Swedish metallers Soilwork will release a new EP, "A Whisp Of The Atlantic". on December 4 on the label Nuclear Blast. The official music for the first single from the effort is "The Nothingness And The Devil".

Guitarist David Andersson states: "'The Nothingness And The Devil' is a song about how the old concept of a patriarchal God doesn't work anymore, and how everyone with any logic reasoning must accept that we have to create our own deities, if we need them.

AC/DC planned on releasing "Power Up" earlier this year, the pandemic forced the band to reconsider.

"We were hoping to get the album out before all this happened," Angus said. "They were getting ideas together for packaging and video promo things. And then that virus thing came along. It kind of put everyone on hold."

It's been three years since MAGNUM brought out "The Valley Of Tears - The Ballads", a compilation that focused on the British rock act's quiet, more otherworldly and dreamy side. Three years during which the idea matured to follow this successful release (top 100 of the German album charts) with a companion piece. 

The new album by monsterman Rob Zombie will be titled "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser". The delayed release will be available on April 29. The album was produced by Chris Harris.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. The Last Of The Demons Defeated
02. Satanic Cyanide! The Killer Rocks On!
03. The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God
04. Well, Everybody's Fucking In A U.F.O.
05. A Hearse Overturns With The Coffin Bursting Open
06. The Hideous Exhibitions Of A Dedicated Gore Whore
07. Medication For The Melancholy
08. In The Age Of The Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
09. Super-Doom-Hex-Gloom Part One
10. In The Bone Pile
11. Get Your Boots On! That's The End Of Rock And Roll
12. Wurdalak

Rockers 3 Doors Down will release its sixth full-length album, "Us And The Night", on March 11 via Republic Records. The album was recorded  at Rivergate Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Matt Wallace at the helm. It nods to the spirit of their breakout debut with seasoned songwriting and the biggest and boldest songs of their 16-year career to date.

Fans can pre-order "Us And The Night" starting January 15. All those who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of their first single, "In The Dark".


"In The Dark" shows a different side of 3 Doors Down. You'll recognize the robust riffing, but it flaunts a sexy and striking chant that emphasizes a new groove and swagger altogether.

On the new album, 3 Doors Down lead singer Brad Arnold notes: "We're all excited to release our new album, 'Us And The Night'. It's truly been a labor of love and we can't wait to get these songs out to our fans around the world."

"Us And The Night" track listing

01. The Broken
02. In The Dark
03. Still Alive
04. Believe It
05. Living In Your Hell
06. Inside Of Me
07. I Don't Wanna Know
08. Pieces of Me
09. Love Is A Lie
10. Us And The Night
11. Fell From The Moon

the rap - metal - rock outfit Linkin Park is back in the studio recording a new album that hopefully rock more than 2014's "The Hunting Party" album did.

The band has posted a picture on Facebook of singer Chester Bennington laying down vocal tracks, with the accompanying caption: "Back to work this week."


Linkin Park began work on a new album late last year, with the band's Mike Shinoda telling NME: "I have no idea what it'll sound like yet. It won't sound like 'The Hunting Party'. We like to surprise people."

"The Hunting Party" was released in June 2014 and produced the hit singles "Guilty All The Same" and "Until It's Gone". The album was described as something of a return to the rap-rock sound of the first two albums, "Hybrid Theory" and "Meteora".

Chester Bennington spent a couple of years touring as the singer of Stone temple Pilots but they split last November.

Alter Bridge has started to work on the follow-up to the band's last album "Fortress" that was released 2013. The album is once again being produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette and the release is planed for the fall.

After extensive requests from fans for unique or special ALTER BRIDGE items over the years, the band is kicking off the start of the new album cycle with exactly that. Via Fret 12, a company long-associated with the members of ALTER BRIDGE, those interested will now have the chance for the first-time to get their hands on a range of goodies and experiences, giving them intimate access into the world of band members Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips.

Some of the rarities on offer include:

* Being a VIP for life 
* Special meet-and-greets at soundcheck
* Having your name included in the new album liner notes
* Various signed and limited edition bundles
* Drumsticks used for album recordings
* PRS guitars used for album recordings
* Used strings and heads
* Handwritten lyric sheets
* Framed and signed album artwork
* Postcards from the band
* Access to an exclusive listening party and performance by the band

To snap up your favourite piece of rock history, visit fret12.com/store/alter-bridge.

Guitarist Mark Tremonti comments: "Gearing up for [the fifth ALTER BRIDGE album], we are happy to be able to offer our fans a few of the things they have asked us for in the past. As a band, we also tried to come up with a few unique items which I feel are the ultimate collector's items!" Vocalist/guitarist Myles Kennedy adds: "We are very excited to offer these exclusive and unique opportunities for the ALTER BRIDGE fans as we begin the next chapter of our journey!"

