RAGING SLAB Drop Off HERMANO U.S. Tour

Due to an unforeseen illness, RAGING SLAB have been forced to drop off the upcoming tour with HERMANO. However, the tour will still go ahead with the heavyweight line-up of HERMANO, SUPAFUZZ, and ASPHALT BLASTER. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 24 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber Pass Nov. 25 - New York, NY ...

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AMA Producer: No Worries About The OSBOURNES' Hosting Stint

American Music Awards producer Dick Clark claims that he is not concerned about his decision to enlist the services of the Osbournes to host the next AMA telecast. Says Clark: "Well, there's a lot of talk about the Osbournes, everybody's stirring up this worry, worry, worry! The only person that's worried is the ABC censor ...

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THE HEAVILS Sign With METAL BLADE

Rockford, Illinois-based quartet THE HEAVILS have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group's debut album for the label is expected to surface in early 2003. Commented guitarist Mossy: "As far as signing with Metal Blade, it is a label we grew up with. Anything Metal Blade had was cool and they have a ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Frontman Expects Reconciliation With Wife

Despite the fact that his wife recently filed for divorce, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland is skeptical that the proceedings will follow through and expects a reconciliation. "I think my wife and I will stay together, to tell you the truth. Yeah, I just talked to her on the phone today and like neither ...

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AMARAN To Record New CD In April

Sweden's AMARAN, featuring ex-members of MOURNING SIGN, will record their new, as-yet-untitled album at Studio Underground in Västerås between Apr. 7 and Apr. 27, 2003. 13 new songs have been completed for the CD and are being described by the band as "much more heavier than the material on 'A World Depraved'." A late summer ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Perform At WSOU Holiday Show

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, will perform at the WSOU holiday show on Dec. 14 at the Rex Plex in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Also scheduled to appear at the event is former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo, among others. ...

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ARTENSION To Issue 'New Discovery' In January

ARTENSION, the symphonic/neoclassic power prog "supergroup" featuring in its ranks Vitalij Kuprij (RING OF FIRE) on keyboards, Kevin Chown (MAGNITUDE 9, TILES) on bass, Mike Terrana (RAGE, AXEL RUDI PELL) on drums, John West (ROYAL HUNT) on vocals, and Roger Staffelbach on guitar, will issue their sixth studio album, titled "New Discovery", on Jan. 27, ...

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HALFORD, TESTAMENT, VIO-LENCE Announce Anaheim Gig

HALFORD, TESTAMENT, VIO-LENCE and EXHUMED have announced a show at House Of Blues in Anaheim, California on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003. EXHUMED have also been added to HALFORD's Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 House Of Blues date in Las Vegas, Nevada (which will include appearances by TESTAMENT and VIO-LENCE). Tickets for the Anaheim House Of Blues ...

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