MOONSPELL To Film Polish Festival Appearance For Upcoming DVD

Portugal's MOONSPELL will film their appearance at the Metalmania festival in Katowice, Poland on March 13 for a possible DVD. The band are also currently working on re-scheduling the Spanish dates and are planning a South/Central American tour that will include Mexico, Brazil and Chile. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Cancel U.K. Tour

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN have been forced to pull out of their planned U.K. tour "due to unavoidable recording commitments," according to a post on the group's web site. "The band are extremely sorry but the new recordings are taking longer than anyone thought and we are working to some pretty harsh deadlines. It looks as ...

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WAR & PEACE: Sound Samples Available Online

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson has posted several sound clips from the forthcoming WAR & PEACE album, "The Walls Have Eyes", due on April 19 through Z Records. As previously reported, the track listing will include an exclusive European bonus track — a version of DOKKEN's "Walk Away" performed with a string quartet. "The Walls ...

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DEAD KENNEDYS To Embark On U.K. Tour

The DEAD KENNEDYS will embark on a U.K. tour later this month. The nine-date trek will begin March 25 and coincides with the release of an archival DEAD KENNEDYS live recording from San Francisco in 1979 entitled "Live From The Deaf Club". The CD will be available in the U.S. on Manifesto Records March 9 ...

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TOMMY LEE, NAOMI CAMPBELL An Item?

The New York Post is reporting that supermodel Naomi Campbell, who was linked to Sean Lennon last month, hooked up with former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee last weekend at the Winter Music Conference in Miami. "They were all over each other at a party at the Delano," the Post's spies said. Campbell and Lee ...

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TESTAMENT To Offer Live 'Bootleg' Videos

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are offering live "bootleg" videos for sale in the "Merch" section of the group's official web site. "These are in very limited quantities and will feature the band in different eras," according to a post on the site. "There will be just one pressing of each tape, so get ...

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SLAYER Enter Recording Studio, Line Up TV Appearances

SLAYER have entered the studio to begin recording their first album with the original lineup since 1990's "Seasons In the Abyss". A late 2004 release through American Recordings is expected. As previously reported, SLAYER have been named "Best Band" in Revolver magazine's 2004 Readers' Poll, and will be featured on the cover of the issue ...

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ORPHANED LAND Host Hometown CD Release Party

Israeli prog-metallers ORPHANED LAND recently hosted a hometown CD release party for their new album, "Mabool" (due in the U.S. on April 6 through Century Media Records). Vocalist Kobi Farhi checked in with the following update: "Hello to all our ORPHANED brothers and sisters, we had the launch party release of 'Mabool' two days ago ...

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