JUDAS PRIEST Set Release Date For New Album

JUDAS PRIEST have set a December 28 release date through Epic Records for their first studio album with singer Rob Halford since 1990's "Painkiller". "The band and I had meetings with our new label Epic (Sony) when we were in New York," PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews writes on the group's web site. "Their support ...

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RIVERDOGS Back In The Studio With Six New Songs

Vintage rock band RIVERDOGS, featuring guitarist Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD, ex-DIO, WHITESNAKE), are in the process of recording a new album. The group have six songs on tape, and are recording as schedules permit. Live performances are planned in Los Angeles and San Diego at the end of August to coincide with the 2004 NARM ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist Covers EDIE BRICKELL AND THE NEW BOHEMIANS

F5, the new Arizona-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, are currently shopping a five-song demo/CD to interested record labels. The group, whose sound is being described as guitar-heavy melodic hard rock, recorded the effort at a Phoenix-area studio ...

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VADER: Polish Tour Announced

Polish death metallers VADER have announced the details of their upcoming "Blitzkrieg 2" tour of Poland. The tour schedule consists of 17 dates, beginning on October 3 in Warsaw and running through October 19. Support at the shows will come from bands like CRIONICS, CETI and LOST SOUL. The dates are as follows: Oct. 03 ...

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BLAST CORPS Sign With FOREVER UNDERGROUND

BLAST CORPS, the Dutch death metal band featuring former and current members of SADISTIC, SINISTER, HOUWITSER and PUTREFIED, have signed a deal with Forever Underground Records. The group's upcoming CD, entitled "Gloryfied", will be "a mix of old school Swedish death metal but with the brutality of today's music with extreme vokills and with the ...

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