Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fire Destroys Tesla Studio (with video)

There was a fire at the music studio owned by Tesla bassist Brian Wheat. Tesla kept their equipment and memoirabilia there. To see more info go to
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kings Of Modesty Release "Hell Or Highwater"

Kings Of Modesty just got their album "Hell Or Highwater" released in the US. They are a progressive metal band from Finland that has been around since 1994. Their current line-up was formed in 2007 and this is their first album.

New Releases 9/28/10

Here are the new releases for 9/28/2010:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Death Angel Announce North American Tour

Death Angel have announced their first ever headlining tour to support their new album "Relentless Retribution", dates are:

Leaves' Eyes Cancel Rest Of North American Tour

Leaves' Eyes has had to cancel the rest of their North American tour including the scheduled show in Mexico. They tried to do as many shows as possible but with the cancellation of the tour with Kamelot they were not able to make up for the missed shows. Hopefully they'll be able to come back and have better luck next time.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bangalore Choir "Cadence'

Bangalore Choir (featuring David Reece who sang for Accept on 1989's "Eat The Heat") have released their first album in 18 years, "Cadence". You can find out more about the new album as well as hear some sample tracks at

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Special Edition CD's

I have been noticing more and more bands putting out special editions of their albums. These special editions are more than just a couple of extra tracks, but now include expanded packages and artwork, bonus discs (both audio and/or DVD), and even more extras.

Monster Fest 2010

Monster Fest 2010 will be will he happening this weekend, Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 at the Merced County Fairgrounds. Gates will be open from 3:30pm-12:00am with over 30 bands playing including international artist Lynch Mob. You can check out their website at

My CD Collection September 2010

I just updated my CD database. You can view my complete collection by clicking on or use the navigation bar above.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Halford IV - Made Of Metal

Halford is releasing Halford IV - Made Of Metal on 9/28/2010. The CD will have 14 tracks. Tracks are:

Bret Michaels In Billboard Magazine is reporting on the Bret Michaels interview in Billboard Magazine. In the magazine Bret admits that being on reality TV has helped his sales and tours. Here is the cover:

In This Moment Fall Tour

In This Moment have released dates for a tour this fall:

Pre-Order Firewind "Days Of Defiance"

Century Media is again having a special pre-order with a t-shirt, this time it's for Firewind's "Days Of Defiance". You can order the CD with a t-shirt and poster or in a digipak with t-shirt, poster, and DVD.

Tarja Releases - Until My Last Breath Video

Tarja has released a new video for her song Until My Last Breath from her new album "What Lies Beneath".

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Accept "Teutonic Terror" Video

Accept have released a video for "Teutonic Terror" from their new album "Blood Of The Nations". Check it out here:

Accept Tour And In-Store Signings

Accept have announced the first dates for their tour in support of "Blood Of The Nations" which was released last week in the US. This is their first US tour in over 14 years. The band will have "Meet & Greets" have every show and have pleged to stay until the very last fan leaves. Check out the dates below:

King Giant Release New Video

Southern Doom band King Giant have release a video for their song "13 To 1" from their album "Southern Darkness" released last year. Check it out below and check out their MySpace page.

Spiritual Beggars "Return To Zero" Pre-order

Spiritual Beggars' "Return To Zero" can be pre-ordered from Century Media with a t-shirt.

James LaBrie "Static Impulse" Pre-Order

You can pre-order James LaBrie's "Static Impulse" from Century Media with a t-shirt.

Firewind Post New Video

Firewind (featuring Gus G. from Ozzy's band) has posted the video for the first single "World On Fire" from their new album "Days Of Defiance". Check it out below:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Black Tide Release New Song

Black Tide have released the first song titled "Bury Me" from their upcoming album at Be aware, you have to login using your Facebook page to listen to the new song.

Blind Guardian US/Canada Tour

Blind Guardian have released the tour schedule for their US/Canadian tour to support their new album "At The Edge Of Time". Supporting them will be Holy Grail and Seven Kingdoms. Here is the schedule:

New Releases 9/14/10

Here are the new releases for 9/14/2010:

The Pretty Reckless - Make Me Wanna Die

The Pretty Reckless has posted a new video for their song "Make Me Wanna Die" on MySpace, you can check it out below:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Methods Of Mayhem Release New Video

Methods Of Mayhem (Tommy Lee's solo band) has released a video for their first single "Time Bomb" from their upcoming album "A Public Disservice Announcement" scheduled for a September 21st release. Here is the video:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne Announces North American Arena Dates

Ozzy Osbourne has announced some dates for a North American arena tour starting on Nov. 12th. Current dates are all in the North West US and Canada. Dates announced so far are:

Mike Portnoy Leaves Dream Theater

Mike Portnoy, founding member and leader of Dream Theater, has decided to leave the band after taking some time off and playing with some other bands this past year. It will be interesting to see what Dream Theater does in finding not only a new drummer but a song writer. You can read Mike Portnoy's and Dream Theater's press releases at

