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EKTOMORF Confirmed For Austria's AERODROME Festival

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Aerodrome festival, set to take place May 26-28 at Civitas Nova in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD BLIND PETITION BUNFIRE SQUAD CLAWFINGER CLIENT DOG EAT DOG DOGMA EDO MAAJKA EKTOMORF INCUBUS ...

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SALEM Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Israeli death metallers SALEM are currently putting the finishing touches on their new CD, "No Strings Attached", scheduled for release in April through a local distributor in Israel, The End Records in North America and Raven Music for the rest of the world. "No Strings Attached" contains 11 songs from the band's past repertoire and ...

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Rare PAPA ROACH Album Available To Fan Club

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that PAPA ROACH are re-issuing their independently released 1997 album, "Old Friends From Younger Years", in limited quantities for new members of the group's fan club, P Roach Riot. For $26, fans will receive a PAPA ROACH poster, sticker, membership card and the CD, with the first 2,000 copies signed. ...

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PAPA ROACH Complete Tour Of Military Bases In South Korea

PAPA ROACH have just returned from five performances at U.S. military bases in South Korea. Before leaving for this trip, the band's vocalist Jacoby Shaddix talked to MTV News about why the band decided to do these free shows for the troops. “I've got a beef with the administration, not our soldiers," he said. "Those ...

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LAST CRACK's BUDDO Talks About Group's Breakup, Decision To Reunite

During a rare and candid interview last December, LAST CRACK's enigmatic and sometimes elusive singer Buddo spoke about his perspective into the breakup of LAST CRACK over a decade ago, the band's reformation and their affiliation with the RokkerRecords.com download site. The interview goes on to cover everything from Buddo's year in Japan to his ...

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THE DREAMING Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall, have parted ways with bassist Johnny Dyke. A replacement bassist has yet to be announced. As previously reported, THE DREAMING have a song on the soundtrack for newly released Jennifer Garner film "Elektra". The track, entitled "Beautiful", was produced by Jay Baumgardner (ORGY, ...

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GODHEAD Frontman Records Song For Tsunami Relief Fund

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller has written a song about the tsunami tragedy and is currently assembling a group of musicians to record the song, with all proceeds from the recording to be donated to the relief funds. Commented Miller: "In the days after the tsunami hit the coasts of Southeast Asia, I like most people ...

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PAPA ROACH To Create 'Intimate Vibe' On Upcoming Tour

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that PAPA ROACH will begin a headlining North American tour in mid-February and the band plans on hitting clubs and smaller theatres this time around. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix explained that the group wants to keep a tight focus on their show and their fans. "We're trying to really make ...

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PAPA ROACH Tour Dates Announced

The first few dates of PAPA ROACH's upcoming North American headlining tour have been announced, according to Launch Radio Networks. The trek will hit clubs and smaller theatres during the months of February and March, with support coming from Welsh reggae-rockers SKINDRED and Minnesota punk act the F-UPS. PAPA ROACH continues to support their third ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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SKINDRED To Tour With PAPA ROACH

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, will be supporting PAPA ROACH on a U.S. tour beginning in February. "The two bands met at some radio shows last year and are pulling strings to share stages with Coby and the boys [on an] up-and-coming U.S. tour," reads a posting on SKINDRED's web ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist Completes Work On Solo Album

Former WHITESNAKE/current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "The new album is finished, the working title of 'Stacks' seems to have become the finished title. I'll explain: "I wanted to record some of the songs of people that really influenced me. Many of these recordings were on ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Talk About Making Of 'Dirty Little Thing' Video

VELVET REVOLVER spoke to MTV.com about the making of their "Dirty Little Thing" video, the third single from their debut album, "Contraband". "Basically the concept is the train's gonna be animated and everything on the outside is gonna be animated, and once you climb inside it's gonna be real human beings in there partying," drummer ...

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THE DREAMING To Be Featured On 'Elektra' Movie Soundtrack

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall, will have a song on the soundtrack for the upcoming Jennifer Garner film "Elektra". The track, entitled "Beautiful", was produced by Jay Baumgardner (ORGY, EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH, SEETHER, DROWNING POOL) and will be on featured the soundtrack album to be released by Wind-Up ...

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PAPA ROACH To Play For U.S. Troops In Korea

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that PAPA ROACH are currently finishing up a North American tour that will break right before the Christmas holidays. Once those festivities are finished, frontman Jacoby Shaddix said the band's next road trip will find them playing for a very special audience. "After we go home for the holidays, New ...

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PAPA ROACH Drummer To Work On Becoming A Papa

According to ABC ePrep, it looks like one member of PAPA ROACH may really become a papa soon. People magazine reports that drummer Dave Buckner and his wife — plus-size model and Steven Tyler offspring Mia Tyler — are planning to have a baby. Tyler says, "We were going to wait, but we don't get ...

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STARRATS: Studio Update

Danish rockers STARRATS are in the process of recording guitars for their second album, tentatively titled "Salami Monkey Ape". The music and production will reportedly follow a "heavier and more aggresive" direction than was the case on the group's debut CD, "Broken Halo" (released this fall via Adrenaline Records in Europe and Perris Records in ...

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PAPA ROACH Frontman Can't Wait To Play New Album Live

PAPA ROACH will begin their headlining North American tour in just under a week, on October 21 in Estero, Florida. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix told Launch Radio Networks that he can't wait to play songs from their new "Getting Away With Murder" album live. "We're excited about going out on tour on this record, and ...

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PAPA ROACH To Release 'Scars' As Next Single

PAPA ROACH have selected the power ballad "Scars" as the second single from their fourth album, "Getting Away With Murder". "Some of our fans hear that song and say, 'I had to give it a few listens, dude. But I love it,' " frontman Jacoby Shaddix told MTV.com. "It's a P-ROACH anthem. It has heart. ...

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STARRATS Begin Recording Sophomore Album

Danish hard rockers STARRATS have entered Whitebranch studio in Hillerød, Denmark to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005. Nine drum tracks have been recorded thus far, and four more songs, plus a couple of covers, will be tracked in the near future. The upcoming CD will be the follow-up to "Broken ...

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PAPA ROACH Singer Becomes Father Again

Congratulations are in order for PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix, whose wife gave birth to their second child on Monday (September 13) in Sacramento, California. Jagger Shaddix is the couple's second son, and joins two-year-old Mikale in the Shaddix family. No other information was immediately available. PAPA ROACH's third major label album, entitled "Getting Away ...

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STARRATS: Debut Album Details Revealed

Danish hard rockers STARRATS will release their debut CD, "Broken Halo", on September 16 through Adrenaline Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Demon 02. Warrior Soul 03. Days of New Thunder 04. Open Wound, Closed Fist 05. Mountain of Disbelief 06. Stars and Lines 07. Losing All Is Freedom ...

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