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ANTHRAX Part With SANCTUARY RECORDS, Pursue Other Options

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the band have ended their brief association with Sanctuary Records before they'd released even a single album through the label. However, the group are currently involved in negotiations with another record company and things are "working out just fine", said Ian. Although speculation has run rampant ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Issue Long-Awaited DVD In September

MOTÖRHEAD will issue their long-awaited DVD, entitled Boneshaker, on September 3rd, according to the group's official web site. A recorded document of the band's 25-year-anniversary party (filmed with eight cameras in Dolby 5.1. sound), which took place at London's Brixton Academy nearly two years ago, the DVD features guest appearances by ex-MOTÖRHEAD/FASTWAY guitarist "Fast" Eddie ...

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SEPULTURA: "Under A Pale Grey Sky" Final Track Listing Unveiled

SEPULTURA's forthcoming live album, Under A Pale Grey Sky, is set for a September 17th release through Roadrunner Records. A recorded document of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy in London on ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY, ICE-T To Appear On WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album

MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and ICE-T are the latest artists scheduled to contribute to an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. As previously reported, the as-yet-untitled LP is spearheaded by Henry Rollins and will feature guest vocalists singing tunes originally recorded by the hardcore veteran's previous band, BLACK FLAG. So far ...

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SEPULTURA To Issue "Under A Pale Grey Sky" In August

SEPULTURA's forthcoming live album has been re-dubbed Under a Pale Grey Sky, according to Roadrunner Records, who are scheduled to issue the effort on August 27th. A recorded document of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took ...

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Greece's ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL Cancelled!

Greece's much-anticipated Rockwave Festival, previously scheduled to be held on July 1-3 at the Athens Horse Training Park (KEIPP) in Athens, has been officially cancelled. The event, which was set to include appearances by SLAYER, DREAM THEATER, HALFORD, IN FLAMES, JAG PANZER, MOTÖRHEAD, NEVERMORE, OPETH, PARADISE LOST, and RUNNING WILD, was called off due to ...

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KISS Added To Upcoming RAMONES Tribute CD

KISS have been added to the list of artists appearing on the forthcoming RAMONES tribute album, We're a Happy Family. KISS will reportedly cover either "Rock & Roll High School" or "Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio?" , according to ROB ZOMBIE, who is acting as one of the album's co-producers.. Due to be ...

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GAMMA RAY Announce European Dates

GAMMA RAY have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jun. 18 - Rome, ITA @ Valle Giulia (w/MOTÖRHEAD) Jun. 19 - Turin, ITA @ Palastampa (w/MOTÖRHEAD) Jun. 20 - Venice, ITA @ Marcon Sport Area (w/MOTÖRHEAD) Jun. 28 - Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Jun. 30 - Moscow, RUS @ Long ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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RAMONES Tribute Changes Title

According to the official web site of MARILYN MANSON, the upcoming RAMONES tribute album, to which MANSON has contributed a cover "The KKK Took My Baby Away", will be titled Ramones Forever and not We're A Happy Family, as previously reported. Due to be issued in August through DV8/Columbia Records, Ramones Forever will contain additional ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Has Trademark Hat Stolen At San Francisco Concert, Hat's Return Is Requested

Legendary heavy metal trio MOTÖRHEAD played Club Townsend in San Francisco, CA, on Friday, May 17, 2002, as part of its U.S. tour to promote the Metal-Is/Sanctuary CD "Hammered" and, unfortunately, the distinctive hat owned and worn by vocalist/bass guitarist Lemmy was stolen from the backstage area. The theft occurred during a 30-minute window between ...

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Original MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Issues Solo CD

Original MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Larry Wallis (who was in the group between May 1975 and February 1976) has issued a new solo CD entitled Death In The Guitarfternoon. For more information on this release, click here. In related news, current MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell will be joining one of L.A.'s newest bands, DARK32, as ...

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SKINDRED Push Back CD Release Date, Announce Opening Act For UK Tour

Welsh raga/metal outfit SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have pushed back the European release date of their debut CD, entitled Babylon, to June 3rd through RCA/BMG Records. Babylon was produced by Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and mixed by Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS, FEAR FACTORY). Prior to the release of ...

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220 VOLT To Play Warm-Up Show Ahead Of SWEDEN ROCK Appearance

Veteran Swedish hard rockers 220 VOLT will play a warm-up show for their appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival on Friday, May 17th in a village called Hackås, near the band's hometown of Östersund. As previously reported, 220 VOLT will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the release of their first single, "Prisoner Of War"/"Sauron", ...

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THE RAMONES Tribute CD: One Big "Happy Family"

We're A Happy Family is the title of the forthcoming THE RAMONES tribute CD which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for an August release through DV8/Columbia Records. Among the tracks completed for the album so far are the following: MARILYN MANSON - "The KKK Took My Baby Away" ...

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SEPULTURA: Live In Curitiba

SEPULTURA performed a headlining show in Curitiba, Brazil on Friday, May 3rd and once again gave the fans an opportunity to hear a brand new cut, tentatively titled "Corrupted", which will appear on the band's next studio album, due in early 2003. Here is the group's set list from Friday's performance: 01. Troops of Doom ...

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GAMMA RAY's HENJO RICHTER Turns Down HELLOWEEN Offer

GAMMA RAY guitarist Henjo Richter will not be accepting HELLOWEEN's offer to join the latter band as a replacement for the departed Roland Grapow, according to GAMMA RAY's record label Sanctuary/Metal-Is Records. As you may recall, Richter had been holding discussions with HELLOWEEN mainman Michael Weikath about joining the latter act, but has now apparently ...

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VOIVOD Crush Hamilton In First Official Reunion Gig

VOIVOD performed the following tracks during their first official reunion show with vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), which took place last night at Sonic Unyon in Hamilton, Ontario: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice 04. Tribal Convictions 05. The Prow 06. Nuclear War 07. Brain Scan 08. Order of the Black ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock festival, which is scheduled to take place in Burgum, Holland on Saturday, June 22nd. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at the event is as follows: MOTÖRHEAD KREATOR OVERKILL ARCH ENEMY WITHIN TEMPTATION D.R.I. AGNOSTIC FRONT DESTROYER 666 ...

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SYSTEMATIC Enlist P.O.D. Producer For Sophomore Album

San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC, now featuring former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, have enlisted Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., MOTÖRHEAD, SEPULTURA) to produce the group's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which is tentatively due to be recorded in July. So far, the band have written 22-23 songs for the upcoming release and will likely track the effort at ...

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OVERKILL Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

OVERKILL are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock festival, which is scheduled to take place in Burgum, Holland on Saturday, June 22nd. Also set to appear at the event are MOTÖRHEAD, WITHIN TEMPTATION, D.R.I., AGNOSTIC FRONT, DESTROYER 666, TRISTANIA and IMMORTAL. More acts will be announced shortly. (Thanks:

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SWEDEN ROCK 2002: Final Line-Up Announced

The following is a complete list of acts (in alphabetical order) confirmed to appear at this year's Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden: 220 VOLT BRUCE DICKINSON CANDLEMASS DAMNED NATION DESTINY DOC HOLLIDAY DORO DREAM EVIL EVERGREY FATAL SMILE FIVE FIFTEEN ...

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