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VOLBEAT Not Doing IN FLAMES European Tour

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have released the following statement: "As you all could read on various websites, VOLBEAT were invited to be part of the IN FLAMES European tour this fall. "It was a great honor to be asked to share stage with these guys. We are very thankful but in the last days we decided ...

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VOLBEAT: New Album Title Revealed

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have completed work on their third album, "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood", for a September release. The CD was recorded at Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen and contains 13 songs, seven of which share a common lyrical theme that will also be incorporated into the LP's artwork. According ...

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SOMBER To Release Debut This Month

Swedish thrash force SOMBER will release its debut album, "The Black Machine", on April 25 via Suicide Records. A CD-release party has been scheduled for April 25 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg. SOMBER, without any label or marketing backing, spent 16 months on the West Coast of America, playing with such well-known acts as HANK ...

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SEVENTH VOID's Debut To Be Released Through BIG VIN RECORDS

SEVENTH VOID, the new band formed by TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, will release its debut album this summer through Big Vin Records, the label formed by HELLYEAH/ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. Rounded out by bassist Hank Hell (INHUMAN) and guitarist Matt Brown (ex-SUPERMASSIV), SEVENTH VOID continues TYPE O's tradition ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: 'The Band Is Hibernating Right Now'

FORCE OF EVIL, the Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), has issued the following update: "Good news for vinyl collectors: 'Black Empire' [originally released in 2005] is now available in a vinyl gatefold ...

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ARSON ANTHEM Frontman Says PHILIP ANSELMO 'Gets These People Who Are Jealous, Hating On Him'

Keith Carman of Canada's Exclaim! magazine recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD) of ARSON ANTHEM, the hardcore punk-influenced project also featuring drummer Hank Williams III (ASSJACK, SUPERJOINT RITUAL), guitarist Phil Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT RITUAL), and bassist Collin Yeo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Exclaim!: Do you ...

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SEVENTH VOID Schedules New York City Show

SEVENTH VOID, the new band formed by TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, will perform at the Webster Hall on Wednesday, February 13 along with SUICIDE CITY (the group featuring ex-BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo). The ticket is $25 but it's open bar from 9:00 p.m. ...

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UFO Guitarist VINNIE MOORE: Video Interview Available

Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels, conducted an interview with UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Announces 'Dead Again' Special Editions

Just in time for Valentine's Day, goth/rock legends TYPE O NEGATIVE have announced the February 12 release of two special editions of their acclaimed new album "Dead Again". The deluxe CD version will contain a bonus DVD with exclusive live performances, interviews and studio videos. The discs will be repackaged in a special red cover. ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: NAMM Signing Sessions Detailed

TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly and guitarist Kenny Hickey will take part in several signing sessions during this year's NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which runs from January 17 to January 20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The signing schedule for Johnny and Kenny at NAMM for Saturday, January ...

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ARSON ANTHEM: Debut EP Details Revealed

ARSON ANTHEM — the new project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) on guitar, Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo on bass — will release its self-titled debut EP on February 19 via Housecore Records; a label created by Anselmo focusing on Phil's side projects and ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Performs With RIGOR MORTIS In Little Rock; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) joining reactivated Texas thrashers RIGOR MORTIS for the song "Re-Animator" on December 14, 2007 at Vino's in Little Rock, Arkansas can be viewed below (courtesy of "Hanniboy13"). RIGOR MORTIS performed with its original lineup consisting of Bruce Corbitt (TEXAS METAL ALLIANCE), Mike Scaccia (MINISTRY, REVOLTING COCKS), Casey ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Members To Appear At NAMM

TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly and guitarist Kenny Hickey will take part in a signing session at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) on January 19, 2008 in Anaheim, California. The exact schedule will be announced soon. Kelly and Hickey will also perform with their SEVENTH VOID side project later that night as part ...

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NASHVILLE PUSSY To Debut New Material On Upcoming Tour

Atlanta's NASHVILLE PUSSY has lined up the following dates: With REVEREND HORTON HEAT, HANK III, ASSJACK: Dec. 26 - Fillmore - San Francisco, California Dec. 27 - Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, California Dec. 28 - Grove Of Anaheim - Anaheim, California Dec. 29 - House Of Blues - Mandalay Bay Hotel - Las Vegas, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's ARSON ANTHEM: New Concert Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of ARSON ANTHEM — the new project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) on guitar, Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo on bass — performing in Nashville, Tennessee on December 13, 2007 can be viewed below. After losing everything in the aftermath of ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I Was Born With A Gift'

Blender.com has posted another short interview clip with DOWN/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip H. Anselmo. The footage, in which he talks about DOWN's style of music, their place in the genre of heavy metal, his back rehabilitation and his workout routine, can be viewed below. ARSON ANTHEM, the new project featuring Anselmo on guitar, Mike ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Talks Lyrical Inspiration

Blender.com has posted a short interview clip with DOWN/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip H. Anselmo. The footage, in which he talks about the writing process for the new DOWN album "Over the Under", the meaning behind the CD's title and the personal meaning behind his lyrics, can be viewed below. ARSON ANTHEM, the new project ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Talks ARSON ANTHEM

DOWN/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo recently spoke to MTV.com about his new label, Housecore Records, which will launch with an EP by ARSON ANTHEM, a group that features Anselmo on guitar, EYEHATEGOD singer Mike Williams, bassist Collin Yeo and SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist Hank Williams III on drums. The group formed after Williams, who lost ...

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SKID ROW Singer Goes Country

Johnny Solinger, lead singer for SKID ROW, and Texas chart-topping label Smith Entertainment, have signed a deal to release a solo album of the singer's own material that will draw more upon his Texas-born country influences like Hank Williams Sr. and Merle Haggard. 2008 sees Solinger pursuing something that's been running through his veins his ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's ARSON ANTHEM Preparing To Release Debut

With the current roster of supposed "extreme" or "underground" bands repetitively dishing out modern metal regurgitation, something had to give; enter ARSON ANTHEM, the new project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) on guitar, Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo on bass. Basking in the telepathic ...

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Is VAN HALEN Auctioning Off Hundreds of Tickets?

Alfred Branch, Jr. of TicketNews reports: Following the lead of BEYONCE and LYNYRD SKYNYRD/HANK WILLIAMS, JR., it appears that VAN HALEN are auctioning off dozens of tickets for their upcoming 2008 shows, based on a review of Ticketmaster's TicketExchange website. The band's current tour, featuring the return of David Lee Roth on vocals ...

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