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RECTIFY Sign With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch thrash/metalcore band RECTIFY have inked a deal with Garden of Exile Records. The group's recently completed debut album, entitled "Have Mercy…", is scheduled for release in late January/early February. "Have Mercy…" was recorded and mixed by Daan van der Elsken at Stilteloos Studios in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where bands such as BORN FROM PAIN, ...

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37 STABWOUNDZ To Tour Spain/Portugal In January

Dutch hardcore/metal band 37 STABWOUNDZ will embark on a tour of Spain and Portugal in the beginning of 2005. The "Roaming The Iberian Fields Tour" will take place between January 4 and January 12, 2005 and will include other international bands. Dates confirmed so far are as follows: Jan. 04 – Girona, SPA @ TBA ...

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ISLE OF MAN Sign Licensing Deal With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch death/grindcore band ISLE OF MAN have signed a distribution-and-promotion deal with Garden of Exile Records. The five tracks the band recorded last year will be released by the end of November 2004 under the title "Breathe Plastic". In addition to the five tracks, the disc will contain a video for the song "Pig Roast". ...

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VINCE NEIL Schedules Charity Meet & Greet In Houston

In association with Vince Neil and the TJ Martell Foundation, ZRock is proud to present a ZRock Crue for the Cure event to benefit the Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation and the TJ Martell Foundation to help fund research and find a cure for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. ZRock Crue for the Cure enables rock fans ...

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FIREWIND Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. FIREWIND's third album, "Forged By Fire", is scheduled for release in Europe on January 24, 2005. The band's previous two albums, "Between Heaven And Hell" (2002) and "Burning Earth" (2003), were recorded for guitarist David T. Chastain's Leviathan label and ...

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WAYSTED: New Album Samples Posted Online

WAYSTED, the reunited semi-obscure mid-'80s British heavy metal outfit led by former UFO bassist Pete Way (hence the spelling of the group's name), have a new CD available to order via their newly launched web site. Entitled "Back from the Dead", the album contains the following track listing: 01. The Alternativa 02. Garden ...

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ANTHRAX Singer Becomes First-Time Dad

ANTHRAX vocalist John Bush and his wife Tori (photo) welcomed their first child today (Oct. 26). The baby girl, who was born a week early, has been named Jezebelle November Silvera Bush. As previously reported, ANTHRAX are scheduled to film a video for an updated version of the classic cut "Deathrider", taken from ...

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Metal Fans Invited To ANTHRAX Video Shoot in New York

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of being one of the few truly fan-friendly heavy metal bands in the world, ANTHRAX has offered an open invitation to headbangers around the country to participate in the filming of their latest video, an updated version of the classic cut "Deathrider", taken from the forthcoming release "The Greater ...

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Former TESTAMENT Guitarist To Tour With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will be performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (East) at the following dates in November/December: Nov. 11 - Charleston WV @ Municipal Aud Theater Nov. 12 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater Nov. 13 - Ft Wayne IN @ Allen County War Memorial Nov. 14 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Center ...

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FIREWIND Finalize Track Listing For 'Forged By Fire'

FIREWIND have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Forged by Fire", due in Japan on November 10 via EMI Records. The rest of the world will receive the album in early 2005. The disc features lead vocals by Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. acted ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH: 'The Conjoined' Track Listing Revealed

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have announced the complete track listing for their second full-length CD, "The Conjoined", due in early 2005 through Karmageddon Media. The follow-up to last year's "A ...

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KROKUS Singer Offers Songwriting Update

KROKUS frontman Marc Storace has posted a lengthy update on his web site on the songwriting sessions for the group's new studio album, tentatively due in early 2005. The message reads as follows: "For the first time since the 'Rock the Block' writing period for KROKUS (2002) and the 'Wars Of Gods And Men' writing ...

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ANDREW W.K. Confirmed For RAMONES Benefit Concert

MTV.com is reporting that ANDREW W.K. has been confirmed for "Be Well: Ramones Beat on Cancer", a benefit concert in memory of the late Johnny and Joey Ramone. "Be Well: Ramones Beat on Cancer" will be held on October 8 — which would have been Johnny's 56th birthday — at the New York club Spirit. ...

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WINDIR Is Now History

Norwegian black metallers WINDIR have posted the following message on their official web site: "The farewell concert at Rockefeller in Oslo on] September 3rd, was a tremendous sucsess. There were about 1200 people at the concert, and WINDIR, with [late frontman] Valfar's brother Vegard Bakken as a special guest, performed a great show. "WINDIR would ...

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QUEEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK: Photos Available

Surviving QUEEN members Brian May and Roger Taylor were inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on Wednesday (Sept. 8) following the Las Vegas premiere of the musical "We Will Rock You", a rock theatrical stage show featuring 20 of QUEEN's greatest hits. Their handprints will be placed in cement along with a special plaque in memory of ...

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