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METALLICA: New 'Some Kind Of Monster' Clips Posted Online

IFilm.com have posted several video clips from the METALLICA documentary "Some Kind Of Monster", including footage of an argument between drummer Lars Ulrich and frontman James Hetfield, the bass audition of Robert Trujillo and the recording sessions of "Some Kind of Monster". Check out the clips at IFilm.com. As previously reported, the much-anticipated ...

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EXTOL Split With Guitarists ESPEVOLL And BORUD

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have parted ways with guitarists Christer Espevoll and Ole Borud. Commented vocalist Peter Espevoll: "My brother (Christer) and Ole decided to leave the band a couple of months ago. At first it came as a shock, although we understand their reasons for leaving, but still it was sad to lose ...

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KEROZENE: The Birth Of A New Swedish Metal Monster

KEROZENE, the new Swedish band featuring guitarist Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Patrik J. Sten (PASSENGER, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE), bassist Robert Hakemo (ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH) and newcomer vocalist Mikael Skager, have completed work on their debut album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden for a tentative late 2004 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Decribing KEROZENE ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'Devil's Rejects' Casting Change Announced

According to a posting on Rob Zombie's web site, Robert Mukes will not be appearing as Rufus Firefly in "The Devil's Rejects", the much-anticipated sequel to Zombie's directorial debut, "House of 1000 Corpses", tentatively due later in the year. He will be replaced by Tyler Mane. Mr. Mane is best remembered as Sabertooth in the ...

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THE DARKNESS To Work With Legendary AC/DC Producer On Sophomore Album

THE DARKNESS have recruited legendary producer Robert "Mutt" Lange to produce the follow-up to their mega-selling debut CD, "Permission to Land", according to NME.com. Lange, who is married to country/pop superstar Shania Twain, has previously produced a number of classic rock albums from such artists as AC/DC, DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS and FOREIGNER. In other ...

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STEVE VAI To Tour Australia In July

Steve Vai and his band — Billy Sheehan (bass), Tony MacAlpine (guitar and keyboards), Jeremy Colson (drums) and Dave Weiner (guitar) — will be touring Australia in late July. The tour will kick off in Perth on July 22 and visit Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Prior to the Australian tour, Vai will embark on ...

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Report: Court Won't Hear OZZY OSBOURNE Dispute

Two musicians who claim they've been cheated by rocker Ozzy Osbourne got no sympathy Monday (May 3) from the Supreme Court, according to the Associated Press. Justices refused to consider the appeal of bassist Robert Daisley (a.k.a. Bob Daisley) and drummer Lee Kerslake, who sued in 1998 seeking royalties for their work on Osbourne albums ...

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METALLICA: 'Frantic' Video Honored With PRISM Award

METALLICA's "Frantic" was honored with the "Music Video" award at the eighth annual Prism Awards, presented for accurate portrayals of drug, alcohol and tobacco use within entertainment programming. The awards were presented Thursday night (April 29) at the Hollywood Palladium by the Entertainment Industries Council Inc. in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Visit Sailors On The USS NIMITZ

The progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE has scheduled a special visit on its spring 2004 tour. Vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bass guitarist Eddie Jackson, drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Mike Stone will visit sailors on the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, on April ...

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Report: Polish Heavy Metal Underground Makes Its Presence Felt

The U.K.'s The Observer reports: "It can't get much more heavy metal than this: the all-day Mega Metal Mania festival in Katowice, Poland, kernel of central Europe's heavy industrial core. All around is the charismatic, perverse beauty of pit-heads - turning cogwheels and slag heaps — the dancing flames of steelworks, cloudy plumes of power ...

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AMONG THIEVES: Full-Length Debut Due Next Week

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, have set an April 26 release date through Japan's Daymare Recordings for their full-length debut, entitled "Beginning of the End". U.S. and European distribution is currently in the works, but until then, the Japanese import is available ...

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BLISSED: Tour Dates Announced

BLISSED, the Christian rock band featuring STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet and David Pearson and Trevor Barr from the group STATIC, have announced more tour dates in support of their recently released CD, "Waking Up the Dead". Confirmed shows are as follows: Apr. 22 – Atlanta, GA - Star Bar Apr. 23 – Orlando, FL - ...

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PASSENGER, RELEVANT FEW Members Join Forces In KEROZENE

KEROZENE, a brand new Swedish group featuring guitarist Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Patrik J. Sten (PASSENGER, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE), bassist Robert Hakemo (ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH) and newcomer vocalist Mikael Skager, have completed the recordings for their debut album and are currently mixing the effort at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg for a late 2004 release ...

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Arrests Made In Theft Of Hard Rock Memorabilia

A former radio station employee, his girlfriend and her brother were arrested Friday, accused of breaking into the radio station and stealing $30,000 of music and sports memorabilia, including autographed guitars from KORN, DEF LEPPARD and KISS, as well as drum heads from METALLICA, LINKIN PARK and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, according to Tampa Bay ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR: New CD To Contain Seven Tracks

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), are currently at Retread Studio recording their new release, due out this summer. "Brett [Goode] has finished the drum tracks as of Sunday," Ehlers writes on the band's web site. "Next week Robert [Dirr] and I will begin ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed the track listing for the group's new CD, tentatively due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. It is as follows: 01. Blackmail The Universe 02. Shadow Of Death 03. My Kingdom 04. Of Mice And Men 05. Truth Be Told 06. The Scorpion 07. Kick The Chair 08. ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Film Detroit Show For Possible Live DVD

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hails and salutations fuckers! "The release of our new record, 'Through The Ashes Of Empires' (from here on out referred to as 'TTAOE') is less than a month away! The new, exclusive track, 'Seasons Wither' is mixed, mastered and ...

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VISCERAL BLEEDING: New MP3, Video Posted Online

Swedish death metallers VISCERAL BLEEDING have finalized the track listing for their second full-length album, "Transcend Into Ferocity", due on May 11 through Neurotic Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Remnants of Deprivation" was recorded at Flatpig studios in Malmö with producer Robert Ahrling (ORIGINBLOOD, SPAWN OF POSSESSION) and will contain nine tracks plus a multimedia ...

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