DISTURBED To Play Benefit Concert For DIMEBAG DARRELL MEMORIAL FUND

On February 23, 2005, DISTURBED will be putting on a benefit concert for the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund. The venue of choice is the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL. Details regarding guest performances, ticket pricing and on-sale dates will be available shortly. For more information regarding the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund, visit www.damageplan.com. DISTURBED are ...

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INFAMY Begin Recording New Demo

Los Angeles death/grinders INFAMY entered Shiva Industries with producer Matt Fisher (ex-MINDROT, EYES OF FIRE) on December 18 to record their latest demo, titled "Gates of Purgatory". Finally, INFAMY have overcome all obstacles, including the death of bass/vocalist Joshua Jagger Heatley in 1997 and the death of his replacement, Daryl Parvin, in 2003. The follow-up ...

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Korea's OATHEAN To Release New Album In U.S. Via THE END RECORDS

Korea's melodic black metal sextet OATHEAN will release their third full-length album, entitled "Fading Away Into the Grave of Nothingness", in the USA and South America via an exclusive licensing deal with The End Records. The U.S. release date for the album has been scheduled for February 22, 2005. "Fading Away Into the Grave of ...

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ENEMY IS US To Honor DIMEBAG DARRELL With Special Concert

ENEMY IS US, the Swedish death/thrash metal band featuring former DARKANE/current SEETHINGS singer Lawrence Mackrory on bass/vocals, will honor late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott by performing a concert this Christmas day (Dec. 25) in his memory. All members will sport red goatees for the performance, and they will play a couple of PANTERA songs ...

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DEVOURMENT Reform, Begin Work On New Material

Texas-based underground death metallers DEVOURMENT have reformed and are currently writing material for their second full-length album, entitled "Butcher the Weak". DEVOURMENT originally split up in 1999 when their then-vocalist Ruben Rosas was arrested as a fugitive from justice at the Colorado Death Fest. Now they have reformed with 70 percent of their original lineup ...

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TRISTANIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Norwegian metal band TRISTANIA are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. Also set to appear at the festival are IMPIOUS, KRISIUN, THE VISION BLEAK, SUIDAKRA, EKTOMORF, AMON AMARTH, MAROON, SYMPHORCE, BORN FROM PAIN, ENDSTILLE, LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Members To Partake In MSN LIVE Online Chats

MÖTLEY CRÜE members Nikki Six, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Tommy Lee will each be participating in an online chat on MSN Live in January. The guys are expected to talk about their upcoming tour and some of their infamous moments together as a band. The chat dates/times are as follows: Nikki Sixx - Tuesday, ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Guitarist Inks Endorsement Deal With BC RICH

New York metal guitar workhorse Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, ex-SAVATAGE), who has appeared on more than twenty albums since he burst on to the metal scene in 1994 with his band FROSTBITE, has inked an endorsement deal with BC Rich. The list of musicians that Jack has had the pleasure to call fellow band members ...

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