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JUDAS PRIEST Re-Masters On The Way, HALFORD Speaks Out

The third and final phase of the JUDAS PRIEST re-masters is scheduled to be released in early March (March 4th in Germany). There will be only two unreleased studio songs on them—"All Fired Up" (Turbo) and "Living Bad Dreams" (Painkiller)—30-seconds sound excerpts in Real Audio of which can be heard at this and ...

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SYSTEMATIC Confirm Bassist Departure, Prepare To Record Second CD

SYSTEMATIC manager Nick John of Rick Sales Management has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the group have parted ways with bassist Nick St. Denis. No details have yet been divulged regarding St. Denis' departure, but an official press release will be issued shortly that should be more forthcoming about the bassist's future plans. In the meantime, ...

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SLAYER Emphasize Early Classics In Current Live Set

SLAYER have added several older tracks to their current set list following the addition of returning drummer Dave Lombardo to the group's present touring line-up (as a temporary replacement for the recently-departed Paul Bostaph). Here are the songs SLAYER performed during their set at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday, January ...

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Abigail II: The Revenge - KING DIAMOND

Having been a huge fan of MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND's recorded output from the earliest days of the two bands' respective careers, I am more than a little perplexed by the path mainman King Diamond has chosen to follow during most of the '90s and going into the 21st century. Whereas MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND's ...

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SLAYER Intensify Drummer Search

SLAYER are intensifying their search for a new drummer following the recent departure of longtime skinsman Paul Bostaph. Although SLAYER's original drummer Dave Lombardo is currently sitting in with the band for the duration of their ongoing North American tour, SLAYER are looking for a permanent replacement for Bostaph and will be holding auditions on ...

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SLAYER Does Not Hate Canada (Apparently)

HATEBREED have announced via their official web site that SLAYER will not be taking their God Hates The World tour to other parts of Canada after the latter group's headlining show in Vancouver on February 17th. However, HATEBREED and DIECAST will team up immediately thereafter for four shows in Western Canada, to be followed by ...

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DIECAST Added To SLAYER Tour

DIECAST have been added to SLAYER's upcoming God Hates The World North American jaunt (also featuring HATEBREED) at all dates between January 25th and February 14th. DIECAST will be supporting their latest release Day Of Reckoning, which is available on Now Or Never Records. ...

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ANTHRAX: "Behind The Music" War Of Words Continues

In the continuing saga that is Billy Milano/Danny Lilker vs. Scott Ian/Charlie Benante over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX (read our original report on the subject here), S.O.D. frontman Milano has posted yet another message on the Metal Maniacs magazine message board under the heading “The Truth Behind My ...

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SYSTEMATIC Update: Bostaph "Not Officially Confirmed" As Member

A representative from the management company who handle both SYSTEMATIC and SLAYER, among other acts, has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to inform us that, contrary to statements made by former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph at his appearance with SYSTEMATIC on New Year's Eve, the drummer has yet to be officially confirmed as a member of the latter ...

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