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GEORGE LYNCH Launches Custom Guitar Pedal

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has joined forces with LegendaryTones and pedal guru Robert Keeley to create a new customized version of the acclaimed Time Machine Boost pedal. The new GL Time Machine Boost (GL TMB) takes the unique voicings of the original Time Machine Boost, but adds a more aggressive character and bottom end. ...

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VICIOUS ART: Live Photos Posted Online

VICIOUS ART, the new Swedish death/thrash band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass, made their live debut on November 12 at Tantogården in Stockholm, Sweden. Also appearing on the bill were MÖRK GRYNING and NINNUAM. Check out pictures from

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German Thrashers DESPAIR Reunite, Prepare To Record New Album

DESPAIR, the long-defunct German thrash outfit featuring current GRIP INC. guitarist Waldemar Sorychta and Century Media Records founder Robert Kampf (vocals), have reunited and are planning on recording a new album next spring for a tentative summer/fall 2005 release via Century Media. Joining Sorychta and Kampf in the group's current formation is the group's original ...

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PHANTOM-X Recording With PANTERA/KING DIAMOND Producer

PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher along with guitarist Russell D. Contreras (TYR), bassist Glenn Malicki (STRANGERS) and drummer Danny White (ASKA), will enter the studio later this month to begin recording their new CD with producer Sterling Winfield (KING DIAMOND, PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN). The new album is expected to include guest vocal ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: New Album Details Revealed

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed work on their sophomore album, "Middle of Nowhere", due in late February 2005 through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Watching In Silence", "Middle of Nowhere" was produced by Stevens with Jim Morris and Dan Campbell and features the songwriting ...

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MACHINE HEAD's FLYNN Slams ARCH ENEMY Singer: Your Band Will Pay For Your Big Fuckin' Mouth

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has slammed ARCH ENEMY singer Angela Gossow for stating in a recent interview that MACHINE HEAD "unprofessionally" handled ARCH ENEMY's last-minute cancellation of their spring 2004 U.S. tour with MACHINE HEAD. Speaking to Holland's Lords of Metal webzine, Gossow recently stated about the tour's cancellation, "I was surprised ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: I Can't Conceive Of Doing Heroin Again

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland recently spoke to Steve Morse of The Boston Globe about the group's debut album, "Contraband", his drug addiction, and the near break-up of his marriage. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: How is the new album different from your work with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS? Scott Weiland: "A lot of ...

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Italian Singer CHRIS HEAVEN Reforms REDLYNX

Italian hard rock singer Chris Heaven has reformed his old band REDLYNX with several new musicians, including Ian Blackwood on guitar and Robert Scales on keyboards (both from PURPLESNAKE, a WHITESNAKE/DEEP PURPLE Mark III tribute band). The band are currently working on material for a new CD and are re-arranging old songs for upcoming shows. ...

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RELEVANT FEW To Support DEICIDE In Sweden

RELEVANT FEW, the Swedish grindcore band featuring bassist Robert Hakemo (KEROZENE, ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH), will be supporting DEICIDE at the following dates in Sweden during November: Nov. 14 - Mejeriet – Lund, SWE Nov. 15 - Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, SWE Nov. 16 - Mondo - Stockholm, SWE Nov. 21 - Club Monster - Gävle, SWE ...

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VICIOUS ART To Make Live Debut Next Month

VICIOUS ART, the new Swedish death/thrash band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass, will make their live debut on November 12 at Tantogården in Stockholm, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are MÖRK GRYNING and NINNUAM. VICIOUS ART will take the ...

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KISS: MAD TV Halloween Special To Be Rebroadcast

Comedy Central will rebroadcast the MAD TV Halloween special featuring KISS at the end of this month. The scheduled air times are as follows: Oct. 30 - 03:00 a.m. ET Oct. 30 - 05:00 p.m. ET Oct. 31 - 07:00 a.m. ET Oct. 31 - 12:30 p.m. ET A description of the show reads as ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR Finish Filming New Video

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), finished filming a video for their track "Homage" in downtown Greenville, SC this past weekend, according to a posting on the group's web site. The video, which is now in the editing process, will be included on the ...

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