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KING'S X Singer Checks In With Latest Update

KING'S X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey everyone.. dUg here... About time huh? Well, in the past few months we all have been working hard getting stuff done.. as usual we are way behind because of things we cannot control. "Jerry [Gaskill, drums] and Ty ...

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THIN LIZZY: Last Three U.S. Shows Cancelled

THIN LIZZY were forced to cancel the last three dates of their U.S. tour "due to a relapse in [drummer] Michael Lee's health condition," according to a statement from the band's management. "We will not be able to make these shows up." The affected dates are as follows: Mar. 05 - Double D's - Morristown, ...

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THE QUIREBOYS Unveil New Lineup

Supporting DAVID LEE ROTH in the U.K, THE QUIREBOYS (known as "THE LONDON QUIREBOYS" in the USA) are sporting an all new line up. New draftees include guitarist Paul Guerin and keyboard player Keith Weir. Both were previously members of the FIREBYRDS. Guerin also has previously recorded two albums with the RED DOGS before joining ...

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DREADNAUGHT To Enter Studio In May

Australia's DREADNAUGHT will enter the studio in late May with producer DW Norton (ALCHEMIST, FRANKENBOK, DAYSEND, EARTH) to record a new full-length album, tentatively due in August/September through Dark Carnival. According to a posting on the band's official web site, "this coming album represents a slight change in direction for DREADNAUGHT to a more classic ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG: Live Dates Announced

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 02 - Nijmegen, NETH @ Backstage Apr. 03 - Gramsbergen, NETH @ Big Al Apr. 04 - Heerenveen, NETH @The Sphinx Apr. 16 – Godmanchester, UK @ Britten Arena Jul. 10/11 - ...

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Virgin Megastore To Host Rock & Roll Cookbook Signing

Hollywood's Virgin Megastore will host a celebrity book signing for the rock & roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the authors, Cindy Coverdale (wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale) and Margie Lapanja, many of the book's contributors will be there signing copies of the book ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Enter Studio This Weekend

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have posted the following message on their official web site: "CATTLE enter the studios this weekend in Burbank, CA with Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, W.A.S.P., SIX FEET UNDER) at the helm!!! We'll be recording all the drums starting this weekend and then heading down here in San Diego to the ...

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DRAGONFORCE: 'Sonic Firestorm' Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for DRAGONFORCE's sophomore album, "Sonic Firestorm", has been posted online at this location. "Sonic Firestorm" is scheduled for release on April 19 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Valley Of The Damned" was recorded primarily at Thin Ice Studios, Virginia Water, Surrey, England with producer Karl Groom. All the ...

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THRESHOLD Continue Work On New Album

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have added BALANCE OF POWER as a second special guest for their London show in September. So far three UK shows have been confirmed for THRESHOLD, which are likely to be the forerunner to a European tour later in the autumn. Sep. 02 - The Underworld - London, UK (w/ POWER ...

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DRAGONFORCE: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new DRAGONFORCE track, titled "My Spirit Will Go On", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "My Spirit Will Go On" comes off DRAGONFORCE's sophomore album, "Sonic Firestorm", due on April 19 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Valley Of The Damned" was recorded primarily at ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Finalizes Band Lineup For MALMSTEEN Tour

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has finalized his backing band for his upcoming tour with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Joining Lynch will be bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN), vocalist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) and drummer Jeff Martin (RACER X, BADLANDS, UFO). The tour will kick off on March 5 in Houston, Texas ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Support W.A.S.P. In The U.K.

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will be supporting W.A.S.P. on their upcoming U.K. tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 04 - Garage - Glasgow, UK May 05 - MDH - Manchester, UK May 06 - Rio's - Bradford, UK May 07 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK May 08 - Rock City - ...

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WOLF Sign European Deal With MASSACRE RECORDS

Swedish metallers WOLF have signed a European deal with Germany's Massacre Records. The group's third full-length album, "Evil Star", will be released on April 26 and will include two bonus tracks. A U.S. release through Prosthetic Records is expected on April 27. The follow-up to 2002's "Black Wings" was produced by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) ...

