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JOE LYNN TURNER: West Coast Tour Dates Announced

Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has announced the following dates in support of his latest solo album, "The Usual Suspects": Nov. 02 - The Avalon - Santa Clara, CA Nov. 03 - Pepperbelly's - Fairfield, CA Nov. 04 - Paladino's - Reseda, CA Nov. 06 - The Coach ...

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MINISTRY: More MASTERBATOUR 2006 Dates Announced

MINISTRY will be teaming up with REVOLTING COCKS and SPYDER BABY for the MasterBaTour 2006 beginning in early May of next year. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 05 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre May 06 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station Lonestar May 07 - Fort Worth, TX @ ...

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CRISIS Bassist Leaves Band; Auditions To Be Held

CRISIS have announced the departure of Gia Wang, the group's bass player for the last 12 years. "Due to family commitments, Gia will be unable to continue to be a part of the CRISIS collective," reads an official press release. "The band wishes Gia well in all his future endeavors. "Nick Weitzel, a friend of ...

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IN FLAMES To Support MOTÖRHEAD On U.K. Tour

Sweden's IN FLAMES will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD on a U.K. tour beginning at the end of the month. "This will be the longest U.K. tour we have ever done and we are really psyched for it, so hope to see you all there," IN FLAMES write on their web site. Confirmed dates are as follows: ...

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GIGANTOUR Bands Join MEGADETH Onstage In Seattle

Members of ANTHRAX (Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Joey Belladonna), along with Burton C. Bell of FEAR FACTORY, members of BOBAFLEX, tour managers from FEAR FACTORY and ANTHRAX, and others, joined MEGADETH on stage Saturday night (September 10) in Seattle, WA to sing the classic "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying". The MEGADETH-headlined Gigantour trek concluded ...

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DEF LEPPARD: More Dates With BRYAN ADAMS Announced

DEF LEPPARD have lined up the following dates with BRYAN ADAMS during October/November: Oct. 11 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena Oct. 12 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Arena Oct. 14 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion Oct. 15 - Raleigh, NC - Alltel Pavilion Oct. 17 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena ...

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Transgression - FEAR FACTORY

Just before sitting down to write this review, I happened to read the latest FEAR FACTORY news posted right here on Blabbermouth. Specifically, vocalist Burton C. Bell's description of "Transgression" as "experimental" is the part that stuck. It's a good starting point, so let's go with it. While the new album is not "Archetype", I ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC To Release New Album Next Spring

DRY KILL LOGIC frontman Cliff Rigano has issued the following update: "No rest for the wicked… After Gigantour ends, we will be embarking on the 'New Level of Aggression II' tour, presented by Vestal, which will run from September 12 through October 25 and take us back around the U.S. one more time. We will ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Frontman: 'We Can't Thank DAVE MUSTAINE Enough'

DRY KILL LOGIC frontman Cliff Rigano has issued the following update regarding the group's participation in this summer's Gigantour alongside MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER and others: "Cliff here, writing to you from some highway en route to Detroit. We're about three wks into Gigantour, and man, what an experience this has been! "We have met and ...

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MINISTRY: MASTERBATOUR 2006 Dates Announced

MINISTRY will be teaming up with REVOLTING COCKS and SPYDER BABY for the MasterBaTour 2006 beginning in early May of next year. The dates so far are as follows: May 06 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station May 07 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre May 08 - New Orleans, LA @ House ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: DVD Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for CRADLE OF FILTH's upcoming DVD, "Peace through Superior Firepower", has been posted online at this location. "Peace through Superior Firepower" is tentatively scheduled for a late October/early November release. The disc was filmed over two sold out shows in Paris on April 2-3, 2005 and will contain behind-the-scenes footage ...

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DEF LEPPARD Part Ways With Longtime Management

After spending most of their career under the management of Peter Mensch and Cliff Bernstein at Q-Prime Management, DEF LEPPARD have jumped ship to sign with Trudy Green at HK Management, according to Hits Daily Double. HK, which is now part of Irving Azoff's Frontline Management, has looked after such artists as AEROSMITH, POISON, MICHAEL ...

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AC/DC Members Anxious To Start Touring Again

Launch Radio Networks reports: If you think you're excited about AC/DC touring again, just imagine how they feel. The band has done a few shows over the past few years, but AC/DC hasn't done anything extensive since their 2000-2001 "Stiff Upper Lip" world tour. Lead singer Brian Johnson told Launch that the guys are getting ...

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…And They Shall Take Up Serpents - BYZANTINE

West Virginia's BYZANTINE may have crafted that rare album in "…And They Shall Take Up Serpents" that will appeal to the tech-heads without alienating the straight-up thrash bashers. It's as though LAMB OF GOD got bored and one day decided to spice up the arrangements with the instrumental madness of a THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Acclaimed Los Angeles quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY, recently dubbed the "#1 metal band you need to know now" by Guitar World, have officially joined the roster of Liquor and Poker Music. The L.A.-based rock label will release the group's new album, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", on October 18. A rough mix of the new ...

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H.I.M.: Ninth Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the ninth installment of their podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming album, "Dark Light", due out on September 27 via Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Catching up with Mige * Concept of the new music video, "Rip Out the Wings ...

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METALLICA: Unauthorized DVD History Due This Week

Spain's Locomotive Records has set a July 19 release date for a documentary-styled two-hour DVD history of METALLICA, filled with exclusive interviews, interactive trivia, extensive discographies, onstage/offstage/backstage action and the kind of critical analysis that only "unauthorized" projects like these could muster. "The History of Metallica: Out of the Loop" chronicles the metal superband's humble ...

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MEGADETH, FEAR FACTORY: 'Rockline' Interview Available For Download

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine, along with FEAR FACTORY's Burton C. Bell and Raymond Herrera, were interviewed on on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" on Monday (July 11). Included in the broadcast was the world premiere of the opening track from FEAR FACTORY's upcoming album, "Trangression", entitled "540,000 Degrees Fahrenheit". Download an MP3 of the entire ...

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