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THE DUSKFALL Complete Work On Sophomore Album

Luleå, Sweden-based metallers THE DUSKFALL have completed work on their sophomore CD, "Source", tentatively due in November through Greece's Black Lotus Records. "The recordings resulted in 9 tracks and the bandmembers are more than pleased with this beast," reads a post on the group's web site. The album was recorded at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, ...

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DANZIG To Record New Album In October

DANZIG will be heading into the studio sometime in October to start recording their eighth album, tentatively due in the spring. The group will then travel to the East Coast for some live dates, including a headlining appearance at the New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest on Friday, November 14 at Asbury Park's Convention Hall ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Members 'Working Individually' On New Material

JUDAS PRIEST are "still working individually" on material for their much-anticipated reunion album with vocalist Rob Halford, "but Rob and [guitarist] K.K. [Downing], who are out of the U.K. at the moment, are both flying in over the next few days." PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has revealed in an online posting. "I'm picking Rob ...

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FIREBIRD To Support GLENN HUGHES In London

Britain's FIREBIRD, the band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will be supporting Glenn Hughes, formerly of DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH and TRAPEZE, at London's Mean Fiddler on Tuesday, October 21. The group will also be performing a headlining show at The Monarch in London on October 8. Support at the gig will ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Open For DANZIG In Europe

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has confirmed in an online posting that Glenn Danzig "himself has offered [DEVILDRIVER] the European dates" on the upcoming "Blackest Of The Black" tour. Although the official "Blackest Of The Black" web site indicates that the European trek will consist of a sole London date, it now appears that ...

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BLACK SABBATH's 'Never Say Die!': The SABBATH Book That Leaves No Stone Unturned

Rockdetector (www.rockdetector.com), the world's biggest rock & metal database (having just clocked up over 21,000 artists...) has just published the 400-page BLACK SABBATH biography "Never Say Die!" Written by editor Garry Sharpe-Young, the man behind the acclaimed OZZY OSBOURNE band biography of last year, "Never Say Die!" documents by way of exclusive interviews ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Add Second Guitarist

Legendary Swedish grincore merchants GENERAL SURGERY, featuring DISMEMBER singer Matti Kärki, have announced the addition of second guitarist Johan Wallin (REPUGNANT, SCURVY) to the group's ranks. The band will shortly film a video for the track "Lab Rat" (mp3) from their recently released split CD with THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS on Razorback Records. ...

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KAMELOT To Continue 'Epica' Story On Forthcoming CD

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message to the band's official web site: “At the moment we are still working on shows for Dec/Jan, we wanted to take a short hiatus due to [bassist] Glenn Barry's new baby coming this month. I do not want to announce anything until we have confirmation. Also, ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: Japanese Dates Announced

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have announced the details of their upcoming Japanese tour in support of their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 03 - Shinsaibashi-Club Quatro – ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Hard At Work On First Studio Album In 10 Years

Reunited thrash metal band NUCLEAR ASSAULT are currently recording their first new studio album in 10 years at the studios of Timothy Koukos, head of Screaming Ferret Wreckords, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Vocalist/guitarist John Connelly, guitarist Erik Burke, bassist Danny Lilker and drummer Glenn Evans are putting the finishing touches on their latest songs. Some ...

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GLENN HUGHES Announces Spanish Tour

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will embark on a short tour of Spain in late September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 25 – Gamma - Murcia, SPA Sep. 26 – Macumba - Madrid, SPA Sep. 27 – Gares - Pamplona, SPA Sep. 28 – Bikini - Barcelona, SPA Sep. 30 – Roxy ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Guest On AMSTERDAM Album

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin was recently at Jet City studios in Los Angeles laying down backing vocal tracks for the new AMSTERDAM album, "Suffering". Neil sings on the track "Mistaken", featuring Tracy G. (ex-DIO, WWIII) on lead guitar, Paulie Mervosh on drums and Ronnie Borchert on guitar and vocals. Turbin issued his solo debut, ...

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DIMENSION ZERO: New Song Available For Download

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO, who feature in their ranks IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson, have set an October 13 European release date through Regain Records for their sophomore full-length album, "This is Hell". A full-length MP3 of the track "Blood On ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: New Sound Clips Posted Online

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have posted several sound clips from their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Vai (DAVID LEE ROTH, ...

