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PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT: New Song Available For Download

Dutch death metallers PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Left In Grisly Fashion", due in June via Neurotic Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Deeds of Derangement" (Morbid Records), "Left In Grisly Fashion", was recorded at Studio Excess (SINISTER, PYAEMIA, DISAVOWED) and contains guest vocal appearances by Robbe K (DISAVOWED, ARSEBREED) ...

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Suit Alleges The Station Club Too Full Before GREAT WHITE Fire

The Associated Press has issued the following report: The Station nightclub was overcrowded the night of the fire that killed 100 people, and the owners broke the law repeatedly by allowing the establishment to exceed its legal capacity, prosecutors say. In court papers filed Tuesday (March 22), prosecutors said there were 458 people inside the ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION And DRAGONFORCE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

WITHIN TEMPTATION and DRAGONFORCE have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION DRAGONFORCE EDGUY ENDHAMMER ...

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NOCTURNE To Release 'Guide To Extinction' In April

The industrial band NOCTURNE will release "Guide to Extinction" on April 19 through Triple X Records. It's the third full-length album and fourth album overall from NOCTURNE. The band's two core members are vocalist/founder Lacey Conner — a striking woman with an otherworldly voice — and guitarist/programmer Chris Telkes. "Guide to Extinction" track listing: 01. ...

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London-Based Extreme Metallers DAM Announce New Drummer

U.K. deathrashers DAM have been rejoined by drummer Jaime Gomez. Jaime has laid down the drum tracks for the band's debut album, "Purity: the Darwinian Paradox", due in Europe on May 30 via Candlelight Records. A tentative June U.S. release date is expected. A sample MP3, "No God With Me", can be downloaded at

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STARBREAKER: 'Lies' Video Posted Online

STARBREAKER, the new project featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell, have posted their video for the track "Lies" at Frontiers.it (MPG file, 30 MB). "Lies" comes off the group's self-titled debut album, due on March 21 via Frontiers Records. Joining Harnell in STARBREAKER's lineup is Magnus Karlsson, the Swedish guitar master who revealed himself ...

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H.I.M. Launch 'Heartagram Tattoo Project'

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have launched the "Heartagram Tattoo Project." Just take a photo of any "Heartagram" tattoos you have on your body, then e-mail it to the band. They are collecting images for a project to be revealed later in 2005 and want their fans to be involved. More information is available at

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Burn the Flags - BY NIGHT

I was prepared to toss this one into the metalcore overflow bin, even though the press quote states: "Expect influences that range from EXTOL to MESHUGGAH, OPETH to ENTOMBED, and BREACH to BURST." One should always take such grandiose statements with a grain of salt anyway. In the case of "Burn the Flags" by Sweden's ...

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Prosecutors In GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Case To Present Victim's Audio Recording

The Associated Press is reporting that prosecutors in the Station nightclub fire case intend to use a digital audio recording made by one of the victims of the blaze. According to court papers, prosecutors plan to present audio captured by 33-year-old Matthew Pickett of Bellingham, Massachusetts. The Providence Journal reports Pickett apparently he brought the ...

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Former MISFITS Frontman Discharged From Military

Former MISFITS frontman Michale Graves has been given an honorable medical discharge from the military and will be returning home to New Jersey to rest and get his body back to 100 percent. Never one to sit still, Michale has already begun working on the next chapter in his life. Michale's new CD, "Punk Rock ...

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GWAR Speak At Illinois High School: Video Available

Freeport-Rockford, Illinois' WIFR-TV is reporting that members of the heavy metal band GWAR spent Wednesday afternoon (March 2) speaking to an excited South Beloit High School audience. "It makes me think that anything is possible. They did it. I can do it, anyone can do it," freshman Bridgette Murphy said. Music teacher Zack Newman spent ...

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HANOI ROCKS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish rock 'n' roll legends HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION ...

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GRAVE To Be Joined By Former Frontman At Stockholm Gig

On Friday, March 4, legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will be teaming up with VICIOUS ART, the new Swedish death/thrash band featuring Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass, for a show at Club Aggression in Stockholm, Sweden. Word has it that, if the alcohol level in Mr. Sandström's body gets high enough, ...

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GRAVE FLOWERS To Release New Album This Month

Long-running Swedish "dark metal" band GRAVE FLOWERS will release their second album, "Incarcerated Sorrows", on March 30 via Firebox Records. Included on the 11-song CD is a cover version of COUNT RAVEN's "Leaving the Warzone", recorded as a tribute to the Swedish doom legends. Cover art was handled by Tuomo Lethonen, who has previously worked ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Working On BODY IN BLOOD Project

In an interview with SMNnews.com conducted last Thursday (Feb. 24), CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein was asked about the current whereabouts of his DOWN bandmate and SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo following the recent death of ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. An excerpt from the interview follows: SMNnews.com: If you don't mind me asking, ...

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