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GAMMA RAY Perform At Spain's TORRES ROCK Festival

German power metallers GAMMA RAY played their first show of the year at Torres Rock Festival in Spain on Saturday (May 24). According to the group's official web site, "the band were in great shape and performed a set that was pretty similar to the 'Skeletons' tour set, just four or five songs were different." ...

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DIVINE:DECAY Set Release Date For 'Maximize The Misery'

Finnish thrash/speed rockers DIVINE:DECAY have set a Sept. 8 release date through Osmose Productions for their sophomore effort, "Maximize The Misery". The follow-up to "Songs Of The Damned" was recorded and produced by Janne Joutsenniemi (of SUBURBANTRIBE fame) and it was mixed by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, THERION). The complete track listing ...

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MY RUIN Sign With CENTURY MEDIA, Slam Former Label (Again)

Los Angeles-based MY RUIN, led by the ever-colorful Tairrie B, have inked a deal with Century Media Records. The group's first release through the label will be a four-song EP, "The Shape Of Things To Come", due in August. A full-length album, titled "The Horror Of Beauty", will follow in October. Among the song titles ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Confirmed For TAMPA METALFEST 2003

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, will perform at the Tampa Metalfest 2003 on July 4. Joining the group onstage will be "a VERY special guest on stage, a player we have never had live on stage with us before," the band write on their official web site. ...

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TESTAMENT/SADUS Bassist Offers Update On SUICIDE SHIFT Project

Former DEATH/CONTROL DENIED and current TESTAMENT/SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio has released an update via his official discussion forum on the status of the much-anticipated SUICIDE SHIFT project (featuring DiGiorgio, SADUS guitarist Darren Travis, and TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy). "What will [SUICIDE SHIFT] sound like? Like Chuck singing on me and Darren's songs!" DiGiorgio joked. "No ...

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MACHINE HEAD's FLYNN: 'JAMES HETFIELD Is All Class'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn says that one of the downsides of being in the public eye is the fact that he can't hang out and relax with friends at concerts without being perceived as arrogant by those who don't know him well enough to know differently. "Make no mistake about it, there have been ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Guitarist To Issue Solo Album

Former SKUNK ANANSIE guitarist Ace will issue his long-awaited solo album, "Still Hungry", on June 23 through West 46th Records/Snapper Music. Among the guest musicians appearing on the CD are MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, ONE MINUTE SILENCE's Brian "Yap" Barry and SKINDRED's Benji. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Jet To ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: Tour Dates Announced

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have line up the following dates during the coming weeks: May 10 - Largo, FL @ Green Parrot (w/ TRIP2GO) May 16 - Tampa, FL @ Liar's Club (w/ SMACKHEAD) Jun. 07 – Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Rock Hard Festival Jun. 14 - ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches THE VAULT!

Roadrunner Records U.S. have launched a special section of their official web site called The Vault where you can buy digital files of all Roadrunner music — past and present, deleted and current. Check it out here. In conjunction with the site's launch, SLIPKNOT drummer/MUDERDOLLS guitarist and an avid Roadrunner aficionado Joey Jordison ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE To Record New Album In July

IMPALED NAZARENE will enter Astia studios in Lappeenranta, Finland on July 1 to record their eighth album, "All That You Fear". The follow-up to their highly-acclaimed "Absence Of War Does Not Mean Peace" CD will be recorded by Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM) and will be mixed by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS) at Finnvox studios ...

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GOD FORBID Deny Singer Departure, Prepare To Record New Album

New Jersey-based quintet GOD FORBID have finally broken their silence regarding the status of their singer, Byron Davis. Davis was previously rumored to have left the group just as they were preparing to enter the studio to begin work on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed Century Media debut, "Determination". "In an effort to dispel ...

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Former MEGADETH Frontman Breaks Silence

A year after the band's surprising breakup at the end of a respectable 20-year career that yielded several platinum and gold albums, former MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has broken his silence and addressed his fans via a posting to the band's official web site, www.megadeth.com. Mustaine's message reads as follows: "Droogies, well it ...

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SETHIAN: Debut Album Delayed

Finland's SETHIAN, the band featuring current FINNTROLL frontman Tapio Wilska, have pushed back the release date of their debut CD, "Into The Silence", to April 28. No reason was given for the delay. The album, which was recently mixed at Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila, will contain 12 songs, including "Dream Domain", "Epitaph" and "Nothing ...

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LINEA 77 Finalize Track Listing For 'Numb'

Italy's LINEA 77 have completed work on their new album, "Numb", due in Italy on May 16 and throughout the rest of Europe on June 2. The follow-up to 2001's critically-acclaimed "Ketchup Suicide" was recorded at Red House studios in Senigallia with producer Haggis (DUB WAR, SENSER). The complete track listing for the album is ...

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Office Of Strategic Influence - OSI

Controversy isn't something readily associated with something as mathematical and calculated as a progressive rock supergroup. But controversial this album is — and not for the first reason that springs to mind. That group/album title, you see, eludes to a proposed covert US information agency dreamed up after 9/11 to supposedly spread favorable propaganda in ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE To Release 'One Lie Fits All' In June

Britain's ONE MINUTE SILENCE have set "One Lie Fits All" as the title for their third full-length album, due in June through Taste Media, a joint venture between Dennis Smith at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall, U.K. and Safta Jaffery at SJP Producer Management. The follow-up to 2000's "Buy Now... Saved Later" was produced by John ...

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LINEA 77 To Release 'Numb' In May

Italy's LINEA 77 have entered Red House studios in Senigallia and are currently mid-way through recording their new CD, titled "Numb". The album, which is being produced by the U.K.'s Haggis (DUB WAR, SENSER), will include the following cuts: 01. Gradiva 02. Venus 03. I Fall Asleep 04. Ants 05. SS Is Reality 06. Fantasma ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: JASON NEWSTED Will Play Bass On Upcoming Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE announced during last night's one-off gig at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada that former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would be joining the group as its new touring bassist. The Hard Rock concert marked the final performance with OSBOURNE of longtime member Robert Trujillo, who was selected to ...

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END OF GREEN To Release 'Last Night On Earth' In May

German "suicide rockers" END OF GREEN have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Last Night On Earth". The follow-up to last year's "Songs For A Dying World" was produced and mixed by Marc Martin and Mitch Meister and is slated for a May 26 release through Silverdust Records. Commented the band in an official ...

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SETHIAN: Sound Clips Posted Online

Finland's SETHIAN, the band featuring current FINNTROLL frontman Tapio Wilska, have posted several new MP3 clips via their official web site at this location. The three tracks — "Dream Domain", "Epitaph" and "Nothing Is True" — come off the group's forthcoming debut CD, "Into The Silence", due on April 14. The album, which ...

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