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Former IRON MAIDEN Singer Makes Surprise Appearance

Former IRON MAIDEN and current BLAZE frontman Blaze Bayley joined the "official" IRON MAIDEN tribute band, HI-ON MAIDEN, onstage during their appearance at JB's in Dudley, UK Saturday night (Nov. 2) for a rendition of "The Clansman" and "Hallowed Be Thy Name". "The performance was filmed by [Blaze's] crew, and will feature in his forthcoming ...

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Britain's METAL MANIA Festival Cancelled

Metal Mania festival, which was scheduled to take place on September 7th at the Newcastle University in the UK, has been cancelled due to a problem with the ticket distribution, according to the festival organizers. The event, which was set to include performances by BLAZE, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, EARTHROD, UNLEASH, NUFUTURE COWBOYS and LIVE ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Commence Work On New CD, Publish Autobiography

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER are currently finishing up pre-production for their forthcoming CD, which will be recorded between October and December at Principal Studios near Muenster, Germany. The Resetti Brothers and GRAVE DIGGER frontman Chris Boltendahl will assume the production duties during the sessions. According to an official statement, "all music is written and ...

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Former PAUL DI'ANNO'S BATTLEZONE Drummer Looking For Work

Former PAUL DI'ANNO'S BATTLEZONE drummer Pauly Tsarion is currently looking to join a professional rock/metal band. Aged 31, Tsarion has over 20 years experience in rock drumming (both studio and live), and has previously played with former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley and an ALICE COOPER tribute band. Now based in London/Birmingham, UK, Pauly can ...

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Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Gets Postponed (Again)

Russia's Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which was set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow on August 23-24, has reportedly once again been postponed — this time to September 20-21, according to the official web site of GLENN HUGHES, one of the projected performers at the gig. As a ...

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BLAZE To Appear At UK's METAL MANIA Festival

Britain's BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have reportedly been confirmed for the Metal Mania festival, which is scheduled to take place at the Newcastle University on Saturday, September 7th. Other artists scheduled to appear at the event include TYGERS OF PAN TANG, BLITZKRIEG, EARTHROD, NUFUTURECOWBOYS, ALIVE UNDEAD (tribute to SLAYER's Reign In ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Festival

Britain's BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have been confirmed for the rescheduled Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which is set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow, Russia on August 23-24. BLAZE will reportedly headline the first night, with three other acts scheduled to perform beforehand. Doors ...

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ROSE TATTOO Announce European Dates

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO have lined up the following European gigs during July/August: Jul. 27 – Derby, UK - Rock & Blues Festival Jul. 29 – London, UK - Garage Aug. 01 – Wacken, GER - Open Air Aug. 02 – Pratteln, SWI - Z7 Metal Days The opening act at the July 29th ...

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BLAZE Joined By DORO/BRITNY FOX Drummer For European Tour

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are utilizing the services of DORO/BRITNY FOX drummer Johnny Dee for the remainder of the group's European tour with OVERKILL after regular skinsman Jeff Singer's brother became very ill, thus causing the band to cancel their appearance with at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium on Sunday, ...

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DRAGONLORD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA ...

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BLAZE Cancel Belgian Gig, Fate Of Remaining Dates In Doubt

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, were forced to cancel their appearance with OVERKILL at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium on Sunday, June 16th after drummer Jeff Singer's brother became very ill, thus causing the band to return to their homebase earlier than expected. Although BLAZE reportedly went ahead and performed at ...

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BLAZE To Support OVERKILL In Europe

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will be supporting OVERKILL on the latter's upcoming European tour. BLAZE's upcoming schedule now looks like this: Jun. 09 – Milan, ITA @ Gods Of Metal w/OVERKILL Jun. 14 - Ingolstadt, GER @ Ohrakel Jun. 15 - Offenbach, GER @ Hafenbahn Jun. 16 - Vosselaar, ...

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KONKHRA Continue Work On New CD, Line Up Live Appearances

Denmark's KONKHRA are currently tracking vocals and lead guitar for their forthcoming CD, which is being recorded at mainman Anders Lundemark's Starstruck Studios for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. In other news, the group are still confirmed for Turkey's Host Open Air festival, despite the recent cancellation of projected headliners BLIND GUARDIAN ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG ...

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KONKHRA Enter Studio, Tentative Track Listing Released

Denmark's KONKHRA commenced the recording sessions for their brand new album on April 8th at Starstruck studio (owned by mainman Anders Lundemark) for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the tracks that are set to appear on the forthcoming CD are: 01. Reality Check 02. The Lions Are Hungry 03. Day Of ...

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SAVATAGE Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

SAVATAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE DICKINSON CANNIBAL ...

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BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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BORKNAGAR, NOCTURNAL RITES Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

BORKNAGAR and NOCTURNAL RITES are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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BLAZE Confirm South American Tour

BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have officially confirmed the following South American dates during April: Apr. 03 - Porto Alegre, BRA @ Bar Opiniao Apr. 04 - Blumenau, BRA @ Associacao Artex Apr. 05 - Curitiba, BRA @ Moinho Sao Roque Apr. 06 Brasilia, BRA @ TBA Apr. 07 - Sao Paulo, ...

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BLACK EARTH Cancel New Orleans Gig

New Orleans' BLACK EARTHa BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring EXHORDER/FLOODGATE vocalist Kyle Thomas, FLOODGATE/SOUL IGNITION bassist Kevin Thomas and LILLIAN AXE/NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE guitarist Steve Blazehave cancelled their show at Zeppelin's in Metairie, Louisiana, which was scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...

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