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ALICE COOPER's 'Monster Dog' To Be Released On DVD

The 1984 film "Monster Dog", starring Alice Cooper, will be released on DVD on February 15, 2005 via Eclectic DVD and Jef Films. "Monster Dog", directed by Clyde Anderson, stars Alice Cooper as Vince Roberts — known to the world as "Vince Raven," the rock icon. He's returning to his family home after years on ...

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IRON MAIDEN, FEAR FACTORY, GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear At Benefit Concert

Members of IRON MAIDEN, ANDREW W.K., MURDERDOLLS, TYPE O NEGATIVE, DISTURBED, POISON, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, ORGY, DANZIG, FEAR FACTORY, W.A.S.P., BANG TANGO, QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, CINDERELLA, LYNCH MOB, DANGER DANGER, MINISTRY, MISFITS and GREAT WHITE are among the musicians that have reportedly been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20, ...

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SNAKE EYE Finish Recording Second Album

French hard rockers SNAKE EYE have finished recording their second album, tentatively due in early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Danger", "No", "Walking in the Silence" and "Queen of the Night". The group, who are said to be influenced by such acts as XYZ and HEAVEN'S EDGE, ...

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QUIET RIOT: Photos From MONTERREY METAL FEST Posted Online

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted several photos from the group's appearance at the Monterrey Metal Fest on November 13, 2004 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Also appearing on the bill were TWISTED SISTER, DIO, DOKKEN, SHAMAN and HATEBREED, among other acts. Check out the pictures at

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QUIET RIOT To Release 'Live And Rare' CD In January

QUIET RIOT will be releasing a live CD, entitled "Quiet Riot Live & Rare - Vol. 1", on January 18, 2005, through Cleopatra/Deadline Records. The material is a compilation of live recordings from various concert performances during their 1983 "Metal Health" and 1984 "Condition Critical" world tours. There are also three rare original and previously ...

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THE DARKNESS Frontman's Hand Injury Won't Affect U.K. Tour

NME.com is reporting that THE DARKNESS have played down reports that frontman Justin Hawkins has seriously injured his hand. Hawkins was allegedly hospitalized and had surgery on his guitar-playing hand last week. In a message posted on the on the band's web site today (Nov. 1), THE DARKNESS claimed that Justin will be well enough ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY Set Release Date For New Album

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have set a February 28, 2005 release date for their third full-length album, "Elements of Creation". Artwork and layout will be done by C.A Interactive (KATATONIA, MORIFADE, AXENSTAR, SKYFIRE). SUPREME MAJESTY issued their second album, "Danger", in September 2003 through Germany's Massacre Records. Several MP3 soundclips from the CD can ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY Announce New Album Title

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have set "Elements of Creation" as the title for their third full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. Artwork and layout will be done by C.A Interactive (KATATONIA, MORIFADE, AXENSTAR, SKYFIRE). SUPREME MAJESTY issued their second album, "Danger", in September 2003 through Germany's Massacre Records. Several MP3 soundclips from the ...

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THE GATHERING: Tribute/Benefit CD Details Revealed

More details have been revealed about the upcoming tribute CD to late Arnoudt Pieters, featuring a previously unreleased track by THE GATHERING. Pieters, a former drummer of the CORDS and TELEFUNK, died on July 31 unexpectedly in the U.K. where he and his family had just moved to. THE GATHERING's contribution to the CD will ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY To Begin Recording New Album This Week

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY will enter the studio on Friday (Oct. 1) to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. "Work on the preproductions have been extensive this time, and the band are confident that this release will outpace its predecessors by far," the group write on their web site. ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have parted ways with drummer Jocke Unger. "Jocke has other engagements he wants to focus on, among these full-time drumming in the thrash metal band SGT. CARNAGE," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Replacing Jocke behind the drum set is the well experienced and talented drummer Johan Rydberg ...

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MELIAH RAGE To Release New Album This Month

Screaming Ferret Wreckords has set an August 24 release date for the new MELIAH RAGE album, "Barely Human". A major North American tour will follow. Guitarists Anthony Nichols and Jim Koury, and bass guitarist Jesse Johnson, all original members, are joined by new vocalist Paul Souza and drummer Barry Spillberg (formerly of WARGASM) on "Barely ...

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Heavy Metal's Premier Guitarists Pick Their Dream G3 Lineups

Norway's Imhotep zine recently asked more than 100 guitarists to choose their own dream G3 lineups. "The respect that the guitar players have for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai is a proven fact," writes the magazine's Thiago Pinto Corrêa Sarkis (also of Brazil's Whiplash). "Anyway, talking with some musicians, I could realize that the G3 ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY To Enter Studio In October

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY will enter the studio On October 1 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2005. "10 songs are almost finished and the band are currently writing the lyrics and rehearsing all songs," reads a posting on the group's web site. "It's the most interesting SUPREME MAJESTY material ...

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RAGE Guitarist Undergoes Surgery

According to a posting on Victor Smolski's web site, the RAGE guitarist underwent "intensive tests" after he was taken ill shortly following the group's appearance at Italy's Gods of Metal festival was "operated on on Tuesday and is out of danger to life now. [However] it will take some more weeks until he will be ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: SKID ROW Out, Y&T In

SKID ROW have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival and have been replaced on the bill by Y&T. SKID ROW's decision to pull out of the festival is being blamed on "the fact that [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake decided to bring his wife to be to the altar and other ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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Death Before Musick - AMEN

There are numerous things to like about AMEN cornerstone Casey Chaos, who has become something of a flawed icon on European shores. For those not so familiar with the Furby-like Californian punk rocker, everything from his astute anti-authoritarian lyrics (a la Jello Biafra) to the fact that he was prepared to max out his credit ...

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