MEGADETH Drummer Offers Update On New EIDOLON Album

EIDOLON drummer Shawn Drover (MEGADETH) ahs posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Just thought I would drop a line here to wish all a great holiday season!!!! For obvious reasons (Glen [Drover, guitar] and myself joining MEGADETH) I haven't posted much new info in regards to EIDOLON, to which the news ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: New EP To Surface In April

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will release their new EP, "Wounded", on April 13 in Sweden and April 18 in the rest of the world. The CD, which was recorded at Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH), will contain three brand new songs and the "Wounded" video. ...

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LINKIN PARK Establish Charity To Help Tsunami Victims

MTV.com is reporting that LINKIN PARK have teamed up with the American Red Cross to establish Music for Relief, a charity dedicated to providing aid to victims of the destruction caused by the tsunamis that hammered southern Asia earlier this week. LINKIN PARK have donated $100,000 to get things going, and they're hoping their fans ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES: New Demo Recording Posted Online

North Carolina-based doom/death metallers DAYLIGHT DIES have issued the following update regarding the songwriting process for their as-yet-untitled sophomore album: "As previously promised, we have a demo recording of a new track entitled 'Lies that Bind' to offer you. This was one of the first songs written for the new album and was demoed quite ...

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JOE SATRIANI Diagnosed With Pneumonia; Tour Dates Postponed

According to a posting on his official web site, legendary guitarist Joe Satriani has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is unable to perform the concerts scheduled December 28 through January 1 2005. At press time, all the dates are expected to be rescheduled in early 2005. "Joe is expected to make a full recovery after ...

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AYREON: 'The Final Experiment' Bonus Disc Guest Vocalists Announced

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), have announced the guest singers who will appear on the semi-acoustic bonus disc that will go with "The Final Experiment" re-issue. The singers and the tracks they will appear on are as follows: Astrid van der Veen (THE ENDORPHINS) – "Dreamtime" Ruud Houweling (CLOUD MACHINE) ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Frontman Comments On DIMEBAG's Murder: Video Available

DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman has spoken exclusively to Fuse "Uranium" host Juliya about the shooting incident earlier this month in Columbus, Ohio that left five people dead, including DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. In a brief interview conducted on the day (Dec. 14) of the public memorial service for Abbott in Arlington, Texas, Lachman said, ...

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