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MASTODON Announce U.S. Tour With CLUTCH

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have announced their fourth U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Remission". MASTODON will team up with CLUTCH for two-week span beginning August 29 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The tour is scheduled to conclude September 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with additional dates pending. MASTODON, fresh off their ...

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MAYHEM Classic To Be Reissued

MAYHEM's classic "Wolf's Lair Abyss" CD will be reissued through Candlelight USA on October 14. The recording continues the label's classic reissue series — adding to earlier reissues by ARCTURUS, FLEURETY and VED BUENS ENDE. Originally released in 1998 for the Misanthropy label, "Wolf Lair's Abyss" bridged the studio gap between full-length albums just after ...

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ANDREW W.K. Announces Headlining Tour

ANDREW W.K. has announced the following headlining dates during August/September: Aug. 17 - New Orleans, LA @ The Parish Aug. 18 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room Aug. 19 - Dallas, TX @ Tree's Aug. 20 - Austin, TX @ Mercury Aug. 21 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101 Aug. 22 - Las Vegas, ...

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IMMOLATION Frontman To Appear On All-Star DEATH Tribute CD

IMMOLATION frontman Ross Dolan is the latest musician added to the list of guest performers set to appear on the forthcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller. As previously reported, SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick ...

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HENDRIX Classic Named Greatest Guitar Album Of All Time

JIMI HENDRIX's classic "Are You Experienced" has been named the greatest guitar album of all time, according to Daily Record. The 1967 release, with famous songs such as "Foxy Lady" and "Fire", was chosen by "experts" from Mojo magazine. THE WHO came second for their early album "My Generation", while blues legend HOWLIN' WOLF's self-titled ...

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SLIPKNOT Members To Contribute To DEATH Tribute Album

SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson and bassist Paul Gray have both been confirmed as "major contributors" to the forthcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller, Murphy has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. In addition, former DEATH/MASSACRE ...

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TARAXACUM Set Release Date, Track Listing For 'Rainmaker'

TARAXACUM, the group featuring former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, EDGUY bassist Tobias Exxel on guitar, drummer Franky Wolf, ex-HAGGARD guitarist Danny Klupp and ROUGH SILK/AXEL RUDI PELL keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, have set an August 25 release date through MTM-Metal Records for their sophomore album, "Rainmaker". 01. Disfunctional (4:02) 02. Prayer In Unison (4:22) 03. ...

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ANDREW W.K. Finalizes Track Listing For 'The Wolf'

ANDREW W.K. has finalized the track listing for his sophomore full-length effort, "The Wolf", due on September 9 (a day earlier internationally) through Island DefJam Records. The follow-up to W.K.'s 2002 debut, "I Get Wet", will contain the following tracks: 01. Victory Strikes Again 02. Long Live the Party 03. Tear It Up 04. Free ...

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KID ROCK Talks About His Visit To The Middle East

CNN aired an interview with Kid Rock on Friday after they were forced to delay the broadcast on Thursday. Rock talked to Wolf Blitzer about his visit to the Middle East to perform for U.S. troops, his support for the war, and whether that support had strained his relationship with singing partner Sheryl Crow, who ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Release 'The Wolf' In September

ANDREW W.K. has set "The Wolf" as the title for his sophomore full-length effort, due on September 9 through Island DefJam Records. The follow-up to 2001's "I Get Wet" will contain 12 tracks, including first radio single, "Never Let Down". Meanwhile, a two-disc CD/DVD single, "Tear It Up", is scheduled to drop two months before ...

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VANDERHOOF: Bringing Back '70s Hard Rock

Nearly six years after the release of the self-titled debut, legendary METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof's alter ego outfit VANDERHOOF returns with a dynamic follow-up, the adventurous "A Blur In Time". Released once again through SPV Records, the album pays homage to the acts of the '70s that made hard rock memorable, while implementing an ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist To Play On DEATH Tribute CD

SLIPKNOT's Paul Gray has reportedly expressed interest in contributing bass tracks to the upcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller. "James has told me that Paul wants to be involved," Deron told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. ...

