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GEOFF TATE, JACK FROST: Audio Interviews, Concert Photos Posted Online

TakingMetal.com has posted episode 110 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This special episode reports on QUEENSRŸCHE's VH1 Save The Music benefit concert at the New York City Hard Rock Café this September. Features include an interview with guitarist Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, THE BRONX CASKET COMPANY) and the rebroadcast of an interview hosts Mark Strigl ...

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LORDI: Rescheduled Dates Announced

Finnish monster metal band LORDI has announced new tour dates Spain to make up the shows that were cancelled last month after some of the members of the band and the crew were taken ill. The new dates are as follows: Mar. 01 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo Mar. 02 - Bergara, Spain - Jam ...

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Pound SF Photo Gallery Available

Metal blog InvisibleOranges.com has posted a photo gallery documenting the last two years of the legendary Pound club in San Francisco before its recent closure. The gallery contains 50 images of such bands as BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CRYPTOPSY, GOD FORBID, KRISIUN, MALEVOLENT CREATION, ORIGIN, and THE ESOTERIC. It can be viewed ...

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SLAVIOR: New Song Posted Online

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, has posted the track "Origin" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming self-titled debut album, due in early 2007 via Inside Out Music. A versatile, melodic hard rock/metal act, SLAVIOR's debut album features elements familiar to Zonder's progressive ...

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REGURGITATE, GOROD Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST V

REGURGITATE, GOROD and FLAGITIOUS IDIOSYNCRASY IN THE DILAPIDATION are among the newly confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest V, set to take place May 26-27, 2007 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BIRDFLESH BRUTAL TRUTH COCK AND BALL TORTURE CRIPPLE BASTARDS DEAD INFECTION EXHALE EXTREME ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Song Posted Online

A brand new BORKNAGAR track, entitled "Earth Imagery", has been made available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the Norwegian avant-garde black metal band's upcoming acoustic album, "Origin", due on October 31 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally). Commented mainman Oystein G. Brun: "The wooden, organic presence in ...

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RAISE HELL, NECROPHOBIC, ORIGIN BLOOD: More European Dates Announced

Swedish death/thrashers RAISE HELL will team up with NECROPHOBIC and ORIGIN BLOOD for a European tour beginning late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 29 - Baroeg. Rotterdam, Netherlands Sep. 30 - Dynamo Rock & Metal Cafe. Eindhoven, Netherlands Oct. 01 - Theater Romein. Leeuwarden, Netherlands Oct. 05 - Dynamo. Zürich, Switzerland ...

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ZYKLON, PSYCROPTIC, GOREROTTED Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST V

ZYKLON, PSYCROPTIC, GOREROTTED, FUCK THE FACTS and SAPROGENIC are among the newly confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest V, set to take place May 26-27, 2007 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BRUTAL TRUTH (New York) ZYKLON (Norway) PSYCROPTIC (Australia) GOREROTTED (England) GUT (Germany) DEAD INFECTION (Poland) RETALIATION ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

BORKNAGAR mainman Oystein G. Brun has issued the following message regarding the group's current activities: "The new BORKNAGAR album will be called 'Origin', and is set to be released in Europe through Century Media/EMI on the 30th of October (one day later in the U.S.). "Most of our fans will know by now that 'Origin' ...

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Origin of the Species - LED ZEPPELIN

You surely know that the roots of LED ZEPPELIN's trailblazing music descended directly from America blues. But how much do you really know about the inspirations and influences of guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham, specifically the years before the seminal self-titled debut rocked worlds around the ...

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ALLELE Announces More Tour Dates With 10 YEARS, EVANS BLUE

ALLELE, the new band featuring former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick, will embark on a month-long tour with 10 YEARS and EVANS BLUE beginning late September. In addition to the 10 YEARS dates, ALLELE has also announced several headlining dates for August and September including shows with RIKETS, SAPPY BELL, and STALEMIND. ALLELE tour dates: Aug. ...

