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THANATOS Complete Work On New Album

Veteran Dutch death metallers THANATOS have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Undead. Unholy. Divine", due in late February release through Black Lotus Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Angelic Encounters", which contains a guest appearance on backing vocals by Ashmedi (MELECHESH) and Ed Warby (STAR ONE, AYREON, ex-GOREFEST), was recorded at Excess studios in ...

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ICED EARTH: 'When Eagle Cries' Video Posted Online

ICED EARTH's video for the track "When Eagle Cries (Unplugged)" is available for viewing in streaming media at this location. "When Eagle Cries (Unplugged)" comes off the group's recently issued four-song single, "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", which was made available through the band's new label, SPV Records. A full-band version of ...

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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST To Headline SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

JUDAS PRIEST have been officially confirmed to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. This is the first word of any live dates from the British heavy metal band since they announced their reunion with vocalist Rob Halford in July after more than ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer Participates In AIDS Documentary

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has participated in an upcoming VH1 documentary, "AIDS: A Pop Culture History", which is scheduled to premiere on December 1. "During our initial conversation, VH1's represenative disclosed the channel intends to commit great resources to the program, so we're all optimistic the show will be great viewing," writes Halford's manager ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'We Are Kicking Serious Ass'

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Season's Greetings! "First of all, please accept my apology for the delay in this posting. These last 3 months have been extremely busy and I've been pretty overwhelmed with the workload. However, everything came to a screeching halt a ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN Checks In From Switzerland

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message on the group's official web site (www.machinehead1.com): "Hey, hey, hey. "Got a day off in Zurich, Switzerland today. Just chillin' at the Intercontinental Hotel Business Center at 1:05 AM. Being on tour is a trip, it's like working the graveyard shift. I go to bed ...

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HALFORD Show To Be Broadcast Via WESTWOOD ONE

A portion of HALFORD's February 2003 concert recorded at Disneyland's Anaheim, Ca. House Of Blues venue will be broadcast via the Westwood One Radio Network between November 24 and November 30. Westwood One's 90-minute show will open with a performance from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. HALFORD's portion of the broadcast will consist of material ...

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Newspaper: MÖTLEY CRÜE To Headline SWEDEN ROCK 2004

The Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting in its Nov. 16 print edition that MÖTLEY CRÜE will be headlining next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival (as first predicted here last week), set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The article goes on to state that the event organizers are ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE In Talks To Play SWEDEN ROCK Festival?

MÖTLEY CRÜE are strongly rumored to be in talks with the organizers of Sweden Rock festival about making an appearance at next year's event, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The first few confirmations for the festival will be announced at the Sweden Rock 2004 kick-off party at Draken in Stockholm ...

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JUDAS PRIEST On Verge Of Signing New Major Label Deal

JUDAS PRIEST are on the verge of signing a new major label deal in the States (rumored to be with Sony) following the group's split with Atlantic Records last year, guitarist Glenn Tipton has confirmed in a brand-new interview. The band's forthcoming CD — which is not expected to arrive before the second half of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Headline SWEDEN ROCK 2004?

JUDAS PRIEST are rumored to be in talks to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The first few confirmations for the event will be announced at the Sweden Rock 2004 kick-off party at Draken in Stockholm on November 28. DORO is headlining ...

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ZEKE Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Seattle's celebrated speed punk trio ZEKE have signed to Relapse Records. The high-powered group will release their much-anticipated new full length album in the spring. ZEKEBlind Marky Felchtone (guitar / vocals), Donny Paycheck (drums) and Diamond Jeff Matz (bass / vocals) — began their career in 1993 and are known for their vicious ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival?

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe has revealed during a recent interview with Italian heavy metal web portal Heavy-Metal.it that the newly reunited JUDAS PRIEST and VICIOUS RUMORS have both been confirmed for the 2004 edition of Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place on June 6, 2004 in Milan, Italy. No further information is ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Name New Album

Long-running death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have set "The Wretched Spawn" as the title for their forthcoming album, due in February through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Gore Obsessed" is currently being recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST). The complete track listing for "The Wretched ...

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KERRY KING Talks About METALLICA, Next SLAYER CD

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King gave a lengthy interview to Metal Edge magazine in which he discussed a number of topics, including the progress of the songwriting sessions for SLAYER's next album and METALLICA's evolution from an underground thrash phenomenon to one of the most commercially successful heavy rock bands in the world. The following are ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's 'Creative Juices Are Flowing Hard And Fast': Spokesperson

JUDAS PRIEST are "working very hard" on the material for their much-anticipated reunion album with vocalist Rob Halford and are "really enjoying writing together again," PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has revealed in a brand-new online posting. "The creative juices are flowing hard and fast!!" JUDAS PRIEST's first new studio album to feature Halford since ...

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ICED EARTH: European Tour Dates Announced!

ICED EARTH have announced the details of their upcoming European tour in support of their "The Glorious Burden" CD. The band's ninth full-length album, "The Glorious Burden" will be released through SPV Records on January 13, 2004. To whet the fans' appetites until the full album is released, ICED EARTH are releasing a special four-song ...

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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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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Discusses Early Rivalry With IRON MAIDEN

In a recent interview with Germany's Rock Hard magazine, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing addressed former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno's claim in his autobiography that he was the main reason for the old feelings of rivalry that existed between MAIDEN and PRIEST during the early '80s. "Paul apologized personally to me — what a ...

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ANTHRAX To Film Video For 'What Doesn't Die'

ANTHRAX will be shooting a video for the track "What Doesn't Die" in early November with director Brian Posehn. "I won't give away any details because if I do some other band will steal our idea," guitarist Scott Ian writes in the latest installment of his online diary. "It will be intense." The band are ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Members 'Working Individually' On New Material

JUDAS PRIEST are "still working individually" on material for their much-anticipated reunion album with vocalist Rob Halford, "but Rob and [guitarist] K.K. [Downing], who are out of the U.K. at the moment, are both flying in over the next few days." PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has revealed in an online posting. "I'm picking Rob ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Electric Eye' DVD To Be Released In November

A brand-new JUDAS PRIEST DVD, titled "Electric Eye", will be released through Sony on November 17. The first PRIEST product to be since the reunion with Rob Halford was announced features all the key promo videos, the 1986 Dallas concert and seven rare BBC performances, plus a booklet with detailed notes and photos. Most of ...

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