TORTURE KILLER Part Ways With Singer

Brutal Finnish death metallers TORTURE KILLER have parted ways with singer Matti Liuke. The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "The worst kind of scenario we could think of occured on Sunday, 19th of september, just 3 days pior to the 'Blast Your Violence' tour. Vocalist Liuke is out of the band ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Asian, European Promotional Trips Planned

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be in Asia (Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan) October 18-24 to promote his recently released "Furious George" CD. Also coming up is a European trip (Moscow, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, England and France) in late November/early December. In other news, Peavey will unveil the George Lynch signature Brahma amp at ...

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MANTAS Guitarist Comments On Bassist's Departure

MANTAS guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (ex-VENOM) has commented on the departure of bassist Tony Dolan from the group's ranks. Citing an "unfortunate and irreconcilable situation" as the reason for the split, Jeff went on to say that "Tony is and always will be my closest friend and this is in no way a personal conflict, ...

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GARBAGE Singer Comments On METALLICA Documentary

GARBAGE frontwoman Shirley Manson has posted the following message in the "Diary" section of the group's web site: "Went to see the METALLICA movie 'Some Kind of Monster' last night and was completely spellbound. I mean... first off... I'm in LOVE with James Hetfield, but more importantly...it completely resonated with me in terms of the ...

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JOHN BONHAM 24 Years Gone: Tribute Posted Online

September 25, 2004 marks the 24th anniversary of LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham's sudden and tragic death. Click here for a little tribute, including a rare drum track featuring an outtake of "Fool in the Rain" from one of ZEPPELIN's last-ever studio sessions, as well as a radio interview from 1976. (Thanks:

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CHAIN COLLECTOR To Enter Studio In October

CHAIN COLLECTOR, the Norwegian band featuring guitarist Gøran Bomann (CARPATHIAN FOREST), drummer Anders Kobro (CARPATHIAN, GREEN CARNATION, LAST CALL INC), guitarist Kjell Jacobsen (NEON GOD) and vocalist Kjetil Nordhus (TRAIL OF TEARS, GREEN CARNATION), will enter DUB studio in Kristiansand, Norway with producer Endre Kirkesola in early October to begin recording their debut album, tentatively ...

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