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S.E.X. DEPARTMENT: 'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide' Now Due In July

Italian sleaze/glamsters S.E.X. DEPARTMENT will release their new album, "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide", on July 1 via Perris Records. The CD was recorded in part at Chapel studios (THE DARKNESS, NAPALM DEATH, URIAH HEEP, WET WET WET, SIMPLE MINDS) in Lincolnshire, U.K. with producer Pedro Ferreira, who is best known for his work with the ...

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MOONSTONE PROJECT: 'Shooting Star' Video Available

"Shooting Star", the new video from MOONSTONE PROJECT — the ambitious musical creature of Italian guitarist Matt Filippini — can be viewed below. The song comes off the project's new album, "Rebel On The Run", which is available now via Blistering Records. According to a press release, "Rebel On The Run" features the amazing voice ...

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ROYAL HUNT Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Denmark-based hard rockers ROYAL HUNT have parted ways with bassist Per Schelander and have replaced him with Andreas Passmark (NARNIA, ROB ROCK, E-TYPE). Commented Schelander, "After four rollercoaster years of music, laughter and good memories I have to leave ROYAL HUNT. The reason is that I simply can’t (due to my obligations in PAIN OF ...

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ROYAL HUNT: Drum Tracks Completed For New Album

Allan Sorensen of Denmark-based hard rockers ROYAL HUNT has finished laying down the drum tracks for the band's new album, which is scheduled for release later in the year. ROYAL HUNT is posting regular updates, photos, video clips as well as offering a "track-by-track" breakdown of the recording process on the group's official ...

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ROYAL HUNT: Studio Diary Launched

Denmark-based hard rockers ROYAL HUNT have launched a "studio diary" on their official web site, where fans can follow the entire recording process of the new album. The band is planning to post regular updates, photos, video clips as well as a "track-by-track" breakdown of the recording process for one of the songs ...

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Former URIAH HEEP Tour Manager Dies

Legendary progressive rock veterans URIAH HEEP have issued the following update: "It is with much regret that we inform you of the death of Peter Gibbs. Peter was the tour manager during the 'High And Mighty' era (1976) of URIAH HEEP's history and is listed on this album as the tour manager on the rear ...

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COVERED CALL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Swedish melodic hard rock band COVERED CALL — which features established members of the Swedish music scene, including founding member/drummer Ronny Svanströmer and Thomas Vikström (ex-CANDLEMASS, THERION) — has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABRAMIS ...

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DAVID COVERDALE On JOE LYNN TURNER: 'Next He'll Be Accusing Me Of Wearing A Wig On Stage'

David Coverdale has released a new statement exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding Joe Lynn Turner's (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) allegations that the WHITESNAKE frontman lip-synchs to pre-recorded tapes of vocals in concert. Coverdale said, "I am shocked, very disappointed and surprised by Mr. Turner's misleading and completely untrue observations he felt it necessary to discuss ...

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ROYAL HUNT Prepares To Enter Studio

Denmark-based hard rockers ROYAL HUNT have issued the following update: "ROYAL HUNT are entering the very final stages of pre-production for their new — tenth since their debut in 1991 — studio album (the actual recordings will start by the end of this month). This time the band decided to revisit their roots and incorporate ...

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RAGE, DEATHSTARS, WITCHCRAFT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

RAGE, DEATHSTARS, VAINS OF JENNA, BABYLON BOMBS, INNOCENT ROSIE, WITCHCRAFT, FOUREVER, HINDENBURG and HOT LEG (featuring former THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins) have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABRAMIS BRAMA (S) AMBERIAN DAWN (FIN) AMON ...

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S.E.X. DEPARTMENT To Release 'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide' In April

Italian sleaze/glamsters S.E.X. DEPARTMENT will release their new album, "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide", on April 21 via Perris Records. The CD was recorded in part at Chapel studios (THE DARKNESS, NAPALM DEATH, URIAH HEEP, WET WET WET, SIMPLE MINDS) in Lincolnshire, U.K. with producer Pedro Ferreira, who is best known for his work with the ...

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JOURNEY, UFO, TYKETTO, TANK Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

JOURNEY, UFO, TYKETTO and TANK have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMBERIAN DAWN (FIN) AMON AMARTH (S) AXIDENT AVENUE (N) BLACK TOOTH (TUR) BLACKFOOT (USA) BLAZE BAYLEY (UK) BULLET (S) CHAINS (S) CRUCIFIED BARBARA (S) ...

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PAUL STANLEY Lays Down Vocals For New PUSHKING Album

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has finished laying down vocals for the track "Cut the Wire" for Russian rockers PUSHKING's new album, "Pushking Duets", to be released in late 2009. Gabe Reed, an entertainment attorney who represents PUSHKING and who organized Stanley's involvement in the project, stated of the session, "Paul sounded amazing and we are ...

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TWISTED SISTER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

TWISTED SISTER has been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: HEAVEN AND HELL (UK) IN FLAMES (S) ZZ TOP (USA) TWISTED SISTER (USA) DREAM THEATER (USA) EUROPE (S) FOREIGNER (USA) HAMMERFALL (S) MOTÖRHEAD (UK) VOLBEAT (DK) ...

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URIAH HEEP Guitarist To Guest On 'Rockline'

Guitarist Mick Box of legendary progressive rock veterans URIAH HEEP will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, February 18 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with Box by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For more information, visit RocklineRadio.com. URIAH HEEP ...

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MOONSTONE PROJECT Signs With BLISTERING RECORDS

MOONSTONE PROJECT, the ambitious musical creature of Italian guitarist Matt Filippini, has inked a worldwide deal with Blistering Records for the project's new album "Rebel On The Run". According to a press release, "Rebel On The Run" features the amazing voice of James Christian (HOUSE OF LORDS) on all but one track. That 11th track ...

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