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FATES WARNING Cancel Dates

FATES WARNING have been forced to cancel their appearances with DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE in Spokane, Washington Wednesday night (July 30) and Boise, Idaho Thursday (July 31). "We are all bummed to announce this (especially as I was to be playing their set with them tonight in Spokane), but it is a situation out of ...

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OMEN: '20th Anniversary Boxset' To Arrive In September

An OMEN "20th Anniversary Boxset" is scheduled for release on September 8 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for the collection is as follows: CD 1 (double CD) Disc 1: "Battle Cry" Album (re-mastered) 01. Death Rider 02. The Axeman 03. Last Rites 04. Dragon's Breath 05. Be My Wench 06. Torture Me* ...

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RUSH Reveal 'Rio' CD/DVD Details, Dispel Breakup Rumors

Veteran Canadian rock trio RUSH will release the triple-disc live album and double-disc DVD, titled "Rush in Rio", in September via Anthem/Atlantic Records, according to Billboard.com. The DVD version of"Rush in Rio" includes all 28 songs from the CD (recorded last Nov. 23 on the last show of the band's "Vapor Trails" tour), augmented with ...

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Wife Of GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist To Publish Book

Lisa Reed, wife of GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed, will publish a book of fiction, titled "Sabra's Soul", through Twenty First Century Publishers. According to the publisher's web site, "Lisa Reed is by vocation a sensational writer, by profession a teacher of emotionally disturbed children and, through her marriage to Dizzy Reed ...

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FATES WARNING Bassist Checks In From DREAM THEATER Tour

FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera has posted the following message to his official web site: "[The FATES WARNING] tour [with DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE] is still going great. Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore and Wilmington all killer. Wilmington was poised to being one of our best shows but we got stopped near the end of our ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN Working On Solo Album

Guitarist/producer/songwriter Jeff Kollman has started the writing process for a new solo instrumental release, the follow-up to 1999's "Shedding Skin". COSMOSQUAD, Kollman's prog-metal/fusion three-piece with bassist Barry Sparks and drummer Shane Gaalaas, who are currently out on tour with TED NUGENT and Japanese superstars B'Z, respectively, are set to reconvene in the fall to write ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More Fall 2003 Headlining Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced additional dates as part of their fall 2003 headlining tour in support of their upcoming CD, "Tribe". These shows will take place after the summer tour with DREAM THEATER and FATES WARNING and will be mostly in clubs and theaters. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 12 - Ventura Theater ...

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E-FORCE Complete Work On Debut Album

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), have completed work on their debut album, "Evil Forces", due on October 20 through France's Season Of Mist Records (MAYHEM, NECROPHAGIA, AGRESSOR, CARPATHIAN FOREST). "Evil Forces" was recorded at Wild Studio ...

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PAM's Family Begs: Don't Go Back To Wife-Beater TOMMY LEE

Now that Pam Anderson's engagement to Kid Rock appears to be over, Pam's family is warning her against hooking up again with ex-husband Tommy Lee, insiders tell Star magazine. "Get back with him and he'll make your life misery all over again. Don't do it, Pam!" she's been told by her family members, say sources. ...

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SAVATAGE Mastermind Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA IV

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon "The Mountain King" Oliva will join FATES WARNING's Ray Alder as a special guest at ProgPower USA IV on Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6 at Earthlink Live in Atlanta. "I think bringing Jon and Ray to the fest simply adds to the mystique of the show," said promoter Glenn Harveston. ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Offers Update From The Road

In his latest update from the road, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon sheds a little light on the hazards of being on the road, some great new & vintage music to listen to, the virtues of dual rectifiers, and pointy guitars: "SYL has been writing and compiling video footage lately... except our video camera ...

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ONWARD Split Up!

Acclaimed power metallers ONWARD appear to have split up following a parting-of-the-ways with their label, Century Media Records. The following is the official statement on the matter from ONWARD guitarist Toby Knapp (as posted on the group's official web site): "Dear listeners, "In the last few years I've become a person who believes ...

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MARSHALL LAW To Record New Album

The Birmingham, England-based cult power metal band MARSHALL LAW are recording a brand new studio album, their sixth following on from "Marshall Law", "Powergame", "Law In The Raw", "Metal Detector" and "Warning From History". Last year the band was the subject of a Sanctuary Records retrospective, "Power Crazy", which included archive and previously unreleased demo ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Fall 2003 Headlining Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the first dates for their fall 2003 headlining tour in support of their upcoming CD, "Tribe". These shows will take place after the summer tour with DREAM THEATER and FATES WARNING and will be mostly in clubs and theaters. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 11 - Quest Club – ...

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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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OMEN Announce Summer European Dates

Classic U.S. metallers OMEN have announced the following European dates in July: Jul. 19 - Koenigshofen, GER @ Keep It True Festival Jul. 20 - Bochum, GER @ The Matrix Club Jul. 21 - Zottegem, BEL @ The Mundo Club OMEN's recently completed new album, "Eternal Black Dawn", is set for a European release on ...

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Original FATES WARNING Guitarist Checks In With Latest Update

Original FATES WARNING guitarist Victor Arduini, who played on the group's classic early efforts "Night On Brocken" (1984) and "The Spectre Within" (1985), has posted an update on his current activities to the official FATES WARNING message board. Arduini's posting reads as follows: "I'd be happy to give an 'update' to anyone interested... Here you ...

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PROGPOWER USA IV Officially Sold Out

ProgPower USA IV, North America's premiere festival for progressive and power metal music, has officially sold out more than three months in advance. The festival will return to Atlanta's Earthlink Live, the venue that housed last fall's sold-out event, on Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6. "I don't think anyone can doubt that ProgPower ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE/DREAM THEATER: More Dates Announced

More dates have 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: Jun. 23 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless (QR) Jun. 24 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater (QR) Jun. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Tribe' Track Listing Revealed!

QUEENSRŸCHE have set the tentative track listing for their forthcoming studio album, "Tribe", due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 1999's "Q2K", which is expected to include a guest appearance by original QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, will contain the following cuts: 01. Tribe 02. U.M.S. 03. Blood 04. Desert Dance 05. The ...

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TAD MOROSE Working On New Album

Sweden's TAD MOROSE have set "Life In A Lonely Grave" as the title for their forthcoming album, which is currently being recorded at Studio Soundcreation for a late summer release through Century Media Records. According to guitarist Christer "Krunt" Andersson, "We've just started laying down the vocals and we will mix the shit in Studio ...

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