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SKITSYSTEM Part Ways With Singer TOMAS LINDBERG

Sweden's SKITSYSTEM have officially parted ways with guitarist/vocalist Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN). "This has solely to do with lack of time, and is a decision made collectively by everyone involved," reads the band's official statement on the matter. "To avoid all rumours that usually surrounds news like this, we would like to ...

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The Forever Endeavor - ENFORSAKEN

These days it's getting harder to distinguish between what is, in essence, pure heavy metal and the melodic end of death metal/extreme metal/whatever hook you want to hang it on. Which, in the name of progression, can only be positive for those in the latter categories like Chicago's ENFORSAKEN. However, if it's "songs" you're looking ...

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FEINSTEIN: Former THE RODS Frontman To Release New CD In April

FEINSTEIN, the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein and ROYAL HUNT singer John West, have set an April 19 European release date through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music for their debut album, "Third Wish". A U.S. release is expected in June. FEINSTEIN's current lineup is completed by Bob Twining (keyboards), Jeff ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Set U.S. Release Date For Collection Of Rarities

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have set a June 15 U.S. release date through Century Media Records for "Exposures: In Retrospect and Denial", a double CD featuring rare and previously unreleased material. Featuring almost two hours of material and 31 tracks, the collection contains two CDs for the single-release price. The first CD includes rare and long ...

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TRACII GUNS: NIKKI SIXX Can't Stand POISON

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) has commented on bandmate Nikki Sixx's (MÖTLEY CRÜE) vow to never tour with "fake bullshit" band like POISON. As previously reported, Sixx responded to the rumors that BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION would be touring with KISS and POISON this summer by saying in an online posting, ...

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NIKKI SIXX Shoots Down KISS/POISON Tour Rumors

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has shot down reports that BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION will be touring this summer with POISON and KISS. "No way in fucking hell would we (BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION or MÖTLEY CRÜE) ever, ever tour with a fucking band like POISON," he said in an online posting. "We have had ...

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KISS: Australian Support Acts, Tour Dates Announced

GRINSPOON and SPIDERBAIT have been announced as the support bands on KISS' upcoming tour of Australia, which is scheduled to kick off in early May. KISS Australian dates w/ GRINSPOON and SPIDERBAIT, according to GRINSPOON's web site: May 08 – Perth, AUS @ Burswood Dome May 11 – Adelaide, AUS @ AEC May 13 – ...

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H.I.M.: Limited Edition 'Best Of' CD To Include DVD

A limited-edition version of Finnish goth-metalers H.I.M.'s upcoming "best of" collection, "And Love Said No - The Greatest Hits 1997-2004", will include a bonus DVD with the following tracks: 01. Soul On Fire 02. The Funeral Of Hearts 03. Beyond Redemption 04. Sweet Pandemonium 05. Buried Alive By Love 06. The Sacrament "And Love Said ...

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H.I.M.: 'Solitary Man' Video Posted Online

H.I.M.'s video for their brand-new single, "Solitary Man", can be viewed online at this location. "Solitary Man" comes off the Finnish goth-metallers' upcoming "best of" collection, "And Love Said No - The Greatest Hits 1997-2004", due next month. Along with "Solitary Man", the set includes the new track "And Love Said No", which ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Issue 2-CD Collection Of Rarities

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY will celebrate their 15th birthday by releasing a double CD featuring rare and previously unreleased material. A May 31 release through Century Media Records is expected. "For many years, we've received lots of questions regarding the possibility of our pre-album material ever being released on CD, and we're very happy to provide ...

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POISON Singer To Embark On Solo Tour

POISON frontman Bret Michaels will be embarking on an eight-week solo tour beginning March 31, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Confirmed dates for the tour take Bret Michaels through the Midwest and East coast through April, with additional dates to follow. The tour will return to such venues as Jaxx in Springfield, VA, Exit/In in Nashville, ...

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