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It's Official: SPINESHANK Part Ways With Vocalist JONNY SANTOS

SPINESHANK have officially parted ways with vocalist Jonny Santos, a spokesperson for the band's management company has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The following is drummer Tommy Decker's statement on the matter: "The rumor is true. It is an amicable split and is mainly due to musical differences. The four of us have accomplished a lot of ...

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DECEIVER To Record Debut Mini-CD In May

DECEIVER, the Swedish metal band featuring members of MAZE OF TORMENT and SERPENT OBSCENE, will enter The Abyss studio in May with producer Tommy Tägtgren for the recording of their debut mini-CD. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released through the Singaporean label Konqueror Records in August. The band's music is being described as "the hard ...

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THE FORSAKEN To Support SOILWORK In Europe

Swedish death metal act THE FORSAKEN will be the support act for SOILWORK on their European tour beginning in early February. THE FORSAKEN will be promoting their third full-length album, "Traces Of The Past", which was released through Century Media Records in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 06 – Tampere, FIN - Pukkahoune ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS To Enter Studio In March

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the new Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), will enter Abyss studios with engineer Tommy Tägtgren on March 20 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled debut album, due in ...

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MEMORIZED DREAMS Complete Work On 'Theater Of Life'

Norwegian power metallers MEMORIZED DREAMS will release their debut album, "Theater Of Life", in late February through Sound Riot Records. The CD was recorded at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway with producer Stein Bratland and features a guest appearance on the title track by singer Olaf Hayer (DIONYSUS, LUCA TURILLI, LORD BYRON). Mastering duties will ...

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TESLA Returns With 'Into The Now'

TESLA will release their eagerly anticipated new studio album, "Into the Now", on Sanctuary Records on March 9, 2004. The original lineup of vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarist Frank Hannon, guitarist Tommy Skeoch, bass guitarist Brian Wheat and drummer Troy Luccketta spent more than two years writing and recording "Into the Now". TESLA co-produced the album ...

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HATESPHERE To Enter Studio In February

Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE will enter Jailhouse Studios in February with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS) to record their new album, tentatively due in May through Italy's Scarlet Records. HATESPHERE's most recent mini-album, "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Black", contained three studio cuts and four live tracks and was the group's first ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS To Begin Recording Debut Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the new Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have finished writing the material for their debut album and are currently looking for a suitable studio in which to ...

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TOMMY LEE and PINK's Romance Heats Up

Us Weekly reports that during a visit to the Ghost Bar at the Palms Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, pop singer Pink sat pouting on a couch while boyfriend Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) was dancing with some attractive females. But when he finally went over to give his gal some attention, a source says, "Tommy ...

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Report: Top-Grossing OZZFEST Shows Of All Time (1996-2003)

As part of a special spotlight on the Osbournes in the current issue of Billboard, the magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 highest-grossing Ozzfest shows in the travelling festival's eight-year history. Since its inaugural run in 1996, Ozzfest has grossed a staggering $146.5 million from 236 shows that have drawn 3.8 million ...

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UFO: New Album Artwork Posted Online

UFO have posted the cover art for their new album, "You Are Here", at this location. The group's first effort to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore, "You Are Here" was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN) and is due in Europe on February 16, 2004 ...

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RAGNAROK: New Album To Surface In February

Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK will release their fifth album, "Blackdoor Miracle", on February 20, 2004 through Sweden's Regain Records. The follow-up to 2002's "In Nomine Satanas" was recorded and mixed at Abyss Studio in Sweden with engineer/mixer Tommy Tägtgren and was mastered at The Mastering Room in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Never has the band been so ...

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UFO Guitarist To Guest On JORDAN RUDESS Solo Album

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore started recording solos Thursday (Dec. 11) for the new Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER) solo record. This will be the first time Jordan and Vinnie have recorded together since Vinnie's "Time Odyssey" record was released in 1988. Moore will be featured on two songs. Joe Satriani, Greg Howe, and Steve Morse will ...

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UFO To Release New Album In February

UFO have set a February 16, 2004 European release date through SPV Records for their new album, "You Are Here". The group's first album to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN) and contains 11 new songs, including "The Spark That Is ...

