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DEF LEPPARD Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

DEF LEPPARD have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DEF LEPPARD DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND ...

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ASIA, VANDEN PLAS, THE QUILL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ASIA, VANDEN PLAS, and THE QUILL have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY ...

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ANNIHILATOR Announce European Tour

Canadian metal legends ANNIHILATOR are confirmed to play the Evolution Festival in Modena, Italy on July 15 and the Masters of Rock Festival in Prague, Czech Republic on July 16. Says ANNIHILATOR chief Jeff Waters: "At least nine more festivals and 12 headline dates [will] be announced soon but we will be returning to Europe ...

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NEVERMORE Guitarist JEFF LOOMIS: Photos From PAMELA MOORE Sessions Posted Online

NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis's official web site has been updated with several photos taken during the recording sessions for his guest appearance on the new solo album from Pamela Moore, the voice of "Sister Mary" from QUEENSRŸCHE's legendary concept album "Operation: Mindcrime". Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) recently finished mixing the effort, which ...

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Storm Alert - TORTURE

Originally released in 1989 (and never in the United States), thrash fans on this side of the Atlantic now have a golden opportunity to revel in the vintage Texas metal of TORTURE's "Storm Alert". After releasing 1987's "Torture Kingdom" EP and "Storm Alert", the El Paso band called it quits. Now re-mixed by Neil Kernon ...

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NEVERMORE Guitarist To Guest On PAMELA MOORE Solo Album

NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis will make a guest appearance on the new solo album from Pamela Moore, the voice of "Sister Mary" from QUEENSRŸCHE's legendary concept album "Operation: Mindcrime". Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) recently finished mixing the effort, which he has been producing on and off (based on Pamela's touring schedule with ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD: In Writing Mode

Canadian metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have posted the following message on their official web site: "The band are currently residing in the Pacific Northwest area writing new material for their next album. No scheduled release date has been set for the new record, but on March 18 the band will be playing a special ...

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ALICE COOPER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

ALICE COOPER has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GAMMA RAY ...

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QUIET RIOT Announce New Session Musicians

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has issued the following update via his official web site: "To end the somewhat ongoing speculation on the QUIET RIOT 2006 lineup, for those who are interested, here is the latest news that I can offer: "Session guitarist and personal friend Neil Citron will be recording with us on our ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Mann Gegen Mann' Video Posted Online

RAMMSTEIN's video for the third single from their "Rosenrot" album, "Mann Gegen Mann", has been posted online at YouTube.com. Shot by famed Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund (METALLICA, SATYRICON, MADONNA, THE PRODIGY), the clip received its premiere on MTV Germany on Feb. 1. According to a posting on the RAMMSTEIN fan site Herzeleid.com, "In ...

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LINKIN PARK Confirm RICK RUBIN As Producer Of New Album

LINKIN PARK DJ Joseph Hahn has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Right now we're in the experimental phase of the writing process for our new record. There is no solid direction yet, we're trying to be as eclectic as we can for the moment and then we'll see what stands ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's 'All-Star' CD Gets A Release Date

The "all-star" album from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul", will be released in Germany on March 24 by MTM Music (March 27 for the rest of Europe) and in North America on March 28 by LNJ Records. "Soundtrack of a Soul" will feature contributions from the following guest singers: Dale ...

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DRAGONFORCE, ONSLAUGHT, BONFIRE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

DRAGONFORCE, ONSLAUGHT, BONFIRE, NASTY IDOLS, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS and HOUSE OF SHAKIRA have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO DRAGONFORCE ...

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MORTIFICATION Announce New Drummer, Complete Work On New CD

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION have announced the addition of drummer Damien Percy to the group's ranks. The band's new album, "Erasing the Goblin", has been mixed and mastered and should be available in late March. According to a press release, fans should "expect a death metal-oriented release with some brutal riffing. There are thrash and ...

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MANOWAR Video Director NEIL JOHNSON Speaks

Acclaimed music video director Neil Johnson (MANOWAR, RHAPSODY) recently gave an exclusive interview to Metal Temple magazine's Chiara Pelegrini. Johnson spoke about his longtime involvement with MANOWAR as well as his upcoming projects, such as the first-ever live DVD of Italian power metallers RHAPSODY, among other subjects. Here are a few excerpts from ...

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7TH PLAGUE To Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Cleveland's 7TH PLAGUE have accepted an offer from Metal Blade Records for a four-album recording contract. The band will be signing the record deal on Wednesday, February 8 during a dinner at Westlake, Ohio's Dave and Busters and are extending an invitation to all interested press to come to the signing. 7TH PLAGUE came into ...

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TRASHLIGHT VISION Confirmed For CRUEFEST HOLLYWOOD

TRASHLIGHT VISION, the new band featuring MURDERDOLLS guitarist Acey Slade, have been confirmed for the sixth annual CrueFest Hollywood, set to take place July 15 at Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood, California. Also scheduled to appear are the MÖTLEY CRÜE tribute band TRUE 2 CRUE, SABRINA KORVA, KID EGO, and VAINS OF JENNA. MÖTLEY CRÜE ...

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Degree Absolute - DEGREE ABSOLUTE

Frontman, multi-instrumentalist, and former music teacher Aaron Bell formed progressive metal band DEGREE ABSOLUTE in 1999, and will finally release this self-titled debut album on January 31, 2006. The disc's nearly one hour of music mixes standard riff-heavy and melodic progressive tunes, jazz-influenced pieces, and moody interludes. Mixed by Neil Kernon at the famed Sonic ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Mann Gegen Mann' Single Due In March

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will be releasing the third single from their "Rosenrot" album, "Mann Gegen Mann", in early March. A video by famed Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund (METALLICA, SATYRICON, MADONNA, THE PRODIGY) was recently shot and will begin airing soon. "Mann Gegen Mann" will be released in a limited digipack version and will contain ...

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