GRIFFIN To Support W.A.S.P. In Norway

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN will be supporting W.A.S.P. at Rockefeller in Oslo on November 10. The band, who were recently rejoined by vocalist Pete Beck, recorded their latest full-length album, "No Holds Barred", at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway under the co-production guidance of CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. In addition to co-producing the effort, ...

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GOREFEST: European Festival Appearances Planned

Reunited Dutch metallers GOREFEST are planning on taking part in several European festivals next summer, according to a posting on the group's web site. However, it is unlikely that the band will have a new album out in time to coincide with the live performances. The group, who are promising a "very hard" and "dark" ...

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ENFORSAKEN: 'Poison Me' Video Posted Online

ENFORSAKEN's video for the track "Poison Me" has been posted online at the Autumn's End Entertainment web site. Check it out: High (mpg), Low (Windows Media). As previously reported, the Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers' latest album, "The Forever Endeavor", was released in Japan on September 29 through Soundholic Records. The ...

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STRYPER Confirmed For Mexico's REVOLUTION METAL FEST

Reunited Christian hard rockers STRYPER have confirmed that they will take part in the first international festival Revolution Metal Fest at the Palacio de los Deportes (Sports Palace) in Mexico City, Mexico on November 20. Also appearing on the bill will be SAVIOUR MACHINE, NARNIA, MORTIFICATION and EXOUSIA, among others. More information is available at ...

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MESMERIZE Finish Recording New Album

Italian traditional heavy metallers MESMERIZE have completed the recording process for their fourth album, tentatively due in February 2005 through Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Off the Beaten Path" is being recorded in part at drummer Andrea Garavaglia's Octopussy studio with engineer Giovanni Spinotti, who has previously worked with LABYRINTH. Songtitles set to appear ...

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Metal Legends ACCEPT To Headline Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Reunited German metal legends ACCEPT have been confirmed as one of the two headliners of the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include OVERKILL, THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN ...

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OSBOURNES Shocked By Reality Streaker

Digital Spy is reporting that while Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were presenting a prize at a British TV award ceremony Tuesday night (Oct. 26), they were stunned to find reality TV show contestant Warren Hudson jumping on stage with them wearing only a G-string. An excited Sharon declared "I want that willy, bring ...

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