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BRENT MUSCAT's FASTER PUSSYCAT: Tour Dates Announced

The FASTER PUSSYCAT version featuring original members Brent Muscat, Eric Stacy, and Brett Bradshaw alongside THE UNDERGROUND REBELS vocalist Kurt Frohlich, has lined up the following tour dates: Mar. 24 - Santa Ana, CA, Galaxy Theatre, Apr. 26 - Crewe, Wales, Limelight, Apr. 27 - Bradford, England, Rio, Apr. 28 - Nottingham, England, Rock City, ...

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TORCHE Announces New Releases, Tour Dates

Miami, Florida's TORCHE are gearing up for a busy year, with several new releases planned, heavy time on the road and the recording of their sophomore album. First and foremost, TORCHE will join ISIS and JESU for a February/March tour spanning most of the Southeast and East Coast. A special re-mixed version of TORCHE's acclaimed ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist Checks In From London

AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton has issued the following update: "Just got back to the hotel after a gig at the Hard Rock in London. There were probably all of a hundred and fifty people there. A nice cozy club gig. Our equipment probably took up more space than the audience. "We've been in London for ...

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ANIMOSITY To Embark On First Headlining Tour

San Francisco-based death metal/hardcore act ANIMOSITY will embark on its first headlining tour, dubbed "The Brutalitour", in April with support from AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, THE FACELESS and BENEATH THE MASSACRE. The dates are as follows: Apr. 28 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metalfest Apr. 29 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx w/ Bury Your ...

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DISBELIEF Confirmed For Germany's BATTLE OF METAL Festival

German death metallers DISBELIEF have been confirmed for the Battle of Metal open-air festival, set to take place July 5-7, 2007 in Geiselwind, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): DEATHSTARS DISBELIEF EISHEILIG EISREGEN ENSIFERUM HOLY MOSES IN EXTREMO MAMBO KURT NODE PARADISE LOST SATYRICON SKYCLAD THE DOGMA THE HAUNTED ...

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OOMPH, TÝR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ Festival

German industrial rockers OOMPH and Scandinavian Viking metalheads TÝR have been confirmed for the Rock Harz open-air festival, set to take place July 6-7 in Osterode-Dorste, Lower Saxony, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): A.O.K. AFTER FOREVER ASP CRAYFOX DARZAMAT DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER IN EXTREMO LAKE OF TEARS MAMBO ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Featured In New KURT COBAIN Documentary

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan was interviewed for the upcoming forthcoming BBC documentary "The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain", which is scheduled to air on Sunday, February 18 at 10:00 p.m. on BBC2. Journalist Greg Prato recently conducted an e-mail interview with the film's director, John Dower, who also directed the 2003 ...

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GENGHIS TRON Signs To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of avant-garde rock extremists GENGHIS TRON. The band commented: "We're incredibly excited to be joining the Relapse family. The three of us have been huge fans of the label since the dawn of time and we can't wait to work with them on our future releases.' The new Philadelphia ...

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ANIMOSITY To Support CONVERGE On European Tour

San Francisco-based death metal/hardcore act ANIMOSITY will support CONVERGE on a European tour beginning mid-June. Also appearing on the bill is RISE AND FALL. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 15 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof Jun. 16 - Trier, Germany - Summer Blast Festival Jun. 18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen Jun. 19 - ...

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Photo Exhibition Featuring BON SCOTT, KURT COBAIN To Raise Funds For Charity

Star News Group reports that a photographic exhibition showcasing rock identities — including Bon Scott and Kurt Cobain — will open at Yering Station Art Gallery in Yarra Valley, Australia on Saturday, February 3. "The Kids Are Alright" is a photographic exhibition organized to raise desperately needed funds for the Mirabel Foundation. The photographers have ...

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SOULMOTOR To Release New Album This Fall

SOULMOTOR, the band featuring TESLA bassist Brian Wheat, has announced plans to spring back to action after TESLA has completed work on its new covers CD, tentatively titled "Real 2 Reel". If all goes well, SOULMOTOR will head into the studio later this year to record a new album for a fall release. SOULMOTOR is: ...

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'Star Wars' Actor Up To Play KURT COBAIN?

Launch Radio Networks reports: Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is reportedly being considered to play late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain in a movie about Cobain's life, according to England's Daily Express. McGregor, who has starred in films such as "Trainspotting" and played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the recent "Star Wars" prequels, is said to be the favorite ...

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108 Signs With DEATHWISH RECORDS

Legendary punk band 108 has inked a deal with Deathwish Records. The group will enter Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts in February with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) to begin recording its new album, due later in the year. Plans also exist for the band to play shows throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and South America ...

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COURTNEY LOVE In Talks To Make Film About KURT COBAIN

"Access Hollywood" has learned late NIRVANA singer Kurt Cobain may finally be immortalized on screen with the permission of his widow, rocker Courtney Love, MSNBC reports. Love has acquired the rights to "Heavier than Heaven", author Charles Cross' biography on the late grunge singer, a source close to the star told "Access". According ...

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Switzerland's KRUGER Completes Work On 'Ass-Hooking' New Album

Swiss noisemongers KRUGER have finished recording their third studio album, "Redemption through Looseness", at Belle Fontaine studios in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mixing duties were handled by Kurt Ballou at Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts. A late March release via Listenable Records is expected. Commented the band: "The mastering should be done this week and we're all ...

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SEVENDUST: More Tour Dates Announced

SEVENDUST has announced more shows for its 57-date North American tour, scheduled to begin on February 8 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Support on the trek will come from DIECAST. The tour will be in support of the Atlanta-based band's sixth studio album, "Alpha", which arrives on March 6. The CD's first single, "Deathstar", is now ...

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ANIMOSITY To Enter Studio In April

San Francisco-based death metal/hardcore act ANIMOSITY will enter Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts in April 2007 with producer Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE to begin recording its new album, "Animal", for a late summer/early fall release via Black Market Activities. ANIMOSITY released its first disc, "Shut It Down", on Tribunal Records back in 2003 and its ...

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COLISEUM Signs To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Louisville, Kentucky's COLISEUM. According to a press release, COLISEUM is a powerhouse punk/hardcore outfit formed by long-time friends in the Louisville D.I.Y. hardcore scene who share a love for early British acts such as DISCHARGE, GBH, and MOTÖRHEAD. The young band has a rich touring history, having completed ...

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BACKMASK Releases Debut Album, Seeks Permanent Drummer

Santa Barbara, California-based melodic death metal group BACKMASK has just released its debut album, "Dark Fiber". With their heavily Scandinavian-influenced sound, BACKMASK has secured a loyal following in their home state since their inception. BACKMASK began in 2001 when vocalist/guitarist Shane McFee (son of longtime/current DOOBIE BROTHERS guitarist and famous studio multi-instrumentalist John McFee) recruited ...

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