fu-manchu in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

FU MANCHU Bassist Auctioning Drum Kit

FU MANCHU bassist Brad Davis is selling a drum kit on eBay. "It's the black and white Ludwig Vistalite drum kit we used in the 'Squash That Fly' video," Davis writes on the group's web site. The auction ends February 4 at 18:58:10 PST. More details about the kit, including photos, can be found on ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BYZANTINE: New Album To Be Mixed By BRAD DIVENS

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have posted the following update on the songwriting sessions for their sophomore album, "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents", tentatively due in May via Prosthetic Records: "We are damned happy to announce that Brad Divens will be mixing our sophomore album '…And They Shall Take Up Serpents'. "Many of you ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HIGH ON FIRE: Fall Tour Dates Announced

HIGH ON FIRE have announced fall 2004 U.S. tour dates. The critically acclaimed power trio will display their high volume live prowess when they kick off six weeks worth of performances beginning November 18 in Salt Lake City, UT. The band will remain on the road until the end of 2004, concluding the jaunt with ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FU MANCHU: Studio Photos Posted Online

FU MANCHU have posted several photos from the recording sessions for their latest CD, "Start the Machine", at their official web site. Check them out at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), "Start the Machine" was produced by Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL) and marks the group's first ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FU MANCHU To Appear On San Diego Music Show

FU MANCHU will be the featured guests on San Diego's music show "Fox Rox" on Thursday, October 28 beginning at 12:00 a.m. PT. They will be performing two songs and drummer Scott Reeder and guitarist Bob Balch will be interviewed for the show. FU MANCHU will be kicking off a U.S. tour with CLUTCH on ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FU MANCHU Tape SIRIUS Special

FU MANCHU guitarist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder taped an hour-long special on Sirius Satellite Radio that will air on October 20. The show is called "Contact High" with Bobby Black and will feature tunes from the group's latest CD, "Start the Machine", as well as music picked by the guys. FU MANCHU will ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MEGADETH's 'System' Enters Billboard Album Chart At No. 18

MEGADETH's "The System Has Failed" has sold 45,935 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart. This number falls a bit short of the 61,113 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, "The World Needs A Hero", which entered the Billboard 200 chart ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FU MANCHU: Tour Dates Announced

FU MANCHU have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Oct. 19 - Big Fish Pub - Tempe, AZ w/ CLUTCH: Nov. 27 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room Nov. 28 - Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI Nov. 29 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN Nov. 30 - Logan Square - Chicago, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FU MANCHU Name New Album

FU MANCHU have set "Start the Machine" as the title of their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), due on September 14 through DRT Entertainment. The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ARCH NEMESIS Announce New Record Deal, Lineup Changes

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS have posted the following update on their official web site: "Alright folks, it's about fu***ng time we updated this site and told you what's going on. First off, [guitarist] Motvind [a.k.a. Kenneth Hansen] has decided to leave the band to concentrate fully on his job as axe-man in the mighty DIMENSION ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FU MANCHU Set Release Date For New Album

FU MANCHU have set a September 14 release date through DRT Entertainment for their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth). The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by senior music industry executives Derek ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STEPHEN PEARCY: 'We Want Bastards On The Tour, Not Bitches'

The Bastards Of Metal tour, which was originally set to feature STEPHEN PEARCY alongside BANG TANGO, STEVEN ADLER and KEVIN DUBROW, will have its lineup completely revamped, according to tour founder and director Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT). "The initial idea and concept for the 'Bastards of Metal' tour will not change," he said in a statement. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FU MANCHU Contribute Music To 'Motorcycle Mania 3' TV Movie

FU MANCHU have contributed much of the music featured in the upcoming TV movie "Motorcycle Mania 3", starring Kid Rock and Jesse James of "West Coast Choppers". Several FU MANCHU songs will appear in the movie, including special "FU riffs" in between the scenes, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Motorcycle Mania ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GWAR, FU MANCHU Sign With DRT ENTERTAINMENT

GWAR and FU MANCHU have both inked deals with DRT Entertainment, the independent label founded last year by senior music industry executives Derek Shulman, Ron Urban and Ted Green. GWAR's forthcoming follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" will mark the group's first release since leaving Metal Blade Records, who have issued all of the band's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAREDEVIL Reform, Announce First Show

Australian stoner rock 'n' roll band DAREDEVIL have reformed after a two-year break and have lined up their first show back on June 12 at The Bat & Ball Hotel in Sydney. Also appearing will be Melbourne's THE SPECIMENS and fellow Sydneysiders HELL CRAB CITY. Citing influences from past greats such as THIN LIZZY and ...

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

FU MANCHU: 'Monster Garage' Photos Posted Online

FU MANCHU have uploaded several photos from the March 11 taping of their live appearance on the Discovery Channel TV show, "Monster Garage". Check them out here (scroll down to the bottom of the page). Says singer/guitarist Scott Hill, There was no picture taking while we were playing the songs live, so these ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BRANT BJORK & THE BROS.: Tour Dates Announced

BRANT BJORK & THE BROS., the band led by former KYUSS/FU MANCHU drummer Brant Bjork, have announced the following dates during March/April: Mar. 06 - Flagstaff, AZ, @ Monte Vista Hotel Lounge Mar. 07 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launch Pad Mar. 08 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room Mar. 09 - Austin, TX ...

Read more

Posted in: News