Former HEATHEN/DIE KRUPPS Drummer Resurfaces In DECONSTRUCT

Former HEATHEN/DIE KRUPPS drummer Darren Minter has teamed up with guitarist Joe Fraulob, vocalist Skitz, and bassist Venessa in a new band called DECONSTRUCT. The group, who recently recorded a three-song demo titled "Sign Of Things To Come", are planning a U.S. tour in the spring/summer. For more information on DECONSTRUCT, visit the band's official ...

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LYNCH MOB Announce U.S. Dates

LYNCH MOB, the band led by former DOKKEN and current L/P guitarist George Lynch, have lined up the following dates during March: Mar. 12 - Hollywood, CA - The Key Club Mar. 13 -San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick Mar. 14 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre Mar. 15 - Tucson, AZ - ...

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Ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Singer Launches TOKYO

Former THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN singer Dimitri Minakakis has teamed up with ex-members of Philadelphia's KNIVES OUT in a new band called TOKYO. The group, who are in the middle of recording a demo, will make their live debut on April 6 at First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia. Additional East Coast dates will follow in ...

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IN FLAMES/GARDENIAN Project Sign with CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Sweden's PASSENGER, the new project featuring IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Friden, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE drummer Patrik J. Sten, GARDENIAN guitarist Niclas Engelin (ex-IN FLAMES), and HEADPLATE bassist Håkan Skoger, have inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band, whose music is being described as "a cross between DEPECHE MODE and ROB ZOMBIE, with a ...

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HALFORD: Japanese Set List Revealed

The following is HALFORD's set list from the group's headlining performance at Tokyo's Shibuya Kokaido on Tuesday, Feb. 11: 01. Painkiller 02. Jawbreaker 03. Heretic 04. Resurrection 05. Made In Hell 06. Locked And Loaded 07. One Will 08. Hearts Of Darkness 09. Handing Out Bullets 10. Into The Pit 11. Nailed To The Gun ...

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EXODUS Reunite With ZETRO SOUZA, Prepare To Record New Album

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have been rejoined by vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza and are preparing to enter the studio with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, STUCK MOJO, SKINLAB) to record their first studio album in 11 years. "[Zetro and the rest of the band] had some great talks [over the course of ...

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ANTHRAX: ARTISTDIRECT Deal A No-Go

Contrary to previously published reports, ANTHRAX have NOT signed a North American record deal with ArtistDirect Records and are no longer involved in contract negotiations with the label, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. It is not presently clear how this latest development will affect the projected release date for the group's new album, ...

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HELLOWEEN Name CD, Confirm New Drummer

HELLOWEEN have reportedly set "Rabbits Don't Come Easy" as the title for their forthcoming studio album, due in Europe on May 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. In other news, the band have now officially confirmed the departure of drummer Mark Cross and addition to the group's lineup of former ACCEPT/RUNNING WILD skinsman Stefan Schwarzmann (as ...

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