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SLAVIOR: 'Swept Away' Video Available

SLAVIOR — the band featuring ex-FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, current MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist Wayne Findlay, RING OF FIRE/STEVE VAI bassist Philip Bynoe and TRIBE OF GYPSIES vocalist Greg Analla — has posted another video from its trip to Japan in August. Watch the "Swept Away" clip below. SLAVIOR's self-titled debut album was released ...

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TURISAS: 'The Varangian Way' Special Edition Due Next Week

To coincide with the band's upcoming support slot for metal titans ICED EARTH and ANNIHILATOR, Century Media Records will release a very special version of TURISAS' "The Varangian Way" in the following formats with a slightly altered artwork: * CD: "Director's Cut" including the hit single "Rasputin" and "To Holmgard And Beyond" edit * Limited ...

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SLAVIOR: 'Another Planet' Performance Video From Japan Posted Online

SLAVIOR — the band featuring ex-FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, current MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist Wayne Findlay, RING OF FIRE/STEVE VAI bassist Philip Bynoe and TRIBE OF GYPSIES vocalist Greg Analla — has posted a performance video clip of the song "Another Planet" from the band's trip to Japan last month. "This is about as ...

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TURISAS To Tour Europe With ICED EARTH, ANNIHILATOR

Finnish folk metal warriors TURISAS have been added to ICED EARTH's forthcoming European tour. Also scheduled to appear are Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR. The dates are as follows: Oct. 08 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall Oct. 09 - München, Germany - Backstage Werk Oct. 10 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz Oct. 12 - Barcelona, ...

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SLAVIOR: Video Footage From Japan Posted Online

SLAVIOR — the band featuring ex-FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, current MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist Wayne Findlay, RING OF FIRE/STEVE VAI bassist Philip Bynoe and TRIBE OF GYPSIES vocalist Greg Analla — has posted a six-minute video clip featuring footage from the band's trip to Japan last month (set to the sound of the song ...

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USURPER Founder Explains Decision To Call It Quits

Guitarist/founder Rick Scythe of Chicago's USURPER has issued the following statement regarding the band's decision to split up: "As some of you may have heard, the band I formed over 13 years ago is now over. I wrote nearly all the music and most of the lyrics. I came up with the lyrical and artwork ...

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TURISAS: Video Of BONEY M Disco Classic 'Rasputin' Available

Finnish folk metal warriors TURISAS are ready to unleash their video for "Rasputin", a cover version of the old BONEY M disco classic every fan should already recognize from the band's live shows. Band mastermind Warlord comments: "This video is pretty far from what you'd expect from a TURISAS video — or any metal video ...

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USURPER Parts Ways With Drummer, Cancels European Tour

Chicago's USURPER has issued the following update: "USURPER European tour for this fall has been canceled. Unfortunately, between a lineup change and taking care of securing a new record deal the band will be focusing on getting a new album done before they play live. Usurper plans on hitting the road as soon as their ...

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SLAVIOR Performs First Sold-Out Club Gig In Japan

SLAVIOR — the band featuring ex-FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, current MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist Wayne Findlay, RING OF FIRE/STEVE VAI bassist Philip Bynoe and TRIBE OF GYPSIES vocalist Greg Analla — played the first of two club shows to a sold-out Dress, Akiba in Tokyo last night (August 23). The band powered through the ...

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TURISAS Records BONEY M Cover

Finland's battle metallers TURISAS will be swapping their blood soaked furs and axes for the glitter and glitz of the '70s disco era with the release of their debut single, "Rasputin" (a cover of the classic disco hit originally recorded by BONEY M), on September 24. Commented TURISAS' Warlord Nygard: "We've been begged to record ...

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Ex-FATES WARNING Drummer's SLAVIOR To Play Japan In August

Drummer Mark Zonder (ex-FATES WARNING, WARLORD) has issued the following update on his SLAVIOR project: "SLAVIOR will be going to Japan in August for a promotional tour. We are doing press, a couple acoustic shows in various record stores as well as the following full electric shows: Aug. 23 - Dress, Tokyo Aug. 24 - ...