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Report: PINK Spends Big Bucks To Fly In TOMMY LEE

The Mirror reports singer Pink spent $35,000 to fly in boyfriend Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) from Los Angeles to New York on a private jet. They write, " First stop was the less-than-seductive 'Saturday Night Live' studios where newly-tamed Tommy waited in the wings as the 'Trouble' singer was being interviewed. A few hours later ...

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TOMMY LEE And PINK's Toilet Thrill

The New York Post is reporting that couple du jour Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) and singer Pink livened up Lotus last week when they were caught engaging in some kinky coupling in the men's room. Promoter Ronnie Madras, who hosts Lotus' Friday night party, tells the Post he walked in on Lee simulating sex with ...

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TOMMY LEE To Play Drums For SKRAPE At Hollywood Gig

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will sit in behind the kit at SKRAPE's show December 18 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, according to MTV.com. The event will be a returned favor of sorts, since SKRAPE drummer Will Hunt was the touring drummer in Lee's band earlier this year. SKRAPE's sophomore ...

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'KISS Symphony' DVD Certified Double Platinum

KISS's "Kiss Symphony" DVD has been certified double platinum in the U.S., according to the web site of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The DVD, which features KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Tommy Thayer playing classic songs such as "Rock And Roll All Nite", "Deuce", "Love Gun", and "Detroit ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Announces More Solo Dates

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has announced the following solo dates during December: Dec. 07 - New York, NY @ Pianos (w/ Angela McClusky) Dec. 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lava Lounge (benefit show) As previously reported, Stinson's as-yet-untitled solo album was recorded primarily over two months in a studio owned by friend ...

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TOMMY LEE, PINK Spotted In Hollywood

The Sun reports that former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and singer Pink have been meeting secretly since they "snogged each other's faces off" at a party in New York two weeks ago. The pair were photographed leaving a Hollywood's posh Sushi diner on Wednesday (Nov 26). "Sushi is a very intimate restaurant," ...

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Update: DANZIG Sign European Deal With REGAIN RECORDS

Sweden's Regain Records (web site) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to inform us that the label's previously announced deal with DANZIG (which was reported here yesterday) includes the rights for the entire European continent — not just Scandinavia. According to a company spokesperson, "DANZIG is still looking into offers from several U.S. labels ...

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DANZIG Sign With REGAIN RECORDS

According to the daily Swedish music industry newsletter Musikindustin.nu (web site), DANZIG have signed a deal with Sweden's Regain Records for the release of the band's eighth studio album, tentatively due in April 2004. It is not presently clear if DANZIG's deal with Regain will cover only the Scandinavian territory or if it ...

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THY PRIMORDIAL: New Album Delayed

Swedish mythological black metallers THY PRIMORDIAL have pushed back the release date of their sixth album, "Pestilence Upon Mankind", to March 8, 2004 through Blackend Records. According to a posting on the group's web site, the new CD is "faster, heavier, more complex and sounds better then our previous albums." "Pestilence Upon Mankind" was recorded ...

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Have Your Photo Taken With TOMMY LEE — For 'Only' $500!

The following message has been posted on the official MÖTLEY CRÜE web site: "On December 6th Mason Art of Music will be hosting an event with Tommy Lee. This is a once-in-a-life time opportunity to meet Tommy Lee in person. You will be getting a first-hand autograph from Tommy as a professional photographer takes your ...

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NIKKI SIXX: MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion Tour 'Likely' In 2004

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has told Launch Radio Networks that the band will most likely embark on a reunion tour next year. Sixx said that the bandmembers — including frontman Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, and drummer Tommy Lee — have had their personal issues in the past, but that they seem to be ...

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MEMORIZED DREAMS Name New Singer

Norwegian power metallers MEMORIZED DREAMS have announced the addition of singer Terje Harøy to the group's ranks. "[Terje is] a talented young singer, with a fantastic voice," the band write on their web site. "He has done a great job in studio so far, and will shortly finish the recordings of his vocals [for our ...

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TOMMY And PAM Check Out Sons' Soccer Match

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and ex-wife Pamela Anderson continued their reconciliation — before he was making out with Pink and she attended the AMAs with Kid Rock — at their sons' soccer-match in Malibu, California. Pam and Tommy arrived at the same time and sat closely together during the game — with Pam's ...

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