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KORN Perform In London: Photos Available

KORN performed in concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on Saturday (June 19). Check out pictures from Globe Photos. As previously reported, KORN will fulfill their seven-album deal with Epic Records by releasing a greatest-hits collection in the fall. The album may include the band's forthcoming collaboration with rapper LIL JON, which ...

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ULI JON ROTH, MICHAEL SCHENKER To Tour Together?

According to a posting at the web site of the West Springfield, Virginia concert venue Jaxx, legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP will be teaming up for the "Über Guitar Gods Tour" later this summer. The duo, who will apparently each play a full set and then jam ...

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STAIND Studio Update: 'We're Moving Forward Nicely'

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Hey there, me again. I just wanted to check in and let everyone know that things are going really well in the studio. Jon's dong a great job (as usual) doing drum tracks. He got 7 songs done last week and ...

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VAN HALEN Finalize Sequence For 'The Best of Both Worlds'

VAN HALEN have finalized the song sequence for "The Best Of Both Worlds", the two-CD retrospective they'll release on July 20, according to Launch Radio Networks. The sequence has changed considerably since the track listing was first revealed — instead of a mostly chronological running order, the album now mixes up songs from the David ...

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DOHENY Recording With ROB ZOMBIE Producer

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, are in the process of recording a new demo track with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, POWERMAN 5000, TOMMY LEE) at an undisclosed location in the Hollywood Hills. Commented Clayden: "I came up with ...

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DEATHSTARS To Support DISSECTION In Stockholm

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have been booked as the opening act for the DISSECTION comeback show on October 30 at Klubben in Stockholm. As previously reported, DEATHSTARS' debut album, "Synthetic Generation" — originally issued in Sweden in March 2002 via the Universal affiliate LED Recordings — was released through Nuclear Blast last November. The Swedish band, in ...

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VOLBEAT Set Working Title For Full-Length Debut

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have set "Rebel Monster" as the working title of their debut album, tentatively due in October through New Aeon Media, a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media. The band will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark on June 17 with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) to begin recording the CD, which is expected ...

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JON OLIVA's 'TAGE MAHAL To Release Three-Record Series

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva and his 'TAGE MAHAL solo project have announced the beginning of what will now be a three-record series released over the next few years. "Metal lovers all over the globe can expect the first release of Volume I in September/October of this year followed by a systematic and timely release of ...

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HAVOCHATE To Record New York Show For Possible Live CD/DVD

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT), will be playing at The Haunt in Ithaca, New York this Friday, May 28. The group, who recently entered Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL) to begin recording their second album, ...

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JON OLIVA And TAGE MAHAL Sign With SPV RECORDS

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva has signed a deal with SPV Records to distribute the debut release from TAGE MAHAL. Oliva's first solo release is now complete and will be released worldwide in September/October 2004. The album will feature more than 60 minutes of Jon's solo material recorded by Greg Marchak at Audio Lab Studios and ...

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Former PUSHED Singer Launches PERSQUAREINCH

Former PUSHED singer Travis Neal and has formed a new band with Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums. Dubbed PERSQUAREINCH, the new group "is what I've been starving for for a few years now," said Neal. "There is no boundaries in the writing style, ...

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ANIMUS: New Demo Song Available For Download

Chicago thrash/hardcore band ANIMUS has posted a new demo track, "No One Cares", at their official web site. "No One Cares" is the band's first recording with new bassist Jon Sharwarko and is among the songs set to appear on the group's upcoming EP, due to be recorded in July with producer John ...

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ULI JON ROTH Postpones Touring Activities Until Late Summer

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) has decided to postpone all touring activities until the end of the summer in order to be able to fully concentrate on the production of the "Requiem For An Angel" project, which he has been working on for quite some time now. The string players of the Sky Orchestra ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: Bassist JAMES LOMENZO Signs On For OZZFEST

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will be utilizing the services of bassist James Lomenzo (PRIDE & GLORY, DAVID LEE ROTH, WHITE LION) during their main-stage appearance at this year's Ozzfest, according to BlackLabelSociety.net. Since BLACK SABBATH have been announced as the headliners of this year's festival, OZZY OSBOURNE's solo band — which features BLACK LABEL SOCIETY frontman ...

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ICED EARTH: Japanese Tour Postponed

ICED EARTH have been forced to postpone their previously announced Japanese tour due to the recent departure of drummer Richard Christy. "Though we tried everything in our power to keep this from happening we have no other alternative," ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer writes on the group's web site. The affected dates are as follows: ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Complete Pre-Production For New Album

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed the pre-production for the group's much anticipated second release on AFM Records at Cabin Fever Studios in Brooksville, Florida. Owned and operated by hit songwriter Troy Montgomery, Cabin Fever Studios is known for its privacy, excellent writing conditions, relaxed atmosphere, ...

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DISSECTION: First Live Show Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, will be making a return to the live arena when they perform at Klubben in Stockholm on October 30. No further information is currently available. Nödtveidt has spent seven years in prison after being convicted of murdering an Algerian homosexual. A short-lived collaboration with former EMPEROR ...

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KORN To Release 'Greatest Hits' Collection In The Fall

KORN will fulfill their seven-album deal with Epic Records by releasing a greatest-hits collection in the fall, according to MTV.com. The album may include the band's forthcoming collaboration with rapper LIL JON, slated to be recorded next week. With regards to what KORN's next move will be, singer Jonathan Davis told MTV.com, "We're assessing things. ...

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