We've Lost Another Hero!
photo by Luke Seagrave - © 2004 eFestivals.co.uk
ROKHEDZ will never
forget those that died a senseless death on Dec. 8th 2004.
"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott gave us his flavor of All American
Metal!! His squealing southern style while in Pantera will NEVER be
duplicated again. Dimebag's positive influence has touched us all.
ROKHEDZ correspondent Steve Anderson had the honor of hanging out with
Damage Plan in Portland, Oregon where he received a health tip from
Dimebag. Steve was doing an interview with Pat Lachman when Darrell
handed him a newly imported Energy Drink. Steve, being a part time
grocer, had never seen such a drink and proceeded to try it out. It
kicked ass, I tried some when I was up that way for The Seattle Metal
Fest. Dimebag was that kind of person, always trying to pass on a good
time... We'll miss him. For more on Dimebag Darrell and the interview
with Pat Lachman check out Crave Magazine online...www.cravemagazine.com
and for some killer pics check out www.efestivals.co.uk.
Bay Area Metal/Hardcore/Punk
Scene Looses AJ...
ROKHEDZ will never forget the strong, hardworking, always moving,
devoted AJ. AJ managed (An Insipid Production). AJ loved the
music scene and gave her life to promote Heavy Music. AJ brought
hundreds of kick ass bands to the San Francisco Area. She dared to
venture where others may not have and we praise her for it. ROKHEDZ
always made sure she knew we appreciated her and everything she provided
for the scene. AJ knew what the PIT is all about! ROKHEDZ will miss
BLOODY RAIN WILL FALL ON SELECT SLAYER
"Wall of Blood" To Create Gory Downpour
"Still Reigning" DVD Has a
November 2 Release Date
For years, artists have looked to create
exciting and innovative stage designs for their fans - thrash/punk/metal
gods SLAYER will push that concept right over the edge this fall with an
effect dubbed the "Wall of Blood." Slayer's Wall of
Blood will make its North American debut when the band headlines the
Jagermeister Music Tour, set to kick off October 29 in Springfield, MO
(full itinerary below).
At select shows (determined by each venue's technical specs) during
Slayer's classic song "Raining Blood," the band, their
instruments, and the stage will be drenched by a downpour of
"blood." The "Wall of Blood" will rain more
than 150 litres of theatrical blood over an area measuring from 32-feet
to 40-feet wide (determined by the size of the venue’s stage), 25-feet
high, and six-feet deep. The device is a dedicated truss and
sprinkler system that utilizes a unique pump technology, and was
designed exclusively for Slayer by UK-based Hangman Productions.
Slayer used the "raining blood" effect last July in Augusta,
ME while filming their brand-new DVD, "Still Reigning." The
Dean Karr-directed DVD opens with the the band's 1986, 28-minute
benchmark album "Reign In Blood" performed live in its
entirety by Slayer's original line-up - Tom Araya (vocals, bass),
guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, and drummer Dave Lombardo, who
permanently rejoined the band in 2003. "Still Reigning"
also offers bonus material including live performances of Slayer
classics such as "War Ensemble," "Hallowed Point,"
"Necrophobic," "Mandatory Suicide," "Spill The
Blood," "Hell Awaits," and "South of Heaven,"
as well as exclusive interviews and backstage footage. "Still
Reigning" has a running time of more than 80-minutes and a
confirmed November 2, 2004 release date.
