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CAGE Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

San Diego, California heavy metal band CAGE have been confirmed for the first-ever Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The complete lineup for the festival so far is as follows: TWISTED SISTER DIO DOKKEN QUIET RIOT SHAMAN HATEBREED CAGE ...

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TITANIA: Audio Sample Posted Online

TITANIA (photo), the new band featuring former VIXEN drummer Roxy Petrucci and her sister Maxine, have posted an audio sample of the title cut from their forthcoming self-titled debut album at this location (Windows Media, 1.16 MB). The song includes a special guest appearance by former MR. BIG/DAVID LEE ROTH bassist ...

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BALLISTIC Guitarist Suffers 'Mini-Stroke', Undergoes Surgery

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Well, I had a mini-stroke about 3 weeks ago (T.I.A.); Turns out its tied to a hole between the left and right atria of the heart (medical term 'Patent Foraman Ovale') and it shunts unprocessed blood away ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Former Maid In Theft Row

DailyRecord.co.uk is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne's former housekeeper has been charged with stealing from his L.A. mansion. His daughter Kelly's underwear and an £18,056 diamond ring belonging to her sister Aimee are alleged to have been pinched by Juana Zavala, 52. Zavala's husband Jamie claims the rocker's wife, Sharon, assaulted her over the ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Guitarist Records 'Insane Version' Of L.A. GUNS Classic

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION/ex-L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns has collaborated with singer Stella Soleil (a.k.a. Sister Soleil) on "an insane version" of the L.A. GUNS classic "Ballad of Jane". Contributing additional lead vocals to the track will be BACKYARD BABIES frontman Nicke Borg. In addition, Guns and Soleil have completed a Christmas song together called "Wrap ...

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HATEBREED Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

HATEBREED have been added to the lineup of artists performing at the first-ever Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held November 13 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Mexico. Also confirmed to appear at the one-day event are TWISTED SISTER, DIO, DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT and SHAMAN. More confirmations will be announced soon. Tickets for ...

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'Battle For Ozzfest': More Details Revealed

According to DailyBreeze.com, "Battle for Ozzfest", premiering Monday (Oct. 25) on MTV, represents the Osbournes' attempt to steer Ozzy's career away from TV and back to music, where his long-term legacy lay. In "Battle for Ozzfest", eight metal bands selected from hundreds compete for a coveted main-stage slot on the entire Ozzfest tour ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Schedules TV Appearances

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is confirmed to make rounds on a string of upcoming television programs to promote the Halloween season as well as his current project VAN HELSING'S CURSE, now on the road. Dee's schedule of appearance currently consists of: Wednesday, October 20 (9:30am -11am) - LIVE NBC 10: "The 10! Show" (Philadelphia) ...

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KONKHRA: Putting 'Heavy' Back In Heavy Metal

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have issued the following update on their current activities: "We are ready to record the first 4-5 songs for the new album. This time we will record the songs as they get done, and next Friday we are entering Starstruck studio in Copenhagen to lay down the drums for these new ...

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HAWTHORN Confirmed For Sweden's HALLOWEEN METAL FEST

Swedish death metallers HAWTHORN have been confirmed for Halloween Metal Fest on November 6 at Musikenhus in Gothenburg, Sweden. Headlining the event will be NOTRE DAME, the Swedish band featuring drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL), and long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY. Additional support will come from SIN SISTER. Anders Iwers ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH: 'The Conjoined' Track Listing Revealed

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have announced the complete track listing for their second full-length CD, "The Conjoined", due in early 2005 through Karmageddon Media. The follow-up to last year's "A ...

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TNT Singer To Begin Work On Solo Album

TNT singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey everyone. Hope you had a great summer. It's been a crazy couple of years. I thought I would start off with a recap and bring you all up to date. "In 2002 I released what will likely be the last of ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Tour Kick-Off Reviewed

Bill White of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviewed the opening-night performance of QUEENSRŸCHE's fall 2004/winter 2005 tour, which took place on Tuesday (Oct. 5) at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. "In 1988, 'Operation: Mindcrime' was a wake-up call to a narcoleptic society on the edge of a totalitarian abyss," he wrote. "QUEENSRŸCHE's concept album ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Acquire New Singer, Announce Tour Dates

MUSHROOMHEAD have tapped singer Waylon from North Carolina-based 3 QUARTERS DEAD to replace J. Mann, who left the band in late August. The group will embark on a short run of dates during the coming weeks before hitting the studio early next year to begin recording a new album. Upcoming MUSHROOMHEAD shows: Oct. 17 - ...

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8THSIN To Release Debut Album This Month

8THSIN, the new project led by IT (a.k.a. Tony Särkkä, WAR, ABRUPTUM, OPHTHTALAMIA, VONDUR), will release their debut album, "Sinners Inc.", on October 25 via Black Lodge Records. "Sinners Inc." was recorded and mixed at Sin Studios by Michael Bohlin and was mastered at Polar Studios by Henrik Jonsson. "Sinners Inc." track listing: 01. Karaoke ...

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ANTISEEN To Release New Album This Month

North Carolina punk legends ANTISEEN will release their new album, "Bad Will Ambassadors" in late October. The band have scheduled their annual "Antiseen Halloween" show for October 29 in Charlotte, NC and plan to officially release the new album on the same night. The album was produced by Jamie Hoover at Hooverrama Studios and contains ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer Schedules VAN HELSING'S CURSE Signing Session

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will be promoting his classical/rock music project, VAN HELSING'S CURSE, with a signing session at Halloween Scene, located at Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY on Sunday, October 3. More information is available at www.halloweenscene.com. VAN HELSING'S CURSE's debut album, "Oculus Infernum", released last Halloween through KOCH Records, ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Tribute Album Due Next Spring

Metallic Archangel Records is putting together a "true metal" tribute to LIZZY BORDEN, entitled "Baptized in Blood". Bands confirmed to appear on the CD so far are FAITH FACTOR (featuring DEADLY BLESSING vocalist Ski), MYSTIC FORCE and BLACK WIDOW. Other acts currently in talks about contributing to the album include TWISTED TOWER DIRE, ICARUS WITCH ...

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