TWISTED SISTER Announce Makeup-Less Gigs

BENT BROTHERTWISTED SISTER's evil twin (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — will be re-emerging from the ashes of infamy to perform select concerts throughout the Northeast later this fall. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 29 - The Downtown - Farmingdale, NY Dec. 13 - The Chance - ...

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ANAL CUNT's SETH PUTNAM: 'CHRIS BARNES Is A Pussy'

ANAL CUNT frontman Seth Putnam reportedly caused SIX FEET UNDER singer Chris Barnes to cut short his band's headlining performance at The Living Room in Providence, Rhode Island on October 24 by screaming obscenities at the former CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist and challenging him to a fight. The following is Putnam's account of the incident, as ...

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The Lost CLIFF BURTON Videotape — Found!

Video footage of late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton's headbanging 1982 performance with the heavy metal group TRAUMA, shot only 24 hours before Burton was discovered by METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, is finally being made available to METALLICA and Cliff fans everywhere. Don Wrege, director of "TRAUMA Live", explains how he ended up with this historic ...

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Music Store Pulls INSANE CLOWN POSSE CDs After Suicide

A music store temporarily pulled the music and other items produced by the shock rap/metal group INSANE CLOWN POSSE following the suicide of a Wyoming teenager, according to the Associated Press. The parents of the teenager don't blame INSANE CLOWN POSSE, but say the group's music did not help either. Jessica Bartlett at the FYE ...

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SALEM: European Tour Postponed

Israeli death metallers SALEM have postponed their previously announced European tour to March 2004. The trek, which will include 2-3 weeks' worth of dates, will feature MASTER in the headlining slot. As previously reported, SALEM filmed their July 9 show at Barbie in Tel Aviv for an upcoming DVD release. No further details are available ...

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PARADISE LOST/AMORPHIS: London Gig Cancelled?

According to AMORPHIS' official web site, the group's previously announced gig with PARADISE LOST at the Astoria in London on November 18 has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. As previously reported, AMORPHIS will play two dates in Greece in December. The details are as follows: Dec. 13 - Ydrogios ...

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WIZARD Replace PARADOX At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

German metallers WIZARD have replaced PARADOX on the bill for the Keep It True II festival, which is set to be held on April 10, 2004 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. In addition, Italian epic metallers BATTLE RAM have been added to the warm-up show, "The Dawn Of Battle", which will be held at Alibi ...

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THE ETERNAL Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Australia's THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) have signed a two-album deal with Finland's Firebox Records. The group will be entering the studio in January 2004 to record their debut CD, titled "The Sombre Light Of Isolation". A late spring release is expected. THE ETERNAL recorded three full-length albums and two EPs as CRYPTAL DARKNESS, including ...

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