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THE LEGION To Tour Europe In February

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION are planning a European tour that will kick off before the end of February. "We might also do a one-off gig in our hometown Jönköping together with INSISION sometime in January," the band write on their web site. "Still, neither the tour or the gig has been confirmed yet but ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Live Photos Posted Online

MY DYING BRIDE have posted live photos from their performance at the Astoria in London last Friday (October 31) at this location. As previously reported, MY DYING BRIDE's brand-new studio album is scheduled for a February 2004 release through Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Debut Album Delayed, New Bassist Announced

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), have pushed back the release date of their debut album, "New Found Power", to February 10 through Elektra Records. The group, who have just announced the addition of bassist Bobzilla to their ranks, are fronted by Patrick Lachman, who used ...

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DEICIDE Members Held On Drug, Weapons Charges

Buffalo News reports that two members of the Florida death metal band DEICIDE were arrested at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge when they were found with drugs and weapons in a mobile home they were driving there from Canada, state police said. Benjamin T. Boynton [believed to be a member of the band's road crew — Ed.], ...

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SHADOWCAST Line Up Live Dates

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr and DARKWELL/former ABIGOR drummer Moritz Neuner, have lined up the following dates in November: Oct. 24 – Tulln, AUT @ CultureXClub (w/ TAISH, ANTARES) Oct. 25 - Martin, SK @ Rock Pub (w/ ANTARES) Oct. 30 – Innsbruck, AUT @ Hafen (w/ GREEN CARNATION, MÖRK GRYNING, ...

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MÖRK GRYNING: KIMERA To Handle The Axe During Upcoming Tour

Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING have announced that Kimera (real name Peter Nagy) will once again the handle the guitar during the band's upcoming tour. It will mark his first time playing the axe since the group's appearance at the Dragon's Blaze festival in Belgium last May. MÖRK GRYNING will be teaming up with GREEN ...

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HIMSA To Film Video

Seattle's HIMSA will shoot a video in early November with director Derek Dale (DEMON HUNTER) for the track "Rain To The Sound Of Panic", taken from the group's Prosthetic Records debut, "Courting Tragedy and Disaster". The band are currently on the road with SHADOWS FALL and will embark on a Canadian tour with DEATH BY ...

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TROUBLE Announce Hometown Gigs

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE will play three concerts in the Chicago area prior to their planned performance in Stockholm, Sweden for the recording of their upcoming live DVD. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 07 - Oasis 160 – Chicago Heights, IL Nov. 14 - Penny Road – Barrington, IL Nov. 15 - Bottom Lounge ...

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TheSTART Sign With NITRO, Prepare To Hit The Road

Los Angeles-based , featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, have signed a new deal with Nitro Records. "After a year and a half on our own, we felt the next logical step was to find a safe home for us to grow with people that understand who we are," the band said ...

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SEPULTURA To Record Brazilian TV Special

SEPULTURA will record a TV special later this week about the soundtrack to the movie "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro", on which they appear with two previously unreleased tracks — a cover song, "A Dança Das Borboletas", and the instrumental "O Matador". Next week, SEPULTURA will fly to Santiago, Chile to play a show at Instituto ...

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TROUBLE To Film Live DVD At Swedish Gig

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE will be teaming up with CANDLEMASS and FORCE OF EVIL (featuring members of MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND) for a one-off gig in Sweden in late November. The show, the exact date for which has not yet been announced, will be recorded for a future DVD release through Escapi (CANDLEMASS, DISMEMBER, ...

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SHADOWCAST Recruit GRAVEWORM Frontman For Upcoming Gigs

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr and DARKWELL/ex-ABIGOR drummer Moritz Neuner, have acquired GRAVEWORM singer Stefan Fiori and bassist Manuel as session musicians for their upcoming live gigs. Upcoming SHADOWCAST dates: Oct. 24 - Nitzing/Tulln, AUT @ CultureXClub (w/ TAISH, ANTARES) Oct. 25 - Martin, SK @ Rock Pub (w/ ANTARES) Oct. ...

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Review: AEROSMITH Rocked, KISS Handled Fireworks At Denver Gig

Matt Sebastian of The Daily Camera reports that the difference between KISS and AEROSMITH became strikingly clear by the fourth song of the latter band's set at Fiddler's Green in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday night (September 30), when the Boston rockers loosened up with a fierce rendition of "Let the Music Do the Talking". Taking ...

