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WITHERING SURFACE Guitarist Explains Decision To Split Up

In a statement posted at the Antenna webzine, guitarist Allan Tvedebrink of the Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE elaborated on the group's announcement last week that they were splitting up after ten years. Tvedebrink's statement reads as follows: "As most of you might have heard, WITHERING SURFACE decided to split up after more than ...

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TOMMY LEE Is A Purse-Carrying Kind Of Guy

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is one of a number of high-profile men who have taken up carring so-called "man purses," according to The Ledger. To be truly called a man purse, the bag can't be placed in a briefcase, backpack, gym bag, laptop carrier or overnight bag category. Some of the growing-in-popularity messenger bags ...

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STRYPER Explain Mexican Cancellation

Reunited Christian hard rockers STRYPER have issued the following press release regarding the cancellation of their previously announced concert in Mexico City: On November 20, 2004, STRYPER was contracted to play Mexico City at the Palacio de los Deportes. Unfortunately STRYPER was forced to cancel their appearance, which came as a direct result of several ...

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PAIN: New Single, Album Release Dates Announced

According to online CD vendor CDON.com, PAIN's new single, "Same Old Song", is scheduled for release on December 29, 2004. The group's new full-length album, "Dancing With the Dead", will surface on January 26, 2005. As previously reported, a video for "Same Old Song" was scheduled to be shot with director Mikeadelica, who has previously ...

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DANZIG Bassist: 'Gods Never Die; DIME Lives'

DANZIG bassist Jerry Montano has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I just wanted to say my heart goes out to Vince, Rita, and the entire PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN family. We lost undoubtfully the greatest metal guitarist of all time and a great friend. "I had the honor of ...

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WASHBURN And RANDALL Praise DARRELL As 'Man Of Great Character'

U.S. Music Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of Washburn Guitars and Randall Amplifiers, has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "On behalf of Washburn Guitars, Randall Amplifiers and U.S. Music Corp., we wish to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dimebag Darrell Abbott. We are ...

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Rest Of DAMAGEPLAN Unhurt In Incident, Ex-PANTERA Singer 'Devastated' By DIMEBAG's Death

None of the other DAMAGEPLAN bandmembers were hurt in the Columbus, Ohio shooting incident that resulted in the death of the group's guitarist, Dimebag Darrell, a source close to the band has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Meanwhile, several people that have had conversations with Dimebag's former PANTERA bandmate, singer Philip Anselmo (currently in SUPERJOINT RITUAL), early ...

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FUNERAL PROCESSION Complete Work On New EP

German black metallers FUNERAL PROCESSION have finished recording their new EP, "Legion Cymru". The EP will be released as a seven-inch single by Nightfog Productions (Germany), as a mini-CD by Millennial Visions (Germany) and as an MC with several bonustracks by Intolerant Rekords Canada. The seven-inch and the mini-CD are scheduled for a late 2004 ...

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VADER Bassist Completes New Album With Side Project

VADER bassist Novy's death/thrash metal side project SPINAL CORD have completed work on their second album, entitled "Stigmata of Life". The album was recorded at Screw Factory Studio between May and November 2004 and was produced by SPINAL CORD, engineered by Janusz Bryt, Tomasz Biernacki and Dino, and mixed by Janusz Bryt. It will reportedly ...

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GLUECIFER: Spanish Dates Cancelled

Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER have posted the following message on theeir official web site: "Due to the condition of our singer Biff Malibu, GLUECIFER has to cancel the shows in Spain. The whole band had been looking forward to these dates, as we really enjoy playing this country, and meeting our fans. "Unfortunately, Biff ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'Red, White And Crüe' Collection Due In Early 2005

MÖTLEY CRÜE have set "Red, White and Crüe" as the title of their upcoming greatest-hits collection, tentatively due in January/February 2005, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The set is expected to include at least one new song recorded recently with the band's original lineup of Vince Neil (vocals), Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums) and ...

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PAIN Announce Swedish Tour

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have announced the details of their Swedish tour in support of their upcoming CD, "Dancing With the Dead". The dates are as follows: Jan. 27 – Malmö, SWE @ KB Jan. 28 - Karlskrona, SWE @ Kino Jan. 29 - Göteborg, ...

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DEICIDE Guitar Being Auctioned Off

A brand new BC Rich Beast guitar purportedly made for former DEICIDE guitarist Brian Hoffman is currently being auctioned off via eBay at this location. According to a posting on the auction page, "this guitar has a solid mahogany neck thru body and wings with an ebony fretboard. It has very colorful abalone ...

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Report: How AEROSMITH's Fan Club Left Fans In The Lurch

The Associated Press is reporting that many artists hire outside companies to run their fan clubs, but one club designed to bring fans closer to their idols ended up dividing them. After AEROSMITH postponed three concerts in June, many ticketbuyers went without refunds. One fan, Ginny Roberson, posted a web page telling FansRule to kiss ...

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STAIND Guitarist Speaks Out On NBA Near-Riot

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has weighed in on the near-riot that took place at theDetroit Pistons-Indiana Pacers basketball game last Friday (Nov. 19). He told Launch Radio Networks that the players needed to show more restraint. "You gotta know the line," he said. "And I've been hit with stuff on stage, but you know what? ...

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CLUTCH Release Double Live CD

CLUTCH have announced the release of "Clutch - Live in Flint, Michigan" through their own River Road Records. This is a double CD recording of CLUTCH's marathon "An Evening With" set from the Machine Shop in July 2004. Both CDs are enhanced with still photos and video. The track listing is as follows: Set One: ...

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PAIN Name New Album

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have set "Dancing With the Dead" as the title of their forthcoming CD, tentatively due in February/March 2005 via Stockholm Records. As previously reported, the first single from the upcoming CD will be "Same Old Song". A video for the track ...

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CATHEDRAL: More U.K. Dates Announced

Following on from the success of their controversial U.K. tour with H.I.M., British cult doom rockers CATHEDRAL have scheduled three final shows to round off 2004: Dec. 10 – Bradford, UK @ Rios Dec. 11 – London, UK @ The Garage (w/ WITCHCRAFT) Dec. 16 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall (w/ PARADISE LOST) CATHEDRAL ...

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PAIN: Studio Report Posted Online

SwedishMetal.net has posted a "pre-listening" report on the upcoming PAIN studio album, tentatively due in January 2005 via Stockholm Records. Check it out here. As previously reported, the first single from the upcoming CD will be "Same Old Song". A video for the track was scheduled to be shot with director Mikeadelica, who ...

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MORGOTH: Two-CD 'Best Of' Collection Due In January

Legendary German death metallers MORGOTH will release a posthumous "best of" collection in January 2005 via Century Media Records. MORGOTH was one of the first, best and most important death metal bands from Germany. Their first demo was recorded in 1987 and their first tour was with AUTOPSY and PESTILENCE in 1990, the same year ...

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