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HANOI ROCKS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish rock 'n' roll legends HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION ...

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GRAVE FLOWERS To Release New Album This Month

Long-running Swedish "dark metal" band GRAVE FLOWERS will release their second album, "Incarcerated Sorrows", on March 30 via Firebox Records. Included on the 11-song CD is a cover version of COUNT RAVEN's "Leaving the Warzone", recorded as a tribute to the Swedish doom legends. Cover art was handled by Tuomo Lethonen, who has previously worked ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ...

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SENTENCED To Play Final German Show At WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish metallers SENTENCED will perform their last-ever show in Germany at the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ...

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ZYKLON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA ...

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Dinner With DEF LEPPARD Drummer Auctioned For Charity

Raven Drum Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, is offering fans a chance to bid on a pair of passes to have dinner with Allen on March 12, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Winners will get an informal private dinner with Rick in L.A., including the opportunity to take photos, ...

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MORGANA LEFAY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" band MORGANA LEFAY are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX ...

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SALEM Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Israeli death metallers SALEM are currently putting the finishing touches on their new CD, "No Strings Attached", scheduled for release in April through a local distributor in Israel, The End Records in North America and Raven Music for the rest of the world. "No Strings Attached" contains 11 songs from the band's past repertoire and ...

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COUNT RAVEN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish doom legends COUNT RAVEN have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ...

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PRONG Working On 10 New Songs

PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor and drummer Dan Laudo have been working on 10 new songs and hope to get into the recording studio soon and lay them down. In other news, PRONG are among the artists that have been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20 at the Hard Rock Café in ...

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SALEM's 'Live Demise' Is The Top-Selling Metal DVD In Israel

SALEM's "Live Demise" is the top-selling metal DVD in Israel, according to a chart compiled by the country's biggest metal distributor, Raven Music (which is responsible for 23 metal labels, such as Century Media, Osmose, Napalm, AFM, as well as the licensing of the latest NIGHTWISH album "Once" and other well-known metal acts). According to ...

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ALICE COOPER's 'Monster Dog' To Be Released On DVD

The 1984 film "Monster Dog", starring Alice Cooper, will be released on DVD on February 15, 2005 via Eclectic DVD and Jef Films. "Monster Dog", directed by Clyde Anderson, stars Alice Cooper as Vince Roberts — known to the world as "Vince Raven," the rock icon. He's returning to his family home after years on ...

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IRON MAIDEN, FEAR FACTORY, GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear At Benefit Concert

Members of IRON MAIDEN, ANDREW W.K., MURDERDOLLS, TYPE O NEGATIVE, DISTURBED, POISON, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, ORGY, DANZIG, FEAR FACTORY, W.A.S.P., BANG TANGO, QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, CINDERELLA, LYNCH MOB, DANGER DANGER, MINISTRY, MISFITS and GREAT WHITE are among the musicians that have reportedly been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20, ...

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NIKKI SIXX Collaborates With Norwegian Female Pop Singer

According to an article published in today's edition of the Norwegian newspaper VG Nett, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has been collaborating with Marion Raven, formerly one half of Norwegian pop group M2M, on material for Raven's upcoming solo album, tentatively due next year via Atlantic Records. Marion is currently being managed by ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Conquer All' Video Posted Online

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH have uploaded the video for the track "Conquer All", off their latest CD, "Demigod", at this location. The "Conquer All" clip was directed by Joanna Rechnio and "the whole filming session took us about 11 hours," BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal said in a statement. "I believe we did a great ...

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BEHEMOTH To Embark On Polish Tour In March

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH will be embarking on a headlining tour of their home country in March 2005. Support on the trek will come from FRONTSIDE and PANDEMONIUM. BEHEMOTH's new CD, "Demigod", is scheduled for release on October 25 via Regain Records in Europe, Mystic Records in Poland, Raven Music in Israel and Irond in ...

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