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VADER Banned In Malaysia

Polish death metal veterans VADER have posted the following message on their official web site: "VADER is on the list of 228 metal bands banned in Islamic Malaysia. The National Fatwa Council issued the religious decree against the 'black metal cult,' citing practices in which members stamp on the holy Koran, drink alcohol and freely ...

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EYEHATEGOD Frontman: 'PHILIP ANSELMO Helped Me Get Out Of Jail'

Five days after Hurricane Katrina demolished New Orleans, EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike Williams and his girlfriend Alicia Morgan barely escaped the city alive. Within hours of arriving in Morgan City, Louisiana hotel room, the pair were locked up on drug charges. Williams spent 91 days in the Morgan City jail, forced to kick his legendary heroin ...

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Former SINERGY And TO/DIE/FOR Drummer Joins Finland's VANGUARD

Finnish gothic metal band VANGUARD have announced the addition of drummer Tonmi Lillman (ex-TO/DIE/FOR, SINERGY, HATEFRAME, KYLÄHULLUT) to the group's ranks. "VANGUARD's bass player O.D. has left the band to pursue other interests and drummer Tipi has taken the role of bassist," reads a posting on the band's web site. "The empty drummer's chair will ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Announce New Drummer

Philadelphia-based metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY have announced the addition of drummer Darrin Patrick to the group's ranks. "Darrin is best known for his work with progressive band ETERNITY X as well as North Jersey's SMOTHER THERESA," the band write in a statement. "Darrin can be heard on SINGLE BULLET THEORY's forthcoming disc, 'The Killing Floor', ...

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AVULSED To Record New Mini-CD

Spanish extreme metallers AVULSED will enter the studio in late January/early February to record a mini-CD, "Reanimations", featuring two brand new tracks ("River Runs Red" and "Foetal Consolation"), a remake of one song from their 1992 debut demo ("Unconscious Pleasure") and three cover songs: W.A.S.P.'s "I Wanna Be Somebody", GOREFEST's "Mental Misery" and EXODUS' "Piranha". ...

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LED ZEPPELIN's ROBERT PLANT Signs Chair For Charity

According to Canada's London Free Press, LED ZEPPELIN legend Robert Plant didn't hesitate when he was asked to autograph a chair for a good cause while in London, Ontario for a September concert. "I used to smash these things, not sign them," he quipped. Other well-known figures who've appeared at the John Labatt Centre have ...

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Horror Feels Right At Home In ROB ZOMBIE's House

Diana McKeon Charkalis of USA Today has issued the following report: Inside the Zombie house, a wooden electric chair with leather straps sits by the front door. A full suit of armor stands nearby. There's even a stuffed white mouse resting on an entryway table. But when a visitor comments that their Halloween ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist To Guest On VH1's 'I Love the 80s: 3D'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian will be revisiting the commentator's chair and waxing poetic on all things '80s next week on VH1's "I Love the 80s: 3D". VH1 is reprising its highly successful and hilarious "I Love the 80s" approach for "I Love the 80s: 3D". All of your favorite comics, rock stars and celebs will ...

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The Day KISS Rocked Cadillac

Rick Coates of Michigan's Northern Express has issued the following report: Retired Cadillac High School teacher Jim Neff leans back in his living room chair each evening after dinner surrounded by his "15 Minutes of Fame." The plaque on the wall above him reads "Jim Neff Honorary Member of KISS." The guitar next ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 To Support ALICE COOPER On West Coast

According to a posting on Wednesday 13's official web site, the MURDERDOLLS frontman will support ALICE COOPER on the following dates: Oct. 27 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater Oct. 28 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater* Oct. 29 - Tacoma, WA - Emerald Queen Casino Oct. 31 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove * ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY: Drummer JOHN SASSO Rejoins The Fold

Philadelphia's SINGLE BULLET THEORY have re-enlisted original drummer John Sasso to the fold. John was the original SINGLE BULLET THEORY drummer and was best known for his work on the group's 2002 release "Route 666" (Crash Music Inc.). The band are currently working on 23 new blistering tracks and will begin pre-production at Angry Chair ...

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SEVENDUST Return With 'Straightforward' New Album

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose recently spoke to MTV.com about the recording process for the group's new album, "Next". SEVENDUST's fifth disc, "Next" is the band's first release for the Universal-affiliated WineDark Records after a lengthy stint with TVT Records. Regarding the songwriting process for the new CD, Rose said, "There was no one really to ...

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P.M.T. To Support MARILYN MANSON, AMEN In Switzerland

Swiss metallers P.M.T. have been confirmed as the support act for MARILYN MANSON on June 8 at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland. They will also play with AMEN at Rocking Chair in Vevey, Switzerland on June 15. P.M.T. will soon start demoing material for their third album, tentatively due next spring via an as-yet-undetermined label. ...

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AMEN: New European Tour Dates Announced

AMEN have announced the details of their rescheduled European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 09 - Bochum, GER - Zwischenfall Jun. 10 - Berlin, GER - Kato Jun. 11 - Hannover, GER - TBA Jun. 13 - Budapest, HUN - A38 (w/ BOYSETSFIRE) Jun. 15 - Vevey, SWI - Rocking Chair Jun. 16 ...

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GOTTHARD Finalize Track Listing For 'Lipservice'

Veteran Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Lipservice", due in Europe on June 6 via G.Records/Nuclear Blast. It is as follows: 01. All We Are 02. Dream On 03. Lift 'U' Up 04. Everything I Want 05. Cupid's Arrow 06. I Wonder 07. I'm Alive 08. I've Seen ...

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