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SEPULTURA Guitarist Performs With DIO In Brazil

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser joined DIO for a rendition of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Mob Rules" during the legendary heavy metal frontman's headlining appearance at the Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday, July 15. DIO's follow-up to 2004's "Master of the Moon" is expected in early 2007. The band's last release was the ...

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SPREAD EAGLE Reunite, Plan To Hit The Road

New York City rockers SPREAD EAGLE have reunited and will be touring sometime in the very near future. More information will be made available soon. SPREAD EAGLE burst upon the scene playing a brand of rock that came straight from the NYC gutter. When Paul DiBartolo (guitar), Rob De Luca (bass) and Tommi Gallo (drums) ...

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THINKFILM Secures Rights To TOMMY LEE's Acting Debut

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ThinkFilm has acquired all North American rights to the film "10th & Wolf", featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's first full-fledged acting role. Based on a real-life mob war in Philadelphia that took place during the late '80s and early '90s, "10th & Wolf" (which was actually shot in Pittsburgh) ...

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DEADSOUL TRIBE Confirmed For Switzerland's METAL DAYZ Festival

DEADSOUL TRIBE, the group led by former PSYCHOTIC WALTZ frontman Buddy Lackey (a.k.a. Devon Graves), have been confirmed for the Metal Dayz festival, set to take place August 4-6 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. The festival running order is now shaping up as follows: Friday, August 4: 17.00-17.30 AEONBLACK (open air) 17.45-18.15 DARK DAY DUNGEON ...

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BLOOD OF ASH Announce New Bassist

Bristol/Bath, U.K.-based metalcore mob BLOOD OF ASH — featuring former members of VOLITERA and SILENT VEX — have announced the addition of bassist Matt H. to the group's ranks. The band are planning to hit the road later this summer in support of their debut album, which is tentatively due in August. BLOOD OF ASH's ...

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CIVILIZATION ONE To Enter Studio This Summer

CIVILIZATION ONE, the new "atmospheric, bone-crushing power metal" band featuring Chitral "Chity" Somapala (vocals; AVALON, FIREWIND, FARO, RED CIRCUIT), Aldo Lanobile (guitar; SECRET SPHERE), Luca Cartasegna (drums; ex-SECRET SPHERE, MORTUARY DRAPE), Vivian Lalu (keyboards; LALU, SHADRANE), and Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass; ex-HEAVENLY, MALADAPTIVE), will enter the studio this summer to begin recording their debut album, "Revolution ...

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VAINGLORY Complete Work On New CD

The long-awaited new VAINGLORY CD is in the final mastering stages. Along with guitarist and founding member Corbin King, VAINGLORY's new lineup includes vocalist Kate French (CHASTAIN), guitarist John Michael Youngblood, bassist Chris Banja, and drummer Dan Lynch. VAINGLORY is also finishing up their first video shoot for the track "Burdened", which is to be ...

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GEORGE LYNCH's Guitar Dojo Is An Overwhelming Success

After a year in development, and months of anticipation, students who pre-enrolled in George Lynch's revolutionary online guitar-training Dojo, received their first lesson on June 1, 2006. Within an hour of its launch, the site was flooded with positive reviews from students who felt that the Dojo not only met their expectations, but also far ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, HELLOWEEN Featured On 'Rock S'cool' DVD

For many years, the Hanover, Germany-based metal imprint Steamhammer/SPV has been among the most important record labels worldwide. World-class acts such as MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, MÖTLEY CRÜE, HELLOWEEN, DIO, SKID ROW, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, SEPULTURA, DORO and KREATOR count among the renowned artists that are or were for many years successfully on the company's roster. ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Gets Hitched: Photos Available

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) married his girlfriend Danica on Saturday, May 6 in the Yucca Valley area of California. According to one person (DJStereoMike) who attended the ceremony, "The wedding was to be held in a small chapel in Pioneertown, which was like a little (make that tiny) town, complete with a ...

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THE ACACIA STRAIN Gear Up For Touring, Video Shoot

New England's purveyors of all things heavy THE ACACIA STRAIN have tacked on a three-week run with SOILENT GREEN and DEMIRICOUS to the band's itinerary to support the June 13 release of "The Dead Walk". Prior to that, the band will provide support for THE RED CHORD on a handful of dates in select markets. ...

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DIO: More Tour Dates Announced

DIO have lined up the following tour dates during the coming months: May 27 - Roeselare, BEL @ Schwung Festival May 28 - Saarbrucken, GER @ The Garage May 30 - Munich, GER @ Elserhalle Jun. 01 - Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn Jun. 02 - Ulm, GER @ Tent Festival Jun. 03 - Frankfurt, GER ...

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GEORGE LYNCH's GUITAR DOJO To Launch In June

With a 30-year career earmarked by multi-platinum album sales and world tours, heavy metal guitar great George Lynch is unveiling his most ambitious venture to date — The George Lynch Guitar Dojo (available at www.georgelynch.com), set to begin instruction on June 1, 2006. Designed for a limited number of serious guitarists at intermediate and advanced ...

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CLOVEN HOOF: 'Eye Of The Sun' To Surface In June

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF will release their long-awaited new album, "Eye of the Sun" on June 23 via Escape Music. "Eye of the Sun" was produced by Tom Galley of the PHENOMENA fame, who has previously worked with such high-caliber musicians as Brian May, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray, ...

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GEORGE LYNCH, TRACII GUNS To Appear At DALLAS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL

George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) and Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION) are among the musicians scheduled to appear at The Dallas International Guitar Festival, described as "the world's largest and oldest guitar show, blending musicians, fans, collectors and celebrities together into one musical extravaganza." Visitors can buy, sell, trade, or just browse among ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Schedules Tour Dates

Legendary DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch has lined up the following dates: Apr. 21 - Empire Ball Room - Las Vegas, NV Apr. 23 - Dallas Guitar show - Dallas, TX The GEORGE LYNCH GROUP recently performed a marathon 26 shows in 30 days, including taking part in a much-talked-about skit on "The Tonight Show ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Has No Plans To Rejoin BLACK SABBATH

Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio's (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) official web site has been updated with the following message: "Just to put the BLACK SABBATH reunion rumors to rest, here is the inside scoop from Wendy Dio [Ronnie's wife/manager]: Ronnie was in the U.K. to do promo for the new 'Holy Diver Live' CD ...

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