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BLACK SABBATH Drummer Previews Upcoming 'Rock 50' Radio Shows

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has issued the following update on his monthly "Rock 50" radio show, which airs on WPMD, a college radio station at Cerritos College in California: "I wanted to drop in a brief message about what's in store for our November 19th and December 10th radio shows. "First, I'm still celebrating/acknowledging ...

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HORRICANE To Release Debut Album This Month

Estonian dark death metallers HORRICANE will release their debut album, "The Lynch-Lawyers", on November 4 in Estonia and November 28 in the rest of the world via Black Mark. "The Lynch-Lawyers", is expected to contain new versions of the demo songs "Coup De Grace", "Fraction in Your Eyes", "The Lynch-Lawyers' Death Squad", "Demon-Strate" and "Nitro ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Guest On New LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE have announced that former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be making a guest appearance on their new CD, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". Sebastian is featured on the track "Another Nail", which was co-written by Bach, Mike Layne, Justin Murr, and Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ADLER'S APPETITE). ...

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ACCEPT Guitarist To Play One-Off Concert With SEBASTIAN BACH

ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann has agreed to join former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach's solo band for a one-time-only appearance at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York on November 26. Hoffmann accepted the offer to play the show during Sebastian's live appearance on Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio program on New York's ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer TOMMY LEE In Country Video: Watch Clip Online

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee makes a cameo appearance in the new video from country-rocker Keith Anderson. The clip of "XXL", by award-winning director Trey Fanjoy and produced by Don Lepore for Picture Vision, incorporates multiple vivid dramatic scenes interwoven with energy-charged live performance footage of the Arista Nashville recording artist and his band. In ...

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MINISTRY Mainman: GEORGE W. BUSH Is A 'Loser'

Jeff Kerby of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen. A few excerpts from the chat follows: KNAC.COM: I've been dying to ask you this since last November — what was running through your mind when you saw the electoral map and state after state kept coming up Bush red? ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Tour Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be embarking on a solo tour in late November. Joining Lynch in his touring band will be vocalist Andrew Freeman, drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) and bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, STARWOOD). The dates are as follows: Nov. 26 - Mid-Hudson Civic Center- Poughkeepsie, NY (w/ ...

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CLOVEN HOOF: 'Eye Of The Sun' Released On Halloween

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF will release a new album, entitled "Eye of the Sun", on October 31 via XZec Records. The first 1,000 copies will be autographed by each band member as part of a limited edition. "Eye of the Sun" was produced by Tom Galley of the ...

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HORRICANE Part Ways With Guitarist

Estonian dark death metallers HORRICANE have parted ways with guitarist Pichen. "Everybody in HORRICANE understands Pichen's reason [for leaving the band] — lack of time to dedicate 100% to the band and with full respect to his decision, we'd like to go back in time," the group write on their web site. "Time, which has ...

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STEVE VAI Teams Up With VERNON NEILLY For Guitar Merchandise Giveaway

Launch Radio Networks reports: Rock guitarist Steve Vai and smooth jazz/blues guitarist Vernon Neilly and the record companies they founded, Vai's Favored Nations and Neilly's Boosweet Records, have teamed with online marketing company On Target Media Group to put together a giveaway contest called Six-String Extravaganza. The on-going promotion allows music fans a chance to ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Sign With SEASON OF MIST

Legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST have inked a deal with Season of Mist. The band are expected to enter the studio during the coming months to begin recording a new studio album, tentatively due in early 2006. In an interview with Vincent Eldefors, the chief editor of Sweden's Tartarean Desire, conducted on ...

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Rantology - MINISTRY

If your idea of prime MINISTRY is the maudlin goth rock of "Halloween", or worse yet, the twee new wave of "With Sympathy", chances are you gave up on Al Jourgensen long before this release. If you got your fill of his mechanized metal drone years ago, nothing on "Rantology" is going to make you ...

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Capture the Magic - ICARUS WITCH

I had heard so much hype over the "Roses on White Lace" debut EP from ICARUS WITCH that I couldn't wait to check out "Capture the Magic", the band's first full-length. Needless to say, my expectations were high, based on so many press outlets worshipping the band as the savior of traditional (read: NWOBHM) melodic ...

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NASUM: 'Grand Finale' Compilation Delayed

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I'm unhappy to announce that 'Grind Finale' [the NASUM collection] will be slightly delayed due to printing issues. I don't have the exact details, but apparently the printer sent the wrong templates for the artwork to Relapse, resulting in a ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Pays Tribute To RANDY RHOADS On ICARUS WITCH CD

George Lynch, the LYNCH MOB/ex-DOKKEN axemaster best known for his fiery, melodic guitar leads and stylish post-Van Halen proto-metal rhythms on such classics as "Paris Is Burning", "Breaking The Chains", "Into The Fire", and "Dream Warriors", is making a rare special guest appearance on the new album by young traditional metal revivalists ICARUS WITCH. When ...

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Promises In Blood - PATHS OF POSSESSION

George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher will surprise longtime fans here — his work in CANNIBAL CORPSE sounds positively one-dimensional next to the clear enunciation and varied vocal patterns he brings to PATHS OF POSSESSION. Musically, you might be a little startled too. The band lays off the speedy Floridian death metal for a semi-melodic midtempo chug not ...

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