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WINTERS BANE To Record New Demo

Akron, Ohio-based WINTERS BANE — best known as the former home of current JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens — will be entering the studio at the end of March to record a four-song demo that will shopped to the leading metal labels. The group's forthcoming album — which will mark the recording debut with ...

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SKINLESS Prepare To Record 'From Sacrifice To Survival'

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS will enter Albany's Max Trax Studios on Feb. 26 with veteran producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to record their new CD, "From Sacrifice To Survival". ORIGIN's John Longstreth will be contributing his drumming talents to the recording, which will include the tracks "From Sacrifice To Survival", "Don't ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Guitarist Jams With HALFORD

CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Alexi Laiho joined HALFORD on stage at their show in Sapporo, Japan Wednesday night (Feb. 19) for a triple-axe-attack version of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Living After Midnight". CHILDREN OF BODOM, whose latest CD, "Hate Crew Deathroll", entered the Finnish charts at #1, were the support act for HALFORD during their ...

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CANDLEMASS To Make First North American Appearance In 12 Years!

Just in time for the domestic release of their DVD retrospective, "Documents Of Doom", the legendary CANDLEMASS will headline the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend, June 13-14, in Cleveland, Ohio. The festival appearance marks the first time the Swedes have played here in over twelve years! Since reuniting last year, the doomsters have been the hottest ticket ...

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HALFORD Manager: GLENN TIPTON Was NOT At Las Vegas Gig

Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton was not in attendance with his son at the opening-night gig of HALFORD's recent mini-tour at House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to HALFORD manager John Baxter. "Glenn was not at HALFORD's performance [in Vegas on Feb. 1]," Baxter told BLABBERMOUTH.NET when ...

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HALFORD Announce New Guitarist!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford introduced the new HALFORD guitarist, Chad Tarrington, at the meet-and-greet prior to the group's show last night in Anaheim, California. Rob chose yesterday to introduce Chad because he wanted the fans to be the first to take photos of the new HALFORD line-up: Rob, Chad, Mike Chlasciak (guitar), Ray ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Manager Says No Press Conference Is Planned

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has shot down a widely-circulated rumor that PRIEST are planning a press conference on March 1 to announce a reunion with former singer Rob Halford. "We have not planned a press conference for 1st March or any other date!!" Andrews said. "The guys are all working on new material ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Secure North American Deal For Next Studio CD

JUDAS PRIEST's next studio album will receive a North American release through Steamhammer/SPV Records following the group's split with the Atlantic label last year, according to an SPV spokesperson. "[The] band and management were pleased with the results that we achieved on the ['Live In London'] DVD," the spokesperson told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The group's double live ...

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WINTERS BANE Hard At Work On New Album

Akron, Ohio-based WINTERS BANE — best known as the former home of current JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens — are currently writing material for their next album, due later in the year. The follow-up to 1997's "Girth" — which will mark the recording debut with the group of new vocalist Alexander Koch (POWERGOD, SPIRAL ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: We Are Not Reuniting With ROB HALFORD!

Despite reports to the contrary, JUDAS PRIEST have no intentions of reuniting with former singer Rob Halford. "There appears to have been some confusion regarding a story that is circulating," begins an official statement released by JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews. "There is no truth in the rumor that there has been a reunion ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Live In London' Gets Delayed U.S. Release

The U.S. release date for JUDAS PRIEST's "Live In London" double CD has been set for April 8 — a full three months following its European release. "Needless to say we are not happy about the US label not releasing until April and I am trying to bring this forward," writes JUDAS PRIEST Management Coordinator ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Split With WARNER BROS.?

JANE'S ADDICTION have parted ways with Warner Bros. Records and are close to inking a new deal with a West Coast-based major label, according to Hits Daily Double. The band, who are now being officially managed by Sanctuary Artist Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER), recently completed work on their new studio ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Manager Joins SANCTUARY

JANE'S ADDICTION manager Adam Schneider has officially joined the Sanctuary Artist Management division of The Sanctuary Group, the company's Chief Executive Officer, Merck Mercuriadis, has announced. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Business School, Schneider worked for Bill Graham from 1988-1994, most notably on the Lollapalooza Festival, and produced the same year's JANE'S ADDICTION ...

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DEATH ANGEL Celebrate New Year With Hometown Gig

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL performed the following set during their New Year's Eve appearance at the Pound in San Francisco, California: 01. 3rd Floor 02. Evil Priest 03. Seemingly Endless Time 04. Mistress of Pain 05. Veil Of Deception 06. Stagnant 07. Cold Gin (KISS cover) 08. Angel Fuck (MISFITS cover) 09. Devil's ...

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HALFORD To Embark On THE 2003 METAL GODS WORLD TOUR

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has issued the following statement regarding the postponement of HALFORD's West Coast dates and the group's upcoming touring activities: "Well, hello from Walsall, England. "I'm pleased to see that all information regarding my misfortune has been disclosed. I've always enjoyed a very close relationship with my supporters ...

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