Exclusive: Hear track from upcoming 2nd album – the band’s first with new label Mascot Records
Monster Truck have premiered the video for their track Don’t Tell Me How To Live via TeamRock.

The song will appear on the band’s upcoming second album, which is expected in early 2016. The follow-up to 2013 debut Furiosity will appear on Mascot Records after the Canadian band penned a deal with the label.

Monster Truck will be broadcasting live snippets all this week via the Facebook Mentions app. Guitarist Jeremy Widerman says: “We’re gonna be showing you inside the van and the jam space.

“You can see what we get up to, which isn’t really that exciting but in case you were wondering, we’re gonna show you how fucking boring we really are.”


Thrash giants team up with Swedish firm to release devilish brew
Slayer have launched their own brand of beer named 666 Red Ale.

The thrash icons teamed up with the Nils Oscar company in Nykoping, Sweden to produce the 6.5% ABV beverage.

The brew is described as “a unique craft beer based on five different malts” and having “a deep copper colour, often with a deep reddish hue and a malty sweetness.”

And Slayer frontman Tom Araya has given the ale the thumbs up, and says the drink perfectly represents the band.

He tells Sweden Rock Magazine: “It can taste authentic. So, yes, a beer can taste like Slayer.”

Slayer join a lengthy list of artists who have released their own beer brand in recent years, including Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Queen, Metallica, Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse.

The band issued their 11th album Repentless last month and launched a world tour in support of the project with an appearance on Motorhead’s second annual Motorboat cruise.

Slayer will perform a series of UK dates next month with Anthrax.


View promo for John Mitchell solo track, featuring Peter Cox of Go West

John Mitchell has premiered his latest Lonely Robot video with Prog.

The Boy In The Radio features Peter Cox of Go West, who also appears in the promo.

The track appears on Lonely Robot debut album Please Come Home, launched earlier this year via InsideOut.

Mitchell says: “The Boy In The Radio is a fictional tale about an insular kid who only finds his true voice when he shifts into a greater dimension. A big thank you to Peter Cox for contributing his time and energy – and in doing so, making this boy’s dream a reality.”

He’s joined by Caroline Campbell, Lauren Storer and Craig Blundell for two live shows in December, at the Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands on December 4, and London’s Scala on December 20. He also appears at Touchstone’s farewell shows on November 20 and 21.

Meanwhile, Mitchell has confirmed he’s working on a second Lonely Robot album, saying it’s “shaping up to be another stellar adventure – but this time in the unknown world of the subconscious.”

Please Come Home in on sale now.


Southern rockers sign to Mascot Label Group for Magic Mountain follow-up
Black Stone Cherry have confirmed they’re recording their fifth album.

The rockers are holed up in Barrick Recording Studio in Glasgow, Kentucky, to work on the follow-up to 2014’s Magic Mountain. They’ve signed a deal with Mascot Label Group for the release, due next year.

Guitarist Ben Wells says: “We are proud to announce we’ve partnered with the Mascot Label Group. Their eclectic roster speaks for itself and we are excited to see how BSC can fit into their mixture of great talent.

“From the employees to the owner of the label, we feel we’re amongst a great team and can’t wait to start a new cycle with everyone involved.”

Wells says fans should expect a “back-to-roots” sound on the album. He adds: “We’re beyond ready to get new music to your ears. We’re recording in our hometown with the same engineer we recorded our first album with, so needless to say, that mojo will be back in action and the riffs will tear you up. See you all on tour with a whole new BSC very soon.”

They’ll release live DVD Thank You: Livin’ Live on October 30.


Rammstein have teased fans with a Facebook update that suggests they‘re working on new material.

They‘ve posted a picture showing band members setting up in a studio, along with the caption: “Rammstein – back on.”
It follows comments from frontman Till Lindemann in June in which he confirmed the band were looking for a rehearsal space. He said: “Maybe we go straight back into touring or an EP or a full album, I don’t know. We have to sit down and discuss it, which will take weeks. We’re six guys with six opinions and it can be a nightmare sometimes.”
The band’s last album was 2009’s Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da. They released the Rammstein In Amerika double-DVD and double-Blu-ray package via Island/UME on September 25.


Live album and DVD recorded in Bulgaria with orchestra and choir set for November release

Paradise Lost have announced they’ll release a live package entitled Symphony For The Lost on November 20 via Century Media.

It was filmed and recorded at the Ancient Roman Theatre of Philippopolis in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in September 2014 and features the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rodna Pesen Choir.

And the band have issued a teaser video which can be viewed below.

Frontman Nick Holmes says: “We have recorded elements of orchestration many times in the studio over the last two decades, as many of our songs lend themselves well to classical arrangement.

“However, we have never before had the chance to play with a real orchestra in a live situation, so it was very exciting to have the opportunity to play with the Plovdiv Philharmonic and doing that in such a prestigious location as the Roman theatre.”

A 2CD/DVD deluxe edition with 48-page booklet and bonus 26-minute documentary will be released, while a limited-edition 2LP/DVD version is also set for launch. Both can be pre-ordered.

Paradise Lost continue their UK tour to support 14th album The Plague Within next month.

Symphony For The Lost tracklist
CD1 (With orchestra)
Tragic Idol
Last Regret
Your Own Reality
Over The Madness
Joys Of Emptiness
Victim Of The Past
Soul Courageous
CD2 (Without orchestra)
The Enemy
Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us
As I Die
One Second
True Belief
Say Just Words
The Last Time
First Half (with orchestra)
Second Half (without orchestra)