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VOIVOD Singer: 'Get Well Soon, OZZY!'

VOIVOD singer Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger) has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hello everyone. Here's to resume the last few days. Great show yesterday in San Francisco. But the show in San Bernardino was the best so far at Ozzfest. We played so tight. A lot of smog in the ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: The Metal God Is Back

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he "can't wait" to see JUDAS PRIEST performing live with Rob Halford again but insists that Halford's replacement in PRIEST, Tim "Ripper" Owens, "was and is his own man and he made those songs his when he sang them." In a posting to ANTHRAX's official web site, Ian writes, ...

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THE 69 EYES Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET FESTIVAL

Finland's THE 69 EYES have been confirmed for this year's Sziget Festival, which takes place between July 30 and August 6 in Budapest, Hungary. Also set to appear at the event are SLAYER, THE HELLACOPTERS, SONATA ARCTICA, MY DYING BRIDE, CLAWFINGER, APOCALYPTICA, ANNIHILATOR, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TESTAMENT and NAPALM DEATH, among many others. Upcoming THE ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Singer Tells Court Of Brutal Attack

RAGING SPEEDHORN singer John Loughlin testified in a U.K. court that he tried to defend a young fan as she was attacked by thugs in a Cambridge car park, according to Cambridge News Online. Loughlin said he and victim Laura Elder, 19, were set upon outside the Junction in Clifton Road where his band had ...

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ANTHRAX: Opening Bands Confirmed

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via the group's official web site that LAMB OF GOD and E-TOWN CONCRETE will be the opening bands for the first leg of ANTHRAX's upcoming U.S. headlining tour, which is scheduled to run between July 29 and August 30. Italy's LACUNA COIL will replace LAMB OF GOD on the ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE: New Single Named

A PERFECT CIRCLE have reportedly set "The Outsider" as the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album, tentatively due on August 19. In related news, A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez) is slated to lend his voice to the forthcoming animated/puppetry (a la "The Nightmare Before Christmas") film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!", ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Checks In From The Road

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following update to the band's official web site, www.anthrax.com: "I'm dizzy with bus-legs after 20 hours from McAllen to Tucson. We watched 'The 25th Hour' (the feel good movie of the year!), 'Millers Crossing' (Coen Bros. classic finally on DVD), and 'Amelie' (really the feel good ...

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BIOHAZARD: Busy Schedule Ahead

BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "What up everybody, we just got back home after playing 24 shows straight, no days off, throughout Europe. Lots of hard traveling, but a great time nonetheless... So we'll be home for a few days, then we fly to Japan ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Sign European Deal With STEAMHAMMER RECORDS!

MONSTER MAGNET have inked a European record deal with Steamhammer/SPV Records. MONSTER MAGNET in their present form were created in 1989, and have been rocking the globe with their rock, psychedelic, garage sounds ever since. With their 1998 hit single "Space Lord" helping push the album "Powertrip" to gold status in various territories, the band ...

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KEANU REEVES, SUM 41 To Appear In ANTHRAX Video!

"Matrix" star Keanu Reeves and SUM 41 have shot cameo appearances for the new ANTHRAX video, "Safe Home", guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via his latest online posting. "If you've been checking out our site for a while you may have seen pictures of Keanu Reeves shooting a cameo for the 'Safe Home' video. Well ...

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BIOHAZARD: 'There Is No Honor In Slaughtering The Innocent'

BIOHAZARD have posted a message on their official web site clarifying their stance on the war in Iraq. The group's statement reads as follows: "To our friends everywhere, "Recently, we've been bombarded with questions regarding BIOHAZARD's stance on the war in Iraq. In regards to that, let us remind everyone that we have been traveling ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Says He 'Loves' CRADLE OF FILTH

KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis says that he is looking forward to seeing second-stage headliners CRADLE OF FILTH at this year's Ozzfest. "I love that band," Davis said. "It's some English grind-core, death metal. It's just funny they all look like vampires, and I love their T-shirts. Like, they have nuns masturbating and 'Jesus Is A ...

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DEFTONES To Embark On Club Tour In May

DEFTONES will embark on a "guerilla-style" club tour in May to support their self-titled fourth album, due May 20 through Maverick Records. All shows will be announced the day before they're played, so the band can best serve those who need them most. "There's so many kinds of fans," guitarist Stephen Carpenter explained to Rolling ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES Announce Dortmund Gig

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, will perform at Rock In Den Ruinen in Dortmund, Germany on April 30. The band, who recently completed work on a new four-song demo titled "In The Pitch", are currently seeking a record deal. ...

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CENTINEX Name Upcoming CD, Prepare To Enter Studio

Sweden's CENTINEX have set "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos" as the title for their next full-length album. The CD will include nine tracks, one being an instrumental piece written and performed by Peter Pettersson from Swedish goth/industrial act ARCANA. The album will be recorded and mixed at Black Lounge Studios between June 23 and ...

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A Flame To The Ground Beneath - LOST HORIZON

"Under a prodigious influence of the same, shared flame, baptized in metal and the restored will, they (LOST HORIZON) interlace their faiths and conclude their goals." Yeah, thanks. Is there really any need, you ask yourself? MANOWAR ceased to raise a chuckle with all this Shakespearian guff some time ago, and by hamming it up ...

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THE 69 EYES To Make Russian Live Debut

Finland's THE 69 EYES will make their first-ever appearance in Russia on Saturday, March 8 at DK Gorbunova in Moscow. The group, whose last CD, "Paris Kills", was certified gold for sales in excess of 15,000 copies in the band's home country, will also perform live on MTV Russia. THE 69 EYES' latest single, "Crashing ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES Complete New Demo, Seek Record Deal

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, have completed work on a new four-song demo, titled "In The Pitch". The band, who have written 15 new tracks since reforming last year, are currently seeking a record deal. ...

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COURTNEY LOVE's Meltdown

The following article was published in the current edition of the National Enquirer: Shortly before Courtney Love was busted by cops for an air-rage outburst, the rude rocker tore through a Hollywood newsstand and wreaked havoc, charges the irate owner. "When Courtney came in, it was like a hurricane suddenly hit my newsstand," a still ...

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KONKHRA To Appear On Danish TV

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA will make a special appearance in an episode of "Unit One" ("Rejseholdet") on Danish TV. The series was recently awarded "Best Drama Series" at the 2002 International Emmy Awards in New York. In other news, a member of KONKHRA will appear in a "Synoptic" commercial, which will air in European countries ...

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