SEPULTURA To Play Special Brazilian Gig

SEPULTURA will play a "surprise" gig for the Brazilian press on Thursday (November 6) at a small club (capacity around 600) in São Paulo. The show, which will see the group performing in front of the smallest crowd in São Paulo they've played to since the "Beneath The Remains" days, is a special event to ...

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IMAGIKA Announce Bay Area Gig

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA will perform at the Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in Concord, California on Friday, November 14. Also appearing on the bill will be SKURD, VENGINCE, and CRYPTIC ORCHID. Cover charge is $7.00 and the doors open around 8:00 p.m. IMAGIKA will shortly begin work on their fourth album, tentatively due ...

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VADER: Touring Plans Revealed

Polish death metallers VADER will embark on their first tour of Belorussia, the Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania in April 2004. In addition, the group's booking agency, The Flaming Art Agency, will organize 14 shows in Eastern Europe. For more information, contact: THE FLAMING ARTS Rec., concert agency, distribution, management Vadim Khomich P.O.Box 40 Brest 224023 ...

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PETER CRISS' Sketchings Posted Online

KISS drummer Peter Criss has posted a collection of his sketchings circa '75-'76 at his official web site. Check it out here. Click on the thumbnail photos in this link to enlarge and then use your back button on your computer to see more of "Peter's Sketchings". ...

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STAIND/SEVENDUST Shows Cancelled

STAIND have been forced to make some changes in their tour schedule due to throat polyps and severely swollen vocal cords of lead singer Aaron Lewis. These dates must be cancelled to allow medication to take effect and to prevent permanent damage to Lewis' voice, according to his doctors. The rescheduled shows are tonight (Wednesday, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer 'Suffering From Flu And Severe Laryngitis'

IRON MAIDEN have posted the following message on their official web site: "IronMaiden.com can regrettably confirm that [vocalist] Bruce [Dickinson] is suffering from flu and severe laryngitis and as such the band are unable to perform tonight in Rotterdam. "The show has been rescheduled for Saturday 13th December - same times and details apply. Check ...

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KING DIAMOND: 'The Puppet Master' Enters Swedish Chart At No. 24

KING DIAMOND's new CD, "The Puppet Master", has entered the Swedish charts at position No. 24. As previously reported, "The Puppet Master" was issued with a bonus disc of frontman/namesake King Diamond telling the story of "The Puppet Master" in full make-up. Massacre Records (King's European label) also released "The Puppet Master" on regular vinyl ...

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EVANESCENCE Guitarist To Meet With Label

EVANESCENCE lead guitarist Ben Moody will meet with executives at Wind-Up Records today (Nov. 5) in Los Angeles to discuss his future with the band. As previously reported, Moody abruptly left the Arkansas-based group last month in Berlin in the midst of a world tour. A Wind-Up spokesperson would only confirm, "Ben is not on ...

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KORN Singer Talks About Collaboration With Rapper NAS

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has spoken to MTV.com about the group's collaboration with rapper Nas on the track "Play Me", which is featured on the band's sixth album, "Take A Look In The Mirror". "I called [Nas] up and asked him if he wanted to be on the album," Davis said. "He said he was ...

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