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British Doomsters SOLSTICE Split Up!

British doom metal veterans SOLSTICE have officially split up. Here is a statement on the matter from band mainman/guitarist Rich Walker: “After 12 years of the band we decided to call it quits last week, the reason being myself and [bassist] Chaz both felt we had become restricted by the bands 'doom' reputation, and were ...

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VOIVOD Confirm MOTÖRHEAD Support Slot

VOIVOD have confirmed via their official web site at www.voivod.com that they will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, Ontario and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec. Although no word was given with regards to the identity of the bassist that will be joining the ...

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SKINDRED Set Release Date For "Babylon"

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have set May 13th as the European release date through BMG Records for their debut CD, entitled Babylon, which was recently produced by Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and mixed by Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS, FEAR FACTORY). Prior to the release of the ...

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HANOI ROCKS, MELDRUM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Finland's HANOI ROCKS (vocalist Michael Monroe + guitarist Andy McCoy) and Sweden's MELDRUM, featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of ...

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STATIC-X Go "Power Metal" On RAMONES Tribute

STATIC-X have just completed their cover of THE RAMONES' "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" at Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, California for the upcoming DV8/Columbia Records tribute to THE RAMONES. Also scheduled to appear on the collection are ROB ZOMBIE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, EDDIE VEDDER, MARILYN MANSON, GREEN DAY, MOTORHEAD, RANCID, BILLY CORGAN, THE OFFSPRING, ...

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VOIVOD Set To Utilize GROOVY AARDVARK Bassist For Upcoming Live Shows

The current incarnation of VOIVOD, featuring returning frontman Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), will reportedly be utilizing the services of GROOVY AARDVARK bassist Vincent Peake during the band's upcoming gigs with MOTÖRHEAD in Toronto, Ontario at Kool Haus (formerly The Warehouse) on April 27th and in Montreal, Quebec at Le Medley on April 28th. It should ...

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VOIVOD Rumored To Support MOTÖRHEAD, Former Frontman Completes Work On New Demo

The current line-up of VOIVOD—featuring returning vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger), but presumably without recording bassist Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA)—are strongly rumored to be opening for MOTÖRHEAD at the latter band's headlining shows in Toronto, Ontario at Kool Haus (formerly The Warehouse) on April 27th and in Montreal, Quebec at Le Medley on April 28th. It ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

In what appears to be a conscious attempt to play every European summer festival in existence, IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON has now been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For WALDROCK FESTIVAL

MOTÖRHEAD have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock Festival, which is scheduled to take place e in Burgum, Holland on Saturday, June 22nd. Also set to appear at the event are WITHIN TEMPTATION and D.R.I. More acts will be announced shortly. ...

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RAMONES Tribute Album: More Details Revealed

More information has surfaced regarding the upcoming RAMONES tribute album, which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for a late 2002 release. The following tracks are known to have thus far completed for the CD: MARILYN MANSON - "The KKK Took My Baby Away" MOTORHEAD - "Rockaway Beach" STATIC-X ...

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UNLEASHED Cover VENOM Classic On Upcoming CD

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have covered the VENOM classic "Black Metal"—re-dubbed "Death Metal"—on their comeback release, entitled Hell's Unleashed, which is due to be issued on April 29th through Century Media Records. UNLEASHED have also tracked a version of MOTORHEAD's "Ace Of Spades" during the aforementioned recording sessions, although it's not presently unclear if this ...

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RAMONES Tribute Album Nearing Completion

MARILYN MANSON, STATIC-X, ROB ZOMBIE, MOTORHEAD and the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have finished recording their contributions to the upcoming RAMONES tribute album, which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for a late 2002 release. STATIC-X reportedly covered "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment", while ROB ZOMBIE tracked a version of ...

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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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More MORBID ANGEL/MOTORHEAD Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the upcoming MORBID ANGEL/MOTORHEAD US tour. They are as follows: Apr. 19 - Nations - Washington, DC May 02 - Royal Oaks Music Theater - Royal Oaks, MI May 07 - Otto's - Dekalb, IL May 08 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL ...

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SKINDRED Push Back CD Release Date, Announce European Tour

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have pushed back the release date of their debut full-length CD, entitled Heavyweight System, to mid-May through BMG Records. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and mixed by Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS), Heavyweight System's release will be preceded ...

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TED NUGENT Confirmed For Sweden Rock

TED NUGENT is the latest artist to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of acts currently confirmed for the festival is as follows: TED NUGENT MOTÖRHEAD HALFORD SAXON STATUS ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For Sweden Rock!

MOTÖRHEAD is the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. MOTÖRHEAD's performance at Sweden Rock festival will reportedly be the group's only European live appearance during the spring/summer of 2002. ...

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MOTORHEAD Get "Hammered"!

MOTORHEAD have set Hammered as the title of their forthcoming studio album, which is due to be issued on April 8th in Europe (through SPV/Steamhammer Records) and April 9th in North America. Recorded in Los Angeles, California by Bob Kulick and Bob Marlette, Hammered will feature the following track listing: 01. Shut Your Mouth 02. ...

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Abigail II: The Revenge - KING DIAMOND

Having been a huge fan of MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND's recorded output from the earliest days of the two bands' respective careers, I am more than a little perplexed by the path mainman King Diamond has chosen to follow during most of the '90s and going into the 21st century. Whereas MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND's ...

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SKINDRED To Issue "Heavyweight System" In April

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have completed the recording sessions for their upcoming debut album, entitled Heavyweight System, at a Los Angeles studio with producer Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and are currently mixing the effort with Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS). An April release through BMG Records in ...

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ELEGY's Parry Speaks Out On "Pain", Records ZEPPELIN Cover

Dutch prog-metallers ELEGY are still hard at work on the material for the band's ninth CD, entitled Principles Of Pain, which is scheduled to be recorded during the next couple of months in Madrid, Spain for for release via Marquee Records in Japan and Asia in April, and Locomotive Music in the rest of the ...

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PROBOT's Dave Grohl: Lemmy Is God!

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl (ex-NIRVANA) recently posted a message on the band's site describing the experience of working with MOTORHEAD mastermind Lemmy on a song called "Shake Your Blood", which will appear on an upcoming album by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. In his diary message, Grohl makes obvious his clear admiration for the rock'n'roll ...

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BROKEN HOPE To Record New CD In January

Illinois death metallers BROKEN HOPE have amicably parted ways with Martyr Music Group and are currently seeking a new record label. "The album has been written since last spring and we are eager to finally get it recorded," guitarist Brian Griffin commented. According to the group's official web site, drummer Jeff Bumgardner has re-located to ...

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ANGRA To Record New EP, ZEPPELIN Cover!

Brazil's ANGRA will enter the studio in January with producer Dennis Ward to record a brand new EP, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued in early May. During the sessions, the band will lay down their cover of LED ZEPPELIN's Kashmir for an upcoming LED ZEPPELIN tribute CD, which is due to be issued ...

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