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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Stabbing Victims Identified

The man that died of multiple stab wounds suffered during a brawl at CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's concert in Ybor City, Florida Thursday night (June 23) has been identified as Thomas Laskas, 30, of 1424 E. Idlewild Ave. in Tampa His wife, Wendy, is in critical but stable condition at Tampa General Hospital, according to the ...

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BEHEMOTH Forced To Cancel SUMMER BLAST Festival Appearance

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH were forced to cancel their scheduled appearance at the Summer Blast Fest in Germany Friday (June 17) after getting into a car accident on the way to the German border. Commented mainman Nergal: "We took off Thursday night for Germany, but on the way to the border we all fell asleep…including ...

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In Disgust We Trust - MISTRESS

You're sitting down at breakfast listening to your favorite "modern" hardcore release, when all of a sudden a hirsute drunkard takes a big steaming dump in your Cheerios. In all likelihood, the smelly fellow is a member of Birmingham, England's MISTRESS and he's doing a little overseas PR for the old school, grindcore-rooted, crust-caked metallic ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Chopper Giveaway Announced

357 Choppers and Zakk Wylde have announced the Zakk Wylde BLACK LABEL SOCIETY sawblade chopper giveaway. One lucky fan will win the Zakk Wylde Sawblade Chopper, manufactured by 357 Customs and valued at over $70,000. This custom-made hardcore iron chopper features the "Halloween Nightmare Buzzsaw" paint job, as seen on Zakk's Gibson Les Paul and ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'Britain Is Too Expensive'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne is outraged by the cost of living in Britain, despite his huge wealth. The former BLACK SABBATH singer has become one of the world's most successful reality television stars in "The Osbournes", but he hasn't forgotten the value of money — and chooses to reside mainly in America where ...

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WARGASM Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

On Saturday June 25, the three members of WARGASM, plus assorted members of STEEL ASSASSIN, TRIPHAMMER, MADD HUNTER, EVERY SECOND, and TONGUE & GROOVE will perform at a benefit concert at the Mallard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Three bands consisting of the above-mentioned musicians will be formed specially for this occasion and will perform the music ...

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CANDLEMASS Schedule CD-Release Party In Stockholm

Reunited Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS will celebrate the release of their new self-titled album with a free hometown show on April 27 at O-Baren in Stockholm, Sweden. Doors open at 10:00 p.m. and the band will hit the stage at 11:00 p.m. Due on May 2 via Nuclear Blast Records, "Candlemass" was recorded in part ...

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Candlemass - CANDLEMASS

With an ominous rushing sound, the first album of new material from the classic CANDLEMASS lineup in 16 years roars into the spotlight. As opening statements go, they don't get much more kickass than "Black Dwarf" — cranking along at what for CANDLEMASS is practically thrash speeds. This midtempo rocker may put off people expecting ...

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VINCE NEIL'S Chopper Tribute To Dead Daughter

ContactMusic.com is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil has a custom-made chopper with a replica of his tattoo tribute to his dead daughter, Skylar, on the gas tank. The rocker insisted on the special artwork so he had a permanent reminder of his little girl — who lost her battle with stomach cancer a ...

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OVERKILL Frontman: Nothing Left To Prove

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth recently spoke to the Wormwood Chronicles fanzine about the differences between U.S. and European metal crowds, the early days of the New York metal scene, the proliferation of reunions and more. An excerpt from the interview follows: Wormwood Chronicles: Your philosophy has always been not to look too ...

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How the Great Have Fallen - RAGING SPEEDHORN

Like a back alley knife fight between ENTOMBED, UNSANE and PUNGENT STENCH, these unruly U.K. bastards come back from the dead and drop their U.S. debut in the form of a surly, stomping, riff-lobbing tank of an album. The vocals are shrieked, the riffs are made of large, unsubtle cement blocks, and the whole thing ...

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CANDLEMASS: New Album Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for the new CANDLEMASS album, simply entitled "Candlemass", has been posted online at this location. "Candlemass", due on May 2 via Nuclear Blast Records, was recorded in part at Polar studios (ABBA, GENESIS, LED ZEPPELIN) in Stockholm, Sweden and is said to be musically similar to the group's classic "Tales ...

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MINDGRINDER Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator (on bass/vocals), have parted ways with drummer Dan. "His leaving has a mutual understanding within the band and is from the given circumstances the best solution for MINDGRINDER," reads a posting on the group's web site. "At the same time we are proud to ...

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THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL Outline Upcoming Activities

U.K. black metallers THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL have posted the following update on their official web site: "'The Mill Hill Sessions' CD is now out on Godreah Records. This airs the band in a raw environment with guitars taking over the main sound, leaving the keyboards at a bare minimum. HAWKWIND's Alan Davey and Huw ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Essential' Collection To Include Brand New Song

GMR Music has set a November 22 release date for CANDLEMASS' "Essential Doom" CD, a posthumous collection of the group's best material plus their newly recorded and previously unreleased song "Witches". The album will come with a bonus DVD featuring video footage of the band's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Germany in 2003. ...

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