Former MEGADETH Bassist Sues DAVE MUSTAINE For $18.5 Million

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has filed an $18.5-million lawsuit against the group's mainman, Dave Mustaine, in Manhattan Federal Court, alleging the singer shortchanged him on profits and backed out of a deal to turn Megadeth Inc. over to him when the band broke up in 2002, according to the New York Daily News. Ellefson ...

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PRO-PAIN To Film Video For 'Left For Dead'

PRO-PAIN are in the finishing stages of planning their upcoming video shoot for album track "Left For Dead" from their latest album, "Fistful of Hate". The clip will be in filmed on various locations throughout Sarasota, Florida, where several of the band members have long made their residence. The video is expected to be completed ...

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ETERNAL LIES Acquire New Singer, Begin Work On Sophomore Album

Swedish melodic death metallers ETERNAL LIES have acquired a new singer, Tobias Gustafsson (bassist on EUCHARIST's classic CD "A Velvet Creation"), and are currently busy working on material for their next album. The group, who are currently unsigned, released their debut CD, "Spiritual Deception", in 2002 through the Arctic Music Group. (Thanks: Fredrik Kreem / ...

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TESLA Guitarist Enters Rehab For Addiction

TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch has entered an undisclosed facility to seek treatment for addiction, "an illness that cannot be defeated without help," according to a statement from the rest of the group. "We hope you will all join us in wishing him a very healthy recovery so that he is able to return to the ...

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GRAVEWORM To Support KATAKLYSM In Europe

Italian gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM, featuring former ABIGOR and current DARKWELL/SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner, will be supporting KATAKLYSM on their upcoming European tour in October 2004, along with MYSTIC CIRCLE and INTO ETERNITY. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 02 - Vosselaar, BEL @Biebob Oct. 04 - Bradford, UK @ Rio Oct. ...

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IMPIETY: Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Singaporean metallers IMPIETY, now featuring drummer Oscar Garcia (HACAVITZ, ex-RAVAGER) and lead guitarists Antimo (HACAVITZ, ex-RAVAGER, DISGORGE) and Eduardo Guevara (HACAVITZ, BLOODREAPING), are currently at Ambox Studios in Queretaro, Mexico recording their fourth full-length album, "Paramount Evil", tentatively due later this summer through Poland's Agonia Records. The album will contain eight new songs and one ...

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