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Report: DAMAGEPLAN Fans Concerned Following Attack On Band In Ohio

The Associated Press is reporting that stunned fans around the country are checking in at DAMAGEPLAN's web site early Thursday following reports that a gunman's attack on the Texas-based heavy metal band during an Ohio concert left at least five people dead. The attack on DAMAGEPLAN began as the musicians started playing their first song ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Shooting Update: VINNIE PAUL Uninjured; Metal Musicians Mourn DIMEBAG's Passing

Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz 99.7 FM has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul was uninjured in the shooting incident at a Columbus nightclub which resulted in the death of Paul's brother, Dimebag Darrell. According to Scoop, who attended the concert and briefly saw Vinnie following the incident, Paul ...

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THE HAUNTED To Guest On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball' This Weekend

Swedish thrash titans THE HAUNTED will be the featured guests on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, December 4. The group are currently wrapping up the "Devastation Across The Nation Tour" alongside DAMAGEPLAN and SHADOWS FALL. Look for them to make their U.S. return in the spring. Their new video, "All Against All", was shot by ...

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DEATH DESTRUCTION: EVERGREY Side Project Audio Samples Available For Download

Demo MP3 samples from DEATH DESTRUCTION, the new extreme metal project featuring EVERGREY members Henrik Danhage (guitar) and Jonas Ekdahl (drums), have been posted online at BeyondEarCandy.com. Songs available for preview are as follows: "Hellfire", "Chained In Thoughts", "Immortal Dream" and "Nothing Less Than God". In a recent interview with BeyondEarCandy.com, Danhage spoke ...

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SHADOWS FALL Pass The 100,000 SoundScan Mark Again

SHADOWS FALL's latest effort, "The War Within", has just passed the 100,000 mark via U.S. Nielsen SoundScan sales in just under an impressive eight weeks. This accomplishment is a further testament to the band's undying work ethic and current genre status, as it took their previous album, "The Art of Balance", two years to reach ...

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SHADOWS FALL In Talks With Major Labels

According to Hits Daily Double, label reps from Hollywood, Epic, RCA, Capitol and others showed up for the SHADOWS FALL concert last week at the House of Blues on Sunset. The Syndicate-repped group has reportedly fulfilled its commitment to current label Century Media. The band's latest album, "The War Within", debuted in the Top 20 ...

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Former PANTERA Guitar Legend DIMEBAG DARRELL Returns to DEAN

Dean Guitars announced Saturday November 13, 2004 that they have signed DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell (ex-PANTERA) to an exclusive endorsement agreement with an extensive line of USA-made and imported model "Dimebag" guitars to be introduced in January 2005. Dimebag Darrell, named by Guitar World magazine as one of the "Top 100 Metal Guitarists of All ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Says PHILIP ANSELMO And REX BROWN Took PANTERA For Granted

DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell (ex-PANTERA) recently spoke to SMNnews.com about the group's upcoming second album, the possibility of a PANTERA reunion and Dimebag's plans to record a guitar album with Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and Kerry King (SLAYER). Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the upcoming DAMAGEPLAN album: Dimebag ...

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PHANTOM-X Recording With PANTERA/KING DIAMOND Producer

PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher along with guitarist Russell D. Contreras (TYR), bassist Glenn Malicki (STRANGERS) and drummer Danny White (ASKA), will enter the studio later this month to begin recording their new CD with producer Sterling Winfield (KING DIAMOND, PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN). The new album is expected to include guest vocal ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: 'Explode' Video Posted Online

DAMAGEPLAN's video for the song "Explode" has been posted online at the group's official web site. Check it out at this location. "Explode" is the second DAMAGEPLAN video to be directed by David Lockard (a.k.a. Red Ezra), who has previously worked with the group on their "Breathing New Life" clip. Prior to working ...

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DAMAGEPLAN's DIMEBAG DARRELL Parts Ways With WASHBURN GUITARS

After a successful 10-year partnership, Washburn Guitars and Randall Amplifiers are parting ways with DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell. U.S. Music Corp. is shifting its focus toward new product development that will appeal to a wider variety of musicians. "We've had a great working relationship with Dimebag over the past 10 years," said Rudy Schlacher, President ...

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THE HAUNTED: New Album Preview Posted Online

Germany's Hammer magazine is currently hosting five songs from the upcoming THE HAUNTED album, "rEVOLVEr" at their web site. Check out streaming Real Media versions of the tracks "No Compromise", "99", "All Against All", "Sweet Relief" and "My Shadow" at this location. THE HAUNTED's fourth album, "rEVOLVEr", is scheduled for release in Europe ...

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