TWISTED SISTER's 'Evil Twin' To Perform In New York City

BENT BROTHER — affectionately known as "TWISTED SISTER's evil twin" (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — will perform a 30-minute set at the CrowBar in New York City on Monday night, June 14. Showtime is 1:30 a.m. CrowBar is located at 339 E 10th St. For additional information, call (212) 420-0670. ...

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SHAPE OF DESPAIR To Release New Album In September

Finnish doom/death metallers SHAPE OF DESPAIR have set a September 27 release date through Spikefarm Records for their third album, "Illusion's Play". The follow-up to 2001's "Angels Of Distress" was once again recorded at Hellhole studios in Helsinki, Finland. An MP3 clip of the track "Entwined In Misery" can be downloaded at this ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Are Having 'Too Much Fun For One Band'

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Last few days have been a blur. Too much fun for one band. Hung with all the guys from DROWNING POOL, HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN, KORN, SOIL, LIFE OF AGONY, ILL NINO, SLAYER, SILVERTIDE, SLIPKNOT, H.I.M.…etc… Wow, we ...

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VAN HALEN Drummer: 'We've Matured'

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has told USA Today that he can't see the sense of dissecting unresolved squabbles with his newly reunited bandmates, as METALLICA did with their traveling therapist in the new documentary "Some Kind of Monster". "We already went through the misery once," said Hagar. "Why relive a horrible experience? If you ...

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DEICIDE Cancel European Tour

Floridian death metallers DEICIDE have abruptly ended their "Scars Of The Crucifix" European tour before even playing one date. "After a performance at the Dynamo festival on June 5, the band entered the U.K. but declined to play the London show on June 8 — opting instead to fly home to Florida, citing their anger ...

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REVEREND Confirmed For TEXAS METALFEST

REVEREND, the band featuring ex-METAL CHURCH singer David Wayne and BYFIST members Davey Lee, Nacho Vara and Jess Vara, have been confirmed to perform at the Texas Metalfest on Friday June 11 in San Antonio, Texas. Other artists set to appear include EXCITER, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and SHADOWKEEP. For more information, visit www.reverend.cx. ...

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