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VADER To Tour With KRISIUN, ROTTING CHRIST, DRAGONLORD

Polish death metallers VADER have issued the following update: "During the second part of Polish Blitzkrieg 4 Tour promoting VADER's latest studio album 'Impressions in Blood', the band will be sharing the stage with three special guests: KRISIUN (Brazilian death metal commando, their latest studio album 'AssassiNation' met with a great response from critics and ...

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SCREAMIN DAEMON Pulls Out Of GWAR Show

SCREAMIN DAEMON, the U.K. metal act featuring guitarist Gian Pyres (DRAGONLORD, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, EXTREME NOISE TERROR), has been forced to pull out of its previously announced March 12 show with GWAR at Rio's in Bradford, England "due to sudden and unforseen circumstances," according to a press release. "The band regret having to pull out ...

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DRAGONLORD: Sacramento Date Announced

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingston (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT), will perform at On The Y in Sacramento, California on March 17. DRAGONLORD's sophomore album, "Black Wings of Destiny", was released in the U.S. ...

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SCREAMIN DAEMON To Support GWAR In England

SCREAMIN DAEMON, the U.K. metal act featuring guitarist Gian Pyres (DRAGONLORD, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH/EXTREME NOISE TERROR), will support GWAR on March 12 at Rio's in Bradford, England. A flyer for the show can be found at this location. The band, which appeared tonight (Saturday, February 24) alongside THUS DEFILED and NFD at an ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Talks About Upcoming Album

Peter Atkinson of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: KNAC.COM: What's been your impression of Nick [Barker, new TESTAMENT drummer] so far? Skolnick: So far it's been great. I wasn't that familiar with him before, but a lot of drummers I ...

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NEVERMORE Guitarist Undergoes Successful Kidney Transplant Surgery

NEVERMORE guitarist Steve Smyth (NEVERMORE, DRAGONLORD, ex-TESTAMENT, VICIOUS RUMORS) has issued the following update: "The time has finally come to share a very important piece of news directly related to my health. On December 12th, 2006, I had a successful kidney transplant! "After six straight months on dialysis, changes to my lifestyle and diet, and ...

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Ex-CRADLE OF FILTH Guitarist To Perform With SCREAMIN' DAEMON In London

Guitarist Gian Pyres (DRAGONLORD, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH/EXTREME NOISE TERROR) will be joining U.K. "murder maniacs" SCREAMIN' DAEMON as special guest lead guitarist at their upcoming "Anti-Christmas Bash" show at London's Camden Purple Turtle on Friday, December 29, 2006. Also on the bill will be U.K's death metal bastards AMPUTATED. AMPUTATED recently took part in the ...

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DRAGONLORD: California Dates Announced

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingston (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT), has announced the following dates: Jan. 05 - Roosters Roadhouse - Alameda, CA Jan. 06 - Tremors - Riverside, CA DRAGONLORD's sophomore album, "Black ...

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TESTAMENT: Perth Date Added To Australian Tour

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT have added a Perth date to their upcoming Australian tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 07 - Melbourne, Australia @ the Prince of Wales Hotel Feb. 08 - Sydney, Australia @ the Manning bar Feb. 09 - Brisbane, Australia @ the Waterloo Hotel Feb. 11 - Perth, ...

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NEVERMORE Guitarist STEVE SMYTH Issues Update

NEVERMORE guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-TESTAMENT), who was recently diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure (the result of a congenital birth defect), has issued the following update: "This has been a delayed update, not because there wasn't anything going on, but lately due to one fact; some 'news' I was supposed to have received last week sometime. ...

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TESTAMENT: Australian Tour Dates Announced

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT will embark on a short tour of Australia in February 2007. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 08 - Sydney, AUS @ the Manning bar Feb. 09 - Canberra, AUS @ the ANU bar Feb. 10 - Brisbane, AUS @ the Waterloo Hotel Feb. 11 - Melbourne, AUS ...

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VENOM Pulls Out Of Japan's THRASH DOMINATION FEST

British black metal pioneers VENOM have cancelled their appearance at this year's Thrash Domination Fest 2006, which was scheduled to take place this weekend (September 16-17) in Kanagawa, Japan. According to posting on the band's web site, VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant was "taken ill and is under his doctor's orders to rest." In addition ...

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DRAGONLORD: New Tour Dates Announced

DRAGONLORD — the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingston (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT) — has lined up the following dates: Sep. 06 - Bourbon Street Bar & Grill - Concord, CA Sep. 07 - Kennel Club ...

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DEATH ANGEL Schedules One-Off Show In San Jose

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have scheduled a one-off show on September 9 at The Blank Club in San Jose, California. As previously reported, DEATH ANGEL will take part in the Thrash Domination 2006 on September 16-17 at Club Citta in Kawasaki, Japan alongside VENOM, SODOM, ONSLAUGHT and DRAGONLORD. DEATH ANGEL's latest ...

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ESCAPI MUSIC To Release First All-New CACTUS Studio Album Since 1972

Escapi Music, home to DIRTY RIG, DISSECTION, DRAGONLORD, SPEED\KILL/HATE, BODY COUNT, TOKYO DRAGONS, THE DICTATORS, WARRIOR SOUL and TROUBLE, announces the July 18 release of "V" by classic electric blues-rockers CACTUS. Original members Carmine Appice (drums), Jim McCarty (guitar) and Tim Bogert (bass) are now fronted by former SAVOY BROWN singer Jimmy Kunes (Rusty Day ...

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DRAGONLORD: U.S. Tour Cancelled

A management representative for DRAGONLORD — the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingstone (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT) — has issued the following statement: "I have been informed that Gian Pyres, DRAGONLORD guitarist, has developed very bad ...

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DRAGONLORD: More U.S. Dates Announced

DRAGONLORD — the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingstone (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT) — have added more U.S. dates to their current itinerary. Upcoming DRAGONLORD shows now include: Jun. 23 - Bourbon Street - Concord, CA ...

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DRAGONLORD Added To Japan's THRASH DOMINATION Festival

DRAGONLORD — the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingstone (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT) — have been added to the upcoming Thrash Domination 2006 two-day mini-festival, set to take place on September 16-17 at Club Citta in ...

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SPEED\KILL/HATE Sign With ESCAPI MUSIC

Escapi Music has announced the signing of SPEED\KILL/HATE to their already supercharged roster, which also includes the likes of TOKYO DRAGONS, DRAGONLORD, EIDOLON, MAHAVATAR and BODY COUNT, just to name a few. SPEED\KILL/HATE's debut album, "Acts of Insanity", which is scheduled for release on June 6, features current OVERKILL axeman Dave Linsk and Mario Frasca ...

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DRAGONLORD: More Tour Dates Announced

DRAGONLORD — the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingstone (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT) — have scheduled the following dates: Jun. 23 - Bourbon Street - Concord, CA Jun. 24 - Kennel Club - Sacramento, CA Jun. ...

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