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FEAR FACTORY To Tour Europe With SLAYER?

FEAR FACTORY are looking at possibly touring Europe with SLAYER in March 2006, the group's drummer Raymond Herrera revealed in a brand-new interview conducted by HeavyMetalSource.com. During the interview, Raymond also spoke about the group's songwriting process for their last two albums, his gaming business and his drumming influences. Raymond also said that ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Checks In From U.S. Tour

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW) has posted the following message on his web site: "Having a day off so I thought I would give you all an update." "Well, Hurricane Wilma came in and created havoc in Miami, cutting the power and ultimately cutting rehearsal time for the band. It was kinda creepy to ...

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RIOT: Spanish Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have lined up the following dates in March/April: Mar. 17 - Palencia, SPA @ Carabel Mar. 18 - Bilbao, SPA @ Santana 27 Mar. 19 - Madrid, SPA @ Caracol Apr. 08 - Lauda-Königshofen, GER @ Tauberfrankenhalle As previously reported, RIOT were recently joined for several shows (including a Japanese tour ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Guest Appearances Galore

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) official web site has been updated with the following message: "We are pleased to announce that Lion Music has released IAIN ASHLEY HERSEY's studio album 'The Holy Grail', featuring Graham on three songs: 'The Holy Grail', 'Going Down' and 'Walking The Talk'. The CD is now ...

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FEAR FACTORY Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

FEAR FACTORY have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place March 10-11, 2006 at Nave Medina Elvira in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include TWISTED SISTER, GAMMA RAY, MASTERPLAN, BEHEMOTH, IN EXTREMO, MONSORROW and TO/DIE/FOR. More confirmations will be announced ...

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STARWOOD: Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind

Frontman Lizzy (a.k.a. Lizzy Borden) of the Los Angeles-based rock outfit STARWOOD has released the following excerpts from his journal of STARWOOD's recent promotional tour of Japan: "About six hundred girls, all screaming for a band called STARWOOD. Our first show in Japan (sold out) was one that we will never forget. We want to ...

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RIOT Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival

Veteran hard rockers RIOT will be performing at next year's Keep It True festival, set to take place April 8, 2006 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. This will be RIOT's first appearance in Germany in over five years and may turn out to be the only show that the band will play in the area ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Guest On New THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND Album

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) will reportedly be singing on four tracks of the new album by THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND. There will also be a "mystery guest" on at least one of the other tracks. The follow-up to Taylor's highly acclaimed debut, "Caffeine Racer", is tentatively expected in early 2006. ...

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Metal Meets Gospel At Special Swedish Concert

LION'S SHARE bassist Sampo Axelsson (bass; ex-GLENN HUGHES, CRAWLEY) will play bass with the Swedish choir Immanuel Gospel Choir at a special concert dubbed "Gospel on the Rocks" at Mondo in Stockholm on Saturday, November 5. The choir and the band will perform songs by OZZY OSBOURNE, DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW and others. The band's lineup ...

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RIOT: New Live Video Clips Posted Online

Long-running hard rock band RIOT have posted a couple of short video clips from their Japanese tour in early September. Check them out at this location. RIOT were recently joined for several shows (including the Japanese tour) by singer Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR) after regular vocalist Mike Dimeo was ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Discusses New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin will release his second solo album, "Scream", on November 18 via MTM Music. "Scream" features legendary drummer Cozy Powell (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE) on "Raising Hell" as well as songwriting contributions by another SABBATH member, Geoff Nicholls. Martin recently offered the following update on the new album to

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FEAR FACTORY To Perform 'Unleashed' Session Next Week

FEAR FACTORY will perform a private "Unleashed" session for "The Metal Show" on Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m. EST at the Lava Room Recording Studio (owned by ex-WARRANT guitarist Billy Morris) in Cleveland, Ohio. This listening party is by invitation only, and is limited to 30 people. To get an invitation to the show, ...

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THE LIZARDS To Support KING'S X On East Coast Dates

THE LIZARDS, the hard rock band featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), will be supporting KING'S X on the following dates: Oct. 28 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY Oct. 29 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY Oct. 30 - Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ Nov. ...

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WINTERSTRAIN Sign With Z RECORDS

Z Records has announced the signing of the Norwegian melodic hard rock band WINTERSTRAIN. According to a press release, the group have "a unique sound, as different inspirations color their music. People might find traces of RUSH, MARILLION, RAINBOW, SHADOW GALLERY, MAGNUM and JOURNEY, not to mention a cocktail of obscure bands of almost any ...

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RAGE Announce European Tour With FREEDOM CALL

German power metallers RAGE will be embarking on a European headlining tour in April 2006. Support at all shows will come from FREEDOM CALL. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 05 - Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch Apr. 06 - Zlin, CZR @ Masters Of Rock Cafe Apr. 07 - Budapest, HUN @ Wigwam ...

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