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CELTIC FROST: Forging Friendships That Defy Any Description

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "What a most peculiar few days, the culmination of which was a shared meal last night at a very exceptional and yet equally peculiar restaurant to celebrate the birthdays of Martin [Ain, bass] and me which are only one day ...

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NASHVILLE PUSSY Sign With SPV RECORDS

NASHVILLE PUSSY have inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV Records. The group's new album, "Get Some", was produced by Daniel Rey (RAMONES) and mixed by Glen Robinson (VOIVOD, ANNIHILATOR). The CD, which features a cover version of IKE & TINA TURNER's "Nutbush City Limits", is scheduled for release on September 26. Following the release of "Get ...

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SEVENDUST To Release New Album Via Band's Own Label Imprint

SEVENDUST are teaming up with innovative record label WineDark Records, which is distributed in the U.S. by Fontana Distribution, a division of Universal Music and Video Distribution (UMVD), for the upcoming release of their latest record, "Next". SEVENDUST are the Atlanta, GA-based rock group who clawed their way through the late 1990s and early 2000s ...

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The DARKANE Family Is Growing

Swedish thrashers DARKANE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Good news and bad news.... "Unfortunately, DARKANE will not be able to perform at the {S}Hammer Metal Festival in Castel Volturna, Italy on September 3rd as previously advertised on the festival's website. After careful consideration, the band have decided not to perform ...

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DISGORGE To Headline New Mexico's GATHERING OF THE SICK Festival

California death-grind band DISGORGE will be headlining the Gathering of the Sick festival, set to take place August 5-6 at The Compound in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Also appearing on the bill are DECREPIT BIRTH, SEVERED SAVIOR and ODIOUS MORTEM. DISGORGE will also be headlining the Torturing Texas 2005 tour with special guests IMAGES OF VIOLENCE, ...

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BRET MICHAELS Attracts Added Attention For Film Role

Actor and producer Rikki Lee Travolta of the famous entertainment family was a key focal point in the VIP section of singer Bret Michaels' concert performance at famed Joe's Bar in Chicago on Saturday, June 25. Travolta previously appeared at Michaels' November Chicago concert date while scouting the singer for a potential role in the ...

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BACKSTAGE AUCTIONS Announces ROCK ART AUCTION

Backstage Auctions has partnered with rock artist Stanley Mouse and two of the top poster authorities, Mark Powers and Kevin Phillips, to host "The Rock Art Poster Auction". Never before has a collection been offered of such amazing magnitude, quality, size and value. Among the more than 3,000 original concert posters, which date back from ...

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STAIND Singer AARON LEWIS Is A Second-Time Dad

The Associated Press is reporting that STAIND singer Aaron Lewis is a dad again. His wife, Vanessa, gave birth to the couple's second daughter, Nyla Rae, in North Hampton, N.H., on Thursday (June 10), Lewis' publicist said. Both mother and daughter are reported doing well. There were no other details. Their daughter, Zoe Jane, is ...

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Hedengang/A Curse For the Lifeless split CD - NORTT/XASTHUR

Two one-man projects, each striving to reach some nadir of trashcanned nihilism and bargain-basement ambient doom sensibility — break out the party hats and fill the candy bowl with Xanax! NORTT cough up a couple tracks of one-finger piano lines, guitar that would be apocalyptic if it was recorded worth a shit, and trudging funereal ...

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SENGAIA: Release Date Set For 'Maelstrom EP'

Garden of Exile Records have set a June 21 release date for the SENGAIA debut mini-CD, entitled "Maelstrom EP". To celebrate this release, SENGAIA will be holding a release party on June 17 at The Little Devil in Tilburg, Holland together with ESCADRON and CHARLIE ADLER. A new Dutch deathcore band inspired by bands like ...

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DRAGONLORD To Release New Album In September

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco Bay Area "black" metal band featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, have posted the following message on their official web site: "We just returned from Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, where we nearly completed our recording for our upcoming release entitled 'Black Wings of Destiny'. "We thought we'd be able ...

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STAIND: New Audio Clip Posted Online

A second audio clip of a new STAIND song has been posted online at the group's official web site. STAIND are scheduled to release their new album, "Chapter V", this summer via Flip/Atlantic Records. 11 or 12 songs are expected to appear on the follow-up to 2003's "14 Shades of Grey", including "Paper ...

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SHADOW GALLERY: 'Room V' Guest Appearances Revealed

SHADOW GALLERY's upcoming album, "Room V", will feature a host of guest appearances, according to a post on the group's official web site. "Laura Jaeger returns again to sing on two songs for the new release," the posting reads. "Arjen Anthony Lucassen will be performing a solo on one of the tracks and new performer, ...

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POISON Singer To Become Second-Time Dad

POISON frontman Bret Michaels and longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson have announced the pending birth of Jorja Bleu. She is scheduled to make her arrival in May. The couple has a four-year-old daughter, Raine (born May 20, 2000). For those of you who would like to send congratulations or other items you can do so by ...

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Former A PERFECT CIRCLE Bassist Guests On KAURA EP

Former A PERFECT CIRCLE/ZWAN bassist Paz Lenchantin makes a guest appearance on violin on the song "Dividing Lines" from Los Angeles band KAURA's self-titled debut EP, out today (April 19) on the group's own imprint, Kaum Records. Born from the vision of Malcolm Guess (vocals and instrumentation) and Benjamin Jones (drums and instrumentation), KAURA's sound ...

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STAIND: New Single Due In June

The first single from the new album by STAIND will tentatively begin showing up at rock radio stations the first week of June, according to Launch Radio Networks. Although the title of the track has yet to be announced, a song called "Right Here" has been rumored as a possible candidate. The new STAIND record, ...

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Tyranny of Souls - BRUCE DICKINSON

There's a silent majority of us out here in IRON MAIDEN fandom. Sure, we're happy when Steve Harris warms up a plate of reheated past glories, hires a community college dropout to whip up some artwork (that "Dance of Death" cover… sheesh!) and graces us with another increasingly clunky, bloodless, self-important MAIDEN album. It's kinda ...

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SEVENDUST Guitarist Welcomes Addition To Family

SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly has issued the following update: "What's up everybody??? It's been awhile since I've been on here and I'm sorry about that. I guess you could say that i've been a little busy lately. On March 29 my wife Lori gave birth to our first child, a little girl named Jordan Rylan. ...

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QUEEN Guitarist Defends Decision To Play Rome

The Associated Press is reporting that QUEEN guitarist Brian May is standing by their decision to play Rome, even as the city mourns Pope John Paul II. QUEEN and guest vocalist Paul Rodgers played a show in Rome on Monday. But according to the British Broadcasting Corp., Italian authorities had asked the band to postpone ...

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SENGAIA Sign With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

SENGAIA, a new Dutch deathcore band inspired by bands like BURNT BY THE SUN, SHAI HULUD, EXTOL, CHIMAIRA and MESHUGGAH, has inked a deal with Garden of Exile Records. Featuring members of such bands as TEXTURES and 37 STABWOUNDZ, SENGAIA has rapidly grown from an experimental project to a full-grown band, ready to attack and ...

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