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MANITOU Completes Work On New Album

Finnish traditional heavy metal band MANITOU, which features in its ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, MALPRACTICE and KAIHORO, has completed work on its third album, "No Signs of Wisdom". The CD was recorded at SouthEastSounds Studio in Karhula, Finland with producer Teemu Aalto (OMNIUM GATHERUM, SINAMORE) and was mastered at Chartmakers. According to a press ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, PRIMAL FEAR, ZYKLON Confirmed For Norway's METAL HEART Festival

QUEENSRŸCHE, PRIMAL FEAR, DEMON, ZYKLON, FALCONER, LION'S SHARE and MINDFLOW have been confirmed for Metal Heart, a brand new three-day metal festival set to take place August 16-18 at Tapperiet in Notodden, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BLIND GUARDIAN CANDLEMASS CIRCUS MAXIMUS CLOUDSCAPE DEMON DIMMU BORGIR DØDHEIMSGARD FALCONER ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD Sets 'Fire Up The Blades' Release Date

Vancouver, B.C.-based heavy metal unit 3 INCHES OF BLOOD has completed work on their hotly anticipated new album entitled "Fire Up the Blades". The follow up to the band's 2004 release "Advance and Vanquish", "Fire Up the Blades" will drop on June 26, 2007 via Roadrunner Records. 3 INCHES OF BLOOD recorded "Fire Up the ...

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RUDY SARZO, PAMELA MOORE Help Promote DONATE LIFE ROCKS CONCERT

Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO), Tommy Asakawa (WARRIOR), Steve Lynch (AUTOGRAPH) and Pamela Moore (voice of "Sister Mary" on QUEENSRŸCHE's 1988 epic concept album "Operation: Mindcrime" and last year's epic sequel "Operation: Mindcrime II") are among the musicians that have taken part in recording sessions to to promote the Donate Life Rocks Concert ...

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PAMELA MOORE To Lend Voice To New Cartoon Created By RUDY SARZO

Singer Pamela Moore — best known for her performance as Sister Mary on QUEENSRŸCHE's 1988 epic concept album "Operation: Mindcrime" and last year's epic sequel "Operation: Mindcrime II" — has signed on to provide the voice of Tooka, a character in the animated series "Rock Dawgz", which was co-created by the legendary hard rock/heavy metal ...

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GREAT WHITE: Tour Dates Announced

GREAT WHITE has lined up the following tour dates: Apr. 20 - Maplewood, MN @ Myth Apr. 21 - Fort Yates, ND @ Prairie Knights Casino & Resort Jun. 02 - Redding, CA @ Win River Casino Jun. 23 - Green River, WY @ Flaming Gorge Days Jul. 08 - Copper Mountain, CO @ The ...

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LILLIAN AXE: 'Waters Rising' To Arrive In June

Opening for the likes of RATT, POISON, QUEENSRŸCHE, KROKUS, STRYPER and LITA FORD, working with some of rock's most respected producers and scoring several "Headbanger's Ball"-approved video clips, LILLIAN AXE certainly carved (or perhaps more appropriately, chopped) a niche for themselves with metalheads worldwide during the '80s and '90s. And now, after an extended hiatus, ...

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PAMELA MOORE: New Song Available For Download

Singer Pamela Moore — best known for her performance as Sister Mary on QUEENSRŸCHE's 1988 epic concept album "Operation: Mindcrime" and last year's epic sequel "Operation: Mindcrime II" — has posted a fifth song titled "Shotdown" on her MySpace page. The song is taken from her recent CD, titled "Stories from a Blue Room", which ...

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MANITOU Signs With METAL HEAVEN RECORDS

Finnish traditional heavy metal band MANITOU, which features in its ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, MALPRACTICE and KAIHORO, has inked a deal with Metal Heaven Records for the release of its third album. The CD is currently being recorded at SouthEastSounds Studio in Karhula, Finland with producer Teemu Aalto (OMNIUM GATHERUM, SINAMORE). According to a ...

