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TAZ TAYLOR BAND Featuring GRAHAM BONNET: Russian Dates Cancelled

The TAZ TAYLOR BAND, whose touring lineup includes legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI), has issued the following statement: "The TAZ TAYLOR BAND is extremely disappointed to announce that the dates in Moscow, Russia scheduled for May 2nd and May 3rd have been cancelled. Our apologies to all our ...

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SABBAT: Interview With MARTIN WALKYIER

By Keith Bergman While they never rose to the levels of fame that their contemporaries enjoyed, England's SABBAT built up quite a cult following during their short tenure in the 1980s. Vocalist Martin Walkyier, guitarist Andy Sneap, bassist Frazer Craske and drummer Simon Negus rose from the UK underground with a pair of wicked albums ...

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DERRINGER: Reunion Tour Dates Announced

Since its original signing, DERRINGER has been considered one of the best guitar duos of all time. With the release of its first album, the band found itself supporting AEROSMITH's "Toys In The Attic" and "Rocks" tours. DERRINGER's next album release, "Sweet Evil", saw the group opening for BOSTON's "More Than A Feeling Tour". From ...

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SAXON, AIRBOURNE Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

SAXON and AIRBOURNE have been confirmed for the Sauna Open Air metal festival, set to take place June 6-8 in Tampere, Finland. Also scheduled for the event is a one-off reunion performance by influential Finnish speed/thrash metallers STONE, featuring members of CHILDREN OF BODOM and SUB-URBAN TRIBE. Sauna Open Air billing: WHITESNAKE SCORPIONS SEBASTIAN BACH ...

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ONLY LIVING WITNESS Singer To Guest On EHNAHRE Album

EHNAHRE, the new band featuring several former members of KAYO DOT, has tapped Jonah Jenkins (ONLY LIVING WITNESS, RAWRADARWAR) to lay down guest vocals on the group's new album, "The Man Closing Up", to released this spring on Sound Devastation Records (UK). Jenkins helps out with vocals on three tracks. Also appearing on the album ...

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SCORPIONS Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have been confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Sauna Open Air festival, set to take place June 6-8 in Tampere, Finland. The band will headline on Saturday, June 7. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 6: CHILDREN OF BODOM TESTAMENT ELÄKELÄISET DIABLO WIDESCREEN MODE Saturday, ...

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Former MISFITS Frontman Schedules U.S. Dates

Former MISFITS frontman Michale Graves has lined up a number of U.S. headlining dates during March, April and May. For a complete list of upcoming shows, click here. Graves recently released the third installment of his "Demos & Live Cuts" series. The latest volume is a live recording featuring the original line up ...

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GRAHAM BONNETT, ENDEVERAFTER To Guest On KNAC.COM Today

Legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) and the California-based band ENDEVERAFTER will be the featured guests on DJ Junkman's KNAC.COM show this afternoon/evening (Monday, February 25). Bonnet will appear in the studio at 4:00 p.m. PST, followed by ENDEVERAFTER at 6:00 p.m. You can listen to the show live ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH, STAM1NA, ELÄKELÄISET Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

SEBASTIAN BACH, STAM1NA and ELÄKELÄISET have been confirmed for the Sauna Open Air metal festival, set to take place June 6-8 in Tampere, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: WHITESNAKE SEBASTIAN BACH TESTAMENT GRAHAM BONNET & JOE LYNN TURNER CHILDREN OF BODOM SONATA ARCTICA ELÄKELÄISET STAM1NA MOKOMA AMORPHIS DIABLO WHEN THE EMPIRE ...

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RAVENS CREED: UK Dates Announced

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, James Kiely and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, have scheduled the following UK dates: May 23 - Nottingham, Old Angel May 24 - Glasgow, [to be announced] May 25 - Newcastle, Trillians May 26 - Leeds, ...

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Former SABBAT Bassist Joins RAVENS CREED

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham and James Kiely, have announced the addition of former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske to the group's ranks. "We are currently rehearsing for the 'Albion Thunder' UK tour in May, and will be recording 'Hail the Warbeast' ...

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TAZ TAYLOR BAND Featuring GRAHAM BONNET: European Tour Dates Announced

The TAZ TAYLOR BAND, featuring legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI), will undertake a European tour in March and April 2008. The trek will kick off March 5 at the The Robin in Bilston, England. After that, several countries are on the schedule, including Switzerland, Austria and Switzerland. Support ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Tribute To Finally See Light Of Day

Metallicarchangel Records will finally release "Baptized in Blood" — a "true metal" tribute to LIZZY BORDEN. After dealing with a lot of "unreliable bands," the tribute will add its last song — the BORDEN classic "Red Rum" covered by Norway's TOMORROW'S OUTLOOK. What is special about this track is that the vocals will reportedly be ...

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ALCATRAZZ Schedules Anaheim Gig

ALCATRAZZ featuring legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, IMPELLITTERI) will play a short gig in Anaheim, California on January 18 at Loffler's (8901 Katella Ave.). This is a NAMM event sponsored by the Fender Custom Shop. FretFest 2008 is a benefit show for Fender's Kids Rock Free program. Although the NAMM ...

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MARILYN MANSON: U.S. Dates Announced

MARILYN MANSON has scheduled the following U.S. dates: Jan. 19 - Hard Rock - Orlando, Florida Jan. 20 - The Fillmore - Miami, Florida Jan. 22 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, Georgia Jan. 24 - Rams Head - Baltimore, Maryland Jan. 26 - The Orpheum - Boston, Massachusetts Jan. 27 - Electric Factory Ballroom - ...

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Three Years After DIMEBAG's Murder: Missed Opportunities Abound

Rock author, writer and photographer Chris Armold — who penned the book "A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at the Alrosa Villa", which is described as the authorized biography of Jeffery "Mayhem" Thompson, former head of security for DAMAGEPLAN, and two other heroes (audience member Nathan Bray and venue security member Erin Halk) ...

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Former THE DARKNESS Members Launch STONE GODS

When the rock 'n' roll rollercoaster that was THE DARKNESS came to an abrupt and messy halt with the departure of Justin Hawkins, the remaining members of the band — guitarist Dan Hawkins, bassist Richie Edwards and drummer Ed Graham — were staring premature retirement in the face. But when rock 'n' roll courses through ...

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