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DANZIG Finish Writing Nine Songs For New CD

DANZIG have finished writing nine songs for their forthcoming album and will complete six more before heading into the studio to begin recording the as-yet-untitled follow-up 2002's "777: I Luciferi". 11 tracks will likely appear on the new CD, with the rest possibly used for B-sides. A late 2003/early 2004 release through Spitfire Records is ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO have parted ways with ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström and are currently seeking a replacement. No reason was given for Ljungström's departure. As previously reported, DIMENSION ZERO — who feature in their ranks IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel ...

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DANZIG Prepare To Record New Album

DANZIG will be heading into the studio in a few weeks to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through Spitfire Records. As previously reported, DANZIG's lineup (click here to view photo) for the next CD will be as follows: Glenn Danzig – vocals Tommy Victor (PRONG) – guitar ...

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Newspaper Report: Australian Singer Asked To Join QUEEN

Australian singer John Farnham has reportedly been asked to join rock legends QUEEN. The Daily Telegraph reported Farnham had been offered "the gig of a lifetime" — to follow in the footsteps of the late Freddie Mercury as QUEEN's lead singer. Farnham "blew away" the band after recording a new version of its classic "We ...

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GLENN HUGHES: Staying Always Funky

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes has posted the following message to his official web site: "As most of you know, over the last 6 months I have made [solo album] 'Songs In The Key Of Rock', [HUGES TURNER PROJECT's] 'HTPII' and most recently [the collaboration with Italian guitarist Dario Mollo] 'Voodoo Hill 2'. ...

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THE DUSKFALL To Enter Studio In August

Luleå, Sweden-based THE DUSKFALL will enter Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden on August 18 to begin recording their sophomore album, due in November through Greece's Black Lotus Records. The band are "still rehearsing and working on the new material and now 7 songs are completed," reads a post on the group's web site. "The result ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN Working On Solo Album

Guitarist/producer/songwriter Jeff Kollman has started the writing process for a new solo instrumental release, the follow-up to 1999's "Shedding Skin". COSMOSQUAD, Kollman's prog-metal/fusion three-piece with bassist Barry Sparks and drummer Shane Gaalaas, who are currently out on tour with TED NUGENT and Japanese superstars B'Z, respectively, are set to reconvene in the fall to write ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Release Solo Debut In August

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin will issue his long-awaited solo debut, "Threatcon Delta", in early August through Middle Finger Records in association with Metal Mayhem Music. According to an official press release, "Threatcon Delta" is "a dynamic metal album that combines ultra-heavy old-school thrash, speed, groove, powerful vocals and melodies that you would expect from ...

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HALFORD, TIPTON Discuss Emotional JUDAS PRIEST Reunion

Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton have spoken to MTV.com about their decision to reform the most celebrated lineup of the pioneering heavy-metal band JUDAS PRIEST for a world tour and a new album next year. Rumors that negotiations were under way for a reunion were circulating for months prior to the band's announcement last Friday ...

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JUDAS PRIEST/HALFORD Reunion: The Official Press Release!

After more than 12 years apart, JUDAS PRIEST and original lead vocalist Rob Halford have reunited for a global live concert tour in 2004. The definitive JUDAS PRIEST lineup of Rob Halford, lead guitarist Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis are back. The original band members have been ...

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It's Official: ROB HALFORD Rejoins JUDAS PRIEST!!

JUDAS PRIEST will reunite with Rob Halford for a new album and tour in 2004, the band's management has confirmed to CNN. "Rob Halford, along with band members K.K. Downing, Glenn Tipton and Ian Hill felt a heightened level of intensity," a member of JUDAS PRIEST management team told CNN, speaking of recent meetings with ...

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SAVATAGE Mastermind Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA IV

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon "The Mountain King" Oliva will join FATES WARNING's Ray Alder as a special guest at ProgPower USA IV on Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6 at Earthlink Live in Atlanta. "I think bringing Jon and Ray to the fest simply adds to the mystique of the show," said promoter Glenn Harveston. ...

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