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EVANESCENCE, COLD, REVIS: First Dates Announced

The initial dates have been announced for the forthcoming the Nintendo Fusion Tour featuring EVANESCENCE, COLD, REVIS, CAUTERIZE and FINGER ELEVEN. As previously reported, the trek will feature live music as well as a host of Nintendo games. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 04 - Universal City, CA - Universal Amphitheatre Aug. ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE/LACUNA COIL: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring TYPE O NEGATIVE and LACUNA COIL. The complete itinerary is as follows: Jul. 25 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA Jul. 26 - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT Jul. 28 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY Jul. 30 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, ...

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STATIC-X Announce New Drummer

After auditioning more than 30 candidates over the course of the past two months, STATIC-X have decided to recruit Nick Oshiro (ex-SEETHER) as the replacement for recently departed drummer Ken Jay. "Finding the right drummer to nail the old songs and cop the feel for the groove of the new songs was tricky, but Nick ...

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LACUNA COIL Land TYPE O NEGATIVE Support Slot

Italy's LACUNA COIL are strongly rumored to have landed direct-support slot on the forthcoming TYPE O NEGATIVE headlining tour. An official announcement is expected soon. Confirmed TYPE O NEGATIVE U.S. dates are as follows: Jul. 25 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Jul. 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Jul. 28 - New York, ...

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MONTROSE To Reunite For Three Shows In August

The original MONTROSERonnie Montrose (guitar), Sammy Hagar (vocals), Bill Church (bass), and Denny Carmassi (drums) — will reunite for the first time in 25 years for three exclusive performances in late August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 20 - Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino On Sale 5/9 Aug. 22 - ...

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SILENCER Sign European Deal With ADRENALINE RECORDS

Colorado's SILENCER have signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Italy's Adrenaline Records for a European edition of the "Structures" EP, entitled "Found On The Sun". In addition to select "Black Flames & Burning Worlds" and "Kozmos" bonus cuts, the EP will include a brand new track, entitled "Apollocide", the first to feature Dan Lynn on ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Film Video For 'Mannequin'

CRADLE OF FILTH's U.S. record label, Red Ink/Epic Records, has commissioned a new conceptual video for the group's new album, "Damnation and a Day", this time for the sinister, romantic track "Mannequin". The clip, which will be helmed by celebrated video director Thomas Mignone (MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT, TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, etc.), begins shooting on ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE/DREAM THEATER: Final Itinerary Announced

The final itinerary has been released for the forthcoming North American tour co-headlined by QUEENSRŸCHE and DREAM THEATER. The trek, which will include FATES WARNING in the "special guest" slot, will hit the following cities in June/July/August: Jun. 23 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless (QR) Jun. 24 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater (QR) ...

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KELLY KEELING To Tour Europe With ERIK NORLANDER

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will be joining Erik Norlander and Lana Lane in Europe in support of Erik's CD release "Music Machine". Kelly was the main vocalist on Erik's album and "feels privileged to support Erik on his European tour," according to Keeling's official web site. During ...

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EXTOL To Release 'Synergy' In August

Norway's EXTOL will issue their third album, "Synergy", on Aug. 12 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to last year's "Undeceived" sees the group "sticking to their unique and complex yet highly melodic style, while also incorporating a more direct thrash approach," according to an official press release. The concept behind "Synergy", guitarist Christer explains, ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announce Headlining Shows

CRADLE OF FILTH have lined up the following non-Ozzfest headlining appearances during the summer: Jun. 23 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues. Jun. 24 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room. Jun. 25 - McAllen, TX @ Villa Real Jul. 01 - El Paso, TX @ TBA Jul. 06 - Las Vegas, NV @ ...

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SPEEDEALER Announce U.S. Tour

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), will embark on a three-week tour of the U.S. during June/July. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 26 - San Antonio, TX @ Sin 13 Jun. 27 – Austin, TX @ 710 Jun. 28 – Dallas, TX @ ...

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GODSMACK: Live Dates Announced

GODSMACK will play a few festival dates in late April/early May before embarking on a headline tour starting May 22 in Mansfield, Massachusetts. A full tour itinerary hasn't been revealed at press time, and is expected on Wednesday (April 9). GODSMACK appearances (subject to change): Apr. 25 - Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Apr. 26 ...

