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ONE DEAD THREE WOUNDED Sign With 1X1 MUSIC

Philadelphia's ONE DEAD THREE WOUNDED have inked a deal with 1x1 Music. The band's first release, entitled "Paint the Town", will be available internationally beginning on January 24, 2006. A North American tour in support of the CD will kick off early next year. ONE DEAD THREE WOUNDED are currently in recording their second release, ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer: ADLER'S APPETITE Revamped

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has parted ways with the entire ADLER'S APPETITE band that recorded the group's debut EP, including guitarist Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT), bassist Robbie Crane (VINCE NEIL, RATT) and singer Jizzy Pearl (RATT, LOVE/HATE). Also gone from the band is guitarist Craig Bedford, who performed with the ...

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CLOVEN HOOF To Release New Album In February

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF will release their long-awaited new album, "Eye of the Sun" in February 2006 via XZec Records. The first 1,000 [copies] will be autographed by each band member as part of a limited edition. "Eye of the Sun" was produced by Tom Galley of the ...

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MORGANA LEFAY Pull Out of BLOODSTOCK Festival's XMas Party

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" metallers MORGANA LEFAY have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Bloodstock Festival's XMas Party on Sunday, December 18. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: At 4:00 Friday morning [Dec. 16] local time guitarist Peter Grehn was rushed to the hospital with major stomach pains. From what ...

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LANA LANE: '10th Anniversary Concert' DVD To Arrive In March

Frontiers Records has announced the release of LANA LANE's brand new CD/DVD package celebrating her first 10 years of recording. After 10 years of recording CDs, LANA LANE proudly releases her "10th Anniversary Concert" DVD containing the full concert from her final show in Tokyo on the LANA LANE 10th Anniversary Tour. Recorded on June ...

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ANNIHILATOR: 'Ten Years In Hell' Double-Disc DVD Due In February

Long-running Canadian thrash legends ANNIHILATOR will be issuing a retrospective double-disc DVD set, entitled "Ten Years in Hell", on February 21, 2006 (one day earlier internationally) via SPV. The set contains seven classic, official ANNIHILATOR music videos, offstage band footage and bonus underground, fan-shot, live performances and a special interview with ANNIHILATOR founder and guitarist ...

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Heavy Metal Musicians Remember DIMEBAG DARRELL

MTV News spoke with members of some 30 hard rock and metal bands about their memories of late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. They told MTV how much he'd meant to them, they shared fond memories and spoke of the impact he made on their lives and their music. A few excerpts from ...

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Imagine - STRIDE

There is something to this DREAM THEATER-meets-JOURNEY description of Houston, Texas' STRIDE. Neither as over-the-top progressive as DREAM THEATER nor as pop-flavored AOR as NEIL SCHON's bunch, the band's second full-length and first released through a record label does feature the successful construction of bridgework between the two sides. The fact that STRIDE's first release ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I Would Have Taken A Bullet' For DIMEBAG

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has spoken exclusively to Revolver magazine (web site) about the death of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Anselmo's much-rumored substance-abuse problems and the role the heavy metal media has played in PANTERA's eventual demise, among many other topics. Several excerpts from the article (published in the magazine's February 2006 issue, ...

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Emerald Vulture - SOURVEIN

Oh it's ugly alright...hairy and sticky too. SOURVEIN has returned with another helping of viscous swamp dirges. Guitars cranked to 10, the four stings just a buzzin, and T-Roy Medlin's (ex-BUZZOV*EN) vokills a tad less scratchy and every bit as brain-fried and miserable as WEEDEATER's Dave "Dixie" Collins. "Emerald Vulture" is the first of three ...

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CLOVEN HOOF: New Album 'Slightly Delayed'

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF have issued the following update via their official web site: "[The new CLOVEN HOOF album] 'Eye of the Sun' will be available soon on the XZec Records site, but there has been a slight delay due to distribution deals being finalised. The band would ...

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JANI LANE and FIREHOUSE Audio Interviews Posted Online

StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 21 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode is the second in a three part series spotlighting VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005". Included in this episode are interviews co-host John Ostronomy conducted with former WARRANT singer Jani Lane and FIREHOUSE members CJ Snare, Bill Leverty, and Michael ...

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USURPER To Make First-Ever Appearance In Mexico

Chicago's USURPER will make their first-ever appearance in Mexico on December 3 at Box Underground (located on the world-famous Revolucion Ave.) in Tijuana. Also appearing on the bill will be AVENGER OF BLOOD, INFINITUM OBSCURE, ESTUARY and OMISION. An in-store signing/appearance will be held between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Last Temptation Rock ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Checks In From Japan

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary: "Vince [Neil] and Mick [Mars] got in day before yesterday and me and Tommy [Lee] last night. I can't begin to explain how great it was to be home for a few weeks with Donna [wife] and the kids. I feel ...

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TWISTED INTO FORM: Former SPIRAL ARCHITECT Members Sign With SENSORY

TWISTED INTO FORM, the Norwegian band featuring Kaj Gornitzka (guitar, ex-SPIRAL ARCHITECT), Erik Aadland (bass), David Husvik (drums, EXTOL) and Leif J. Knashaug (vocals, ex-SPIRAL ARCHITECT session), have inked a deal with Sensory Records for the release of their debut album, "Then Comes Affliction to Awaken the Dreamer". The CD was recorded between January 2004 ...

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