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RONNIE JAMES DIO: New 'Best Of' Collection Due In August

A Ronnie James Dio "best of" collection, entitled "We Rock - Greatest Hits", is reportedly scheduled for release in Europe on August 25 through Universal Records. The two-disc set, which is set to arrive a mere five days before DIO's newest studio album, "Master of the Moon", will feature one song from ELF, five from ...

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BRUJERIA Guitarist Hospitalized, Show Must Go On

BRUJERIA were forced to perform without founding member Dino Cazares (a.k.a. Asesino, ex-FEAR FACTORY) on Saturday (July 3) in McAllen, Texas after Cazares was bitten on his leg by a brown recluse spider, causing a massive infection several days prior to the gig. "I was hospitalized for two days with antibiotics being pumped through my ...

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EXODUS Guitarist: 'Playing Live Is What I Live For'

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Yahoo, good to be home! This [European] tour was one motherfuckin' adventure, to put it mildly! We endured everything from bus fires to blown tires, from London riots (between our crew and security, not myself!) to spilled beers on the ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE: Early Recordings To Be Reissued

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE will have their complete pre-Metal Blade Records history reissued on a two-CD set through Karmageddon Media. Entitled "Forbidden Empathy", the collection will feature brand-new artwork by Swedish art-wizard Niklas Sundin at Cabin Fever Media (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DARK TRANQUILLITY). All recordings were digitally remastered by Berthus Westerhuis at ...

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KISS/POISON: Seattle Gig Cancelled

Wednesday night's (June 23) KISS/POISON at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle has been canceled, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is fighting a sore throat and fever and was advised by doctors not to perform, according to the report. White River issued a statement saying, "Gene feels the fans deserve only ...

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LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE Ink Publishing Deal

German doom/gothic metallers LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE have inked a publishing deal with Brainstorm Music Publishing (RADIOHEAD, MONSTER MAGNET, MARILYN MANSON, 3 DOORS DOWN, etc.), according to a posting on their official web site. As previously reported, LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE have set a June 28 release date through Austria's Napalm Records for their sixth album, "Ave End". The ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Complete Pre-Production For New Album

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed the pre-production for the group's much anticipated second release on AFM Records at Cabin Fever Studios in Brooksville, Florida. Owned and operated by hit songwriter Troy Montgomery, Cabin Fever Studios is known for its privacy, excellent writing conditions, relaxed atmosphere, ...

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LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE Set Release Date For 'Ave End'

German doom/gothic metallers LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE have set a June 28 release date through Austria's Napalm Records for their sixth album, "Ave End". The digipack version of the new album will include a video for the title track and a bonus cut, "Ever". The cover artwork for the CD was conceived by Niklas Sundin of Cabin ...

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Nerve Damage - SKINLAB

Despite having only three full albums in the can, these Bay Area die-hards have lovingly pieced together a two-disc celebration of their decade-long tenure, featuring demos, remixes, out-of-print EPs and all the kind of stuff lying around cassette drawers. Basically all the material you'd hope fans would go out and buy because they love you ...

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SCORPIONS: Career-Spanning Box Set Due Next Month

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will be releasing a three-CD career retrospective, called "Box Of Scorpions", on May 25, according to Launch Radio Networks. The set features 51 tracks from throughout their recording history, which started with 1972's "Lonesome Crow". There aren't any unreleased songs on "Box Of Scorpions", but there are a few tracks ...

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ATOMIZER To Release Double 7" EP This Summer

Australian black/death/thrash metallers ATOMIZER have revealed the track listing for their upcoming double 7", entitled "Songs Of Slaughter - Songs Of Sacrifice". The special double-gatefold EP, which will be recorded in late May and issued in June/July through Hells Headbangers Records, will include the following cuts: Side A: 01. Leave Nobody Standing! 02. These Hands ...

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ATOMIZER Cancel Mexican Tour

Australian black/death/thrash metallers ATOMIZER have pulled out of their previously announced Mexican tour with IMPIETY and HACAVITZ "due to financial restraints," according to a post on the band's web site. "We will however be joining IMPIETY and WITCHMASTER in Europe and the tour looks to be taking us to both England and Scandinavia, as well ...

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AEROSMITH: 'Honkin' On Bobo' Setlist Revealed

AEROSMITH fanatic Aerofanatic.com has posted the setlist from the opening night of the group's "Honkin' On Bobo" tour. The trek, which also features CHEAP TRICK, kicked off on Thursday, March 11 at United Spirit Arena In Lubbock, Texas. AEROSMITH's setlist for the Lubbock show was as follows: 01. Toys In The Attic 02. Love In ...

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ATOMIZER, IMPIETY, HACAVITZ To Team Up For Mexican Tour

Australian black/death/thrash metallers ATOMIZER's upcoming European tour with IMPIETY and WITCHMASTER will be preceded by a trip to Mexico with IMPIETY and HACAVITZ. "We'll do six shows in Mexico before heading off for Europe," the band write on their web site. "We're also talking with TSJUDER about a couple of shows in Norway after the ...

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ENFORSAKEN Finalize Track Listing For 'The Forever Endeavor'

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", due on March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. As previously reported, "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo to the ...

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ENFORSAKEN: New Album Cover Posted Online

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have posted the cover artwork for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", at this location. As previously reported, "The Forever Endeavor" is due on March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album will be available internationally one day earlier. "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Split With Bassist, Announce Temporary Replacement

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have parted ways with bassist Andreas Eriksson. According to a post on the band's web site, Andreas "left the band due to other commitments. The vacant bass player position will be handled on a stand-in basis by our demon-director and good friend, Glenn Sykes of REGURGITATE. He'll fill in ...

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ENFORSAKEN: New Album To Surface In Late March

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have pushed back the U.S. release date of their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", to March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album will be available internationally one day earlier. "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who ...

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ATOMIZER Ink Deal With AGONIA RECORDS

Australian black/death/thrash metallers ATOMIZER have inked a deal with Poland's Agonia Records. "Having already released a picture disc version of our latest album through Agonia and having found Filip to be one of the most dedicated label managers we have had the pleasure to deal with, it is with great pride that we announce this ...

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ENFORSAKEN Announce New Bassist

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have announced the addition of bassist Adam Simon to the group's ranks. ENFORSAKEN's sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", is due on March 9, 2004 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The mastering of the CD was recently completed by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo ...

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WITHIN Y: Debut Album Delayed (Again)

Swedish melodic death metallers WITHIN Y, who feature in their ranks former GARDENIAN drummer Thim Blom, have pushed back the release date of their debut album, "Extended Mental Dimensions", to March 22 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The CD was recorded and mixed during August and early September at Meta4Music Studios in Gothenburg, ...

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GENE SIMMONS Sets Book Signing For Independents

According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, an independent bookstore and a record shop in Tampa — Inkwood Books and Vinyl Fever — are joining forces against big-name chains by co-hosting a book-signing by Gene Simmons, veteran bassist for the rock group KISS who recently released the memoir "Sex Money Kiss". Simmons is scheduled to ...

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WITHIN Y: Debut Album Delayed

Swedish melodic death metallers WITHIN Y, who feature in their ranks former GARDENIAN drummer Thim Blom, have pushed back the release date of their debut album, "Extended Mental Dimensions", to February 9 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The CD was recorded and mixed during August and early September at Meta4Music Studios in Gothenburg, ...

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