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EXODUS, CRYPTOPSY, IMMOLATION To Team Up For U.S. Tour?

According to the upcoming events calendar on New York City's B.B. King's Blues Club web site, EXODUS, CRYPTOPSY and IMMOLATION will be teaming up for a April 30, 2006 show at the venue. Additional dates are expected to be announced soon. EXODUS are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "Shovel Headed Kill ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 'Kill' Details Revealed

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has released the complete track listing for the group's upcoming album, "Kill", tentatively due on March 21, 2006 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). Commented Webster, "We have only four more days of ...

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SADUS: Live Video Posted Online

SADUS' live video for the track "Through the Eyes of Greed" has been posted online at the group's fan site www.valleyofdrybones.tk (Quicktime required, 39 MB). The clip was shot last year in Santiago, Chile during the band's 2004 Hemp Fueled Tour. As previously reported, a brand-new SADUS track, entitled "Sick", has been posted ...

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INDEX CASE Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Iowa-based metal/hard rock act INDEX CASE, the first signing to Tim King (SOIL) and Rob Such's (TWELFTH GATE) Mortal Music/Platform Records (via Fontana/Universal distribution), have parted ways with drummer Jordan Spence. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "After seven years as a founding member of the band, Jordan Spence has been ...

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AGANKAST Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

AGANKAST, the new British metal band featuring former ATOMKRAFT guitarist Rob Matthew, have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival, set to take place July 14-15, 2006 at the Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. "We are very excited to get a slot on what is already proving to be the ...

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ROB ROCK To Film DVD At Germany's OWEN ROCK NIGHT Festival

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has announced that he will record his first live DVD at the Owen Rock Night Festival in Germany in March 2006. Rock is also confirmed for the Elements of Rock festival in Switzerland April 2006. JVC/Victor Entertainment Japan released ROB ROCK's latest CD, "Holy Hell", with ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Operation: Mindcrime II' International Release Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the following international release dates for their long-anticipated sequel to 1988's acclaimed concept album "Operation: Mindcrime", entitled "Operation: Mindcrime II": U.S.: March 14, 2006 Japan: March 22, 2006 Germany: March 10, 2006 Rest of the world: March 13, 2006 As previously reported, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford is strongly rumored to have ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Thank You For Your Loyalty And Dedication'

JUDAS PRIEST have issued the following holiday message via their official web site: "Hello to all our PRIEST fans around the world! Well, our touring is now completed for 2005 and what a great year it has been. The end of year shows saw the mighty PRIEST visiting Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To 'Kill' In March

Legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have set "Kill" as the title of their tenth album, due on March 21 via Metal Blade Records. The CD is being recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). With regards to the new album's musicial direction, the band had previously ...

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MANNTIS Comment On THEY'RE STILL THE LAW Tour; Shoot New Video

Southern California quintet MANNTIS were recently added to the They're Still The Law Tour featuring ANTHRAX, GOD FORBID and SWORN ENEMY, which kicks off early next year. This will be preceded by a string of West Coast headlining shows. The group recently completed a highly successful run on the 10 Years of Brutality Tour alongside ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Says PURPLE Fans Deserve Better Than 'Highly Questionable' Live Albums

In a recent fan posting on the official WHITESNAKE message board, WHITESNAKE mainman David Coverdale was asked about the circumstances behind his departure from DEEP PURPLE and his allegedly "weak" performance (according to one reviewer) on Disc Four of the "Deep Purple on the Road" four-CD collection (featuring live recordings spanning the band's existence). "I ...

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CHIMAIRA To Release Special-Edition Version Of Their Self-Titled Opus

On January 10, 2006, CHIMAIRA will release a special, limited edition, two-disc version of their critically acclaimed, self-titled third album. Featuring the full-length album, seven live songs and two previously unreleased tracks, the special edition of "Chimaira" will be packaged in an all-black, glossy jewel case. The follow-up to 2003's "Impossibility of Reason", the original ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Go Sightseeing In Moscow: Photos Available

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Glenn [Tipton, guitar], Ian [Hill, bass], some of the crew and I all had a great day out in Moscow — checking out all the tourist sights — the Kremlin, Red Square, Lenin's Tomb, St. Basil's Cathedral etc. ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Announce New Singer

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have announced the addition of Danish singer Søren Nico Adamsen to the group's ranks. "The band didn't really know what to expect when we went public with this 'vocalist search thing' since none of us have experienced anything like this before, but the response has been overwhelming," the group write on their ...

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Original VITAL REMAINS Members Join Forces In GODLESS RISING

GODLESS RISING, the Rhode Island-based death metal band featuring original VITAL REMAINS members Jeff Gruslin (vocals; 1987-1996, 1999-2000), Paul Flynn (guitar), and Ricky Corbit (drums), will be releasing their first EP, "Rising Hatred", in January on Not Common Records out of Boston, Massachusetts. GODLESS RISING's current lineup is completed by guitarist Rob D. (ex-DESCENT) and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Begin Mixing 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Next Week

According to a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site, guest vocalist Pamela Moore (a.k.a. Sister Mary) and bassist Eddie Jackson have completed their parts for QUEENSRŸCHE's sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". The band should be in mix mode by December 9 and finished with the entire ...

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ENTHRALLMENT Hard At Work On 'Total Zombie Domination' Video

Bulgarian brutal death metallers ENTHRALLMENT have spent the last few days working on a video for the track "Total Zombie Domination". The second clip from the band's "Smashed Brain Collection" CD features the group and "10 guys in special horror scenes," according to a posting on the band's web site. The video is expected to ...

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HELMET Confirm Split With INTERSCOPE

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on November 19, HELMET have now confirmed that they have have split with Interscope Records following the disappointing sales performance of their latest CD, "Size Matters", which came out in October 2004. The band "are currently in discussion with a number of other labels," reads a posting on the group's web ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: 'METALLICA Have A Lot More To Say'

In the latest issue of Guitar World, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of METALLICA's landmark "Master of Puppets" album, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett gets quizzed by the magazine readers and a host of metal luminaries, including MASTODON, LAMB OF GOD, EXODUS, EVERY TIME I DIE and AVENGED SEVENFOLD. A few excerpts ...

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