JACK BLADES Signs Solo Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Jack Blades, frontman, bassist, lead singer and songwriter for such million-selling rock bands as NIGHT RANGER and DAMN YANKEES, has secured a home for his highly anticipated solo debut with Frontiers Records, signing a deal for European and Asian territories. "I am so excited about having this opportunity to do my own record after 20 ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE Add New Drummer

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, the band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult and ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, have added THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker to their ranks. Baker "was recruited for his insane drumming, his ability to maintain the MORGUE nocturnal party schedule, and for being an ...

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BALLISTIC Begin Work On Debut Album

BALLISTIC, the new band featuring former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis, along with JAG PANZER members Rikard Stjernquist (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), are in the process of recording their self-titled debut album at a Phoenix studio with longtime co-producer John Herrera. "We have finished the rhythm tracks with John Hererra and ...

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BLUEBIRD Film New Video, Plan European Tour

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, have finished filming a video for the track "Falling Back To Earth". The band will be heading back to the UK and Europe in late April to support HELL IS FOR HEROES as well as do some dates on their own. BLUEBIRD will be putting out ...

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AT VANCE To Release New Album, Tour With KAMELOT

German neo-classical melodic power metallers AT VANCE will release their new album, "The Evil In You", on May 19 through AFM Records. In other news, the group will support KAMELOT on their upcoming European tour beginning in late May. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 23 - Bergara - Sala Jam May 24 – Barcelona, ...

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SHADOWS FALL, STAMPIN' GROUND Added To U.K.'s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

SHADOWS FALL and STAMPIN' GROUND are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the U.K.'s Download Festival, set to take place May 31-June 1 at Donington Park. Other groups set to appear at the event include IRON MAIDEN, MARILYN MANSON, AUDIOSLAVE, LIMP BIZKIT and the DEFTONES. Download Festival will highlight the best rock talent ...

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GENERAL SURGERY, THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS Team Up To Record Split CD

Legendary Swedish grincore merchants GENERAL SURGERY, featuring DISMEMBER singer Matti Kärki, will team up with THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS to release split CD on Razorback Records. "Featuring all new material from both bands, this joint cadaveric collection will clock in at over 40 minutes: reeking of morgue-ripened grind, and rife with prolixly penned patho-gore prose ...

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FRED DURST: 'Agreeance' Is A Word

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has shot back at the critics slamming him for his use of the word "agreeance" during his anti-war speech at the Grammy Awards. In a posting at www.limpbizkit.com, Durst writes, "Oh, by the way, AGREEANCE is a word according to the OXFORD-ENGLISH DICTIONARY. So the dumb asses at ...

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