H.I.M. Sell Out Helsinki Dates

Finland's H.I.M. have sold out both of their scheduled Helsinki shows (on March 15th and April 4th) within a few hours of when the box office opened on Monday morning. Tickets are still available to the Tampere and Turku shows, but they are also selling fast. ...

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Former SABBATH Frontman Completes Work On "The Cage II"

CAGE, featuring Italian guitarist Dario Mollo and former BLACK SABBATH vocalist Tony Martin, have completed recording their new album, entitled The Cage II. Currently in the mixing stages under the direction of Dario at Damage Inc. Studios in Ventimiglia, Italy, the album's full track listing is as follows: 01. Terra Toria 02. Overload 03. Amore ...

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ANGRA Axeman Announces European Guitar Clinics

ANGRA guitarist Kiko Loureiro has lined up the following guitar clinics in Europe during February/March: Feb. 24 - Music Village Shop, Mantova, ITA Feb. 27 - M.A.I. Music Academy International, Nancy, FRA Mar. 19 - EF2M - Ecole de Formation aux Metiers de la Musique, Turcoing, FRA ...

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DAEMON Ready Third Full-Length CD

Denmark's DAEMON, featuring KONKHRA mainman Anders Lundemark, are scheduled to release their as-yet-untitled third album, the follow-up to 1999's The Second Coming, shortly. In the meantime, you can check out the upcoming album's artwork (by Dave McKean) at this location. ...

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DOWN: US Tour Planned, Possible Surgery For Anselmo

DOWN will likely embark on a month-long US tour beginning in late April in support of their Down II CD, which is due to be issued on March 26th through Elektra Records. In addition, it appears likely that frontman Philip Anselmo will have surgery performed at some point in the coming months to help him ...

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ANTHRAX VH1 Special Delayed, New Album Nearing Completion

The air date for ANTHRAX's VH1 Behind The Music documentary has been pushed back a month to Sunday, March 10th, presumably due to delays in production. ANTHRAX will also appear on Headbanger's Ball Uncensored the same weekend. In other news, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante recently commented on the group's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new CD, which is ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Set Japanese Release Date For Debut CD

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will issue their debut album, entitled Repent, through Soundholic Records in Japan on May 22nd. A March/April European release through Helsingborg, Sweden-based label Cold Records is expected. As previously reported, Repent was recorded at Studio Underground and features guest appearances by THE HAUNTED frontman Marco Aro, as ...

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CATHEDRAL Frontman Goes Hardcore!

CATHEDRAL frontman Lee Dorrian recently recorded a guest appearance on a “short, mid-80s-influenced hardcore” track called “Human Timebomb” for an American punk band called PSEUDO HEROES (featuring members of DOWN BY LAW) for the band's forthcoming album, which also includes guest vocal performances by Jerry A (POISON IDEA), Kam Lee (MASSACRE), John Stabb (GOVERNMENT ISSUE), ...

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