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SEVENDUST: New Audio Interview With SONNY MAYO Posted Online

HeavyMetalSource.com has posted an MP3 audio interview with SEVENDUST's Sonny Mayo conducted on December 11. The 16-minute interview features Mayo talking about joining the band after Clint Lowery's departure, his contributions to the group's new album, "Next", the band's signing with Winedark Records and collaboration with a label that gives the band options to sign ...

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SEVENDUST: More Headlining Dates Announced

Now that their run with MUDVAYNE as part of "The Masters of Horror Tour" is coming to a close, SEVENDUST are gearing up to embark on their own headlining tour in 2006. After taking a much-deserved break for the holidays (except for one show in Orlando, FL at the House of Blues on New Year's ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, QUEENSRŸCHE, W.A.S.P., FEAR FACTORY Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Newport Music Hall City/State: Columbus, Ohio Date: Nov. 4, 2005 Gross Sales: $29,250 Attendance: 1,170 Capacity: 1,400 Artist/Event: QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Lifestyle Communities Pavilion City/State: Columbus , Ohio Date: Sept. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DANZIG, H.I.M. Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, WHITESNAKE, ANGRA Venue: Arena Skol City/State: Sao Paulo, Brazil Date: Sept. 9, 2005 Attendance: 22,654 Capacity: 35,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, WHITESNAKE Venue: Claro Hall City/State: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Date: Sept. 8, 2005 Attendance: ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Assembly Hall City/State: Champaign, Ill. Date: Sept. 27, 2005 Attendance: 951 Capacity: 5,995 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: The Mark of the Quad Cities City/State: Moline, Ill. Date: Oct. 2, 2005 Attendance: ...

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INTO ETERNITY Wrap Up Fourth 2005 North American Tour, Prepare To Hit The Road With OPETH

Canada's progressive death metal band INTO ETERNITY have wrapped up their fourth 2005 North American tour supporting their latest album "Buried Into Oblivion". This year the band has been privileged to share the stage with metal veterans AMORPHIS, HATE ETERNAL, KRISIUN, INCANTATION, HAMMERFALL, EDGUY and now STRATOVARIUS. Drummer Adam Sagan commented, "The tour is winding ...

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DEFTONES: The Stories Behind The Videos

DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng and drummer Abe Cunningham recently spoke to The Sacramento Bee about their newly released "B-Sides and Rarities" album, featuring outtakes, live cuts and rare nuggets. A companion DVD houses all the band's videos and choice live moments. On "7 Words" and "Bored" videos, both filmed in Sacramento (in 1995 ...

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SOILWORK To Miss First Nine Shows Of FEAR FACTORY Tour

According to a Nuclear Blast Records spokesperson, Sweden's SOILWORK will not join the upcoming FEAR FACTORY North American tour until November 8 in New York City. The first nine shows of the tour will feature IT DIES TODAY as one of the openers before the latter act is replaced by SOILWORK for the remainder of ...

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HELLWITCH To Support THERION In Florida

Legendary death/thrash metal band HELLWITCH have been confirmed as the support act for THERION on Sunday, September 18 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. As previously reported, HELLWITCH recently completed work on a self-financed promotional demo/CD, which they are currently using to procure a record deal. The CD contains new versions ...

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OPETH: 'The Grand Conjuration' Video Posted Online

OPETH's video for the track "The Grand Conjuration", featuring a special guest appearance by STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan, has been posted online at Roadrun.com. The song comes off the group's new album, "Ghost Reveries", available now on Roadrunner Records. The CD was mastered on June 16 at the Cutting Room facilities ...

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SUICIDE CITY To Support MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE On U.S. Tour

SUICIDE CITY (formerly RODEK), the new band featuring BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo, will be supporting MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE on the following dates: Sep. 21 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA Sep. 22 - The Masquerade - Tampa, FL Sep. 23 - Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL Sep. 24 - ...

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THERION: More North American Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's THERION have announced the following dates as part of their first North American tour: Aug. 29 - Meow Meow - Portland, OR Aug. 30 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA Aug. 31 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC - CANADA Sep. 02 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB - CANADA Sep. 03 - Warehouse ...

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DEFTONES Frontman On Working With BOB EZRIN: 'If You Don't Have Anything Nice To Say...'

Canada's ChartAttack.com recently conducted an interview with DEFTONES/TEAM SLEEP frontman Chino Moreno. An excerpt from the chat follows: ChartAttack.com: What was it like working with [producer] Bob Ezrin [KISS, PINK FLOYD, JANE'S ADDICTION] for the new DEFTONES record? Chino Moreno: "Oh, it was, you know, whatever. I'd rather not. If you don't have ...

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DEFTONES: 'B-Sides & Rarities' Due In October

Since the textured aggression of the DEFTONES' 1995 debut, the Northern California quintet has become an icon approved by mosh pits and critics alike for its exquisitely sculpted sonic roar. While the DEFTONES record the follow-up to their self-titled 2003 album, Maverick Records releases "B-Sides & Rarities". Filled with import-only B-sides, intriguing covers, unreleased mixes, ...

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HENRY ROLLINS To Embark On '25 Years Of Bulls**t' Tour

According to MTV.com, punk rock icon Henry Rollins has finalized plans for his "25 Years of Bullshit" tour, sponsored by IFC, which airs "Henry's Film Corner". The two-month, 43-show trek kicks off September 29 in Phoenix, and will include commentary on politics, pop culture and his most recent exploits, before wrapping November 26 in Las ...

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DEFTONES: Release Date Set For Collection of B-Sides, Rarities

Maverick Records has reportedly set a September 27 release date for DEFTONES's upcoming CD/DVD collection of B-sides, previously unreleased songs, all of the band's videos and never-before-seen video footage. In a recent interview with the U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno had the following to say about the band's decision to issue the set: ...

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DEFTONES: Rare B-Sides Posted Online

DEFTONES have uploaded several rare B-side tracks to their MySpace.com page. The songs are expected to appear on the band's upcoming collection of B-sides and other rarities, tentatively due this summer/fall via Maverick Records. In a recent interview with the U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno had the following to say about ...

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Former STATIC-X Guitarist Arraigned In California

According to RollingStone.com, former STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen — born Tod Rex Salvador — was arraigned last Friday (June 24) and will spend his fortieth birthday today at the Intake Release Center for Men in Santa Ana, California, where he is being held without bail. He was arrested in Orange County on February 10 on ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman: New Album 'Is Growing Nearer To Completion'

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "A truly astonishing week so far. I happened to come across, and rather unexpectedly so, the incredible and indescribable talents of TEAM SLEEP's Zach Hill. With all due (and sincere) respect to many other extraordinary drummers, Hill is simply the ...

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