WAR & PEACE: JEFF PILSON Comments On Live Album Recording

WAR & PEACE mainman Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN/DIO) has commented on the recording of the band's upcoming live album, which took place on September 19 at the Z Rock 04 bash at the world-famous Cavern club in Liverpool, England. Said Pilson: "The live recording in Liverpool went extremely well, and I have no doubt that the ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES Drummer Involved In Serious Accident

NOCTURNAL RITES drummer Owe Lingvall was involved ina serious accident at his summer house a few days ago, causing him to almost lose an eye, according to a posting on the group's web site. "He is now in the hospital and will undergo surgery on Thursday (Oct. 7)," the posting adds. "Owe is a true ...

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THE CLAN DESTINED Begin Recording First Official Demo

THE CLAN DESTINED, the new project featuring vocalist Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD, SABBAT) and bassist Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL), have commenced the recording sessions for their first official demo, entitled "In The Big Ending…". "Recordings are taking place as we speak on various locations around the U.K. with top-notch producers," reads a posting on the group's web site. ...

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QUIET RIOT Return With New Lineup, Live CD

QUIET RIOT, the band who introduced the world to their chart-topping album "Metal Health", are back after an eighteen month absence. Driven by vocalist Kevin DuBrow and powered by drummer Frankie Banali, both QUIET RIOT founding members, the band is now fueled by longtime QUIET RIOT contributing bassist Chuck Wright and energized with BEAUTIFUL CREATURES ...

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EXODUS Added To MEGADETH's West Coast Dates

Veteran San Francisco thrashers EXODUS will occupy the middle slot at six MEGADETH West Coast dates later this month. Opening the proceedings will be Christian hard rockers 12 STONES. MEGADETH w/ EXODUS, 12 STONES: Oct. 25 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove Oct. 26 - San Diego, CA @ 4th and B Oct. 28 - ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Tour Kick-Off Reviewed

Bill White of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviewed the opening-night performance of QUEENSRŸCHE's fall 2004/winter 2005 tour, which took place on Tuesday (Oct. 5) at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. "In 1988, 'Operation: Mindcrime' was a wake-up call to a narcoleptic society on the edge of a totalitarian abyss," he wrote. "QUEENSRŸCHE's concept album ...

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ORGY's 'Vague' Video Is A 'Smashing Success'

MVWire.com is reporting that ORGY's new music video for "Vague" has been a smashing success. "Vague" is currently #1 on the charts for rock/alternative music videos, according to CVC reports. "Vague" was directed by 1171 Production Group's Michael Sarna, who has worked with artists such as SMASHMOUTH, COUNTING CROWS, ANTHRAX, BLINK-182, and 50 ...

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SHENOAH Sign With CORPORATE PUNISHMENT RECORDS

SHENOAH, the Cleveland, Ohio-based band featuring former members of CHIMAIRA, RINGWORM and ERASE THE GREY, have inked a deal with Corporate Punishment Records. The group are currently working on their debut EP for CPR, entitled "Bleeding in the Red". Recordings for the EP will take place in Cleveland, with the mixing sessions set to follow ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Added To KORN's U.S. Tour

BREAKING BENJAMIN have been confirmed as one of the openers for the upcoming KORN/CHEVELLE U.S. tour. Also set to appear on the bill are SKINDRED. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena Nov. 13 - Salem, OR - The Armory Nov. 14 - Seattle, WA - Tacoma ...

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