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PUNKVOTER: Musicians Take Anti-BUSH Message Directly To The Fans

Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE), Jello Biafra (ex-DEAD KENNEDYS), Fat Mike (NOFX), Billy Joe Armstrong (GREEN DAY), THE OFFSPRING, BAD RELIGION and FOO FIGHTERS are among the musicians that have come together to form Punkvoter, a coalition to educate, register and mobilize over 500,000 progressive voters. In an interview with Hotline, NOFX's Fat Mike said ...

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KISS Frontmen Subpoenaed Before Chicago Concert

William Hageman of Chicago Tribune reports that KISS leaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were served subpoenas by a private investigator Friday night (September 26) before their performance at the Tweeter Center in connection with a former business manager who is now a fugitive living in South Africa. The case involves Jesse M. Hilsen, 63, ...

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Update: GREAT WHITE Drummer Hurt In Car Crash

Timothy C. Barmann of The Providence Journal reports that GREAT WHITE drummer Derrick Pontier was involved in a head-on collision Saturday near Allentown, Pa., a few hours before the band was to perform in a charity concert there to benefit victims of The Station nightclub fire. Pontier, 36, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was driving in ...

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GREAT WHITE Drummer Involved In Three-Vehicle Accident

GREAT WHITE drummer Derrick Pontier was involved in a three-vehicle accident near Allentown, Pennsylvania Saturday (September 27), just hours before a scheduled evening concert, according to the Associated Press. Pontier was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and was released. GREAT WHITE were performing in West Warwick, R.I., in February when a pyrotechnics display ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Tour Report, Live Video Clips Posted Online

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist Ron Jarzombek, who recently completed a seven-date run as part of ex-MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's backing band on the Guitarevolution tour (also featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick and original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland), has posted the following tour report on his official web site: "This whole adventure started with me sending ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Electric Eye' DVD To Be Released In November

A brand-new JUDAS PRIEST DVD, titled "Electric Eye", will be released through Sony on November 17. The first PRIEST product to be since the reunion with Rob Halford was announced features all the key promo videos, the 1986 Dallas concert and seven rare BBC performances, plus a booklet with detailed notes and photos. Most of ...

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ALICE COOPER's New Album To Be Released With Four Different Covers

ALICE COOPER's forthcoming "The Eyes of Alice Cooper" album will drop nationwide on Tuesday, September 30 and will be released with four individual unique CD covers. The black-and-white CD covers will feature the eyes of ALICE COOPER in four various colors: blue, purple, green and red. When asked about the four different CD covers, Alice ...

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TOMMY LEE To Guest On 'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW': Date Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be a special guest on Sharon Osbourne's new, nationally syndicated talk show, dubbed "The Sharon Osbourne Show", on Monday, September 22. Sharon will reportedly "get personal" with rocker Lee as he take her on a fast-paced tour of L.A. to reveal "5 Things You Didn't Know" about Tommy ...

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THE KOVENANT's Trip From Hell To Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

THE KOVENANT bassist/vocalist Lex Icon has posted the following account of the band's "Spinal Tap"-ish trip to Abtsgmünd, Germany last month for this year's edition of the Summer Breeze festival: "(Time) 06:30 - 21.08.03: (Location) Small Town 2 hours north of Oslo - Hamar "We start driving towards the airport. People are very tired from ...

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FRED DURST: LIMP BIZKIT's Next Single Will Be THE WHO Cover

LIMP BIZKIT's next single off their forthcoming "Results May Vary" CD will be a cover of THE WHO's "Behind Blue Eyes", singer Fred Durst has revealed, according to NME.com. Speaking after a playback of the new album in London, he said he identified with the melancholic introverted lyrics concerned with the dual nature of the ...

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'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW': First-Week Guests, Performers Announced

Sharon Osbourne's new, nationally syndicated talk show premieres on Monday, Sept. 15, with Justin Timberlake and Wynonna Judd. The rest of the first week's guests and featured musical performers will include Macy Gray (9/16), Lance Bass and Keanu Reeves (9/17) and Brian McKnight (9/19), according to Hits Daily Double. Other scheduled guests include actors Mo'nique, ...

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