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DEMON DOG SPERM Signs With OPEN GRAVE RECORDS

Open Grave Records has announced the signing of Allentown, PA-based band DEMON DOG SPERM. Formed in 2005 with the lineup of Sid (vocals), Deron Christman (guitar), Steve Lelong (bass) and Dennis Christman (drums) and later adding Chris Reinhart as a second guitarist, DEMON DOG SPERM (also known as D.D.S.) has shared the stage with acts ...

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REVELATION THEORY To Support EVANESCENCE In Europe

New York-based rock/alternative quartet REVELATION THEORY has been tapped as the support act for EVANESCENCE on their upcoming European tour, according to a posting on REVELATION THEORY's MySpace page. The band is currently on the road in the U.S. opening for EVANESCENCE and is scheduled to play Milwaukee, Wisconsin tonight (Saturday, Oct. 14). REVELATION THEORY ...

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FEAR FACTORY Confirmed For Missouri's DELICIOUS ROX FESTIVAL

FEAR FACTORY has replaced SALIVA on the billing of Missouri's Delicious Rox Festival, set to take palce September 30 at the Dodge Arena/Fairgrounds in Sedalia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: FEAR FACTORY DROWNING POOL FOZZY MOTOGRATER (one-time reunion) AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH RIKETS DRIVE THEORY BOBAFLEX Tickets are available ...

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REVELATION THEORY To Support EVANESCENCE On U.S. Tour

New York-based rock/alternative quartet REVELATION THEORY has been tapped as the support act for EVANESCENCE on their upcoming U.S. tour, according to a posting on REVELATION THEORY's MySpace page. "We're super stoked to be touring with one of our favorite bands!" the group writes in a statement. REVELATION THEORY's debut album, "Truth Is Currency", was ...

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BOB ROCK, TOM WERMAN, SCOTT HUMPHREY, TOMMY LEE Featured In 'Behind The Boards' Book

Rock N' Roll Books has announced the first official sale of the "Behind the Boards Volume One" rock producers anthology, available exclusively for sale ahead of all other e-commerce and chain retail sites at MÖTLEY CRÜE's official online webstore at www.motleystore.com. Featuring exclusive, one-on-one chapter long interviews with some of the most successful, innovative and ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL Featured On 'Wreckless Intent' Compilation

P.O.D., MOTÖRHEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and SHADOWS FALL are among the artists featured on "WWE: Wreckless Intent", a knock-out compilation of World Wrestling Entertainment's superstars' entrance theme music performed by today's hottest hardcore rock, alternative and hip-hop artists, due on May 23 via Columbia Records. The songs on "WWE: Wreckless Intent" are the massively powerful wrestlers' ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, QUEENSRŸCHE, W.A.S.P., FEAR FACTORY Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Newport Music Hall City/State: Columbus, Ohio Date: Nov. 4, 2005 Gross Sales: $29,250 Attendance: 1,170 Capacity: 1,400 Artist/Event: QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Lifestyle Communities Pavilion City/State: Columbus , Ohio Date: Sept. ...

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EQUILIBRIUM: Tour Dates Announced

After a busy year, which included the release of their debut album, "Turis Fratyr" (Black Attakk), and a lot of live performances at festivals like Wacken Open Air, German "Viking metal" band EQUILIBRIUM will play their last shows 2005 at the Hell-O-Ween Tortour at the end of October. Immediately following the trek, the group will ...

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COMMANDER: New Audio Samples Online

COMMANDER, the German death metal act featuring MIDNATTSOL bassist Birgit Öllbrunner, have posted audio samples of the songs they are currently using to shop around for a deal. Check out the tracks "Modern Slavery", "World's Destructive Domination (Part 1)", "World's Destructive Domination (Part 2)", "Salvation For A Dead World" and "Dead But Alive" at

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It's Official: Guitarist CHRIS DABALDO Quits SALIVA

Guitarist Chris Dabaldo has once again announced his departure from SALIVA. After posting a message on the group's web site over the weekend declaring his decision to leave the band, Dabaldo retracted the statement, claiming that the group are "working through" their issues and are planning on recording a new album later in the year. ...

