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THE WILDHEARTS To Support THE DARKNESS In The U.S.

THE WILDHEARTS have been officially tapped to open for THE DARKNESS on their upcoming U.S. tour. As a result, many of the shows on THE WILDHEARTS' originally announced U.S. tour have had to be cancelled. Commented THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger: "I apologize on behalf of the band and management for the cancellation of the forthcoming ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Video Message Posted Online

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz has posted a video message from Backstage Studios in Ripley, Yorkshire, England, where he is currently mixing the group's new album, "The End of Heartache", with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB). Check it out here. Additional studio photos can be viewed at this ...

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TESTAMENT Singer: 'PAUL BOSTAPH Is Steamrolling Through Old Material'

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy has posted the following message to the group's official Testament Legions message board: "We just completed construction on a recording room in our new studio. Everything is set up, and it is full-steam ahead. After completing the studio and starting rehearsals with Johnny Tempesta [ex-WHITE ZOMBIE, EXODUS], we got on a ...

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SCORPIONS Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have been confirmed as the third headliner (alongside JUDAS PRIEST and EUROPE) at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL ...

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EXODUS Enter German Charts At No. 67

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS entered the German Media Control charts at position No. 67 with their new album, "Tempo of The Damned". EXODUS' first studio album since 1992's "Force of Habit", "Tempo of the Damned" is due in the U.S. on March 9 through Nuclear Blast Records. "Tempo Of The Damned" was ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

MY DYING BRIDE are the latest act confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are TWISTED SISTER, MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, CRADLE OF FILTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, WITHIN TEMPTATION and FINNTROLL. A total of 14 bands will perform ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Set Title, Release Date For New Album

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have set "The End of Heartache" as the title of their new album, due on May 11 through Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing" was produced by guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and is currently being mixed at Backstage Studios in Ripley, Yorkshire with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, ...

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ROTTING CORPSE To Reunite For Album, Tour

Renowned '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez, will finally record and release an album, according to guitarist Walter Trachsler (former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie). "Many well-known guest musicians have expressed interest in playing on and playing with Texas' first thrash metal band," says Walter. "CORPSE will than ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, SKID ROW Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET and SKID ROW have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Talks About Upcoming Record-Release Party

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message in regards to the band's upcoming record-release party (scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 11 at DNA Lounge in San Francisco): "Okay, here's the scoop on the record release party. There is NO opening band. First band on is us, EXODUS. We are going to ...

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HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES, GRAND MAGUS and ASTRAL DOORS have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE ...

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TWISTED SISTER Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Reunited '80s hard rockers TWISTED SISTER are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, CRADLE OF FILTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE and FINNTROLL. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE and FINNTROLL. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, ...

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EXODUS Announce Record-Release Party

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have announced a record-release party on Thursday, March 11 at DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Tickets are priced at $8.00 in advance, $12.00 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. EXODUS' first studio album since 1992's "Force of Habit", "Tempo of the Damned" is due out in ...

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EXODUS To Tour Europe In June

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will be embarking on a European tour beginning in early June. The first confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 10-12 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jun. 22 – Glasgow, SCO @ Cathouse Jun. 23 – Swansea, UK @ Escape Jun. 24 – London, UK @ Underworld EXODUS' ...

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Reunited Hard Rockers EUROPE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited hard rockers EUROPE have been confirmed as one of the headliners this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. EUROPE will top the bill on Saturday, June 12, while JUDAS PRIEST will close the day's festivities on Thursday, June 10. The complete list of bands currently ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Talks About DAVE MUSTAINE, EXODUS And Follow-up To 'St. Anger'

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has spoken to The New Zealand Herald about his current relationship with former METALLICA guitarist Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH), the recent reformations of some of the thrash metal genre's pioneering bands, and METALLICA's next studio album. The following are some of the highlights of the interview: On his current relationship with Dave ...

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EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT: 'I Hate Politicians'

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt recently answered a fan question on the band's official forum regarding the lyrical inspiration for the lead-off track on the group's upcoming CD, "Tempo of the Damned". Asked if the song, titled "Scar Spangled Banner", was a "putdown on America," Gary said, "First let me say that I'm a proud American, ...

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