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DRAGONFORCE Set Title, Release Date For Sophomore Album

London-based power metallers DRAGONFORCE have set "Sonic Firestorm" as the title of their sophomore album, due 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, while all the guitars were recorded at guitarist Herman Li's ...

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WOLF To Film Video For 'Wolf's Blood'

Swedish metallers WOLF will enter Flatfish studios on Saturday (January 17) to film a video for the track "Wolf's Blood". The theme of the clip, according to a posting on the band's web site, is "THIN LIZZY at 'Top of the Pops' '77 meets JUDAS PRIEST at Budokan in '81." "Wolf's Blood" comes off WOLF's ...

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DECEIVER To Record Debut Mini-CD In May

DECEIVER, the Swedish metal band featuring members of MAZE OF TORMENT and SERPENT OBSCENE, will enter The Abyss studio in May with producer Tommy Tägtgren for the recording of their debut mini-CD. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released through the Singaporean label Konqueror Records in August. The band's music is being described as "the hard ...

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THIN LIZZY Confirmed For Holland's BORSTROCK 2004 Festival

THIN LIZZY have been confirmed as the second headliner of Borstrock 2004, a two-day festival set to take place May 21-22, 2004 in Nieuw-Vossemeer, in the south of the Netherlands. WITHIN TEMPTATION will headline Friday night's festivities while LIZZY will top the bill on Saturday. More confirmations will be announced soon. For more information, visit ...

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DOPE Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Temporary Replacement

DOPE bassist Sloane "Mosey" Jentry has left the band only five days before the start of the group's eight-week national tour, according to a posting on the band's official web site. "[Mosey] has decided to retire from the music business in search of a more normal, stable life in conjunction with his fiery, monogamous romance ...

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THIN LIZZY: Tour Dates Announced

THIN LIZZY have lined up the following dates during the first three months of 2004: Jan. 29 - CA - TBA Jan. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Expose Feb. 01 - Santa Barbara, CA - Coach House Feb. 04 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - TBA Feb. 05 - CA - TBA ...

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DEEP PURPLE/THIN LIZZY: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been leaked for the forthcoming DEEP PURPLE/THIN LIZZY North American tour, which is tentatively set to begin in late January. The trek will run for about six weeks, and will hit theaters and small arenas. Tentative dates so far include: Feb. 08 - Orpheum - Vancouver, BC Feb. 09 - Paramount Theatre ...

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DEEP PURPLE/THIN LIZZY: More Tour Dates Released

More dates have been leaked for the forthcoming DEEP PURPLE/THIN LIZZY North American tour, which is tentatively set to begin in January. The trek will run for about six weeks, and will hit theaters and small arenas, with tickets for some of the initial shows scheduled to go on sale December 10. Tentative dates so ...

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DEEP PURPLE, THIN LIZZY To Tour North America

DEEP PURPLE and THIN LIZZY will reportedly be teaming for a North American tour beginning in February. The trek will run for about six weeks, and will hit theaters and small arenas, with tickets scheduled to go on sale December 13. Tentative dates so far include: Feb. 20 - Galveston, MI @ TBA Feb. 21 ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Gets 'Lynched'

LIZZY BORDEN/LEGACY bassist Marten Andersson will be joining DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch on his upcoming U.S. tour. "Marten feels very honored and privileged to get this opportunity to join George on his tour, it will be a great time!" reads a post on Andersson's web site. Confirmed dates: Dec. 04 - Palo Alto, CA ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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DRAGONFORCE Begin Work On New Album, Announce Japanese Tour

London-based power metallers DRAGONFORCE have started work on the follow-up to their debut album, "Valley Of The Damned", released earlier this year. The majority of the recording is taking place at Thin Ice Studios, Virginia Water, Surrey, England with producer Karl Groom, while all the guitars are being recorded at guitarist Herman Li's own private ...

