Ozzy Osbourne Scream Information


Confirmed tracks are: Let Me Hear You Scream, Diggin Me Down, Let It Die, Soul Sucker, Fearless, I Want It All, Time, Crucify & I Love You All.

Trent Reznor’s New Band

They are called How To Destroy Angels and, according to Kerrang!, The band features him and his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, and they will release an EP this summer.

Check here for a teaser.

Sonisphere Announce New Bands

Soulfly, Delain, Karnivool, Polar Bear Club, Heaven’s Basement, Bigelf, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Turisas, Katatonia and The Union will all play the UK’s Sonisphere festival.

Also added to the festival is a comedy stage, which will feature stand up acts such as Sean Hughes, Tim Minchin, Andrew O’Neil and Jarred Christmas.

Slash – By The Sword Video

Cradle Of Filth Sign With Peaceville Records

The second biggest selling British metal band, Cradle Of Filth will release their forthcoming album, on their own imprint, AbraCadaver, on Peaceville Records in October this year.

Bullet For My Valentine – Fever Review


Bullet For My Valentine have been dividing opinions since the release of the début album, but now they are back with their third effort, Fever.

Are they metal? Are they emo? Are they posers? Are they good? Just some of the questions asked about BFMV. Well, in this review I will answer those questions.

Firstly, Are they metal? Of course they are, Just listen to Your Betrayal, The Last Fight, Begging For Mercy. All fantastic metal songs, no, metal anthems. BFMV have taken the traditional metal formula and added pop sensibilities to make sure their songs get in your head and never leave.

Emo? People really need to stop using this word, just because their songs have emotional value that means they are emos? Well if that’s so then James Hetfield: emo, Corey Taylor: emo, Phil Anselmo: emo. Most good music is about something important to the artist who wrote it, so it’s definitely going to have some emotional value to them. Tracks like Bittersweet Memories, A Place Where You Belong and Pretty On The Outside would all probably be lumped in as emo by people who don’t know what they are talking about. But these are all great tracks and help give Fever a more balanced sound.

BFMV definitely aren’t posers, Matt Tuck sings with so much conviction in his voice, there is no faking that. These are four guys who love what they are doing. Okay, they have the pretty boy looks, but that doesn’t mean anything, listen to the album and you will see, BFMV are for real, there’s nothing fake about these guys.

Now, to the most important question. Is Fever any good? The answer to this question is a big, fat 100% yes!

On Fever, BFMV have taken the best parts of their first two albums, got rid of the bad bits and created a spectacular album. There aren’t any bad tracks, and each track sounds individual as Matt Tuck has finally changed his vocal pattern, giving each song a different sound. Fever is going to be hard to top. Tracks like Fever, Your Betrayal and Alone are built for stadiums. Epic sounding, huge choruses and fantastic riffs and solos. What more do you want from a metal band?

Fever is Bullet’s masterpiece, a superb album that everybody should own.


Highlights: Your Betrayal, Fever, The Last Fight, Bittersweet Memories, Pretty On The Outside

Interview: Josh Gilbert Of As I Lay Dying

Josh Gilbert, bassist for metalcore titans As I Lay Dying took the time to answer some of our questions.

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New Disturbed Album Info

Disturbed have revealed the title of their forthcoming album:


It will be self produced and the lyrics range from: “Very personal and introspective, to the political and provocative. What would you expect? No songs about puppy dogs or rainbows here.” According to frontman David Draiman.  “We want this record to be a shining example of how the years have made us stronger, we want it to be an album that helps people get through their own trials and tribulations, as always.”

Download Announce 14 More Bands

Skin,Suicidal Tendencies, Genitorturers, Killing For Company, Godsized, Max Raptor, The Morning After, Ben Poole, Funeral Party, Imicus, The Humour, The Dead Lay Waiting, T-34 and Esoterica have all been added to the Download festival line up.

The Ocean – Heliocentric Review



German experimental metal band The Ocean return with the first of two albums in 2010, Heliocentric.

The album is a concept album about the rise of a heliocentric world view, which, according to Wikipedia is: “the idea that the earth revolves around the sun, and that the sun is stationary and at the centre of the universe.”

Heliocentric is a beautiful album. It ranges from peaceful and calm songs to heavy, sludgy songs. But every track is dark and moody, giving a very atmospheric feel. It’s the kind of album that has to be listened to from start to finish.

Opening track Shamayim blends straight into the next track Firmament, which is the perfect blend of heaviness and calmness. It sets the tone for the rest of the album perfectly.

The story of the album is based on religion, personally I don’t know much about this, but some people may be put off the album because of the lyrical content, but those people are missing out on a fantastic record.

Ptolemy Was Wrong is another great song, new vocalist Loic Rossetti really shines on this track. He has an amazing voice and he fits the music perfectly.

The album ends with a superb double hitter, The Origin Of The Species and The Origin Of God. The guitar riff will stay in your head for days. About two and a half minutes into The Origin Of The Species, the music calms down and drummer Luc Hess gets his chance to be in the spotlight. The sense of grandeur and epicness created by these tracks are unparalleled by most metal bands.

In all, Heliocentric is utterly brilliant. Roll on October for Anthropocentric


Highlights: Just listen to the album, it works so much better as a whole.