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TESTAMENT To Play Benefit Concert In San Francisco

TESTAMENT and friends will be playing a benefit concert on July 9, 2005 at The Pound in San Francisco. Proceeds from "Thrash of the Titans"-style show — the band's first in the San Francisco area in over two years —will benefit a family who had a child with cancer. For more information, click

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PROFANE OMEN Schedule German Tour Dates

Finnish thrash/melo-death band PROFANE OMEN will shortly hit the road to do their first gigs outside Finland. The band's current mini-CD, "Adrenaline", was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) and was produced by Panu Willman (ex-ENTWINE/BEFORE THE DAWN, currently in DARK FILTH FRATERNITY). PROFANE OMEN will be teaming up with ...

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HIMSA Enter Studio, Line Up Headline Tour

HIMSA have entered AntFarm Studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN) to record "Hail Horror", the follow-up to their thrashterpiece, "Courting Tragedy and Disaster". Titles include "I, Possession", "They Speak In Swarms", "Wolf Child", "Seminal", "Calling In Silent", "Sleaze Evil" and "The Destroyer", which has recently been a mainstay at ...

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ACCEPT: New Live Video Posted Online

A short video of the reunited ACCEPT performing in Russia late last month has been posted online at Accept-Udo.de (.zip file). As previously reported, ACCEPT played their very first reunion show in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 25. The group's set list was as follows: 01. Starlight 02. Living For Tonight 03. London ...

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AXAMENTA To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

Belgium's AXAMENTA, the former band of current EPICA bassist Yves Huts, will make their way to Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark on Sunday, May 1 to begin recording their new album with producer Jacob Hansen (MERCENARY, RAUNCHY, ABORTED). Mixing and mastering will take place at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden under the supervision of producer ...

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ACCEPT: Set List From First Reunion Show Revealed

German metal legends ACCEPT played their very first reunion show in St. Petersburg, Russia on Monday, April 25. The group's set list was as follows: 01. Starlight 02. Living For Tonight 03. London Leatherboys 04. Metal Heart 05. Love Child 06. Breaker 07. Bass Solo / Head Over Heels 08. Neon Nights 09. Guitar Solo: ...

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Grime vs. Grandeur - FALCONER

The folk-inflected power metal mastery of FALCONER on "The Sceptre of Deception" was one of the more satisfying discoveries of 2003 for me. As someone who doesn't often enjoy the more epic end of power metal, Stefan Weinerhall (main man and guitarist) and FALCONER impressed me with a blend of folk styles, driving metal, soaring ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD Finish Recording New Album

OLD MAN'S CHILD guitarist Galder (also in DIMMU BORGIR) has posted the following message on the group's web site: "The new OLD MAN'S CHILD album is now finally almost finished after a quite long break. It was recorded in Fredman [in Gothenburg, Sweden] once again since I was pretty satisfied with the sound on the ...

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TED NUGENT Urges NRA Members To Recruit Other Gun Owners

The Associated Press is reporting that rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent urged National Rifle Association members Saturday (April 16) to be "hardcore, radical extremists demanding the right to self defense" and to work daily to recruit new members. Speaking at the group's annual convention in Houston, Nugent said the NRA's current record-high membership ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Checks In With GIGANTOUR Update

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the group's official web site: "I thought I would start to inform you of what you can expect from the Gigantour Festival this summer. "First off the set times on the main stage will be approximately 90 minutes for MEGADETH and ...

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SLASH Pays Tribute To Classic AEROSMITH

In the special "Immortals" issue of Rolling Stone magazine chronicling "The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time," VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES axeman Slash pays tribute to classic AEROSMITH. Says Slash: "I don't think this generation has a clue what classic AEROSMITH was all about. But they were the template for what I do, ...

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FALCONER: New Song Posted Online

A brand new FALCONER track, entitled "Purgatory Time", has been posted online at MetalBlade.de (Real Audio). "Purgatory Time" comes off the group's fourth studio album, "Grime Vs. Grandeur", due on May 2 via Metal Blade Records. "This song is the most 'power metallish' on the album which varies from power metal to folky ...

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SEVENDUST Guitarist Welcomes Addition To Family

SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly has issued the following update: "What's up everybody??? It's been awhile since I've been on here and I'm sorry about that. I guess you could say that i've been a little busy lately. On March 29 my wife Lori gave birth to our first child, a little girl named Jordan Rylan. ...

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New AUDIOSLAVE Video Inspired By BEATLES' 'Let It Be'

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AUDIOSLAVE have filmed the video for "Be Yourself", the first single from their new album, "Out of Exile". The clip was filmed in an old hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and frontman Chris Cornell told Launch the group modeled the concept after THE BEATLES' film "Let It Be". "The ...

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KISS And TED NUGENT Perform At ROCKIN' THE CORPS: Photos Available

KISS, TED NUGENT and GODSMACK were among the performers at the Rockin' the Corps patriotic celebratory concert on Friday (April 1) at the Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California. Executive producers Quincy Jones and Joseph E. Robert, Jr. joined forces with producers Doc McGhee and Spencer Proffer to create a high energy, ...

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Former SMASHING PUMPKINS Leader To Release Debut Solo Album

Billy Corgan, one of alternative modern rock's most compelling artists, is set to release his debut solo album "TheFutureEmbrace" June 21 on Warner Bros. Records. Over shadowy guitar lines and beautifully lush cascades of sound, Corgan warmly and vividly delivers pure expressions of love and devotion in the face of uncertainty, doubt and sorrow. He'll ...

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ANTHRAX Says 'No More!' To Spreading The Disease

Slave to the Metal Foundation is a portal for heavy metal music fans and the music industry to raise awareness and provide funds to those organizations and individuals that fight against the misuse of heavy metals (i.e. depleted uranium, mercury and lead) and who are rising in outrage over other misanthropic and genocidal initiatives such ...

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STATIC-X: New Album Track Listing Revealed

STATIC-X have finalized the track listing for their fourth full-length CD, "Start a War", due June 14 via Warner Bros. Records. STATIC-X entered the studio in Los Angeles in October with producer Ulrich Wild to begin recording the album, the group's first with new drummer Nick Oshiro. Early STATIC-X guitarist Koichi Fukuda — who recently ...

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