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PEGAZUS: Live Album Details Revealed

Australia's PEGAZUS have posted the following update to their official web site: "The 'PEGAZUS – LIVE! Thunder Down Under' album is finally mixed and mastered and ready for release very soon. Just to clear a few things up, this album is NOT going to be released by our European label Nuclear Blast Germany because firstly, ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Warned Off Drugs

Reuters reports that a U.S. judge has allowed STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/VELVET REVOLVER lead singer Scott Weiland to remain free while he tries to kick a persistent drug habit, but has warned him that could change if he has another "dirty" drug test. Judge Colette Serio on Monday (October 20) congratulated Weiland on completing most of ...

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STEVE VAI To Release 2-DVD Set In November

Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai will issue a two-DVD set, entitled "Live at the Astoria London", on November 18 through Favored Nations. "Live at the Astoria London" is Vai's first-ever live performance DVD, and it clocks in at more than 2 1/2 hours. It was filmed at the Astoria in London, England, on December 6 and ...

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New SPEARFISH CD To Feature High-Profile Guest Appearances

Paul Dianno (IRON MAIDEN), Mick Box (URIAH HEEP), Nicky Moore (SAMSON), Manny Charlton (NAZARETH), Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), and Dave Hill (DEMON) are among the guest artists featured on the forthcoming SPEARFISH CD, "Back, For The Future", due on October 31 through Sweden Rock Records. All proceeds from the album will be donated to the Children's ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN To Embark On First-Ever European Tour

Guitarist Jeff Kollman, much sought-after collaborator and producer for rock luminaries such as Glenn Hughes ("Songs In The Key of Rock"), UFO's Phil Mogg ($IGN OF 4's "Dancing with St. Peter"), and the just released HTP album featuring Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner, is once again spreading his wings as a solo artist and has ...

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Former EUROPE Guitarist Performs THIN LIZZY Classics On Swedish Radio Station

Former EUROPE/DOKKEN guitarist John Norum performed the THIN LIZZY classics "Still In Love With You" and "Borderline" live together with former THIN LIZZY guitarist Brian Robertson on Rockklassiker, the only rock-based radio station in Stockholm, Sweden. It was also revealed that Norum and Robertson have been contributing to a forthcoming Swedish THIN LIZZY TV documentary ...

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MARILYN MANSON Barely Makes Stir In St. Paul Court

Todd Nelson of the Pioneer Press reports that "it wasn't quite a UFO landing at Lake Wobegon, but the appearance Tuesday (September 2) of shock rocker Marilyn Manson in a federal courtroom in St. Paul did have its surreal moments. And not the way you might imagine. "For all the gender-bending antics of his outrageous ...

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GARY MOORE To Release First-Ever DVD

Legendary guitarist GARY MOORE will release his first-ever DVD, titled "Live at Monsters of Rock", on October 6 through Sanctuary Visual Entertainment. Recorded on May 21, 2003 at the Hallam FM Arena in Sheffield, U.K. it features 5.1 surround sound, the complete "Monsters of Rock" set list, soundcheck footage and a backstage interview with Gary, ...

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THIN LIZZY: More Tour Dates Announced

THIN LIZZY have announced more dates as part of their "Global Chaos 2003" World Tour. Upcoming THIN LIZZY tour dates, according to their management: Oct. 10 - The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY Oct. 11 - Steel Music Hall – Rochester, NY Oct. 12 - The Downtown - Farmingdale, NY Oct. 13 - TBA Oct. 14 ...

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A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred - SUPERJOINT RITUAL

So it's official: Philip Anselmo has effectively left PANTERA, put DOWN on ice, and more or less dialed down activities with all other musical projects except this one, SUPERJOINT RITUAL. Last year's debut album, "Use Once And Destroy", took eight years to come to fruition as the band flickered in and out of existence. Now ...

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IRON MAIDEN Bassist: 'We Would Love To Tour With JUDAS PRIEST'

IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris spoke to Phil Freeman of Cleveland Scene about the group's forthcoming CD, "Dance Of Death", due on September 9 through Columbia Records. "It's a really, really strong album," Steve said. "We're really pleased with it. It's quite a varied album. There's two or three songs that veer toward the progressive, ...

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