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LINKIN PARK: Two PROJEKT REVOLUTION Dates Postponed

Due to a scheduling conflict with LINKIN PARK's video shoot for their second "Meteora" single, the band have been forced to postpone two of the Projekt Revolution tour dates — Valley Center, Kansas and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Both concerts will be rescheduled this summer, according to the group's official web site. In other news, latest ...

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STONE SOUR, POWERMAN 5000: More Tour Dates Announced

STONE SOUR, POWERMAN 5000, RA and OUTSPOKEN will team up for a six-week U.S. tour beginning on April 15 in La Crescent, Minnesota. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 15 - La Crescent Arena - La Crescent, MN Apr. 16 - Congress Theatre - Chicago, IL Apr. 18 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI Apr. ...

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THIN LIZZY: European, American Tour Dates Announced

The current lineup of THIN LIZZYJohn Sykes (guitar/vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Michael Lee (drums, ex-PAGE/PLANT, THE CULT, LITTLE ANGELS), and Guy Pratt (bass, ex-PINK FLOYD, GARY MOORE) — have announced the following dates during the coming months: May 01 - Silja Rock, SWE May 03 – TBA - FIN May 05 – KB ...

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IN FLAMES: Cleveland Show Cancelled!

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been forced to cancel tonight's show at Odeon in Cleveland, Ohio "due to a major bus breakdown in the middle of nowhere," the band announced via a posting on their official web site. "We are, of course, truly for this and we will make it up for [the fans] on the ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Dates Announced!

The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to Billboard. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New York (Randall's Island) and at the Aug. 30 finale in Syracuse, N.Y. (Vernon Down's Raceway). As previously reported, ...

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DOMINE To Enter Studio In May

Italian "epic power metal" band DOMINE will enter New Sin Audio Design studios in May to begin recording their fourth full-length album, due later in the year through Dragonheart Records. According to the group's official web site, "the band has already rehearsed five new compositions. Titles are TOP SECRET to avoid copycats running amok. The ...

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MUDVAYNE/IN FLAMES: More Tour Dates Confirmed

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring MUDVAYNE, IN FLAMES, DEPSWA and GRADE 8. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 08 - 2003 Pittsburgh, PA - Metropol Mar. 10 - 2003 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre Mar. 11 - 2003 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights Mar. 12 ...

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D.R.I. To Embark On North American Tour

D.R.I. have announced plans to resume their 20th Anniversary Tour in May. According to the band, they will be "starting in California, and will be playing across the top of the country, to the East Coast. Once there, we jump around the Northeast. We won't be making it back down south again on this one. ...

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OZZFEST 2003: Complete Itinerary Released

The complete itinerary for Ozzfest 2003 has now been released. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 28 - San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Jun. 29 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center Jul. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion Jul. 03 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre Jul. 05 - Devore, ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Initial Details Released

The revived Lollapalooza summer tour — which is set to feature JANE'S ADDICTION, AUDIOSLAVE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JURASSIC 5 and INCUBUS, among others — is scheduled to visit the following cities, according to the organizers: Atlanta, GA Boston, MA Chicago, IL Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Dallas, TX Denver, CO Detroit, MI ...

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ANDREW W.K. Begins Work On New CD

ANDREW W.K. has commenced the recording sessions for the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut, "I Get Wet", tentatively due in late spring/early summer through Island DefJam Records. "You know when you get one of those weird things underneath your armpit?" Andrew told Rolling Stone. "That's what this album is — a growth. It's branching off, ...

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KELLY KEELING To Make Live Debut As Solo Artist

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will make his first live appearance as a solo artist on Sunday, Feb. 23 at The Joint in Los Angeles, California. Keeling's upcoming solo debut will include guest appearances by Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE), Kerry Livgen ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Produce THE GADJITS EP

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke has been tapped to produce the new EP from Kansas City-based rockers THE GADJITS. The band, who just completed a West Coast tour, recently inked a deal with RCA Records following stints with RANCID frontman Tim Armstrong's Hellcat label and THICK Records. Plans exist for the group to ...

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