SIXTY WATT SHAMAN Ready To Return In August With "Reason To Live"

Maryland's pure rock mystics SIXTY WATT SHAMAN have recently completed work on Reason To Live, their sophomore full-length for Spitfire Records. The album was recorded at Phase Studio in College Park, MD and produced by the band along with the masterful Scott Reeder (i.e. KYUSS, UNIDA, THE OBSESSED). This was Reeder's first experience working with ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Second DVD Party To Be Held At L.A.'s Cat Club

A party is being held tonight (Sunday, May 5th) at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Visualize/Video Archive home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. The ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Confirmed For Switzerland's KNOCKOUT Festival

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have been confirmed for Switzerland's Knockout Festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 20th and July 21st in Moutier. As previously reported, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have also been confirmed for this year's Dynamo Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 14th at sports park Boshoven ...

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MARILYN MANSON Slapped With Civil Lawsuit Over Michigan Incident

MARILYN MANSON has been hit with a civil lawsuit by the security guard at the center of the singer's criminal court case. 26-year-old Joshua Keasler, a former Clarkston, Michigan security guard filed the suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleging assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence and wanton misconduct ...

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CHARON, AFTER FOREVER To Support NIGHTWISH In Europe

Finland's CHARON and Holland's AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed as the opening acts on the upcoming NIGHTWISH headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off on August 20th in Antwerp, Belgium. The confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 20 - Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof Ter Lo Aug. 22 - Dortmund, GER @ Westfalenhalle 2 Aug. ...

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KONKHRA Continue Work On New CD, Line Up Live Appearances

Denmark's KONKHRA are currently tracking vocals and lead guitar for their forthcoming CD, which is being recorded at mainman Anders Lundemark's Starstruck Studios for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. In other news, the group are still confirmed for Turkey's Host Open Air festival, despite the recent cancellation of projected headliners BLIND GUARDIAN ...

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Former ELETRIC BOYS Frontman Gets Busy With Side Projects

Former ELECTRIC BOYS mainman Conny Bloom is in Stockholm writing and recording songs for an upcoming solo project and the score for a Swedish movie. In addition, he has been doing production work for HENRIK LEVY and CRUCIFIED BARBARA, and recording with Swedish movie star/singer Regina Lund for the tribute to NATIONALTEATERN, which was recently ...

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