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CANNIBAL CORPSE Cancel WACKEN OPEN AIR Appearance

Long-running death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have issued the following statement: "We regret to announce that we have to cancel our appearance at the Wacken Open Air in 2006. The cancellation is due to a scheduling conflict with a large tour in the USA that we will be appearing on. We have now been told that ...

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WINTERTHRALL Joined By Former MORGION Bassist/Vocalist JEREMY PETO

WINTERTHRALL, the Orange County, California-based doom/death metal project featuring Rob Alaniz (NOCTUARY, ex-RISE, EVILDEAD), and Steve Nelson (NOCTUARY), have announced the addition of bassist/vocalist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) to the group's ranks. In addition, Ruben Lugo — who had previously played bass in the band — has switched over to guitar. "We thought it was best ...

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Drummer ADAM SAGAN Quits INTO ETERNITY

Drummer Adam Sagan has officially left Saskatchewan-based progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY. Sagan's statement on the matter reads as follows: "I'm very sad to announce to all of you that I am no longer a member of INTO ETERNITY. This is not what I wanted, but the simple truth is, for personal and professional reasons, I ...

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Heavy Metal Documentary 'A Headbanger's Journey' To Receive U.S. Premiere At SXSW FILM FESTIVAL

"Metal: A Headbanger's Journey", a brand-new documentary offering a guided tour through heavy metal's storied but largely ignored history, will receive its U.S. premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW), set to take place March 10-19 in Austin, Texas. Directed by Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen and Jessica Joy Wise, "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" ...

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STAIND Singer Misses New Daughter While Touring

Launch Radio Networks reports: STAIND began its winter North American tour this past weekend and singer Aaron Lewis admits that the hardest part is being away from his family. Lewis and his wife had their second daughter in June of 2005, and Lewis told Launch it was difficult to leave her for the first time ...

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HALLOWS EVE: 'History Of Terror' Box Set Details Revealed

Metal Blade Records will release a deluxe box set by the acclaimed '80s Atlanta thrashers HALLOWS EVE, entitled "History of Terror", on March 10. This box set includes all three of the group's Metal Blade albums (all remastered!), piles of bonus material and a bonus DVD (with a playing time of 200-plus minutes!). Liner notes ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Hand-Paints Guitar For DIMEBAG Art Tribute: Photos Available

A number of photos of the "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott art tribute "Six-String Masterpieces", which debuted late last month at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California, have been posted online at DeanGuitars.com. The "Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute" includes the following: * A collection of 50 guitars, hand-painted by world-famous rock stars and internationally known ...

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EXODUS: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have announced the details of their upcoming U.S. headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off mid-April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 15 - Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street * Apr. 16 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club * Apr. 17 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy ...

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EXODUS To Guest On This Weekend's 'Headbanger's Ball'

EXODUS members Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) will be the featured guests on this weekend's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball", airing on Saturday at 10:00 p.m. EST. The program will also include the "Headbanger's Ball" premiere of the new EXODUS video, "Now Thy Death Day Come", which can be viewed online at

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FACTION ZERO: Original Lineup Reunites, New Music Planned

New Jersey hardcore band FACTION ZERO have reunited with their original lineup to "set the record straight in 2006," according to a press release. Formed in 1993 from a spawn of many different hardcore acts such as SUBZERO, 25 TA LIFE, SON OF SKAM, PUNKINUCLE and DERANGED, FACTION ZERO have played all over New York ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Direct 'Foxy, Foxy' Video Next Month

ROB ZOMBIE will direct the video for his new single, "Foxy, Foxy", in Los Angeles in mid-February. Zombie will re-team with "The Devil's Rejects" cinematographer Phil Parmet. Parmet has also worked on LED ZEPPELIN's "The Song Remains the Same" and FRANK ZAPPA's "Baby Snakes". "Foxy, Foxy" — which will begin play on Modern Rock ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Essential' Two-CD Collection To Arrive In April

Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release the two-CD set "The Essential Judas Priest" on April 4. JUDAS PRIEST rocketed out of the tough steel town of Birmingham, England, more than three decades ago, and the 34 songs collected here form nothing less than the very backbone — the pure essence — of heavy metal. This uncompromising ...

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Former FIGHT Bassist Launches New Tattoo Web Site

Former FIGHT bassist Jay Jay has launched a new web site for his Permanently Scarred tattoo shop, which is located in Toledo, Ohio. Jay Jay has previously done tattoo work for a number of metal luminaries, including Kerry King (SLAYER), Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST, FIGHT, HALFORD), "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA), Rex Brown (PANTERA), ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Pull Out Of CHILDREN OF BODOM U.S. Tour

Hotly tipped U.K. metalcore act BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have cancelled their participation in the upcoming CHILDREN OF BODOM North American tour in order to join the ROB ZOMBIE/LACUNA COIL touring package, which is scheduled to kick off mid-March. A replacement for BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE on the CHILDREN OF BODOM trek has not yet ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'Educated Horses' Track Listing Revealed

ROB ZOMBIE have set the tentative track listing for his new album, entitled "Educated Horses". The follow-up to 2001's "The Sinister Urge" was recorded at Los Angeles' Chop Shop Studios with co-producer Scott Humphrey and will include 11 tracks — including an acoustic number called "Death of It All", "Seventeen Year Locusts" and the album's ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Release 'Educated Horses' In March

Geffen Records has set a March 28 release date for the new ROB ZOMBIE album, entitled "Educated Horses". The follow-up to 2001's "The Sinister Urge" was recorded at Los Angeles' Chop Shop Studios with co-producer Scott Humphrey and will include 11 tracks — including an acoustic number called "Death of It All", "Seventeen Year Locusts" ...

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LACUNA COIL Frontwoman Is 'Excited' About ROB ZOMBIE Tour

LACUNA COIL will embark on a massive six-week U.S. tour this March direct support to ROB ZOMBIE. This trek, which kicks off in mid-March and runs through early May, will be the group’s first stateside run in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Karmacode", which is set for an April 4 release. It will ...

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