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CHINCHILLA Name New Album

German metallers CHINCHILLA have set "Take No Prisoners" as the title of their new album, tentatively due later in the year through Metal Blade Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include: 01. Stillborn Soul 02. I'm The Ripper 03. Money Talks 04. Under The Flames 05. Take No Prisoners 06. The Almighty Power ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist To Perform Welsh National Anthem

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell will be performing the Welsh National Anthem as part of the celebration heralding the end of the "100 Welsh Heroes" project. Phil will be on the first show, playing the Welsh National Anthem. The second show is a highlights/debate show. The details are as follows: Monday, March 1, 2004: 7:15 p.m. ...

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MELDRUM Jam With LEMMY: Photos Available

MELDRUM, the Swedish band led by former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum (wife of EUROPE axeman John Norum), have posted photos taken at their Jan. 20 gig at Club Lingerie in Hollywood, California, where they were joined by MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister for a rendition of the MOTÖRHEAD classic "No Class" (a song previously covered ...

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RAGE Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

German power metallers RAGE have been confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 5-6 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. The lineup for the festival is shaping up as follows: Saturday, June 5: JUDAS PRIEST STRATOVARIUS T.B.A. NEVERMORE SYMPHONY X ANATHEMA RAGE T.B.A. T.B.A. Sunday, ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Crank Up The Volume At London's Royal Opera House

MOTÖRHEAD played the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in central London on Sunday night, raising the rafters at the home of classical opera in London as part of a publicity stunt to boost tourism to the British capital, according to the South African Press Association. The band, listed in the Guinness Book of Records ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Drummer To Perform At Swedish Eurovision Song Contest!

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee will perform live at the "Swedish Eurovision Song Contest" in Gothenburg on Saturday, February 28. He will join Swedish Euro-pop superstar E-TYPE, who is competing with a brand new song, "Paradise", produced by highly respected pop/rock producer Max Martin (BACKSTREET BOYS, BRITNEY SPEARS, BON JOVI, PAIN). "Mikkey Dee played on my ...

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TWISTED TOWER DIRE Working On New Material

Virginia's "classic metal" act TWISTED TOWER DIRE are currently writing material for the follow-up to 2003's "Crest of the Martyrs", tentatively due this summer through Remedy Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Starshine", "Tales of Submission", "Netherworlds", and "Casualties of the Cruel". In other news, TWISTED TOWER DIRE recently recorded a version ...

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GRIFFIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX ARCH ENEMY BAL-SAGOTH BRAINSTORM BÖHSE ONKELZ CANNIBAL CORPSE CATHEDRAL CHILDREN OF BODOM DEATH ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Rock Royal Opera House

MOTÖRHEAD will play a gig at London's most refined concert hall, The Royal Opera House, this Sunday (Feb. 22). The Covent Garden concert hall is more used to staging classic opera and ballet. But for one night only it will play host to MOTÖRHEAD — who are entered in the Guinness Book of Records as ...

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LEMMY's Rockabilly Project To Release Live DVD

LEMMY, SLIM JIM & DANNY B., the rockabilly project featuring MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, STRAY CATS' Slim Jim Phantom and THE ROCKATS' Danny B. Harvey, filmed their January 13 performance at The Cat Club in Hollywood, California for an upcoming DVD, due later in the year. Among the cover songs performed by the group during ...

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LEMMY, DEE SNIDER, PAGE HAMILTON Among Musicians Contributing To KISS Tribute CD

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider, FOZZY's Chris Jericho and former HELMET leader Page Hamilton are among the hard rock musicians that have recorded KISS covers for the upcoming tribute album "Spin the Bottle", according to Billboard.com. Due April 27 via Koch, the 11-track set was executive produced by longtime KISS associate Bob ...

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ANATHEMA Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

The U.K.'s ANATHEMA have been confirmed for the Gods of Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 5-6 at l'Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. ALICE COOPER will top the bill on Sunday, June 6, while JUDAS PRIEST will headline the event on Saturday, June 5 — the same day that Finland's STRATOVARIUS are scheduled ...

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AMERICAN DOG Sign European Record Deal

Columbus, Ohio-based AMERICAN DOG, featuring former SALTY DOG bassist Michael Hannon, have signed a new European deal with Phoenix/Sony Records out of Hamburg, Germany. The biker-styled label is famous for handling the promotions of MOTÖRHEAD, DORO, ROSE TATTOO and MOLLY HATCHET. Longtime manager Tommy Floyd stated that "it was crucial that AMERICAN DOG work with ...

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Probot - PROBOT

For three years, we've been hearing rumors that Dave Grohl — former drummer for NIRVANA, singer and guitarist for his own band, FOO FIGHTERS, as well as sometime drummer for QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE — one of the last standing heroes of alternative rock, was compiling an album of thrash metal tunes, with each ...

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ROTTING CORPSE To Reunite For Album, Tour

Renowned '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez, will finally record and release an album, according to guitarist Walter Trachsler (former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie). "Many well-known guest musicians have expressed interest in playing on and playing with Texas' first thrash metal band," says Walter. "CORPSE will than ...

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DAVE GROHL To Guest On New TROUBLE Album?

Former NIRVANA drummer (and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman) Dave Grohl will reportedly be making a guest appearance behind the kit on the forthcoming TROUBLE album, "Seven", tentatively due later in the year. Grohl, a longtime TROUBLE fan, will be returning the favor to TROUBLE frontman Eric Wagner, who recently recorded a guest appearance on one ...

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PROBOT Video Stars In High Demand

The co-founder of SuicideGirls.com, a popular web site that features "goth-punk ladies in sexy, skimpy photos and videos," recently spoke to AVN.com about being handpicked by Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA) to appear in the video for "Shake Your Blood" by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. "Dave came over to pick up some Suicide Girls swag ...

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HAMMERFALL Singer To Shoot Video Clip In February

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans began recording the vocals for his upcoming solo album, titled "Beyond the Gates", on January 15 with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN, RAGE). Charlie is also slated to mix the CD, which will be released under the CANS banner on April 26 through Sanctuary Records. Late February, the ...

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KOTIPELTO Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

KOTIPELTO, the Finnish band led by former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto, has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX BAL-SAGOTH BRAINSTORM BÖHSE ONKELZ CANNIBAL ...

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