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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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BLASTMASTERS Add Second Guitarist

BLASTMASTERS, the Florida-based death metal band led by former DIABOLIC/UNHOLY GHOST drummer Lee "Aantar" Coates, have announced the addition of Jerry Mortellaro (DIABOLIC, UNHOLY GHOST) to the group's ranks. "We look foward to writing the most ferocious death metal album of all time with him," the band write on their web site. "BLASTMASTERS' new album ...

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ADEMA Vocalist Quits, Band To Hold Singer Auditions

Vocalist Mark Chavez has left ADEMA, according to the group's videographer Brad Nolan. The rest of the band are currently holding vocalist auditions in California and are said to be filming the entire process for a reality-TV show. As a result of Mark's departure, ADEMA have been forced to drop off their previously announced U.S. ...

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Former Producer Slams TWISTED SISTER Over 'Stay Hungry' Re-Recording

Veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman has shot back at TWISTED SISTER over their comments regarding his collaboration with the group on the double-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. In a recent press release announcing the release of the re-recorded and expanded version of the classic 1984 album (under the new title "Still Hungry"), guitarist Jay Jay ...

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HORTUS ANIMAE To Offer 'Classical Black Metal' On Upcoming CD

HORTUS ANIMAE, the prog-black metal project of ANCIENT drummer Diego "GroM" Meraviglia, are in the final stages of recording their upcoming album, "The Blow of Furious Winds". The drums were tracked at The Outer Sound Studios with Beppe Orlando of NOVEMBRE and the rest is being recorded and mixed at Alpha Omega Studios in Como, ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Signs With Japanese Cell-Phone Company

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has signed on with top Japanese cellular company AU to do a weekly spot for those who subscribe to AU's "EZ" channel. EZ channel is similar to cable TV but for your cell phone. Subscribers to this cutting-edge service receive film clips (news, events, music reviews, etc.) nightly in their ...

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DOPE To Release New Album In February

DOPE are putting the finishing touches on their fourth album, "American Apathy", tentatively due in February 2005. A brief clip of the album's first single, "No Way Out", can currently be heard at the band's official web site, www.dopearmy.com. In other news, DOPE have officially announced the dates for their new tour, which ...

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AC/DC To Headline Australia's BIG DAY OUT Festival?

Hard rock giants AC/DC are strongly rumored to have been confirmed as the headlining act of Australia's Big Day Out 2005 festival. Although Big Day Out organizers do not offically announce international acts until October, word has been getting stronger that the Aussie rockers are on the bill. Other bands rumored to be playing the ...

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TWISTED SISTER: 'Stay Hungry' Re-Recording To Arrive In October

Eagle Rock Entertainment has set an October 5 release date for TWISTED SISTER's "Still Hungry" CD — a re-recorded and expanded version of the classic 1984 album "Stay Hungry". "Still Hungry" — which was produced by Mark Mendoza, a longtime producer/engineer in addition to his bass guitar duties with TWISTED SISTER — finally gives the ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH Completing First Video

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band led by ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, have just begun editing the music video for their first single, "Get Your Dead On". The clip was shot over the course of a week on several locations in the Los Angeles area. The main character in a unique horror film currently ...

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END OF THE ROPE: CD-Release Party To Be Held This Weekend

Tampa, FL-based metal band END OF THE ROPE will hold a release party for their full-length debut, "Through Callow Eyes", this weekend at Boomerz Boiler Room in St. Petersburg, FL. The CD was produced by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL) and Vinny Saletto (GENITORTURERS). A four-song sampler can be found here. "Through ...

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