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FUELED II FIRE To Hit The Road

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have lined up the following dates during October/November: Oct. 17 - Scotsdale, AZ @ Chasers Oct. 18 - Torrance, CA @ The Crest Oct. 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Faces Lounge Oct. 26 - ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 1,000,000 Records Sold

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE recently reached the one-million mark for combined sales of all their albums. Bandmembers Alex Webster, Pat O'Brien, George Fisher and Jack Owen commemorated the occasion with Metal Blade Records owner/CEO Brian Slagel at Sonic Ranch studios in El Paso, Texas. where the band are currently recording the follow-up to 2002's ...

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SHOK PARIS Announce Lineup For BANG YOUR HEAD Appearance

Ohio-based metallers SHOK PARIS have announced the lineup for their upcoming reunion show at the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. Confirmed to appear at the event are Vic Hix (vocals), Ken Erb (guitar), Kel Berkshire (bass), Jan Roll (drums) and George Mihalovich (guitar). ...

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UNIDA Announce Los Angeles Gig

UNIDA, the band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, will be playing at The Garage in Los Angeles on October 17. Also appearing are FATSO JETSON and FAMILY BUTCHER. UNIDA have yet to secure a release for their much-anticipated full-length CD, which was originally completed in May 2001 while the band were part of the ...

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RE:AKTOR Video Posted Online

RE:AKTOR's video for the track "Damage Zone" has been posted online in Real Media format at this location. "Damage Zone" comes off the Portuguese band's debut album, "Zero Order", which was released last month through Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by the band's mastermind [Nexion] (guitars, electronic programming & sampling, bass], and mastered by ...

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FUELED II FIRE: First EP Available For Purchase

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), are making their first EP available for purchase via mailorder. "Empires of Truth and Hatred" was engineered and recorded this past June with producer Mike Major (AT THE DRIVE-IN, SPARTA). To obtain your copy ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Inducted Into KENMORE HIGH's WALL OF FAME

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens was inducted into the Kenmore High School inaugural Wall of Fame during halftime ceremonies at the Kenmore-Akron North football game on George Brode Field Saturday (September 13). As previously reported, the release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden" (featuring Owens), has ...

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GEORGE LYNCH, JEFF PILSON To Sign Autographs At MANNY'S In Hollywood

Guitarist George Lynch and former DOKKEN/current L/P bandmate/bassist Jeff Pilson will be signing autographs at Manny's Music in Hollywood, California on Sunday, September 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Manny's Hollywood is located at 7360 Sunset Blvd. 90046. Call for more info: 323.850.1050 In other news, Lynch will in San Diego on October 18 ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Demo Song Posted Online

DEF LEPPARD have posted a demo version of the "X" cut "Gravity", originally titled "Perfect Girl", on their official web site at this location. "Although the basic rhythm and guitar tracks on this demo weren't changed much along the way," reads a message posted on the site, "the early version's lyrics and vocals ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Promote New LYNCH MOB CD In Japan

LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch will promote the Japanese release of the group's "REvolution" CD (due in stores on August 27) by doing a few clinics and making several in-store appearances. In addition, he will be filming a DVD for Young Guitar magazine. Lynch's schedule is as follows: Sep. 17 – Osaka, JAP @ Guitar ...

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GREAT WHITE Unlikely To Be Indicted Over Rhode Island Concert Tragedy

Six months after the deadly West Warwick nightclub fire, state prosecutors are completing their investigation, according to a report published Sunday. Prosecutors are expected to seek involuntary manslaughter indictments against the nightclub's owners and a rock band's tour manager, the Boston Globe reported in its Sunday editions. The charges would be brought against Jeffrey and ...

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SOIL To Master 'Redefine' Later This Week

Chicago's SOIL have finished mixing their new album, "Redefine", with Randy Staub (METALLICA, NICKELBACK) at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and will begin the mastering sessions for the CD with George Marino at Sterling Sound in New York City on Thursday, August 14. A fall release through J Records is expected. The group ...

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PRIMUS Reform, Record New Material

The original lineup of PRIMUSLes Claypool (bass/vocals), Tim "Herb" Alexander (drums) and Larry "Ler" Lalonde (guitar) — has reformed after a four-year hiatus and has recorded five new songs for inclusion on the upcoming DVD/CD set, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", due October 7 on Prawn Song/Interscope Records. According to ...

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KATAKLYSM To Film New Video In Las Vegas

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have hired L.A. director Joe Lynch (COAL CHAMBER, 311, GODHEAD, PETE YORN) to film the video for the band's new single, "As I Slither". The shoot will take place on August 31 at the Huntridge Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the band will perform as part of the Las Vegas ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist: 'LYNCH MOB Is Not Breaking Up'

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has issued a statement dispelling rumors of a breakup within the ranks of his current band, LYNCH MOB. The following is George's statement in its entirety: "Contrary to what you may read on the Internet, the band is not breaking up. The truth is that [vocalist] Robert Mason has been ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Says The Group's Fans Are The Best

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen says that, despite the small turnouts for the group's recent gigs, he is overwhelmed by the enthusiasm displayed by the group's following, many of whom will travel hours to see the group perform live. "Die-hard FLOTSAM fans are about the best audience, big or small, any band could ever ...

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MACHINE HEAD Finish Recording New Album, Prepare To Mix

MACHINE HEAD have finished recording their fifth studio album, entitled "Through The Ashes Of Empires", at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California and are currently preparing to begin mixing the effort for an October 13 European release through Roadrunner Records. "Yesterday [July 21] was our last official day in the studio, and everything went fucking excellent," ...

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DEEP PURPLE Producer Talks About The 'Bananas' Recording Experience

Producer Michael Bradford, who has worked with such varied artists as KID ROCK, UNCLE KRACKER, TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY and ANITA BAKER, recently spoke to ElectricBasement.com about his collaboration with DEEP PURPLE on their upcoming "Bananas" CD, the group's follow-up to the acclaimed "Abandon" (1998). "The most impressive thing about DEEP PURPLE is that they can ...

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Morning Gig: OZZFEST Openers Hit The Stage Running

George Varga of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports in today's edition that nearly 13,200 fans were at Coors Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California Thursday night (July 3) when heavy-metal legend OZZY OSBOURNE began his headlining performance at Ozzfest 2003. That's about 13,000 more than were present when UNLOCO, a four-man band from Texas, kicked off ...

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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER: Guilty As Charged

Dan Lorenzo of Steppin' Out spoke to TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider about the change in the group's musical direction following the multi-platinum success of their 1984 "Stay Hungry" CD. "After 'Stay Hungry' I remember saying 'Shit. I've got a million dollar house, five cars, two boats, fame, fortune, everybody loves me. I want to keep ...

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Safety Concerns Delay Florida Metal Festival

Edward Fitzpatrick of the Providence Journal reports that a Florida heavy metal festival, which was going to raise money for The Station Family Fund, has been postponed because of fire-code issues raised by the local fire marshal. Metalfest 2003 — with a list of performers that included LYNCH MOB, FIREHOUSE, BANG TANGO and BULLET BOYS ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist Teams Up With SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Mainman

Former DOKKEN and current LYNCH MOB/LP guitarist George Lynch has reportedly teamed up with SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater in a brand new project called MICRODUST. The band, who are in the process of recording their debut album, were originally set to include ex-ORGY/SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY drummer Bobby Hewitt, but ended up "chang[ing] [their] ...

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