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MORTIIS Confirmed For Germany's WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN Festival

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS has been confirmed for the Wave Gotik Treffen festival, set to take place May 13-16 in Leipzig, Germany. Other bands scheduled to perform at the festival include TIAMAT, ATROCITY, TRISTANIA, BESEECH, DIE KRUPPS, DARKWELL, MORTIIS, ZEROMANCER, FLOWING TEARS, APOPTYGMA BERZERK, MIDNATTSOL, TANZWUT, DARZAMAT, SUBWAY TO SALLY and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. ...

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SONIC X Release Debut Album Via Z RECORDS

Toronto-based hard rockers SONIC X have just released their self-titled debut CD on Z Records. "It's great to see the classic bands such as MÖTLEY CRÜE, JUDAS PRIEST, and even BILLY IDOL releasing new material and touring," said Adam Troy, lead singer for SONIC X, "It is very timely for what is happening with SONIC ...

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CANCER To Enter Studio This Weekend

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER will enter Philia studios in Henley on Thames, England on March 20 to begin recording their new album, entitled "Spirit In Flames". The group's first full-length studio album (fifth overall) since "Black Faith" in 1995 is tentatively scheduled for a June release via Copro Records. According to a posting on ...

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THE BLACK HALOS Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Vancouver, Canada's "most decadent rock outfit to date" THE BLACK HALOS have inked a deal with Liquor and Poker Music. Although there have been a plethora of punk and rock revivalists over the years, THE BLACK HALOS look to a slightly different golden age than that of THE CLASH and BUZZCOCKS; THE HALOS are more ...

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Temporary Vocalists Help VEHEMENCE On Upcoming Tours

Arizona-based death metallers VEHEMENCE will be utilizing the services of vocalist Bryan Edwards (CLIFTON) during their upcoming tour with THINE EYES BLEED beginning on March 21 and ending April 5. In addition, "In an unexpected turn of events, vocalist Sean Vandegrift (ex-FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW) will not be able to commit to our upcoming ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Almost Done Recording; New Lineup Revealed

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One has posted the following message on the group's official message board: "O.K., so here's a long overdue update. First off, the new record is just about done. We still have to track a bit more and then mix, but I'm pretty sure we are done writing. Although who knows... No ...

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AUSTRALIAN HEAVY METAL MUSIC AWARDS Winners Announced

The first annual Australian Heavy Metal Music Awards took place on Friday, February 4 at the UC Bar, Canberra. Award winners were as follows: Best Vocalist - Tim Grose (DUNGEON) Best Guitarist - Aaron Bilbija (DAYSEND) Best Bass Player - Mark Palfreyman (ALARUM) Best Drummer - Matt Racovalis (ALARUM) Best Keyboardist - Adam Agius (ALCHEMIST) ...

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SOUL BRAINS Complete Basic Tracks For New Album

Billboard.com is reporting that the SOUL BRAINS (formerly the BAD BRAINS) have completed basic tracks for their first all-new studio album since 1995's "God of Love". Produced by longtime admirer Adam Yauch of the BEASTIE BOYS, the as-yet-untitled set recalls the hardcore/reggae style of such classics as "Bad Brains" and "Rock for Light". "This is ...

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ADAM BOMB To Support HANOI ROCKS In Germany

ADAM BOMB will support HANOI ROCKS at the following German dates: Feb. 22 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche Feb. 23 - Berlin, GER @ SO36 Feb. 25 - Hamburg, GER @ Molotow Feb. 26 - München, GER @ Metropolis ADAM BOMB are touring in support of their latest album, "Boneyard", released last September via Z ...

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MORTIIS: New Single, DVD On The Way

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS has returned to Silvertone Studios in Fredrikstad, Norway to work on a new single — "Decadent & Desperate" — which is scheduled for a U.K. release in April. The single is expected to be released in various formats and will include a new, as yet unnamed song, plus further remixed ...

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PENTAGRAM Frontman Hospitalized Following Aborted D.C. Concert

PENTAGRAM frontman Bobby Liebling was reportedly hospitalized Saturday night (Jan. 15) after failing to perform as scheduled at the band's show at the Black Cat club in Washington D.C. Also appearing on the bill were ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and THE HIDDEN HAND. One person who attended the show, "supernerd23", has posted the following report on the ...

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AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED: New Video Posted Online

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED's video for the song "Mosquito Holding Human Cattle Prod" has been posted on line at this location. Taken from the band's 100-track, three-inch CD "Altered States of America", the video was directed by Adam Ahlbrandt for Agnus Dei Films. AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, known for their blisteringly fast compositions and often-times controversial lyrical ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer Forced To Sit Out Toronto Concert

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones was forced to sit out the band's performance in Toronto on Sunday (Jan. 9) due to a "blown-out" throat (as guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz put it in a public announcement before their set). Trevor Phipps from support act UNEARTH joined KILLSWITCH ENGAGE on stage for a few songs, despite having little ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Early Track Available For Download

An early KILLSWITCH ENGAGE track, entitled "Soilborn", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "Soilborn" comes off the group's self-titled first album, which has been re-mastered and remixed by guitarist Adam Dutkiewitz for re-release on January 24 via Roadrunner Records. Originally released back in 2000 by Ferret Music, ...

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DAMN 13 To Open For SLIPKNOT In Ontario

Toronto "riot rock" band DAMN 13, featuring ex-MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE vocalist Adam Sewell and ex-IGNORANCE NEVER SETTLES guitarist Mike Charette, have been added to the SLIPKNOT / KILLSWITCH ENGAGE / UNEARTH show at Arrow Hall in Mississauga, Ontario this coming Sunday (Jan. 9). In other news, DAMN 13 will be heading back into the recording ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist Forced To Miss Philadelphia Gig

Bassist Mike D'Antonio was forced to miss KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's performance at the Northstar Bar in Philadelphia Wednesday night (Jan. 5) due to "an illness in the family," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family, and we hope all turns out well," the band ...

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DOPESICK To Play Acoustic Show In Santa Monica

DOPESICK, the San Francisco Bay Area band featuring former SKINLAB/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Adam Albright, will be playing an acoustic show on Wednesday, January 5 at 14 below in Santa Monica, California. Showtime is 9:00 p.m. Commented Albright: "I started writing a bunch of songs when all the SEBASTIAN stuff was going on, and when that ...

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SODOM: South American/Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Legendary German thrashers SODOM will be embarking on a South American/Mexican tour in February/March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 18 - TBA (Brasil) @ TBA * Feb. 19 - Belo Horizonte/MG (Brasil) @ Lapa Multishow * Feb. 20 - São Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Direct TV Music Hall * Feb. 22 - Novo Hamburgo/RS (Brasil) ...

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FIVE STAR PRISON CELL Complete Work On Debut Album

FIVE STAR PRISON CELL, the Melbourne, Australia-based tech-metal band featuring former FRANKENBOK vocalist Adam Glynn along with members of TENSION and EXTRA VIRGIN, have completed work on their debut album, "The Complete First Season", with producer D.W Norton for a tentative February 2005 release through Faultline Records/Gorilla Music (via Shock Records distribution). The album's artwork ...

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