ryan-mccombs in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

ERIC SINGER & FRIENDS: Australian Shows Announced

Eric Singer, the drummer of KISS, will be touring Australia with ALICE COOPER in June/July this year. Eric first toured with Alice in Australia in 1990 on the back of the enormously successful "Trash" album and has played with him on and off ever since. Eric has been a regular visitor to Australia between ALICE ...

Read more

Posted in: News

F5: Former MEGADETH Bassist's New Band Sign European Deal With MASCOT

F5, the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, have inked a European deal with Holland's Mascot Records. The band's debut album, tentatively due in August, will be the first major release under license from Ellefson Music Production. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HELMET Guitarist Auctioning Gear

HELMET guitarist Chris Traynor is currently auctioning a whole bunch of his pedals, guitars, rack equipment, and more via eBay, accoring to a posting on the group's web site. There's too many items to link to each of them, but you can view the seller's auction list here. Most of the items there ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MUDVAYNE Thrilled To Be Opening For IRON MAIDEN At OZZFEST

Launch Radio Networks reports: MUDVAYNE wraps up its current North American tour on May 18 in South Carolina, after which the band heads to Europe for a month before returning home to kick off Ozzfest with BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN. MUDVAYNE bassist Ryan Martinie told Launch what aspect of Ozzfest the band is most ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DARKANE Guitarist Begins Work On Solo Project

Guitarist Christofer Malmström of the Swedish thrashers DARKANE has posted the following update on his official web site: "I have finally started to record my solo project NON-HUMAN LEVEL. Ryan van Poederooyen [DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND] has sent me the drum files from Vancouver and they sound incredible! So far I have recorded the rythm guitars ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MUDVAYNE Bassist Explains OZZFEST 'Mystery Band' Hoopla

Launch Radio Networks reports: When the lineup for this summer's Ozzfest was posted online last month, one main stage slot was left open for a "mystery band," with names like MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and DISTURBED all mentioned as possible candidates. That honor eventually went to MUDVAYNE, and bassist Ryan Martinie told Launch ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HELMET: European Dates Announced

HELMET have lined up the following European appearances during June: Jun. 03 - Winterthur, SWI @ Salzhaus Jun. 04 - Nurburgring, GER @ Rock am Ring Jun. 05 - Bavaria, GER @ Rock im Park Jun. 06 - Herford, GER @ X (w/ PAPA ROACH) Jun. 07 - Hamburg, GER @ Docks (w/ PAPA ROACH) ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ENDRAH: BIOHAZARD Guitarist's Side Project Announces New Singer

ENDRAH, the Brazil-based side-project of BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei, have recruited Ryan "Relentless" Raes to be the group's new vocalist. A message on the band's official web site reads as follows: "Vocalists from all over the world sent us some awesome material. We would like to thank all of you for showing us that our ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LINKIN PARK Singer To Perform At Club Tattoo Anniversary Show

LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington and ORGY guitarist Ryan Shuck are among the musicians set to perform at a May 21 bash celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Club Tattoo in Tempe, Arizona, according to MJI. Other scheduled performers at the Acme Roadhouse (855 S. Rural Road in Tempe) include Mike Cheese Brown (TSOL), Sean Dowdell ...

Read more

Posted in: News

F5: Former MEGADETH Bassist's New Band Sign With JVC

F5, the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, have inked a deal with JVC Records for the Asian release of their debut album. "We are in discussions with other labels now for release throughout the rest of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DARKEST HOUR Announce New Album Title, Release Date

DARKEST HOUR have posted the following message on their official web site: "So another day closer to the end of the record and another day closer to the end of the world. DARKEST HOUR's new record will no longer be called 'TBA', 'Untitled', 'Dude We Don't Know Yet', 'Dudes get Brutal', 'Tito's is Mike DH's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ALICE COOPER Completes Work On New Album

ALICE COOPER confirmed on his radio show, "Nights With Alice Cooper", on Wednesday (March 23) that he has completed work on his new solo album, "Dirty Diamonds", with producer Steve Lindsey, who has previously co-produced COOPER's "Stand" (off the "Unity" album) in addition to having worked with LEONARD COHEN, ELTON JOHN and AARON NEVILLE, among ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Lays Down Tracks For NON-HUMAN LEVEL: Video Available

Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Here's some video footage of myself warming up and laying down various drum tracks [at Greenhouse studios] for NON-HUMAN LEVEL. This metal side project features Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) on guitar, Gustaf Hielm (ex-MESHUGGAH) on bass and Peter Wildoer ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Anomalies - CEPHALIC CARNAGE

An apt title if there ever was one, if CEPHALIC CARNAGE's twisted style of mind fucking grindcore and death metal isn't anomalous in a world of pretenders and imitators, then please restate your definition of the term. It will come as no surprise to anyone that has spent any time at all with "Lucid Interval" ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

THE MISERABLES: New SKINLAB/40 GRIT Project Announces Singer

THE MISERABLES, the new band formed by ex-SKINLAB guitarist Glen "Glenny" Telford and ex-40 GRIT members Chris Anderson (guitar), Ryan Healy (bass) and Andy Green (drums), have announced the addition of singer Denton Bramley to the group's ranks. "I literally got off the plane, went to rehearsal and jumped into the first song. It was ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE RODS To Reunite For Exclusive New York Show

THE RODS (David "Rock" Feinstein, Gary Bordonaro, and Carl Canedy) will be getting back together for an exclusive show in Cortland at Mackenzy's (Bill Dallaire's new club on Main Street in Cortland, NY, formerly known as Escape) on Saturday, March 26, 2005. Opening for THE RODS will be (I-100 radio's official morning show band) NASTY ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer Explains His Departure

Former MUSHROOMHEAD frontman J. Mann (a.k.a. Jason Popson) recently spoke to DomainCleveland.com about his departure from the group, about his Fractured Transmitter record label and his other projects. Several excerpts from the interview follow: DomainCleveland.com: I'll just cut right to the chase, First and foremost, many MUSHROOMHEAD fans have been asking, Why, J. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DARKANE Guitarist Signs Solo Deal With LISTENABLE RECORDS

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has inked a deal with France's Listenable Records for his solo project, NON-HUMAN LEVEL. "I am very much looking forward to work with them and I have really high anticipations regarding this album!" Christofer writes on his web site. "Ryan van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) will record the drums in the ...

Read more

Posted in: News