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U.K.'s WRATHCHILD Reforms As PSYCHOWRATH: First Photo Available

British glam veterans WRATHCHILD have reformed with three quarters of their original line up. It is more of a "rebirth", though, as the band have decided to call themselves PSYCHOWRATH. The lineup consists of original bandmembers Eddie Starr (drums), Phil Vokins (guitar) and Marc Angel (bass), plus new vocalist Gaz Harris (BEYOND RECOGNITION). PSYCHOWRATH will ...

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WOLFMOTHER Taking Another Bite Out Of North America

Launch Radio Networks reports: WOLFMOTHER has announced a new string of North American tour dates in November and December. The Australian trio, who are performing on these shores right now, will begin its next round of shows on November 21 in Philadelphia. WOLFMOTHER continues to support its self-titled debut album, which has sold 258,000 copies ...

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Creator Of IRON MAIDEN's EDDIE To Publish Art Book

With IRON MAIDEN proving themselves hands-down the hottest metal band on the planet with their killer new studio album "Matter Of Life And Death", what better time to commemorate all things MAIDEN than with an art book celebrating the creator of Eddie? "Run For Cover: The Art Of Derek Riggs" is a full-color explosion of ...

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IRON MAIDEN Guitarist Talks About New Album

John Powell of JAM! Showbiz recently conducted an interview with IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith. A few excerpts from the chat follow: On IRON MAIDEN's musical catalogue being littered with songs exploring the glory and the horror of war: "In Britain, you grow up with the backdrop of war and also all the ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Cures Cancer'

Launch Radio Networks reports: Eddie Van Halen called in to Howard Stern's program on the Sirius Satellite Radio service on Friday (September 8), and he dropped a couple of major bombshells. After saying he was free of the cancer that led to tongue surgery a few years ago, the guitarist said that he and a ...

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Golgotha - WITH BLOOD COMES CLEANSING

I guess it is Christian metal week here at Blabbermouth. The message of WITH BLOOD COMES CLEANSING's "Golgotha" is a spiritual and a positive one, but you would never know it listening to the group's bludgeoning mix of metal and hardcore. Rather than standard metalcore (however one defines it these days), WBCC's style is closer ...

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Label Founder Talks About EXODUS' Singer-Less Gig In New York

The makers of "Get Thrashed", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, have posted a one-and-a-half-minute video clip featuring Todd Gordon — who earned his rightful place in the annals of thrash metal's history by signing EXODUS to the label he co-founded in ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN To Co-Host 'The Gathering'

AVN.com reports that Ninn Worx and rocker Eddie Van Halen will celebrate the launch of "Sacred Sin" at a celebration that they are calling "The Gathering", on Sept. 30. Van Halen recently joined forces with the adult director to write and perform two songs for the forthcoming Ninn Worx feature. Organizers said that ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Appear On 'Two And A Half Men'

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will mark his return to television Monday, September 25 (9 PM ET/PT) where he'll play himself on CBS-TV's Emmy-nominated prime-time comedy series "Two And A Half Men", starring Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer. In the role, Steven appears as Charlie's famous Malibu neighbor, playing loud music and causing problems for Charlie. ...

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THE BLACK CROWES: 'The Lost Crowes' Pushed Back To September

The new double album of unreleased material by THE BLACK CROWES, titled "The Lost Crowes", was originally scheduled to be in stores August 29 (Rhino). However, due to a recently discovered manufacturing error, the release date has been moved to September 26. "The Lost Crowes" contains two previously recorded albums that THE BLACK CROWES never ...

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ILL NIÑO: New EP Title, Track Listing Revealed

On October 24, ILL NIÑO, the world re-known bi-lingual Latino metal sextet, will release a new five-song EP, "The Undercover Sessions", comprised of three of their favorite cover songs from bands they loved growing up as fans, and two brand new songs — all overseen by legendary producer Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, VAN HALEN, OZZY ...

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THE BLACK CROWES Keyboardist Quits For 'Health Reasons'

THE BLACK CROWES keyboardist Eddie Harsch has left the band, citing "personal issues." Harsch, who at 49 was the oldest member of the Chris Robinson-fronted band, has played with THE BLACK CROWES since 1991, according to the World Entertainment News Network. Harsch is to be replaced by Rob Clores. A statement from the band reads: ...

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Doomsday Rock 'N Roll - CHROME DIVISION

"Listen up, pay attention, it's ass kickin' time!", so shouts CHROME DIVISION lead vocalist Eddie Guz (THE CARBURETORS) during "1st Regiment" from the band's debut album, "Doomsday Rock 'N Roll". And you know what? He wasn't kidding. Also, featuring guitarist Shagrath (DIMMU BORGIR), bassist Bjorn Luna (ASHES TO ASHES), guitarist Ricky Black, and drummer Tony ...

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Always the Hard Way - TERROR

Prior to the recent release of TERROR's "Always the Hard Way", many were surely thinking something along the lines of, "How in the hell are they ever going to match the blind rage, unbelievable intensity, and true hardcore delivery of 2004's 'One with the Underdogs'." That's an easy one, kids. You make another outstanding hardcore ...

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ANGER AS ART Gutarist Issues Update

ANGER AS ART guitarist William Rustrum (also of HANGAR 18 and RAVEN MAD) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We performed a couple of shows in San Francisco. The first night was at the infamous Pound. The response was fantastic, and it was great to meet the guys in POTENTIAL ...

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