New Megadeth Coming- Behemoth's Nergal Returns to The Stage- Still Remain Reunite- Fly Maiden Ed Force One- Arcade Lauper Fire- Death Revisited- Heavy Metal Kids- more

05/09/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 05/09/11: Megadeth are gearing up to record their as-yet-untitled new album with producer Johnny Karkazis (Machine Head, Disturbed). The album is slated for a fall 2011 release through Roadrunner Records, with drum tracking due to begin next week. more

Behemoth frontman Nergal has made his first stage appearance since his successful battle against leukaemia. The Polish blackened metal icon guested with goth outfit Fields of the Nephilim in his home country and played the song Penetration with them. more

Iron Maiden's Ed Force One is currently being used as a passenger plane for tourists travelling between Edinburgh, complete with the band's livery. The aircraft is owned by Astreus, where singer Bruce Dickinson works as a commercial pilot when Maiden aren't in action. more

Still Remains has reformed after roughly three years after breaking up. The band has issued the following statement: "Maybe we shouldn't have called it a break-up. Maybe we needed a few years to purge the strain of having six or seven full-time roommates living in a van, and get back to having fun. When Haste The Day asked us to come back for one show none of us immediately said yes. Obviously, we eventually did. Getting together and playing those songs again in a tiny little corner-room in Mike's basement had a bigger effect than we expected. We want more... "more

Disgorge are hard at work on their fifth full-length album, "And The Weak Shall Perish", for a late 2011 release via Unique Leader Records. The band, which had been on hiatus since 2006, is recording the new CD with a lineup listed here

Arcade Fire Performs with–Wait for It–Cyndi Lauper. Check it out here

After their disbandment in 2004, fans of Southern California rockers Eve 6 have been praying that they might hear new music from the band again one day. The band took one very promising step toward that objective this week when they announced that they signed a deal with Fearless Records. more

Warner Music has been bought by a Russian billionaire – putting an end to the speculation Metallica's record label could be bought by the man who created Napster. Industrialist Len Blavatnik has paid $3.3bn in cash for the company, currently the world's third-largest music business more

Unearth's new full length, titled 'Darkness In The Light,' will hit European store shelves on June 4, 2011 through Metal Blade Records. more

Dying Fetus will release a limited edition mini-LP this summer via Relapse Records. The mini-LP, History Repeats..., marks the band's 20th anniversary and sees them covering tracks from bands who have influenced them. more

Such Gold have announced the departure of guitarist Tim Heald. Heald will be replaced by Skylar Sarkis, whose name you might recognize from Sarkis filling in for vocalist Ben Kotin as he recovers from his recent stabbing. more

Death's fourth album Human will mark its 20th anniversary with an official re-issue on June 21st in North America (June 27th internationally) via Relapse Records. Human has been entirely re-mixed by longtime Death producer Jim Morris and re-mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge, Misfits). more

Kyuss Lives!, the project featuring three-quarters of Kyuss has announced a very special show to take place on Thursday, June 30 at club 013 in Tilburg, Holland. Dubbed "An Evening With Kyuss Lives!", the concert will feature two 90-minute sets from the band, with no support acts. more

A four pack of songs from Foo Fighters, including two off their new album, will be available beginning May 10 in the Rock Band 3 Music Store of downloadable content more

L.A. Guns/ex-Girl vocalist Phil Lewis has joined the U.K. cult band Heavy Metal Kids as the group's new frontman. more

Edguy have set "Age Of The Joker" as the title of their new album, due in August via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Peppermint Park studio (Scorpions, Phil Collins) in Hannover, which was previously described by the group as "a recording temple with a tremendously great-sounding room." more

On this day in 1962, The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein met with EMI producer George Martin, who signed the band a month later to record demos.

On this day in 1970, The Guess Who started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with "American Woman" – it was the group's sixth top 30 hit and only chart topper. The song was born by accident when guitarist Randy Bachman was playing a heavy riff on stage after breaking a string. The other members joined in on the jam. A fan in the audience who had recorded the gig presented the tape to the group after the show. The band later developed the impromptu jam into a full song.

On this day in 1988, Prince released his tenth album, Lovesexy, which many retailers refused to carry because of the Prince's nudity on the album's cover. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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