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GENERAL SURGERY To Play Stockholm In April

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY will be performing at Alcazar/Eldorado in Stockholm on April 24. Also appearing on the bill will be MASSGRAV. As previously reported, GENERAL SURGERY recently parted ways with bassist Andreas Eriksson. Andreas, who left the band "due to other commitments," is being replaced on a stand-in basis by REGURGITATE's Glenn ...

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VOODOO HILL: Second Album Completed

Italian guitarist Dario Mollo has completed work on the second VOODOO HILL album, tentatively due late spring through Frontiers Records. Titled "Wild Seed of Mother Earth", the album was recorded at Mollo's studios in Ventimiglia, Italy and will include the following track listing: 01. Make Believe 02. Dying To Live 03. Still Evergreen 04. My ...

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JERRY CANTRELL, CHAD SMITH, GLENN HUGHES To Play Orlando

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will perform live with drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes on Thursday, April 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This very special trio will be headlining the hotel's monthly Velvet Sessions event. No further information is available ...

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GENERAL SURGERY: Live Photos Posted Online

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have posted live pictures taken during their Feb. 14 appearance at Club Nocturnal in Gothenburg on their official web site. Check them out here. The concert, which marked GENERAL SURGERY's first show in 14 years, featured support sets from RELEVANT FEW (featuring GARDENIAN, ex-GOOSEFLESH bassist Robert Hakemo) ...

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Former NOTHINGFACE Members Launch New Projects

Former NOTHINGFACE guitarist Tom Maxwell and drummer Tommy Sickles have announced the formation of COLDWHITECHRIST with bassist Jerry Montano (DEADLIGHTS, DANZIG). Tom Maxwell explains, "After Ozzfest, Tommy and I decided to start a project with our longtime friends Jerry and Chad Gray (MUDVAYNE). We began recording demos with Drew Mazurek (LINKIN PARK, GWAR, NOTHINGFACE), and ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Part Ways With Bassist NICK OLIVERI

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have officially parted ways with bassist Nick Oliveri. According to MTV.com, Oliveri has unexpectedly left the band, breaking off a musical relationship with frontman Josh Homme that goes back to their days playing together in KYUSS in the early '90s. "A number of incidents occurring over the last 18 months ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Confirmed For Germany's FUCK THE COMMERCE Festival

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have been confirmed for the Fuck The Commerce festival, set to take place May 20-22 in Neiden/Torgau, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are BRODEQUIN, DISGORGE, GORATORY, LITURGY, BIRDFLESH, CLITEATER and DEFLORACE, with more acts soon to be announced. For more information on the Fuck The Commerce festival, click

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GENERAL SURGERY: Support Acts Announced

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY will be supported by RELEVANT FEW (featuring GARDENIAN, ex-GOOSEFLESH bassist Robert Hakemo) and INVOKED at their February 14 appearance at Club Nocturnal in Gothenburg. The concert, which will mark GENERAL SURGERY's first show in 14 years, will be followed by a "smaller headlining tour" in April, with a couple ...

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CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION To Feature Some Of Hard Rock's Finest

Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, FIRM), Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Mic Michaeli (EUROPE) are among the special guests set to appear on the debut album from CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel. According to an official press release, the ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Split With Bassist, Announce Temporary Replacement

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have parted ways with bassist Andreas Eriksson. According to a post on the band's web site, Andreas "left the band due to other commitments. The vacant bass player position will be handled on a stand-in basis by our demon-director and good friend, Glenn Sykes of REGURGITATE. He'll fill in ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spotted In California, Band Prepare To Record

JUDAS PRIEST have denied reports that the band are recording their new album in California after Glenn Tipton (guitar), K.K. Downing (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums) were spotted there over the weekend. Writing to the group's official message board, PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews said, "Glenn, K.K. and Scott were only in Anaheim on Saturday ...

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Vocalist KEVIN DUBROW Explains QUIET RIOT Split

In an interview with ElectricBasement.com, vocalist Kevin Dubrow explained the reason for the sudden dismantling of QUIET RIOT late last year. "Well, the question should really be: why did we stay together for so long?" he said. "It really should have stopped earlier. We'd been together for a long time and it had gotten to ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Embark On European Tour In June

Reunited New York thrashers NUCLEAR ASSAULT will embark on a European headlining tour beginning in late June. Tentative dates are as follows: Jun. 29 – UK @ TBA Jun. 30 – UK @ TBA Jul. 01 – Dublin, IRE @ Village Jul. 02 – Glasgow, SCO @ Cathouse Jul. 03 – Bradford, UK @ RIO ...

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KISS To Tour With LIMP BIZKIT?

According to a posting at www.kisskollector.com, LIMP BIZKIT are strongly rumored to have landed the opening slot on some of the dates currently being finalized for the remainder of KISS' World Domination 2003-04 Tour. "Although management says nothing has been confirmed yet as far as the 'rumored' tours of Australia, Japan and the ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN BAND To Play Pre-NAMM Show In Hollywood

The JEFF KOLLMAN BAND, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), bassist Paul Shannon (SCOTT HENDERSON), and drummer Charlie Waymire (EGH, SPEAK NO EVIL), will make a pre-NAMM show appearance at the Baked Potato, 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood this coming Wednesday, January 14. In addition to songs from both COSMOSQUAD releases and Jeff ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: European Tour Dates Announced

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have announced the details of their upcoming European tour in support of their recently released sophomore album, "II" (MTM Music). Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 04 – Barcelona, SPA @ Bikini Mar. 05 ...

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GLENN HUGHES, JOE LYNN TURNER To Guest On 'Rockline'

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes and his HTP (HUGHES TURNER PROJECT) partner Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be the featured guests on "Rockline"'s nationally syndicated radio show airing Wednesday, January 14. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Film DVD In January

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes has announced plans to film a DVD in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 11, 2004. No further details are available at this time. As previously reported, HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), Glenn's collaboration with ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will embark on a Japanese tour in February. The ...

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BEHEMOTH Extend Contract With OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have extended their contract with Olympic Recordings. The group have already commenced the songwriting process for their highly anticipated new album and will enter the studio in early spring with hopes for a late 2004 release. This has been a breakthrough year for BEHEMOTH, who made their U.S. live debut at ...

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Update: DANZIG Sign European Deal With REGAIN RECORDS

Sweden's Regain Records (web site) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to inform us that the label's previously announced deal with DANZIG (which was reported here yesterday) includes the rights for the entire European continent — not just Scandinavia. According to a company spokesperson, "DANZIG is still looking into offers from several U.S. labels ...

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