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ANTHRAX, SEVENDUST, AVENGED SEVENFOLD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: ANTHRAX Venue: Avalon City/State: Hollywood, Calif. Date: Jan. 21, 2006 Gross Sales: $35,782 Attendance: 1,500 Capacity: 1,500 Artist/Event: ANTHRAX Venue: House of Blues City/State: Chicago, Ill. Date: Jan. 13, 2006 Gross Sales: $33,675 Attendance: 1,347 Capacity: ...

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SWITCHED To Hit The Road After Two-Year Hiatus

After an over two year hiatus, Cleveland hard rock titans SWITCHED (best known for their chart-climbing singles "Inside" and "Tendeadfingers") have announced they will be hitting the road for a month-long headlining trek beginning April 7 in support of their newly released sophomore LP, the two-disc collection "Ghosts in the Machine". The outing will mark ...

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NONPOINT To Release Spanish EP

NONPOINT have announced plans to release a new EP sung completely in Spanish. The outing is expected to feature a series of new Spanish tracks as well as select, previously released NONPOINT songs re-recorded in Spanish. Further details of the 2006 release will be made available soon. NONPOINT will kick off their tour with SEVENDUST, ...

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SEVENDUST: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

SEVENDUST are gearing up to embark on their own headlining tour in 2006. After taking a much-deserved break for the holidays (except for one show in Orlando, FL at the House of Blues on New Year's Eve), the band will criss-cross the U.S. starting January 18 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution in support of ...

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SEVENDUST: New Audio Interview With SONNY MAYO Posted Online

HeavyMetalSource.com has posted an MP3 audio interview with SEVENDUST's Sonny Mayo conducted on December 11. The 16-minute interview features Mayo talking about joining the band after Clint Lowery's departure, his contributions to the group's new album, "Next", the band's signing with Winedark Records and collaboration with a label that gives the band options to sign ...

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SEVENDUST: More Headlining Dates Announced

Now that their run with MUDVAYNE as part of "The Masters of Horror Tour" is coming to a close, SEVENDUST are gearing up to embark on their own headlining tour in 2006. After taking a much-deserved break for the holidays (except for one show in Orlando, FL at the House of Blues on New Year's ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE Add Second Guitarist

Century Media/Crash Music recording artists DIVINE EMPIRE have announced the addition of second guitarist Chris Defaut from Florida to the group's ranks. Defaut joins recently acquired members, Marco Martell (guitar) and David Kinkade (drums) (both from Chicago), alongside DIVINE EMPIRE bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (MALEVOLENT CREATION). DIVINE EMPIRE's latest album, "Method of Execution", received its long-overdue ...

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NONPOINT Hurricane Benefit Raises Over $15,000

On November 11, Bieler Bros. Records artist NONPOINT played a sold-out show with THE BLACK MARIA and BURN SEASON at Ricochet in Ft. Myers, Florida. All of the proceeds from the door and the 800+ copies sold of NONPOINT's new CD, "To the Pain", were donated to the hurricane victims fund to help continue to ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: NONPOINT, HELLOWEEN, SEPULTURA, ANNIHILATOR, UFO

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending November 15, 2005, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all figures are rounded to the nearest ten, except numbers between 1,000 and 2,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; and numbers above 2,000, which are rounded to the nearest thousand): NONPOINT ...

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DROWNING POOL Drummer Offers Update On New Album

DROWNING POOL drummer Mike Luce has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "As you may or may not know, DROWNING POOL is hard at work here in Dallas putting together the 'demos' for the next record — THE RECORD! "In case you're not privy to the process of 'demo-ing'... please, allow me. ...

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DROWNING POOL To Rock The Persian Gulf

DROWNING POOL will be shipping off to the Persian Gulf at the end of October to rock for the troops. Immediately following their Persian Gulf excursion, they will be doing a couple of one-off shows. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 05 - National Orange Show - San Bernardino, CA (w/ NONPOINT, THE ...

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ALLELE Announce Track Listing For Debut Album

Jacksonville's ALLELE, the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick, has finalized the track listing for the upcoming Ben Schigel-produced (CHIMAIRA, BREAKING POINT) CD, "Point of Origin", which hits stores October 25 through Corporate Punishment/Navarre. It is as follows: 01. Fake (2:54) 02. A Different Someone (3:26) 03. ...

