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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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JEFF KOLLMAN BAND: European Tour Announced

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY) has set an October 1 release date through Marmaduke Records for "Bleeding the Soul", the debut album from his latest venture, JKB (JEFF KOLLMAN BAND), also featuring former EDWIN DARE bandmate, bassist Kevin Chown, and drummer Charlie Waymire (EGH, SPEAK NO EVIL). Copies can be pre-ordered now via www.jeffkollman.com. ...

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THE 69 EYES: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have revealed the track listing of their new album, entitled "Devils", tentatively due this fall through EMI/Virgin Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Paris Kills" was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED) and Johnny Lee Michaels and will be preceded by a single containing the album's title cut. "We worked ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist: We Didn't Re-Record 'Stay Hungry' To Get Back At Anybody

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French has spoken to Wisconsin-Music.com about the group's decision to re-record their classic "Stay Hungry" album for re-release under the new title "Still Hungry". Asked about producer Tom Werman's remarks regarding the group's reasons for re-recording the album, French replied, "There's no point in continuing on with this. ...

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NOTRE DAME, DESTINY To Team Up For Sweden's HALLOWEEN METAL FEST

NOTRE DAME, the Swedish band featuring drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL), will be teaming with long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY for Halloween Metal Fest on November 6 at Musikenhus in Gothenburg, Sweden. Support will come from SIN SISTER and an as-yet-unannounced fourth act. Anders Iwers of TIAMAT will be the ...

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TWISTED SISTER: 'Still Hungry' Release Date Pushed Back

Eagle Rock Entertainment has pushed back the release date of TWISTED SISTER's "Still Hungry" CD — a re-recorded and expanded version of the classic 1984 album "Stay Hungry" — to October 19. "Still Hungry" — which was produced by Mark Mendoza, a longtime producer/engineer in addition to his bass guitar duties with TWISTED SISTER — ...

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MOTOGRATER Added To AMERICAN APATHY Tour

MOTOGRATER have been added to the entire upcoming "American Apathy" tour featuring DOPE and TWISTED METHOD. MOTOGRATER will join both bands when the tour kicks off Oct. 11 in Denver, CO and will appear on every date of the tour. ADEMA have dropped off the entire tour following the departure of vocalist Marky Chavez. A ...

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