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Metalhit.com launch music services to “eliminate the need for a record deal”

Metalhit.com, the underground digital music store, has launched a music service to support qualified bands that want to go the independent route. Metalhit seeks to launch new emerging talent as well as established artists that desire more control over their music and income as a band. Metalhit.com owner,...

Slipknot bassist paul gray found dead

Slipknot bass player Paul Gray has been found dead in a Des Moines, Iowa, hotel. The body of the 38 year old was discovered, alone, by a hotel employee. As yet the cause of death is unknown, although local police have ruled out foul play. An autopsy, which will include toxicology tests, is due to be carried...

Colosseum members mourn the loss of frontman, Juhani Palomäki

ZT’s thoughts are with the family and friends of Juhani Palomäki, former frontman of Finnish funeral doom metallers Colosseum, who was found deceased on 15 May 2010. In a moving tribute, his surviving band mates made the following statement: Juhani Palomäki’s musical career, including the...

Bloodstock founder Paul Gregory pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio

As the Bloodstock team were preparing their latest announcement, the tragic news of the passing of metal legend Ronnie James Dio – originally scheduled to appear as one of the headliners of this year’s festival fronting Heaven & Hell, filtered through. Paying tribute to one of metal’s leading...

Killing Joke reveal new release dates

Killing Joke have announced that their ‘In Excelsis’ EP, featuring brand new material, will be released on 21 June 2010 via Spinefarm Records UK, with an eagerly awaited full-length studio album, ‘XIII: Feast Of Fools’, following soon after on 6 September … Entitled the ‘In...

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