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NONPOINT: 'To The Pain' TV Spot Posted Online

A TV spot for NONPOINT's new album, "To the Pain", has been posted online at this location. The video features never-before-seen footage and a clip of the Ft. Lauderdale-based hard rock outfit's video for their new single, "Bullet with a Name". NONPOINT's fourth album, "To the Pain" is scheduled for release on November ...

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NONPOINT: 'To The Pain' Track Listing Revealed

Ft. Lauderdale-based hard rock outfit NONPOINT have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "To the Pain", due on November 8 via Bieler Bros./Lava. The album's first single, "Bullet with a Name", has received a lot of early radio play and has clocked as the #1 requested song on Active Rock radio stations such ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE Clear Up Second-Guitarist Search Confusion

Century Media/Crash Music recording artists DIVINE EMPIRE have issued the following update on their guitarist search: "We want to clear up the obvious confusion about our slot for a new guitar player. DIVINE EMPIRE is searching for a NEW SECOND guitar player. Not a new vocalist or bassist or violinist. Guitar player... "We were originally ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE Seek Second Guitarist

Century Media/Crash Music recording artists DIVINE EMPIRE are searching for a second lead guitarist with possible vocal capabilities. Additional requirements are as follows: "Own equipment and transportation is a must. Preferably someone from the Florida area (the EMPIRE resides in South Florida on the East Coast between Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach). If not, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, W.A.S.P., CINDERELLA, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41 Venue: White River Amphitheatre City/State: Auburn, Wash. Date: July 30, 2005 Attendance: 9,885 Capacity: 19,717 Artist/Event: W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY Venue: House of Blues City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: Aug. 7, ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE: 'Method Of Execution' To Receive U.S. Release In November

Phoenix, Arizona-based Crash Music, Inc. has announced that they have signed a licensing agreement with Century Media Records to issue in the U.S. the new DIVINE EMPIRE album, "Method of Execution". A November 1 release is expected. Produced once again by Jeremy Staska (MALEVOLENT CREATION, HATEPLOW, REMEMBERING NEVER, NONPOINT, POISON THE WELL), "Method of Execution" ...

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JASON BLACHOWICZ Announces New DIVINE EMPIRE Lineup

DIVINE EMPIRE bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) has announced the addition of Marco Martell (guitar), David Kinkade (drums) (both from Chicago) and Frank Cusimano (guitar; from Pennsylvania) to the group's ranks. "All three guys have flown in this past weekend for the try out and rehearsed successfully!" reads a posting on the group's web site. ...

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NONPOINT: New Song Available Online

A demo version of a new NONPOINT track, entitled "Buscando Me", can be found at MySpace.com. The song is expected to show up on the Ft. Lauderdale-based hard rock outfit's fourth album, "To the Pain", due out on November 8 via Bieler Bros./ Lava. NONPOINT's third album, "Recoil", was released last August through ...

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NONPOINT To Release New Album In November

Ft. Lauderdale-based hard rock outfit NONPOINT have set "To the Pain" as the title of their fourth album, due on November 8 via Bieler Bros./ Lava. The group's drummer, Robb Rivera, recently had the following to say about the songwriting process for the new CD: "As far as the new record, shit is coming along ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE Part Ways With Bassist/Vocalist JASON BLACHOWICZ

Florida-based death metallers DIVINE EMPIRE have parted ways with bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) due to "serious personal and legal issues." Guitarist J.P. Soars and drummer Duane Timlin have already found a replacement and are planning on hitting the road in support of their recently released CD, "Method of Execution", available now on Century Media ...

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BURN SEASON To Support NONPOINT

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON will support Bieler Bros. Records labelmates NONPOINT at a slew of shows this month. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 14 - Freebird Live - Jacksonville Beach, FL May 15 - Masquerade - Tampa, FL May 25 - Floyds Music Store - Tallahassee, FL May 26 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE: New Songs Available For Download

DIVINE EMPIRE, the Florida-based death metal band featuring bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), have uploaded three songs from their upcoming CD, "Method of Execution", at their official web site. Check out the tracks "Vowed Revenge", "Dungeon Mask" and "Judge, Jury & Executioner" at this location. As previously reported, Century Media Records has set ...

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