Spend The Night With GENE SIMMONS!

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has graciously offered the following donation to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: The highest bidder will receive a first-class ticket to either New York or Los Angeles, hotel accommodations, and will be picked up from their home in a limo to be driven to the airport. While in either ...

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INVOCATOR To Enter Studio Next Month

Long-running Danish thrashers INVOCATOR will enter mainman Jacob Hansen's Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark in November to record a few new tracks to be featured on the band's upcoming record. The follow-up to 2003's "Through The Flesh To The Soul", which is expected to have "a somewhat darker edge" than its predecessor, is tentatively due ...

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FOZZY: More Dates Announced

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and former members of STUCK MOJO, have lined up additional shows during the coming weeks. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 26 - Camp Hill, PA @ Gullifty's Nov. 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Thunder Dome Dec. 03 - Augusta, GA @ ...

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STRATOVARIUS Keyboardist Guests On New KAMELOT CD

STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson will appear as special guest soloist on two new songs on KAMELOT's upcoming CD, "The Black Halo", according to a posting on KAMELOT's web site. "Jens' unique style fits perfectly into KAMELOT's musical approach," the posting adds. "The band once again thanks Jens for stepping in and doing a great job ...

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THE PROJECT HATE: New Album Recording Delayed

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have posted the following update at their official web site: "We won't record the album in December as initially planned though as Threeman [Recordings] wants to let 'Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate' circulate a little bit more, seing it was pretty ...

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HELSTAR: European Tour Announced

DISTANT THUNDER, the new band featuring former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END and current SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera, will play a special HELSTAR set at the following dates during October/November: Oct. 29 – Sam's Burger Joint - San Antonio, TX (warm-up show) HELSTAR European tour 2004: Nov. 06 - Keep It True festival - Koenigshofen, GER Nov. ...

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AT VANCE: New Song Available For Download

An excerpt of the pre-production/demo version of a new AT VANCE track, entitled "Chained", can be downloaded at this location (mp3, 4 MB). A re-recorded version of "Chained" is expected to surface on AT VANCE's new studio album, tentatively due in early 2005 via AFM Records. AT VANCE's last CD, "The Evil in ...

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ACCEPT: Additional Summer Festival Appearances Planned

A spokesperson at Germany's Rock Hard magazine has offered more information about the upcoming ACCEPT reunion which is scheduled to take place at the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival on May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. "The ACCEPT gig at our festival will be the first show they play," the spokesperson told ...

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