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COSMOSQUAD To Play L.A., JEFF KOLLMAN BAND To Tour Europe

L.A. fusion metal triumvirate COSMOSQUAD will be making a live appearance at the Baked Potato, 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., N. Hollywood in Thursday, May 6. For more info call (818) 980-1615. Guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, $IGN OF 4) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, B'Z, $IGN OF 4) will be joined by bassist Christopher ...

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GLENN HUGHES, CHAD SMITH To Perform At SAMMY HAGAR's Cabo Wabo

Bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and guitarist JJ Marsh (GLENN HUGHES, HTP) will be playing two shows at Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15. Hughes, Smith and Marsh performed live late last month at The ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Lays Down Vocals For MOONSTONE Project: Photos Available

Legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) recently spent time at a California studio laying down vocals on the track "Not Dead Yet" from MOONSTONE, the new project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini. "The song is an up-tempo rocker and also will feature a guest appearance of the guitarist ...

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HIRAX To Release New Album In May

Thrash metal veterans HIRAX's latest studio album, "The New Age of Terror", will be released May 18 on Black Devil Records and Deep Six Records on CD and limited-edition picture-disc formats. Upon hearing the raw tracks, which were recorded at another studio, producer Michael Rozon (MELVINS, ADRENALINE OD) and the band decided the quality wasn't ...

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SKINLAB: Ex-Guitarist Says STEEV Has No Appreciation For Musicians Who Bleed For His Band

Former SKINLAB guitarist Scott Sargeant has slammed SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel over Steev's recent comments regarding Sargeant's departure from the group, stating that Esquivel has "once again disrespected and belittled the people who wrote the songs to get him where he is today." In a written statement sent exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Sargeant said, ...

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DANZIG Name New Album

DANZIG have set "Circle of Snakes" as the title of their eighth studio album, tentatively due on June 22 through Glenn Danzig's Evilive label in the U.S. (Regain Records in Europe). Confirmed songtitles so far are as follows: 01. Skincarver 02. 1000 Devils Reign 03. Netherbound 04. Circle of Snakes 05. When We Were Dead ...

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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST Re-Sign With SONY MUSIC

JUDAS PRIEST have confirmed that they have re-signed with Sony Music for the release of their upcoming studio album. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "We are pleased to announce that Sony Music U.K. has re-signed the giants of Heavy Metal JUDAS PRIEST to a worldwide deal. "Returning to the home ...

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Drummer MARK ZONDER To Leave FATES WARNING?

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has revealed that he has no intentions of touring with the band in support of their upcoming CD, due later in the year. Asked by a fan what he hopes to accomplish in the future, both personally and with FATES WARNING, Zonder said, "Actually after this recording of the new ...

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BEHEMOTH To Begin Recording In Two Weeks

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH are continuing work on their seventh full-length album, "Demigod", tentatively due in the fall through Regain Records (Europe), Century Media (USA and South America) and Mystic (Poland). "Last week we started rehearsing with in full line-up with session guitarist Seth (known from death metal band NOMAD)," the band write on their ...

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DANZIG: More New Songtitles Revealed

The official Regain Records web site has revealed several more songtitles that are set to appear on DANZIG's eighth studio album, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "777: I Luciferi". Confirmed songtitles so far are as follows: 01. Skincarver 02. 1000 Devils Reign 03. Netherbound 04. Circle of Snakes 05. When We Were Dead 06. Black ...

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JERRY CANTRELL No Longer Jamming With HUGHES, SMITH

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has reportedly pulled out of his previously announced April 29 appearance with drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida. No reason was given for Jerry's cancellation. Hughes and Smith are expected to go ...

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GENERAL SURGERY To Embark On European Tour In May

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY will be embarking on a short European tour in May. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 24 – Stockholm, SWE @ Alcazar/Eldorado May 14 – Hamburg, GER @ Rote Flora* May 15 – Arnhem, NETH @ Goudvishal* May 16 – Bladel, NETH @ Pazzop* May 17 – Mullheim, GER ...

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Ashes To Embers - EYES OF FIRE

Before you hit "play": if you're not prepared to be in it for the long haul with a band, then an album like "Ashes To Embers" could age you one-hundred years before it tails off at fifty-three minutes or so. But if you are, there are layers and layers of cerebral melody here to be ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spokesperson Defends Band's Producer Choice

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted a statement on the group's web site defending the band's decision to work with producer Roy Z (HALFORD, HELLOWEEN, BRUCE DICKINSON) on their much-anticipated "reunion" album. "I really cannot believe some of the comments that are being made [on the band's official 'Noticeboard']. Have those people who ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Begin Recording New Album With Producer ROY Z

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi - Jayne here again! I haven't had a chance to post any messages on the board recently as I've been up to my eyes what with sorting out the new record deal, arranging the world tour, working ...

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GLENN DANZIG Talks About His 'Punky, Bluesy, Heavy, Dark' New Album

Glenn Danzig recently spoke to Femme Fatales magazine about DANZIG's new album, tentatively due in late May/early June through Glenn's label Evilive. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "777: I Luciferi" will be released in Europe through Sweden's Regain Records. Asked how the recording process is coming along, Glenn said, "the album will come out around ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: European Tour Cancelled?

According to Irish concert promoter Emerald Promotions, NUCLEAR ASSAULT have been forced to cancel their previously announced European tour "due to the guitarist leaving" [presumably referring to Erik Burke — Ed.]. No further information is available at this time. NUCLEAR ASSAULTBurke, vocalist/guitarist John Connelly, bassist Danny Lilker and drummer Glenn Evans ...

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DEEP PURPLE: 30th Anniversary Edition Of 'Burn' To Include Bonus Tracks

According to the Deep Purple Appreciation Society, the 30th Anniversary, remastered edition of DEEP PURPLE's "Burn" is scheduled for a release on April 14. The album will probably include, apart from the eight original tracks, "Coronarias Redig" (single b-side) and remixes of "Burn", "Mistreated", "You Fool No One" and "Sail Away". EMI Records reportedly asked ...

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DANZIG: New Album To Surface In Late May

DANZIG have set a tentative May 25 release date through Glenn Danzig's label Evilive for their eighth studio album, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "777: I Luciferi". The CD will be released in Europe through Sweden's Regain Records. DANZIG's current lineup (click here to view photo) consists of Glenn Danzig (vocals), Tommy Victor ...

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LILITU Sign With THE END RECORDS

Atlanta's "artistic melodic dark metal" band LILITU have inked a deal with The End Records. The group will shortly be entering Ledbelly Sound Studio to re-record the rhythm guitars and began the final mixing process for their third CD, "The Delores Lesion". Mastering will be done at Glenn Schick Mastering and artwork will be provided ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Confirmed For Czech Republic's OBSCENE EXTREME FEST

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have been confirmed for the Obscene Extreme Fest, set to take place July 8-10 in Trutnov, Czech Republic. Other bands set to appear at the festival include EXTREME NOISE TERROR, EXHUMED, BIRDFLESH, BUTCHER ABC, NATRON, and KENT BROCKMAN. As previously reported, GENERAL SURGERY will be performing at Alcazar/Eldorado in ...

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