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WITHIN TEMPTATION Singer, Guitarist Welcome First Child

WITHIN TEMPTATION frontwoman Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt welcomed their first child, a daughter whose name has not yet been revealed, this past Wednesday night (December 7). "The little girl was in such a hurry that she was born eight weeks earlier than expected," reads a posting on the band's web site. "Her ...

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New BLACKMORE'S NIGHT CD To Feature JOE LYNN TURNER

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, will release their new album, "Village Lanterne", on January 25 in Japan. The Japanese version will have a bonus track called "Once In a Garden". The European release is scheduled for February 6. There are two versions of RAINBOW's ...

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GLENN HUGHES: The Godfather

Legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes reports on his web site that he recently became godfather of his buddy/drummer Chad Smith's (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) son Cole."I thought you would like to see what a beautiful child my godson is," Glenn said. "I am proud to be godfather to our dear friend's Chad and Nancy Smith's boy ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Becomes Third-Time Dad

E! Online is reporting that AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell and wife Vicky welcomed a son Monday night, his publicist has announced. Christopher Nicholas Cornell was born in Los Angeles at 7:08 p.m., tipping the scales at 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. The 41-year-old singer and his 27-year-old PR exec wife ...

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FEAR FACTORY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

FEAR FACTORY will join AVENGED SEVENFOLD as the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, December 12. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, ...

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THROWDOWN Frontman Sings With SOULFLY; Band Prepare For ARCH ENEMY Tour

THROWDOWN have just wrapped up their national tour with SOULFLY. However not before THROWDOWN vocalist Dave Peters joined SOULFLY on stage in L.A., Tucson and Anaheim to perform some of his favorite SEPULTURA songs — "Refuse/Resist" and "Territory". Max Cavalera, who helms SOULFLY, was previously in SEPULTURA, which was a huge influence on countless metal ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL Squash Rumors Of Band Split

Floridian black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have issued the following update: "Once again the legions have been summoned and KULT OV AZAZEL has been called forth to participate in the return of the Sacrifice of the Nazarene Child Festival in 2006. This news should also squash the rumors that have been floating around that the ...

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THE GATHERING Enter Studio To Record Ninth Album

World renowned Dutch act THE GATHERING entered the studio today (November 21, 2005) to commence work on their ninth studio album. For this recording the band has built a professional homemade studio inside an old church in the small town of Maurik, located in the south of Holland. With the help of producer Attie Bauw ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'End Of An Era' CD/DVD Gets A Release Date

Spinefarm Records has set a June 5, 2006 release date for the upcoming "End of an Era" CD/DVD release from NIGHTWISH. "End of an Era" will contain footage of NIGHTWISH's final concert with singer Tarja Turunen, which took place on October 21 at the Hartwall arena in Helsinki, Finland. A 30-second video clip filmed by ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Tour Europe With SLAYER?

FEAR FACTORY are looking at possibly touring Europe with SLAYER in March 2006, the group's drummer Raymond Herrera revealed in a brand-new interview conducted by HeavyMetalSource.com. During the interview, Raymond also spoke about the group's songwriting process for their last two albums, his gaming business and his drumming influences. Raymond also said that ...

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THE CENTURY FAMILY Releases 'Metal For The Masses Volume Four'

Continuing the highly successful "Metal for the Masses" series, the Century Family unseals "Metal for the Masses Volume Four", once again exclusive to Hot Topic locations nationwide. The two-disc compilation contains 40 tracks totaling over two hours of music. The artwork for "Volume Four" incorporates the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to stunning effect and ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'Jillian' Live Video Posted Online

Yahoo! Music Germany is streaming WITHIN TEMPTATION's live video of the song "Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)", recorded during the group's performance on Java Island in Amsterdam on July 22, 2005. The track is featured on "The Silent Force Tour" double DVD, released in Germany on Friday (November 18). Watch it here. More ...

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SUSPERIA: European Tour Dates Announced

SUSPERIA (Norway), INSENSE (Norway), DEMOLITION (Austria) and DEAD TROOPER (Norway) will be teaming up for the "Venting The Anger Tour 2005" beginning in early December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 03 - Lillehammer, NOR - Felix Dec. 06 - Tampere, FIN – Vastavirta Dec. 08 - Linköping, SWE - Skylten Dec. 09 - Ängelholm, ...

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