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JACK FROST: Solo Album Details Revealed

Former SAVATAGE and current SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost has finalized the track listing for his solo effort, "Raise Your Fist To Metal", due in October through Noise/Sanctuary Records. The final track listing for "Raise Your Fist To Metal" is as follows: 01. Stay 02. The Chase 03. Brotherhood of Lies 04. What's Left 05. ...

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SEVEN WITCHES To Enter Studio In September

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, will return to the studio in September to begin recording the follow-up to "Passage to the Other Side". Touring should begin in early 2004. In other news, Frost is busy at work on his ...

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Australia's DESTRUCTION OF OZ Festival Canceled!

Australia's Destruction Of Oz festival, which was set to include appearances by DORO, CRYPTOPSY, SODOM and MARDUK (among others), has been officially canceled due to poor ticket sales. The following is a letter from the festival's organizer, Mark of Extreme Noize magazine, explaining the cancellation: "To The Metal Community, "As of today (August 6, 2003) ...

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CRYPTOPSY To Get 'Really Intense' On Next Album

Canadian technical death metallers CRYPTOPSY are currently hard at work writing new material for their upcoming fifth studio album — the group's first with new vocalist Martin Lacroix (ex-SPASME). The as-yet-untitled effort will be recorded at Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec, Canada with producer Pierre Rémillard (KATAKLYSM, GORGUTS, KRISIUN) and is tentatively set for an ...

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'Wacken Metal Overdrive' To Be Released On DVD

On July 28, SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a special DVD, entitled "Wacken Metal Overdrive", featuring interviews and live footage of various artists performing at the annual Wacken Open Air Festival, widely considered to be the biggest and best "pure metal" festival in the world. The complete track listing for "Wacken Metal Overdrive" (view cover

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DORO PESCH Named 'Sexiest Woman Of The Year'

German hard rock singer Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) has been named "sexiest woman of the year" by the prominent Czech rock magazine Spark. The award was presented to the vocalist during her concert in the Czech Republic on June 27. Upcoming DORO tour dates: Jul. 06 – Leipzig, GER - With Full Force Jul. 12 – ...

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FREEDOM CALL Still On For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FESTIVAL

Despite previous reports to the contrary, FREEDOM CALL WILL in fact be performing at this year's Earthshaker Festival, a two-day event set to take place on July 25-26 in Hirschaid, near Bamberg, Germany. The complete running order for the festival will be as follows: 02:20 p.m. – 03:05 p.m. END OF GREEN 03:25 p.m. – ...

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1349 Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349, featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, are the latest act to have been confirmed for Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: Friday, July 4: ...

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BLAZE Announce New Bassist

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley, have enlisted Wayne Banks (SABBAT, GODSEND, THE NEWCRANES) as a replacement for departed bassist Rob Naylor, who quit the group last month following their appearance at New Jersey's March Metal Meltdown V festival. Banks, who will be taking over the bass-playing duties on ...

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RAWHEAD REXX To Support DORO In Germany, Czech Republic

Germany's RAWHEAD REXX, the band featuring former GLENMORE guitarist/vocalist Jürgen Volk, will support veteran female singer DORO on a short tour of Germany and the Czech Republic in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 10 – Substage - Karlsruhe, GER Apr. 11 - Garage - Saarbrücken, GER Apr. 16 - Live Stadion - Dieburg, ...

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DORO Announces Upcoming Gigs

German singer DORO has announced the following dates during the coming months: Mar. 07 - Speyer, GER @ Halle 101 Mar. 15 - Radebeul, GER @ Megadrom Apr. 12 – Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Revisited Jul. 04 - Nehren, GER @ Biker Festival Jul. 05 - Kemnath, GER @ TBA Jul. 06 – ...

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DORO PESCH Involved In Car Accident, Cancels German Dates

Veteran metal vocalist Doro Pesch was involved in a car accident in Germany a couple of days ago and was hurt, albeit not seriously, according to the singer's official web site. As a result, the last three concerts on her current tour have been cancelled. The following is the official statement on the cancellation as ...

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BLAZE Split With Drummer

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have parted ways with drummer Jeff Singer. The group have already invited several candidates to audition for the position and will make their next live appearance as the headliners of Total Fest 5 Festival at the Kings Head, Fulham, London on Saturday, Jan. ...

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DORO Gets Threatened At UK Gig, Skips Aftershow 'Meet-And-Greet'

DORO's UK gig at J.B's Dudley over the weekend reportedly took a nasty turn when the German singer was handed a threatening letter during the show, nearly putting an early stop to the performance. According to an eyewitness account posted at MelodicRock.com, "Towards the end [of the gig], one of our 'female' friends was invited ...

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Korea's SOYOROCK 2002 Cancelled — Again

Korea's Soyorock 2002 (a.k.a. World Rock) festival, which was set to include appearances by HALFORD, DIO, GAMMA RAY and RAGE, has reportedly been cancelled for a second time, according to a Noise Records newsletter that was circulated yesterday, September 27th. No reason was given for the cancellation. Soyorock 2002 was originally scheduled to take place ...

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