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USURPER Name New Album

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have set "Cryptobeast" as the title of their fifth full-length album, tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through Earache Records. The CD will be recorded in August at Engine Music Studios in Chicago with producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE) and will contain the following songtitles, among others: "The Bones ...

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ZAN CLAN To Open For QUEENSRŸCHE In Stockholm

ZAN CLAN, the new group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, will be opening for QUEENSRŸCHE Saturday night (July 10) at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden. In other news, ZAN CLAN guitarist, producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE) is now reportedly a full-fledged member of Randy Piper's (ex-W.A.S.P.) ANIMAL. ZAN CLAN's lineup is ...

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DEBASE To Open For QUEENSRŸCHE In Sweden

Swedish quintet DEBASE will open for QUEENSRŸCHE at KB in Malmö on July 7. DEBASE are currently promoting their third album, "Unleashed", available through Sanctuary/Noise Records. The group's sophomore CD, "Domination", was released in 2001. ...

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USURPER To Enter Studio In August

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER will enter Engine Music Studios in Chicago in early August with producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE) to begin recording their fifth full-length album, tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through Earache Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Bones Of My Enemies", "Supernatural Killing Spree", and ...

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The Art Of Live - QUEENSRŸCHE

Observing the gradual and unstoppable decline of the once-untouchable Gods of epic metal from Seattle has been nothing short of stupefying. "Where did it all go wrong?" sang Geoff Tate on the title track of the last album to deliver great things, "Promised Land", to which we can all now shout in unison, "You tell ...

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DESTRUCTION Drummer Arrested In Italy

DESTRUCTION drummer Marc Reign was arrested in Italy Sunday (May 24) following the band's performance in Brescia. The following statement on the matter was posted on the group's official web site: "After the fantastic gig in Brescia, Italy, the band had massive problems to leave the country by plane from the Milano airport. What happened ...

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RUFFIANS To Reunite For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

RUFFIANS, the band that featured in its ranks late VICIOUS RUMORS frontman Carl Albert, will be reuniting for the first time in 15 years for Germany's Bang Your Head Festival on June 25-26. Other bands set to appear at the festival include ALICE COOPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, UFO, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL. The band will also ...

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ANATHEMA Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK ISTANBUL Festival

ANATHEMA have been confirmed for the Rock Istanbul music festival, a three-day event taking place June 19-21 in Istanbul, Turkey. Other bands set to appear at the festival include QUEENSRŸCHE, PENTARGRAM, HUNDRED REASONS and MUSE. For more information, click here. As previously reported, ANATHEMA have set a June 28 release date through Music ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'The Art Of Live' CD Due In June

QUEENSRŸCHE's recently released DVD, "The Art of Live", will be issued on CD format on June 8 through Sanctuary Records. Although the track listing is still being worked out, rumors are that "Comfortably Numb" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" are being replaced by "Anybody Listening", according to a posting on the band's web site. No ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Visit Sailors On The USS NIMITZ

The progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE has scheduled a special visit on its spring 2004 tour. Vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bass guitarist Eddie Jackson, drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Mike Stone will visit sailors on the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, on April ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Perform At New Jersey In-Store

QUEENSRŸCHE will be performing a special live set during an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey on Sunday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. They will also be signing copies of their new DVD, "The Art of Live", due on April 20 through Sanctuary. Vintage Vinyl is located at 51 Lafayette Rd. in Fords, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Talks About Songwriting Process For New CD

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate recently spoke to Ytsejam.com about the band's new live DVD, the current headlining tour and their upcoming studio album. Asked if former guitarist Chris DeGarmo will once again make a songwriting contribution to the new CD, Tate said, "You never know about that guy, sometimes he'll just...like he did for 'Tribe', ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, W.A.S.P., QUEENSRŸCHE Among Artists Confirmed For Greece's ROCKWAVE Festival

JUDAS PRIEST, W.A.S.P., QUEENSRŸCHE and RUNNING WILD are among the artists confirmed for this year's edition of the Rockwave Festival, set to be held June 18-22 in Athens, Greece. The lineup of acts currently scheduled to appear at the event looks as follows: JUDAS PRIEST QUEENSRŸCHE W.A.S.P. RUNNING WILD H.I.M. NIGHTWISH NIGHTFALL PETER GABRIEL PIXIES ...

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Report: Kids Are Listening To Their Parents' Music

Edna Gundersen of USA Today is reporting that Jamie Horton, 14, considers himself a fairly savvy music-loving teen. The Los Angeles ninth-grader trawls the Internet for rock discoveries and totes an iPod packed with 3,000 tunes. His favorite band? QUEEN. Not late-'90s rock outfit QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, not late-'80s metal band QUEENSRŸCHE and ...

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AVIDOST Recording Debut Album With Veteran Producer NEIL KERNON

Veteran producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE, QUEENSRŸCHE) is currently working with an unsigned, female-fronted band called AVIDOST. Based out of Chicago, Illinois, the five-piece group "has a lot of different flavors to their music, from black metal, to progressive metal to well — lots of their own styles too," according to Kernon. Consisting ...

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SYMPHONY X To Play Mexico In May

Prog-metallers SYMPHONY X will play Mexico City on May 29 at Circo Volador. A second show in Mexico, tentatively scheduled for May 28, will be announced shortly. Upcoming SYMPHONY X tour dates: w/ QUEENSRŸCHE: Apr. 15 - Detroit, MI - State Theatre Apr. 16 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues Apr. 17 - Chicago, ...

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