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GWAR, FU MANCHU Sign With DRT ENTERTAINMENT

GWAR and FU MANCHU have both inked deals with DRT Entertainment, the independent label founded last year by senior music industry executives Derek Shulman, Ron Urban and Ted Green. GWAR's forthcoming follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" will mark the group's first release since leaving Metal Blade Records, who have issued all of the band's ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman To Open For BOB DYLAN

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick will be opening for Bob Dylan at Stormont Castle, Northern Ireland on June 26. Commented Ricky: "This is unbelievable to be sharing the same stage with the great man, a mile from where I was born and spent the first fifteen years of my life, the venue is also ...

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Former SOILENT GREEN Bassist Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Former SOILENT GREEN bassist Scott Williams was killed Monday night (April 26) in an apparent murder-suicide. Williams and his roommate were fighting just before midnight at a home they shared in the 600 block of Bannerwood Drive in Gretna, Louisiana, according to investigator sources cited by TheNewOrleansChannel.com. Neighbors heard gunshots and called police. When officers ...

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SIRENIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

SIRENIA, the Norwegian band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CREMATORY CRIMINAL ...

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KING'S X To Film West Hollywood Show For Upcoming DVD

KING'S X will be filming their May 23 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California for an upcoming DVD. In addition, the group will be recording various shows on the upcoming North American tour for a live album — a double-CD affair containing "lots of songs," according to an online posting from ...

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ICED EARTH: Tour Kick-Off Setlist Revealed

ICED EARTH kicked off their North American headlining tour Sunday night (April 18) in Cleveland, Ohio. The following was the group's setlist for the inaugural performance: 01. Star Spangled Banner 02. Declaration Day 03. Burning Times 04. Angels Holocaust 05. Vengeance Is Mine 06. Violate 07. Melancholy 08. Green Face 09. Red Baron 10. When ...

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FINNTROLL, RAWHEAD REXX Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

FINNTROLL, RAWHEAD REXX and EQULIBRIUM are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CREMATORY CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ...

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METALLICA Garner Three CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS Nominations

METALLICA have garnered three nominations at this year's California Music Awards, which are scheduled to be held June 6 from noon-6 p.m. at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall. The San Francisco-based heavy metal band are nominated for outstanding hard rock album ("St. Anger"), best guitarist (Kirk Hammett) and best ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Kick Off Two-Month U.S. Tour On May 13

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash has told Launch Radio Networks that the band will kick off their first nationwide tour on May 13 in St. Louis, Missouri. Dates and venues for the trek, which will run through July 22, could be announced as early as Tuesday (April 13). As previously reported, VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland ...

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SEPULTURA Singer Talks About Upcoming DVD

SEPULTURA vocalist Derrick Green was asked during a recent interview with Metal Invader of there are any plans for the group to record any more cover versions to be included on a tribute album in the near future. "I don't think we are gonna do any covers for a long time, 'cause we did a ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Metalogy' Box Set Pushed Back A Week

JUDAS PRIEST's much-anticipated four-disc box set, "Metalogy" (Sony Music/Legacy Records), will arrive in the U.S. and Canada on May 11 — one week later than the originally announced May 4 release date. Europe and Australia/New Zealand will receive the set on May 10 while Japan has scheduled a release on July 22. As previously reported, ...

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TED NUGENT To Be Featured On 'Celebrity Hobbies' Show

Paul Fletcher of the Jackson Citizen Patriot is reporting that Ted Nugent's bow hunting and shooting activities will be the subject of an upcoming episode of "Celebrity Hobbies", a show in its second season on the DYI Network. Each half-hour episode spotlights celebrities at home, in the studio or workshop as they share their hobbies. ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND To Release Three-Disc DVD/CD Set Through INSIDEOUT MUSIC

DEVIN TOWNSEND has gotten the "green light" from InsideOut Music to begin compiling "the sickest DEVIN TOWNSEND DVD ever." The three-disc set will reportedly consist of a complete THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND live performance, archive footage spanning Devin's entire career (including GREY SKIES and STEVE VAI material), animations from Konrad (who was responsible for the ...

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Former WHITE LION Singer To Tour Australia

According to MelodicRock.com, former WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp will be embarking on his second solo tour of Australia in April/May. Mike will be available to meet his fans after the performances for photos and sign autographs for them. He will also have available for the first time in this country his newly recorded double ...

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It's Official: BUCKETHEAD Quits GUNS N' ROSES!

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported here yesterday, guitarist Buckethead has officially left GUNS N' ROSES. According to MTV.com, Buckethead became fed up with GUNS' inability to complete an album or tour and stopped working the group late last year, his manager said. Although Buckethead appeared on the green carpet at the Grammy Awards last ...

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AEROSMITH To Tour Japan In July

AEROSMITH have lined up a Japanese tour following the completion of the U.S. leg of their "Honkin' On Bobo" trek in June. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 10 - Sapporo, JPN @ Sapporo Dome Jul. 13 - Osaka, JPN @ Osaka Dome Jul. 15 - Hiroshima, JPN @ Green Arena Jul. 17 ...

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GREEN CARNATION Singer Joins TRAIL OF TEARS

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS have posted the following message on their official web site: "We would like to inform [everyone] that after contributing on the last two albums, Kjetil Nordhus of GREEN CARNATION is now officially a full-time member of TRAIL OF TEARS! We are thrilled to announce that Kjetil will be with us both ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION, THERION, IN EXTREMO, TRISTANIA Confirmed For Germany's M'ERA LUNA Festival

WITHIN TEMPTATION, THERION, IN EXTREMO and TRISTANIA have been officially confirmed for this year's M'era Luna festival, set to take place August 7-8 at Flugplatz Drispenstedt in Hildesheim, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: WOLFSHEIM LACRIMOSA WITHIN TEMPTATION COVENANT IN EXTREMO L'AME IMMORTELLE ANNE CLARK ...

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LINKIN PARK/KORN Tour Dates Announced

LINKIN PARK, KORN, SNOOP DOGG and THE USED will be teaming up for this year's Projekt Revolution 2004 Tour beginning on July 23 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 23 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center Jul. 24 - Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheatre Jul. 26 - Clarkston, MI - DTE ...

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GREEN CARNATION: European Dates Announced

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), have lined up the following European dates during the coming months: May 06 – Dublin, IRE @ TBA (acoustic show) May 08 – Dublin, IRE @ TBA May 09 – Belfast, IRE @ TBA May 29 – Leipzig, GER @ Wave ...

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ANVIL: Bonus DVD Track Listing Revealed

ANVIL have announced the track listing for the bonus live DVD which will accompany their new album, "Back to Basics", due in Europe on March 29 through Massacre Records. The DVD footage was reportedly recorded live during the band's appearance at Wacken Open Air 1998 and contains a "45-minute performance of pure ANVIL power." DVD ...

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