mick-zane in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

MY RUIN Announce New Rhythm Section, Plan New CD Release

MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based band fronted by ex-TURA SATANA singer Tairrie B., will release their new album, "The Brutal Language", on September 27 via their own label imprint, Rovena Recordings. "We've been discussing the idea of our own label for a while now and we were made an offer we couldn't refuse," Tarrie said ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DOOMFOXX: Former ROSE TATTOO Guitarist To Perform New York City Showcase

Australian hard rockers DOOMFOXX, featuring former ROSE TATTOO guitarist Mick Cocks, have reportedly been asked by a senior executive at influential U.S. music magazine Billboard to perform an exclusive industry showcase in New York this July. Currently in Germany on the "Aussie-Invasion" of Europe as special guests of Australian rock legends ROSE TATTOO, DOOMFOXX are ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MORTIFICATION Part Ways With Drummer

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION have delayed the recording sessions for their next album, "Impailing the Goblin", following the departure of drummer Mike Forsberg. "Mike will be pursuing other projects and Steve and Mick Jelinic wish Mike all the best in his future endeavours," the band write in a press release. "All friendships are well intact. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Robot Hive/Exodus - CLUTCH

It's a testament to the organic strengths of CLUTCH that when they set up, start dicking around, and hit "record," the results still outstrip almost every overcalculated bunch of try-too-hard scenesters currently stinking up the record racks. The follow-up to last year's "Blast Tyrant" is definitely less immediate and hooky than that opus, but it ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'More Is More, Less Is Less. The Idea That Less Is More Is Illogical'

The long wait is over for fans of neo-classical rock guitar genius YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. The new YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE album, "Unleash the Fury", will be released in North America on July 26, 2005, through Eagle Rock Entertainment's Spitfire Records. "Unleash the Fury" has already received rave reviews since hitting the streets overseas. Malmsteen played ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DUNCAN PATTERSON Quits ANTIMATTER

Duncan Patterson has announced his departure from ANTIMATTER shortly before the release of the group's new album, "Planetary Confinement" (out July 26). He will concentrate on his new project, ION. Details of ION, DEATHCAP, and all other related projects can be found at the umbrella site DuncanPatterson.tk. As for ANTIMATTER, Mick Moss will continue the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GEORGE LYNCH: DOKKEN Reunion May Happen Next Year

Abrasive Rock recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB). A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Abrasive Rock: You were supposed to tour with John Sykes this summer, correct? George Lynch: "I wasn't supposed to." Abrasive Rock: There was talks about it? George Lynch: "Yeah, this is ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MÖTLEY CRÜE Are 'Honored' To Be Invited To Perform At LIVE 8

Despite erroneous media reports to the contrary, MÖTLEY CRÜE has officially joined the star-studded line-up of artists that will perform as part of the "Live 8: The Long Walk To Justice" concerts on July 2, at the Toronto portion of the worldwide music event at Park Place in Barrie, Ontario. Fresh off their sold-out, acclaimed ...

Read more

Posted in: News

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Budapest Live Photos Posted Online

34 photos of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's June 20 performance in Budapest, Hungary have been posted online at HardRock.hu. YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's touring band for the current "Unleash the Fury" world tour consists of the following: Yngwie Malmsteen - Guitars Mick Cervino - Bass Doogie White - Vocals Patrik Johannson - Drums Joakim Svalberg – Keyboards ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DOKKEN Drummer Joins TED NUGENT's Touring Band

DOKKEN drummer "Wild" Mick Brown will be pounding the skins for TED NUGENT on his upcoming summer tour beginning on July 1 in Kansas City, MO. Commented Brown's NUGENT/DOKKEN bandmate Barry Sparks (bass), "This is going to be so cool for me because not only is Mick a great drummer, more importantly he is a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

QUIET RIOT Prepare For Summer Tour; Are Featured On 'The Simpsons'

Having just returned from two weeks in the Republic of Korea performing concerts for U.S. armed forces personnel, QUIET RIOT is preparing for their participation in this year's Rock Never Stops tour along with CINDERELLA, RATT and FIREHOUSE. "QUIET RIOT has been very busy this year with international dates that have included concerts in Spain, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AVENGER To Support Y&T In U.K.

AVENGER, the newly reformed NWOBHM band featuring original members Ian Davison Swift (ex-ATOMKRAFT), Gary Young and Mick Moore, along with new additions Glenn S. Howes (ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG, BLITZKRIEG) and Liam Thompson (DEATH AND BLOOD), will be the main support act on Y&T's upcoming tour of the U.K. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Touring Lineup Announced

According to a posting on YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's official web site, the Swedish guitarist's touring band for the upcoming "Unleash the Fury" world tour will consist of the following: Yngwie Malmsteen - Guitars Mick Cervino - Bass Doogie White - Vocals Patrik Johannson - Drums Joakim Svalberg – Keyboards A list of all the currently confirmed ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GARY MOORE To Perform At 'A Tribute to Dick Heckstall-Smith'

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore is one of the confirmed guests at the upcoming "A Tribute to Dick Heckstall-Smith" event on June 6 at the London Astoria. Other artists scheduled to appear include COLOSSEUM, Jack Bruce, Gary Husband, Mick Taylor, John Etheridge & John Marshall (SOFT MACHINE), Pete Brown, Neil Sparkes, Eddie Martin, DHS - Ed ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEFTONES: New Album To Surface In The Fall

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno revealed during a recent radio interview with Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 that the group's new album will now not surface until the fall. Said Chino, "I've got another week and a half of vocals to finish up and it sounds really good. We've spent a lot of time going ...

Read more

Posted in: News