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CLOVEN HOOF To Release New Album In September: Audio Available

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF will release a new album in September via XZec Records. The as-yet-untitled effort (the original choice for an album title, "Absolute Power", was reportedly abandoned because another band has previously used the title for their CD) was produced by Tom Galley of the PHENOMENA ...

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KELLY KEELING's Promotional Obligations Made It Impossible To Do Entire GEORGE LYNCH Tour

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) has issued a statement regarding the reports that he is being replaced by singer/songwriter Andrew Freeman (THIRTY STONES, BLOCKK 16) on George Lynch's (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) short summer tour. As previously reported, Freeman completed a string of East ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DOKKEN Reunion May Happen Next Year

Abrasive Rock recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB). A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Abrasive Rock: You were supposed to tour with John Sykes this summer, correct? George Lynch: "I wasn't supposed to." Abrasive Rock: There was talks about it? George Lynch: "Yeah, this is ...

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STARWOOD To Film Hollywood Show For Upcoming DVD

Los Angeles-based rock outfit STARWOOD, featuring members of the Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN, will be filming tonight's (June 17) performance at Club Vodka (formerly The CatHouse) in Hollywood,CA for an upcoming DVD. The as-yet-untitled disc will contain the live performance from Club Vodka along with a band interview, as well as videos for ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Drummer Launches LAST RIGHT

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Patrick Johansson has teamed up with former 5SKIN members Dewayne Hart (guitar and vocals), Tom Lynch (guitar), and Dave Thomas (bass) in a brand-new South Florida-based project called LAST RIGHT. The group, whose music is said to be "reminiscent of old-school hard rock/metal with a taste of nu metal," are currrently offering ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY, JACK FROST To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is the latest guest vocalist scheduled to appear on the new album from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. Pearcy's contribution will come in the form of the track "Killer Grin", also featuring Tommy Denander on guitars and Ez Gomer (JET CIRCUS) on bass. LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's "all-star" CD, "Soundtrack of ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Lineup For Solo Tour Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has announced the lineup for his upcoming short summer tour, which is scheduled to begin Friday, June 17 in Lancaster, California. Lynch will be playing all the familiar hits from DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, George's solo records "Sacred Groove" and "Furious George" plus songs from the "Stone House" sessions ...

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GAIA EPICUS Announce New Bassist

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have announced the addition of bassist Hans Aage Holmen (ex-ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY) to the group's ranks. "This guy is a wizard on his six-string bass guitar, and he can play fast as hell with his fingers," the band write on their web site. GAIA EPICUS, who are currently seeking a ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Final Summer Tour Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be heading out on a short summer tour starting Friday, June 17 in Lancaster, California. Lynch will be playing all the familiar hits from his beginnings in DOKKEN to his solo project LYNCH MOB. Lynch is regarded by the guitar-playing community to be one of the best ...

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GAIA EPICUS: New Album To Be Released In July

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have posted the following update regarding their dispute with Sound Riot Records over the release of their new album, "Symphony of Glory": "Now it seems that Sound Riot has agreed to all our demands, and they will sign a contract for this in a few days time. This means that ...

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Greek Church Seeks Ban On SLIPKNOT Show

According to the Associated Press, Greece's Orthodox Church urged concert organizers Monday (May 30) to cancel a planned show by extreme metal band SLIPKNOT because of the group's violent lyrics and references to the devil. The band from Des Moines, Iowa, were performing Monday night at the open-air Lykavitos theater. Concert organizers could not be ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Wrap Up Successful Headlining U.S. Tour, Guest On 'Headbanger's Ball'

Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD recently completed a highly successful headlining U.S. tour with THE AGONY SCENE, MISERY SIGNALS and REFLUX in the support slots and are now preparing for the massive Sounds of The Underground Tour this summer. The group’s genre-defying, breakthrough new album, "Alien", has been met with tons of mainstream acclaim and ...

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HORRICANE Name Debut Album

Estonian dark death metallers HORRICANE have set "The Lynch-Lawyers" as the title of their upcoming full-length debut, due later in the year via Black Mark Records. The album is expected to contain new versions of the demo songs "Coup De Grace", "Fraction in Your Eyes", "The Lynch-Lawyers' Death Squad", "Demon-Strate" and "Nitro Boost Turmoil", as ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Summer Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for guitarist George Lynch's (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off mid-June. The dates are as follows: Jun. 17 - Mr Cue's - Lancaster, CA Jun. 18 - Diablos - Lake Forest, CA Jun. 24 - Paladinos - Tarzana, CA Jun. 25 - Boardwalk ...

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GAIA EPICUS: Live Videos Posted Online

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have uploaded several live video clips from 2004 and 2003 at their official web site. Check them out at this location. In other news, the band have posted the following message on their official web site: "This is the situation: As you all know we have been in ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: 'There Was A Good Chance DOKKEN Would Reform'

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "You might have seen the e-mail I recently sent out sort of updating everyone as to what's been going on over the past couple months and what may be coming up in the future. It's sometimes difficult ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And JOHN SYKES To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be going out on the road in June with John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE). Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. In other news, Lynch is hard at work designing his Randall signature amp. The hand-wired version will be unvieled in Indianapols in July 2005 at ...

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