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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Track Listing Revealed

Finland's NIGHTWISH have revealed the track listing for their new album, "Once", tentatively due in June through Spinefarm/Universal Records in Finland and Nuclear Blast in continental Europe. A release date for the U.S. has yet to be confirmed. "Once" track listing, according to NIGHTWISH's web site: 01. Dark Chest Of Wonders 02. Wish I Had ...

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BEN JACKSON: 'All Over You' Cover Posted Online

Former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson has posted the cover image of his upcoming solo CD, "All Over You", at this location. "All Over You" was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida and was mastered at Fullersound in Miami. Ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Midnight performs backing vocals on all tracks. "All Over You" ...

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HOWLING SYN Sign With Sweden's ESCAPI

Canadian gothic metallers HOWLING SYN have inked a deal with Sweden's Escapi (CANDLEMASS, FORCE OF EVIL, TROUBLE). The group's first release for the label will be their sophomore album, "Devilries", due in the summer. The follow-up to 2002's "Forebearers of Dusk" (Galy Records) will contain "more heavy rock riffs & a lot of dark goth ...

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Ex-DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Scores Turkish Movie: Soundtrack On The Way

Inside Out Records will shortly be releasing the soundtrack to a Turkish horror-comedy movie, "Okul" ("The School"). The as-yet-untitled disc was composed and recorded by keyboardist Kevin Moore (ex-DREAM THEATER, CHROMA KEY). The film was produced by the famous Turkish producer Sinan Cetin and was directed by popular Turkish directors the Taylan Brothers. "Okul" was ...

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SKID ROW: Music For Adrenaline Junkies

SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan has reportedly contributed music to the upcoming Speed Channel special "High Bank Heroes- Two Wheeled Warriors", airing on March 3 at 9:00 p.m. EST. In addition, music from SKID ROW's latest CD, "Thickskin" is featured in the 2004 Winter X-Games show "Slammed", which is scheduled to air on February 22 ...

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UNHOLY GHOST: Cover Artwork, MP3 Clip Posted Online

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), along with original DIABOLIC guitarist and PESSIMIST founder Kelly McLauchlin, have posted the cover artwork for their debut album, "Torrential Reign", at this location (artwork and layout by Swedish artist Mattias Norén). In ...

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SKID ROW To Embark On Swedish Tour In March

SKID ROW will embark on a Swedish mini-tour in late March. The dates are as follows: Mar. 26 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben Mar. 27 - Västerås, SWE @ Prisma Mar. 28 - Göteborg, SWE @ Storan As previously reported, SKID ROW recently announced the addition of drummer Tim DiDuro to the group's ranks. An ...

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SKID ROW Announce New Drummer

SKID ROW have announced the addition of drummer Tim DiDuro to the group's ranks. An Orlando, Florida native, DiDuro replaces Phil Varone, who abruptly left the band due to "personal reasons." Tim has signed on to play with the band for the first leg of SKID ROW's 2004 World Tour, which starts in Vernal, UT ...

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SKID ROW Announce More Tour Dates

SKID ROW have added more tour dates to their upcoming itinerary. Their schedule is now shaping up as follows: Feb. 18 – Vernal, UT @ Club XS Feb. 19 – Nephi, UT @ Salt Creek Sports Lounge Feb. 20 – Boise, ID @ The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 21 – Spokane, WA @ The ...

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CLUTCH To Release New Album In March

CLUTCH will release a new record, entitled "Blast Tyrant", on the newly formed DRT label on March 30. The new record is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2001 release, "Pure Rock Fury". Lead singer Neil Fallon explains how the record came together: "One of our approaches for 'Blast Tyrant' was to keep in ...

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SKID ROW Announce North American Tour Dates

SKID ROW have lined up the following dates in February: Feb. 18 – Vernal, UT - Club XS Feb. 19 - Nephi UT - Salt Creek Sports Lounge Feb. 20 – Boise, ID - The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 21 – Spokane, WA - The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 22 – Surrey, BC ...

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SKID ROW Confirm Drummer's Departure, Secure Replacement

SKID ROW have confirmed via their official web site that drummer Phil Varone has left the group for "personal reasons." The band, who released their latest CD, "Thickskin", in August, have already found a replacement and will be going ahead with plans to shoot a video for the track "Ghost" later this month in Miami, ...

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PHIL VARONE Leaves SKID ROW

SKID ROW drummer Phil Varone (ex-SAIGON KICK) has left the band, according to a posting at Metal Sludge. Varone, who had been with SKID ROW since 1999, is said to have exited the group on Thursday, January 8 for "personal reasons." SKID ROW are currently on a break from touring before they regroup for a ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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DIET OF WORMS Begin Work On New Album

DIET OF WORMS, the Florida-based band featuring SAVATAGE singer Damond Jiniya and MORBID ANGEL producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez, have set "Hactivision" as the working title of their fourth studio album, tentatively due in the summer. The follow-up to last year's "Tantrum Land" CD is currently being recorded at the group's own studio (D.O.W.) in Seffner, ...

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TOMMY LEE and PINK's Romance Heats Up

Us Weekly reports that during a visit to the Ghost Bar at the Palms Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, pop singer Pink sat pouting on a couch while boyfriend Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) was dancing with some attractive females. But when he finally went over to give his gal some attention, a source says, "Tommy ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Complete Work On Debut Album

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Torrential Reign", due in early 2004 through Olympic/Century Media Records. "Torrential Reign" was recorded at D.O.W. (Diet Of Worms) studios in Seffner, Florida with producer Juan ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Scores Turkish Movie

Keyboardist Kevin Moore (ex-DREAM THEATER, CHROMA KEY) has recorded the soundtrack to a Turkish horror-comedy movie, "Okul" ("The School"). The film was produced by the famous Turkish producer Sinan Cetin and was directed by popular Turkish directors the Taylan Brothers. "Okul" was written by a DREAM THEATER and Kevin Moore fan, Dogu Yucel. When the ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Go Gold In The Czech Republic

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, were awarded gold albums in the Czech Republic for the "Fires At Midnight" and "Ghost of A Rose" CDs at a special ceremony held at Cartouche in Prague on October 17. Sir Robert of Normandie and Squire Malcolm also ...

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ICED EARTH's Forthcoming CD To Honor The 'Valor And Sacrifices' Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Men

ICED EARTH's forthcoming album, "The Glorious Burden", represents a ten-song musical enterprise honoring the valor and sacrifices that made the world what it is today. The band's ninth full-length album will be released through SPV Records on January 13, 2004. Having only hinted at their infatuation with history in the past with "Ghost Of Freedom" ...

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THE CENTURY FAMILY Completes Worldwide Purchase of OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

The Los Angeles-based Century Family Inc., home to Century Media Records, has completed the worldwide purchase of Olympic Recordings, one of the world's leading underground metal labels. Established in Chicago in 1992, Olympic has built a solid catalog of releases and created brand loyalty within the extreme metal genre. During its decade of existence, the ...

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DARK MOOR Finalize Track Listing For New Album

Madrid, Spain-based power metallers DARK MOOR have finalized the track listing for their fourth, self-titled album, due on November 24 through Arise Records. The CD was recorded at New Sin Studios in Italy with producer Luigi Stefanini and was mastered at Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland with Mika Jussila. A single containing the tracks "From ...

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UNHOLY GHOST To Record Debut Album In November

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), will enter D.O.W. (Diet Of Worms) studios in Seffner, Florida in November with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL), to record their debut album, "Torrential Reign", for an early 2004 release through Olympic/Century Media Records. ...

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