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CHEVELLE Sidelined By Hand Injury

Launch Radio Networks reports: CHEVELLE bassist Dean Bernardini has injured his left hand, forcing the band to pull out of several of its upcoming dates with NICKELBACK and HOOBASTANK. The trio will miss a late June show and all of its July gigs, returning to the tour on August 9 in Denver, Colorado. Drummer Sam ...

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BLOODSIMPLE To Record New Album In The Summer

BLOODSIMPLE guitarist Mike Kennedy (ex-VISION OF DISORDER) has issued the following update: "We are home and I'm writing to your from good ol' crooklyn NY. Working out some mean material for the new record. The new tunes are sounding killer so far and we should be hitting the studio in the summer to start tracking ...

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A DOZEN FURIES Call It Quits

A DOZEN FURIES, who won a highly coveted tour spot on Ozzfest 2005 after beating out North Carolina's CYNDER (now CYN) in MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest" finale, have officially called it quits. The group's drummer, Mike Miller, has issued the following statement on the matter: "There really is no point in drawing this out longer ...

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FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES Deny Breakup Rumors, Plan New CD, Tour

Despite rumors to the contrary, Long Island, New York's FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES have not broken up. Instead, the band are currently writing material for their next album and will perform as part of the Warped Tour package beginning mid-June. Drummer/singer Francis Mark has issued the following statement via the band's official web site: "It's ...

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LACUNA COIL: Acoustic Performances/Signing Sessions Announced

Italy's LACUNA COIL have lined up the following acoustic performances and in-store signings during the coming weeks: Saturday, April 8: Borders #554 4718 N. Broadway Ave Chicago, IL 60640 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Acoustic set (3 songs); signing to follow acoustic set Store #: (773) 334-7338 / Fax (773) 334-8354 Sunday, April 9: Borders ...

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OZZFEST 2006: Official Lineup Announced

Ozzfest.com has released the official lineup for this year's Ozzfest. It is as follows: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE SYSTEM OF A DOWN DISTURBED TBA** HATEBREED LACUNA COIL **Major main-stage band to be announced on May 23 Second Stage: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ATREYU UNEARTH BLEEDING THROUGH NORMA JEAN Second Stage (rotating): A LIFE ONCE LOST STRAPPING ...

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LACUNA COIL Debut Eight 'Karmacode' Songs At London Show

Italy's LACUNA COIL premiered no less than eight songs off their upcoming "Karmacode" album — including first single, "Our Truth", and the DEPECHE MODE cover "Enjoy the Silence" — during their one-off performance at the Forum in London, England on March 5. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. TightRope 02. Fragile* 03. Self Deception ...

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SOULS HARBOR Sign With CRASH MUSIC

Crash Music, Inc. has announced the signing of South Carolina metal act SOULS HARBOR to a four-album deal. SOULS HARBOR is a five-piece band all hailing from different parts of the U.S. that formed in late 2000 when they all met in the military. With a blend of heavy guitars and hook laden melodies, their ...

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HELMET Sign To WARCON ENTERPRISES

One of the leading post-hardcore/punk labels in the industry today, Warcon Enterprises has announced that it has signed the forefathers of the genre, HELMET. Under the deal, HELMET will release a new album which is slated for early summer 2006 and has confirmed that they will headline this year's Warped Tour. According to Page Hamilton, ...

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LACUNA COIL: 'Our Truth' Single Details Revealed

Century Media Records has confirmed the details of the "Our Truth" single, due out on March 6 and March 13 in Europe and the U.K., respectively. Three different versions of the single will be made available: Single#1: 01. Our Truth (radio edit) 02. Unspoken (studio acoustic version, taken from the "Comalies" Deluxe 2CD) Single#2 - ...

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CHEVELLE At Work On New Album, Confirm New Bassist

Launch Radio Networks reports: CHEVELLE has posted a message at its official web site, ChevelleInc.com, saying that the band is currently writing and recording material for its fourth album. No other details on the project were made available. A spokesperson has told Launch that frontman Pete Loeffler and drummer Sam Loeffler have chosen their brother-in-law, ...

