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EYES OF FIRE Announce New Drummer, Comment On DANZIG Tour

EYES OF FIRE, the experimental Orange County, California-based featuring Matt Fisher and Dan Kaufman from the legendary cultists MINDROT, have replaced drummer John Haddad (ex-PHOBIA, DEAD AMERICA) with Nicky Bernardi (formerly of Bay Area hardcore/thrash metal band THE SICK). Commented Fisher: "John was a great asset to the band for the past 3 1/2 years. ...

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PREMONITION To Relocate To Chicago

Due to "family and personal" issues, long-running metallers PREMONITION will be relocating to Chicago this fall. The group's revamped lineup, featuring mainman Tattoo Frank alongside guitarist Stevenvy, bassist Glenn Curtis and drummer Gabrieal "Gobie" Anthony (SGT. ROXX), is expected to begin work on a new CD in the near future. "Rest assured, PREMONITION will go ...

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IOMMI/HUGHES: Official Version Of 'Eighth Star' Will Be Significantly Different From Bootleg

The Tony Iommi/Glenn Hughes album recorded in 1996, heavily bootlegged as the much in demand "Eighth Star" (not the project's official title), will be quite markedly different to the version currently on the underground market when it is officially released through Sanctuary Records later this year, according to RockDetector.com. Strengthening the BLACK ...

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IOMMI/HUGHES: 'Eighth Star' To See Official Release In The Fall

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes has posted the following message on his web site: "I had dinner with [BLACK SABBATH guitarist] Tony Iommi on Sunday night. We are pleased to announce that the album which was originally bootlegged [issued under the title 'Eighth Star' and featuring material originally recorded back in 1996 for ...

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Original ANTHRAX Singer To Open For KING'S X

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Dario Seixas - bass) will be opening for KING'S X on Friday, October 22 at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA and on Sunday, October 24 at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA. $15 discounted advance tickets ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK: Tentative Tour Dates Announced

The tentative routing has been released for this fall's edition of the "Blackest Of The Black" tour, featuring DANZIG, DOYLE (featuring ex-MISFITS guitarist Doyle), MAYHEM, DEVILDRIVER, DEATH ANGEL and EYES OF FIRE. As previously reported, "Blackest of the Black" organizer Glenn Danzig and ex-MISFITS guitarist Doyle will be teaming up for a special MISFITS set ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Singer To Guest On MOONSTONE CD

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT singer Eric Bloom has confirmed his guest appearance on the upcoming CD from MOONSTONE, the new project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini. Bloom will be heard on the song "On The Way To Moonstone", written by Filippini and Chris Catena. The musical direction of MOONSTONE is being described as "genuine British-oriented '70s ...

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ADRIFT To Record Full-Length Debut In August

ADRIFT, the new Florida-based hard rock band featuring former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, are currently in pre-production with producer John Hughes III (CHUMLEY'S TOY, GEORGE CLINTON, DAVID SANBORNE), working on material for their as-yet untitled full-length debut, to be recorded at ARS Studios in Orlando between August 25 and September 4. Songtitles set to ...

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GLENN HUGHES: Live CD/DVD Details Revealed

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will release a double audio CD and a single-disc DVD, entitled "Soulfully Live In The City Of Angels", on September 20 through Frontiers Records (Marquee/Avalon in Japan and Hellion Records in Brazil). "Soulfully Live In The City Of Angels" was shot live on January 11, 2004 before an ...

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Former GARDENIAN, DIMENSION ZERO Members Join Forces In PITCHLINE

Former GARDENIAN vocalist Jim Kjell has joined forces with ex-DIMENSION ZERO/IN FLAMES guitarist Glenn Ljungström in a new band called PITCHLINE, according to MetalBite.com. "It has a little touch of GARDENIAN as for the mixture of growls and clean [vocals], and of course it's melodic," Kjell said of the new project's musical direction. "Yet this ...

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THE CRUMB BROS. Schedule Hollywood Date

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), vocalist Mark Renk, bassist Kevin Chown (ARTENSION, EDWIN DARE), drummer Shane Gaalaas (COSMOSQUAD, B'Z), and keyboardist Stephen Anderson will be unveiling their latest creation, THE CRUMB BROS., Tuesday night, July 13 with an early 8:15 p.m. show at Club Lingerie, 6507 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA; Ph.: (323) 466-3416. ...

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DANZIG Set Release Date For 'Circle Of Snakes'

DANZIG have set an August 31 release date through frontman Glenn Danzig's Evilive label (Regain Records in Europe) for their eighth studio album, "Circle of Snakes". A single from the album — containing the title cut, "1000 Devils Reign" and "When We Were Dead" — has just been released to radio. "Circle of Snakes" (view ...

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GLENN DANZIG Gets 'Knocked Out' By NORTH SIDE KINGS Singer Following Arizona Gig

DANZIG frontman Glenn Danzig allegedly got into a scuffle with NORTH SIDE KINGS singer and frequent SOULFLY collaborator Danny Marianinho following DANZIG's performance in Tuba City, Arizona Saturday night (July 3). The following is Marianinho's official statement regarding the incident, as sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Before crazy rumors begin to spread I would like to explain ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Perform At Italian Festival

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes will perform a number of DEEP PURPLE classics with Italian band CALIFORNIA JAM at the Rock In The Park festival on Saturday, July 17 in Arenzano (25km from Genoa), Italy. The gig will be held in an open-air arena that can hold 2,500 people. Opening bands include WINE ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Talks About Reunion With ROB HALFORD

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Glenn Tipton has spoken to Billboard.com about the band's decision to reunite with singer Rob Halford after 14 years apart. "We actually made the decision in a meeting about the British box set. We went into the meeting with no intention of discussing reformation and when we came out, we decided to ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer KOTIPELTO To Appear At PROGPOWER USA V

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto will be a special guest at ProgPower USA V, set to be held on September 16 in Atlanta, GA. Kotipelto, whose second solo album, "Coldness", was released in early 2004 by Century Media Records, will be signing autographs, hosting a meet-and-greet, and will also be attending the ProgPower pre-party on September ...

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