Tag: Billboard 200

DOWN Completes Work On New EP

DOWN has completed work on its new EP for an early 2014 release. The CD was recorded at singer Philip Anselmo‘s New Orleans studio, Nodferatu’s Lair and is the second in a series of EPs to be released over the next few years, each touching on a different aspect of the band’s sound. Speaking about the band’s new material, DOWN guitarist Pepper …

SLIPKNOT Parts Ways With Drummer JOEY JORDISON

  SLIPKNOT has released the following statement: “To our Maggots and fans around the world, “It is with great pain but quiet respect that, for personal reasons, Joey Jordison and SLIPKNOT are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. “We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to …

VAN HALEN Has More Unreleased Material In Vaults, Says Bassist

After singer David Lee Roth said in recent interview that VAN HALEN has started work on its 13th studio album, the next question is whether the material will be freshly written or pulled from the band’s vaults. Many of the songs on 2012’s “A Different Kind Of Truth” originated from demos going back to the group’s earliest days, and bassist Wolfgang Van …

Bruce Dickinson Reveals Plans For New IRON MAIDEN Record

Recently, IRON MAIDEN’s captain Bruce Dickinson revealed during an interview with the Swedish web site Talarforum (translation: Speakers’ Forum) that his band is planning to enter the studio to record a NEW album sometime in 2014. What is to be the bands 16th album, will be the follow up to ‘The Final Frontier’, which was …

MEGADETH'S DAVE MUSTAINE SIGNS WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING AGREEMENT WITH WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 18, 2013 – Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with renowned Megadeth singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dave Mustaine. Effective immediately, Warner/Chappell will administer Mustaine’s songwriting from Megadeth’s recently released album Super Collider, as well as future …

OVERKILL's BLITZ '80 Percent Done' Recording Vocals For New Album

Groovey of Groovey.TV conducted an interview with vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Wllsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL on November 8 at Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado. On the progress of the recording sessions for OVERKILL‘s new album: Ellsworth: “Yeah, the music’s all done. It’s been recorded. I’m working on vocals right here [on our tour bus] just on my eight-track. I’ve done …

EXODUS To Enter Studio In February, Says GARY HOLT

Bay Area Backstage conducted an interview with SLAYER touring members Gary Holt (guitar, also of EXODUS) and Paul Bostaph (drums) before the band’s October 30 concert in San Joese, California. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the next EXODUS album, Holt said: “This [SLAYER] tour runs ’till… I get home December 1, …

AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Continuing Work On Solo Album

During a short chat with the Boston radio station WZLX earlier today (Thursday, October 31), AEROSMITH vocalist Steven Tyler told mid-day host Carter Alan that he is “finishing up some songs” for long-in-the-works solo debut, which is tentatively due next year. Tyler recently told The Pulse Of Radio that his plans to go out on his own should not be a cause of concern for AEROSMITH fans. “I’m …

EDGUY: Six 'Amazing' Songs Written For Next Album

German melodic metallers EDGUY are working on material for the follow-up to 2011’s “Age Of The Joker” for a tentative 2014 release. The band’s mainman, Tobias Sammet, states: “We got about six songs now and they’re quite amazing! Traditional stuff!” “Age Of The Joker” sold around 1,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD debuted …

PEPPER KEENAN Says DOWN Will Begin Recording New EP Next Week

On October 1, Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas conducted an interview with DOWN guitarist Pepper Keenan for the “Metal Hammer” radio show on TeamRock Radio. DOWN will enter singer Philip Anselmo‘s New Orleans studio, Nodferatu’s Lair, on Monday, October 7 to begin recording a new EP that is tentatively due in early 2014. Speaking about the band’s new material, Pepper said: “It’s kind of slight continuation of the first EP, but …