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BODY COUNT Lined Up For OZZFEST 2006?

Jesse Hayes of the Cleveland radio station WMMS 100.7 FM announced on Tuesday, January 31 during his daily "Buzzard Rock Report" segment that BODY COUNT — the heavy metal band fronted by rapper/actor Ice T — will be performing at this year's Ozzfest. You can download the 80-second "Buzzard Rock Report" audio clip/podcast at

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BUCKCHERRY: More North American Tour Dates Announced

Reunited Los Angeles hard rockers BUCKCHERRY have scheduled more North American dates during January/February. They itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jan. 28 - The Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Jan. 31 - Fat Cat's - Modesto, CA Feb. 02 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA Feb. 03 - Big Easy - Boise, ID ...

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DISTURBED Frontman: 'We Are Confirmed For OZZFEST'

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has revealed that the band have been confirmed to appear on this summer's Ozzfest heavy metal festival tour. Speaking to Jolene of Seattle's 99.9 KISW on January 7, Draiman said of the band's upcoming touring plans, "It looks like at this point that we are confirmed for Ozzfest this summer, so ...

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LACUNA COIL Frontwoman Is 'Excited' About ROB ZOMBIE Tour

LACUNA COIL will embark on a massive six-week U.S. tour this March direct support to ROB ZOMBIE. This trek, which kicks off in mid-March and runs through early May, will be the group’s first stateside run in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Karmacode", which is set for an April 4 release. It will ...

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BUCKCHERRY: North American Dates Scheduled

Reunited Los Angeles hard rockers BUCKCHERRY have scheduled the following North American dates during January/February: Jan. 28 - The Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Jan. 31 - Fat Cat's - Modesto, CA Feb. 02 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA Feb. 03 - Big Easy - Boise, ID Feb. 04 - Big Easy - ...

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LACUNA COIL: New Single 'Our Truth' Posted Online

LACUNA COIL's new single, "Our Truth", which appears on the "Underworld: Evolution" soundtrack, can be previewed in full at AOL Music (select "Underworld" from the list of choices at the top and scroll down to LACUNA COIL). The soundtrack, which being released today (January 10), features additional selections from PUSCIFER (Maynard Keenan's [TOOL, ...

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LACUNA COIL: Complete 'Karmacode' Details Revealed

LACUNA COIL are set to release their latest full-length effort, "Karmacode", on April 4 via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to their acclaimed commercial breakthrough album, "Comalies", was produced by Waldemar Sorychta and LACUNA COIL in Germany and Italy while the album was both mixed by Ronald Prent (RAMMSTEIN, H.I.M., IRON MAIDEN) and ...

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A DOZEN FURIES Tapped To Open Select Dates For DISTURBED

A DOZEN FURIES, who won a highly coveted tour spot on Ozzfest 2005 after beating out North Carolina's CYNDER (now CYN) in MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest" finale, have been tapped to open the remaining dates of the first leg of DISTURBED's Jägermeister Music Tour after current opener CORROSION OF CONFORMITY finishes on December 14. The ...

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BUCKCHERRY: 'Crazy Bitch' Video Posted Online

Reunited Los Angeles hard rockers BUCKCHERRY have uploaded their video for the track "Crazy Bitch" at this location. Directed by Ulf Buddensieck (NICKELBACK, BUSH, CHEVELLE, SWITCHFOOT), the video was shot at the Key Club and cast primarily through an open call on MySpace, resulting in a "wild, sexy video that harkens back to ...

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STAIND, P.O.D., TAPROOT Gear Up For 'Fall Brawl' Tour

Flip/Atlantic recording group STAIND has weighed in with the announcement of a major headlining U.S. tour, dubbed the "Fall Brawl". The cross-country trek will find the band joining forces with Atlantic labelmates P.O.D. and TAPROOT, plus Texas rockers FLYLEAF, for what promises to be one of the season's most electrifying events. The itinerary is slated ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, VELVET REVOLVER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Tweeter Center City/State: Tinley Park, Ill. Date: Aug. 27, 2005 Attendance: 13,069 Capacity: 28,644 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake City/State: Burgettstown, Pa. Date: Aug. ...

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