Former BLOOD FEAST Drummer Launches New Band

Former BLOOD FEAST drummer Kevin Kuzma has joined forces with guitarist John Blicharz, bassist Karl Odenwalder and vocalist Linda Alexander in a brand-new band called LAMENT. Formed in early 2004, LAMENT have been in the studio writing and recording material for a debut CD, due out by the end of the year. The band, who ...

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RUSH Drummer's Biographical Journal Heading To Film

The film and television rights to RUSH drummer/lyricist Neil Peart's biographical journal "Ghost Rider" have been acquired by Scabeba Entertainment. Scabeba is overseen by Cathy Rich, the daughter of legendary jazz drummer Buddy Rich. She and Peart became friends after the drummer appeared at a 1992 concert in her father's memory and on a subsequent ...

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PERSQUAREINCH Enter Studio To Record Debut Demo

PERSQUAREINCH, the new band featuring former PUSHED singer Travis Neal, Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums, have entered the studio to record their debut demo. The group, which is based in Southern California, recently played their first two shows and "the response was more ...

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CANCER Begin Writing Material For Full-Length Album

CANCER guitarist/vocalist John Walker and drummer Carl Stokes will spend the next few months writing material for a new full-length album, tentatively due in 2005 through Copro Records. In the meantime, guitarist Rob Engvikson will re-launch his ASATRU project, which is tentatively scheduled to release a full-length album of its own early next year. CANCER ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Segment To Air On 'Entertainment Tonight'

"Entertainment Tonight" caught up with the reunited JUDAS PRIEST this past weekend at their 2004 tour kick-off in Hartford, CT. The behind-the-scenes feature, which led to the band's debut U.S. performance with legendary vocalist Rob Halford, will air this Wednesday, July 14. Check "Entertainment Tonight"'s official web site and local listings for times ...

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AEROSMITH To Take One Year Off Following Japanese Tour

ABC ePrep is reporting that guitarist Joe Perry has told syndicated columnist Marilyn Beck that AEROSMITH will take a year off after they wrap up their Japanese tour on July 25. According to Perry, the band haven't had a vacation of longer than three weeks over the past four years and will use some of ...

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JELLO BIAFRA Drops DEAD KENNEDYS Suit

The Associated Press is reporting that former DEAD KENNEDYS lead singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against members of his band. In May 2000, a jury convicted Biafra and his record label of breach of contract and fraud. In June 2003, a state appeals court upheld that decision and ordered Biafra to pay ...

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THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT Sign With KARMAGEDDON MEDIA

Dutch brutal death metal band THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have inked a deal with Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The group are scheduled to enter the studio in August to record their second album, "The White Crematorium", tentatively due in early 2005. THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT's debut album, "The Apotheosis", was released in 2002 through Cold ...

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GODHATE Added To BENEDICTION/NOMINON European Tour

Swedish death metallers GODHATE (formerly THRONEAEON) have added to the upcoming "Thunderstorm Over Europe - Part 2" tour featuring British extreme metallers BENEDICTION and Sweden's NOMINON. The two-and-a-half-week trek, which is scheduled to kick off on September 16 and conclude on October 3, will mark NOMINON's first-ever full European outing. Exact cities and dates will ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA Set Release Date For 'Redemption Process'

French symphonic black metallers ANOREXIA NERVOSA have set an October 11 release date through Listenable Records for their fourth full-length album, entitled "Redemption Process". The follow-up to 2001's "New Obscurantis Order" (Osmose Productions) was recorded at Drudenhaus studios in France and is currently being mastered by Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, HYPOCRISY) at the Cutting ...

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