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ADEMA Ink New Deal With EARACHE RECORDS

According to AdemaWeb.com, ADEMA have officially signed with Earache Records. The band, who were dropped by Arista Records following the disappointing sales performance of the group's second full-length album, 2003's "Unstable", are planning on releasing their next effort before the end of the year. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Negativity", ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Tour Journal Updated

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton has updated his "tour journal" with several lengthy entries from the band's most recent European run. Check it out here. In related news, world-class singer Pamela Moore, best known for her vocal part as "Sister Mary" on QUEENSRŸCHE's classic, multi-platinum album "Operation Mindcrime", has put out a short collection ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Develop Animated Feature Based On 'El Superbeasto' Comic

Rob Zombie has teamed up with DPS Film Roman, an IDT Entertainment Company, to produce an animated feature based on his Spookshow International comic book "El Superbeasto". Anchor Bay Entertainment, also an IDT Entertainment company, will handle domestic video distribution. IDT Entertainment Sales will be responsible for international distribution. Zombie will serve as executive producer ...

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SOILENT GREEN To Release New Album In Early 2005

SOILENT GREEN have issued the following update: "First off, we would like to thank everyone that came out on Friday, June 18th for the benefit show in support of the late Scott Williams. Former SOILENT GREEN bassist Scott Williams (a.k.a. James Scott Williams) was killed Monday, April 26, 2004, in an apparent murder-suicide. ...

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DEE SNIDER's VAN HELSING'S CURSE To Hit The Road In October

VAN HELSING'S CURSE, the classical/rock music brainchild of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, is bringing its spectral horror-inspired ambience to the stage throughout the month of October. The troupe's debut album, "Oculus Infernum", released last Halloween through KOCH Records, employs an 18-piece orchestra and a prophetic choir to stitch together chilling classical passages and menacing ...

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CRASH MUSIC To Release WACKEN DVD And CD

Crash Music, Inc. has announced that they have signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Germany's Armageddon Music to market and distribute the "2003 Armageddon Over Wacken" DVD and Audio CDs for North America. Wacken Open Air is a yearly metal festival held in the small farming town of Wacken, Germany. The festival started out 14 ...

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LAKE OF TEARS: 'Black Brick Road' Complete Track Listing Revealed

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have revealed the complete track listing for their new album, "Black Brick Road", due on August 30 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", "Black Brick Road" will feature cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin, who has painted all of the previous LAKE OF TEARS covers except "Forever Autumn" (1999). ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA Set Release Date For 'Redemption Process'

French symphonic black metallers ANOREXIA NERVOSA have set an October 11 release date through Listenable Records for their fourth full-length album, entitled "Redemption Process". The follow-up to 2001's "New Obscurantis Order" (Osmose Productions) was recorded at Drudenhaus studios in France and is currently being mastered by Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, HYPOCRISY) at the Cutting ...

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JAG PANZER Confirmed For BANG YOUR HEAD 2005

Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen, Germany. This is the special 10-year anniversary show and will feature such acts as MOTÖRHEAD, TWISTED SISTER, DORO, GAMMA RAY and NEVERMORE. As previously reported, JAG PANZER will release their new album, "Casting the Stones", ...

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TWISTED SISTER: 'Stay Hungry' Re-Recording, Live DVD Details Revealed

TWISTED SISTER's long-awaited 25th anniversary re-recording of their multi-million selling album "Stay Hungry" is set for an August 23 release through Detonator Records. The CD, re-titled "Still Hungry", features the first recordings by the reformed lineup in over 12 years. The disc includes five bonus tracks, namely "Heroes Are Hard To Find", "Plastic Money", "Come ...

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TWISTED SISTER: Pennsylvania Show Cancelled

TWISTED SISTER have been forced to cancel their previously announced July 3 show in York, Pennsylvania after the city of York refused to issue a permit for the outdoor show due to concerns over crowd control. According to the promoter, there is no indoor venue large enough to host the concert. As previously reported, TWISTED ...

