U.K. magazine Metal Hammer is sponsoring the inaugural Trespass America tour, which was announced April 24 at a press conference held at Hollywood’s Key Club. Headlined by rising metal act Five Finger Death Punch the summer tour contains 25 dates.
Billboard.biz lucked into dining with Overkill singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and other industry folk just prior to the release party for his band's new album, "The Electric Age" at the downstairs lounge of New York eatery Three of Cups. Amid the thrash music and fun, Overkill's label eOne Music hinted the company is getting ready to finalize a new venture with another record label, but remained mum on the details...
MuseBox VP of marketing Josh Eldridge has formed a new metal label, Gravedancer Records, in partnership with MuseBox. The label is launching with three acts on its roster and will be distributed worldwide by EMI.
What do you get when you enact a banned poem with lingerie-clad musicians, adult-themed lyrics, convincing actors, weaponry and art rock? That’s ROMA!, a troupe that carries off its cabaret act with a knowing wink and the unstoppable chutzpah of ringleader Kenyon Phillips, the group’s singer and manager with a bit of help from actress Jamie Clayton of HBO series "Hung."
Billboard.biz stopped by independent marketing and consulting agency The Syndicate on Dec. 2 to say hi to Billboard alumn Bram Teitelman (head of radio marketing and Metal Insider site) Jerry Graham, Graham Rothenberg and Rev. Moose. The crew's busy with a number of projects including Taco Bell's Feed the Beat, their Conflict of Interest parties, and the 2012 World Snowboarding Championship whose theme is performed by Andrew W.K.