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German "All-Star" Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For H-O-A Festival

JUDAS PRIEST cover band ELECTRIC EI, featuring HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross, X-13 vocalist Joerg Wesenberg, METALIUM guitarist Matthias Lange, X-13/SHOCKMASHINE guitarist Rolli Feldmann, and PARAGON drummer Markus Big M. Corby on bass, have been confirmed for the H-O-A (Headbangers Open Air) festiva...
April 24, 2002

HALFORD's Crucible Set For June 25th Release Through Metal-Is Records

HALFORD have set Crucible as the title of their sophomore studio CD, due through the Metal-Is label on June 25th (one day earlier in the European territory). Conceived in various American studios during the past 12 months, Crucible is the long-awaited studio follow-up to HALFORD's critically-acclaim...
April 21, 2002

BALLISTIC Reunite With Drummer For Upcoming Dates

BALLISTIC, the new band of former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis (which was previously going under the moniker AFTERBURN),will be rejoined by drummer Michael Scott for the group's upcoming dates with JUDAS PRIEST and SAXON this summer. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly....
April 10, 2002

HAMMERFALL Outline Recording Schedule For Fourth CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are scheduled to enter Holland's Wisseloord studios with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in early May to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album for a late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitaris...
April 9, 2002

PRIMAL FEAR Lay Down Cover Tracks, Announce Upcoming Live Dates

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR was in the recording studio over the weekend and recorded two new songs for forthcoming tribute samplers to LED ZEPPELIN (Locomotive Records) and a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album to be released through the Nuclear Blast label. In other news, PRIMAL FEAR will...
April 8, 2002

TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER: MTV Stole “The Osbournes” Idea From Me

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider believes that the idea behind the hit TV show The Osbournes, based on the real-life family of BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne, originated with the idea for a show called The Sniders of Great Neck that he's had in development with MTV's sister channel VH...
April 6, 2002

DAVE LOMBARDO: If I Can Play With SLAYER One Time Every Ten Years, It'd Be Fun

SLAYER fans would be well advised to check out the latest issue of Midwest Metal magazine (click here to view official site),which features an excellent interview with drummer Dave Lombardo, conducted during the sticksman's recent brief reappearance as the group's touring drummer, and an equally in...
March 19, 2002

SQUEALER Support JUDAS PRIEST at German Dates

Germany's SQUEALER will support JUDAS PRIEST at the following dates on their upcoming European tour: Mar. 15 Berlin, GER @ Columbiahalle Mar. 20 Hannover, GER @ Capitol Mar. 22 Dresden, GER @ Schlachthof Mar. 23 - Stuttgart, GER @ Philharmonie Mar. 25 - Frankfurt, GER @ Hugenottenhalle Mar. 26 - Nrn...
March 15, 2002

ANTHRAX Drummer Finds Black Metal Inspiration

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has filed the following report via the group's official web site at I went to see DIMMU BORGIR Friday night at The Hard Rock Cafe in NYC (not a very good place to see a show). I was blown away! These guys were on fire! The drumming was ...
March 5, 2002

JUDAS PRIEST To Play Special Austrian Club Show

JUDAS PRIEST will perform a very special club show at the 500-capacity Komma club in Wörgl, Austria on April 2nd (Wörgl is a small town in western Austria). For more information (in German),visit the club's official web site at ...
March 4, 2002

JUDAS PRIEST Audio Interview Available Online

JUDAS PRIEST's interview with Eddie Trunk, originally aired via WNEW following the group's performance at Roseland in New York City on Friday, February 15th, can be heard in its entirety in streaming Real Audio at this location. ...
February 26, 2002

ROB HALFORD VH1 Interview Outtakes Posted Online

An eight-minute outtake from former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach's interview with ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, originally shot for VH1's Forever Wild show, can be viewed exclusively at this location. ...
February 25, 2002

ANTHRAX Guitarist Speaks Out On D.C. Incident

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has spoken out publicly for the first time about the group's February 17th gig at Nation in Washington D.C., where frontman John Bush was reportedly involved in a scuffle with a member of the audience. In the final entry of the guitarist's Tour Diary at www.metal-sludge.c...
February 22, 2002

ANTHRAX Frontman Involved In Scuffle With Audience Member In D.C.

ANTHRAX vocalist John Bush was involved in a scuffle with a member of the audience at last night's gig at Nation in Washington D.C., where the group were performing as part of their ongoing US tour with JUDAS PRIEST. According to eyewitness reports, a person in the crowd had repeatedly flipped Bush...
February 18, 2002

PANTERA's ANSELMO: "Enough Is Enough"

PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has sensationally hinted to the Dutch Aardschok magazine that he may quit the Texas metal act before another studio album is recorded. In the March 2002 issue of the publication, Anselmo states that “PANTERA was my home for many, many years. I don't have a problem wit...
February 16, 2002