Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has spoken to BBC Radio about Led Zeppelin's future plans and it would seem that a new album is in the works as well as a new tour.
"It would seem as", though original frontman Robert Plant is not going to be part of the band's future plans. But bassist John Paul Jones has confirmed rumours that Led Zeppelin have been having regular rehearsals and are planning something big for the near future.
After confirming that "a couple" of singers have tried out for the band, JPJ went on to say: "We want to do it. It's sounding great and we want to get on and get out there."
On the subject of a new vocalist for the band, Jones said: "It's got to be right. There's no point in just finding another Robert. You could get that out of a tribute band, but we don't want to be our own tribute band. There would be a record and a tour, but everyone has to be on board."
In conjunction with Terrorizer Magazine, Guillotine's second full-length album "Blood Money" is now available for full streaming in its entirety on the Terrorizer website in support of the promotion of this Thrash Metal masterpiece! Streaming starts 27th October 2008 and ends on 2nd November 2008.
A press release from Pulverised Records reads as follows:
"The Executioners have returned! Reactivated and armed with a ferocious new album "Blood Money", Guillotine sets the benchmark of intense Thrash Metal to deadly new heights; essential melodic hooks with just the right amount brewed into perfection to split your skull into pieces!
Featuring Nils Eriksson and Fredrik Mannberg from the mighty Nocturnal Rites and together in collaboration with the master of Thrash Metal artist Ed Repka (Megadeth, Atheist, Death, Venom, etc), Guillotine will crush all competitors in the genre and emerge as the reigning kings of Thrash Metaldom!
On January 5th, 2009 Swedish Death Metal band Vomitory will enter Leon Music Studios in Karlstad/Sweden to begin recordings for their seventh (yet untitled) album. Studio owner Rikard Löfgren will once again engineer, partially produce, mix and master the new album like he did with its predecessor "Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize"!
The new album is scheduled for a May 2009 release through Metal Blade Records in Europe. The release date for the US and the rest of the world is not set yet.
German progressive death metallers Obscura and Dew-Scented will headline next year's edition of the Euroblast Festival, set to take place January 24th, 2009 in Cologne, Germany. For detailed information, visit www.myspace.com/euroblastfestival.
Recently Obscura announced "Cosmogenesis" as the title of its second full-length album, due in early 2009 via Relapse Records. The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Spastic Ink, Blotted Science) and Tymon Kruidenier (Cynic, Exivious).
Former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen has announced the following North American shows for 2009.
Storm Returns to the America's Tour 2009:
Apr. 29 - The Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza - New York, NY
May 01 - Le Medley - Montreal, QC
May 02 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
May 04 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
May 07 - Regency Center - San Francisco, CA
May 08 - House Of Blues - Hollywood, CA
"The wait is finally over: Finnish black metal legends Horna will be touring the United States for the first time, starting on Samhain night and following through the duration of November. Joining Horna for their maiden American voyage are fellow MORIBUND terrorists AZRAEL and BLOOD STAINED DUSK, newly signed to the label. Long-running and well-respected American black metal band Kult Of Azazel will be joining the entourage for select dates. Here are the confirmed dates thus far:
Oct. 31 - San Francisco, CA
Nov. 1 - Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 2 - San Marcos, CA
Nov. 3 - Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 4 - Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 5 - Denver, CO
According to a posting on the band's MySpace, Zimmers Hole is no longer a part of the upcoming European Tour with Soilwork, as drummer Gene Hoglan has suffered a death in his family.
"From our hearts, we send Gene and the entire Hoglan family all of our love, and deepest condolences at this difficult time. The Hoglan family is the "first family of metal", and we are all deeply saddened.", commented the band.
Also, bassist Byron Stroud is nursing a broken hand. The band adds: "Byron is not only our bassist, his duties also include band manager and road manager. He is vital to us. While Byron's injury was untimely, he felt he could be ready in time for the tour. With the sad news from the Hoglan family, there was no way we could do this and be focused in any way.
German metallers Leaves' Eyes have posted the following post on the band's Myspace page a few days ago:
"The new member of Leaves Eyes and Atrocity is Los Angeles based drummer Seven Antonopolous (ex-Opiate For The Masses).
Seven comments: "I've been a big fan of the bands for a long time. I can't tell you how excited I am to play with such amazing people! I'm currently at Mastersound Studio in Germany tracking the drums for the new Leaves' Eyes record! These songs have a great epic vibe. I feel like I'm really expending as a musician!"
Seven will take part of the '08 Sabian "Show No Mercy" tour featuring also Ray Luzier (Korn), Chris Pennie (Coheed & Cambria).
"The limited vinyl version of CRYSTAL VIPER's "The Last Axeman" album, will be available in 500 copies (100 on blue vinyl / 400 on black vinyl) through High Roller Records. Except new artwork and insert with many rare photos, you will find there several exclusive bonus tracks: LP version won't include any live songs, but few special studio recordings:
The Last Axeman
The Anvil Of Hate
Flaming Metal Systems (Manilla Road cover)
The Last Axeman (Polish version)
Blood And Gasoline feat. David DeFeis & Josh Block (Virgin Steele cover song)
Demons' Dagger (Epic Version 2008)
Out There Survivors (Mirage cover)
The Israeli symphonic black metal band, Dagor Dagorath, published on its official Myspace a new song entitled "Heaven in Hell". This track is one of seven on the band's debut album, to be called "Yetzer Ha'Ra".
The album's artwork is made by Greek artist Seth Siro Anton known for his work with Septicflesh (that did work for bands such as Moonspell, Vader, Belphegor, Paradise Lost).
Song list for the album "Yetzer Ha'Ra" is as follows:
1. The Hell in Heaven
2. The devil on the chain.
3. Heaven in Hell
4. The maze of madness
5. Vicious circle
6. The Call
7. Wind Cry
Official Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/dagordagorath