FREEDOM CALL Still On For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FESTIVAL

Despite previous reports to the contrary, FREEDOM CALL WILL in fact be performing at this year's Earthshaker Festival, a two-day event set to take place on July 25-26 in Hirschaid, near Bamberg, Germany. The complete running order for the festival will be as follows: 02:20 p.m. – 03:05 p.m. END OF GREEN 03:25 p.m. – ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN Reveals A Different Side With TO MY SURPRISE

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown) recently spoke to MTV.com about his new project TO MY SURPRISE, a trio he formed with some friends that features a drastically different musical style to the one practiced by his main outfit. "Basically, I've been keeping in touch with the music side of myself," Crahan said. "The ...

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KROKUS To Tour Germany, Austria and Holland

KROKUS will embark on an extensive tour of Germany, Austria and Holland during September. Support at all dates will come from the Swiss band SHAKRA. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 12 – Ehrwald, AUT @ TBA Sep. 13 – Albstadt, GER @ Zollern-Alb-Halle Sep. 14 – Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch Sep. 15 – Berlin, ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE Sign Deal With SEAMIEW RECORDS

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have inked a deal with Holland's Seamiew Records for the European, Asian and Australian territories. The group's new CD, "Multiple Organ Harvest", is scheduled to be released in October. A single will precede the CD and will include the album cut "Disconnect Massconnect", plus the previously unreleased track "Never To Burn" (from ...

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OSBOURNES Wax Away

The Osbourne family — Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly — are to appear in London's Madame Tussaud's Museum, according to the Irish Examiner. But like everything else with that unusual family, there is a twist. The Osbourne wax dummies will speak, exactly like their real life counterparts, so expect a lot of bleeped out words. ...

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DIO: 'Sacred Heart' Concert Video To Be Issued On DVD

DIO's "Sacred Heart" concert video from 1986 is scheduled to be reissued on DVD later this year through Warner Strategic Marketing. Featured on the disc will be bonus footage including interviews with current band members Ronnie James Dio, Craig Goldy, Simon Wright and Jimmy Bain. The band will reportedly discuss the "Sacred Heart" tour, the ...

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