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FIREWIND To Support HAMMERFALL In April

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND, featuring former DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have been confirmed as the support act for Sweden's HAMMERFALL on their upcoming Icebreaker Festival dates in April. Other bands on the bill are LORDI, THUNDERSTONE and PRETTY MAIDS (in Gothenburg only, instead of THUNDERSTONE). Apr. 21 - Z7 – Pratteln, SWI ...

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MEAT LOAF Provokes NIKKI SIXX In Daughter Rant

ContactMusic.com is reporting that rocker MEAT LOAF reduced a MÖTLEY CRÜE after-show party to silence when he blasted bassist Nikki Sixx in a row over his daughter's raunchy stage attire. The "Bat Out of Hell" veteran allowed his daughter Pearl Aday (currently engaged to ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian) to tour with the raucous ...

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SKEW SISKIN To Record German-Language Album

German hard rockers SKEW SISKIN are currently working on new material with famous German rock-star rebel Udo Lindenberg. For the first time in SKEW SISKIN history, the songs are in German language. Commented SKEW SISKIN frontwoman Nina C. Alice: "With Udo I now have a partner for writing German lyrics.....with attitude! Similar to Lemmy [MOTÖRHEAD] ...

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ADAGIO Announce Swiss Festival Appearance

French progressive metallers ADAGIO have announced that they will be performing with ANOREXIA NERVOSA at the Transit Festival in Geneva, Switzerland on March 4. ADAGIO recently finished recording a pre-production demo for their upcoming album. "It features four tracks with awesome vocal performance of [new singer] Gus [Monsanto] and insane guitar chops," according to a ...

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TED NUGENT Festival Lawsuit Headed To Trial

John S. Hausman of the Muskegon Chronicle is reporting that Ted Nugent's lawsuit against Muskegon Summer Celebration for canceling his scheduled June 2003 concert will go to trial, barring a settlement between the parties. Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks on Tuesday rejected Summer Celebration's "motion for summary disposition" asking the judge ...

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NIGHTRAGE: New Song Available For Download

A brand new NIGHTRAGE track, entitled "Being Nothing", has been made available for download at this location. "Being Nothing" comes off the group's sophomore album, "Descent Into Chaos", due in Europe on February 21 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Sweet Vengeance", "Descent Into Chaos" was mixed at Studio Fredman in ...

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NEVERMORE: 'Enemies Of Reality' Remix Completed

Producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB, MASTERPLAN) has finished remixing NEVERMORE's "Enemies of Reality" album for re-release via the Century Media label in the spring. Commented Sneap: "I finished the remixes [Saturday] night [Jan. 15] bar a couple of vocals that got lost somewhere between Seattle and the U.K. (only a whisper and ...

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GOADED: Audio Samples Posted Online

GOADED (formerly DRIVEN), the California-based band featuring former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G and DAVID LEE ROTH drummer Ray Luzier, have released their new, self-titled CD via Tracy's Spooky G label. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Disclaimer 02. Stand 03. Feed the Fire 04. Bound 05. Flow 06. Headphones 07. ...

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ALICE COOPER To Play Launch Party For New Brand Of Golf Apparel

According to SportsEnd.com, ALICE COOPER will be playing a private show to help launch Phillips-Van Heusen and Tehama's jointly designed IZOD-G brand of fashion-forward performance apparel for golf. The invitation-only concert is expected to take place at the end of January in Orlando, Florida. No further details are currently available. ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: New Song Available For Download

A brand new TOTAL DEVASTATION track, entitled "Divine", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Divine", which features a guest appearance by ROTTEN SOUND singer Keijo "G" Niinimaa, comes off the Finnish death metallers' sophomore album, "Reclusion", due on February 17 via Firebox Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Roadmap of ...

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Report: TED NUGENT's Festival Lawsuit Lives On

John S. Hausman of the Muskegon Chronicle is reporting that Ted Nugent's lawsuit against Muskegon Summer Celebration for canceling his scheduled June 2003 Muskegon concert has survived another court challenge. After a courtroom hearing Wednesday, Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks denied a defense motion to dismiss the entire case brought by ...

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Former DIO Guitarist To Issue New Instrumental CD

Former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G has set "Dr. Erector Pili" as the title of his new instrumental CD, tentatively due in April 2005. In other news, Tracy has completed work on the new CD from his DRIVEN project, which is now going under the GOADED moniker (reportedly due to the existence of several other groups ...

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ADAGIO Finish Recording New Demo

French progressive metallers ADAGIO have finished recording a pre-production demo for their upcoming album. "It features four tracks with awesome vocal performance of [new singer] Gus [Monsanto] and insane guitar chops," according to a posting on the band's web site. "The new stuff is incredibly heavy." ADAGIO, who parted ways with singer David Readman (PINK ...

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Guitarist/Producer JAMES MURPHY Says He Will Always Be In Awe Of What DIMEBAG Accomplished

Guitarist/producer James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "I first met Darrell about 18 years ago at a show in Texas around '85-'86. PANTERA was playing to a pretty packed house at this little hole-in-the-wall venue — a bar, really, with a stage jammed ...

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FUNERAL PROCESSION Complete Work On New EP

German black metallers FUNERAL PROCESSION have finished recording their new EP, "Legion Cymru". The EP will be released as a seven-inch single by Nightfog Productions (Germany), as a mini-CD by Millennial Visions (Germany) and as an MC with several bonustracks by Intolerant Rekords Canada. The seven-inch and the mini-CD are scheduled for a late 2004 ...

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NIGHTRAGE Set Title, Track Listing For New Album

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have set "Descent Into Chaos" as the title of their sophomore album, due in January 2005 via Century Media Records. The ...

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GUANO APES To Release 'Best Of' Collection Next Week

GUANO APES will release a "best of" collection, entitled "Planet of the Apes", on November 29 via BMG. The group's tour in support of the upcoming release will mark " the end of all GUANO APES activities for the next few years," according to a posting on the band's web site. "After the tour, we ...

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Ex-WAYSTED Guitarist Explains His Recording Approach

Ex-WAYSTED guitarist Paul Chapman has fired back at his former bandmates over their claim that Chapman's slow way of working in the studio would have prevented the group's new album, "Back From the Dead", from ever coming out. Writing to his official web site, Chapman said, "After reading [new WAYSTED guitarist] Chris George's [

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NIGHTRAGE To Master New Album Next Week

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have finished mixing their sophomore album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Patrik J. Sten. "We will master it ...

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TRIVIUM Announce New Bassist/Vocalist

Orlando, Florida's TRIVIUM have announced the addition of bassist/vocalist Paolo Gregoletto (ex-METAL MILITIA) to the group's ranks. "Paolo not only brings his musical talents and skills to TRIVIUM, he brings a determined, can-do attitude and a positive energy that fits extremely well with who we are, what we are about and what we like to ...

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DEFLESHED To Begin Laying Down Vocals For New CD This Week

Sweden's DEFLESHED are scheduled to return to the studio on Thursday (Nov. 11) to complete the vocal tracks for their fifth studio album, "May the Flesh Be With You". "Don't worry — we do NOT aim for a sterile or clean production," the group's bassist/vocalist Gustaf Jorde writes on their web site. "Make no mistake ...

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FIREWIND To Headlne Norway's RJUKAN FESTIVAL

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND have been confirmed to headline Rjukan Festival in Norway on December 26. More information is available at this location. As previously reported, FIREWIND recently signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group's third album, "Forged By Fire", is scheduled for release in Europe on January ...

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