Regarding what fans can expect from the next ALTER BRIDGE album, Tremonti told TeamRock Radio: "It could go in any direction. I've got a ton of ideas in all different styles. Last time, it was just one heavy idea after another and hopefully this time we can branch out and bring something new to the table."

We are a bit surprised to learn that the surf punk band The Offspring has sold the rights to their entire catalog of Columbia Records master recordings and the publishing rights for all its songs to for some  $35 million.

The Offspring has sold the recorded masters for the six albums it made for Columbia Records, along with the publishing rights to the songs on all nine of its studio efforts. The master recordings for the band's first three albums remain with Epitaph, the label that originally released them.

Among the Epitaph albums is 1994's "Smash", the breakout blockbuster that sold more than six million copies in the U.S. and featured the hits "Come Out And Play", "Self-Esteem" and "Gotta Get Away". Included in the Columbia catalog are 1997's "Ixnay On The Hombre", which sold 1.4 million copies, 1998's "Americana", which moved five million, and 2000's platinum-selling "Conspiracy Of One".

The Offspring have sold a total of 17 million copies of their nine albums to date.

Frontman Dexter Holland thinks The Offspring's albums have all had a consistent style. "I think that there's a thread that runs through all of our albums, for sure," he said. "I mean, people say there's a sound to our band. I don't know exactly what that sound is, but people seem to recognize it when they hear our records, and like any of our other records, there are songs that people might not expect to hear from us, but people seem to know it still sounds like us."

Holland said in a statement about the catalog sale, "We felt that having the right caretaker for our catalog, both the masters and the publishing, is incredibly important to the future of our career."

It obviously is all about the money...

Disturbed has secretly recorded the new album, Immortalized that will be released August 21

Fan-filmed video footage of John Corabi, former lead singer of MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE SCREAM and UNION, performing on February 20 at The Bourbon Room in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada can be seen below. Corabi's backing band consisted of Jeremy Asbrock...

"Just before Christmas, MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson visited his doctor for a routine check-up. This led to tests and biopsies which revealed a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue. A seven-week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment was completed yesterday. As the tumour was caught in the early stages, the prognosis thankfully is extremely good.

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler was arrested January 27 following a bar fight at the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California.

Marilyn Manson has revealed in a new interview with Rolling Stone that he has a few odd habits when it comes to having sex. For starters, the shock-rocker will only have sex with the lights off and his underwear...

Jeff Scott Soto – one of today's premier Rock frontmen and vocalists – and a union of hotshot young musicians bring you a slamming blend of melody and muscle in some of the freshest power metal to surface in years present. Together they are SOTO, and their debut album “Inside The Vertigo” will blow your mind away. The album is going to be released January 30th, 2015 on earMUSIC.

After taking a trip back in time with the Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) album and the last studio album "Tragic Idol" (2012) Paradise Lost begins recording new album.

Static-X Founder Wayne Static
Passed Away At Age 48

Swedish Heavy Metal institution SABATON released their seventh full-length record »Heroes« on May 16, 2014 via Nuclear Blast and reached some of the highest chart entries in the band history, among them the first #1 in their native Sweden, #2 in Finland, #3 in Germany, #4 in Czech Republic, #6 in Poland, #7 in Switzerland – and many more!

Swedish Melodic Death Metallers SCAR SYMMETRY released their new album The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) and successor to 2011’s highly acclaimed masterpiece The Unseen Empire on October 6th via Nuclear Blast.

Swedish heavy metal pioneers HAMMERFALL are still enjoying the success of their latest record »(r)Evolution«, which has reached a.o. the world charts on #24. But for today, the band has to make a major announcement:
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Sweden's AMARANTHE, known for fusing melodic metal with elements of EDM, will release their third album MASSIVE ADDICTIVE via Spinefarm Records on October 21

Jukka Nevalainen, the drummer of Nightwish will take a break from the band to deal with his health issues...
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The wait is over. "Back To The Front", the highly anticipated album of ENTOMBED A.D., is out today in Europe and will be released on August 5th in North America...
NIGHTWISH are currently working on their new album. The yet-untitled creation will be the first NIGHTWISH studio-record to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen...
Sweden's pack of Heavy Metal stalwarts, WOLF, return with their seventh studio album entitled simply "Devil Seed"...

Swedish melo-death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY are set to release their new album...

Swedish Heavy Metal heroes SABATON announce Finnish labelmates BATTLE BEAST as well as Dutch Symphonic Metal band DELAIN as the official supports for their 2015 European tour...

PARADISE LOST is set to play for the first time with a real Orchestra on 20 September.

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SONIC SYNDICATE's brand new self-titled album has hit the official album charts in Germany and...
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