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FORBIDDEN Added To New York's TMT METAL FESTIVAL

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers FORBIDDEN have been added to the TMT Metal Festival, set to take place July 18-20 at the Skyview Drag Strip in Tioga Center, upstate New York. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: FORBIDDEN FLOTSAM and JETSAM RAVEN HELSTAR CHRIS CAFFERY ATTACKER DEATHRIDERS (feat. Neil Turbin) HATRED "METAL" ...

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THE COMPANY BAND To Perform During MTV's 'Jackass' Takeover

THE COMPANY BAND, which features in its ranks CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon, FIREBALL MINISTRY's James Rota, CKY drummer Jess Margera, guitarist Dave Bone, and PUNY HUMAN bassist Jason Diamond, will make its live debut during the "Jackass" 24-hour MTV takeover on February 9 in Times Square, New York City. If you would like to be ...

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PILEDRIVER Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Guitarist Kinky Pork Cream of the Canadian metal legends PILEDRIVER has issued the following update: "Well, the work on the [new PILEDRIVER] CD is continuing as we approach the end of tracking. We are preparing three more tunes to record and then that should be it... until it falls into the capable hands of Mr. ...

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RUSH: 2008 North American Tour Dates Announced

2008 will see RUSH tour in over 40 cities throughout the United States and Canada making stops in many where they haven't performed in well over a decade, including Orlando, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Austin, Jacksonville and Winnipeg, to name a few. Along the way, RUSH will play new venues in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and ...

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SALT THE WOUND To Release 'Carnal Repercussions' In February

Cleveland's SALT THE WOUND will release its debut, "Carnal Repercussions", on February 5 through Rotten Records. SALT THE WOUND was founded on September 11, 2001 in Cleveland, OH with one goal in mind: to dominate the Cleveland music scene and leave an undeniable mark in the heavy music industry. Over the course of the past ...

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NEIL TURBIN's DEATHRIDERS: Second KEEP METAL ALIVE Date Added

A second night has been added for the Keep Metal Alive festival — featuring performances by DEATHRIDERS (the band led by former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin) and guitar shredder Michael Angelo Batio. The event will take place January 19-20 at the Epic Lounge in Downey, California and will include appearances by the following artists: Saturday, ...

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VINCE NEIL: 'Girls, Girls, Girls' Performance From ARF ROCKS! Fundraiser Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Vince Neil performing the MÖTLEY CRÜE classic "Girls, Girls, Girls" at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation's (ARF) ARF Rocks! fundraiser on January 4, 2008 at the Dean Lesher Regional Center in Walnut Creek, California can be viewed below. Vince fronted the ARF all-star band, featuring Mike Vanderhule (Y&T), John Nymann ...

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When Landscapes Bled Backwards - SICKENING HORROR

The partnership between Willowtip and The Netherlands' Neurotic Records seems to be working out just fine, the benefit that even more quality tech-death is made available to stateside devotees. With "When Landscapes Bled Backwards" (whatever the hell that means) by Greece's SICKENING HORROR (which means horror that is sickening), the Willowtip roster gains another technically ...

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ION VEIN Announces New Vocalist

Chicago's ION VEIN has issued the following update: "We are very pleased to announce the addition of vocalist Allen James to the band! Allen brings a wealth of stage and studio experience to the band as well as a ton of energy and we’re extremely excited to have him onboard! "We started working together back ...

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WARLORD UK Tribute Page Launched

A MySpace tribute page has been launched for the new now-defunct UK band WARLORD UK at this location. WARLORD UK formed in 1990 and split in 1999. One album, "Maximum Carnage", was released by Nuclear Blast in 1996, produced by Paul Johnson (VADER, CATHEDRAL, NAPALM DEATH). WARLORD UK also completed an 11-date European ...

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EVANESCENCE/DARK NEW DAY Drummer Reflects On 2007

Drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE, DARK NEW DAY, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE, STUCK MOJO) has issued the following update: "Well, I've now had a chance to reflect back on an amazing '07 and look down the road to '08. "2007 was a crazy year for me and the boys [DARK NEW DAY]. It started for ...

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ALIBI: 'Voice Of Reason' Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for ALIBI's "Voice of Reason" album can be viewed at this location. ALIBI is a rock act featuring Vince O'Regan (BOB CATLEY, EDEN). Lead vocals are handled by Rick Chase (MAMA'S BOYS) and the music on the new CD "surpasses [that on the grooup's] debut both in production and songwriting," ...

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NEIL TURBIN's DEATHRIDERS To Thrash At NAMM 2008

DEATHRIDERS, the new band fronted by original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin, will perform at NAMM 2008 at the Epic Lounge in Downey, California on January 19, 2008 as part of the Keep Metal Alive Festival 2008. Also appearing will be Michael Angelo Batio and Mike Guerrero, EXMORTUS, BONDED BY BLOOD, HEXEN, TYRANT, METAL X and ...

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BIRDS OF PREY Unveils New Music

BIRDS OF PREY, the band featuring Erik Larson (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY), Bo Leslie (THE LAST VAN ZANT), Summer Welch (BARONESS), Ben Hogg (BEATEN BACK TO PURE) and Dave Witte (MUNICIPAL WASTE), has posted two new tracks — "Turning Big Rocks into Little Rocks" and "Lice Halo" — on the group's MySpace page. The songs ...

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NILE's KARL SANDERS To Offer Guitar Lessons During U.S. Tour

NILE mainman Karl Sanders will be offering guitar lessons during the band's spring 2008 U.S. tour. Lessons will include, but will not necessarily be limited to: * Extreme metal guitar techniques * Melodic guitar application within a death metal context * Warm-up routines, and * Chops-building exercises Sessions are intended for intermediate-to-advanced students. Lessons will ...

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VINCE NEIL To Headline ARF ROCKS! Fundraiser

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil will headline an evening of rock and roll at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation's (ARF) ARF Rocks! fundraiser on Friday, January 4, 2008 at the Dean Lesher Regional Center in Walnut Creek, California. Also appearing are MARTY CASEY & LOVEHAMMERS from "Rock Star: INXS"; Z02; and the Bay Area's ...

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