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ALLELE To Tour With 10 YEARS, EVANS BLUE

ALLELE — the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick — will embark on a month-long tour with 10 YEARS and EVANS BLUE beginning late September. The first confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 24 - Hilton Head, SC @ Monkey Business Sep. 26 - Columbia, SC @ ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Project Changes Name

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has posted the following update on his new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla: "We have been under going a few changes but things are moving in a very positive direction. We have decided to change the name of the ...

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ALLELE Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

ALLELE — the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick — have parted ways with vocalist Wally Wood. The band's statement on the matter reads as follows: "OK, so well now I'd imagine everyone pretty much knows what is going on. We would have preferred to make an ...

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JUNGLE ROT To Film 'Victims Of Violence' Video This Week

Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT will start filming a video for the track "Victims of Violence" this week with director Dave Paul (DISTURBED, FIREBALL MINISTRY, SKANK) of DP Filmworks. The clip will be filmed at a military vehicle graveyard in Wisconsin. "Victims Of Violence" comes off the band's upcoming album, "War Zone", due on June ...

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS METALFEST: Complete Schedule Announced

The full two-day schedule has been announced for the Central Illinois Metalfest, set to take place July 21-22 at the Canopy Club in Urbana, IL. It is as follows: Friday, July 21, 2006: 02:00-02:30 p.m. UNHALLOWED (NJ) 02:45-03:15 p.m. DECRYPT (IN) 03:30-04:00 p.m. LAPIDATE (CANADA) 04:15-04:45 p.m. VICTIMAS (NM) 05:00-05:30 p.m. EXCULCERATE (TX) 05:45-06:15 p.m. ...

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ALLELE Music Featured In TNT's 'Nightmares & Dreamscapes'

Cable network TNT has tapped ALLELE's upcoming second single, "Stitches", for use in the promotion of their Stephen King short story adaptations "Nightmares & Dreamscapes", an eight-episode mini-series premiering Wednesday, July 12. Listen/watch for "Stitches" in upcoming national TV and radio spots running May-July. Check out "Stitches" at www.myspace.com/allele. More information on "Nightmares ...

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SATYRICON Pull Out Of Slovenia's METALCAMP; KREATOR, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Step In

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Commented the festival organizers: "Asking [the band's tour agency] for the reasons for the cancellation of the performance, we only got evasive answers and the certainty [is] that SATYRICON prefer to ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN: Debut Album Release Date Announced

TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla, will release their debut album, "Slavior", on June 19 in Europe and September 26 in North America via Greece's Black Lotus Records. "Slavior" projected track listing: 01. Shatter 02. Altar 03. Another ...

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HATE ETERNAL, SINISTER Confirmed For Germany's F*CK THE COMMERCE Festival; ORIGIN Cancel

HATE ETERNAL, SINISTER, ACCION MUTANTE, AMBROSSIA, GADGET, LE SCRAWL, VERMIN, SUFFERAGE, DIVISION666, GUT and NOXA have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Fuck the Commerce festival, set to take place May 25-27 at MZA (Mehrzweckhalle) in Luckau, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ACCION MUTANTE AMBROSSIA BENEDICTION DAWN OF DISEASE ...

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SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY, BLIND PETITION and ASTERIUS have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS GOREFEST HEAVEN SHALL ...

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MACABRE To Headline Germany's BRINGER OF DEATH FEST VI

"Murder metallers" MACABRE have been confirmed as the headliners of the Bringer Of Death Fest VI, set to take place Saturday, April 29 at the Sportshall I-Park Klingholz in Giebelstadt (close to Wurzburg), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MACABRE (USA) JUNGLE ROT (USA) EMETH (B) MINCING FURY (CZ) DISPARAGED (CH) LAY ...

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ALLELE Cancel Tour Dates

Due to "unforeseen circumstances," ALLELE — the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick — have been forced to reschedule their previously announced Northwest dates. In addition, the band have dropped off the last few dates of the SWITCHED tour (affected dates are all shows after this Saturday ...

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