ARMORED SAINT Blues Side-Project Announce Pre-Thanksgiving Gig

YO DIDDLEY, the rock/blues side-project of ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval, will be performing at the club River Bottom in Burbank, CA (across from Warner Bros., 4201 West Olive Avenue @ Pass Avenue) on Wednesday, November 24. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. ARMORED SAINT are planning on entering the studio in ...

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HATEBREED Added To EXTREME DOJO VOL. 12 Japanese Tour

HATEBREED are the latest act added to the Extreme Dojo Vol. 12 Japanese tour featuring SHADOWS FALL, AS I LAY DYING and EVERYTIME I DIE. However, they will NOT play the February 7, 2005 Tokyo show because of a scheduling conflict with a Big Day Out festival apprearance. The dates are as follows: Feb. 07 ...

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RECTIFY Sign With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch thrash/metalcore band RECTIFY have inked a deal with Garden of Exile Records. The group's recently completed debut album, entitled "Have Mercy…", is scheduled for release in late January/early February. "Have Mercy…" was recorded and mixed by Daan van der Elsken at Stilteloos Studios in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where bands such as BORN FROM PAIN, ...

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SHADOWS FALL: Pontiac Show Cancelled

SHADOWS FALL have posted the following message on their official web site: "Due to circumstances beyond our control our November 22nd show at Clutch Cargo's in Pontiac Michigan has been cancelled. There will be no rescheduled date. We feel horrible to have to have this happen to all of our good fans in Michigan but ...

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ENTER MY SILENCE Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Finnish melodic death metallers ENTER MY SILENCE have parted ways with singer Mikko Kotamäki. "There's a bunch of reasons that led to this, not least that he will have his hands full with SWALLOW THE SUN next spring and we would've been bound to have problems with schedules etc." the band write on their web ...

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TEMPLE OF BLOOD To Enter Studio In January

Christian thrash/power metal band TEMPLE OF BLOOD are scheduled to enter the studio early next year to record their debut album, "Prepare for the Judgement of Mankind", tentatively due late spring/early summer. "The recording is tentatively scheduled to take place in January, though there is so much work to be done between now and then ...

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AC/DC: 'Rockabilly' Tribute Out Now

CMH Records has just released "Let There Be Rockabilly: The Tribute to AC/DC". The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Highway to Hell 02. You Shook Me All Night Long 03. Jailbreak 04. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 05. Rocker 06. Rock 'n' Roll Damnation 07. Shot Down in Flames 08. ...

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TORTURE WHEEL Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Hamilton, Ohio-based "funeral doom metal" band TORTURE WHEEL have inked a deal with Firebox Records subsidiary Firedoom Music. The deal is for one EP and one full-length CD. The EP, entitled "Crushed Under...", is due in January 2005 is said to be a re-release of the tracks from the split CD with UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE along ...

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MOURNING BELOVETH: New Album Due In March

Irish doom/death metal band MOURNING BELOVETH have posted the following update on the songwriting process for their as-yet-untitled third album.: "Rehearsals are finished for the album and we have still to come up with a name for it. We have six new songs and are going to re-record Part 1 but there is only room ...

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