Slayer’s “Wall of Blood” will be in effect at as many venues on
the Fall Jagermeister Music Tour as possible; the confirmed
“bloodbath” cities/venues will be announced shortly, and you can
always log onto to Slayer’s website – www.slayer.net – for
29 Shrine Mosque, Springfield, MO
30 Val Air Ballroom, Des Moines, IA
31 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
2 Quest Club, Minneapolis, MN
3 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee,
5 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
6 Harpo’s Detroit, MI
7 Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre,
9 Ice Garden, Belle Vernon, PA
10 The Staircase, Pittston, PA
11 Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY
12 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
13 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
15 Lupo’s @ The Strand, Providence, RI
16 State Theatre, Portland, ME
18 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
19 Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
20 Dome Theatre, Niagara Falls, NY
21 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
23 Nation, Washington, D.C.
24 Norva Theatre, Norfolk, VA
25 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
26 Masquerade, Tampa, FL
27 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
28 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
30 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
2 Verizon Wireless Theatre,
3 Sunset Station, San Antonio,
4 Concrete Street
Amphitheatre, Corpus Christi, TX
5 Gypsy Ballroom, Dallas, TX
7 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver,
8 Shrine Auditorium, Billings,
10 The Premier, Seattle, WA
11 The Big Easy, Spokane, WA
12 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
14 The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
15 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
16 Soma, San Diego, CA
17 Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA
ROKHEDZ.net was honored to have come in contact with Dennis Miles "D-ROC
The Left-handed axeman for Body Count has passed to the other side...We
are forever changed by his energy! Dennis had the will to break barriers,
and we thank him... Please check out his Memorial site and the Body
Be sure to check out the photos from our encounter!
captured on Jager Tour 2004!!
HOSTILITY and ROKHEDZ.net worked together to create a Killer Promo DVD
for distribution to record companies and for possible public
distribution at a later date.
ROKHEDZ.net was honored to capture the moment in
Sacramento! Snake from Skinlab engineered the live audio for an
excellent soundtrack. Juan Urtega of Trident Studios also provided
engineering to help pound out a kick ass live performance to open the
show! HOSTILITY is looking for the right label to sign them up. So, If
any of you Reps reading this are interested, please check them out. They
kick ASS!! And a special thanks goes out to all of you that helped us
get the job done.
The photos you see her a from an earlier show at the Phoenix In
Petaluma, CA. We had a problem with security so we were unable to take
any stills of the performance.
for more on HOSTILITY check out their website...(click here)
ROKHEDZ.net was able to capture some killer pics from Ozzfest 2004! Shoreline Amphitheater
in Mountain View, CA hosted the event.
MAGNA-FI was the first band we were allowed to capture.
God Forbid pumped it up on the early stage. Spewing forth aggressive
licks at 10:30 am...
Lacuna Coil drew lots of attention with a combination of grace and
power! They took control of the Bay Area fans!
Otep gave us something to think about! Both from a musical point of view
and a philosophical point of view...
take this note for instance...
We like the question authority part!
We're sure the authorities would try to tell this man to get some shoes!
And we know that Hank III would tell them politely what to do with their
suggestion. Hank III RULES!
Lamb of God tore it up!!
Pummeling the crowd with sheer speed and brutality!
Be sure to check out the photos!
Was the best it's been so far!
Snake and Mick Thompson hangin out at NAMM
04! You may ask yourself, What is NAMM 2004? NAMM is The International
Music Products Association. Every year NAMM holds a four day event in
Anaheim, California. A convention created to help music manufactures and
artists get together. This years theme was "Believe in
With insane artists like Seven from Slipknot gettin in touch with fans,
who can disbelieve? When you visit NAMM you can expect the unexpected!
Everywhere you go there are tons of intense toys!
And around every corner awaits a Metal GOD!!
Left to right George Lynch, Tom Araya, and Dave Mustaine sign at the ESP
booth! Stay tuned for more on the event, we'll have a video clip
showcasing NAMM 2004! In the meantime check out the photos!
The District Finals for Guitarmageddon 2004 were AWESOME!!! If you
didn't make it, you missed out on a killer event. If you love guitars
this was the place for you! It took place in Concord, CA. Tuesday April
27th at 7:00pm.
ROKHEDZ.net was honored to cover this event! It's
great to see business help support local artists and provide a place for
them to see each other work.
The winner, Andrew Zendejas (in the pic above), will go on to the next
round of Guitarmageddon! To be held in Los Angeles, CA (date TBA) Thank
you, Guitar Center, Gibson, Line 6, Bose, and NADY for coming together
to provide local musicians with an opportunity to showcase their rippin
talent! More on the show later... For info on the contest check out the
link below. Be advised you'll need the latest flash player for this
here) And be sure to check out the pics from this event we've
posted some screen captures from video (soon to be in The Metal
Theater!) and some photos as well. Check out the photos!
The District Finals for Guitarmageddon 2004 are going to be happening in
Concord, CA. Tuesday April 27th at 7:00pm.
ROKHEDZ.net will be there to cover this event, so
make sure you come out and see who will go on to the next round of
Guitarmageddon! It's great to see Guitar Center, Gibson, Line 6, and
Bose come together to provide local musicians with an opportunity to
showcase some rippin talent! If you are a guitar player or aspire to be,
get out and sink your teeth into this yearly event! Be advised you'll
need the latest flash player for this link...
for more...(click here)