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Former KITTIE Guitarist LISA MARX Joins DAY OF CONTEMPT

Former KITTIE guitarist Lisa Marx (also ex-SCARS OF TOMORROW) has officially joined DAY OF CONTEMPT. DAY OF CONTEMPT are on tour now with AVENGED SEVENFOLD and CKY in support of their "The Will to Live" EP on Pulse/Epitaph. Marx is featured in the current issue of Revolver magazine as part of their "sexiest women of ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Bring 'Evil' Back On Tour Tonight

Launch Radio Networks reports: AVENGED SEVENFOLD begins the first 2006 leg of its Cities Of Evil tour today (Thursday, January 19) in Tucson, Arizona. Lead singer M. Shadows told Launch how the group gets itself psyched to play right before showtime. "We try to give each other a little pep talk before we go out ...

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DISTURBED, MUDVAYNE, SEVENDUST, CHILDREN OF BODOM Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Roadrunner Records 25th Anniversary Concert: Members of SLIPKNOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM, DEICIDE, BIOHAZARD, HATEBREED Venue: NOKIA Theatre Times Square City/State: New York, N.Y. Date: Dec. 15, 2005 Gross Sales: $28,480 Attendance: 1,726 Capacity: 1,900 ...

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KORN, MUDVAYNE, DISTURBED, AEROSMITH, YNGWIE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: KORN Venue: Congress Theatre City/State: Chicago, Ill. Date: Dec. 2, 2005 Gross Sales: $36,875 Attendance: 2,890 Capacity: 2,890 Artist/Event: KORN Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom City/State: New York, N.Y. Date: Nov. 29, 2005 Gross Sales: $100,317 Attendance: 2,983 ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'BOB ROCK Will Always Be Our Producer'

Despite rumors of a possible collaboration with Rick Rubin (SLAYER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLIPKNOT), METALLICA have no plans of working with anyone else but their longtime producer Bob Rock on their upcoming studio album, the group's drummer Lars Ulrich revealed in a September 2005 interview published in the brand-new issue of METALLICA's fan club ...

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Being and Becoming - THE SMASHUP

I don't think it's politically incorrect to call bands like THE SMASHUP the 2006 model of "metal for chicks". This is show-tune hardcore, a candy-coated facsimile of the more underground strains of metalcore, meticulously designed to be a lifestyle accessory for Suicide Girls and eyeliner-bleeding MySpace drama queens, with just enough heavy parts to keep ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Not A Religious Band

Launch Radio Networks reports: With the holidays here and the so-called "War On Christmas" in the news, religion is always a hot topic at this time of year. AVENGED SEVENFOLD includes a number of religious references in its music, even taking its name from a passage in the Bible. But frontman M. Shadows told Launch ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD, CKY To Team Up For U.S. Tour

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will be embarking on the second leg of their "Cities of Evil" headlining tour beginng in late January. Support at all dates will come from CKY. The details are as follows: Jan. 19 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ Jan. 20 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM Jan. 22 - Concrete Street - ...

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SLIPKNOT, H.I.M., AUDIOSLAVE, MUDVAYNE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: SLIPKNOT Venue: Rockford MetroCentre City/State: Rockford, Ill. Date: Nov. 12, 2005 Gross Sales: $102,900 Attendance: 3,349 Capacity: 6,846 Artist/Event: H.I.M., FINCH, SKINDRED Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom City/State: New York, N.Y. Date: Nov. 18, 2005 Gross Sales: $92,479 ...

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'Cabras' Movie Soundtrack To Release 20 Metal Videos Online

In early 2006, the "Cabras" motion picture will become the first independent film to offer their entire official soundtrack's music videos for download on the new video iPods. There will be a total of 20 music videos available from artists such as Canada's politically charged metal act INNER SURGE, Vans Warped Tour 2005 veterans NEW ...

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FEAR FACTORY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

FEAR FACTORY will join AVENGED SEVENFOLD as the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, December 12. 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, ...

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'New Wave Of American Heavy Metal' Book Documents Over 600 Bands

Garry Sharpe-Young of Rockdetector has just published "New Wave of American Heavy Metal", a 376-page book with over 90 photos, featuring over 600 U.S. and Canadian alternative metal, emocore, hardcore, math metal, metal, metalcore, neo-thrash and screamo bands. In the mid-'90s, in the wake of grunge, the metal movement underwent its most radical evolution to ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, December 12. 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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KIRK HAMMETT: 'METALLICA Have A Lot More To Say'

In the latest issue of Guitar World, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of METALLICA's landmark "Master of Puppets" album, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett gets quizzed by the magazine readers and a host of metal luminaries, including MASTODON, LAMB OF GOD, EXODUS, EVERY TIME I DIE and AVENGED SEVENFOLD. A few excerpts ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, QUEENSRŸCHE, W.A.S.P., FEAR FACTORY Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Newport Music Hall City/State: Columbus, Ohio Date: Nov. 4, 2005 Gross Sales: $29,250 Attendance: 1,170 Capacity: 1,400 Artist/Event: QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Lifestyle Communities Pavilion City/State: Columbus , Ohio Date: Sept. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DANZIG, H.I.M. Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, WHITESNAKE, ANGRA Venue: Arena Skol City/State: Sao Paulo, Brazil Date: Sept. 9, 2005 Attendance: 22,654 Capacity: 35,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, WHITESNAKE Venue: Claro Hall City/State: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Date: Sept. 8, 2005 Attendance: ...

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IT DIES TODAY To Film 'Enjoy The Silence' Video

IT DIES TODAY, fresh off a successful run on this summer's Ozzfest, will be filming a video for their cover of DEPECHE MODE's "Enjoy the Silence" on Monday, October 3 in downtown Los Angeles with director Pax Franchot (FROM FIRST TO LAST, AT ALL COST). The clip will reportedly "combine the look and feel of ...

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