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BURY YOUR DEAD: We Did Not Pelt IRON MAIDEN With Eggs

Boston metalcore outfit BURY YOUR DEAD have issued a statement via their official web site refuting reports that they actively participated in pelting IRON MAIDEN with eggs during the British band's co-headlining appearance at this past weekend's Ozzfest in Devore, California. The statement reads as follows: "Despite rumors flying, BURY YOUR DEAD was ...

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SLASH, DUFF Sue AXL Over GUNS N' ROSES Publishing Royalties

MTV.com is reporting that former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash and Duff McKagan filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles on Wednesday (Aug. 17) against Axl Rose, accusing the GN'R frontman of changing the publisher of the group's copyrighted songs without their consent and pocketing the royalties. The lawsuit follows Rose's multimillion-dollar publishing ...

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OZZFEST, Hang Your Head In Shame: The Backstage Perspective

The manager of a well-known heavy metal band (*NOT* IRON MAIDEN) who attended this past weekend's Ozzfest show at the Hyundai Pavillion in Devore, California has submitted the following first-hand account of the evening that will surely go down as one of the most shameful moments in recent rock history (NOTE: at his request, the ...

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DEICIDE: Korean Tour Report

DEICIDE guitarist Ralph Santolla (ex-SEBASTIAN BACH, DEATH) has submitted the following Korean tour report exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We want to thank everybody that helped us out on the trip to the Busan Rock Festival, especially Kevin from Dope Records, and our translator, 'Korean Glen'. "We left Tampa at 9 a.m. on Thursday [August 4], and ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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DEICIDE To Perform 'Surprise' Show In Seoul, Korea

Long-running Floridian death metallers DEICIDE will be performing a "surprise" club show at the Rolling Hall in Seoul, Korea on August 8. This will be DEICIDE's first-ever appearance in Seoul. Support at the gig will come from local acts SAHON and DOXOLOGY. As previously reported, DEICIDE have been confirmed for the fifth annual Busan Rock ...

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SOIL Bassist: DROWNING POOL 'Lied To Our Faces'

SOIL bassist Tim King has explained his decision to publicly slam the group's former singer, Ryan McCombs, for joining DROWNING POOL after McCombs allegedly deemed the songs on the first DROWNING POOL album "average." As previously reported, DROWNING POOL are believed to be have recruited McCombs to replace their last vocalist, Jason "Gong" ...

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DEICIDE Confirmed For South Korea's BUSAN ROCK FESTIVAL

Long-running Floridian death metallers DEICIDE have been confirmed for the fifth annual Busan Rock Festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2005 in Busan, South Korea. DEICIDE will make their Korean live debut on Saturday, August 6. Also scheduled to perform at the festival POWERMAN 5000, DOMAIN, VASSLINE and CRASH. DEICIDE drummer Steve Asheim commented: ...

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DEICIDE Update: Guitarists OWEN, SANTOLLA Confirmed For Santiago Show

Floridian death metallers DEICIDE will play in Chile this Friday (July 15) with Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (DEATH, ICED EARTH, SEBASTIAN BACH) on guitar supporting Glen Benton and Steve Asheim. The group's show will go ahead as planned despite objections from local church officials. Osvaldo Puccio, General Secretary of the Chilean Government, ...

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NASHVILLE PUSSY Sign With SPV RECORDS

NASHVILLE PUSSY have inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV Records. The group's new album, "Get Some", was produced by Daniel Rey (RAMONES) and mixed by Glen Robinson (VOIVOD, ANNIHILATOR). The CD, which features a cover version of IKE & TINA TURNER's "Nutbush City Limits", is scheduled for release on September 26. Following the release of "Get ...

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MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, EXODUS Members To Participate In THRASH AGAINST CANCER Benefit Concert

Current and former members of MACHINE HEAD, SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL will comprise the "All-Star" guest lineup, which is scheduled to appear and participate at the Thrash Against Cancer benefit on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. Confirmed guests include: Steve "Zetro" Souza (ex-EXODUS, LEGACY) Phil Demmel ...

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THE QUIET ROOM Lead Singer Passes Away

Glen "Pete" Jewell, former lead singer for late '90s prog rock band THE QUIET ROOM, passed away Saturday, June 25. Pete recorded "Reconceive" with the band in 2000, right before leaving the band permanently. THE QUIET ROOM was signed to Metal Blade Records and released two albums. Pete, who reportedly committed suicide at his home, ...

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NEVERMORE Guitarist Talks About GIGANTOUR

Denmark's Antenna webzine recently conducted an interview with NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Antenna: How did you get involved in Gigantour? Jeff Loomis: "What happened is that Dave Mustaine [MEGADETH] was trying to find some great U.S. metal bands for his tour, and I happen to ...

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P.O.D. To Release 'Testify' In October

RollingStone.com is reporting that P.O.D. are eyeing an October release for their new album, "Testify". The band started production with Greg Fidelman (AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE, SLIPKNOT) in February, before bringing in Glen Ballard (ALANIS MORISSETTE) to add his touch. "Glen took all the demo stuff and Greg's stuff, took the best out of both," says ...

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Manager: DROWNING POOL Have New Singer Lined Up

DROWNING POOL have officially confirmed the departure of vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones less than two years after officially bringing him into the band (as first reported here yesterday). Jones apparently exited the group over the weekend, forcing the cancellation of a June 12 hometown show in Dallas, Texas. DROWNING POOL bassist Stevie Benton ...

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MEGADETH Bassist: 'I Can Die A Happy Man Now'

MEGADETH bassist James MacDonough (ex-ICED EARTH) has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "After playing to the multitude of these festivals has been simply amazing, but I have to especially talk about Donington. As a kid I always heard about Donington, all the bands I had ever ...

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ROADRUNNER 'All-Stars' Album: Progress Includes New Captain And New Team Members

Roadrunner Records has advanced in the process of putting together the groundbreaking "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark the label's 25th anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project. Four central musicians ...

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MEGADETH Check In From Europe

MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover and drummer Shawn Drover (both also of EIDOLON) have checked in from teh group's European tour. The following messages have been posted in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: Glen Drover: "It was very cool to spend four days in Amsterdam, Holland, as I have never been to ...

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ECLIPSE ETERNAL To Record New Album This Summer

Canadian epic black metal band ECLIPSE ETERNAL have posted the following message on their official web site: "It has been a long time since we’ve had an update but from now on the news will be put up on a regular basis so keep checking back as we are always busy. "We are currently working ...

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