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MOTÖRHEAD Drummer To Guest On New HELLOWEEN CD

Veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN are utilizing the services of MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee during the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled new album after regular skinsman Mark Cross (ex-METALIUM) was struck "by the malicious (EBV) Epstein-Barr virus also known as Mononucleosis" this past September, according to the band's official web site. "[Mark will] need at ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

IN FLAMES are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The complete schedule for the event is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE SHADOWS FALL TODAY IS THE DAY ...

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ANTHRAX To Release 'We've Come For You All' In February

ANTHRAX's new album, "We've Come For You All", will be released in Japan through JVC Records on Feb. 4, 2003 and in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records on Feb. 24. The U.S., Canada, South America and Australia/New Zealand will follow shortly thereafter. In other news, ANTHRAX were joined by MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and ...

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SYSTEMATIC Name Sophomore CD

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC have set "Pleasure To Burn" as the title for their sophomore CD, due in early 2003 through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel (a.k.a. Johnny Chow) — is being produced by Howard ...

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KABÁT: Czech Metal Veterans Launch Seven-City American Tour

KABÁT, the Czech Republic's #1 metal band, kick off their first American tour Thursday, Nov. 7 in New York at Brooklyn's Club Warsaw. Formed in 1984 in the northern Bohemian city of Teplice, KABÁT's early sound could be termed as old-school thrash, which effectively put them on the Czechoslovakian communist government's black list of subversive ...

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MELDRUM To Support MOTÖRHEAD In Scandinavia

Stockholm, Sweden's MELDRUM, featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD on their Scandinavian tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 16 - Norrköping, SWE @ SCAN Varmekyrkan Nov. 17 – Gavle, SWE @ Estrad Nov. 18 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller Nov. 20 - Stockholm, SWE @ Munchenbryggeriet Nov. 21 - ...

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IRON FIRE Off MOTÖRHEAD's Danish Gig

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, it now appears that Danish power metallers IRON FIRE will NOT be supporting MOTÖRHEAD at Amager Bio in Copenhagen on Nov. 26. According to IRON FIRE's official web site, "ETC, which is the promotion company behind the MOTÖRHEAD gig, has just been informed that MOTÖRHEAD is bringing their ...

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BLACK CLOUD Announce Set List For THRASHBACK FESTIVAL

BLACK CLOUD, the Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. frontman Marc Vaillancourt, have announced the set list for their upcoming appearance at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec on Nov. ...

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SYSTEMATIC: Next CD Will Be 'Very Straightforward And Very Intense'

San Francisco Bay Area metal act SYSTEMATIC have finished recording the drums and arecurrently laying down guitar and bass tracks for their as-yet-untitled sophomore CD, due in early 2003 through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel (a.k.a. Johnny ...

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SHADOWS FALL Confirmed For BEAST FEAST 2002

SHADOWS FALL is the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The complete schedule for the event is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY HATEBREED SHADOWS FALL TODAY IS THE DAY ...

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IRON FIRE To Support MOTÖRHEAD In Copenhagen

Danish power metallers IRON FIRE will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD at Amager Bio in Copenhagen on November 26. The band, who issued two full-length albums through the Sanctuary/Noise label, recently completed work on an album-length CD/demo, which they're currently using to procure a new record deal. ...

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PUFFBALL To Issue 'Leave Them All Behind' In January

Sweden's "high-speed punk 'n' roll" act PUFFBALL will issue a new CD, entitled "Leave Them All Behind", in January 2003 through Burning Heart Records. The group's fourth full-length release, "Leave Them All Behind" was recorded at Studio Sutare in Västerås, Sweden by Lasse Holmgren and Matt From during late August/early September and it sees the ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Writes In From The Road

The following is a re-posting of the latest installment of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian's regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail", as it appears on the group's official web site at www.anthrax.com: "I'm on the bus heading to Glasgow. Tonight was the first show in Manchester. I'm currently basking in the after glow of ...

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BEAST FEAST 2002: Complete Schedule Announced

The organizers of Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan, have announced the complete schedule for the event. The details are as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTORHEAD ARCH ENEMY HATEBREED BURNT BY THE SUN BAT CAVE PULLING TEETH UNDOWN YELLOW ...

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DAVE GROHL Nixes UNLEASHED Frontman For PROBOT Project Over Questionable Politics

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl contemplated approaching UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund to contribute lead vocals to one of the songs for his upcoming metal project, PROBOT, but changed his mind after learning of the Swedish death metal vocalist's rumored Nazi leanings, Grohl revealed in an interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I love UNLEASHED's music — ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Frontman To Unveil Autobiography

MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister will publish his long-awaited autobiography, White Line Fever, via Simon & Schuster in late October/early November. The 320-page book will be unveiled via several book signings in Europe, including an appearance at HMV on Oxford Street in London, England on October 18th. ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The full list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: SLAYER SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD DOWN HATEBREED ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE ...

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ANTHRAX To Perform Headlining Show In Switzerland

ANTHRAX will perform a headlining show at Z-7 Konzertfabrik in Pratteln, Switzerland on Saturday, October 26th. The concert will take place on an "off" day during the band's European tour with MOTÖRHEAD, which is scheduled to kick off on October 13th in Manchester, England. Support at the Pratteln show will come from Switzerland's MEGORA, an ...

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NILE Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002 Festival

NILE are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The full list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: SLAYER SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD DOWN HATEBREED ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE NILE ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Ripped Off By Former Assistant

A former management assistant to MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister has been charged with ripping off the rock'n'roll legend, according to Allstar. Alex Guerrero is facing multiple counts of forgery and grand theft to the tune of just over $30,000. He's been released on a $15,000 bond and has his first court appearance set for October 9th. ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Jams Out On Rock Classics During Online Chat

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser and his solo band, dubbed BRASIL ROCK STARS, performed five songs live in the studio during an online chat with Brazilian web portal Terra on Thursday, September 19th. The group — who are scheduled to appear at Via Funchal in São Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, September 25th — played covers of ...

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MEDICATION Recruit Ex-DOWNSET Drummer For European Tour

MEDICATION will reportedly be utilizing the services of ex-DOWNSET/DEADBOLT drummer Chris Hamilton on the group's upcoming European tour, which is rumored to include stint as the opening act the upcoming MOTÖRHEAD/ANTHRAX trek. Hamilton replaces Jason Loree, who performed at the band's recent U.S. dates with COAL CHAMBER. MEDICATION is a Los Angeles-based group that features ...

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SHAMAN Perform Special Hometown Gig

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), performed the following songs during their special set at Via Funchal in Sao Paulo on Saturday, September 14th: 01. Ancient Winds 02. Here I Am 03. Distant Thunder 04. Time Will Come 05. For Tomorrow 06. Wings of Reality ...

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SYSTEMATIC Recruit Former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY Bassist

San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC have reportedly recruited former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel (a.k.a. Johnny Chow) to replace Nick St. Denis, who left the group earlier in the year (he has since joined PRIMATE as that band's second guitarist). As previously reported, SYSTEMATIC will begin recording their much-anticipated sophomore release on September ...

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'Rise Above' CD Samples Posted Online

Two tracks from Rise Above, the forthcoming West Memphis Three benefit album spearheaded by Henry Rollins, have been posted online at this location. The cuts available for listening are "Rise Above", featuring PUBLIC ENEMY's Chuck D and Henry Rollins, and "Thirsty & Miserable", featuring MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy. Rise Above is due for release on ...

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MEDICATION In Talks To Tour Europe With MOTÖRHEAD

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, are said to be in talks to join the upcoming MOTÖRHEAD European tour, which also features ANTHRAX in the middle slot. No official ...

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