DEICIDE have lined up a few more shows as part of their upcoming US tour. Here are the dates confirmed so far:
May 04 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
May 09 - West Holywood, CA @ Troubadour
May 13 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland
May 19 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
May 24 - South Amboy, NJ @ Krome
May 25 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
May 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ L'Amour
Former KILL II THIS bassist Caroline Campbell has slammed the remaining members of the band after her surprising exit from the group two months ago. In a letter to the UK magazine Metal Hammer, Campbell — who her ex-bandmates claim left he band due to 'personal, professional and musical differences' — has expressed anger at the way KILL II THIS have explained away her departure.
'I've spent three years pouring my heart and soul into [guitarist] Mark Mynett's band and I feel deeply hurt that our professional relationship has ended this way. The statement suggests that it was my attitude and conduct that lead to the split. This is completely misleading. I very definitely quit KILL II THIS. I distinctly remember the words 'fuck' and 'you'. If they wish to maintain the façade that they're not a one-man band, that's up to them. However, when it was pointed out to me that Mark Mynett recorded all the bass parts to our last album while I believed I was recording the very same parts in an adjacent room, I decided enough was enough. The only reason I can see for deceiving me in such a ruthless and hurtful way is to maintain some kind of megalomaniacal control over the band.'
LIMP BIZKIT will follow up their UK tour and Milton Keynes Bowl headline date with an open-air Irish show at County Kildare's Punchestown Racecourse on June 26th.
Here are the LIMP BIZKIT UK / Ireland dates:
June 06 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
June 07 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
June 09 - Glasgow, UK @ SECC
June 10 - Manchester, UK @ Evening News Arena
June 24 - Milton Keynes, UK @ Milton Keynes Bowl
June 26 - Co. Kildare, IRE @ Punchestown Racecourse
According to melodicrock.com, the events leading up to singer Jorn Lande and drummer John Macaluso leaving the YNGWIE MALMSTEEN tour prior to the Clevelend, Ohio show on Sunday, April 8th were more complicated and less complimentary towards the Swedish guitarist than Yngwie's offical press release would have everyone believe, with Lande reportedly not having been paid his salary for the last few weeks of the tour, thereby leaving the singer no way to get home. Luckily, he managed to arrange a flight for himself to Florida, where he is staying until today, Thursday, April 12th, before flying home to Norway on a flight booked by his record company (for Jorn's solo project), Now & Then / Frontiers Records.
As previously reported, Jorn was stranded this past weekend at the Canadian border with Mats Olausson after the tour manager did not process visas and work permits for Mats or Jorn in time for the Toronto show, thereby preventing the pair from crossing the border to play the gig. The tour manager was subsequently fired, and his mother-in-law (!?) is reportedly now undertaking the role. Moreover, according to melodicrock.com, drummer John Macaluso had recently broken two of his fingers, with doctors advising him he should not be playing at all. But, he had been continuing the tour without getting his money either and also despite not having a hotel room arranged for him in New York. John complained, but as John is from New York, [Yngwie and the tour manager] didn't see the need for a room for him and suggested he should drive the 2 hours out of town to his family home despite being told by the doctor to do nothing other than play drums.
W.A.S.P.'s latest studio album, Unholy Terror, entered the official German charts at position #88.
SILVERCHAIR has completed a weekend of recording demos near their hometown of Newcastle, Australia. According to the group's official web site,  'live in the studio' recordings of nine brand new songs were completed, including versions of the two new songs debuted at Falls Festival and Rock in Rio, currently titled 'Hollywood' and 'One Way Mule'. Seven other new compositions by Daniel Johns were also recorded. All tracks are being forwarded to producers currently being considered by the band for the actual recording of the new album which is expected to begin in the coming months. No release dates have yet been scheduled.
RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following account of the band's appearance at this past weekend's Metal Meltdown Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey:
“hey!! thanks to all that came to asbury park and braved the cold, the rain & the god-awful death metal to see us on saturday!! heres a brief synopsis of the event...
we drove up late on saturday, remembering the endless hours of having to listen to the 'UUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRR' of too many cookie monster imitators/death metal vocalists.. after the obligitory confusion of 'where to park the van?' and 'where do we get our passes?' we got set up in our dressing room in time to catch some of primal fear's set -  very impressive...dare i say 'priest-like' (never a bad thing in my book!) and the audience were enjoying them immensely! we got to hang out with our old mates anvil and also caught exciter on stage, another cool set! eventually it was our turn to scramble & set up our gear (common backline was shared by all the bands, making changeovers a little easier..) mark discovering none of his shit worked..pissing him off royally...eventually he got his rack happening..we got dressed & hit the stage.. we had decided to do a similar set to what we'd been doing last year but snuck a couple of surprises in..we did 'you got a screw loose' for the first time in many years..good excuse for mark to make some very odd noises in the breakdown!! and we did 'part of the machine' from the architect of fear album..1st time we've ever done that live!!! and although (just like everyone else) we had to cut our set by finishing with 'on & on' (I only knew we were done for the evening when the lights went up!!!! typical..!) we still kicked ass, the audience was excellent & appeared to be the largest of the night...in contrast to the 1999 metalfest, the rock bands had more people watching them that the death metal bands - a very good sign!!! we watched our mates anvil deliver a killer set...and then loaded up our gear and headed to the hotel!!! cheers, john”
Former DIO guitarist TRACY G's DRIVEN project (also featuring drummer Mike Terrana) has completed the recording of its debut album, tentatively titled Self Inflicted, for MTM Records. Produced by Tracy, Self Inlicted is currently being mixed for a late summer release.
VISION OF DISORDER has replaced Sweden's IN FLAMES as the main support act on the CLUTCH tour, beginning on April 27th. MURPHY'S LAW and TREE will also be appearing on the bill. The dates are as follows:
April 27 - Worcester, MA @ Paladium
Aug. 28 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
Aug. 29 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill
Aug. 30 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
May 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
May 02 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
May 04 - Springfield, MO @ Juke Joint
May 05 - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Live
May 06 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
May 07  Austin, TX @ Emo's
May 09 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
May 10 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl
May 11 - TBA
May 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ DV8
May 13 - Reno, NV @ Reno Live
May 15 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
May 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
May 17 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
May 18 - Hollywood, CA @ The Palace
May 19 - Tempe, AZ @ Boston's
May 21 - Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
May 22 - Tulsa, OK @ The Other Side
May 23 - Kansas City, KS @ Beaumont Theater
May 24 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ 3rd Street Live
May 25 - Toledo, OH @ Main Event
May 26 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
May 29 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
May 30 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
May 31 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners
June 02 - Tallahassee, FL @ Cowhaus
June 05 - Orlando, FL @ TBA
June 06 - Tampa, FL @ State Theater
June 07 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
June 08 - Fayetteville, NC @ Club Metro
June 09 - Norfolk, VA @ TBA
June 10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
In other VISION OF DISORDER news, the band has completed the mixing of their upcoming album From Bliss To Devastation, which is set for a June 19th release through TVT Records.
WESTWORLD's upcoming live album — the group's first release for Z Records — will be recorded on May 19th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York. An old theatre which hosts many national acts, The Chance is quite large and the band needs as many screaming fans there as possible. WESTWORLD would also like to hear from their fans which songs they'd most like to be included on the live album. Interested parties can go to www.westworld-web.com to cast their vote.
L.A. GUNS dates to look out for:
April 24 - Release of new album Man In The Moon. The band will do a meet n greet at tower records on Sunset Blvd on day of release.
April 22 - Live performance on knac.com at 4 PM Pacific time.
April 24 - Live chat with Tracii & Phil usatoday.com at 8 PM EST.
April 25 - Live chat on aol.com (keyword: rock chat) at 8 PM EST with Tracii and Phil.
POISON have announced more dates for their Glam Slam Metal Jam 2001 tour:
Aug. 01 - Poplar Bluff, MO @ Black River Coliseum
Aug. 02 - Springfield, MO @ US Fest Price Cutter Field
Aug. 07 - Sturgis, SD @ Sturgis Motto Rally
Aug. 08 - Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center Arena
Aug. 10 - Billings, MT @ MetraPark Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - Spokane, WA @ Playfair Race Course
Aug. 14 - Santa Clara, CA @ Redwood Amphitheatre
Aug. 15 - Kelseyville, CA @ Konocti Field Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre
Aug. 17 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 - San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Blockbuster
Aug. 21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center
Aug. 23 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 - Lincoln, NE @ Nebraska State Fair/Grandstand
Aug. 25 - St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair/Grandstand