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Founder Of Club Where DIMEBAG Was Murdered Dies At 91

The Associated Press is reporting that one month after a shooting at a nightclub left five dead including the gunman, the club's 91-year-old founder has died. Albert Cautela died Sunday at Riverside Methodist Hospital, said his son, Rick Cautela, owner of the Alrosa Villa. The elder Cautela had suffered from symptoms of an enlarged and ...

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QUIET RIOT Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow and drummer Frankie Banali will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, January 26. This will be the first international interview with the two QUIET RIOT members since their recent reunion and they will talk about the rebirth of QUIET RIOT, the January 4 ...

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MINDGRINDER Complete Work On Sophomore Album

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator (on bass/vocals), have completed work on their sophomore album, "Riot Detonator", at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR), tentatively due this spring via Nocturnal Art Productions. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Rebellion", "Concept of Honesty", "Obligation to Prevail" and "Warhead". A ...

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DAMN 13 To Open For SLIPKNOT In Ontario

Toronto "riot rock" band DAMN 13, featuring ex-MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE vocalist Adam Sewell and ex-IGNORANCE NEVER SETTLES guitarist Mike Charette, have been added to the SLIPKNOT / KILLSWITCH ENGAGE / UNEARTH show at Arrow Hall in Mississauga, Ontario this coming Sunday (Jan. 9). In other news, DAMN 13 will be heading back into the recording ...

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ANATHEMA Warn Against Missing DVD Booklets

Britain's ANATHEMA have issued the following message regarding their recently released DVD, "Were You There?": "We have had some emails from people saying that they haven't received the booklet with their DVD. "First, we'd like to apologise for this although, as you are aware, this is not our fault. We are looking into the situation ...

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GAIA EPICUS Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have parted ways with drummer Mikael Duna. "He will put the drumsticks away for good!" the band write on their web site. "He has made this decision because he just didn't feel like playing anymore. GAIA EPICUS says thanks for all the good times and good drumming that he did ...

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CRASHDÏET: 'Riot In Everyone' Video Posted Online

Swedish "sleaze" rockers CRASHDÏET have uploaded their video for the song "Riot in Everyone" at this location. The "Riot in Everyone" clip was directed by Mikeadelica (a.k.a. Mikael Gustafsson), who has previously worked with PAIN, A-TEENS, PETTER and ROBYN, among others. CRASHDÏET recently signed a deal with Universal Music, Stockholm Records and Ten ...

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GAIA EPICUS: New Album To Be Mastered Next Week

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS will have their second album, "Symphony of Glory", mastered on or around January 10 at Bazement Studios (MOB RULES, VANDEN PLAS, SYMPHONY X) in Germany. "Symphony of Glory" is scheduled for release in February/March via Sound Riot Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Satrap" was recorded and mixed over a five-week ...

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EXCALION Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Finnish melodic power metallers EXCALION have parted ways with guitarist Kimmo Hänninen. "Kimmo's music taste is a bit different so it was slowly killing the motivation," the band write on their web site. "Now he has more time for his own projects and study. "Kimmo will join us for the gigs we play before we ...

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Renowned Heavy Metal Artist Makes 2005 Calendar Available

Renowned album cover arist Ioannis has just made available, in time for the holidays, his new 2005 Calendar. It features a collection of his heavy metal art images that were used as album covers by such acts as FATES WARNING, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and QUIET RIOT among others. Have a great year by ...

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QUIET RIOT Bassist Offers Update On Recent Activities

QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright has posted the following message on his official web site: "Early October I hit the road with Steven Adler from GUNS N' ROSES and his ultimate party band. I also spent a good portion of October working on art-related projects, one of which was for a female vocalist named Stefana. ...

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IRON MAIDEN, FEAR FACTORY, GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear At Benefit Concert

Members of IRON MAIDEN, ANDREW W.K., MURDERDOLLS, TYPE O NEGATIVE, DISTURBED, POISON, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, ORGY, DANZIG, FEAR FACTORY, W.A.S.P., BANG TANGO, QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, CINDERELLA, LYNCH MOB, DANGER DANGER, MINISTRY, MISFITS and GREAT WHITE are among the musicians that have reportedly been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20, ...

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CINDERELLA, RATT: ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour To Kick Off In Late May

More information has been revealed regarding the upcoming Rock Never Stops 2005 tour, featuring headliners CINDERELLA, RATT, QUIET RIOT and FIREHOUSE. According to CINDERELLA's management, dates for the trek will begin in late May and run through August, and will include amphitheaters, festivals, fairs and theaters. The actual routing is being worked on and will ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL To Be Buried In KISS KASKET

The family of slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott has requested a "Kiss Kasket" (photo) for Abbott to be buried in, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons revealed during an appearance on Fox News' "The Big Story Weekend Edition with Rita Cosby" on Saturday (Dec. 11). The coffin features the faces of the four founding ...

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DANZIG Bassist: 'Gods Never Die; DIME Lives'

DANZIG bassist Jerry Montano has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I just wanted to say my heart goes out to Vince, Rita, and the entire PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN family. We lost undoubtfully the greatest metal guitarist of all time and a great friend. "I had the honor of ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Guitarist ALEX SKOLNICK: DIMEBAG Was One Of The Best Metal Players Out There

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "I was watching CNN early this morning when they cut to the scene of a conert shooting in Columbus. I was sure it was some local band, then they showed the pictures of Darrell. I ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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CRASHDÏET: New Single Teaser Posted Online

Swedish "sleaze" rockers CRASHDÏET have uploaded a "teaser" of their new single, "Riot in Everyone", at this location. CRASHDÏET recently shot a video for "Riot in Everyone" with director Mikeadelica (a.k.a. Mikael Gustafsson) (PAIN, A-TEENS, PETTER, ROBYN). The video is currently in the editing stage and is set to be released during the ...

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