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ZUUL FX: 2003 Demo Available For Purchase

ZUUL FX, the French band featuring former NO RETURN singer Steeve "Zuul" Petit, will be selling their three-song December 2003 demo via their official web site and at upcoming gigs. The CD, containing the cuts "Behind The Light", "Devil Star" and "God Bless Them", plus a CD-Rom section featuring a studio report and a few ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH On Divorce, SLIPKNOT And Politics

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke to DesMoinesRegister.com about the "Some Kind of Monster" documentary, the band's personal problems, plus politics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: On his recent divorce with wife of seven years, Skylar: Lars Ulrich: "I'm good. I'm getting used to single parenting, getting used to kind of a different way ...

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India's PIN DROP VIOLENCE Release Debut Album

India's leading metal act PIN DROP VIOLENCE have released their debut album, "Compose...Oppose...Dispose", through OML Records (distributed by Sony Music India throughout India). Formed in 2000, PIN DROP VIOLENCE's current lineup consists of Pradeep Miranda (vocals), Vispy Homavazir V.A.S.P (guitars), Mithun Poojari "Pervert" (guitars), Rohit "P-Man" Pereira (bass) and Jai Rowkavi (drums). The complete track ...

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CATHEDRAL To Support H.I.M. On U.K. Tour

British cult doom rockers CATHEDRAL have been confirmed as main support on the forthcoming H.I.M. U.K. tour. Commented CATHEDRAL frontman Lee Dorrian: "Touring with H.I.M. is really a great thing for us, we are really excited!" Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 11 - Dublin, IRE @ Olympia Oct. 12 - Belfast, IRE @ Mandela ...

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BODY COUNT Comment On Guitarist's Passing

BODY COUNT members Ice-T and Ernie-C have issued a statement regarding the death of the band's rhythm guitarist Dennis "D-Roc" Miles, who passed away Tuesday due to complications from lymphoma. He was 45 years old. "D-Roc was the backbone of the BODY COUNT sound," Ice-T said in the statement. "He went to school with me ...

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BODY COUNT Guitarist Passes Away

BODY COUNT guitarist D-Roc (real name Dennis Miles) passed away Tuesday morning (August 17) at the City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, California after a battle with mycosis fungoides, which attacks the lymph nodes and the skin. The band will reportedly go ahead with their previously announced appearances in Boston and New York with ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Hitting The Beavers

In a brand-new interview with The Monitor, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons compared his rise to that of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The current California governor probably wasn’t the ideal person for any of the goals he set for himself — Mr. Olympia, super action hero actor and then governor. It didn't stop him, though. "He ...

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Norwegian Church Draws Black Metal Fans

Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten is reporting that the restored stave church (photo) in Fantoft in Bergen, Norway has become a pilgrimage site for European black metal music fans who want to visit the site of the church-burning that Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnack) of the one-man band BURZUM was suspected of carrying ...

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STORMWITCH Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Classic German power metallers STORMWITCH have signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The group, who count HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak as one of their biggest fans (HAMMERFALL used to play a cover version of the STORMWITCH track "Ravenlord"), will release their ninth album, "Witchcraft", on November 8. In addition to founding member and vocalist Andy Mück, ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Pleads No Contest To DUI

VELVET REVOLVER lead singer Scott Weiland pleaded no contest Friday (July 2) to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, according to the Associated Press. His sentencing was set for July 8. The 36-year-old singer was ordered in January to return to a live-in drug detoxification center after he left earlier than he was ...

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Inferno - MOTÖRHEAD

Dependable as snow in winter, MOTÖRHEAD keeps releasing albums. The band has also stuck to a pretty reliable routine as far as the quality of those albums go, usually putting out one very good disc and then following it up with a mediocre offering. This pattern probably started with 1986's terrific "Orgasmatron" and has been ...

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METALLICA Filmmakers Explain Movie's Limited Release

Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, the filmmakers behind the much-anticipated $4.3-million METALLICA documentary "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster" have posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Dear friends, "As you've probably heard, our new movie 'Metallica: Some Kind of Monster' is opening in theatres this summer. You may have checked out some ...

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Report: KORN Singer Sued Over Crime Museum

Reuters reports: KORN singer Jonathan Davis has been sued by a former business associate for breach of contract after announcing plans for a museum of American serial killers to be promoted by a show featuring bikini-clad women. Arthur Rosenblatt, a collector of criminal artefacts, sued Davis, a former mortuary science student, and his associates, for ...

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CATHEDRAL Set Working Title For New Album

U.K.-based cult doom rockers CATHEDRAL have set "Seeds of Decay" as the working title of their eighth studio album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2002's "The VIIth Coming" include "Oro the Manslayer", "Corpsecycle", "Sabbadaius Sabbattum", "Eripmav Moon", "This Body Thy Tomb", "Everything Is ...

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THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT Break The Law, Announce New Album

THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT, the California-based band featuring former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, were recently greeted with a cease-and-desist letter from attorneys of the American Red Cross. According to the letter, THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT's logo was in direct conflict with the interests of the American Red Cross. Any party with a logo similar to ...

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Portrait Of The Abyss Within - ELDRITCH

Although you might not hear their name spoken in the same reverential tones as, say, RHAPSODY or LABYRINTH, fellow Italian power metal diehards ELDRITCH have been there (since '91), seen it, done it and slain just as many dragons along the way. Probably. Although not nearly as prolific as Luca Turilli and the boys — ...

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Report: RAMONES Guitarist Battling Prostate Cancer

Rolling Stone magazine is reporting that RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone is in a Los Angeles hospital battling prostate cancer. "Johnny's been a champ in confronting this, but at this point I think the chances are slim," drummer Marky Ramone told the magazine. "John never smoked cigarettes, he wasn't a heavy drinker and he was always ...

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ZUUL FX Complete Work On Debut Album

ZUUL FX, the French band featuring former NO RETURN singer Steeve "Zuul" Petit, have completed work on their debut album, tentatively due this fall through an as-yet-undetermined label. The group spent two weeks recording and five days mixing the album with producer François Caste at Studio Sainte-Marthe in Paris, France. Mastering duties will be handled ...

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