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ICED EARTH To Enter Studio In February

ICED EARTH guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Again I have to apologize for the delay in updates. I've been extremely busy with writing and preproduction for the new ICED EARTH CDs. "I also lost the one person that was my true mentor and inspiration throughout my ...

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PAPA ROACH To Perform On 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno' Next Week

PAPA ROACH will be the musical guests on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Friday, January 5, 2007. The band will perform "Forever", the newest single from the group's fourth major label album, "The Paramour Sessions". "The Paramour Sessions" sold nearly 37,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release — ...

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GODHEAD: Acoustic Performance Posted Online

GODHEAD participated in an all-star Toys for Tots benefit on December 15 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California. Watch the acoustic version of "Far Too Long" at this location. GODHEAD has been confirmed as the main support on SOIL's U.K. tour in January. The three-week Euro-trek will reach more than a dozen ...

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PAPA ROACH: Audio Interview With JACOBY SHADDIX Available

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 118 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined are joined by Jacoby Shaddix of PAPA ROACH. Interview topics include the recording sessions for the group's new album, "The Paramour Sessions", touring with GUNS N' ROSES, the Zippo Hot Tour, the PAPA ROACH ...

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BUCKCHERRY Wants 'Everything' For Christmas

BUCKHERRY frontman Josh Todd, whose band has been nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" category for the hit single "Crazy Bitch", isn't afraid to admit his band wants to win. "We were nominated in this same category for our first record, and we lost to METALLICA," he told AOL ...

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SHOT INJECTION To Release New CD In January

Sweden's SHOT INJECTION will release its new CD, "World of Coma", mid-January 2007. The EP was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg and is expected to include the following cuts: "Convinced", "From A Bleeding Heart" and "In A Circle Between Fear And Loss". According to a posting on the group's web site, fans can "expect ...

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FLYLEAF: Limited-Edition 'Music As A Weapon' EP To Benefit WORLD VISION

In conjunction with the "Music As A Weapon Tour" — also featuring DISTURBED, STONE SOUR and NONPOINT — Texas-based FLYLEAF is issuing the limited-edition "Music As A Weapon" EP, available only at shows, featuring four original non-album tracks: "Fully Alive" (acoustic live performance), "Justice and Mercy", "Much Like Falling", and "Christmas Song". All proceeds from ...

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GODHEAD Confirms U.K. Dates With SOIL

Returning from a holiday season break following completion of the thunderous "Congress of Corruption" fall U.S. tour with new Cement Shoes Records (Fontana/Universal) labelmates ILL NINO and RA, post-industrial glam slammers GODHEAD are set to go back on the road and take their riveting live show overseas in January as the main support on SOIL's ...

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PAPA ROACH Enjoys Taking Old Friends On Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: PAPA ROACH has added a few dates with Zippo Hot Tour partners (HED) P.E. to the end of the Zippo trek, extending the PAPA ROACH road itinerary into the last week before the Christmas holidays. Singer Jacoby Shaddix told Launch that PAPA ROACH is only too happy to travel the country ...

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BREED 77 Sets Its Sights On The U.S.

BREED 77, who originate from Gibraltar (an overseas territory of the United Kingdom), follow their recent triumphant No. 1 German rock club chart position with another No. 1 radio coup in the USA. The Latino rock pile driver "Alive" has become the most requested on air track on KMBY-X 103.9 Revolution in Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz, California. ...

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PAPA ROACH: 'What Do You Do' Video Posted Online

Visit Yahoo! Music this week to catch the premiere of PAPA ROACH's latest video for "What Do You Do". The video features live footage and clips of the band while recording at the historic Paramour Mansion. Click here to view. PAPA ROACH is currently headlining across America on the Zippo Hot Tour with ...

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PAPA ROACH Is 'Slayin' It' On The Road

Launch Radio Networks reports: PAPA ROACH had two days to recover from its opening stint for GUNS N' ROSES, which ended last Friday (November 10), before kicking off its headlining run on this year's Zippo Hot Tour last night (Monday, November 13) in Norfolk, Virginia. Singer Jacoby Shaddix told Launch that while he enjoyed the ...

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'Rock And Roll Dreams' Come True For PAPA ROACH

Launch Radio Networks reports: PAPA ROACH has one more show to go on its current opening stint for GUNS N' ROSES, and it's a big one: the bands play tomorrow night (Friday, November 10) at New York's Madison Square Garden. Although the dates have been slightly marred by a canceled Maine show earlier this week, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Summit: 'Countdown To Chinese Democracy Part III' Podcast Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 108 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this special episode, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy Part III", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from Beverly Hills, CA and New York City. Topics include a post-show report from the East Rutherford, NJ concert, Bumblefoot, Richard Fortus, Frank ...

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LAST CRACK Reissues Coming Next Week

LAST CRACK's two classic albums — "Sinister Funkhouse #17" and "Burning Time" — will be reissued on November 13 via Metal Mind Productions. Both reissues will come in new digipack editions, having been digitally remastered using 24-bit technology, and will be limited to 2,000 copies. Each title will also include two live bonus tracks. "Sinister ...

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PAPA ROACH Frontman Hesitant To Meet AXL ROSE

Launch Radio Networks reports: PAPA ROACH opened for GUNS N'ROSES last night (Tuesday, October 31) in Jacksonville, Florida, its fifth show on that band's new North American tour. Although PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix says the tour is going great so far, he admitted to Launch that he has yet to meet a personal hero, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: View From The Side Of The Stage

Longtime GUNS N' ROSES associate Del James has released the following report via the band's official web site: "Hello and welcome to 'View From The Side Of The Stage.' I was asked to write a column for GunsNRoses.com and have mixed emotions about doing so. I have a 21-year history with GUNS N' ROSES dating ...

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PAPA ROACH: More 'Zippo' Dates Come To Light

Launch Radio Networks reports: A more complete itinerary has been revealed for the Zippo Hot Tour, which will begin on November 13 in Norfolk, Virginia with PAPA ROACH headlining. More than a thousand unsigned bands competed in "battle of the band" contests across the country to win the grand prize of an opening slot on ...

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PAPA ROACH Added To More GUNS N' ROSES Dates

Launch Radio Networks reports: PAPA ROACH has earned itself a few more dates opening for GUNS N' ROSES before even playing one yet. The group has tacked on six more shows in late October and early November with W. Axl Rose and company, including a November 10 appearance at New York's Madison Square Garden. Together ...

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The Reckoning - PILLAR

Traditionally, Christian rock has been maligned as a diet-soda take on the real thing, a somewhat (ahem) soulless Xerox designed to give the religious market an almost-as-good alternative to what the secular kids are listening to. There have been obvious exceptions — BELIEVER and TOURNIQUET immediately come to mind as innovative, exceptional metal bands regardless ...

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