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PANZERCHRIST In The Studio

Danish death metallers PANZERCHRIST have just entered the Antfarm Studio (EXMORTEM, MNEMIC, RAUNCHY) with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, KONKHRA) to record the follow-up album to 2000's "Soul Collector", titled "Room Service". "Room Service" will contain 11 songs, including a "blasting" version of METAL CHURCH's eponymously-titled anthem, and will be released in the fall through ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Confirmed For SNAKENET METAL NATION FEST 2003

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), have been confirmed to appear at Snakenet.com Metal Nation Fest 2003 on June 20 at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Also set to perform at the two-day event are DAYLIGHT DIES, OCTOBER 31, TWISTED TOWER ...

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INVOCATOR Announce Danish Tour

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have announced the details of their upcoming winter tour in support of their latest CD, "Through The Flesh To The Soul", due in early October through Italy's Scarlet Records. The confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 31 - Multihus Tobaksfabrikken - Esbjerg, DEN Nov. 01 - Metalfestival - Ålborg, DEN Nov. ...

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TED NUGENT: I Am Not A Racist

Ted Nugent has rejected accusations that he is a racist following his appearance on a Denver radio show Monday (May 5) when a live interview with Nugent was reportedly cut short after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and blacks. The following is Ted's official statement regarding the Denver incident: "Let's get ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Record BBC Session

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, the band featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, recently entered BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios and recorded a session for the Radio One "Friday Rock Show". The guys recorded new versions of "Beneath The Skin", "Young Man, Old Soul", "Mantra" and a storming cover of BACHMAN ...

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BRAINSTORM Finalize Track Listing For 'Soul Temptation'

Germany's BRAINSTORM have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming album, "Soul Temptation", due on June 30 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Metus Mortis", which is currently being recorded at House of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany, will contain the following cuts: 01. Highs Without Lows 02. Doorway To Survive 03. The ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Frontman Addresses Bassist's Departure

THE WILDHEARTS mainman Ginger has posted a lengthy message via his official web site addressing bassist Danny McCormack's recent departure from the group in order to go into a rehabilitation center to seek out help for his heroin addiction. "Ever thought that things have gone as bad as things can possibly get, only for things ...

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INVOCATOR To Release 'Through The Flesh To The Soul' In October

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have set "Through The Flesh To The Soul" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in early October through Italy's Scarlet Records. The CD — the group's first in eight years — features cover artwork by Chad Michael Ward (DARKANE, GRIEF OF EMERALD, etc.) and includes a guest ...

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DEAD SOUL TRIBE Complete Work On 'A Murder of Crows'

DEAD SOUL TRIBE, the new band led by former PSYCHOTIC WALTZ frontman Buddy Lackey (a.k.a. Devon Graves), have completed work on their sophomore album, "A Murder of Crows", tentatively due in June through InsideOut Music. "I am very pleased with it and I hope [everyone else] enjoys it as well," Graves said. "We hope to ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Why I Was Fired From 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued a statement via his official web site giving his side of the story behind his termination from the national touring revival of the Rice-Webber rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar". The statement reads as follows: "I would like to extend my heartfelt apologies to those of you who ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Issue New Solo Album

Former VAN HALEN frontman DAVID LEE ROTH will issue his new solo album, "Diamond Dave", through Magna Carta/Magnatude Records on July 8. The album features several originals and a few covers. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Medicine Man 02. Thug Pop 03. Act One 04. Slip Away 05. Bold ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD: 'Rehab Is Like College For Your Head'

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his battle with alcohol addiction and the much-publicized trip to rehab in 2001 that has seemingly enabled the singer to emerge a much healthier and more positive-thinking person that he was during much of the group's 20-plus-year career. In the latest issue of the magazine (dated ...

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BRAINSTORM Begin Work On 'Soul Temptation'

Germany's BRAINSTORM have set "Soul Temptation" as the title for their new album, due on June 30 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Metus Mortis" is currently being recorded at House of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany and will be the group's "most diverse album ever," according to guitarist Torsten Ihlenfeld. "Hard, catchy, ...

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ROCKDETECTOR Database: Metal Divas Wanted!

Rockdetector, the world's biggest rock and metal devoted database, is now working on the 10th in its "A-Z" series of reference books — "A-Z of Rock & Metal Divas". This book, which includes a compilation CD, covers the entire spectrum of female contributions to all forms of rock right through from LEE AARON to AMBER ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Complete New Album

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have completed work on their new album, "My Passion // Your Pain", producer Andy Classen at Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany. The follow-up to last year's "Flesh-Power-Dominion" is due on May 5 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for "My Passion // Your Pain" is as ...

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H.I.M. Play 'Pre-Launch' Show In Germany

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. played a "pre-launch" show for their upcoming album, "Love Metal", on Saturday, March 8 at the Grosse Freiheit Club in Hamburg, Germany. The group's complete set list for the evening was as follows: 01. Buried Alive By Love 02. The Funeral Of Hearts 03. Beyond Redemption 04. Sweet Pandemonium 05. Soul ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer Organizes Benefit In L.A.

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen and the staff of his Raven Drum Foundation have organized a special event called "Soul Of The Drum" on Saturday, March 15 in North Hollywood, California. According to LEPPARD's official web site, "Soul Of The Drum" is a workshop, ceremony, benefit show and celebration, all in one event that combines ...

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INVOCATOR: New Album Done

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have finished mixing their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album, due before the summer through Italy's Scarlet Records. According to the band, "We've mixed 11 songs in 5 days, and the album is now ready to be mastered and edited. John and Asmus from SACRIFICIAL + Tommy from SLUGS did backing vocals on ...

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TIDFALL To Enter Studio In March

Norwegian black metallers TIDFALL will enter Akkerhaugen Lydstudio in late March to begin recording their third album for a late summer release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to the band, " It's been one hell of a year of composing, some ups and some downs, but we can finally say that this is going to ...

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ALTARIA Set European Release Date For 'Invitation'

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, have set an April 28 European release date through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven Records for their debut album, "Invitation". The CD, which was mixed at Helsinki's Sonic Pump studios by Nino Laurenne, will contain the following track listing: 01. Ravenwing 02. Innocent 03. ...

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It's Official: ROBERT TRUJILLO Joins METALLICA!

As first predicted here last week, METALLICA have officially announced the addition of bassist Robert Trujillo to the group's ranks. Trujillo, a former member of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and OZZY OSBOURNE, fills the slot left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted. "We've all known, and have been huge fans of Rob since ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Complete Demo, Launch Web Site

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), have completed a three-song demo at XXX studios in Tampa, Florida. The tracks featured on the demo are as follows: 01. Soul Disment 02. Under Existence 03. Denounciation UNHOLY GHOST, whose lineup is completed by ...

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KORY CLARKE's London Date Cancelled

Former WARRIOR SOUL/SPACE AGE PLAYBOYS frontman Kory Clarke's previously announced solo date at London's Camden on March 8 has been cancelled. According to the singer's official web site, "people in London should call the Camden and tell them to 'cough up the dough'!" Clarke's show at the Shrine in Stockholm, Sweden on March 8 is ...

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