MASTERPLAN Singer Says New Album Will Contain 'Very Progressive' Parts

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, recently entered Crazy Cat studio in Hamburg, Germany with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, SKINLAB) to begin recording their second album, tentatively due in early 2005 through AFM Records in Europe and ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Launches Download Site

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Buckethead has launched his own download site with full concert downloads and a free download of "Enter the Dragon" (recorded live at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA on July 3, 2004). Check it out here. Buckethead will be touring the U.S. with COLONEL CLAYPOOL'S BUCKET OF BERNIE ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer To Ring In New Year With 'Goofy Cover Band'

SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor's "goofy cover band" DUM FUX will be performing at The House of Bricks in Des Moines, Iowa on December 31, according to the Des Moines Register. Speaking to the Des Moines Register last year prior to ringing in the new year with DUM FUX, Taylor said, "It's a cover thing, all ...

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SHADOW GALLERY To Guest On Pennsylvanian Radio Station

Progressive metallers SHADOW GALLERY will be interviewed by radio station WXLV 90.3 in Schnecksville, PA on Friday, September 17 beginning at 7:00 p.m. In other SHADOW GALLERY news, the recording process for the group's fifth album is continuing along to "great success," according to a posting on the band's web site. SHADOW GALLERY's last ...

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NASUM: Live Performance To Be Webcast

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM's performance at the Popstad 2004 event in Huskvarna, Sweden, recorded in February 2004, will be broadcast on the "P3 Live" radio show on Thursday night (Sept. 16). The show will start at 9:00 p.m. (Swedish time) and will kick off with a half hour of COUNTERBLAST, taped the same night, followed ...

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EUROPE Guitarist JOHN NORUM To Release New Solo Album In January

EUROPE guitarist John Norum will be releasing his new solo album in January 2005. Norum's last solo CD, "Slipped Into Tomorrow", was released in 1999. As previously reported, EUROPE have inked a deal with Sanctuary Records. The group's new studio album, "Start From the Dark", is scheduled for release on September 27 through T&T/Sanctuary. The ...

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