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'Rock Star' Sex Scam Suspect Acquitted

The 42-year-old Elgin, Illinois man who pretended to be a rock star to sleep with women was "immoral" and "completely reprehensible" but not guilty of rape, a 16th Circuit Court judge decided. According to testimony at his sexual assault trial, Bruce Rumery paid for a newspaper advertisement in July 2001 looking for an assistant for ...

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NY Post: German 'Nazi' Punk Band To Open For THE ROLLING STONES

A popular German punk band once outlawed for their hate-filled, neo-Nazi lyrics will open for the ROLLING STONES during a summer concert in Germany, according to the New York Post. BÖHSE ONKELZ — a deliberate German misspelling of "Evil Uncles" — will play before the world's most successful rock group takes the stage on Aug. ...

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WOLF To Enter Studio In June

Sweden's WOLF will enter Abyss studio with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) on June 18 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early October through No Fashion Records. The follow-up to last year's "Black Wings" will feature artwork by Thomas Holm. More information will be made available soon. ...

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STORMWIND Add Keyboardist

Sweden's STORMWIND, the band featuring former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikstrom and guitarist Thomas Wolf, have acquired a new keyboardist in the shape of Joachim Broden. Broden replaces Kaspar Dahlqvist, who left the group earlier this month in order to devote himself 100% to his family and DIONYSUS. STORMWIND have just issued their sixth album, "Rising ...

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TARAXACUM Hard At Work On 'Rainmaker'

TARAXACUM, the group featuring former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, EDGUY bassist Tobias Exxel, drummer Franky Wolf, ex-HAGGARD guitarist Danny Klupp and ROUGH SILK/AXEL RUDI PELL keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, are continuing work on their sophomore album, "Rainmaker", due in the fall through MTM-Metal Records. "Eggi and I are back in the studio hard at work ...

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STORMWIND Part Ways With Keyboardist

Sweden's STORMWIND, the band featuring guitarist Thomas Wolf and former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikstrom, have parted ways with keyboardist Kaspar Dahlqvist. "After four years of blood, sweat and great rock'n'roll, Kaspar Dahlqvist has decided to leave STORMWIND to devote himself 100% to his family and DIONYSUS," reads a posting on STORMWIND's official web site. "My ...

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TARAXACUM Cancel Bochum Gig

TARAXACUM, the group featuring former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, EDGUY bassist Tobias Exxel, drummer Franky Wolf, ex-HAGGARD guitarist Danny Klupp and ROUGH SILK/AXEL RUDI PELL keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearance at Matrix in Bochum, Germany on April 17. According to Exxel, "Our sound engineer and owner of ...

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BATHORY: 'Nordland II' Track Listing Revealed

BATHORY's new album, "Nordland II", will be released on March 31 in Europe and April 29 in North America through Black Mark Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Fanfare 02. Blooded Shore 03. Sea Wolf 04. Vinland 05. The Land 06. Death And Resurrection Of A Northern Son 07. ...

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STORMWIND To Issue 'Rising Symphony' In April

Sweden's STORMWIND, the band featuring guitarist Thomas Wolf and former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikstrom, have set an April 23 Japanese release date for their sixth album, "Rising Symphony". The album includes nine melodic/neo-classical tracks and a bonus track for Japan ("Wings Of Tomorrow"). A European release is expected to follow in early June. The official ...

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WOLF To Appear On IRON MAIDEN Tribute CD

Sweden's WOLF have entered Soundlab studio to record their contribution for the upcoming, as-yet-untitled tribute to IRON MAIDEN, due for release later in the year through Nuclear Blast Records. WOLF will begin recording their third album in June at studio Abyss with producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) for an October release through No Fashion Records. ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Photos Posted Online

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have posted several studio and band photos at this location. PROJECT: FAILING FLESH's debut CD, "A Beautiful Sickness", is due to be mastered by ...

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