Israel's ORPHANED LAND Play Shuni Fortress

Over the weekend Israel's progressive metal masters ORPHANED LAND played for over 1,000 people in a Shuni Fortress for over two and a half hours. They performed both an acoustic and an electric set, and played tracks from all three of their albums (track list below). The band was impressed to see the crowd respond ...

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DOPE Frontman Discusses Upcoming Album

DOPE frontman Edsel Dope recently spoke to RockConfidential.com about the group's upcoming fourth album, "American Apathy", tentatively due in early 2005 via Artemis Records. Several excerpts from the interview follow: RockConfidential.com: The new record will be out in February, right? Still the same record label? Edsel Dope: "Yeah, February or March. Last time ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Release 'Alien' In March

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have set "Alien" as the title of their upcoming album, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal. The follow-up to 2003's "SYL" is tentatively scheduled for release in March 2005 via Century Media Records. It took drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) only three days in late August to pound through 11 tracks ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Album Pushed Back To February

JUDAS PRIEST have once again pushed back the release date of their new studio album — this time to February 1, 2005 (January 31, 2005 internationally) from the previously announced January 4, 2005. The release date was moved at the request of the band's record label, Sony/Epic Records in order "to make sure that we ...

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KATAKLYSM Schedule Dates With MACABRE

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have scheduled several shows with MACABRE on off dates during the band's tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE and NAPALM DEATH. They are as follows: Nov. 07 - Lo-Fi Cafe - Salt Lake City, UT Nov. 21 – Roanoke - Factory 324 Nov. 26 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC Nov. 27 - ...

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SHARON: 'OZZY Always Misses The Target'

FemaleFirst.co.uk is reporting that Sharon Osbourne has had to have urinals fitted throughout her house — because husband Ozzy keeps peeing on the toilet seat. Sharon had the bathroom fixtures installed at her Buckinghamshire estate in the U.K. after becoming fed up with Ozzy missing the target whenever he used the toilet. She ...

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HEVEIN To Enter Studio In February

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN will enter the studio in February 2005 to record a new single. The recording sessions for the band's new album will commence in the spring. As previously reported, HEVEIN recently inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The group were signed on the strength of their "Break Out the Hammers" EP, which ...

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