustic live performances, promo clips and much more.

Bassist Rex Brown (DOWN, PANTERA) has nearly fully recuperated from his fight
with pancreatitis, a sudden inflammation of the pancreas which can have severe
complications and high mortality despite treatment. He says, "After two major
surgeries to close out 2009, I have recovered from pancreatitis and I'm looking
forward to getting back to work with DOWN."

Brown and his DOWN bandmates have discussed reconvening in New Orleans soon
after the Saints win the Super Bowl to begin work on a new album. With a release
date yet to be announced, the new CD will be the band's fourth studio offering.

Brown, who is currently looking forward to a healthy and productive 2010, says,
"I'd like to thank everyone for their support and well wishes during my illness
and recovery."

DOWN tapped Danny Theriot of Metairie, Louisiana to fill in on bass for the
group's most recent North American trek, which kicked off on August 3, 2009 at
Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Kansas.

DOWN has inked a deal with E1 Music for the release of the long-awaited
rockumentary "Down â€" Diary of a Mad Band", which is due in the spring. Watch
the members of DOWN as they tear up Europe â€" literally and figuratively â€" on
their first European tour.

Affliction Clothing's web channel "Affliction Vision" sent OZZY OSBOURNE/ex-ROB
ZOMBIE bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson to this year's NAMM (National Association
Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 14-17, 2010 at the Anaheim
Convention Center in Anaheim, California. His interview with drummer Vinnie Paul
Abbott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) can be viewed below.

According to Vinnie, he and his HELLYEAH bandmates have already recorded about
three-quarters of their next album. Vinnie promises that the work they've done
so far on the record is "great," and says fans should expect an album by June,
with an 18-month tour to kick off in May.

The hard rock "supergroup," which also features MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray and
guitarist Greg Tribbett, NOTHINGFACE axeman Tom Maxwell and DAMAGEPLAN bass
player Bob "Zilla" Kakaha, issued its 2007 debut through Epic Records.

Abbott, who bounced back with HELLYEAH from the devastating 2004 murder of his
brother and bandmate "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, said about the band, "The guys
from HELLYEAH and the incredible music we've created have brought me back to
what I love . . . The vibe is positive with a kick-your-ass attitude."

HELLYEAH's self-titled debut has sold more than 350,000 copies since arriving in
April 2007.

TESTAMENT/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Alex Skolnick has issued the following update:

"I am thrilled to announce that the ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO will be supporting [Mexican acoustic rock duo] RODREGO Y GABRIELA on their upcoming U.S. run. It looks like I will be sitting in nightly with Rod and Gab, as well. This means, unfortunately, that I won't be out with TESTAMENT on the MEGADETH run of dates in March (dates that were added only recently, in light of the 'American Carnage' tour [with MEGADETH and SLAYER] being postponed).

"While I feel bad for anyone disappointed I won't be there, I respect the decision to book these dates and ask for the fans' understanding with this as the TRIO has had March on hold for a long time. Glen Drover [ex-MEGADETH/KING DIAMOND guitarist], who is filling in for me, will do an awesome job and I encourage everyone to go see the show regardless.

"Although no rescheduled 'Carnage' dates have been booked yet, I'm awaiting word (as we all are), pulling for SLAYER's Tom Araya to get well soon and looking forward to resuming that tour as planned.

"Also, for those who have been asking: I will not be taking part in the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA 'Beethoven's Last Night Tour' at this time. I appreciate the support and encourage everyone to see it, as it promises to be an excellent with or without yours truly.

"I understand it can get confusing keeping track of me and my multiple projects/genres (believe me, I have my own challenges with this). But I'm happy to announce that we are redesigning in a way that's going to make things much easier to keep track of. The new design will happen soon.

"If you are able to come check out the RODREGO Y GABRIELA dates with me, Matt and Nathan, please come by and say hello after the show.

DEVILDRIVER and VOLBEAT have been confirmed for the Swiss edition of the
Sonisphere festival, set to take place on Friday, June 18, 2010 at Degenaupark
in Wil/Jonschwil, Switzerland.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


Note: Although MASTODON's name is not currently being listed on the official web
site of Sonisphere Switzerland, the band has included the Swiss date in its
schedule on MySpace.

PARADISE LOST's previously announced Australian tour with SIRENIA has been
postponed until later this year. New dates will be announced as soon as
possible, with all likelihood that those shows will take place in late April.
Ticket holders are advised to hold on to their tickets until the new dates are
announced, at which stage tickets will be transferred to the new date.

For more information, please phone (03) 8581 7620.

Affected dates are as follows:

Feb. 05 - Melbourne, Australia - Billboard The Venue
Feb. 06 - Sydney, Australia - Metro Theatre
Feb. 08 - Brisbane, Australia - Hi Fi Brisbane

PARADISE LOST was forced to postone six shows on its recent European tour due to
a serious illness within guitarist Greg Mackintosh's family. Milly Evans,
PARADISE LOST's long-standing guitar technician and keyboardist from
TERRORVISION, filled in for Greg for the other dates.

