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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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GRAHAM BONNET's ALCATRAZZ To Perform With Y&T In Santa Clara

Graham Bonnet's ALCATRAZZ will perform with legendary California hard rockers Y&T at their 2007 New Year's Eve show at Avalon in Santa Clara, California. In a recent interview with Metal-Rules.com, Bonnet stated about his decision to use the ALCATRAZZ name for his new project, "What happened was our old bass player and keyboard player were ...

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EHNAHRE Signs With SOUND DEVASTATION RECORDS

EHNAHRE, the new band featuring several former members of KAYO DOT, has inked a deal with Sound Devastation Records for the release of its debut album, "The Man Closing Up". The CD, which is conceptually based around the texts by Donald Justice, is tentatively due in the spring. EHNAHRE lineup: Ryan McGuire - Bass, Voice ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: 'I Would Play Again With YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Any Day'

Marko Syrjälä of Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Metal-Rules.com: You've done recently some shows under the name ALCATRAZZ with completely new lineup and if I've understood right everybody haven't been too pleased ...

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Former KAYO DOT Members Launch EHNAHRE

Several former members of KAYO DOT have joined forces in a new band called EHNAHRE. According to a press release, the group is currently working on a new album entitled "The Man Closing Up", which is conceptually based around the texts by Donald Justice. No label deal has yet been announced. EHNAHRE lineup: Ryan McGuire ...

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WOE OF TYRANTS Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announce the signing of Chillicothe, Ohio's WOE OF TYRANTS. According to a press release, WOE OF TYRANTS is "comprised of five guys dead-set on playing metal the way they want to, never listening or caring what scene they belong to or what sells the most records; who mix the best of ...

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Original JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS Schedules Hollywood Concert With THE HOLY RAGE

Growing UK-based concert booking organization Extreme Music Agency (EMA) has announced the launch of its USA business operation. The company has established a working collaboration with Rob Grohl at respected concert and festival booking company R.G. Concert Promotionz. The venture will see the two companies working hand-in-hand on a number of responsibilities. The East Coast ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Announces Russian Dates With TAZ TAYLOR BAND

Legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) will be play two gigs in Russia with the TAZ TAYLOR BAND to promote their new album, "Welcome to America". The dates are as follows: Nov. 15 - Moscow, Russia - Tabula Rasa Nov. 16 - St. Petersburg, Russia - LDM (The Concert ...

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ALCATRAZZ: Behind-The-Scenes Biography Posted Online

Founding ALCATRAZZ members Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), Gary Shea (bass) and Jan Uvena (drums) have posted a lengthy behind-the-scenes biography at this location. The site covers the full story of the band, from its initial formation through three ex-guitar players, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and Danny Johnson, up to their current axeman Stig Mathisen. ...

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