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TIGERTAILZ Collaborating With ZAN CLAN Guitarist

TIGERTAILZ, the Welsh band that would prove to be Britain's only real serious contenders in the '80s glam rock stakes, are collaborating with Chris Laney (ZAN CLAN) for additional tracks for their forthcoming album. The group, who feature original members Steevi Jaimz (vocals) and Ace Finchum (drums), are scheduled to enter the studio in July ...

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THE BLACK HALOS: 'Alive Without Control' Details Revealed

Vancouver, Canada's THE BLACK HALOS will release their new full-length album, "Alive Without Control", on June 28 via Liquor and Poker Music. The long-awaited CD will be supported with national tour dates to be announced shortly. Radio promotion and marketing are being handled in-house. The label is distributed through Caroline. "Alive Without Control" was produced ...

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ROYAL ANGUISH Sign With Holland's FEAR DARK RECORDS

Florida-based extreme metal act ROYAL ANGUISH have inked a deal with Holland's Fear Dark. The group's first release for the label will be a limited-edition version of ROYAL ANGUISH's most recent EP, entitled "Tales of Sullen Eyes", tentatively due late summer. The EP was recorded at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida (HATE ETERNAL, INTO THE ...

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TWISTED SISTER Pull Out Of U.K.'s DEMOLITION BALL

TWISTED SISTER have cancelled their appearance at the Demolition Ball 2005, set to be held June 26 at the Newcastle Metro Arena in Newcastle, England. Commented the festival organizers: "Scheduling difficulties to fly the band from their German show [Bang Your Head festival] the previous night (Saturday) in time to perform at the Demolition Ball ...

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DRACONIAN Part Ways With Rhythm Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN have posted the following message on their official web site: "Due to other commitments and lack of time, rhythm guitarist Magnus Bergström a.k.a. Bergis, have taken a leave of absence for an indefinite period of time. Bergis has been the rhythm guitarist of DRACONIAN since October 1995. His fellow ...

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EDGUY: 'Superheroes' CD And DVD Detailed

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey, fellows, don't forget about the EP and the DVD to come out on September 5th. They are called 'Superheroes' and 'Superheroes – The DVD'. The title track will be the same on both, but the rest of the material ...

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BALLISTIC: Negotiating With Record Labels

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "First, I'm going to be a dad, finally! I had been working on it ever since Frankfurt last year and it finally took. Words can't express how excited I am. "We are currently shopping new deals and ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: DVD Tentatively Due In November

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are tentatively planning on releasing a DVD in November, according to Billboard.com. "We're still looking at what that could be, because we have so much archival footage," QOTSA frontman Josh Homme told Billboard.com earlier this year. "We allow people to tape and video our shows, so we have compiled stuff ...

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ZYKLON Hard At Work On New Material

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), are continuing work on the songs for their third album, "Disintegrate", and will record "as soon as the band feels that the material is ready and perfect," according to the group's label, Candlelight Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include ...

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DAN LILKER To DAVE MUSTAINE: 'Break Up MEGADETH And Pursue Your New Love For Jesus On Your Own'

NUCLEAR ASSAULT/ex-ANTHRAX bassist Dan Lilker has slammed MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine for threatening to pull out of several festival appearances in Greece and Israel because two of the support acts on the bill were "full-on Satanic" bands called ROTTING CHRIST and DISSECTION. Mustaine, who converted to Christianity several years ago, explained his position in a ...

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COLD RECORDS Launches 'Sister' Label

Sweden's Cold Records have started up a sister label, called Dental Records, with Daniel "Dudde" Strachal from Threeman Recordings. A homepage is on the way. The label will focus on signing metal bands who are well-known and have a back catalogue. The deals will be "lucrative" for Dental and the bands, according to a posting ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Daughter Gets The All-Clear

According to Mirror.co.uk, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's daughter Aimee has recovered from her breast cancer scare after doctors gave her the all clear. The 21-year-old pulled out of the West End production of "The Vagina Monologues" with her mother last month after having a lump removed. She flew back to Los Angeles with her mother ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: Gothenburg Show Was 'A Huge Success'

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Japan and South America await in the next weeks, and we can't wait to get back to these territories! There have been some changes to the Mexican, Chilean and Brazailian shows, so please check out the tour section for further ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD To Release First-Ever DVD In July

MUSHROOMHEAD have set a July 26 release date for their first-ever DVD, entitled "Mushroomhead: Volume 1". The disc will include the following: - Never-Before-Seen, Self-Produced Videos: * Before I Die * Kill Tomorrow * Becoming Cold (216) * The Dream is Over - Plus, the Videos For: * Solitaire/Unraveling * Sun Doesn't Rise * Along ...

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DEE SNIDER To Appear In Feature Film 'Deepwater'

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has a cameo role in the upcoming feature film "Deepwater". Written and directed by Dave "IronRoad" Marfield (the original creator of DeeSnider.com), the film will premiere next month at the Seattle International Film Festival. It's a modern "film noir" about delusion and murder, with a musical score by Charlie Clouser ...

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Another NINE INCH NAILS Album?

Launch Radio Networks reports: According to Trent Reznor, it won't be another six years before another NINE INCH NAILS album surfaces. In a forum on the band's official web site where Reznor and other members answer fan questions, a person named Lindsay asked, "You've talked about another album being released relatively soon. Can you tell ...

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STEVEN ADLER: Audio Interview Posted Online

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current ADLER'S APPETITE drummer Steven Adler recently spoke to Couzin Ed and Jacky Bam Bam of Philadelphia's 94.1 WYSP about VELVET REVOLVER and Adler dating Tommy Lee's sister back in the '80s. Listen to the interview at this location. ADLER'S APPETITE have reportedly recruited a relatively unknown singer ...

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JANET JACKSON Thought MARILYN MANSON Was 'The Devil'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Lisa-Marie Presley was forced to placate Janet Jackson at a high-profile party held for her former sister-in-law — because she was adamant guest Marilyn Manson was the "devil." The controversial shock rocker terrified Janet with his appearance, but the ex-wife of her troubled brother Michael greeted his presence with an entirely ...

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