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MURDER 101: Pure Floridian Brutality

Several members of some of South Florida's heaviest bands have teamed up in a brand new project called MURDER 101. The line-up for the group includes Jason Blachowicz (DIVINE EMPIRE, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) on bass, Cesar Placeres (HIBERNUS MORTIS) on drums, Samuel Dean (CHRONZON) on guitar, and Rob Rosenzweig (CHRONZON) on vocals. The band are currently ...

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METALLICA's Fan Worship Documented On 'Metallimania' DVD

Killing Time Productions are releasing an unofficial 95-minute documentary on DVD, titled "Metallimania" and filmed between 1994 to 1996, that humorously captured METALLICA and the outer limits of fan worship in a pre-Napster world. Like "Some Kind of Monster", "Metallimania" was also financed with METALLICA money for the band's own private amusement, a way to ...

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Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer Explains His Departure

Former MUSHROOMHEAD frontman J. Mann (a.k.a. Jason Popson) recently spoke to DomainCleveland.com about his departure from the group, about his Fractured Transmitter record label and his other projects. Several excerpts from the interview follow: DomainCleveland.com: I'll just cut right to the chase, First and foremost, many MUSHROOMHEAD fans have been asking, Why, J. ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Guitarist Talks About 'In The Arms Of God'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist Woody Weatherman recently spoke to VWAB about the group's new album, "In the Arms of God" and their upcoming tour with MOTÖRHEAD, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: VWAB: You recorded the last [album] pretty fast, how long did this new one take to record? Woody Weatherman: "It ...

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EARACHE Announce European Licencing Deal With WILLOWTIP RECORDS

Earache Records has confirmed that it has become affiliated with rising U.S. label Willowtip as part of an exclusive licensing deal for Europe. Willowtip has produced a consistently high level of noise over the past few years, bringing to the underground's attention such names as CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CREATION IS CRUCIFIXION, GOATSBLOOD, MISERY INDEX and CIRCLE ...

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UFO: More Details Revealed About Upcoming DVD Shoot

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will film and record an official DVD on Friday, May 13 at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This will be the first DVD in over thirty years of UFO's history, ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: 'In The Arms Of God' Track Listing Revealed

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have finalized the track listing for their new album, "In the Arms of God", due on April 5 via Sanctuary Records. The group's first collection of new material since 2000's "America's Volume Dealer" was produced by C.O.C.'s longtime collaborator John Custer. Besides working on four of the band's previous albums, Custer also ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Awarded Lifetime Achievement Grammy

Reuters is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN got a "whole lotta" belated love from the music industry on Saturday, earning a lifetime achievement Grammy in recognition of a career that changed the face of rock 'n' roll. The English band was one of 10 performers, alongside the likes of rockabilly hellraiser JERRY LEE LEWIS, ...

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L.A. GUNS, SLAUGHTER, GREAT WHITE Perform At 'Stripped' CD Launch Party: Photos Available

NIGHT RANGER, L.A. GUNS, SLAUGHTER, GREAT WHITE, Jani Lane (formerly of WARRANT), Kip Winger (WINGER), and Freddie Curci (ALIAS, accompanied by Jason Hook) were among the artists that performed acoustic sets at Stripped On The Strip, the record release party and concert performance for "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" on Monday, February 7 at the ...

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UFO To Film DVD In May

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will record their first official DVD in May in Germany. "The band want to know which songs you would like them to perform on the DVD, with the emphasis on ...

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ANTHRAX: BELLADONNA, SPITZ And BELLO To Join Band At Holland's DYNAMO

Contrary to an earlier announcement indicating that former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna would share vocal duties with his replacement, John Bush, for the band's special 25-year anniversary concert at Holland's Dynamo Open Air festival on May 7 in Hellendoorn, it now appears that only Belladonna will be present at the gig. For the occasion ANTHRAX ...

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BLOOD DUSTER: METALLICA Want Their Shirts, THE HAUNTED Don't Like Their Gay Humor

Infamous Australian act BLOOD DUSTER, described as blending lethal grindcore with traditional '70s-style Southern rock and rockabilly rhythms spiced up with a large dose of grossed-out humor, are set to release their debut DVD. The band, who regularly perform naked onstage, have already shocked the world with product such as "Fisting the Dead", the banned-cover ...

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THIS IS MENACE: PITCHSHIFTER Offshoot Project To Release Debut Album In April

THIS IS MENACE, a U.K.-based collaborative project spearheaded by PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden and drummer Jason Bowld, will release their debut album, "No End In Sight", in April through PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden's PSI Records. Announced in late 2004 as "leviathonic, guitar driven music," this new venture will reportedly feature a whole host of guest ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE: New Song Available For Download

DIVINE EMPIRE, the Florida-based death metal band featuring bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), have posted a brand new track, entitled "Storm of Hatred", at this location. "Storm of Hatred" comes off the group's fourth album, "Method of Execution", due in May via Olympic Recordings. The follow-up to 2003's "Nostradamus", "Method of Execution" (view ...

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DANGEROUS TOYS Schedule Special Two-Hour Performance

DANGEROUS TOYS, the Texas-based band featuring WATCHTOWER frontman Jason McMaster, have scheduled a special two-hour performance on May 7 at The Red Eyed Fly in Austin, Texas. There will be no opening bands — just an "evening with the TOYS," according to a posting on the group's web site. For more information, visit

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