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DEMON Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

British NWOBHM legends DEMON are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN ...

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TAD MOROSE, FALCONER, DRAGONFORCE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003

TAD MOROSE, FALCONER, DRAGONFORCE, FAIRYLAND and ARCH NEMESIS are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND ...

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LOSTPROPHETS Singer Clarifies War Statement

LOSTPROPHETS singer Ian Watkins has issued a follow-up message clarifying his previous statement in which he accused most anti-war musicians of being more interested in publicity than politics. "Radio 1 are kinda making more of an issue [of my comment] than it really was," Watkins writes on the band's official web site. "They ...

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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER: 'War Was Never A Solution'

DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer has issued a statement via the band's official web site in an attempt to clarify the group's reasons for posting their cover version of THE EXPLOITED's "Fuck The U.S.A." as a protest against the U.S.-led war on Iraq. "This war is touching all of us!" Schmier writes. ...

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ANTHRAX Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

ANTHRAX are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN URIAH HEEP MOTÖRHEAD ...

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ROYAL HUNT: 'Eye Witness' Track Listing Unveiled

Denmark's ROYAL HUNT have set the tentative track listing for their forthcoming album, "Eye Witness", due in late May through Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Mission", a concept album based on Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles", will contain the following songs: 01. Hunted 02. Can't Let Go 03. The Prayer 04. The Age ...

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POISON, VINCE NEIL, SKID ROW To Team Up For U.S. Tour

POISON, VINCE NEIL and SKID ROW will team up for a two-month U.S. tour beginning in May. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon. In related news, SKID ROW have released the following statement regarding the GREAT WHITE concert tragedy in Rhode Island that has claimed the lives of nearly 100 people: "Words cannot ...

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SEPULTURA, TALISMAN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

SEPULTURA and TALISMAN are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN URIAH ...

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NEVERMORE Set Release Date For 'Enemies Of Reality'

NEVERMORE have set a tentative June 17 release date through Century Media Records for their new album, "Enemies Of Reality". The group are currently recording the effort at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) and expect to be done tracking sometime next month. "['Enemies Of Reality'] is well ...

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KISS Confirm Acoustic Performance

KISS have officially confirmed that they will perform the track "Sure Know Something" live with members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on Australia's Rove Live on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 9:30 p.m. For more information, click here. ...

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HELLOWEEN: 'Rabbit Don't Come Easy' Details Unveiled

HELLOWEEN have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Rabbit Don't Come Easy", due on May 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be released in a jewel case and there will be a limited edition in a very special digipack available, including the bonus track "Far Away". The first single off the ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS To Record New CD In The Spring

Long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS are still together and are planning to record a new album for a tentative late 2003 release through Massacre Records in Europe and Olympic/Century Media Records in North America. The following is an official newsletter from SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman/guitarist John Perez outlining the group's recent and future activities: ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Speaks Out On LIONEL RICHIE/TRINA Collaboration

ROB ZOMBIE recently commented on his collaboration with Lionel Richie and female rapper Trina on "Brickhouse 2003", a version of the '70s pop and R&B hit. The Zombified track will appear as part of the soundtrack for ZOMBIE's movie "House Of 1000 Corpses", which hits stores March 18. The soundtrack will also feature five new ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN: New Songs Are 'Heavy As Shit'!

MACHINE HEAD's forthcoming studio album will be "heavy as shit" but will not mark a return to the ultra-aggressive sounds of the band's classic debut, 1994's "Burn My Eyes", according to frontman Robert Flynn. "We're not writin' 'Burn My Eyes' part two, even though there's a small yet very vocal part of our fan base ...

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IRON MAIDEN Studio Update: NICKO Lays Down Vocals!

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "We started the day [Tuesday, Feb. 4] trying to recut this tune of Steve and Dave's which we were busy ...

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DEF LEPPARD Re-Launch 'Guest Singer' Auction

Due to unspecified "technical and logistical problems beyond [the band's] control" with the first auction, DEF LEPPARD have been forced to re-list their auction offering one lucky fan a chance to join the band on stage at an upcoming show. Once again, the details are as follows: "So you always dreamt of being on stage ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Frontman Takes 'Inspirational, Romantic' Trip

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message at www.limpbizkit.com: "Just got back from La Jolla, CA. Night before last, I decided to go on an inspirational romantic trip to a private Spanish estate on the cliffs above black beach. I took a helicopter there and had such an amazing time. No one ...

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DARKANE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

DARKANE are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. DARKANE will appear on Saturday, Jun. 7. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN ...

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ARCH ENEMY Prepare To Record New Album

ARCH ENEMY are scheduled to enter the studio in early February to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's "Wages Of Sin". "[Producer] Andy Sneap is coming over to Sweden on the 4th of February for the pre-production," guitarist Michael Amott wrote on the band's official web site. "This process involves a final analysis of the ...

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IRON MAIDEN Record First-Ever MCBRAIN-Penned Tune For New CD

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "A fergin fabulous day yesterday, as MAIDEN were breaching new frontiers — oh yes, drummer Nicko [McBrain] has had ...

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