Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Join JOHN SYKES On Japanese Tour

Former DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian will be joining legendary guitarist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) on his upcoming solo tour of Japan. Also appearing with Sykes in his backing band will be Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, WHITESNAKE) on drums. ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED Launch Vocalist Search, Post New Song Online

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have launched a search for a new vocalist and keyboardist following the recent departure of singer Dean and keyboardist Daz. "Both applicants must possess a professional attitude, be enthusiastic and have the ability to write with the band," the group write on their web site. "Own equipment and transport are ...

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Former MORGION Guitarist Seeks Members For New Project

Former MORGION/EYES OF FIRE guitarist Bobby Thomas is seeking members for his new Long Beach, California-based project, ANESIS. Samples of ANESIS' music, which Thomas says sounds "nothing like" that of his previous groups, can be downloaded from the project's web site at this location. Interested parties can contact Bobby at [email protected] ...

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XYSTUS To Release Debut Album In May

Dutch progressive power metallers XYSTUS have signed with The Electric Co. for the release of their debut album, "Receiving Tomorrow", tentatively due in May. "Receiving Tomorrow" was produced by Rob van Boeckel at New Road studios in Wijchen, Netherlands and is being described by the group as a "13-rack journey going from symphonic to electronic, ...

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