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LABYRINTH: Italian Tour Dates Announced

Italian power metallers LABYRINTH have announced the following dates in support of their upcoming album, "Freeman": Mar. 25 - Genova, ITA - Logo Loco Apr. 01 - Pavia, ITA - Thunder Road Apr. 02 - Firenze, ITA - Ministry Apr. 09 - Reggio Emilia, ITA - Tempo Rock Apr. 14 - Casagiove (CE), ITA - ...

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Former SOUNDGARDEN Bandmates To Release Second HATER Album

HATER, the project featuring former SOUNDGARDEN bassist Ben Shepherd and ex-SOUNDGARDEN drummer Matt Cameron, will release their second album, entitled "The 2nd", on April 26 via Burn Burn Burn Records, according to Billboard.com. The material, which was recorded between the SOUNDGARDEN albums "Superunknown" (1994) and "Down on the Upside" (1996), was recently mixed by Shepherd. ...

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MINISTRY Songs Featured In Award-Winning Documentary

MINISTRY's songs "No W" and "Waiting" are featured in the documentary film "Murderball", which took the Sundance Audience Award for favorite documentary, and a jury prize for its editing. This moving film chronicles the lives of quadriplegics playing indoor rugby in wheelchairs rigged like Mad Max vehicles. More information is available at St. ...

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PRONG Working On 10 New Songs

PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor and drummer Dan Laudo have been working on 10 new songs and hope to get into the recording studio soon and lay them down. In other news, PRONG are among the artists that have been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20 at the Hard Rock Café in ...

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FINNISH METAL EXPO: More Details Announced

Finnish Metal Expo, the new metal music event taking place at the Cablefactory in Helsinki, Finland during January 28-29 is starting to take its final shape. The band contest collaboration between FME and Tuska Open Air Metal Festival was more popular than anticipated. The jury went through a total of 148 demos of various quality ...

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NASUM Vocalist MIESZKO TALARCZYK Missing In Thailand

NASUM singer/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk is among the 800 Swedes still missing in Thailand following the massive undersea earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale and resulting tsunamis along South Asia's coasts. The latest estimates are that over 23,000 have perished in the region. The remaining members of NASUM have posted the following message on their ...

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IRON MAIDEN, FEAR FACTORY, GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear At Benefit Concert

Members of IRON MAIDEN, ANDREW W.K., MURDERDOLLS, TYPE O NEGATIVE, DISTURBED, POISON, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, ORGY, DANZIG, FEAR FACTORY, W.A.S.P., BANG TANGO, QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, CINDERELLA, LYNCH MOB, DANGER DANGER, MINISTRY, MISFITS and GREAT WHITE are among the musicians that have reportedly been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20, ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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MOKOMA's Latest CD Named INFERNO Magazine's 'Album Of The Year'

Finnish thrash/metal act MOKOMA's latest album, "Tämän Maailman Ruhtinaan Hovi" ("The Court of This World's Emperor), has been named Inferno magazine's 2004 "Album of the Year". The year-end Inferno list was determined via a poll of the magazine's editors and contributing writers. Inferno is Finland's leading metal magazine and is said to be one of ...

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GENITORTURERS Featured On 'Vampire' Videogame

Florida-based "shock-rock" band GENITORTURERS will be featured on the new videogame "Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines", set for release November 16. The highly anticipated game release, which includes tracks by MINISTRY, LACUNA COIL and DANIEL ASH, will also be released as a very limited-edition CD made available to those who purchase the game through Best ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN In Pre-Production With NEIL KERNON

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN are currently in pre-production with renowned producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for the follow-up to 2002's "The Damage", tentatively due next year via Nuclear Blast Records. Kernon apparently contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing material for their sophomore album and expressed interest in producing ...

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OPIATE FOR THE MASSES Added To MINISTRY Tour

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT will depart from MINISTRY's "Evil Doer Tour 2004" after the Columbia, Missouri show on November 3. The tour will continue until December 10 in the States with HANZEL UND GRETYL taking over the main-support slot and OPIATE FOR THE MASSES being added to the bill. A complete list ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says JOHN KERRY Will 'Ruin Our Country'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently spoke to Pit Magazine about the group's comeback effort, "The System Has Failed", and the upcoming presidential elections, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Pit Magazine: The cover painting [on the new album] is very striking. It marks the return of band mascot Vic Rattlehead ...

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