Singer Nicole Bogner, 27, who fronted the Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis from 2000 to 2005 has passed away after a battle with a “severe disease over a long period of time.” She handled vocal duties on the band’s first two albums, ‘Eternal Endless Infinity’ and ‘Cast Away.’
Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan have just released a list of the top-selling albums of the SoundScan era (1991-2011). Coming in at No. 1 with more than 15 million units sold to date is Metallica‘s self-titled 1991 disc, aka The Black Album.
You may have been introduced to the sweet sounds of Meshuggah during a 2002 episode of the classic reality show ‘The Osbournes,’ when Jack Osbourne blasted the Swedish extreme metal band at full volume to annoy his neighbors. Now, 10 years later, Meshuggah have announced a March 27 release date for their new album.
Killswitch Engage, the Grammy-nominated metalcore force of the 2000s has just announced the departure of vocalist Howard Jones. The powerful voice behind songs such as ‘Rose of Sharyn’ and ‘The End of Heartache’ will be off to pursue different goals outside of the band.
In December, Metallica celebrated their 30th year as a band with four very special shows in San Francisco. The fourth and final show led to some truly incredible events, including former Metallica members Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted joining the band onstage.
Corey Taylor had one hell of a year in 2011. Slipknot returned to the stage after the tragic death of bassist Paul Gray and Taylor went on a spoken word/acoustic solo tour and even released the New York Times bestselling book, ‘Seven Deadly Sins.’ In that vein, Taylor has wasted no time in 2012, hyping up the upcoming album from his other band, Stone Sour.
Legendary heavy metal/sludge act Corrosion of Conformity have just announced official dates for a U.S. headlining tour. The North Carolina metal stalwarts will hit the road in March taking Torche, Valient Thorr and A Storm of Light along to open for the band.
Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie just announced via his official Facebook page that he is beginning to write for his next solo album. LaBrie’s longtime writing partner Matt Guillory will once again lend his talents for the Dream Theater vocalist’s third solo album.
Former Danzig / Hellyeah / Nothingface bassist Jerry Montano has filed a restraining order against aspiring model Priscilla Caputo. Montano claims that the former female fling broke down his door and trashed his room after he kicked her to the curb and ignored her “harassing” messages.
Metallica‘s 30th year is about to come to a close with a swarm of attention having followed them the entire way. Metallica celebrated the milestone with a week-long celebration in San Francisco, Calif., the first day of which is now available for your viewing pleasure. It’s 27-minutes, but totally worth your time.
Al Jourgensen and the rest of Ministry are the next in a long line of musicians to share their support for the nationwide “Occupy” movement. Ministry’s upcoming 2012 album, ‘Relapse,’ will be spearheaded by the modern-day protest song, ’99 Percenters.’
Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen is set to kick off 2012 with the debut album for his new project, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters. Jourgensen and his new group will be releasing their first psycho-country/metal album entitled, ‘Bikers Welcome! Ladies Drink Free.’
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