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SALIVA Guitarist Has A Change Of Heart About Leaving Band

Guitarist Chris Dabaldo has apparently had a change of heart regarding his departure from SALIVA. Despite posting a message on the group's web site over the weekend announcing his decision to leave the band, Dabaldo has now retracted the statement, claiming that the group are "working through" their issues and are planning on recording a ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Hits Studio To Record LYNYRD SKYNYRD Cover

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde went into the studio on Tuesday, January 24 to lay down his version of a LYNYRD SKYNYRD classic for the upcoming tribute album, "Heavy Helping", due later in the year via Sanctuary Records. Other artists that have reportedly contributed to the CD include METALLICA, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SEBASTIAN ...

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DIRTY AMERICANS Sign North American Deal With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

After receiving extensive international acclaim, "Strange Generation", the debut album from the Michigan-based quartet DIRTY AMERICANS, will receive a long-overdue domestic release by Liquor and Poker Music on March 22. The 13-track recording, produced by Paul Ebersold (3 DOORS DOWN, SALIVA), was initially released by Roadrunner Records last March in Europe and Japan, where it ...

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METALLICA, SEBASTIAN BACH, ZAKK WYLDE To Appear On LYNYRD SKYNYRD Tribute CD

METALLICA, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SEBASTIAN BACH, KID ROCK, SALIVA, Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) are among the many artists that have reportedly contributed LYNYRD SKYNYRD tunes to an upcoming tribute album, "Heavy Helping", due later in the year via Sanctuary Records. C.O.C.'s contribution reportedly comes in the shape ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Bach To Europe' Tour Diary

Daniel Stanton of Anger Management/Coallier Entertainment has submitted the following tour diary documenting Sebastian Bach's (ex-SKID ROW) most recent "Bach To Europe" European trek: "With many tours under my belt, nothing will come close to the psychotic world of working with the hyper madman named Sebastian Bach. No matter how you slice it, this 'Basmanian ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist Clears Up 'Bullshit' Session Musician Rumors

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has rejected Internet reports that the group's reunion single, "If I Die Tomorrow", features guest appearances by session musicians DJ Ashba (ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) and Josh Freese (A PERFECT CIRCLE) on guitar and drums, respectively, in place of regular members Mick Mars and Tommy Lee. The song, which was co-written by ...

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ADRIFT To Finish Mixing Debut Album Next Month

ADRIFT, the Tampa, Florida-based rock band featuring former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have issued an update on the status of the full-length record they were slated to record in August. Commented drummer Kevin Astl: "It's been a crazy couple of months for ADRIFT. We did finish principal recording of our record at ARS Studios ...

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NONPOINT To Tour With SALIVA

NONPOINT have been tapped to open for SALIVA on an upcoming U.S. tour, according to a posting on the web site of NONPOINT's record label, Bieler Bros. Records. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. NONPOINT's third album, "Recoil", was released in August through Bieler Bros./Lava Records. The CD was recorded at Bieler Bros. ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Confirmed For LOCOBAZOOKA 2004

DAMAGEPLAN are the latest act confirmed for Locobazooka 2004, an all-day music festival set to take place September 26 at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Fitchburg, MA. Also scheduled to appear are SALIVA, SHINEDOWN, UPO, CLUTCH, TESLA, MONSTER MAGNET, NONPOINT, DROPBOX, EARSHOT, CROSSFADE, JOSH TODD, KITTIE, SILVERTIDE, CANDIRIA, ALL THAT REMAINS and SHADOWS FALL. In ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Embark On New Headlining Tour

The Massachusetts-based thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL will soon embark on a headlining tour with ALL THAT REMAINS, CANDIRIA and FULL BLOWN CHAOS. The trek, dubbed "The War Within" tour, is set to begin September 16 and run through October 2. The group will also play a special one off show supporting JUDAS PRIEST at ...

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NONPOINT To Film New Video In Los Angeles

NONPOINT will be filming the video for their new single, "The Truth", in Los Angeles next week. The video will be directed by Matt Bass who previously worked with the group on the "Endure" clip. NONPOINT will also be doing a four-song acoustic in-store performance at FYE #180 (29 West Town Mall) in Madison, WI ...

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ANKLA Recording With Producer BOB MARLETTE

ANKLA, the Los Angeles-based band featuring PUYA guitarist Ramon Ortiz, are currently holed up at Henson Recording (formerly known as A&M Studios) finishing up their new record with producer Bob Marlette (HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER). "This record is going to kick some serious ass!" reads a posting on the group's web site. "The ...

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