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TURISAS Announces U.K. Headlining Tour

Finnish folk metallers TURISAS have announced a U.K. headlining tour in support of their new album, "The Varangian Way". Commented TURISAS leader Warlord Nygard: "It's been well over a year since the last TURISAS headlining show in the U.K. It seems we have only been over for short one-off support and festival sets, but now ...

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TURISAS: 'The Varangian Way' U.S. Release Date Announced

Century Media Records has set a July 17 North American release date for the sophomore album from Finnish warmongers TURISAS, entitled "The Varangian Way". The CD was co-produced by the band's own Warlord (vocals) and Janne Saksa at Sound Supreme Studio and mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studio (H.I.M., NIGHTWISH). The group has also taken ...

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TURISAS Announces London Headlining Show

Finnish Viking metallers TURISAS have announced that they will be returning to the U.K. play a show at the Scala in London on Thursday, March 8. After much pillaging, plundering and adding to the ever-growing army of rabid followers on the LORDI tour last October, the band is excited to be playing the U.K. again. ...

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Ex-FATES WARNING Drummer's SLAVIOR: Los Angeles Showcase Gigs Announced

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla, will play two showcases in Los Angeles in preparation for the release of their debut, self-titled CD, coming in April on Inside Out Music. Both shows will take place on the ...

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SLAVIOR: Another New Song Posted Online

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, has posted a new track, entitled "Red Road" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming self-titled debut album, due later in the year via Inside Out Music. A versatile, melodic hard rock/metal act, SLAVIOR's debut album features elements ...

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SLAVIOR Seeks Guitar Player

Drummer Mark Zonder (ex-FATES WARNING, WARLORD) of SLAVIOR has issued the following update: "SLAVIOR is starting to gear up for some live dates that will start at the end of January 2007. We are currently seeking a guitar player who plays a seven-string and sings a bit. A local San Diego bass player, Kevin Freeby, ...

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SLAVIOR To Play Live Shows In January

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, is currently setting up live shows for the end of January 2007. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. SLAVIOR recently posted the track "Origin" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming self-titled debut album, due in ...

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SLAVIOR: New Song Posted Online

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, has posted the track "Origin" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming self-titled debut album, due in early 2007 via Inside Out Music. A versatile, melodic hard rock/metal act, SLAVIOR's debut album features elements familiar to Zonder's progressive ...

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Ex-FATES WARNING Drummer's SLAVIOR Project Signs With INSIDE OUT

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, has inked a worldwide deal with Inside Out Music for the release of its self-titled debut album, due in early 2007. A versatile, melodic hard rock/metal act, SLAVIOR's debut album features elements familiar to Zonder's progressive metal past, but also introduces a wide array ...

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TURISAS Frontman Presents Award To SATYRICON

TURISAS frontman Warlord presented the "Best Underground Band" award to SATYRICON at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2006 awards in London on Monday, June 12. According to a posting on TURISAS' web site, MTV2 will broadcast the show across 18 European countries at 9:00 p.m. (GMT) on Tuesday, July 4. TURISAS' debut album, "Battle Metal", ...

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HIRAX: 'Thrash Til Death' DVD Details Revealed

Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX will release their first DVD, "Thrash Til Death", on April 25 through Black Devil Records. "Thrash Til Death" features over two hours of live footage — the complete set from Minneapolis Mayhem 2, plus bonus footage from shows played in Germany (Bang Your Head Festival and warm-up show), Sweden (Sweden Rock ...

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USURPER To Make First-Ever Appearance In Mexico

Chicago's USURPER will make their first-ever appearance in Mexico on December 3 at Box Underground (located on the world-famous Revolucion Ave.) in Tijuana. Also appearing on the bill will be AVENGER OF BLOOD, INFINITUM OBSCURE, ESTUARY and OMISION. An in-store signing/appearance will be held between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Last Temptation Rock ...

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VINNY APPICE's Wife Joins 'The Dio Message Board'

Justine Appice, wife of legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), has been named "chief interviewer" for "The Dio Message Board". By using her knowledge and contacts in the industry acquired over the years, she has been able to secure some no-holds-barred interviews. Most recently she has interviewed Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Frank Marino, James Kottak ...

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