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ARCH ENEMY Comment On OZZFEST Appearance

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have commented on their upcoming appearance at this year's Ozzfest, which is scheduled to kick off July 15 in Boston. Massachusetts. ARCH ENEMY will be performing on the second stage at the traveling festival alongside ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, A DOZEN FURIES, THE HAUNTED, IN ...

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OZZFEST 2005: Complete Details Revealed

It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that? Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival ...

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OZZFEST 2005: Camden Date Revealed

According to Philadelphia's 94 WYSP radio station, Ozzfest 2005 will be making a stop at the Tweeter Center in Camden, New Jersey on July 19. In addition, the station is reporting that the following bands will take part in the festival: IN FLAMES, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL, ROB ZOMBIE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, IRON MAIDEN and ...

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OZZFEST 2005: First Unconfirmed Tour Dates Leaked

The following *unconfirmed* Ozzfest 2005 tour dates have been leaked: Jul. 31 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center Aug. 02 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Ampitheatre Aug. 04 - Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center Aug. 06 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre Aug. 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Compilation Offers OZZFEST Tie-In

Bilboard is reporting that early purchasers of OZZY OSBOURNE's March 22 boxed set, "Prince of Darkness", will get a little bonus. The initial pressing of the set will include a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for this summer's Ozzfest, valued at $40. To redeem, customers go to the Ozzfest.com web site and punch in the code on the ...

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Classic TESTAMENT And LAAZ ROCKIT Band Lineups Confirmed For Holland's DYNAMO OPEN AIR Festival

Following ANTHRAX's example, both TESTAMENT and LAAZ ROCKIT have confirmed appearances at this year's Dynamo Open Air festival in their classic '80s lineups. TESTAMENT lead vocalist Chuck Billy and founding guitarist Eric Peterson will be joined by original guitar player Alex Skolnick and original bassist Greg Christian (HAVOCHATE), along with previous TESTAMENT drummer Johnny Tempesta ...

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CHIMAIRA Named 'Cleveland's Best Metal Band'

CHIMAIRA have been honored with the "Best Metal Band" award at the sixth annual Free Times Music Awards. This marks the fourth time the band have received this award, having won each of the three times they've been nominated previously. The awards ceremony for this Cleveland-based honor was held on Thursday, February 24 at the ...

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DANZIG: Chicago Live Photos Posted Online

Several photos from DANZIG's performance at the House Of Blues in Chicago on Monday, February 21 have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, Glenn Danzig will be joined by his former MISFITS bandmate Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein for a special 30-minute set of MISFITS classics at three DANZIG East Coast ...

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EKTOMORF Confirmed For Austria's AERODROME Festival

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Aerodrome festival, set to take place May 26-28 at Civitas Nova in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD BLIND PETITION BUNFIRE SQUAD CLAWFINGER CLIENT DOG EAT DOG DOGMA EDO MAAJKA EKTOMORF INCUBUS ...

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ROAD RAGE 2005 To Celebrate ROADRUNNER's 25th Anniversary

In celebration of Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary, the 2005 Road Rage tour will feature Roadrunner's rising metal stars, TRIVIUM, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, THE AGONY SCENE and STILL REMAINS. These acts represent the future of the metal genre. A name that millions of people around the world have grown to trust, Roadrunner Records developed the ...

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EYES OF FIRE Embark On DANZIG Tour; Complete New Album

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will embark on a U.S. tour alongside DANZIG, KATAKLYSM and TRIVIUM this week. The trek, which kicks off on Feb. 18 and runs through March 15, is the group's first official U.S. tour in support of "Ashes To Embers", their critically acclaimed debut album. EYES OF FIRE also just ...

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IT DIES TODAY To Embark On Headlining Tour

Buffalo, NY's IT DIES TODAY will be headlining the first-ever "Spreading the Disease" tour. The tour co-sponsored by Chord magazine and Lambgoat will also feature support from TWELVE TRIBES, ANTERRABAE, IF HOPE DIES and WINTER SOLISTICE. Not even of legal age (band members are between 19-20 years old), IT DIES TODAY's debut album on Trustkill ...

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CHIMAIRA Nominated For FREE TIMES Music Award

CHIMAIRA have been nominated in the sixth annual Free Times Music Awards. This marks the fourth time the band have been nominated, having won each of the three times they've been nominated previously. The awards ceremony for this Cleveland-based honor will be held on Thursday, February 24 at the Odeon. CHIMAIRA recently issued their first ...

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KATAKLYSM: Drummer MAX DUHAMEL Rejoins The Fold; DANZIG Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have parted ways with drummer Martin Maurais due to "personal and professional reasons." Replacing Maurais in the group's lineup is returning skinsman Max Duhamel, who performed on five KATAKLYSM albums, the latest being the critically acclaimed 2002 offering, "Shadows & Dust". "Max is in full form, focused and sounds outstanding. We're ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Shooting Update: VINNIE PAUL Uninjured; Metal Musicians Mourn DIMEBAG's Passing

Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz 99.7 FM has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul was uninjured in the shooting incident at a Columbus nightclub which resulted in the death of Paul's brother, Dimebag Darrell. According to Scoop, who attended the concert and briefly saw Vinnie following the incident, Paul ...

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TRIVIUM: New Album To Surface In March

Roadrunner Records has set a March 1, 2005 relase date for TRIVIUM's "Ascendancy". Featuring the talents of Matt Heafy on guitars/vocals, Travis Smith on drums, Corey Beaulieu on guitar and Paolo Gregoletto on bass, TRIVIUM is a band whose youth (Heafy is 18, the oldest member is 22) belies their sound. Currently, TRIVIUM are on ...

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