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LINKIN PARK, KORN To Tour Together

LINKIN PARK, KORN, SNOOP DOGG and two other artists to be confirmed at a later date will be teaming up for the third Projekt Revolution tour, according to Billboard.com. Projekt Revolution will play amphitheaters from late July into September. LINKIN PARK's "Meteora" (Warner Bros.) debuted last March at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and ...

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PAPA ROACH Announce Short Run Of Live Dates

PAPA ROACH have announced five shows leading up to their appearance at the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) next month. Support at all dates will come from DIE TRYING and STILLLIFE PROJECTOR. The dates are as follows: Mar. 12 - Reno, NV The @ New Oasis Mar. 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Huntridge ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Jailed In Sex Case

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer David Holland was jailed for eight years Friday (Feb. 13) for the attempted rape of a special needs teenager, according to the Times Online. Holland was convicted of one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault on the 17-year-old boy at the star's rural Northamptonshire. The youngster had ...

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SENTENCED Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Finland's SENTENCED 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 CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY FLESHCRAWL FRAGMENTS ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Metalogy' Box Set Details Officially Revealed

JUDAS PRIEST have announced the details of their four-disc box set, "Metalogy", due on May 4 through Sony Music/Legacy Records. The 65-song collection comprises hits, favorites, B-sides and rarities recorded by the veteran heavy metal act between 1972 and 2002, according to Billboard.com. The box will include a full-color book with the band's discography and ...

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UNIDA Finish Recording Song For HIGH TIMES Compilation

UNIDA, the California-based band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, have finished recording a song for the compilation CD being released through High Times Records. The album, titled "High Volume: The Stoner Rock Collection", is expected to surface around April 20 and will feature such other artists as CLUTCH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, MONSTER MAGNET, NEBULA, ...

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SOILENT GREEN To Record New Album In March

SOILENT GREEN are planning on entering the studio in March/April to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late summer through Relapse Records. An extensive tour will be lunched immediately following the completion of the album's recording sessions. In other news, SOILENT GREEN's split seven-inch single with EYEHATEGOD is now available in a limited-edition run ...

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GREEN CARNATION Film Polish Gigs For Upcoming DVD

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), filmed two shows in Poland last month for an upcoming DVD. More information will be made available soon. GREEN CARNATION recently started making pre-production demos of new songs for a new studio album which they plan to record beginning in late ...

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Argentine Tribute To KYUSS To Surface In Late February

Argentine label Dias de Garage Records, home to such acts as BUFFALO and DRAGONAUTA, will be issuing a tribute CD to the stoner legends KYUSS in late February. The as-yet-untitled album, which features an all-Argentine cast, will contain the following tracks, among others: 01. NATAS – "Allen's Wrench" 02. BUFFALO - "Oddysey 03. TAURA - ...

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FEAR FACTORY: New Tour Report Posted Online

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "Aussie, aussie, aussie! OI, OI, OI!!! "The Big Day Out in Melbourne had the biggest turn-out on record. The grounds were teaming with people, like army ants en masse. It was really something to see. We went ...

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RELAPSE RECORDS Announces 'Contamination Tour 2004'

Relapse Records has announced plans for the "Contamination Tour 2004", a 14-city tour comprised completely of acts on the label's burgeoning roster. The two-week jaunt is the first of several planned 2004 Relapse label tours and begins March 12 in Salt Lake City, UT, running through March 28 in San Francisco, CA. The tour will ...

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METALLICA And LINKIN PARK Confirmed To Headline DOWNLOAD 2004

The organizers of the U.K.'s Download Festival have confirmed that METALLICA and LINKIN PARK will headline this year's event. LINKIN PARK will top the bill at Donington on 5 June, while METALLICA will close the festivities the following day. Due to the success of last year's debut Download Festival, Download will be going on the ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Complete New Video: Photos Available

MY DYING BRIDE have finished shooting the video for the song "The Prize Of Beauty". An eagerly awaited return to film for the band, the clip was shot over two days using the famous Rio's nightclub in Bradford as a studio. Using one of the band's massive backdrops, the main dancing space of the club ...

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HYPOCRISY, SONATA ARCTICA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

HYPOCRISY and SONATA ARCTICA 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 CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Guilty Of Attempted Rape

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland has been convicted of trying to rape a special needs youngster, according to the BBC News. Holland was also found guilty of five charges of indecently assaulting the teenager. The musician, who played with JUDAS PRIEST in the 1970s and 1980s, was convicted of the charges at Northampton Crown ...

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VINTERSORG, BESEECH Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

VINTERSORG and BESEECH are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 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 CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY FLESHCRAWL ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS To Enter Studio In March

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS will enter Dub Studio on March 1 with producer Endre Kirkesola (GREEN CARNATION, BLOOD RED THRONE) to begin recording their fourth, as-yet-untitled album. The band expect to spend 8-10 weeks recording the follow-up to 2002's "A New Dimension of Might", tentatively due this summer through Napalm Records. As previously reported, TRAIL ...

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MÖRK GRYNING Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM EVERGREY ...

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GREEN CARNATION Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM BUSTA ...

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AEROSMITH, CHEAP TRICK Confirm North American Tour

AEROSMITH have confirmed that they will be embarking on a 40-date North American tour with support from CHEAP TRICK. According to Billboard.com, the trek will begin March 11 in Lubbock, Texas, and will wrap June 28 in Cleveland. Venues have yet to be announced. As previously reported, AEROSMITH will also headline the Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

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ANATHEMA Set U.S. Release Date For 'A Natural Disaster'

ANATHEMA have set a February 24 U.S. release date through KOCH Records/Music For Nations for their seventh studio album, "A Natural Disaster". The follow-up to 2001's "A Fine Day to Exit" was recorded and mixed at Parkgate Studios near Hastings, U.K. (except for two songs, which were mixed in Nottingham at Electric Mayhem) and was ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Set U.S. Release Date For New Album

MY DYING BRIDE have set a March 9 U.S. release date through Peaceville Records for their eighth album, "Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light". Recorded at Academy Studios under the watchful eye of Mags, "Songs of Darkness, Words of Light" features what is possibly the six-piece band's most commercial song to date — the graceful ...

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PAPA ROACH Select Mixer For New Album

PAPA ROACH will be heading back to Los Angeles this week to begin mixing their new album with Chris Lord-Alge. Chris' credits include BAD RELIGION, BILLY TALENT, GLASSJAW, GREEN DAY, IMA ROBOT, MxPx, P.O.D., and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy" — which is expected to be titled either "Dancing ...

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TROUBLE Singer Talks About New Songs, Being Screwed Over By Records Labels

TROUBLE frontman Eric Wagner recently spoke to Metal-Rules.com about the group's much-anticipated follow-up to 1995's "Plastic Green Head", tentatively due in late 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Asked if the forthcoming CD, titled "Seven", will continue in the same direction as its predecessor, or if it will represent an "updated" version of TROUBLE, Wagner said, ...

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Report: OZZY OSBOURNE's Early Home Up For Sale

James Carteledge of ic Birmingham is reporting that a rural retreat once owned by Ozzy Osbourne is up for a sale at £475,000 (approximately $840,000). Ozzy lived at Bullrush Cottage in Ranton Green, near Stafford, with his first wife Thelma Mayfair more than 20 years ago and now current owners Phillipa and Roland Stigwood are ...

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