Metal News!!

Ozzfest '05 Weekend!

You better get your asses out to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. It's going to make the summer hot! It has a great mix of Metal for everyone... Come out and say hi! We'll be capturing a some killer moments! Be sure to check out the line-up on our Click HERE for
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THRASH AGAINST CANCER!
Chuck Billy of Testament wants you to get Into the Pit!
Don't miss this killer upcoming event at The Pound! It will be a day filled with pounding Testament riffs, heavy HIRAX chords and classic Laaz Rockit! Not to mention the return of former S1FT members now in a new project called MUDFACE! They'll be joined by many other kick ass bands. Check out our calendar for more info... See ya there!
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Life of Agony Interview!
ROKHEDZ was honored to sit down with the guys from Life of Agony! 

These guys are serious about their work and mean business when it comes to pumping out tunes. Life of Agony was formed in New York in 1989 and are coming out with a new CD on June 14th. "Broken Valley" is sure to please the hardcore LOA fans! Stay tuned for our Video Interview! In the meantime check out some pics from their tour with Mudvayne, American Head Charge and Bloodsimple. (click here)

Mudvayne Guerilla Tour 05! Interview!
ROKHEDZ was honored to be in the camp on Jan 29, 2005 for the Mudvayne Guerilla Tour! Mudvayne will be returning to a town near you, both on their own Tour and on Ozzfest 2005! These guys are one of the hardest working bands on the planet! So don't miss them. Here is the video interview! Enjoy...
(click here)

Afterburner Fest 05! POSTPONED!
NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED...
ROKHEDZ will have to hold off on hosting it's first show out at The Pound in San Francisco, CA. Threat of rain looms large. ROKHEDZ cares about everyone's safety. We are planning to reschedule soon. So please stay tuned. Afterburner Fest 05! will come back even more intense. ROKHEDZ is on a mission to ROCK the SF Bay Area!

Afterburner Fest 05!
ROKHEDZ will host it's first show out at The Pound in San Francisco, CA. It will be held on Saturday April 23, 2005. The show is a benefit for GOTMARROW.com which provides help for Bobby D. and leukemia research. 
(click here for more info.) 
We'll also be working to help keep music in schools by donating to a school program in need of help. Come out and have some fun with us as we PIT for a cause! We've gathered some of the most heavy acts around. Here is the line up...

December
Returning w/ a new vocalist to melt your brain with crushing speed chords.
Bad Acid Trip
Working with Serj Tankian of System of a Down.
Flattbush
In town to work with Billy Gould (Faith No More) on a new record.
Stomach
North Bay maniacs with a propensity for twisty licks.
RE:IGNITION
Features members of Skinlab and former member of VIO-lence. Don't miss these guys, their building momentum.
Manipulant
Chris Dinsmore formerly of S1FT created a vision of dark rhythmic power metal.  
Amityville Whore
This band is just plain wacked! This band features the crazy bass player from Body Count.
Ankla
This is a great band filled with Latin based percussion and blistering guitar riffs made to stir the soul. If you like Soulfly, you have to check these guys out!
Fuzzplow
Local heroes that jam out heavy stoner rock. Front man Eric Hagen gives his Pabst Blue Ribbon twist on Vocals.
KAOS
Long time bay area thrash metal favorites. Rejuvenated and ready to pound you into the pavement.
Gunmetal Grey
North Bay guys that blend different metal styles together to create their own sound. This band just froking rocks.
Down Factor
This band out of Oakland shreds your mind and soul with speed and precision. This band features Ramon Ochoa runner up for the fastest feet drum competition at NAMM. While front man George Anderson growls and delivers shedding riffs.
Lowki
Martinez based band that delivers heavy licks and spacey vocals made to make you get up and move.
Killing of Mind
Another North Bay band creating some excellent heavy thrash/hardcore based metal. This stuff is made to get your ass into the pit!

We'll be filming for our soon to be released DVD magazine, so make sure you get here early so you can be part of Bay Area Metal History! ROKHEDZ has lived by the PIT for years now and we hope to keep it pumpin for years to come. Buy tickets NOW! It's going to be MAYHEM!

Rock to the Bone!
RE:IGNITION with DEPSWA at The Key Club in Hollywood, CA


Bobby D's Rock to the Bone! What a night! A night filled with good friends, great music and great purpose. Bobby was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia several months ago. Friends banded together to create a benefit for him. The event raised awareness about leukemia and added volunteers to the marrow donor registry. For more info on Bobby D and to where to send donations please check out www.gotmarrow.com.


Happinin Harry and the Heptones belted out some Highway Star for us. It was killer.
Jeremy of DEPSWA gave us all he had. And we loved every second of it.
 
Pump5 was a lot of fun with some cool guitar riffs shoved in!

Bobby D rocked stage right with RE:IGNITION. Steev and Snake kept the groove movin.

Dave and Tim turned it all on with their high intensity performance.

While Mark kept pounding out his message. RE:IGNITION is a hard driving melodic band that has a certain angst about it! We love it. To see more check out our pics page.
(click here)

ROKHEDZ.net Q1 2005

We started our year out right by traveling to Weed, CA
to cover RE:IGNITION as they recorded their three song demo at Radiostar Studios with multi-platinum producer Sylvia Massey Shivy (Tool, Sevendust, Deftones, System of a
Down, etc.). It was an honor to be in the presence of such creative minds.
We tasted the cold winter air of a snow covered Northern California as the fellas warmed up the studio with their brand of hard driving rock n roll. Don't miss RE:IGNITION when they come to your town. Check out the photos!
(click here)

Next up was Namm 05!

Anaheim is home to one of the biggest musical trade shows on the planet.

We were in awe as the fellas from Damage Plan showed up to sign autographs for hundreds of fans who lined up to pay their respects to the late great Dimebag Darrell. 

Thank you guys! Check out the photos!
(click here)



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