TWISTED TOWER DIRE Hard At Work On New Album

Virginia's "classic metal" act TWISTED TOWER DIRE are currently at Killabrew Studios in Annandale, VA with producer Matt Crooks (DIVISION) recording their fourth album, "Netherworlds", for Germany's Remedy Records. The track listing for the CD includes: 01. Starshine 02. Netherworlds 03. Fortress 04. Casualty of Cruel Times 05. Tales of Submission 06. The Killing Kind ...

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BURDEN OF GRIEF Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Drummer Carsten Schmerer has left German death/thrash metal act BURDEN OF GRIEF due to "personal reasons." However, Schmerer will play all upcoming shows with the group until they have found a replacement drummer. BURDEN OF GRIEF released their third full-length album, "Fields Of Salvation", earlier in the year through Remedy Records/Soulfood. The CD was mixed ...

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SINPHONIA To Enter Studio Next Week

Guitarist Henrik "Guf" Rangstrup of the Danish progressive gothic metal band SINPHONIA will enter the studio the first week of December to record the guitars and keyboards of the group's upcoming promotional CD. Vocals and bass are scheduled to be recorded in the days between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Drums will be done in ...

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THE 69 EYES Drummer Hospitalized

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES were forced to cancel shows in Finland and Sweden after drummer Jussi 69 was rushed to the hospital in Porvoo and later taken by ambulance to Helsinki," according to a posting on the group's web site. "[Jussi's] appendix perforated and was later removed. Mr. 69 is now recovering but will ...

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MISFITS Launch Full Line Of Sneakers With VISION STREET WEAR

The MISFITS have teamed with Select Distribution and Vision Street Wear to create a full line of MISFITS footwear, skateboard decks, wheels and more. The line kicks off with MISFITS sneakers in seven different styles! Misfits Fiend Skull canvas sneakers are available in black hi-top and pink hi-top, Misfits Face Off canvas are also available ...

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GLUECIFER Singer Taken Ill, Band Cancel Shows

Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER were forced to cancel their previously scheduled shows in Bochum, Germany, and Hasselt, Belgium after their singer, Biff Malibu, was taken ill. "Biff has been set back by some weird virus infection, but he's slowly getting back on track," the band write on their web site." The Bochum show has ...

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ANCIENT Side Project To See Light Of Day

ANCIENT's Aphazel and ex-ANCIENT singer Deadly Kristin have signed a contract with the Greek label Sleaszy Rider for the release of DREAMLIKE HORROR's first album, "Delightful Suicides". The CD will include the five (re-arranged) tracks from the unreleased 2000 promo and five brand new tracks, which are in process of being composed/recorded. A March 15, ...

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UNHOLY GHOST To Embark On 'Reigning Florida Tour'

UNHOLY GHOST, the band featuring PESSIMIST founder/guitarist Kelly McLauchlin and former DIABOLIC members Jerry Mortellaro (guitars) and Paul Ouellette (bass/vocals), will be teaming up with COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN and THE CLASSIC STRUGGLE for the "Reigning Florida Tour" beginning on December 31. The tour kicks off New Year's Eve near Daytona, FL and ends the ...

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