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WOLF: New Music Available For Download

Swedish metallers WOLF have posted two MP3 samples from their third full-length album, "Evil Star", at their official web site: "Evil Star" (mp3), "Black Wing Rider" (mp3). "Evil Star" will be released in Scandinavia on February 25 through MNW/No Fashion Records. A U.S. release through Prosthetic Records is expected at a ...

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WOLF Secure U.S. Deal For 'Evil Star'

Swedish metallers WOLF have secured a U.S. deal with Prosthetic Records for the release of their third full-length album, "Evil Star". The album will be released in Scandinavia on February 25 through MNW/No Fashion Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Black Wings" was produced by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) at Abyss studios in Sweden and features ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG Back With Fresh 'Noises'

25 years after the emergence of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement, TYGERS OF PAN TANG are back with a new studio album, "Noises From The Cat House". The album, out now on Communiqué Records, was mixed by the band's longtime producer, Chris Tsangarides, famed for his production work with, among others, ...

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New Found Power - DAMAGEPLAN

The fall of PANTERA could have been predicted by anyone keeping an eye on the band for the last few years. Increasingly erratic performances and behavior from singer Philip Anselmo, as well as his predilection for going off and attempting enough side projects to fill a record store, made it clear that the quartet was ...

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THIN LIZZY Drummer 'Feeling Better', Will Join The Band On The Road

THIN LIZZY drummer Michael Lee (ex-PAGE/PLANT, THE CULT, LITTLE ANGELS) is "feeling better" and will join his bandmates on their upcoming tour after all, according to a statement from the group's management, Coallier Entertainment. The band had previously announced their intention to find a temporary replacement while Lee was recovering from an unspecified illness. "All ...

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NIGHTWISH To Film New Video With Renowned Director ANTTI JOKINEN

Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced that they will be working with renowned director Antti Jokinen on the video clip for the first single off their forthcoming full-length album. Jokinen has directed music videos for such huge artists as CELINE DION, EMINEM and SHANIA TWAIN and is currently in Rome working as an assistant director on Renny ...

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THIN LIZZY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

THIN LIZZY will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, February 4. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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Former THIN LIZZY/MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist To Tour With FIVE FIFTEEN

Former THIN LIZZY/MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Brian "Robbo" Robertson will play a couple of dates as a special guest with FIVE FIFTEEN in Scandinavia at the end of February. FIVE FIFTEEN are out promoting their new album, "The Sensational Five Fifteen", with the line-up of Mika Jarvinen (guitar & vocals), Saana Koskinen (vocals & flute), Matti Salovaara ...

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BLACK STEEL To Release New Single

According to Loud magazine, Perth, Australia-based metallers BLACK STEEL will be releasing a single as the first track off their forthcoming album, "Hellhammer". "Relentless Force" will be released in March and will also include covers of THIN LIZZY's "Emerald" and SAXON's "The Power and the Glory". ...

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BLUE MURDER To Tour Japan In April?

Guitarist John Sykes (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) will reportedly play a few dates in Japan as BLUE MURDER in April. It is not presently clear which musicians will make up the rest of Sykes' touring band. According to the Japanese promoter Creativeman, BLUE MURDER will play the following shows: Apr. 16 – Osaka, JPN ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Stage One-Off Show In Thailand

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will play a one-off headline show on January 29 in Bangkok, Thailand before kicking off their Japanese tour with HELLOWEEN on January 31. Here are the details of the venue and contact address for Thailand: The Rock Pub 93/26-28 Payathai Road, Rachtaevee Bangkok 10400 Tel : +(66)-2208-9664 Other shows: ...

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INTENSE To Release New Album In March

English power metallers INTENSE have inked a deal with Italy's Underground Symphony Records. The group's sophomore album, "Second Sight", was recorded at the renowned Thin Ice Studios in Surrey with producer Karl Groom (THRESHOLD) and is scheduled for a late March release. The French pressing of the CD will surface in late February through NTS ...

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