TO MY SURPRISE: Audio Interview Posted Online

TO MY SURPRISE, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown), were interviewed by Steve Robinson of "That One Show" on Arizona's KASC The Blaze 1260 AM radio station on December 3. Listen to the interview in two parts in Real Media format at this location. TO MY SURPRISE's self-titled ...

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KORN To Headline Italy's FLIPPAUT ROCK FESTIVAL

KORN are the first confirmed headliner for the second installment of the Flippaut Rock Festival, set to take place June 12-13, 2004 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. The Californian quintet, who are touring in support of their sixth CD, "Take A Look In The Mirror", are slated to perform on Saturday, June 12. ...

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THE KOVENANT Editing Video Footage, Pursuing Outside Projects

Norway's THE KOVENANT are in the process of editing video footage from their appearance at the Inferno Festival for use in two clips ("Star By Star" and "Mirror's Paradise") that are expected to be included on their upcoming DVD and various Nuclear Blast Records DVD compilations. In other news, THE KOVENANT bassist/singer Lex Icon is ...

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INCANTATION Working On Debut DVD

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION are in the process of compiling material for their first DVD, to be released sometime next year through Brazil's Mutilation Records. The as-yet-untitled disc will include footage from the group's November 22, 2003 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, plus vintage video footage that spans the band's 13 years of existence along ...

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SUN CAGED Announce New Drummer

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, have announced the addition of drummer Roel Van Helden to the group's ranks. The 23-year-olf Van Helden, a student at the academy of music in Tilburg, Netherlands, joins the band as the replacement for Dennis Leeflang, who left ...

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Report: TED NUGENT's Reality TV Series To Return For A Full Season

VH1 has ordered a full season of "Surviving Nugent", a reality series that drops contestants into the wild world of rock legend Ted Nugent, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Encouraged by strong ratings for a two-hour special featuring Nugent, who also has been featured on other VH1 programs such as "Behind the Music", the cable ...

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Former HELMET Leader Inks New Deal With INTERSCOPE RECORDS

Former HELMET leader Page Hamilton has signed a deal with Interscope Records for a new project, which includes late period HELMET guitarist Chris Traynor, according to Billboard.com. As previously reported, the pair has also collaborated on tracks intended for BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale's solo debut. The group are targeting a May or June release for ...

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