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ORIGIN: New Album Cover Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for ORIGIN's upcoming third album, "Echoes of Decomation", has been posted online at Relapse.com. The Topeka, Kansas-based death metallers third full-length CD, "Echoes of Decomation" is scheduled for release on March 15 via Relapse Records. The band's last album, "Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas", came out in 2002. Former ORIGIN guitarist Jeremy ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MOTÖRHEAD have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The band will bring the entire aeroplane stage-rig from the "Bomber" tour — a one-time event only at Sweden Rock. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is ...

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WALLS OF JERICHO Announce Nationwide Tour

Detroit's WALLS OF JERICHO have announced they will headline a nationwide tour this winter with BURY YOUR DEAD, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and PREMONITIONS OF WAR playing support. The band has made up for a two year hiatus in spades since they reformed last summer to play Hellfest 2003. Since that time, the female-fronted metalcore combo ...

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ACCEPT, DIO, HAMMERFALL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Legendary German heavy metallers ACCEPT have been confirmed as the first headliners of the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11, 2005 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: A.C.T. ACCEPT BLACKFOOT CRYSTAL EYES DIO HAMMERFALL HELIX HELLFUELED ...

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RHINO BUCKET To Contribute New Music To Horror Movie

RHINO BUCKET are currently recording five new songs for an upcoming horror movie, entitled "The Outdoorsman", that is currently in production. Songs set to appear in the movie include "Blood Sweat And Beers" and an acoustic version of "I Was Told". The band have had songs in the recent DVD releases "Rolling Kansas" and "Stateside", ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More 2005 Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have lined up the following dates during January/February: Jan. 20 - Pops - St. Louis, MO Jan. 21 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO Jan. 23 - Barrymoore Theater – Madison, WI Jan. 25 - The Rave – Milwaukee, WI Jan. 26 - Emerald Theater – Detroit, MI Jan. 27 - House of ...

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LIVING LOUD To Tour Europe In The Spring

LIVING LOUD — the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) on vocals — are tentativey planning on embarking on ...

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PAPA ROACH To Release 'Scars' As Next Single

PAPA ROACH have selected the power ballad "Scars" as the second single from their fourth album, "Getting Away With Murder". "Some of our fans hear that song and say, 'I had to give it a few listens, dude. But I love it,' " frontman Jacoby Shaddix told MTV.com. "It's a P-ROACH anthem. It has heart. ...

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UNEARTH To Launch Headlining Tour

Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH will kick off their first headlining tour next week. Support at all dates will come from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, TERROR and REMEMBERING NEVER. Commented guitarist Ken Susi: "It is invigorating to finally have our first headline tour; we are so excited to play our first full set. "I must admit that ...

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AMORPHIS Guitarist Says Fill-In Vocalist Is Sounding 'Great'

AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "A good time to inform [everyone] that the rehearsings with JP Leppäluoto [CHARON singer and fill-in vocalist for AMORPHIS' upcoming U.S. tour] goes further exellent. We have been now two days in rehearsing flat and the result is great, JP ...

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Report: Goth Style Is Out At Wichita Middle School

The Associated Press is reporting that students at Wilbur Middle School in Wichita, KS who like the Goth look will have to rethink their clothing this year. Principal Cherie Crain announced last week that the black lipstick, eye shadow, nail polish and hair dye of the so-called Goth style, can't be combined with all-black clothing ...

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GWAR Name New Album, Announce Headlining Tour

GWAR have set "War Party" as the title of their new album, due on October 26 through DRT Entertainment. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and was mixed at the Chop Shop in NYC. Handling the production duties was Glen Robinson, who worked with the ...

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LIVING LOUD: International Release Date Announced

The self-titled debut CD from LIVING LOUD — the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) on vocals — will ...

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OZZFEST 2004: Kansas Police Arrest 16 For Underage Drinking

Undercover police officers in Bonner Springs, KS charged 16 persons during Ozzfest on August 10 with either furnishing a commercial malt beverage to a minor or being a minor in possession, according to The Kansas City Star. "That's Verizon Amphitheater," said Bonner Springs Police Lt. Rick Schubert, who supervises the detail looking for underage drinkers ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's TOM MORELLO Believes BUSH 'Can Be Beaten'

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello will assume his NIGHTWATCHMAN persona on the Rock Against Bush tour, which is being launched by activist organization Punk Voter this fall. The lineup will also feature MIDTOWN, ANTI-FLAG, the AKAS and others, with Morello confirmed to perform on about half of the 15 scheduled ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK: Tentative Tour Dates Announced

The tentative routing has been released for this fall's edition of the "Blackest Of The Black" tour, featuring DANZIG, DOYLE (featuring ex-MISFITS guitarist Doyle), MAYHEM, DEVILDRIVER, DEATH ANGEL and EYES OF FIRE. As previously reported, "Blackest of the Black" organizer Glenn Danzig and ex-MISFITS guitarist Doyle will be teaming up for a special MISFITS set ...

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LIVING LOUD In Talks To tour U.S.

According to the DEEP PURPLE fan site The Highway Star, LIVING LOUD — the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy ...

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