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VICIOUS RUMORS: More European Dates Announced

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have added more shows to their upcoming European schedule. The details are as follows: Mar. 08 – Twieoo - Gent, BEL (w/ COURAGEOUS) Mar. 09 - Sinkkasten - Frankfurt, GER (w/ COURAGEOUS) Mar. 10 - Atarfe Vega Rock Festival - Granada, SPA As previously reported, San Francisico ...

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TIGERTAILZ Fans Seeing Double

Garry Sharpe-Young of Rockdetector.com has issued the following report: Seeing double? If you're a glam rock fan you probably are because there are two versions of TIGERTAILZ doing the rounds, both featuring original members and neither looking they are going to relinquish the name. The Cardiff-based band proved to be the only U.K. ...

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TIGERTAILZ Sign To DEMOLITION RECORDS

Demolition Records has announced the signing of U.K. rockers TIGERTAILZ. The label's first release will be the band's long awaited new album "Bezerk 2.0". "Bezerk 2.0" is the follow-up to the 1990 TIGERTAILZ original "Bezerk" album which was a U.K. Top 40 hit record. As the U.K.'s answer to POISON and MÖTLEY CRÜE, TIGERTAILZ were ...

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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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LEATHERWOLF Complete Work On New Album

Vocalist Wade Black of the legendary Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF (also ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES) has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We are finallizing label/distro on who will be in on up-and-comings for new year. Finally the new LEATHERWOLF record was just finished. Mr. Dean (Cohiba) Roberts has just gotten back from his ...

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TEER Announce New Vocalist

Powerhouse vocalist David McBee will be joining the Tampa, Florida hard rock band TEER. McBee recently completed a successful audition for TEER and producer Jim Morris (DIXIE DREGS, SAIGON KICK, SAVATAGE, THIRD EYE BLIND). Shortly thereafter, TEER band members made a formal offer to McBee and invited him to become their new vocalist. "I am ...

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GWAR Action Figures Coming This Summer

Shocker Toys has announced that they have acquired the rights to produce GWAR action figures in Shockini form and 6-8 inch fully sculpted figures. Oderus Urungus, Flattus Maximus, Beefcake the Mighty, Jizmak Da Gusha and Balsac the Jaws of Death will be featured in the set based off their GWAR characters. Under a license from ...

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Slave to the System - SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM

Call me crazy, but I have the feeling a QUEENSRŸCHE and BROTHER CANE meeting-of-the-minds was about as excitedly hoped for by the general public as a Bea Arthur sex tape. And why is it that when a band of faded rock stars does their "hip, new, fresh" side project, someone in the photo always has ...

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Seeds of Pain - KRAGENS

Am I the only one who had not heard of this French band until now? Take a good bit of NEVERMORE's heavy-thrash-meets-traditional-metal (especially those chunky riffs), color with some QUEENSRŸCHE, throw in a tiny bit of TESTAMENT, and you will have a strong sense of what you're getting into with "Seeds of Pain". Shades of ...

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JUNGLE ROT To Enter Studio In February

Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT will enter the studio on February 27, 2006 to begin recording their new CD, entitled "War Zone". Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Territoriality", "Victims of Violence" and "Fight for Life". A summer release via Crash Music, Inc. is expected. JUNGLE ROT, who recently replaced guitarist Jim Genenz ...

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ANARION Sign With MAJESTIC ROCK

Majestic Rock has announce the signing of Melbourne, Australia's ANARION to a worldwide recording contract. The group's first internationally released album, "Unbroken", will see the light of day in February 2006. Commented Majestic Rock A&R Director Geoff Gillespie: "This is a band for the here and now and the future. ANARION is the most exciting ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Details Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE returned to the studio this summer to record the long-anticipated sequel to 1988's acclaimed concept album "Operation: Mindcrime". Praised by critics and certified platinum, the original remained on Billboard's album chart for more than a year and its dynamic music and powerful message still resonate today. Rhino Records helps unravel the mysteries of the ...

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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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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD To Guest On New QUEENSRŸCHE Album?

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford is strongly rumored to have been tapped to play the role of "Dr. X" on QUEENSRŸCHE's sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Although there has been no official announcement on the matter, a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site (dated Nov. 19) ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Details Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Michael Wilton recorded their parts for the group's new album, tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II", in August at Synergy Studios in Redmond, WA. Michael Stone cut guitars in a studio in a "secret location" in the Bay Area. Singer Geoff Tate is recording vocals now, and will be joined ...

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