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LAST CRACK To Headline JJO BAND CAMP's Second Stage

LAST CRACK have been confirmed to headline the second stage at the JJO Band Camp on July 24 in Madison, WI. The first annual JJO Band Camp, presented by Budweiser True Music and 94.1 WJJO, will take place at Willow Park, just behind the Alliant Energy Center. The show starts at noon, and LAST CRACK ...

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SKEW SISKIN Singer Offers Reward For Stolen Jacket

SKEW SISKIN singer Nina C. Alice had her customized denim jacket (worth about 400 euros) stolen from the Planet Music stage in Vienna, Austria. "It's blotchy brown in colour; has black fake fur on the collar; a badge with '"666' on it; patches on the sleeves with 'I am a fucking genius', a black '8' ...

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MARILYN MANSON Snatches New Home

Marilyn Manson has snatched up a five-bedroom home in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley for around $1.3 million, according to ABC ePrep. The Los Angeles Times reports the new, 4,600 square-foot home boasts "both city and mountain views." Meanwhile, Manson has put his old pad on the market for nearly $1.8 million. That property in ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Set Their Sights On North America

MONSTER MAGNET are gearing up for a fall tour of North America in support of their new album "Monolithic Baby!" Early confirmations are as follows: Aug. 29 – WNOR's Lunatic Luau VIII at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Virginia Beach, VA (w/ SLIPKNOT, SALIVA, DROWNING POOL and more) Sep. 26 – WAAF's Locobazooka at Fitchburg Municipal ...

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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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Portrait Of The Abyss Within - ELDRITCH

Although you might not hear their name spoken in the same reverential tones as, say, RHAPSODY or LABYRINTH, fellow Italian power metal diehards ELDRITCH have been there (since '91), seen it, done it and slain just as many dragons along the way. Probably. Although not nearly as prolific as Luca Turilli and the boys — ...

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DROWNING POOL, FLAW, DROPBOX Announce U.S. Tour Dates

DROWNING POOL, FLAW and DROPBOX have lined up the following dates during June/July: Jun. 19 - Liberty Memorial Park - Kansas City, KS Jun. 28 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI Jun. 30 - Remington Nite Club - Springfield, MO Jul. 02 - Bricktown Brewery - Oklahoma City, OK Jul. 03 -Javelina Harley Davidson - Boerne, ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Selling Home For $10 Million: Photos Available

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's five-bedroom, six-bath home at 11 Place Moulin, Tiburon in the Marin County, California is on the market for $9.99 million via Nancy Allen of Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate, Mill Valley, according to the Marin Independent Journal. The 13,000-square-foot, three-level home has a pool overlooking the Richardson Bay with 360-degree views, ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Are Having 'Too Much Fun For One Band'

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Last few days have been a blur. Too much fun for one band. Hung with all the guys from DROWNING POOL, HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN, KORN, SOIL, LIFE OF AGONY, ILL NINO, SLAYER, SILVERTIDE, SLIPKNOT, H.I.M.…etc… Wow, we ...

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VOLBEAT Set Working Title For Full-Length Debut

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have set "Rebel Monster" as the working title of their debut album, tentatively due in October through New Aeon Media, a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media. The band will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark on June 17 with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) to begin recording the CD, which is expected ...

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DOPE: New Album Recorded?

EdselDope.com is reporting that DOPE are rumored to have finished recording their fourth record. "It was recorded on the road over the last couple of months and is ready to be mixed and mastered," reads a post on the site. "The guys are headed out to L.A. this week to get that done ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: The Show Must Go On

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Diary" section of the group's official web site: "I sit here on the bus heading towards Denver… Been on the whiteline for 11 hours… We had to stop (in North Platt, Nebraska) at a truck stop for 3 pm breakfast. Everybody rolled ...

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DROWNING POOL Turned Away At Canadian Border

In what appears to be an alarming trend, DROWNING POOL are the latest act to have been turned away at the Canadian border, forcing the group to cancel shows. The Texas band were due to kick off a short run of dates with DAMAGEPLAN north of the border beginning on Tuesday (May 11), but were ...

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JESTER'S FUNERAL: Upcoming Album to Be Released Through New Label

Despite published reports to the contrary, the forthcoming fourth album from German metallers JESTER'S FUNERAL will NOT surface through TTS Media Music. "We will present a new label in 2005," the band write on their web site. As previously reported, JESTER'S FUNERAL are collaborating with Jan D. Kucharzewski and American author/screenwriter John Shirley on the ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Pull Out Of Oklahoma City Show, Cite 'Family Emergency'

DAMAGEPLAN have been forced to pull out of their scheduled appearance at Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City Wednesday night (April 28) "due to a family emergency of one of the band members," according to an Elektra Records publicist. DAMAGEPLAN are currrently on the road as part of the "Headbanger's Ball Tour", also featuring HATEBREED, ...

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KAIZEN Prepare To Record New Album

French metalcore act KAIZEN will enter the studio in July to begin recording their second full-length album, tentatively due before the end of the year through XIIIbis Records/BMG. The band's debut offering, 2003's "Clear the Path", was produced by Alexis Phelipot (NO RETURN, DROWNING, MISANTHROPE). A full-length MP3 of the track "Inner Force Control", taken ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Schedule Memphis In-Store Appearance

DAMAGEPLAN will be making an in-store appearance at Spinstreet in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. The entire "Headbanger's Ball" tour crew will be there, including HATEBREED, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH. The event is being sponsored by the alternative rock station 93X WMFS. Location: Spinstreet Poplar Plaza 3484 Poplar Ave. Space D-2 ...

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DROWNING POOL: Entire New Album Streamed Online

AOL Music is streaming the new DROWNING POOL album, "Desensitized", at this location. "Desensitized", released this past Tuesday (April 20) through Wind-Up Records, was produced by Johnny K (DISTURBED, SOIL, FINGER ELEVEN) and marks the group's first release with frontman Jason "Gong" Jones, who joined the band last summer following the tragic death ...

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HATEBREED To Play Summer Dates With SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST

HATEBREED have announced that they will be playing a bunch of dates with SLAYER and JUDAS PRIEST on "off" days during this year's Ozzfest tour. Club dates with DEVILDRIVER are also a possibility. HATEBREED are in the middle of the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" with DAMAGEPLAN, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH. The group's next live appearance will ...

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VOLBEAT Sign With NEW AEON MEDIA, Prepare To Record Debut Album

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have inked a one-album deal with New Aeon Media, a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media. The group will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark on June 17 with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) to begin recording their as-yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. VOLBEAT's last release was a six-song promotional CD/demo, ...

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