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DEF LEPPARD Drummer To Guest On 'The Allan Handelman Show'

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen will guest on "The Allan Handelman Show" today (Wednesday, October 31) on Charlotte, North Carolina's 101.1 WZTK FM radio station beginning at 5:00 p.m. EST. Rick will discuss his personal story of triumph and how his organizations and music inspire others through times of adversity and trauma. The hour-long interview ...

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ATROCITY: 'Todessehnsucht' To Be Reissued With Bonus Track

Metal Mind Productions will re-release ATROCITY's "Todessehnsucht" album on October 15 in Europe and November 5 in the U.S. (via MVD). The digipak edition will be limited to 2,000 numbered copies and will include one bonus track plus liner notes written by the band. The CD was digitally remastered by ATROCITY frontman Alex Krull himself. ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: The Making Of DOWN's 'Over The Under' Part IV

To chronicle the past five years leading up to the release of DOWN's new album, "III - Over The Under", singer Philip Anselmo (ex-PANTERA) has been issuing periodic installments leading up to the release of the record. This is Philip's personal communication to the band's loyal fan base and gives a first hand account of ...

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IRON FIRE To Support U.D.O., PRIMAL FEAR In Germany

Danish metallers IRON FIRE, who are fronted by FORCE OF EVIL singer Martin Steene, will support U.D.O. and PRIMAL FEAR on the following dates in December: Dec. 11 - D-Hamburg Markthalle Dec. 12 - D-Saarbrücken Kufa Dec. 13 - D-Stuttgart Lka Dec. 14 - D-Memmingen Kaminwerk Dec. 15 - D-Düsseldorf Phillipshalle Dec. 16 - D-Braunschweig ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: The Making Of DOWN's 'Over The Under' Part III

To chronicle the past five years leading up to the release of DOWN's new album, "III - Over The Under", singer Philip Anselmo (ex-PANTERA) has been issuing periodic installments leading up to the release of the record. This is Philip's personal communication to the band's loyal fan base and gives a first hand account of ...

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BUCKCHERRY Celebrates 'Crazy' Anniversary

Eleven Seven/Atlantic recording group BUCKCHERRY is marking a major milestone this week as their blockbuster hit "Crazy Bitch" celebrates a full year in the Nielsen Ringscan Top 30 — the only track to do so in the chart's history. The ringtone was already a smash in Nielsen Ringscan's first-ever reporting week (ending September 3, 2006), ...

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DOWN: More North American Tour Dates Announced

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — will embark on a North American headlining tour beginning late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: ...

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IRON FIRE Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Danish metallers IRON FIRE, who are fronted by FORCE OF EVIL singer Martin Steene, have parted ways with drummer Jens Berglid. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "After three years and two albums Jens B has decided to leave IRON FIRE due to family issues. We have known this for quit ...

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DOWN: More North American Tour Dates Released

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — will embark on a North American headlining tour beginning late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: ...

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DOWN: 'III - Over The Under' Track Listing Revealed

DOWN — consisting of Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown, Pepper Keenan, Kirk Windstein and Jimmy Bower — is set to release "III - Over the Under" on September 25 through ILG/Warner Music Group. In the summer of 2006, the band embarked on a six-week European headline tour with no opening band, no product, and strictly by ...

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Blade of Triumph - IRON FIRE

So maybe I ignored IRON FIRE's last album, "Revenge", based on my distaste for Martin Steene's vocals, which sucked some of the life out of FORCE OF EVIL. The guy's voice sounds like power metal's answer to Jon Bon Jovi, a slight exaggeration perhaps, but it is a thought that has run through my mind ...

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RHAPSODY: 'Legendary' Drum Kit For Sale

A drum kit used by original RHAPSODY (now known as RHAPSODY OF FIRE) drummer and band co-founder Daniele Carbonera during the recordings of the band's "Legendary Tales" and "Symphony of Enchanted Lands" albums is being auctioned via eBay at this location. The kit. which is said to be in "perfect condition," comes with ...

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KATAKLYSM: New Album Title Announced

KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono has issued the following update: "First off, I want to sincerely thank everyone involved with The Invaluable Darkness Tour we just completed with our friends DIMMU BORGIR. We would like to thank them for treating us like brothers and to all their crew for helping us out when we needed it. ...

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NIKKI SIXX: 'Life Is Beautiful' Video Posted Online

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's video for "Life Is Beautiful" has been posted at UGO.com. This is the first single from "The Heroin Diaries" soundtrack, which hits stores on August 21. The song is performed by Sixx, DJ Ashba (ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), and James Michael who are collectively known as SIXX:A.M. "The Heroin Diaries" ...

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NIKKI SIXX's 'Life Is Beautiful' Video To Premiere On Tuesday

On Tuesday May 22, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and UGO.com will premiere the video for "Life Is Beautiful". This is the first single from "The Heroin Diaries" soundtrack, which hits stores on August 21. The song is performed by Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba (ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), and James Michael who are collectively known as SIXX:A.M. ...

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LORDI To Rock Theaters With 'Dark Floors'

Emma Gray Munthe of Variety.com reports: In an interview just after Finnish monster-rock band LORDI had won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with "Hard Rock Hallelujah", Mr. Lordi said that he wanted producer Markus Selin to contact him. He wanted to make a horror movie. And, of course, a project based on the ...

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THE QUILL: Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's THE QUILL has scheduled the following dates: Jun. 08 - Red Moon Fest - Padova, Italy Jun. 28 - Club Exit - Prague, Czech Republic Jun. 29 - Kino Club - Cernosice, Czech Republic Jun. 30 - Basinfirefest - Spalene Porici, Czech Republic Jul. 07 - Blomsterrocken - Blomstermåla, Sweden THE QUILL in December ...

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