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VOIVOD Rumored To Support MOTÖRHEAD, Former Frontman Completes Work On New Demo

The current line-up of VOIVOD—featuring returning vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger), but presumably without recording bassist Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA)—are strongly rumored to be opening for MOTÖRHEAD at the latter band's headlining shows in Toronto, Ontario at Kool Haus (formerly The Warehouse) on April 27th and in Montreal, Quebec at Le Medley on April 28th. It ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

In what appears to be a conscious attempt to play every European summer festival in existence, IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON has now been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For WALDROCK FESTIVAL

MOTÖRHEAD have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock Festival, which is scheduled to take place e in Burgum, Holland on Saturday, June 22nd. Also set to appear at the event are WITHIN TEMPTATION and D.R.I. More acts will be announced shortly. ...

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RAMONES Tribute Album: More Details Revealed

More information has surfaced regarding the upcoming RAMONES tribute album, which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for a late 2002 release. The following tracks are known to have thus far completed for the CD: MARILYN MANSON - "The KKK Took My Baby Away" MOTORHEAD - "Rockaway Beach" STATIC-X ...

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UNLEASHED Cover VENOM Classic On Upcoming CD

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have covered the VENOM classic "Black Metal"—re-dubbed "Death Metal"—on their comeback release, entitled Hell's Unleashed, which is due to be issued on April 29th through Century Media Records. UNLEASHED have also tracked a version of MOTORHEAD's "Ace Of Spades" during the aforementioned recording sessions, although it's not presently unclear if this ...

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RAMONES Tribute Album Nearing Completion

MARILYN MANSON, STATIC-X, ROB ZOMBIE, MOTORHEAD and the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have finished recording their contributions to the upcoming RAMONES tribute album, which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for a late 2002 release. STATIC-X reportedly covered "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment", while ROB ZOMBIE tracked a version of ...

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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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More MORBID ANGEL/MOTORHEAD Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the upcoming MORBID ANGEL/MOTORHEAD US tour. They are as follows: Apr. 19 - Nations - Washington, DC May 02 - Royal Oaks Music Theater - Royal Oaks, MI May 07 - Otto's - Dekalb, IL May 08 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL ...

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SKINDRED Push Back CD Release Date, Announce European Tour

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have pushed back the release date of their debut full-length CD, entitled Heavyweight System, to mid-May through BMG Records. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and mixed by Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS), Heavyweight System's release will be preceded ...

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TED NUGENT Confirmed For Sweden Rock

TED NUGENT is the latest artist to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of acts currently confirmed for the festival is as follows: TED NUGENT MOTÖRHEAD HALFORD SAXON STATUS ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For Sweden Rock!

MOTÖRHEAD is the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. MOTÖRHEAD's performance at Sweden Rock festival will reportedly be the group's only European live appearance during the spring/summer of 2002. ...

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MOTORHEAD Get "Hammered"!

MOTORHEAD have set Hammered as the title of their forthcoming studio album, which is due to be issued on April 8th in Europe (through SPV/Steamhammer Records) and April 9th in North America. Recorded in Los Angeles, California by Bob Kulick and Bob Marlette, Hammered will feature the following track listing: 01. Shut Your Mouth 02. ...

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Abigail II: The Revenge - KING DIAMOND

Having been a huge fan of MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND's recorded output from the earliest days of the two bands' respective careers, I am more than a little perplexed by the path mainman King Diamond has chosen to follow during most of the '90s and going into the 21st century. Whereas MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND's ...

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SKINDRED To Issue "Heavyweight System" In April

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have completed the recording sessions for their upcoming debut album, entitled Heavyweight System, at a Los Angeles studio with producer Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and are currently mixing the effort with Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS). An April release through BMG Records in ...

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ELEGY's Parry Speaks Out On "Pain", Records ZEPPELIN Cover

Dutch prog-metallers ELEGY are still hard at work on the material for the band's ninth CD, entitled Principles Of Pain, which is scheduled to be recorded during the next couple of months in Madrid, Spain for for release via Marquee Records in Japan and Asia in April, and Locomotive Music in the rest of the ...

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PROBOT's Dave Grohl: Lemmy Is God!

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl (ex-NIRVANA) recently posted a message on the band's site describing the experience of working with MOTORHEAD mastermind Lemmy on a song called "Shake Your Blood", which will appear on an upcoming album by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. In his diary message, Grohl makes obvious his clear admiration for the rock'n'roll ...

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BROKEN HOPE To Record New CD In January

Illinois death metallers BROKEN HOPE have amicably parted ways with Martyr Music Group and are currently seeking a new record label. "The album has been written since last spring and we are eager to finally get it recorded," guitarist Brian Griffin commented. According to the group's official web site, drummer Jeff Bumgardner has re-located to ...

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ANGRA To Record New EP, ZEPPELIN Cover!

Brazil's ANGRA will enter the studio in January with producer Dennis Ward to record a brand new EP, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued in early May. During the sessions, the band will lay down their cover of LED ZEPPELIN's Kashmir for an upcoming LED ZEPPELIN tribute CD, which is due to be issued ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Nov 15, 2001

The reunited CANDLEMASS—featuring bassist/mainman Leif Edling, vocalist Messiah Marcolin, guitarist Lars Johansson, guitarist Matts 'Mappe' Bjorkman, and drummer Jan Lindh—have officially been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. As originally hinted here on September 26th ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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Archive News Oct 08, 2001

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will be performing a headlining show at Slim's in San Francisco on December 14th. Support will come from SKINLAB. Other opening acts will be announced shortly.


Former DARK ANGEL/DREAMS OF DAMNATION guitarist Jim Durkin has joined the reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX. ...

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Archive News Sep 18, 2001

In what is yet another Roadrunner Records first, SLIPKNOT will be gracing the cover of the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which is due to hit the newsstands this Friday, September 21st.


ENTOMBED's brand new studio opus, entitled Morning Star, will be released through Koch Entertainment in the US ...

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Archive News Sep 17, 2001 - update 2

Sweden's MARDUK have announced the updated itinerary for their upcoming American trek. The dates are as follows:

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Oct. 05 - Aurora, IL @ Riley's

Oct. 06 - St Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl

Oct. 07 - St Paul, MN @ The Lab

Oct. 09 ...

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