The limited formats of PARADISE LOST's new album, "Faith Divides Us - Death
Unites Us", include two orchestral versions of the album tracks "Faith Divides
Us - Death Unites Us" and "Last Regret", which were recorded by the City of
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2008.

The limited-edition deluxe two-CD includes special packaging (DVD-sized
Mediabook with O-Card in a special leather look) and a bonus track, "Cardinal
Zero", on Disc 1 plus a separate bonus CD featuring the "Lost In Prague" tracks.
All vinyl lovers will be delighted to hear that the album is available as a
limited-edition gatefold LP, including the bonus track "Cardinal Zero", the
orchestra mixes on a separate bonus 7" EP, the entire album on CD (in a blank
sleeve), and an exclusive poster.

The follow-up to 2007's "In Requiem", "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" was
recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens

The album's artwork, which is based upon a "Danse Macabre" woodcut by Hans
Holbein the Younger (first published in 1538), was created by Stefan Wibbeke at

Legendary Finnish thrashers ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION are in the studio putting the
finishing touches on their new album, "Gallery Of Pain", due later in the year.
Several new tracks are currently streaming on the band's MySpace page, including
"Children Of Misfortune", "Cross The Line Of No Return", "Suicide Are You
Insane?", "Aggression" and "Day Of Judgement".

The "Gallery Of Pain" artwork (see below) was created by Juha Vuorma, who also
designed covers for the first three KALMAH albums and for USURPER and METUJA,
among others.


Mika Luoma: Vocals
Kimmo Osmo: Guitars
Pasi Osmo: Bass
Jussi Samppala (TYRANT DISCIPLE): Drums

Formed in 1986 by the brothers Kimmo and Pasi Osmo, along with Jukka Sandberg,
ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION went through several lineup changes before releasing an
EP, "Painful Awakening", in 1989. Due to personal issues, the band split up a
short time later. In 2005, ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION regrouped and started writing
new songs and reworking old material. Their intention was to "make a couple of
new songs and pick out our favourites from the past and make a record that cuts
through two decades of metal the way we lived and loved it." Jussi Samppala from
TYRANT DISCIPLE also stepped in as the band's new drummer.

Critically acclaimed rockers THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are known for their groundbreaking music and their "dangerous," outstanding live shows.

To support its upcoming album, "Option Paralysis", the band plans to head out on the road on a headline run to add to their recently announced festival dates.


The dates are as follows:

Mar. 11 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Mar. 12 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Mar. 13 - La Sala Rossa Cabaret - Montreal, QUE
Mar. 14 - Opera House - Toronto, ONT
Mar. 15 - Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH
Mar. 23 - The Social - Orlando, FL
Mar. 24 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Mar. 25 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
Mar. 26 - Greene Street Club - Greensboro, NC
Mar. 28 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
Mar. 29 - Otto Bar - Baltimore, MD
Mar. 31 - Diesel - Pittsburgh, PA
Apr. 01 - The Eagle Theatre - Pontiac, MI
Apr. 02 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Apr. 06 - Republik - Calgary, ALB
Apr. 07 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, ALB
Apr. 09 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC

More shows will be annonced soon.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will release "Option Paralysis" on March 23. The opus, recorded in Orange County, California with longtime collaborator/producer Steve Evetts (THE USED, GLASSJAW, EVERY TIME I DIE), will be the debut release for the band's brand new label Party Smasher Inc./Season Of Mist.

"Option Paralysis" track listing:

01. Farewell, Mona Lisa
02. Good Neighbor
03. Gold Teeth On A Bum
04. Crystal Morning
05. Endless Endings
06. Widower
07. Room Full Of Eyes
08. Chinese Whispers
09. I Wouldn't If You Didn't
10. Parasitic Twins

Check out the CD artwork below.

"Farewell, Mona Lisa" was premiered this past Christmas exclusively on Sirius XM's Liquid Metal. The track is now available for digital download with exclusive artwork on iTunes, Amazon and all major download platforms worldwide.

According to guitarist Ben Weinman, "I Wouldn't if You Didn't" was one of the last songs written for the album, "taking DILLINGER to places [we] have never gone before." Meanwhile, "A Room Full of Eyes", which Ben dubs as a favorite on the album, is "one of the most intense songs we have ever written."

U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine recently reported that "Option Paralysis" will feature a guest appearance by 70-year-old Mike Garson, who has previously contributed to DAVID BOWIE 's "Aladdin Sane" and NINE INCH NAILS ' "The Fragile" albums.

Vocalist Greg Puciato previously stated about the band's new songs, "Wait 'til you hear what we've got for you now. The vibe when we recorded 'Ire Works' was defined by a feeling of struggle and hope and just staying alive in the face of almost falling apart, feeling triumphant in making it through the previous couple of years, and now the vibe is OK, now we're just gonna fuck everyone up.'"


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