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AEROSMITH: TYLER & PERRY Appearance To Re-Air On 'World Café'

The AEROSMITH "World Café" session will re-air on Thursday, July 1. It will include an extensive interview with host David Dye and a historic acoustic performance with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of "Back Back Train" and "Hangman Jury". The "World Café" airs regularly Mon-Fri with David Dye on over 160 AAA public radio affiliates ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA: New Album Details Revealed

French symphonic black metallers ANOREXIA NERVOSA are putting the finishing touches on their fourth full-length album, entitled "Redemption Process", at Drudenhaus studios in France for an early October release through Listenable Records. Mastering duties will be handled by Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, HYPOCRISY) at the Cutting Room in Sweden. A limited edition digipack will ...

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NOMINON: Former Guitarist/Vocalist Explains His Departure

Guitarist/vocalist Jonas Mattsson has issued the following statement regarding his departure from the Swedish death metal band NOMINON: "To part with something you have given your whole life and was ready to die for is of course never easy. I have so many memories I gladly share over a beer. But as time goes on ...

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Mexico's TRANSMETAL To Release Collection Of Covers

One of Mexico's biggest metal acts, TRANSMETAL, will add to their catalog of over 20 thrash/speed metal albums with a new record comprising entirely of cover versions. The quintet, founded during January of 1987 and centered on the sibling Partida triumvirate of guitarist Juan, bassist Lorenzo and drummer Javier, issued their last, James Murphy-produced (TESTAMENT, ...

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NOMINON Announce New Bassist

Swedish death metallers NOMINON have announced the addition of IMMERSED IN BLOOD bassist Joel Andersson to the group's ranks. "[Guitarist] Juha [Sulasalmi] will take over the vocal duties until a suitable singer has been found," the band write on their web site. "Until then, NOMINON will continue as a powerful three-piece." As previously reported, NOMINON ...

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NOMINON To Tour Europe In The Fall

Swedish death metallers NOMINON are currently "discussing the final details about a European tour as support act to one of the most true and old school bands in the history of gruesome and twisted death metal," according to a posting on the band's web site. "The tour will take place in September/October. We will tell ...

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PRIMORDIAL Singer Leads BATHORY Tribute At Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

PRIMORDIAL's Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill fronted a special tribute to BATHORY's Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg at Ireland's Day of Darkness festival on Saturday, June 12. Nemtheanga was joined for the impromptu performance by a host of artists from Ireland's tight-knit black metal scene. The hastily assembled tribute was conceived just 24 hours before the event, with the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Selects Producer For New Solo CD

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has selected Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL) to produce his upcoming solo album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Eagle Rock Entertainment. The follow-up to 2000's "Bring 'em Bach Alive!" will be recorded later in the year and will include the track "Always & Never The Same", which appears in ...

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Portugal's MOONSPELL have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. The following band are currently scheduled to appear at the festival (in alphabetical order): CANNIBAL CORPSE CRADLE OF FILTH EXODUS FEAR FACTORY FINNTROLL HATEBREED MONSTER MAGNET MOONSPELL MORTUARY I.O.D MY DYING BRIDE ...

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FACE DOWN: Former THE HAUNTED Singer Inks New Record Deal

Swedish "metalcore" band FACE DOWN, featuring former THE HAUNTED vocalist Marco Aro, have reportedly signed a deal with Black Lodge Records — the label imprint operated by Sound Pollution, the biggest independent metal distributor/label in Sweden. FACE DOWN released two albums in the late '90s — "Mindfield" (1995, Roadrunner) and "The Twisted Rule The Wicked" ...

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TWISTED SISTER's 'Evil Twin' To Perform In New York City

BENT BROTHER — affectionately known as "TWISTED SISTER's evil twin" (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — will perform a 30-minute set at the CrowBar in New York City on Monday night, June 14. Showtime is 1:30 a.m. CrowBar is located at 339 E 10th St. For additional information, call (212) 420-0670. ...

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