NONPOINT Vow To 'Reinvent' Themselves On Upcoming CD

NONPOINT have issued the following update regarding the songwriting sessions for the group's next studio effort: "We have been in some serious writing sessions as of late and even though we wrote a lot of material on the bus, we got together as a unit in the practice space things are coming rather quickly. We ...

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Former CRIMSON GLORY Guitarist To Perform At Florida Awards Show

THE BEN JACKSON GROUP, featuring former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson, will perform at the 2002 Diamond Awards Show at Club Diamonds in Bradenton, Florida on New Year's Eve. Also set to appear are COLD STATIC, CHROME YELLOW, SILENT TREATMENT, CHASE THEORY, DOWNBRINGER, END OF JUNE (formerly E3), TRIP2GO, CODE SUNSHINE, and DIFFICULT. ...

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PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC Seek New Guitarist

PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC are seeking a permanent replacement for guitarist Brian Harrah, who left the group several months ago. Interested parties can write to [email protected] for more info. In the meantime, the group are continuing work on their new studio album, which is expected to surface through the band's own label in early 2003. A ...

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ZWAN Debut To Include Limited-Edition DVD

A limited-edition pressing of ZWAN's debut album, "Mary Star of the Sea", will include a bonus DVD, featuring 35 minutes of behind the scenes footage of the band recording the album and an interview with each member. Chicago-based ZWAN is the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former ...

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ALTARIA Finish Tracking Lead Vocals For Upcoming Debut

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, have completed the lead vocal tracks for their debut album, "Invitation", and will begin tracking backing and harmony vocals on Jan. 6. The album will then be mixed at Helsinki's Sonic Pump studios by Nino Laurenne for a tentative March release through AOR Heaven ...

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AMEN To Film Live DVD In London

AMEN frontman Casey Chaos recently issued the following statement regarding the group's future plans: "AMEN is now a collective of AMEN. As many of you know the business gave out on the band, but I have never been in this for the business, I will not give up on the fans we have. I have ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Sticks To His Guns On Upcoming Solo CD

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna is holed up in Syracuse, New York with writing and playing partner Matt Zuber preparing tracks for the next BELLADONNA album. "The name of the band is still going to be BELLADONNA, [but we haven't come up with an album] title yet," Joey told Hard Radio. "I'm still muscling around ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'Merry [Bleeping] Christmas'

The Osbourne clan — Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack — sent out a Christmas card this year that features the heavy metal wildman and his family flipping the bird on the front, according to the New York Post. Open the card and Ozzy's voice yells: "Merry [bleeping] Christmas! Rock and roll!" Inside is the family ...

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