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Hazardous Mutation - MUNICIPAL WASTE

It sounds to me like four young dudes got into their older brothers' record collections and discovered the raucous music of crossover bands like D.R.I. and full-on thrashers like EXODUS and NUCLEAR ASSAULT, then decided to take matters into their own hands. "Hazardous Mutation", by Richmond, Virginia's MUNICIPAL WASTE, is a direct descendent of the ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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METALLICA's Lawsuit Against NAPSTER Among Top 'Career Killers'

ABC ePrep is reporting that METALLICA's lawsuit against Napster is among the entertainment world's top career-killing moves — at least according to Stuff magazine. As the Ottawa Sun notes, this month's issue of Stuff features an article listing Hollywood's Biggest Career-Killing Moves Of All Time. Says executive editor Dan Bova, "People become these huge stars ...

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BALLISTIC Mainman: 'It's All In The Timing'

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Well, it's all in the timing, I guess… We got the chance to play and entire month's worth of shows (30 total) with a major Japanese metal band here in the U.S. in the fall, but if ...

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QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS Announce U.S. Dates

Legendary rock icons Brian May and Roger Taylor of QUEEN, and Paul Rodgers of BAD COMPANY and FREE, just off a sold-out, 32-date arena tour of Europe under the banner of QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, are headed for the U.S. later this year. They will bring their acclaimed show to the U.S. for two rare ...

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Tribute To DAVID LEE ROTH Due In The Winter

Versailles Records will be releasing "Just Like Paradise: A Millennium Tribute to Diamond David Lee Roth" in the winter of 2005. Featuring current/former members of LILLIAN AXE, AEROSMITH, DOKKEN, RIOT, WATCHTOWER, ENUFF ZNUFF, AMERICAN DOG, DANGEROUS TOYS, LYNCH MOB and TNT, as well as Richard Kendrick and Corey Craven, this will be the "first, only ...

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SEVENDUST: 'Ugly' Single Available Online

SEVENDUST's new single, entitled "Ugly", has been posted online at this location. "Ugly" is the first single off SEVENDUST's upcoming fifth album, "Next", due on October 11 via 7Bros./WineDark Records. The song, which is scheduled to go for radio adds on August 8, was described by drummer Morgan Rose in a recent MTV.com ...

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BALLISTIC Bassist To Undergo Surgery

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The blinding speed, complex runs, and most importantly the flawless-clean execution of Tim's [O'Connor, BALLISTIC bassist] bass parts are the foundation of the band's music. He sets the absolute highest standards for himself, and that necessitates that ...

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SEVENDUST: 'Ugly' Audio Sample Posted Online

A 38-second audio sample of the new SEVENDUST single, entitled "Ugly", has been posted online at this location (Real Media). "Ugly" is the first single off SEVENDUST's upcoming fifth album, "Next", due on October 11 via 7Bros./WineDark Records. The song, which is scheduled to go for radio adds on August 8, was described ...

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Students Pan GENE SIMMONS At 'Rock School'

The U.K.'s The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was rather a "flop" in the classroom of one of England's oldest boarding schools where he came face to face with 10 musically gifted teenagers who wre being filmed for a Channel 4 series entitled "Rock School". In the week after seasoned performers ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Voted 'Ideal Supergroup'

BBC News has issued the following report: The four members of LED ZEPPELIN have been voted the U.K.'s ideal supergroup, with Robert Plant beating the late Freddie Mercury to best singer. About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band. Jimmy Page won best ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE: New Song Available For Download

Richmond thrash-core kings MUNICIPAL WASTE have finished work on their debut album for Earache Records. Entitled "Hazardous Mutation", the CD was recorded in the band's hometown of Richmond, Virginia by Corey Smoot (a.k.a. Flattus of GWAR). "We are very excited about this record and we feel it's by far our best material to date," stated ...

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TRANSMEDIA GROUP To Publicize Original Works By JIMI HENDRIX

Hendrix Original Art Expressions, Inc. has retained TransMedia Group to arrange and publicize exhibitions across the country of 48 recently discovered original watercolors by the late rock and roll superstar Jimi Hendrix. "We're proud to be represented by TransMedia Group, which has done a great job over the years promoting art and entertainment projects," said ...

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LILLIAN AXE Announce New Album Title

LILLIAN AXE have set "Waters Rising" as the title of their new album. "The band is working on putting the final touches on the new CD," reads a posting on the group's web site. "No release date has been set just yet, but soon." In other news, in addition to being in LILLIAN AXE, bassist ...

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TRIVIUM's HEAFY Reveals Details Of 'Roadrunner All-Stars' CD

TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy has revealed more details about his contributions to the upcoming "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project. Four central ...

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BALANCE OF POWER Announce New Singer

British melodic metal band BALANCE OF POWER have announced the addition of singer Corey Brown to the group's ranks. Hailing from Colorado, Brown's previous projects include MAGNITUDE 9, SECTION 16 and REDEMPTION, with whom he performed at the ProgPower IV festival. BALANCE OF POWER are busy writing material for their new studio album, and are ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Drummer Injured In Fight

Oak Park thrash metallers THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER were forced to cancel band practice last Friday after drummer Zach Gibson's involvement in alcohol-fueled fisticuffs outside of a small party at his Taylor home. According to Zach, 19, a drunken man, whom he had never met, was making inappropriate advances toward Zach's significant other. It was ...

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GENE SIMMONS Attends 'Rize' Premiere: Photos Available

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his official web site: "Was invited to attend director/producer David LaChapelle's 'Rize' movie from Lion's Gate. Miss Tweed and I attended. This is a docu/film you must see. It chronicles the new L.A. street scene. Instead of gangs, street kids are 'krumping' — a new ...

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SLIPKNOT: Second Vegas Show Added

ABC ePrep is reporting that SLIPKNOT have added an additional August show at the Las Vegas House of Blues. The band are now set to play there on August 21 and August 22, following their sole Ozzfest appearance on August 20 in San Bernardino. At this point, those are the only U.S. shows on the ...

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TRIVIUM Seek 'Biggest Fans' For Upcoming Video Shoot

On Tuesday, June 21, TRIVIUM will be shooting a music video for their song "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation" in their hometown of Orlando, Fl. Ever the fan-friendly band, TRIVIUM are putting out the call for 300 of their biggest fans to come down and be a part of video. The band is ...

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ROADRUNNER 'All-Stars' Album: Progress Includes New Captain And New Team Members

Roadrunner Records has advanced in the process of putting together the groundbreaking "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark the label's 25th anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project. Four central musicians ...

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Lions in this Game - DONNYBROOK

Christ, this is one tough ass hardcore CD! With all the teeth spittin' and rib-crackin' hardcore going on here, how appropriate that this Los Angeles band is named DONNYBROOK and the Michael Bukowski cover art depicts an all-out hockey brawl. The skull and bloody hockey sticks that serve as cross bones on the actual disc ...

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