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10 YEARS Mapping Out Headlining Dates

Launch Radio Networks reports: 10 YEARS has begun mapping out some headlining dates for May, after the band wraps up its current tour with KORN and MUDVAYNE. Only a few shows have been announced so far. Accompanying the Knoxville, Tennessee-based band on the trek will be FAR LESS and LOSER, the new group led by ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Turn Down Reality TV Gig

Starpulse.com is reporting that JUDAS PRIEST have snubbed the opportunity to appear in a reality TV show because they fear it will cast a shadow over their other achievements. The British heavy metal legends weren't willing to risk being ridiculed, despite the success of shows such as "Rock School" starring KISS bassist Gene ...

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THE CULT Frontman: Drummer TEMPESTA 'Has Given Us A Much-Needed Foundation'

THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury has commented on the group's current touring lineup, which includes fellow CULT principal Billy Duffy (guitar) alongside bassist Chris Wyse, drummer John Tempesta (ex-WHITE ZOMBIE, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, HELMET) and rhythm guitarist Mike Dimkich. Said Ian: "John Tempesta has given us a much-needed foundation. I think the variety of material is ...

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HALFORD Guitarist Records Exclusive MP3s For MARSHALL AMPLIFICATION

HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak recently sat down with Nick Bowcott (ex-GRIM REAPER guitarist) of Marshall Amplification for a candid conversation about the guitarist's early days of growing up in Poland during the Cold War, discovering heavy metal in America to ultimately joining Rob Halford's band. Conversation touches upon his current endeavors including equipment set-ups. ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Lets Out His 'Educated Horses'

Launch Radio Networks reports: Rob Zombie issues his third solo album today (Tuesday, March 28), titled "Educated Horses". It's the former WHITE ZOMBIE vocalist's first collection of new music since 2001's "The Sinister Urge", following a break in which he wrote and directed his first two feature films, "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's ...

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Kill - CANNIBAL CORPSE

Expectations are high for CANNIBAL CORPSE's 10th full-length studio release to be as heavy and twisted as anything the seminal death metal band has ever done. "Kill" easily met my expectations and should meet yours as well. Then again, the band does not make bad albums. Simply put, "Kill" is an excellent slab of vintage ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Slams Internet 'Haters'

J. Bennett of Decibel magazine (web site) recently conducted an interview with Rob Zombie. An excerpt from the chat follows: Decibel: Have you ever gone onto a message board to see what people are saying about you? Rob Zombie: "I have a couple of times, but that's bad news. I'm just baffled by ...

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DISTURBED Live In Norfolk: Video Available

AOL Music Live/Network Live is currently streaming video footage of DISTURBED's February 21, 2006 performance at NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia. Catch this high-octane concert, on demand, on AOL Music at this location. As previously reported, DISTURBED will shoot a video for their cover of the GENESIS hit "Land of Confusion" with Todd McFarlane ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Schedule U.K. Dates

After successful U.K. and Italian headlining shows, U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have announced three shows on their home turf. They are as follows: Apr. 16 - London, UK @ Electrowerkz (w/ SKINDRED) Jun. 06 - Bournemoth, UK @ The Opera House (w/ AKERCOCKE) Aug. 06 - London, UK @ Carling Academy Uxfest This ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Rock On For TOMMY VANCE

Emma Midgley of ictheWharf.co.uk is reporting that JUDAS PRIEST's tribute gig for former Virginia Quay resident Tommy Vance on March 31 will raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, the Cabot Square bank's official charity. The gig will be held at the Royal Albert Hall next Friday and will play tribute to the ...

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Educated Horses - ROB ZOMBIE

It's been five years since ROB ZOMBIE's last album and second solo effort, 2001's "The Sinister Urge", and during that time, while Zombie wrote and directed his first two feature films, there was doubt about whether he would even return to music. Well, he has, and "Educated Horses" doesn't sound like the work of an ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Talks About Making Music, Movies

Jennifer Kay of the Associated Press recently conducted an interview with Rob Zombie. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: AP: Is this album going to be remarkably different from your past work? Zombie: "There are a lot of things on this record that are very different sonically, in a lot of ways. ... ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Announces Signing Of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

Roadrunner Records has officially announced the signing of legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde and his band BLACK LABEL SOCIETY to a worldwide deal (excluding Japan, where the band are signed to JVC). Having sold over 1.4 million albums worldwide, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is currently working with producer Michael Beinhorn (SOUNDGARDEN, OZZY OSBOURNE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Talks About 'Land Of Confusion' Video

Launch Radio Networks reports: DISTURBED will shoot a video for its cover of the GENESIS hit "Land of Confusion" with Todd McFarlane directing. McFarlane, who also worked on the cover art for the band's latest album, "Ten Thousand Fists", has previously helmed clips for KORN and PEARL JAM. DISTURBED vocalist David Draiman told Launch what ...

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Threshold of Revelation - TWELFTH GATE

I had been patiently waiting for the follow-up to 2003's "Summoning" from Chicago's TWELFTH GATE, figuring that if it is in league with the NEVORMORE-esque, mildly proggy traditional/thrash metal of the debut that I'd be in for a treat. After parting ways with Crash Music, Inc., the band settled on Season of Mist and now ...

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LACUNA COIL: Acoustic Performances/Signing Sessions Announced

Italy's LACUNA COIL have lined up the following acoustic performances and in-store signings during the coming weeks: Saturday, April 8: Borders #554 4718 N. Broadway Ave Chicago, IL 60640 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Acoustic set (3 songs); signing to follow acoustic set Store #: (773) 334-7338 / Fax (773) 334-8354 Sunday, April 9: Borders ...

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LEATHERWOLF Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

Legendary California metallers LEATHERWOLF have signed a deal with Massacre Records for the European territory. The group's new studio album, "World Asylum", will be released on June 23 to coincide with their European festival appearances at Graspop Metal Meeting and Bang Your Head!!! "World Asylum" introduces new voice Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist ...

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