PAPA ROACH To Release 'Scars' As Next Single

PAPA ROACH have selected the power ballad "Scars" as the second single from their fourth album, "Getting Away With Murder". "Some of our fans hear that song and say, 'I had to give it a few listens, dude. But I love it,' " frontman Jacoby Shaddix told MTV.com. "It's a P-ROACH anthem. It has heart. ...

Read more

RITCHIE BLACKMORE's Son Issues New EP

Jürgen R. Blackmore, son of former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, has just released an EP of instrumental rock. The EP contains four tracks which will be part of a CD which is being worked on at full blast and will be finished by spring 2005. Here is what Jürgen had to say about his ...

Read more

KILLING MIRANDA: New Song Available For Download

Britain's KILLING MIRANDA have uploaded an MP3 of their new track "Conspiracy Theory" at this location. "Conspiracy Theory" comes off the group's new album, "Consummate", due on October 25 via Cadiz Music. Distribution is being handled by Pinnacle (U.K.) and Soulfood/Sony (Europe). U.K. dates in support of the album will be confirmed shortly. ...

Read more

BLOODSHOTEYE Seek New Drummer

Canadian female-fronted "deathmetalcore" band BLOODSHOTEYE are searching for a replacment for their recently departed drummer. Applicants "must play fast blast beats then stop on a dime into heavy breakdowns with all the tom rolls in between," according to a press release. Interested parties would be expect to learn and send a tape of themselves playing ...

Read more

UNHOLY GHOST Announce New Drummer

UNHOLY GHOST, the band featuring PESSIMIST founder/guitarist Kelly McLauchlin and former DIABOLIC members Jerry Mortellaro (guitars) and Paul Ouellette (bass/vocals), have announced the addition of drummer David Breazeal to the group's ranks. David Breazeal played previously in CAULDRON, a Tampa, FL-area metal band featuring guitarist Kelly McLauchlin as well as frontman Matt Barlow (who later ...

Read more

SOUNDSCAN REPORT: KORN, HELMET, NIGHTWISH, FATES WARNING

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending October 12, 2004, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): #4: KORN – "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1": 129,614 #121: HELMET – "Size Matters": 9,723 NIGHTWISH – "Once": 3,089 FATES WARNING – "FWX": 2,067 DRY KILL ...

Read more

CRADLE OF FILTH Injuries Won't Affect Tour

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has issued the following statement via the group's record label, Roadrunner Records: "Our schedule is pretty grueling right now. We have a few injuries at the moment too. Fans in South America will have seen that our guitarist Paul Allender was not present. His stand-in for the tour was ...

Read more