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ONCE DEAD Confirmed For Switzerland's ELEMENTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL

ONCE DEAD, the Christian metal band featuring former members of VENGEANCE RISING and ex-HIRAX guitarist Glenn Rogers, have been confirmed for the Elements of Rock Festival, set to take place April 21-23 at Stadthofsaal in Uster, Switzerland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ROB ROCK (USA) NARNIA (SWE) ONCE DEAD (USA) MAD MAX ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH's 'The Truth' Enters Billboard Chart At No. 48

BLEEDING THROUGH's new album, "The Truth", has sold just over 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 48 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. As previously reported, BLEEDING THROUGH's video for the track "Kill to Believe" has been posted online. ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK: Photos Available

Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS), Rob Zombie and Carmine Appice were among the rock celebrities who were present on Tuesday, January 17, when OZZY OSBOURNE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde was inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk. The event, which was free and open to the public, took place at noon ...

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BOB DAISLEY Joins Forces With HAMMERFALL, NARNIA Members For PLANET ALLIANCE Project

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley, HAMMERFALL members Magnus Rosén (bass) and Anders Johansson (drums), and NARNIA guitarist Carl-Johan Grimmark are among the musicians featured on PLANET ALLIANCE, a project band where several respected, high-class musicians were carefully selected in order to participate in the lineup. The musical direction is described as "melodic hard rock/metal ...

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The Truth - BLEEDING THROUGH

More often than not a band's claims of its new album being both heavier and more melodic than a highly regarded predecessor equates to nothing more than a steaming pile of donkey dung. In the case of BLEEDING THROUGH's "The Truth", the claim is basically truthful. One could argue whether it is heavier than "This ...

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HALFORD, DIO, BACH Talk Metal At TV CRITICS ASSOCIATION Convention

According to Mediaweek, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford, DIO/ex-BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW vocalist Ronnie James Dio and former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach appeared as panelists on VH1's four-part documentary "Heavy: The Story of Metal" at the second day of the TV Critics Association's annual winter convention in Pasadena, California on Wednesday (Jan. 11). Dio bemoaned the ...

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EXODUS Schedule Dates In Korea, Thailand

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have added dates in Korea and Thailand to their upcoming schedule. The group's irinerary is now shaping up as follows: w/ THE HAUNTED, NILE: Feb. 25 – Seoul, Korea @ Rolling Hall Feb. 28 – Osaka, JPN @ Big Cat Mar. 01 - Nagoya, JPN @ Club Quattro ...

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MUDVAYNE Rumored To Be Opening For KORN On U.S. Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN will hold a press conference tomorrow (Friday, January 13) to announce the details of its upcoming North American tour. The band will convene at 4:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles for the event. The graveyard was founded in 1899 and is the final resting place for ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer To Play At Winter NAMM

CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson will be performing at the 2006 Winter NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which runs between January 19 and January 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Adrian will be playing at the Pearl Drums booth on Friday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m. CRADLE OF FILTH ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Offers New Album Update

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn recently took time out to update the group's fans on the songwriting process for the group's new album, tentatively due in late 2006/early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. "So what does are new shit sound like?" Flynn wrote. "Well... it doesn't sound like [METALLICA's] 'Master of Puppets' [as Flynn was quoted ...

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LACUNA COIL: New Single 'Our Truth' Posted Online

LACUNA COIL's new single, "Our Truth", which appears on the "Underworld: Evolution" soundtrack, can be previewed in full at AOL Music (select "Underworld" from the list of choices at the top and scroll down to LACUNA COIL). The soundtrack, which being released today (January 10), features additional selections from PUSCIFER (Maynard Keenan's [TOOL, ...

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Trilateral Progression - NEURAXIS

NEURAXIS' "Trilateral Progression" is one impressive death metal album. On its fourth full-length release, the Montreal tech-death squad has accomplished what so many of its brethren have failed to do: adroitly combine technicality, brutality, and melody. Is there a death metal training facility in Montreal that has been secretly financed by the Canadian government? I ...

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CHIMAIRA Members To Attend NAMM

CHIMAIRA members Rob Arnold (guitar), Matt DeVries (guitar) and Jim LaMarca (bass) will be attending this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, California and signing for the following companies: Peavey, ESP, Guitar-Cable.Com, and In Tune Custom Guitar Pics. In other news, CHIMAIRA will be re-releasing their latest opus, "Chimaira", as a limited-edition, double-CD on January 10. ...

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BIOMECHANICAL: Italian Tour Dates Announced

U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have lined up the following Italian dates: Mar. 16 - Nord Wind – Bari, ITA Mar. 17 - Traffic – Roma, ITA Mar. 18 - Sound Factory – Turin, ITA Mar. 19 - Duel Beat – Naples, ITA These shows are part of a BIOMECHANICAL tour. More dates will ...

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