IN BATTLE Set Working Title For New Album

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have set "Terrorkings" as the tentative title of their next album, tentatively due in 2005 via Cold/Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to this year's "Welcome to the Battlefield" will be produced and mixed by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL guitarist), who worked with the group on their most recent ...

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BLACK CLOUD: All-Star Thrash Metal Band's Performance Posted Online

VOIVOD fan site VoivodFan.com has uploaded an audio recording of the entire Nov. 9, 2002 show by BLACK CLOUD, the one-off Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. ...

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JERRY CANTRELL, BILLY DUFFY To Perform At HELP THE HOMELESS Benefit

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy, former JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Chris Chaney (bass) and ex-THE CULT touring bassist/DOHENY guitarist Billy Morrison are among the musicians that will be performing a short acoustic set to benefit Help The Homeless at The Falcon (7213 Sunset Blvd.) in Hollywood, CA this coming ...

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GRIFFIN: New Demo Samples Available For Download

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN have posted several new demo samples at their official web site. "Remember that these are just sketches, not the finished product," reads a posting on the site. "It's just meant to give you an idea of what direction we're headed with the material." Check out the tracks "Building a Future", "Moment of ...

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POISON Singer Eyed For Film

On hand in the VIP section at POISON singer Bret Michaels' capacity show at Joe's Bar in Chicago on Saturday, November 6 were Rikki Lee Travolta and wife Sonia, who were there to consider Bret for a character in the upcoming film adaptation of the best-selling novel "My Fractured Life". After the show, the couple ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Unveiling New Hot Sauce On Thursday

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH lead guitarist Joe Perry will unveil his new hot sauce at Jake & Earl's Dixie Roadhouse in Waltham, Massachusetts on Thursday (November 11). It's called "Mango Peach Tango", and it's made with habanero peppers, mangos, peaches, onions, garlic, lime juice, red bell peppers, and aged red wine vinegar. ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Enter Studio In February

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will enter the studio in February with producer Stefan Kaufmann (ACCEPT, U.D.O.) to begin recording their fifth album, tenatively due next summer through Nuclear Blast Records. The upcoming CD will be the follow-up to last year's "Hellvetia", which was recorded and mixed at Roxx studios in Pulheim, Germany with Kaufmann. ...

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