IMMORTAL, THE HAUNTED Off 'Blackest' Tour

IMMORTAL and THE HAUNTED have officially withdrawn from the DANZIG-headlined "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour, which will consist of three West Coast dates in early May. The revamped lineup of acts scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: DANZIG SUPERJOINT RITUAL MESHUGGAH NILE Other groups are expected to be announced soon. Confirmed ...

Read more

LOLLAPALOOZA: Dates Announced!

The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to Billboard. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New York (Randall's Island) and at the Aug. 30 finale in Syracuse, N.Y. (Vernon Down's Raceway). As previously reported, ...

Read more

CAMP FREDDY To Make National TV Debut

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will be making their national TV debut on ABC's "Jimmy ...

Read more

Metal Is Alive And Well In Finland

"True" heavy metal may rarely reach the top of the charts in America, but in Finland, it seems to be alive and thriving, if the country's latest Pop Album chart is anything to go by. The following are the metal albums currently residing in Finland's top 40 Pop Album chart, as published over the weekend: ...

Read more

CRYPTOPSY Guitarist To Play With QUO VADIS

CRYPTOPSY's Alex Auburn will fill in on guitar for two QUO VADIS shows late this month. QUO VADIS, who will be the support act for ANONYMUS on March 21 at Metropolis in Montreal and March 22 at Kashmir in Quebec City, are currently working on their new album, which they have been recording during various ...

Read more

MARILYN MANSON: European Dates Announced

MARILYN MANSON has announced the details of the European portion of his upcoming summer tour. Dubbed "The Grotesque Burlesque", ' the tour will be even more even more impressive than before. "It takes what we've done in the past and brings it to a completely different level," Manson told Kerrang! "This is about making everyone ...

Read more

ILLDISPOSED Guitarists Involved In 'Violent Car Accident'

ILLDISPOSED guitarists Lasse Bak and Jakob Batten were involved in a "violent car accident" in Denmark last Thursday (March 13), according to the band's webmaster. The cause of the accident was being attributed to "a mixture of alcohol and high speed." Although the vehicle was reportedly totaled in the incident, the guitarists got away without ...

Read more

ROCKDETECTOR Database: Metal Divas Wanted!

Rockdetector, the world's biggest rock and metal devoted database, is now working on the 10th in its "A-Z" series of reference books — "A-Z of Rock & Metal Divas". This book, which includes a compilation CD, covers the entire spectrum of female contributions to all forms of rock right through from LEE AARON to AMBER ...

Read more