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SEVENDUST Dedicate 'Angel's Son' To DIMEBAG, Perform PANTERA Cover

SEVENDUST dedicated their song "Angel's Son" in memory of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, as well as the other victims of the Alrosa Villa shootings, during a headlining performance in Columbus Sunday (Dec. 12). Commented Adam Schneider of local radio station 99.7 The Blitz, "I have never heard a more powerful performance in my many years of ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN Gets Dissed By SLAYER's KERRY KING

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted another installement in his online "diary" at the group's official web site. An excerpt from the entry follows: "Played in Paris with SLIPKNOT and SLAYER. MASTODON opened the show, which was really cool. Hung with them for a while, really nice guys, drinking absurd amounts of booze together, ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: DVD To Arrive Next Year

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are all set to usher in the New Year with a string of U.K. shows. These look likely to be the band's last U.K. shows before they begin work on their next album which is slated for a 2006 release. 2005 will however, see a KILLSWITCH ENGAGE DVD, featuring concert footage and assorted ...

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FIVE STAR PRISON CELL Hard At 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 inked a deal with Faultline/Gorilla Music. The group are currently in the studio with D.W Norton putting the finishing touches on their debut album, "The Complete First Season", tentatively due in ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS To Support KILLSWITCH ENGAGE In Europe

ALL THAT REMAINS, the Massachusetts-based act featuring former SHADOWS FALL vocalist Philip Labonte, have been confirmed to support KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in Europe beginning on January 19. Also on the bill are TWELVE TRIBES and JOHNNY TRUANT. The band will be shooting a video for the title-track of their latest record, "This Darkened Heart", on Tuesday, ...

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SKINLESS Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have issued the following statement via their official web site: "After a decade of giving 110% to SKINLESS, vocalist Sherwood Webber is leaving the band. He is pursuing other opportunities in life that wouldn't be possible while playing in a serious touring band. We thank Sherwood for his dedication, energy ...

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DEICIDE: Part Of European Tour Postponed; Lineup Changes Explained

Contrary to reports from the Portuguese date of DEICIDE's European tour, DEICIDE have not cancelled the rest of the trek but have instead postponed part of the tour in order to accodmodate drummer Steve Asheim, whose father has just died. The group's booking agent, Adam Elfin of First Contact Agency, has sent BLABBERMOUTH.NET the following ...

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Updated: DEICIDE Cancel European Tour

DEICIDE have cancelled the remaining dates on their European headlining tour due to a "family crisis" (believed to be the death of drummer Steve Asheim's father). The group's last live appearance took place on Friday, November 5 at at the Hard Club in Porto, Portugal, where the band reportedly performed for less than 45 minutes. ...

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COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN To Play Myrtle Beach In December

COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN, featuring Sean Baxter (ex-BROKEN HOPE) on vocals/bass, will be performing at the Limelight in Myrtle Beach, SC on December 10. Another show on December 11 will be announced soon. The group's touring lineup will consist of the following: Sean Baxter (ex-BROKEN HOPE) - Vocals, Bass Kevin Quirion - Vocals, Guitar Jerry ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Tour Kick-Off Reviewed

Bill White of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviewed the opening-night performance of QUEENSRŸCHE's fall 2004/winter 2005 tour, which took place on Tuesday (Oct. 5) at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. "In 1988, 'Operation: Mindcrime' was a wake-up call to a narcoleptic society on the edge of a totalitarian abyss," he wrote. "QUEENSRŸCHE's concept album ...

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UNEARTH: Irvington Show Shut Down

UNEARTH's scheduled performance at the Cricket Club in Irvington, NJ on Saturday (Sept. 25) was cancelled after "a ton of fights" broke out during openers TERROR's set, causing the show to be shut down. "We sincerely apologize to everyone who paid money to see us play," UNEARTH write on their web site. "We will do ...

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MEGADETH: 'The System Has Failed' Chart Positions Updated

The new studio release from metal legends MEGADETH, "The System Has Failed", has entered the national album charts in the following countries: No. 10: Canada No. 12: Finland No. 14: Sweden No. 18: U.S.A. No. 28: France No. 32: Holland No. 38: Denmark No. 43: Austria No. 57: Switzerland "The System Has Failed" sold 5,046 ...

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IMPERIOUS Undergo Lineup Changes

Swedish brutal death metallers IMPERIOUS have replaced Emil Fredenmark (guitars, vocals) with Adam Skogvard (MYNJUN, PHANINDRA, ex-SLODUST, BOOK OF HOURS). The band have also found a new bassist in Rickard Thulin (MYNJUN, COERCION). IMPERIOUS are currently writing material for the follow-up to 2003's "In Splendour" (Retribute Records), tentatively due in 2005. Songtitles set to appear ...

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INTENSE Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

English power metallers INTENSE have parted ways with bassist Adrian Lambert and have replaced him with Stephe Brine. "Stephe has actually been with us for some months now, having firstly successfully auditioned for the position, and subsequently rehearsed and gigged with the band for all of our most recent shows in the UK and in ...

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GENE SIMMONS: New Projects Galore

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his web site: A few days ago, Barry Levine and World Wrestling Federation's Stone Cold Steve Austin came over to pitch me a new reality television show...that would feature Stone Cold and his roommate Diamond Dallas Page....More news to follow. "Levine, it should be noted, ...

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DAMN 13 Added To SLIPKNOT/HATEBREED Show In Toronto

Toronto "hardcore rawk" band DAMN 13, featuring ex-MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE vocalist Adam Sewell and ex-IGNORANCE NEVER SETTLES guitarist Mike 13, have been added to the upcoming SLIPKNOT/HATEBREED show at the Corel Centre in Ottawa this coming Wednesday (August 18). DAMN 13 have just completed their debut album, "Black Heart Northern Soul", and are giving away ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: European Festival Appearances Are 'Definitely On'

Long-running Florida-based death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have issued a statement refuting rumors that they have cancelled their previously announced appearances at Germany's Up From The Ground festival and Portugal's Festival da Ilha do Ermal. "Thanks to our agent, Adam Elfin from First Contact Agency, and the amazing promoters from both festivals, they have managed to ...

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'West Memphis Three' Anthology: Launch Party Scheduled

Brett Alexander Savory and M. W. Anderson's West Memphis Three anthology, "Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three", featuring a contribution by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, will have its official launch concert/party on October 14 at Club Rockit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A dealer will be set up at ...

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MISERY INDEX Drummer Joins CHIMAIRA, Replacement Named

MISERY INDEX drummer Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.) has quit the band and has joined CHIMAIRA. Filling his shoes in MISERY INDEX is Adam Jarvis from the band ALL WILL FALL from St. Louis, MO. "Adam had sent in a audition video many months ago and has been in the band's favor ever ...

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