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Former ANTHRAX Singer Announces Solo Date

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Jamie Carter - bass) will be playing at The Joint on Wednesday, May 5, 2004. The Joint is located at 8771 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Phone (310) 275-2619. The band will be performing right after ...

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SKINLAB: Ex-Guitarist Says STEEV Has No Appreciation For Musicians Who Bleed For His Band

Former SKINLAB guitarist Scott Sargeant has slammed SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel over Steev's recent comments regarding Sargeant's departure from the group, stating that Esquivel has "once again disrespected and belittled the people who wrote the songs to get him where he is today." In a written statement sent exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Sargeant said, ...

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DANZIG Name New Album

DANZIG have set "Circle of Snakes" as the title of their eighth studio album, tentatively due on June 22 through Glenn Danzig's Evilive label in the U.S. (Regain Records in Europe). Confirmed songtitles so far are as follows: 01. Skincarver 02. 1000 Devils Reign 03. Netherbound 04. Circle of Snakes 05. When We Were Dead ...

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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST Re-Sign With SONY MUSIC

JUDAS PRIEST have confirmed that they have re-signed with Sony Music for the release of their upcoming studio album. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "We are pleased to announce that Sony Music U.K. has re-signed the giants of Heavy Metal JUDAS PRIEST to a worldwide deal. "Returning to the home ...

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Drummer MARK ZONDER To Leave FATES WARNING?

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has revealed that he has no intentions of touring with the band in support of their upcoming CD, due later in the year. Asked by a fan what he hopes to accomplish in the future, both personally and with FATES WARNING, Zonder said, "Actually after this recording of the new ...

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DANZIG: More New Songtitles Revealed

The official Regain Records web site has revealed several more songtitles that are set to appear on DANZIG's eighth studio album, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "777: I Luciferi". Confirmed songtitles so far are as follows: 01. Skincarver 02. 1000 Devils Reign 03. Netherbound 04. Circle of Snakes 05. When We Were Dead 06. Black ...

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JERRY CANTRELL No Longer Jamming With HUGHES, SMITH

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has reportedly pulled out of his previously announced April 29 appearance with drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida. No reason was given for Jerry's cancellation. Hughes and Smith are expected to go ...

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GENERAL SURGERY To Embark On European Tour In May

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY will be embarking on a short European tour in May. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 24 – Stockholm, SWE @ Alcazar/Eldorado May 14 – Hamburg, GER @ Rote Flora* May 15 – Arnhem, NETH @ Goudvishal* May 16 – Bladel, NETH @ Pazzop* May 17 – Mullheim, GER ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spokesperson Defends Band's Producer Choice

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted a statement on the group's web site defending the band's decision to work with producer Roy Z (HALFORD, HELLOWEEN, BRUCE DICKINSON) on their much-anticipated "reunion" album. "I really cannot believe some of the comments that are being made [on the band's official 'Noticeboard']. Have those people who ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Begin Recording New Album With Producer ROY Z

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi - Jayne here again! I haven't had a chance to post any messages on the board recently as I've been up to my eyes what with sorting out the new record deal, arranging the world tour, working ...

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GLENN DANZIG Talks About His 'Punky, Bluesy, Heavy, Dark' New Album

Glenn Danzig recently spoke to Femme Fatales magazine about DANZIG's new album, tentatively due in late May/early June through Glenn's label Evilive. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "777: I Luciferi" will be released in Europe through Sweden's Regain Records. Asked how the recording process is coming along, Glenn said, "the album will come out around ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: European Tour Cancelled?

According to Irish concert promoter Emerald Promotions, NUCLEAR ASSAULT have been forced to cancel their previously announced European tour "due to the guitarist leaving" [presumably referring to Erik Burke — Ed.]. No further information is available at this time. NUCLEAR ASSAULTBurke, vocalist/guitarist John Connelly, bassist Danny Lilker and drummer Glenn Evans ...

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DEEP PURPLE: 30th Anniversary Edition Of 'Burn' To Include Bonus Tracks

According to the Deep Purple Appreciation Society, the 30th Anniversary, remastered edition of DEEP PURPLE's "Burn" is scheduled for a release on April 14. The album will probably include, apart from the eight original tracks, "Coronarias Redig" (single b-side) and remixes of "Burn", "Mistreated", "You Fool No One" and "Sail Away". EMI Records reportedly asked ...

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DANZIG: New Album To Surface In Late May

DANZIG have set a tentative May 25 release date through Glenn Danzig's label Evilive for their eighth studio album, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "777: I Luciferi". The CD will be released in Europe through Sweden's Regain Records. DANZIG's current lineup (click here to view photo) consists of Glenn Danzig (vocals), Tommy Victor ...

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LILITU Sign With THE END RECORDS

Atlanta's "artistic melodic dark metal" band LILITU have inked a deal with The End Records. The group will shortly be entering Ledbelly Sound Studio to re-record the rhythm guitars and began the final mixing process for their third CD, "The Delores Lesion". Mastering will be done at Glenn Schick Mastering and artwork will be provided ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Confirmed For Czech Republic's OBSCENE EXTREME FEST

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have been confirmed for the Obscene Extreme Fest, set to take place July 8-10 in Trutnov, Czech Republic. Other bands set to appear at the festival include EXTREME NOISE TERROR, EXHUMED, BIRDFLESH, BUTCHER ABC, NATRON, and KENT BROCKMAN. As previously reported, GENERAL SURGERY will be performing at Alcazar/Eldorado in ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Hollywood Gig Planned, Album Guest Appearance Announced

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be performing on Thursday, March 11 at Club Vodka in Hollywood, California. Showtime will be 11:00 p.m. For information and directions, visit www.clubvodka.com. In other news, Bonnet has confirmed that he will participate in Italian guitar virtuoso Matteo Filippini's project, MOONSTONE, ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Release Live CD From U.K. Tour

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes recorded some of his solo dates in the U.K. last year for an upcoming live CD, tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005 through Glenn's Pink Cloud label. Hughes filmed a show in Los Angeles on January 11 for an upcoming DVD and CD release through Frontiers Records. The ...

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GENERAL SURGERY To Play Stockholm In April

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY will be performing at Alcazar/Eldorado in Stockholm on April 24. Also appearing on the bill will be MASSGRAV. As previously reported, GENERAL SURGERY recently parted ways with bassist Andreas Eriksson. Andreas, who left the band "due to other commitments," is being replaced on a stand-in basis by REGURGITATE's Glenn ...

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VOODOO HILL: Second Album Completed

Italian guitarist Dario Mollo has completed work on the second VOODOO HILL album, tentatively due late spring through Frontiers Records. Titled "Wild Seed of Mother Earth", the album was recorded at Mollo's studios in Ventimiglia, Italy and will include the following track listing: 01. Make Believe 02. Dying To Live 03. Still Evergreen 04. My ...

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JERRY CANTRELL, CHAD SMITH, GLENN HUGHES To Play Orlando

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will perform live with drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes on Thursday, April 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This very special trio will be headlining the hotel's monthly Velvet Sessions event. No further information is available ...

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GENERAL SURGERY: Live Photos Posted Online

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have posted live pictures taken during their Feb. 14 appearance at Club Nocturnal in Gothenburg on their official web site. Check them out here. The concert, which marked GENERAL SURGERY's first show in 14 years, featured support sets from RELEVANT FEW (featuring GARDENIAN, ex-GOOSEFLESH bassist Robert Hakemo) ...

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