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LIZZY BORDEN, PAMELA MOORE To Guest On KNAC.COM's 'WildSide'

'80s shock rock legend LIZZY BORDEN will be the in-studio guest of Diana DeVille on KNAC.COM's "WildSide" this Saturday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. The singer will be discussing his current musical projects as well as the recent reissue of the band's 1989 breakthrough album "Master of Disguise", among other topics. At 6:00 p.m. singer ...

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MANITOU Begins Recording New Album

Finnish traditional heavy metal band MANITOU, which features in its ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, MALPRACTICE and KAIHORO, has entered SouthEastSounds Studio in Karhula, Finland with producer Teemu Aalto (OMNIUM GATHERUM, SINAMORE) to begin recording its third album. According to a press release, the new material will appeal to fans of "IRON MAIDEN, QUEENSRŸCHE, ANNIHILATOR, ...

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GREAT WHITE Begins Recording New Album

According to a posting on GREAT WHITE's official web site, Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (keyboards, guitar), Sean McNabb (bass) and Audie Desbrow (drums) will be celebrating GREAT WHITE's 25th anniversary with a new record. They are in the studio recording right now, but they will be taking a small break to ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Guest On '3 Guys Pickin''

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate take part in an interview and live performance on two upcoming episodes of "3 Guys Pickin'". The details are as follows: February 19 and February 21: Episode 268 - "Operation Mindpickers Part 1" Geoff Tate sits down with the "3 Guys" to discuss "Operation Mindcrime: 2", his voice and his career. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Japanese Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE will embark on a four-date Japanese tour in late May/early June. The details are as follows: May 31 - Kosei-Nenkin Hall - Tokyo, Japan Jun. 01 - Kosei-Nenkin Hall - Tokyo, Japan Jun. 03 - Zepp - Nagoya, Japan Jun. 05 - NHK Hall - Osaka, Japan Immergent Records last year released "Face to ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Reports On NAMM, South American Tour

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Myself and Daniel Erlandsson [drums] traveled to sunny California last month and spent a few days at the NAMM convention. We had a wail of time hanging out and doing the NAMM thing! "So I met a lot of ...

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DREAM THEATER Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of progressive metal pioneers DREAM THEATER. A new studio album, "Systematic Chaos", is due in June. DREAM THEATER will hit the road in support of the album for a world tour, including major festival appearances in Europe. Since their first studio release in 1989, this U.S.-based five-piece has notched ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer's TERROR SYNDROME Project In Mixing Mode

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has issued the following update: "So it's begun... the mixing for the TERROR SYNDROME album [Ryan's solo project] has begun, over the last few days. We've been shackled up in one of Vancouver's top studios — Greenhouse Studios (NICKELBACK, SKID ROW, QUEENSRŸCHE) mixing our soon-to-be debut release. It's ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Commemorative Album Artwork Prints Available

To commemorate the 25 years of the QUEENSRŸCHE legacy, the band is now offering a complete collection of contemporary artwork from each of their 10 studio released albums. Each of these pieces of QUEENSRŸCHE art history is available as a beautiful, full-color 23" x 23" photographic reproduction produced on the highest quality photographic paper, and ...

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FIREWIND Guitarist Comments On NAMM Appearance

The brand new album, "Allegiance", from the Greek metal powerhouse FIREWIND was released today in the U.S. and features the young guitar phenomenon known as Gus G. (ex-DREAM EVIL, NIGHTRAGE, MYSTIC PROPHECY, ARCH ENEMY). Gus — who turned heads with his stunning "Betcha Can't Play This" feature in Guitar World, while Total Guitar magazine hailed ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Schedules NAMM 2007 Appearances

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy will be at the NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants) in Anaheim, California on Saturday, January 20. He will be appearing at the Tama booth at 2:30 p.m. (along with Kenny Aronoff and John Blackwell) and at the Pro-Mark booth at 4:30 p.m. (along with Marco Minnemann). DREAM THEATER's ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Demo Sessions At NAMM Announced

Samson Technologies has announced its first two demo session at the NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which is being held January 18-21, 2007 the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Guitarist Mike Stone from QUEENSRŸCHE will demoing Hartke products on Friday, January 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 am and on Saturday, January ...

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