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KING'S X: Live Album Samples Posted Online

Audio samples from KING'S X upcoming double live CD, entitled "Live All Over the Place", have been posted online at InsideOut.de. The album, which was recorded at various shows on the band's most recent North American tour, includes all of the group's classics as well as an acoustic portion featuring songs rarely performed ...

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PARADISE LOST Announce New Album Title

PARADISE LOST announced today (Oct. 6) that the title of their newest album will be "Paradise Lost" — in celebration of their 10th studio album since their full-length debut, "Lost Paradise", was released in 1990. Artwork and tracklisting are still to be confirmed. The follow-up to 2002's "Symbol of Life", "Paradise Lost" was recorded primarily ...

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KING'S X To Enter Studio In December

KING'S X are scheduled to enter a Nashville studio in December with producer Michael Wagener (WARRANT, SKID ROW, ACCEPT, HAMMERFALL) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in April 2005 via Metal Blade Records. A live DVD is still in the works and is expected to be filmed next spring/summer for a late 2005/early ...

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PARADISE LOST Singer To Answer Fans' Questions

PARADISE LOST vocalist Nick Holmes will be conducting a Q&A (question-and-answer) session about the new album with the fans. You can post your questions for him at the band's official forum (you will need to register before you can post). After the band have recieved enough questions, they will be posting the answers ...

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U.D.O. Drummer Sits Out European Tour

U.D.O. drummer Lorenzo Milani has been forced to sit out the band's current European due to "personal problems," according to a posting on the group's web site. Filling in for the tour behind the kit is Francesco Jovino. In other news, U.D.O. have announced that they have terminated their working relationship with Frank Trzaskosky of ...

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MAJESTY To Support U.D.O. In Scandinavia

Germany's MAJESTY will occupy the "special guest" slot on the upcoming U.D.O. tur of Scandinavia. A one-off show in Germany will take place on October 1. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 01 - Wuppertal, GER @ Barmen LCB Oct. 05 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Vega Oct. 06 - Norrköping, SWE @ Kammaren Oct. 08 ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Enter Studio In Early 2005

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will enter the studio in January/February 2005 to begin recording their fifth album, tenatively due next summer through Nuclear Blast Records. The upcoming CD will be the follow-up to last year's "Hellvetia", which was recorded and mixed at Roxx studios in Pulheim, Germany with producer Stefan Kaufmann (ACCEPT, U.D.O.). No ...

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CYBERYA Part Ways With Singer

German metallers CYBERYA have parted ways with singer Paul Dahlmann. A replacement vocalist has yet to be announced. The band, who split with Breaker Records (the label owned by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider) earlier in the year, recently announced the addition of drummer Stefan Jung to the group's ranks. "At the moment we are ...

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DISTANT THUNDER: New Live Photos Posted Online

DISTANT THUNDER, the new band featuring former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END and current SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera, have uploaded a bunch of photos from their recent gigs in Houston and San Antonio. Check them out here. DISTANT THUNDER's debut CD, "Welcome the End", was recorded at Spyder Studio in Houston, Texas and was produced ...

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TOMMY LEE And PAMELA ANDERSON's Work In Progress

In Touch magazine spoke with Pamela Anderson in a Q&A and after referring to her ex-husband Tommy Lee as being "like my third child," they asked if he and the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer are co-parenting Brandon and Dylan. "He has the boys, it's his summertime with the kids, and we're all getting along great," ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Downplays His Ego And The MUCHMUSIC Incident

In a brand-new interview with Canada's ChartAttack.com, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach insisted that his strong character is often perceived the wrong way. "Everyone thinks I have this insanely wild image," he said. "It's funny to me though. It's from stuff like the incident with George at MuchMusic [in which Bach walked out of ...

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DORO Pens New Song For German Female Boxing Champion

German metal singer DORO (a.k.a. Doro Pesch) has just finished writing the new entrance theme song for Germany's most successful female boxing star, world champion Regina Halmich. The premiere of this cooperation will be presented on September 11, 2004 at the world championship fight against Las Vegas-based Elena Reid — to be broadcast live in ...

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PARADISE LOST Finish Recording New Album

PARADISE LOST have completed the recording process for their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Symbol of Life", with singer Nick Holmes scheduled to fly home to England from L.A. this week after finishing up the final vocals for the album. The upcoming CD, which is being described by Holmes as "definitely the heaviest album we have ...

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Couple Fined For Sex During Concert

A couple that had sex on stage as 4,000 fans applauded and the extreme grind band THE CUMSHOTS played on at a Norwegian rock festival have been fined 10,000 kroner ($1,470) each. Tommy Hol Ellingsen, 28, and his 21-year-old girlfriend Leona Johansson were called up on stage during THE CUMSHOTS concert by the ...

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DISTANT THUNDER: New Videos To Be Unveiled At Houston Club

DISTANT THUNDER, the new band featuring former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END and current SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera, will unveil two new music videos, "Lost in Time" and "Hopeless Creator", on Thursday, July 1 at the Forgetta 'Bout It Club in Houston, Texas. "The evening's events will commence at 7:30 PM, beginning with complimentary refreshments, followed by ...

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KING'S X Music Featured In Upcoming Movie

The KING'S X track "Static", off their "Manic Moonlight" release (2001), appears on the trailer (and in the flick) for the movie "GhostWatcher" (web site). The movie is slated to be released by Artisan/Lion's Gate in October. The trailer should hit world theaters in August. In other news, KING'S X are planning on ...

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The Book Of Heavy Metal - DREAM EVIL

Judging by the vibe surrounding this third DREAM EVIL album, big things are expected. And from the fact that these Swedes scream "Metal!" at every given opportunity and willfully admit to rifling the riff chests of every heads-down-no-nonsense act known to man — JUDAS PRIEST, ACCEPT and DIO are apparently their three main victims — ...

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Mexico's TRANSMETAL To Release Collection Of Covers

One of Mexico's biggest metal acts, TRANSMETAL, will add to their catalog of over 20 thrash/speed metal albums with a new record comprising entirely of cover versions. The quintet, founded during January of 1987 and centered on the sibling Partida triumvirate of guitarist Juan, bassist Lorenzo and drummer Javier, issued their last, James Murphy-produced (TESTAMENT, ...

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DORO: Special Guest Stars Announced For WACKEN OPEN AIR Appearance

German hard rock singer Doro Pesch will be joined by Chris Cafferty (SAVATAGE), Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ex-ACCEPT) and Blaze Bayley (BLAZE, ex-IRON MAIDEN) during a special performance with the Metal Classic Night Orchestra for a unique program of her best hits and other metal classics at this year's Wacken Open Air festival. Pesch will also ...

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