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FAKTION Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Dallas, TX-based quintet FAKTION have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The group will travel to Orlando in November to record their debut album with producers Brett Hestla (VIRGOS) and Justin Thomas. A spring release is expected. FAKTION's music is described as "emotional, melodic, but aggressive rock with a metal edge." The band's influences "include, ...

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SOUNDEVICE: Tour Dates Announced

SOUNDEVICE, the Atlanta-based rock band featuring former STEREOMUD frontman Erik Rogers, have announced a host of dates during September and October. The group's lineup is rounded out by guitarist Jason Grover (BEND), drummer Cheney Brannon (BEND), bassist Craig Maule (420 MONKS) and guitarist Billy Grey (FOZZY, CAFU). The band recently finished recording five new tracks. ...

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Name This Band: SEVENDUST, STEREOMUD, SKRAPE Members Need Your Help

A contest has been launched to name the new band featuring former and current members of SEVENDUST, SKRAPE, Tommy Lee's (MÖTLEY CRÜE) solo band, STEREOMUD and VIRGOS MERLOT/VIRGOS. The group, which is currently recording its debut album in Orlando, FL, consists of the following musicians: Brett Hestla: Vocals Will Hunt (SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE): Drums Corey ...

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SEVENDUST, TOMMY LEE, STEREOMUD Members Join Forces In New Project

Ex-VIRGOS MERLOT/VIRGOS guitarist/vocalist Brett Hestla has joined the as-yet-unnamed new band featuring former and current members of SEVENDUST, SKRAPE, Tommy Lee's (MÖTLEY CRÜE) solo band and STEREOMUD. The group's lineup is as follows: Brett Hestla: Vocals Will Hunt (SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE): Drums Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO): Bass Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE): Guitar Clint Lowery ...

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NONPOINT: 'Recoil' Player Available Online

A NONPOINT player, featuring audio previews of three tracks from the group's upcoming album, "Recoil", including their take on PHIL COLLINS classic "In The Air Tonight", can be accessed at this location. NONPOINT's long-awaited third album, "Recoil", is scheduled for release on August 3 through Lava/Atlantic Records. The CD was recorded at Bieler ...

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SKINDRED To Support SEVENDUST, NONPOINT

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, will be supporting SEVENDUST and NONPOINT on a U.S. tour beginning in mid-July. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, SKINDRED recently recorded eight songs during a recording sessions in Florida, including four cuts that will appear on the upcoming re-release ...

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NONPOINT Single 'The Truth' Wins #1 Most Added Honors

Florida's NONPOINT have landed the #1 most added single at rock radio with the politically charged tune "The Truth". "The Truth" can now be heard in nearly every market in the Top 20, including heavy hitters WZZN (Chicago), WAAF (Boston), WRIF (Detroit), KUPD (Phoenix), KXXR (Minneapolis). "The Truth" comes off the band's long-awaited third album, ...

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THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT Break The Law, Announce New Album

THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT, the California-based band featuring former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, were recently greeted with a cease-and-desist letter from attorneys of the American Red Cross. According to the letter, THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT's logo was in direct conflict with the interests of the American Red Cross. Any party with a logo similar to ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: First Single Available Online

"Open Your Eyes", the first single from ALTER BRIDGE, the band formed by CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti, CREED drummer Scott Phillips and exiled CREED bassist Brian Marshall, can currently be previewed in streaming audio at VH1.com. "Open Your Eyes" comes off ALTER BRIDGE's debut album, "One Day Remains", due on August 10 through ...

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SEVENDUST, NONPOINT To Team Up For U.S. Tour

SEVENDUST and NONPOINT will reportedly be teaming up for a U.S. tour later this summer. Commented NONPOINT in a posting on their web site: "Words can't explain the excitement generated once this tour was confirmed. What happens when legendary road warriors bring out another live juggernaut? Pure chaos. SEVENDUST has been so kind to invite ...

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STAIND Begin Recording New Album

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey there, I know it's been a long time since I've written anything but lately I've been really busy working on this new record. We go into the studio today to start tracking the new stuff. I'm really excited about ...

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Sources: COLD To Sign With LAVA RECORDS

COLD are on the verge of signing a new deal with Lava Records (KID ROCK, MATCHBOX TWENTY, SUGAR RAY), informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The band, who recently completed a run of U.S. dates with SEVENDUST, were previously signed to Geffen Records, with whom they parted ways in March. At the time, the group's frontman ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Added To ROLLING ROCK TOWN FAIR FIVE

VELVET REVOLVER have been confirmed for this Rolling Rock Town Fair Five at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds in Western Pennsylvania on July 31. Other bands set to perform at the festival include STAIND, DISTURBED, N.E.R.D., THE CRYSTAL METHOD, HOOBASTANK, SEVENDUST, FINCH, FINGER ELEVEN and THREE DAYS GRACE. Tickets for the show are $49 and are on ...

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SoundScan Report: FLAW, SEVENDUST, DEMON HUNTER, DEATH ANGEL

According to Nielsen SoundScan, FLAW sold 27,527 copies of their sophomore effort, "Endangered Species" (Republic/Universal), to debut at position No. 42 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. SEVENDUST's new acoustic live live CD/DVD, "Southside Double-Wide Acoustic Live" (TVT), shifted 13,908 copies to land at No. 90. Meanwhile, DEMON HUNTER's second album, "Summer of Darkness" ...

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LOW AS I To Support PISSING RAZORS

LOW AS I have been confirmed as the opening band for PISSING RAZORS on their tour of the Midwest, which is scheduled to kick off Tuesday (May 11) in Bozeman, MT. Formerly known as MINDFOLD, LOW AS I recently completed work on their debut album, "Shot Heard Around The World", with producer Tom Tatman (STONE ...

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MUDVAYNE Select Producer For New Album

MUDVAYNE have selected Toby Wright (KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS, SEVENDUST, SOULFLY) to produce their quartet's third, as-yet-untitled release, according to a source at Epic Records. Scheduled for this fall, the upcoming album follows the success of MUDVAYNE's first two albums — "L.D. 50" (2000) and "The End of All Things to Come" (2002) — both ...

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