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TODESBONDEN To Open For THE GATHERING In Virginia

TODESBONDEN, the atmospheric doom band founded by Laurie Ann Haus (AUTUMN TEARS, EPHEMERAL SUN, NEST, RAIN FELL WITHIN, GARDEN OF SHADOWS), will open for THE GATHERING on Sunday, March 19 at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door. As previously reported, TODESBONDEN have completed the songwriting process for their ...

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RE:IGNITION Featuring SKINLAB Members Sign With CORPORATE PUNISHMENT

Archetype Management (FEAR FACTORY, MNEMIC) and Corporate Punishment Records have announced the signing of RE:IGNITION, the San Francisco Bay Area band featuring in its ranks SKINLAB members Steev Esquivel and Snake. Band manager and Archetype President Christy Priske says, "I'm excited to have RE:IGNITION be a part of the new wave of partnership record labels ...

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THE CULT: Las Vegas Date Announced

A Las Vegas date has been announced for THE CULT's upcoming U.S. tour. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Mar. 01 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore Mar. 03 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Mar. 04 - San Diego, CA @ House ...

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THE CULT Guitarist Confirms Reunion Tour: Video Available

THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy has confirmed the group's plans to embark on a U.S. tour beginning on March 1 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California. In a video statement posted at the official web site of former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison, Duffy states that he "got a little emotional" when he ...

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OPETH Announce Special 'Chronology' Performances

Sweden's OPETH will hold several special performances, dubbed "Chronology MCMXCIV- MMV - A Live Observation By Opeth", in select U.S. markets on their upcoming tour encompassing material from each of their albums released throughout their career (1994-2005). These shows will be seated, with no support bands and will run for over two hours each with ...

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THE CULT: San Diego Show Announced

Another date has been announced for THE CULT's upcoming U.S. tour. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Mar. 04 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues Mar. 05 - Cabazon, California @ Key Club (at Morongo) Tickets for the San Diego show are priced $38.00-$43.00 and go on sale January 27. ...

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THE CULT: First Show Announced

THE CULT will perform at the Key Club (at Morongo) in Cabazon, California on March 5. Tickets are $75 and are available from Ticketmaster. More dates are expected to be announced soon. As previously reported, THE CULT principals Billy Duffy (guitar) and Ian Astbury (vocals) recently inked a management deal with Tom Vitorino, who also ...

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MESHUGGAH Extend Publishing Deal

10 years after inking their first deal with the publishing company Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia, Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH extended their cooperation with the company in December 2005, according to Tartarean Desire. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH's latest album, "Catch Thirty Three", has been nominated for a Swedish Grammy in the "Best Hard Rock" ...

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DIAMANTHIAN, MAPLE CROSS Schedule Finnish Dates

U.K. death metallers DIAMANTHIAN will be teaming up with Finnish thrash metal band MAPLE CROSS for a tour of Finland beginning in late January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 19 - Tampere, FIN @ Vastavirta club (w/ BLOODRIDE) Jan. 20 - Helsinki, FIN @ Factory (w/ MALICIOUS DEATH) Jan. 21 - Oulu, FIN @ ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR: Gothenburg Show To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR will play two shows at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden on March 25. The first performance, which will have no age limit, will be filmed for the band's upcoming DVD. As previously reported, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR's video for their new single, "We Don't Celebrate Sundays", has been posted online at

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TODESBONDEN To Begin Recording New Album In February

TODESBONDEN, the atmospheric doom band founded by Laurie Ann Haus (AUTUMN TEARS, EPHEMERAL SUN, NEST, RAIN FELL WITHIN, GARDEN OF SHADOWS), have completed the songwriting process for their new album, "Ghost of a Crescent Moon". The drum recordings will begin in early February with producer Markus Stock (EMPYRIUM, NOEKK, THE VISION BLEAK, SUN OF THE ...

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THE CULT Sign Management Deal With RIDERS ON THE STORM's VITORINO

THE CULT principals Billy Duffy (guitar) and Ian Astbury (vocals) have inked a management deal with Tom Vitorino, who also represents RIDERS ON THE STORM (formerly THE DOORS 21ST CENTURY), the band featuring Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of THE DOORS with Astbury as Jim Morrison. As previously reported, THE CULT are planning special product ...

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TODESBONDEN To Headline Virginia's A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM

TODESBONDEN, the doom metal, atmospheric, renaissance, ethnic, Celtic, medieval, and classically influenced project founded by Laurie Ann Haus (AUTUMN TEARS, EPHEMERAL SUN, NEST, RAIN FELL WITHIN, GARDEN OF SHADOWS), have been confirmed as the headliners of A Midwinter Night's Dream, set to take place January 14, 2006 at the Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia. Also scheduled ...

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OPETH: New U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's OPETH will embark on a U.S. headlining tour beginning on February 15, 2006 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 15 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre Feb. 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva Feb. 17 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre Feb. 18 - Millvale, PA @ ...

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More Musicians Pick Best Albums Of 2005

Roadrunner Records has posted a list of some of their artists' picks for the best albums of 2005. Check it out below: Acey Slade (MURDERDOLLS): 01. CHELSEA SMILES - Easy Ride EP 02. LARS FREDERICKSON AND THE BASTARDS - Viking 03. TURBONEGRO - Party Animals 04. SOCIAL DISTORTION - Sex, Love and Rock n' Roll ...

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Former THE CULT Guitarist To Race In CABO 500

Former THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy will race in the Cabo 500 event on April 29, 2006. Duffy will be racing with the Black Ghost Racing Team, in the Number 8, Trophy Truck. The race, a Mexican National offroad racing championship race, will run from the state capital of La Paz, Mexico to the mega-resort ...

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OPETH, CANDLEMASS, MESHUGGAH, HAMMERFALL Nominated For Swedish GRAMMY

OPETH have once again been nominated for a Swedish Grammy for their "Ghost Reveries" release. This is the band's fourth nomination since 2001 and the group's "Blackwater Park" CD. OPETH also picked up the award for 2003's "Deliverance". Other nominees this year are CANDLEMASS ("Candlemass"), HAMMERFALL ("Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken"), HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ("Hardcore Superstar") ...

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OPETH: Interview With Keyboardist PER WIBERG To Air Tonight

An interview with OPETH keyboardist Per Wiberg will air tonight on University Radio York 1350AM in York, England. In the interview, Per discusses his time in the band, the stories behind recording of albums such as "Ghost Reveries", "Deliverance" and "Damnation", tour stories and the band's decision to sign with Roadrunner Records in 2005. The ...

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