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DEVILDRIVER Check In From The Road

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We had a four-day drive from california to Flint, MI to start out the States Turn Blue To Gray tour with MACHINE HEAD. First date, a sold-out show at The Machine Shop (May 6). The next day we stayed in ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Music Posted Online

Two brand-new DEVILDRIVER tracks, "End of the Line" and "Hold Back the Day", have been posted online at the Roadrunner Records web site. "End of the Line" and "Hold Back the Day" come off DEVILDRIVER's sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand", due on June 28 via Roadrunner. The follow-up to DEVILDRIVER's ...

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Former BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Issues Update

Former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch has issued an update on his SAVAGE CIRCUS project featuring PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar) and the still-unnamed collaboration with SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid. Stauch's message reads as follows: "First I would like to thank you for your positive response to the ...

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DEVILDRIVER: 'The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand' Track Listing Revealed

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand", due on June 28 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to DEVILDRIVER's 2002 critically-acclaimed self-titled debut, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" was produced by Colin Richardson (MACHINE ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Album Artwork Posted Online

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Here's what's going on in DEVILDRIVER land: We've been rehearsing for our upcoming MACHINE HEAD / THE HAUNTED / IT DIES TODAY shows. The rehearsals have been going amazing, the band is a machine right now. We'll be ...

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GAIA EPICUS Slam Label For Changing Song Order

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "GAIA EPICUS has told Sound Riot Records to stop the release of their upcoming album 'Symphony of Glory', and to pull back all CDs that have been sent out. "The reason for this is that Sound Riot has changed the ...

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SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY Members To Appear On 'Roadrunner All-Stars' CD

Roadrunner Records is in the process of putting together a groundbreaking record to mark the label's 25th Anniversary. Tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars", the full length release, a ‘master-class' in hard rock, will contain original tracks that are collaborations between past and present Roadrunner stars. Four central musicians will be chosen to produce and write all ...

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'Roadrunner All-Stars' 25th Anniversary Album: More Details Revealed

According to MTV.com, Roadrunner Records will mark its 25th anniversary with the tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars" album, due this fall. To be produced by SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison, FEAR FACTORY's Dino Cazares, MACHINE HEAD's Robert Flynn and one other yet-to-be-named Roadrunner alum, the disc will include original tracks written and performed by current and former members ...

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DEVILDRIVER Working On Artwork For New Album

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Our bass player Miller is flying in tomorrow from Boston, and Monday morning (Feb. 21) we are all going down to L.A. to shoot pics for the new record. Also, been working ...

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DEVILDRIVER Finish Recording New Album

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have posted the following message on their official web site: "This past Sunday (Jan. 30), tracking on the upcoming DEVILDRIVER CD, 'The Fury of Our Maker's Hand', officially concluded. In fact, the last track to have vocals laid down was the title ...

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DEVILDRIVER Singer On New Album: 'Expect Brutality'

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will release their sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" on Roadrunner Records this coming spring. The follow-up to DEVILDRIVER's 2002 critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" will be "a much more brutal, metal release" for the ...

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DEVILDRIVER Name New Album

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has answered a number of fan questions about the group's upcoming album and touring activities via the group's official web site. A couple of excerpts from the Q&A sessions follow: Q: After you get your CD finished you said you may start touring in February. Now in February SLIPKNOT ...

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Ex-COAL CHAMBER Guitarist: DIMEBAG 'Will Be Missed Deeply'

Former COAL CHAMBER/current PIÑATA guitarist Miguel "Meegs" Rascon, has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: I would just like to take this moment to expess my sorrow to all the people that passed away [Wednesday] night. "I know Dime was a great influence to a lot of people, including ...

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DEVILDRIVER Begin Tracking Vocals For New Album

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have begun recording their sophomore album at Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, Texas. A studio update from Fafara follows: "Here's what's happening at the studio: 14 songs done on drums, 10 songs done on guitar, four songs done on bass, and I ...

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DEVILDRIVER: Recording Update

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, are currently at Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, Texas recording the follow-up to their self-titled debut, tentatively due in April/May 2005 via Roadrunner Records. Commented Fafara: "First of all, DEVILDRIVER would like to thank you all for a great year — anyone ...

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Killer Who Cited METALLICA Song Spared Death

For a second time this year, a San Antonio man who chanted the chorus to METALLICA's "No Remorse" after fatally shooting a man in the head in Corpus Christi and robbing him of $13 twenty years ago avoided the Texas death chamber when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped his scheduled execution the same day he ...

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DEVILDRIVER Enter Studio To Record New Album

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, are scheduled to enter Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, Texas today (Nov. 15) with producer Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH) to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in April/May 2005 via Roadrunner Records. The as-yet-untitled effort will be ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Rejects EVANESCENCE Comparisons

In a recent interview with Greece's Metal-Temple.com webzine, NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen spoke about the incredible European commercial success of the band's latest album, "Once", and her plans for a classical career away from NIGHTWISH. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal-Temple.com: You've conquered Europe and the band is bigger than ever. Do ...

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DEVILDRIVER: 'Nothing's Wrong' Video Posted Online

DEVILDRIVER's video for the track "Nothing's Wrong" has been posted online at this location. The "Nothing's Wrong" clip was directed by Joe Lynch, whose previous directing projects include music videos for GODHEAD, KATAKLYSM and COAL CHAMBER, and commercials for Dodge/Jeep, Mountain Dew, Pepsi and Media Labs. Joe created "Uranium" for MuchMusicUSA/Fuse, which he ...

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GAIA EPICUS Hard At Work On Sophomore Album

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS are currently recording their second album, "Symphony of Glory", at Top Room Studios (TRISTANIA, VINTERSORG, BORKNAGAR) with producer Børge Finstad. The follow-up to 2003's "Satrap" is being recorded and mixed over a five-week period, and will feature artwork by Michael A. Mueller (MEGADETH). A December 7 release through Sound Riot ...

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