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IMMORTAL, THE HAUNTED Off 'Blackest' Tour

IMMORTAL and THE HAUNTED have officially withdrawn from the DANZIG-headlined "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour, which will consist of three West Coast dates in early May. The revamped lineup of acts scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: DANZIG SUPERJOINT RITUAL MESHUGGAH NILE Other groups are expected to be announced soon. Confirmed ...

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GLENN HUGHES Completes Work On Solo Album

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer GLENN HUGHES has completed work on his latest solo album, "Songs In The Key Of Rock", for a June 23 release through Frontiers Records. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. In My Blood 02. Lost In The Zone 03. Gasoline 04. Higher Places (Song For ...

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IMMORTAL 'Not Confirmed' For BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour

Despite reports to the contrary, a source close to the IMMORTAL camp has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the band have not yet officially accepted a slot on the upcoming "Blackest Of The Black" tour, also featuring DANZIG, SUPERJOINT RITUAL and THE HAUNTED. "IMMORTAL were offered the dates, but have NOT confirmed ANYTHING AT ALL, NOTHING," the ...

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Ex-DANZIG Guitarist Forms New band, Lands Record Deal

Former DANZIG guitarist Todd Youth has landed a deal with Capitol Records for his as-yet-unnamed new band and is preparing to enter the studio next month to record an album for a late 2003 release. Youth, whose departure from DANZIG was announced last week, has posted the following message to the band's official message board: ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Discusses Future Plans For HUGHES TURNER PROJECT

Veteran hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) talked to Electricbasement.com about his current plans, specifically the HUGHES TURNER PROJECT, also featuring Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, TRAPEZE). "Before we can even think of a tour, our next goal is to get back into the studio and do the second ...

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GLENN DANZIG To Reunite With THE MISFITS For Summer Tour?

Glenn Danzig is in talks with his former band MISFITS to embark on a reunion tour this summer, reliable sources have informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although no official announcement has yet been made, it is understood that several European promoters and festival organizers have been approached about booking the group, which hasn't performed with in its original ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Begin Mixing 'This Is Hell'

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have commenced the mixing process for their sophomore full-length album, "This is Hell", tentatively due in September/October through Regain Records. The CD — the ...

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It's Official: ROBERT TRUJILLO Joins METALLICA!

As first predicted here last week, METALLICA have officially announced the addition of bassist Robert Trujillo to the group's ranks. Trujillo, a former member of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and OZZY OSBOURNE, fills the slot left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted. "We've all known, and have been huge fans of Rob since ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Begin Recording 'This Is Hell'

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have commenced the recording sessions for their sophomore full-length album, "This is Hell", tentatively due in September/October through Regain Records. "This time, to make ...

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HALFORD Manager: GLENN TIPTON Was NOT At Las Vegas Gig

Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton was not in attendance with his son at the opening-night gig of HALFORD's recent mini-tour at House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to HALFORD manager John Baxter. "Glenn was not at HALFORD's performance [in Vegas on Feb. 1]," Baxter told BLABBERMOUTH.NET when ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Manager Says No Press Conference Is Planned

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has shot down a widely-circulated rumor that PRIEST are planning a press conference on March 1 to announce a reunion with former singer Rob Halford. "We have not planned a press conference for 1st March or any other date!!" Andrews said. "The guys are all working on new material ...

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DIMENSION ZERO: New Songtitles Revealed

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have released several songtitles that are expected to appear on the band's sophomore full-length album, "This is Hell", tentatively due in September/October through Regain ...

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DANZIG Complete Work On DVD

DANZIG have completed work on their first-ever DVD, tentatively due in the spring. The as-yet-untitled disc will reportedly contain videos from '92-'93, including unreleased stuff, such as the "Sistinas" and "Bodies" videos, plus outtakes from the filming of the "Dirty Black Summer" and "How The Gods Kill" videos. Check out photos of mainman Glenn Danzig ...

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DANZIG To Launch North American Tour

DANZIG are tentatively scheduled to embark on another North American tour, dubbed Blackest of The Black, sometime this spring. The tour will reportedly kick off with three shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Phoenix, with additional dates to be announced later. ...

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DIMENSION ZERO To Record 'This Is Hell' In February

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have set "This Is Hell" as the title for their sophomore full-length effort, tentatively due in September/October through Regain Records. The CD — the ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have been confirmed to appear at this year's Party.San Open Air Festival, set to take place Aug. 7-9 in Bad Berka, Germany. Other acts ...

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COSMOSQUAD Announce Hollywood Gig

L.A.'s COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, $IGN OF 4) and rhythm section Shane Gaalaas and Barry Sparks (ULI JON ROTH, MSG, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be co-headlining "21st Century Schizoid Night! - A Celebration of Guitar, Bass & Drums" at the Sixteen-Fifty www.sixteen-fifty.com in Hollywood CA on January 16 alongside MCGILL-MANRING-STEVENS, featuring Grammy-nominated bassist ...

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GLENN HUGHES Sets Title For Upcoming Solo CD

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer GLENN HUGHES has set "Songs In The Key Of Rock" as the title for his upcoming solo album, tentatively due in May in Japan and early June in Europe. "[I] got halfway through the new album and was stricken with a horrid cold over the last week, so I will ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Joins MEAT LOAF!

Former ANTHRAX and current SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook has joined MEAT LOAF's touring band. Having previously worked with the likes of Bach, ANTHRAX, GLENN HUGHES and movie director John Carpenter, Crook couldn't be more excited to work with MEAT LOAF and such a talented group of musicians. "First off, I am honored to play ...

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