We've been rocking the new Nile this week, and it's so fast and so brutal, so evil. You're going to love it. And you're also going to love our weekly podcasts. Last week, we had the dudes from Metalsucks in the studio and Atreyu on the horn. You can to check it out, if only to hear Atreyu say "Lars Ulrich can suck my balls." We're still in the planning stages for our next podcast, but trust us, we'll have an awesome guest on hand and we'll be talking about all the week's metal releases and the latest headlines. Heck, we may even discuss some of these stories.

+ Marilyn Manson will be releasing the band's live DVD, 'Guns, God and Government -- Live In L.A.,' on Blu-Ray on Nov. 17. The new high definition version of the outing will feature all of the footage captured during the Los Angeles gig; the original DVD merely features a collage of footage from the band's touring at the time, set to the audio from the Los Angeles concert.

+ Danzig will be performing at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, N.J. on Dec. 26. It's Danzig's only East Coast appearance for the rest of the year. Tickets go on sales Sept. 25.

+ The former wife of Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx has been arrested for her role in an Australian drug syndicate. According to reports, Playboy model Brandi Brandt was part of an elaborate scheme to smuggle cocaine on airplanes, packing the drugs in toilet rubbish bins.

+ Brutal Truth will be touring with Municipal Waste, Phobia and Cauldron starting Dec. 4 in Detroit. The band will be on that tour through Dec. 10 in Philadelphia.

+ Velvet Revolver guitarist and former Guns N' Roses constituent Slash has recorded a song for his solo album with Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan. Before working on the song, Slash told fans "it promises to be killer."

+ Them Crooked Vultures has announced the details regarding its first New York concert. The band plays the Roseland Ballroom on Oct. 15.

+ Eddie's Bar, the Santa Barbara De Nexe, Portugal-based bar owned by Iron Maiden's Steve Harris, will be closing down for good at the end of this month, 20 years after first opening. The bar features Iron Maiden memorabilia, and has been managed over the years by former roadies.

+ United Nations, which features members of Converge, Thursday, and Glassjaw, will release a new seven-inch EP called 'Never Mind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures' through Deathwish in the coming months. The outing will also be released digitally.

+ Suffocation have booked three North American dates for November. The band plays Quebec on Nov. 13; Seattle on Nov. 14; and Vancouver on Nov. 15.

+ Flyleaf will be hitting the road starting Oct.r 29 in Los Angeles. They'll be touring through Nov. 23 in Atlanta.