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DREADNAUGHT: Hometown Gig Announced

Long-running Australian metallers DREADNAUGHT will play their first show back in Melbourne since supporting thrash legends TESTAMENT in February. With a tour of the northern hemisphere set for early 2008, and pre-production on a new album release now underway, the 'NAUGHT are busting to show their home crowd a sample of what the new album ...

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NAPALM DEATH, ANATHEMA, ORANGE GOBLIN Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

NAPALM DEATH, ANATHEMA, PARAMORE, CANCER BATS, SATELLITE PARTY, HEAD AUTOMATICA, SAOSIN, ZICO CHAIN, MY VITRIOL, YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO, THE ANSWER, ORANGE GOBLIN and PORCUPINE TREE have been confirmed for the Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway commented: "It was a great surprise to be ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS A 'Guitar Hero' Convert

Launch Radio Networks reports: You would think a video game in which players use a guitar would have no appeal to a professional musician, but for KORN lead singer Jonathan Davis, that's just not the case. Davis told Launch he's become addicted to Guitar Hero, a video game that asks participants to play along in ...

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MASTODON, PAPA ROACH Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

MASTODON, PAPA ROACH, BIFFY CLYRO, BILLY TALENT, AIDEN, HINDER, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, REUBEN, REEL BIG FISH, HAYSEED DIXIE, BETWEEN THE TREES, KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES, NECRO, LEZ ZEPPELIN, THIS ET AL, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR and BEYOND ALL REASON have been confirmed for the Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, ...

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CHIMAIRA Confirmed For Sweden's HULTSFRED Festival

Cleveland's CHIMAIRA has been confirmed for this year's Hultsfred festival, which is scheduled to take place June 14-16 in Hultsfred, Sweden (CHIMAIRA will perform on June 14). The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 50 CENT [US] AIDEN [US] AMY WINEHOUSE [UK] ANNA TERNHEIM [S] ASHA ALI [S] AVATAR [S] BLACK ...

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BLOODSIMPLE, TURISAS, ANJ Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

BLOODSIMPLE, TURISAS, DRIVE BY ARGUMENT, I WAS A CUB SCOUT and ANJ have been confirmed for the Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 30 SECONDS TO MARS ANJ BLOODSIMPLE BOWLING FOR SOUP BRING ME THE HORIZON BUCKCHERRY ...

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In Blood We Rock - BLOOD OF THE SUN

This is the kind of review that makes a writer feel like a real asshole. Texas retro-rockers BLOOD OF THE SUN have an amazingly good thing going on here — instrumentally, they can't be touched. Big warm analog riffs, a keyboard player that throws in just the right amount of piano and Hammond B-3 organ ...

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MEGADETH, BUCKCHERRY, SHADOWS FALL, DREAM THEATER Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

MEGADETH, BUCKCHERRY, SHADOWS FALL, DREAM THEATER and TURBONEGRO have been confirmed for the Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BOWLING FOR SOUP BRING ME THE HORIZON BUCKCHERRY DEVIL DRIVER DIMMU BORGIR DRAGONFORCE DREAM THEATER ENTER SHIKARI EVANESCENCE ...

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EVANESCENCE, MÖTLEY CRÜE, MACHINE HEAD Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

EVANESCENCE, MÖTLEY CRÜE and MACHINE HEAD have been confirmed for the Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BOWLING FOR SOUP BRING ME THE HORIZON DEVIL DRIVER DIMMU BORGIR DRAGONFORCE ENTER SHIKARI EVANESCENCE GALLOWS IRON MAIDEN (June 10 ...

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WOLFMOTHER Begins Work On New Material

John Benson of Billboard.com reports: After taking home a best hard rock performance Grammy for its song "Woman" two weeks ago, WOLFMOTHER is beginning to think about its follow-up to its 2006 self-titled debut. "We are looking forward," singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale tells Billboard.com. "We have a few songs that are getting in the ...

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KORN, VELVET REVOLVER, LAMB OF GOD, DIMMU BORGIR Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

KORN, VELVET REVOLVER, LAMB OF GOD, DIMMU BORGIR, DRAGONFORCE and DEVILDRIVER have been confirmed for the Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BRING ME THE HORIZION DEVILDRIVER DIMMU BORGIR DRAGONFORCE IRON MAIDEN (June 10 headliner) KILLSWITCH ENGAGE KORN LAMB OF ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Perform At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

According to DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara, the band will perform at this year's Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. Also scheduled to appear are SLAYER, MARILYN MANSON, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, WOLFMOTHER and BRING ME THE HORIZON. Headlining the event will be IRON MAIDEN (June 10), LINKIN PARK (June 9) ...

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WOLFMOTHER Is First Australian Act In 25 Years To Win Grammy

Launch Radio Networks reports: Australian trio WOLFMOTHER issued a statement yesterday (Tuesday, February 13th) regarding its Grammy win for "Best Hard Rock Performance". The Sydney-based band became the first Australian act to win a Grammy in 25 years, with its single "Woman" beating out entries by established acts like TOOL, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, NINE ...

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WOLFMOTHER Honored With GRAMMY In 'Best Hard Rock' Category

Australia's WOLFMOTHER was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 49th annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight (Sunday, February 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The nominees in the "Hard Rock" category were as follows: BUCKCHERRY - "Crazy Bitch" NINE INCH ...

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IRON MAIDEN, LINKIN PARK Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

IRON MAIDEN (June 10), LINKIN PARK (June 9) and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (June 8) are the first three officially confirmed bands for the Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. Other acts that are rumored (but **NOT** confirmed) to appear at this year's event include MÖTLEY CRÜE (who will ...

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WOLFMOTHER To Record New Album In The Fall

Singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale of Australia's WOLFMOTHER has told MTV.com that the band will return to the studio in the fall to record its follow-up to the band's acclaimed self-titled debut, which came out in early 2006. "We do have a lot of jams, like incoherent pieces of music, that at least could get ...

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