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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Record 'Doomsday X' In May

Long-running Florida death metal warriors MALEVOLENT CREATION are currently in pre-production for their tenth studio album, "Doomsday X", due this fall via Nuclear Blast Records. The band are currently home writing and demoing material for the new CD, to be recorded in May and mixed in June. Recordings will take place at Mercury recording studios ...

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NECROPHAGIST: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

German death metallers NECROPHAGIST will be teaming up with CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS, NEURAXIS and ALARUM for the "Carving North America's Epitaph 2006" tour beginning in late April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 28 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Festival* Apr. 29 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA* Apr. 30 - Detroit, ...

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UFO, VIXEN Confirmed For U.K.'s ROCK & BLUES CUSTOM SHOW

UFO and VIXEN have been confirmed for the 23rd annual Rock & Blues Custom Show, set to take place July 27-30 in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, July 27: GRAHAM BONNET BEHOLDER Friday, July 28: UFO VIXEN AMEIRCAN DOG STATETROOPER Saturday, July 29: M3 THE QUIREBOYS ANTIPRODUCT More acts ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: Vintage Live Footage To Be Aired On WOLFGANG'S VAULT

According to Led-Zeppelin.com, a wealth of vintage performances from some of rock's biggest names will hit the Internet "airwaves" Feb. 8 via Wolfgang's Vault. The rock memorabilia site's Vault Radio will go live with about 75 songs culled from thousands of hours of tapes from the archives of legendary promoter Bill Graham. Included in the ...

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OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON Working On New Album

According to Rockdetector.com, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON — the band led by former SAXON members guitarist Graham Oliver and bassist Steve "Dobby" Dawson — are presently recording a new album in Wales. Another ex-SAXON man, Nigel Durham, is manning the drums. Commented Graham Oliver: "The working title of the album is 'Whipping Boy'. We've got ...

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SAXON: 'Lionheart', 'Dogs Of War' Reissues Detailed

Steamhammer/SPV has set a February 21, 2006 U.S. release date for the special-edition reissues of two SAXON classics — "Lionheart" and "Dogs of War" — featuring bonus material. "Lionheart", which was originally released in September 2004, will be out in a limited-edition box of 10,000 copies worldwide, including a digipack (CD and bonus audio DVD) ...

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Ex-WHITESNAKE/THIN LIZZY Bassist To Guest On THE CRANBERRIES Singer's Solo Album

SOUL SIRKUS/ex-WHITESNAKE bassist Marco Mendoza has recorded a guest appearance on the new solo album from THE CRANBERRIES frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan, tentatively due mid-2006. Commented O'Riordan: "Graham [Hopkins, drums] I love for his energy and Marco, who’s been friends with my husband for 15 or 20 years, creates the most amazing things. He's a Mexican ...

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DRUG UNDER To Support GEORGE LYNCH In Texas

Denver, Colorado-based hard rock band DRUG UNDER have been added to several dates on the current GEORGE LYNCH tour.The band, who have been getting airplay on KBPI, KTCL and The Fox in their hometown of Denver as well as KBER in Utah and XM Radio Ch. 52 with the singles "Never Again", "Down" and "Anger ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Guest Appearances Galore

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) official web site has been updated with the following message: "We are pleased to announce that Lion Music has released IAIN ASHLEY HERSEY's studio album 'The Holy Grail', featuring Graham on three songs: 'The Holy Grail', 'Going Down' and 'Walking The Talk'. The CD is now ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Guest On New THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND Album

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) will reportedly be singing on four tracks of the new album by THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND. There will also be a "mystery guest" on at least one of the other tracks. The follow-up to Taylor's highly acclaimed debut, "Caffeine Racer", is tentatively expected in early 2006. ...

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UNDEROATH Top BILLBOARD's 'Heatseekers' Chart

UNDEROATH's CD with bonus DVD reissue of their breakout "They're Only Chasing Safety" album has debuted at #1 on the Billboard "Heatseekers" chart. This marks the first #1 debut for UNDEROATH, whose infectious fusion of punk and metal is distinguished by soaring experimental melodies, electronic textures and unabashedly emotive lyrics. The group's third album, "They’re ...

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DANZIG Mainman Comments On New Guitarist

Glenn Danzig has issued a press release confirming that Joe Fraulob, guitarist for the Sacramento-based band DECONSTRUCT, has joined the DANZIG lineup for the "Blackest of the Black" tour that kicks off in San Diego on September 30 and wraps in Los Angeles on October 29. "Joe really wanted to play with us, so he ...

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OZZFEST 2005: More Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

Billboard magazine has released the attendance figures for three more stops on the Ozzfest 2005 festival tour, which featured BLACK SABBATH in the headlining slot, alongside IRON MAIDEN (replaced by VELVET REVOLVER beginning on August 23), MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, IN FLAMES and ROB ZOMBIE, among others. The following is a complete list ...

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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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AUDIOSLAVE Begin Work On New Material

AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello has told MTV.com that the band have already written several new tunes for the follow-up to this year's "Out of Exile", some of which AUDIOSLAVE will debut on the road this fall. "What we're hoping to do is follow in the footsteps of some of our favorite bands, like ...

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UNDEROATH To Guest On MTV2's 'Headbangers Ball'

After surpassing the 200,000 sales mark with their "They're Only Chasing Safety" CD, UNDEROATH are preparing to release a limited edition CD/DVD version of the album October 4 (Tooth and Nail). The CD/DVD features four rare and previously unreleased songs and over two hours of footage including live performances from all of the band's 2004-2005 ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Turning Heads With 'Unretrofied' Video

Relapse Records recording artists THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are breaking new ground with the release of their latest music video, "Unretrofied". The hyper-advanced clip is taken from the band's forward-thinking release, "Miss Machine". The DILLINGER video was written and directed by Josh Graham (ENON, NO DOUBT, JURASSIC 5) and features the band "assembled as retro ...

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