skid-row in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

Report: Polish Heavy Metal Underground Makes Its Presence Felt

The U.K.'s The Observer reports: "It can't get much more heavy metal than this: the all-day Mega Metal Mania festival in Katowice, Poland, kernel of central Europe's heavy industrial core. All around is the charismatic, perverse beauty of pit-heads - turning cogwheels and slag heaps — the dancing flames of steelworks, cloudy plumes of power ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TWISTED SISTER To Release 'Still Hungry' In July

TWISTED SISTER have inked a deal with the U.K.'s "fastest growing rock label" Demolition Records. The reformed New York rockers will release their hugely anticipated "Still Hungry" epic on July 26. Issued on the new DVD 4 format, "Still Hungry" will feature a 12-camera shoot of the band's performance at Germany's Wacken Open Air together ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer Offers His Side Of The Story Behind His Dismissal From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has issued a personal statement explaining his side of the story behind his dismissal from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM). ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SWEDEN ROCK Festival: SKID ROW Out, Y&T In

SKID ROW have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival and have been replaced on the bill by Y&T. SKID ROW's decision to pull out of the festival is being blamed on "the fact that [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake decided to bring his wife to be to the altar and other ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SEBASTIAN BACH Schedules In-Store Appearance

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be making an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl Records in New Jersey on June 5 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Anyone who buys a copy of Bach's "Forever Wild" DVD to get it autographed "will immediately get put at the front of the line, but feel free to bring ...

Read more

Posted in: News

A Snow-Capped Romance - 36 CRAZYFISTS

The second album from Alaska's 36 CRAZYFISTS starts out strong, with three solid, catchy, and surprisingly powerful tunes in a row. Opener "At The End Of August" is somewhat more in the vein of previous material, yet crackles with power, while the crisp, frantic "Heart And The Shape" sets the table for "Bloodwork", which is ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

TWISTED SISTER Singer Speaks Out: Audio Available

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has posted another "audio" installment of his regular online update, "Dee Speaks", at this location. In related news, TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French has addressed recent fan questions regarding the possibility of the band ever embarking on a full-fledged U.S. tour. Writing to the band's official message ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BLACK HALOS, AMERICAN DOG Confirmed For Spain's SERIE Z FESTIVAL

BLACK HALOS and AMERICAN DOG are among the latest bands confirmed for the Serie Z Festival 2004, set to take place August 27-28 Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain. Other bands scheduled to perform at the festival include SKID ROW, ORQUESTA DEL DESIERTO (featuring HERMANO's Dandy Brown and FATSO JETSON's Mario Lalli), SLADE and MOTHER ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MONTROSE, TNT, NIFELHEIM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONTROSE, TNT, DANGER DANGER, NIFELHEIM, CRAZY LED and MARYSLIM are the latest confirmations for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RICHIE SCARLET: Former FREHLEY'S COMET Guitarist To Issue New Solo CD

Veteran rocker Richie Scarlet (MOUNTAIN, ACE FREHLEY BAND, FREHLEY'S COMET, SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS) will release his fourth solo album, "Live: Stage to Stage", on April 6 through Front Row Seat Media. According to an official press release, the disc contains "blues-infused, working-man rock & roll … delivered with power and vitality showcasing originals and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TWISTED SISTER: More Tour Dates Announced

TWISTED SISTER have added more dates to their touring itinerary. The trek is shaping up as follows: Apr. 02 - La Riviera - Madrid, SPA Apr. 03 – Razzmatazz - Barcelona, SPA Apr. 18 - Rock On Coors Light Fest, Cowboys - San Antonio, TX May 29 – RiverFest, Float Right Park - Somerset, WI ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Forever Wild' DVD Details Revealed

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has uploaded the cover image for his upcoming DVD, "Forever Wild", at his official web site. Check it out here. As previously reported, "Forever Wild" is scheduled for release on June 1 through Eagle Vision Entertainment. The complete track listing for the disc is as follows: Main ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SEBASTIAN BACH: DVD Pushed Back To June

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has once again pushed back the projected release date of his first DVD, "Forever Wild" (Eagle Vision Entertainment) — this time to June 1. No reason was given for the delay. The disc will reportedly feature a 1998 live performance at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood ...

Read more

Posted in: News

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NIRVANA: 'The Chosen Rejects' Book Due In April

The much-anticipated new book "Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects" will be published on April 1 St. via Martin's Press. Dubbed "the ultimate NIRVANA fan book," "Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects" was written and compiled by independent filmmaker Kurt St. Thomas and rock radio veteran Troy Smith. In "Nirvana, the Chosen Rejects", a wealth of sources, including the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA Perform 'Dyer's Eve' In Its Entirety For First Time Ever

METALLICA performed the classic "…And Justice For All" track "Dyer's Eve" in its entirety for the first time ever during their March 5 appearance at The Forum in Los Angeles, California. Speaking to the Alameda Times-Star last week, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield revealed that METALLICA's lengthy group-therapy sessions following his 2001 stint in rehab have ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Am Not Looking For A New Record Label'

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued a statement refuting reports that he is currently looking for a new record label. Bach's statement comes one day after BLABBERMOUTH.NET re-published an online posting from Trustkill Records owner Josh Grabelle in which Grabelle implied that Bach had semi-seriously inquired about signing with Trustkill during ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Drummer PHIL VARONE Rejoins SKID ROW

Drummer Phil Varone has rejoined SKID ROW and is currently on the road with the group in North America before embarking on a European tour with the band in late March. Varone had previously left SKID ROW for "personal reasons" and was replaced in January by Orlando, Florida native Tim DiDuro. Since Varone rejoined the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CATTLE DECAPITATION To Enter Studio This Weekend

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have posted the following message on their official web site: "CATTLE enter the studios this weekend in Burbank, CA with Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, W.A.S.P., SIX FEET UNDER) at the helm!!! We'll be recording all the drums starting this weekend and then heading down here in San Diego to the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RAG MEN: More Tour Dates Announced

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), have confirmed a couple days with VIETNOM in Canada right before leaving for Europe. Upon returning home from Europe, the band will ...

Read more

Posted in: News