City Of Fire Release Video For Rising

City Of Fire have posted a video for their song rising on YouTube. Here it is:

Firewind North American Shows

Firewind have announced dates for four North American Shows to support their new CD "Days Of Defiance". Dates are:

Kamelot Postpone Tour

Last week Kamelot announced they would be touring despite their lead singer Khan falling ill. Well, after rehearsing with Michael from Circus Maximus the band has decided to postpone the US tour until Khan is able to rejoin the band. For more information check out their blog on MySpace or their news section at

Sorry For The Technical Difficulties

I apologize for not posting any new updates for the past few days, a part in my computer broke and I haven't been able to get the new part yet. I was able to temporarily fix it until the new part comes in, so we are back for now.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

James Labrie "Static Impulse"

James Labrie's second solo album "Static Impulse" will be released on September 28th in the US. The track listing is:

New Releases 9/7/10

Here are the new releases for 9/7/2010:

Creation's End Debut Album

Creation's End featuring Mike Dimeo (Masterplan/Riot) will be releasing their debut album "A New Beginning" on Sensory Records on November 9th. To hear a preview of the album as well as the complete track "Of Shadow And Flame" on their MySpace page.

In The Midst Of Lions Release New Video

In The Midst Of Lions has released a new video for their song "The Machine" from their latest release "The Heart Of Man" on their labels YouTube channel at

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Picture Me Broken & The Pretty Reckless

In my internet meanderings tonight I came across a couple of bands I found interesting and would be interested in what anyone else thinks about them. They have a couple of things in common, both have young female singers, Brooklyn from Picture Me Broken is 17 and Taylor Momsen from The Pretty Reckless is only 16, and both have great voices. Here are a couple of videos from the bands:

Firewind "Days Of Defiance"

Firewind have released the album cover and track listing from upcoming album "Days Of Defiance" due out in the US on October 26th. The track listing is:

Blackbird Finish Recording New CD

Blackbird have finished recording their new album "Modern Day Saints" and will be releasing it soon. Check out their MySpace page where you can check out a couple of new tracks as well as some of their older songs, the band rocks, you won't be disappointed.

Kristy Majors New Website

Kristy Majors (Pretty Boy Floyd) has created a new website, check it out to find our more information about what he has been doing the past 20 years as well as what he is doing now.

Skull Fist "Heavier Than Metal" EP

Skull Fist have released an EP titled "Heavier Than Metal" which can be purchased at their web store. To find out more information on the band check out their MySpace page.

Anthriel "The Pathway" Debut CD

Anthriel are another band from Lion Music with a debut album. "The Pathway" will be released on September 17th. The tracklisting is:

Mindsplit "Charmed Human Art Of Significance" Debut Album

Mindsplit are a new band from Lion Music and will be releasing their debut album "Charmed Human Art Of Significance" On September 17th. Tracklisting for the CD is:

Korn Music Video "Let The Guilt Go"

Korn's new music video for "Let The Guilt Go" has been premiered at

Accept "Blood Of Nations" Pre-order

Accept's "Blood Of Nations" release date has been moved to Septembe 14th and is available at Nuclear Blast in digipak edition and with a t-shirt.

Immortal "Live At Wacken 2007" Pre-order

Immortal's "Live At Wacken 2007" is available at Nuclear Blast with a t-shirt.

Enslaved "Axioma Ethica Odini" Pre-order

Enslaved's new album "Axioma Ethica Odini" is available at Nuclear Blast in digipak edition and with a t-shirt.

Death Angel "Relentless Retribution" Pre-order

Death Angel's "Relentless Retribution" is available for pre-order at Nuclear Blast in standard jewel case, 2LP, digipak w/DVD, and version with a t-shirt.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Cult Change MySpace Pages

The Cult have moved their official MySpace page to and after September 7th they will stop posting on their old page.

Seventh Wonder Release New Video

Seventh Wonder have released a video for their song "Alley Cat". They are planning on releasing their new album in September. Check out their MySpace page for more information.

Darkwater Announce New Album

Darkwater have announced their new album "Where Stories End" will be released in North America on November 23rd. This is their first album since their 2007 release "Callin The Earth To Witness".

Friday, September 3, 2010

Kamelot Premier "The Great Pandemonium"

Kamelot have released the video for their first single "The Great Pandemonium" from their upcoming album on their MySpace page or you can watch it here:

Kamelot's Roy Khan To Miss USA Tour

Kamelot's singer Roy Khan has fallen ill with a as yet undiagnosed illness and has gone back to Norway to receive care from his physician. Do the timing of the upcoming tour that has been in the planning for over a year the band has asked Circus Maximus singer Michael Eriksen to step in for Roy with his blessing. I'm sure that everyone wishes for Roy to get better ASAP but it's cool that the tour will go on.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Kamelot Announce Female Vocalist for Tour

Kamelot have announced Swedish vocalist Elize Ryd of Amaranthe will be joining them on their North American Tour. Elize toured with Kamelot during their Summer Pandemonium Tour an European tour in the Spring. She will be part of the VIP meet and greet as well.