Former !T.O.O.H.! frontman Josef "Humanoid" Vesely has recently released an electronic music album under the name of the unpronounceable symbol §§, along with different live and rare !T.O.O.H.! music and from other projects. This is the first release from anyone within the band since the Democratic Solution album was released last year as their final album. Download links are available on the !T.O.O.H.!'s Facebook page. The album is called The Path Into Shadow.
As if Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson isn't busy enough, he's decided to take his love of flying to the next level by starting his own small airline. Bruce Dickinson has spent his life singing in the legendary band Iron Maiden. Now, the frontman is working on an altogether different type of metal: airplanes.
It appears that the plot seems to be thickening in the new feud between Nuclear Blast and Wintersun's mastermind Jari Mäenpää. He issued a second, very lengthy update about crowd funding, Time II and his squabbles with Nuclear Blast.
It seems like Wintersun's mastermind Jari Mäenpää still has a lot to say about Time II after a recent update where he discussed the reasons for the delay of the album. This time, he talked about why he doesn't take the road of crowdfunding and didn't have a lot of nice things to say about the band's label, Nuclear Blast Records.
Detroit black metal monsters Dauden I Mørke have released the tracklist for their upcoming EP, Coldwired, that they have been working on. The EP will consist of a handful of old Dauden I Mørke favorites and covers of various artists reworked through the artistic lens of their 2014 album Cold Miasmic Domain, which came out on January 12th of this year.
After keeping fans waiting for years, Norwegian black metallers Cor Scorpii have finally set the date of the 17th July on which to begin recording their second full-length album. As with their previous release Monument, the album will be recorded and mixed by Børge Finstad at his Toproom Studio (Mayhem, Borknagar, Vintersorg, Tristania, Arcturus, etc).
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has been sentenced to six years in prison in a San Diego Superior Courtroom for attempting to hire a hit man to kill his wife. In February, the singer pleaded guilty to soliciting an undercover cop to murder Meggan Lambesis, whom he had married eight years prior and adopted three children with. At the time, he faced up to nine years in prison. According to Radio.com, the verdict was handed down as more than three dozen people, out of the 80-plus spectators present, wore yellow felt hearts in support of Meggan Lambesis. Three of Lambesis' bandmates - Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert - were present at the sentencing.
Kiss won't rock and roll all night when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, the band said in a statement. The veteran group is unable to agree on which lineup should perform during the April 10th ceremony in New York, and has decided not to perform.
American metallers Mastodon are currently embroiled in a controversy regarding an allegedly racist t-shirt that coincided with the Thanksgiving holiday. The t-shirt depicts a white male pilgrim pointing a gun at a female Native American and is pictured below. Some deemed it racist. The band defended the artwork explaining that they aren't racist and simply pointed out the atrocities linked to Thanksgiving.
Norwegian black metallers Cor Scorpii have released an almost four-minute snippet from a song to be featured on their upcoming second album. The band's new album has a working title of Ruin and the exact release date is yet to be announced. Previously, the band released a small teaser of what they were working on. Enjoy it while you can here.
The burger of controversy... Swedish metallers Ghost B.C. have caused a bit of an uproar this time not with their music, videos or album covers but with a hamburger featured at a Chicago-based burger joint which names all of its specialty burgers after metal bands. The burger is considered sacrilegious.
Norwegian black metallers Cor Scorpii have released a short teaser from their upcoming album Ruin, via their Facebook page. Their debut album Monument was released five years ago already. This is not much but at least it is something. You can listen to the teaser here.
Norwegian black 'n' rollers Vreid have announced a six-date tour of Japan as support for Greek melodic black metallers Rotting Christ. Vreid will be promoting their latest release Welcome Farewell in the month of January next year.
Through Vreid's official Facebook page, plans for a reunion of the surviving members of Windir have been established to commemorate the formation of Windir, Ulcus and Vreid, which are all connected by its band members. These special shows will feature Righ from Windir and Ese from Vreid. As a special guest on vocals, they will also bring on Vegard Bakken, brother of Windir legend Terje "Valfar" Bakken who was found dead in 2004.
And why not? In an effort to somehow put their names on more product, rock legends Kiss have purchased a Los Angeles-based Arena League Football Team. For those who do not follow American sports, Arena League Football is basically a low-budget version of the National Football League (NFL). The team is called LA KISS of all things and will even make use of the band's logo.