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PERRY FARRELL Talks About His New Project SATELLITE PARTY

Former JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has spoken to MTV.com about his next project, SATELLITE PARTY. Described as "a hybrid of electronic, rock, experimental house and hip-hop", SATELLITE PARTY also features guitarist Nuno Bettencourt of EXTREME and seasoned world-music percussionist Gabriele Corcos, who is married to "Entourage" actress Debi Mazar. "I've basically created ...

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QUIET RIOT To Enter Studio In September

QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow recently spoke to Glam-Metal.com about the group's plans for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2006. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Glam-Metal.com: What kind of sound are you aiming for [on the next QUIET RIOT album]? Is it modern, or bluesy like your ...

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MINDGRINDER: New Song, Video Available For Download

Nocturnal Art Productions has set a May 9 release date for the sophomore album from Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, entitled "Riot Detonator". MINDGRINDER, who feature in their ranks ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator (on bass/vocals), recorded "Riot Detonator" at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR). The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: ...

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EXCALION Bassist Steps Down; New Band Lineup Unveiled

Finnish symphonic power metallers EXCALION have posted the following message on their official web site: "Timo Sahlberg will continue in the band but not as the bassist! He will run the errands of the band. "This decision was made in a total agreement and every one of us, including Timo, thinks that this is the ...

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Vocalist MIKE DIMEO Officially Quits RIOT

After a number of years and several album recordings with the band, vocalist Mike DiMeo has officially quit RIOT to devote himself full-time to THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). Mike commented, "I have done more with THE LIZARDS in the past six months then with RIOT for the ...

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GREEN CARNATION: 'Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness' Pre-Production Recordings Posted Online

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, BLOOD RED THRONE, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), are inviting fans to listen to the pre-production recordings for their 2001 album, "Light of Day, Day of Darkness". By logging on to www.purevolume.com/greencarnation and clicking on "Light of Day Preproduction", it will — for the ...

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THE GATHERING: Two Separate DVD Releases Planned

THE GATHERING drummer Hans Rutten has issued the following update: "The sessions/concerts we will play in Paradiso [in Amsterdam] the 23rd of May will be recorded for a DVD release end of the summer 2005. The title will be 'A Sound Relief' and will focus on the more quiet songs of 15 years THE GATHERING. ...

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BAD MOON RISING To Release Triple CD Via FRONTIERS

Frontiers Records have announced that they have secured a deal with the Los Angeles–based hard rock group BAD MOON RISING. BAD MOON RISING released during the '90s three amazing hard rock albums that highlighted the talents of British singer Kal Swan and axeman Doug Aldrich (currently guitarist for WHITESNAKE). Both musicians were former members of ...

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ROB ROCK Issues Post-European Tour Update

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has posted the following message on his official web site: "The tour went great! I want to thank all the fans, bands, and crew for making the tour a pleasant and fun time. "Special thanks to Joerg Zaske at All Access and everyone at AFM Records for putting the ...

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NAPALM DEATH Play To Over 7,000 Fans In Indonesia: Video Available

NAPALM DEATH's outdoor concert in Ancol Beach, Jakarta, Indonesia last weekend (April 16) was a huge success, with an attendance of over 7,000. Loyal fans came not only from the capital city of Jakarta, but also from many different cities around Indonesia, such as Bandung, Jogjakarta, Surabaya, Malang, Semarang, Medan, etc. The show itself went ...

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CINDERELLA, RATT, QUIET RIOT Comment On ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour

The mighty Rock Never Stops tour returns in summer 2005, bringing its untamed rock 'n' roll party to cities throughout North America. The eighth annual trek features headliner CINDERELLA and special guests RATT, QUIET RIOT and FIREHOUSE — all rock giants that exploded out of the 1980s and 1990s with combined worldwide record sales in ...

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EXCALION Announce New Guitarist

Finnish symphonic power metallers EXCALION have announced the addition of guitarist Vesa Nupponen to the group's ranks. Nupponen joins the band as the replacement for Kimmo Hänninen, who left the group in December due to musical differences. EXCALION will release their new album, "Primal Exhale", on May 17 via Sound Riot Records. Described as a ...

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GREEN CARNATION To Headline Toronto's DAY OF THE EQUINOX Festival

Norway's GREEN CARNATION will be making their North American debut as headliner at the Day Of The Equinox festival on Friday, October 14 at The Opera House in Toronto, Canada. Other groups expected to appear at the festival incude Oregon's moody/atmospheric act AGALLOCH and Montreal's ambitious UNEXPECT. A co-headliner and other special guests will be ...

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THE LIZARDS To Tour with IAN HUNTER BAND And UFO

Hot off the heels of a successful tour of Europe, Scandinavia, Greece, and Turkey, opening for ex-DEEP PURPLE bassist Glenn Hughes, hard rockers THE LIZARDS will be performing a series of gigs with the IAN HUNTER BAND (ex-MOTT THE HOOPLE) and heavy metal legends UFO. THE LIZARDS, featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BOC, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and ...

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