VADER Involved In 'Serious' Car Accident, Escape Unharmed

Polish death metallers VADER were involved in a "serious car accident" on Monday (June 28), according to a posting on the band's web site. "VADER had just finished up the first part of their European tour and had been driving down A1 towards Torun (Poland) when the other bus hit them, throwing the bus out ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM FISCHER To Release Solo Album

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom G. Fischer has announced plans to release a solo album sometime in 2005. The following is Fischer's official statement on the matter: "Yes, I am working on a solo album, and I am aiming at releasing it next year. This will in no way negatively affect or delay work on the ...

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Court Battle Over JIMI HENDRIX's Estate Begins

Gene Johnson of The Associated Press reports: Relatives of the late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix returned to court Monday (June 28) to begin another legal battle over which family members should receive money from the musician's posthumous releases, royalties and merchandise. The case, the latest of several that have entangled the Hendrix estate in the ...

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ROADRAGE 2004: Tour Dates Announced

A bunch of dates have been announced for the RoadRage 2004 tour, which is scheduled to kick off early August and run through mid-September. Joining co-headliners MACHINE HEAD and CHIMAIRA will be Roadrunner Records' newest signings, THREE INCHES OF BLOOD and TRIVIUM. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 03 - The Odeon - ...

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WATCH THEM DIE Commence Songwriting Process For New Album

Oakland-based purveyors of aggression WATCH THEM DIE will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and GOATWHORE this summer. The trek kicks off on July 25 and wraps up on August 19. The group have just returned home after completing a highly successful run with GWAR, which also included a ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Perform With The BOSTON POPS Orchestra

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth will be performing with The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra at this year's "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" Independence Day concert in Boston, to be broadcast live from the Charles River Esplanade via the CBS television network. Roth is scheduled to perform his hits "California Girls" and "Jump" with the ...

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VADER: 'The Beast' Track Listing Announced

Polish death metal veterans VADER have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "The Beast", due on September 20 through Metal Blade Records. The first single, including two new songs, will be released on August 25 with the 4/2004 issue of Thrash 'em All magazine. "The Beast" was recorded at Radio Gdansk Studio ...

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