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GRAND MAGUS To Record New Album This Winter

GRAND MAGUS, the Swedish band which features in its ranks current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, are planning on entering the studio in December/January to record the follow-up to last year's "Monument", tentatively due next spring via Rise Above Records. Produced by the band and Oneman at a small studio in Stockholm, "Monument" was issued ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK: European Appearances Announced

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will be making the following European appearance during November: Nov. 18 2004: KISS Expo with Bruce Kulick & Dirty Dogz as Special Guest Where: LA GABBIA, Strada Statale 47, Valsugana, Uscita POVE Location: Bassano del Grappa, Italy Doors open: 21.30 Bruce will perform acoustically at this event. Nov. 20, 2004: ...

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TOURNIQUET Rejoined By Guitarist AARON GUERRA

Christian thrash metallers TOURNIQUET have been rejoined by longtime friend, guitarist Aaron Guerra. "As you may remember, it was a mutual parting a couple three years ago, as Aaron was starting a family and so on," the band write on their web site. "We are all now in a position to welcome him back and ...

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PAINMUSEUM Sign European/Japanese Deal With DEMOLITION RECORDS

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (TESTAMENT, ex-HALFORD), drummer Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, ex-HALFORD, RIOT), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH, VINTERSORG) and newcomer singer Tim Clayborne (HATRED), have signed a long-term deal for Europe and Japan with the U.K. independent label Demolition Records. The Demolition press office comments: "We've been admirers ...

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PAINMUSEUM: 'Metal For Life' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

November 16, 2004 has been confirmed as the official U.S. release date for the long-awaited "Metal For Life" album from guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak's (TESTAMENT, ex-HALFORD) PAINMUSEUM. "Metal For Life" features Chlasciak, Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, ex-HALFORD, RIOT) on drums, Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH, VINTERSORG) on bass and newcomer Tim Clayborne (HATRED) on vocals. ...

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AUDIOVISION Debut To Receive Japanese Release In December

AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel, will release their debut album, "The Calling", in Japan on December 22 via King Records. A European release date has yet to be confirmed. "The Calling" features contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include: Jeff ...

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UNION Complete Work On DVD, Plan Japanese Reunion Shows

UNION, the late '90s group formed by Bruce Kulick (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, ex-KISS) and John Corabi (CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) along with Brent Fitz and Jamie Hunting, will reunite for some Japanese shows in late January 2005, according to a posting on Kulick's web site. "I am excited to do this as our DVD is ...

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Former THOTEN Singer Completes Recordings For Solo Album

Former THOTEN frontman Renato Tribuzy has completed the vocal tracks for his first solo album, "Execution", at AR studios, one of the most respected studios in Brazil (having in the past recorded stars such as STING and SEPULTURA). The album is currently being mixed at TrackShack studio in Germany by the renowned musician and producer ...

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METALLICA: 'Some Kind Of Monster' DVD To Surface In January?

According to U.K. online retailer Play.com, the two-disc DVD release of the METALLICA documentary "Some Kind of Monster" is scheduled for January 24, 2005 with a retail price of £19.99 (approx $36.50 U.S.). No official announcement has been made regarding the DVD release as of yet. "Some Kind Of Monster" is still showing in theaters ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Eddie Rips Up The World

According to a posting at the IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com, IRON MAIDEN's upcoming tour will likely be called "Eddie Rips Up The World Tour", based on the various posters appearing for the already-announced dates. The trek will apparently comprise between 20 and 25 shows. It is unknown if this number represents the ...

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IRON MAIDEN Confirm First 2005 Live Dates

IRON MAIDEN have confirmed that they will be back on the road touring in Europe next summer with a series of stadium and festival headline shows. The full routing is in the final stages, but the first three shows are announced now as they go on sale very soon. These are the 50,000-capacity Parc Des ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Goes 'Trainspotting'

According to a posting on the IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com, MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will be a special guest of the "Trainspotting" show on the U.K. TV channel Discovery Home and Leisure on Friday, October 22. A brief description of the show reads as follows: "Presenter Mark Collins teams up with heavy ...

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IRON MAIDEN: More Details Revealed About BRUCE DICKINSON's 'Flying Heavy Metal' Documentary

According to a posting at the IRON MAIDEN fans site Maidenfans.com, the upcoming documentary documentary series about airplanes, tentatively titled "Flying Heavy Metal", that is being hosted by MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson is being produced by the U.K.-based Ricochet production company, and the forthcoming feature can be seen listed on their "Current Productions" ...

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Heavy Metal Calendar Coming Soon

Beginning in November, Black Planet will be offering for sale its 2005 Heavy Metal Calendar. This full-color month-to-month wall calendar features the stunning concert photography of Matt Johnsen (Metal Maniacs) and a whirlwind of heavy metal trivia. Metal fans will find a reason to celebrate and commemorate nearly each day of the year, whether it ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE To Support BRUCE KULICK In Italy

Italian metallers MERENDINE ATOMICHE have been confirmed as the support act for former KISS/current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick on November 18 in Bassano, Italy. As previously reported, MERENDINE ATOMICHE will take much of the next year to compose the follow-up to 2003's "Walk Across Fire", with plans to return to the recording studio ...

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METALLICA To Guest On 'The Jane Pauley Show'

METALLICA, along with "Some Kind of Monster" directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, have taped an appearance on "The Jane Pauley Show". The show, which is recorded live before a studio audience, will air on Thursday, September 30, 2004. To find out when and where the show airs, check your local listings or click

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