RUMBLEFISH Ink Deal With Roadrunner

Los Angeles-based RUMBLEFISH have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. Consisting of Mike Maine (vocals), Jason DeCosta (guitar/vocals), Dungus (bass/vocals), and Possum (drums), RUMBLEFISH spent the last two years honing their craft and warming up audiences with heavy-weights such as LINKIN PARK, CRAZYTOWN, SOULFLY, MUDVAYNE and the KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, in addition to opening the main ...

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METALIUM To Get Heroic In February

Germany's METALIUM will issue their latest CD, entitled Hero-Nation Chapter III, through Massacre Records on February 25th. Included on the album are guest appearances by vocalist Carolin Fortenbacher as well as keyboard legends Ken Hensley (ex-URIAH HEEP) and Don Airey (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE). A limited-edition two-CD version of Hero-Nation Chapter III will be released in Europe ...

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THERAPY? To Tour Scandinavia In April

THERAPY? will be embarking on a Scandinavian tour starting on April 4th and running through April 20th. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. Also in the works are possible summer festival appearances in Belgium, Germany and Ireland. ...

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TONY FRANKLIN Unveils "Secret" Project

Bassist extraordinaire Tony Franklin (i.e. DAVID COVERDALE, BLUE MURDER) has shed light on his much-rumored “secret” project which he has been hinting at but not offered any concrete information about in his previous postings on his official web site. Until now, that is. According to Franklin, “the 'Secret Project' is now out in the open! ...

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WES BORLAND: My Heart Was Going Black In LIMP BIZKIT

EAT THE DAY, the new project headed by former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, have decided against using Ross Robinson to produce their upcoming debut CD and have opted to handle the production duties themselves, according to an interview with Borland posted at MTV.com. "What [Ross] does for bands is he gives bands a lot ...

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CANTRELL Gets NICKELBACKed!

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell reportedly joined NICKELBACK on stage last night at the latter band's headlining performance in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for a rendition of the AIC classic "It Ain't Like That". The reactions were so positive that it appears Jerry will be making another appearance with the group tonight in Edmonton at ...

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PARADISE LOST Prepare New CD, Negotiate US Deal

PARADISE LOST have set September as the release date for their forthcoming studio album, which is due to be recorded shortly with an as-yet-undetermined producer. Although PARADISE LOST had completed the initial pre-production sessions for the follow-up to their Believe In Nothing opus with John Pennington, who had previously acted as the group's live engineer, ...

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TROUBLE To Play Shortened Reunion Set, Continue Writing New Material

TROUBLE will only play seven songs—including two brand new compositions—at their much-anticipated reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, according to guitarist Rick Wartell, who made an appearance on Rebel Radio on Wednesday night to talk about the show and the group's future plans. Wartell, vocalist ...

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SKINDRED To Issue "Heavyweight System" In April

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have completed the recording sessions for their upcoming debut album, entitled Heavyweight System, at a Los Angeles studio with producer Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and are currently mixing the effort with Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS). An April release through BMG Records in ...

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