ROYAL HUNT: Drummer KENNETH OLSEN Rejoins The Fold

Danish hard rockers ROYAL HUNT have been rejoined by former drummer Kenneth Olsen, who last recorded with the group on the double live album, "1996". As previously reported, ROYAL HUNT are currently at the North Point studio in Copenhagen recording their new album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2003's "Eyewitness" is due in late spring/early summer ...

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Guitarist JON AARON Quits M.O.D.

Guitarist Jon Aaron has officially quit M.O.D. after completing the group's New Year's Eve shows in Texas. "I am absolutely honored to have played alongside Billy Milano, Scott Sargeant and Danny Burkhardt," Aaron said. "It was my time to move on." In other news, Aaron's side project GRAVEYARD BBQ are scheduled to release their debut ...

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ATROCITY And LEAVES' EYES Confirmed For Switzerland's TRANSIT FESTIVAL

Germany's ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES and France's ANOREXIA NERVOSA and ADAGIO have been confirmed as the headliners of the Transit Festival 2005, set to take place on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5 at L'Usine in Geneva, Switzerland. Also scheduled to perform are Swiss acts MUMAKIL (featuring NOSTROMO guitarist), DJIZOES, ENGEANCE and French gothic-metallers LEIDEN. Tickets ...

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KORN Commence Work On New Album With TLC Producer

KORN have commenced work on their new studio album with producer Dallas Austin, who has previously worked with TLC, MADONNA and MICHAEL JACKSON, among others. "The writing is going really good, we have wrote [sic] at least five songs already," KORN frontman Jonathan Davis said in a Jan. 28 online posting. "It's really tight, heavy, ...

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