Members of the Dutch symphonic death metal band Mayan have posted the first of three parts of a track-by-track commentary on their new album, Quarterpast. The album is set for North American release on July 12 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Guitarist Leslie West of Mountain will be releasing a new solo album, Unusual Suspects, in Europe on Sept. 19 via Provogue Records. The album, a follow-up to 2006's Blue Me, features several guest appearances by big-name guitarists, including Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Billy Gibbons and Steve Lukather.
Polish black metallers Behemoth recently rehearsed for the first time as a band since frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. You can check out a video of the band rehearsing the song "Lucifer," below.