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THE GATHERING Drummer Discusses Band's Future

THE GATHERING drummer Hans Rutten has answered several fan questions regarding the future of the band in the wake of vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen's decision to leave the band: Q: Why no farewell tour or even one gig at Paradiso in Amsterdam? Hans: "The original idea was to tour until the Ankkarock festival [the last ...

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CELTIC FROST Comments On Upcoming Shows In Mexico

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST have posted the following message on their web site: "CELTIC FROST will conclude their epic journey in support of the band's 'Monotheist' album with two co-headline concerts in Mexico. "The 'Monotheist' tour began in Switzerland on May 29, 2006, and CELTIC FROST will play the final two concerts of ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: New Song Posted Online

A brand new MALEVOLENT CREATION track, entitled "Deliver My Enemy", has been posted on the MySpace page of the group's drummer, Dave Culross. The song comes off the veteran Florida-based extreme metallers' new album, "Doomsday X", due in the U.S. on July 17 via Nuclear Blast Records and in Europe on August 24 ...

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ROB ROCK Completes Work On 'Garden Of Chaos'

The official web site of powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has been updated with the following message: "The new [ROB ROCK solo] album 'Garden of Chaos' is now complete! So far the reaction to the album has been fantastic! Keep an eye out in August/September for the new release. The album ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Headline Greece's NO BUDGET Festival

Swedish/Greek death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE will headline the No Budget festival on September 2 in Larissa, Greece. In other news, NIGHTRAGE guitarist Marios Iliopoulos has issued the following statement regarding the band's DVD shoot, which was scheduled to take place on February 12, 2007 at Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland: "Our DVD shot in Poland ...

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KARMIC LINK Signs With LUCRETIA RECORDS

KARMIC LINK, the new band featuring Stathis Cassios (former keyboard player for Sweden's SYSTEM SHOCK and Greece's NIGHTFALL), has inked a deal with Lucretia Records. The group's debut album, "No Light but Rather Darkness Visible", was mixed and mastered at Tico Tico studios (SENTENCED, IMPALED NAZARENE, SONATA ARCTICA) in Finland and will be released later ...

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NIGHTRAGE: New Interview Available

TheRighttoRock.com has has posted a new interview with guitarist Marios Iliopoulos from NIGHTRAGE. Marios discusses the group's new CD, "A New Disease is Born", as well as band's new lineup. Marios also talks about the departure of Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES) and the new NIGHTRAGE sound. Read the interview at this location. ...

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SQUEALER A.D. Parts Ways With Singer GUS CHAMBERS

Germany's SQUEALER A.D. has issued the following update: "Because of different reasons, we decided to split up with singer Gus Chambers [ex-GRIP INC.]. We split up on amicable terms and we wish Gus all the best for the future. The shows on this year's Rock Harz Open Air and Summer Breeze festivals will NOT be ...

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ANGRA Guitarist Signs With BOOSWEET RECORDS

Boosweet Records CEO and President Vernon Neilly has signed the international rock guitar virtuoso Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA). Boosweet Records will release Kiko's products in the USA, Canada, Australia, South and Central America; with the exception of the guitarists home country Brazil. The deal provides Boosweet Records all of the digital rights to Kiko's music internationally. ...

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MACHINE CALLED MAN Announces New Drummer

MACHINE CALLED MAN, the San Francisco-based band which features in its ranks current and former members of IMAGIKA, JUNGLE ROT and TRAMONTANE, has announced the addition of drummer Ramon Ochoa (ex-TOTAL ECLIPSE, DOWN FACTOR) to the group's ranks. MACHINE CALLED MAN is completing the writing process for the follow-up to its latest CD, "2.004", and ...

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CELTIC FROST Schedules Sydney In-Store Appearance

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST will take part in an in-store signing session in Sydney, Australia at Utopia Records on Wednesday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. After touring Europe extensively on the band's first release in 13 years, "Monotheist", the group chose Australia as the finale to this monstrous trek. Commented mainman Tom G. ...

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GREAT WHITE: New Album Samples Available

Frontiers Records has set an August 31 European release date ror the new album from the reunited original lineup of GREAT WHITE, entitled "Back to the Rhythm". The CD will be issued in a lavish digipack edition on with the following track listing: 01. Back to the Rhythm 02. Here Goes My Head Again 03. ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Issues Update

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover has posted a lengthy new message on his official web site. An excerpt follows: "My daughter's album, 'Red Handed', is now officially available and I encourage anyone and everyone to buy it. It goes without saying in way because she's family but I am genuinely impressed with her singing and ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Veteran Florida-based extreme metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have inked a European deal with Massacre Records for the release of their new album, "Doomsday X". Due on August 24, the CD was recorded and engineered at Mercury Recording Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida by longtime friend and producer (and sometimes session member) Gus Rios, and is said ...

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SAXON: More European Tour Dates Announced

British heavy metal veterans SAXON have lined up the following tour dates: Jun. 02 - SWI Winterthur Spirit Of Rock Festival Jun. 29 - GER Dischingen Rock am Härtsfeldsee Aug. 02 - GER Wacken Wacken Open Air Aug. 11 - GER Balve Rock am Schloß Sep. 14 - GER Nürnberg Löwensaal Sep. 15 - F ...

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