KITTIE Drummer's Hospitalization Forces Cancellations

KITTIE were forced to cancel last night's scheduled performance in Cleveland and tonight's gig in Cincinnati after drummer Mercedes Lander was hospitalized "due to severe dehydration and exhaustion." Lander has since been released from the hospital and the tour will continue as planned beginning with Friday night's show in Millvale, PA. KITTIE are in the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Downplays His Ego And The MUCHMUSIC Incident

In a brand-new interview with Canada's ChartAttack.com, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach insisted that his strong character is often perceived the wrong way. "Everyone thinks I have this insanely wild image," he said. "It's funny to me though. It's from stuff like the incident with George at MuchMusic [in which Bach walked out of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Manager: No Post-OZZFEST Concerts Planned This Year

JUDAS PRIEST have no plans for further live dates in 2004 following their final Ozzfest 2004 performance on September 4, according to an online posting by the band's management co-ordinator, Jayne Andrews. "The guys will be finishing off the [new studio] album so we can deliver it in time for 28th December, 2004 release!" she ...

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CARNAL FORGE Announce New Singer

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have announced the addition of singer Jens C. Mortensen (LEECH, ex-REVOLVER, SLAPDASH) to the group's ranks. Mortensen joins the band as the replacement for Jonas Kjellgren, who left CARNAL FORGE earlier in the month after a seven-year, five-album stint with the group. CARNAL FORGE's new studio album, "Aren't You Dead Yet", ...

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Former MARDUK, DARK ANGEL Members To Join Forces In New Project

Former MARDUK members Legion (a.k.a. Erik Hagsted, vocals) and B.War (bass) will be joining forces with guitarist Jim Durkin (DREAMS OF DAMNATION, ex-DARK ANGEL) in a new death metal project. The band, which will be based out of Los Angeles, is "only a recording project, on paper at this point," Durkin told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I wrote ...

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