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DEPSWA Rough Mixes Posted Online

California's DEPSWA have posted rough mixes of six tracks from their forthcoming Interscope Records full-length debut in Real Audio and Windows Media formats at the group's official web site at this location. The tracks featured are as follows: 01. This Time 02. From The Inside 03. The Path 04. Prom Song 05. I'm ...

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SPINESHANK To Get "Violent" In Late June

SPINESHANK will enter a Los Angeles studio on June 24th with producer Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, CRAZY TOWN) to begin tracking their third full-length album, entitled Violent Mood Swings, for a late 2002 release through Roadrunner Records. According to guitarist Mike Sarkisyan "the tittle track is brutal—probably the heaviest thing we've ever done… this ...

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SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD Live Albums Get The COLIN RICHARDSON Treatment

Veteran producer Colin Richardson (i.e. MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY) will commence the mixing process for SEPULTURA's forthcoming live CD, entitled Live At Brixton, on Monday, June 10th at a London studio for an August 26th release through Roadrunner Records. As previously reported, Live At Brixton captures the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of ...

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COLD Prepare To Enter Studio To Record "Year Of The Spider"

COLD have completed the songwriting process for their new album, entitled Year Of The Spider, and will enter Bay 7 Studios in Los Angeles, California in July to begin recording the effort with producer Howard Benson (i.e. SEPULTURA, P.O.D., SKINDRED) for a tentative October 29th release through Geffen Records. 13 songs will reportedly be tracked ...

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EMINENCE: New Track Posted Online

Brazil's EMINENCE, featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, have posted an MP3 of a pre-production recording of the track "One Forty Five" at this location. As previously reported, EMINENCE are due to enter the studio shortly with veteran producer Neil Kernon (i.e. NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to record their new CD, entitled ...

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SEPULTURA: Live CD, DVD Release Dates Announced

A live recording of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy in London on December 16th, 1996, is tentatively scheduled to be released as a double CD under the title Live At Brixton ...

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CRAZY TOWN Continue Work On "Nothing Comes From Nowhere"

CRAZY TOWN hard at work on their second album, now titled Nothing Comes From Nowhere, with producer Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, SKINDRED) for a fall release through Columbia Records. According to frontman Eric "Epic" Mazur, "the songs are gonna last longer [than the material on the last album] and people will be able to ...

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FLOODGATE: Back From The Dead

New Orleans' FLOODGATE, featuring EXHORDER frontman Kyle Thomas, will resurface after a two-and-a-half-year period of dormancy to perform a headlining set at Zeppelin's in Metairie, Louisiana on Saturday, June 22nd. "Joining the band on drums will be EXHORDER's Chris Nail, who also was once the manager of FLOODGATE, and without whom we would not have ...

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SPINESHANK Get "Violent" On Forthcoming CD

SPINESHANK will begin pre-production on their upcoming album, titled Violent Mood Swings, with producer Howard Benson (i.e. SEPULTURA, P.O.D.) on May 28th. They expect to finish up the process a short time later and are slated to begin recording the album on June 10th. 15 songs in total are set to be tracked, with around ...

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SKINDRED Push Back CD Release Date, Announce Opening Act For UK Tour

Welsh raga/metal outfit SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have pushed back the European release date of their debut CD, entitled Babylon, to June 3rd through RCA/BMG Records. Babylon was produced by Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and mixed by Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS, FEAR FACTORY). Prior to the release of ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Recruits Ex-BUILT XL Singer For New Band

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has recruited 28-year-old ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to sing in his as-yet-unnamed new outfit, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Cazares and Jones have spent the last couple of weeks reworking three of the five songs originally demoed for what would have been FEAR FACTORY's fifth studio album, and ...

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SEPULTURA: Live In Curitiba

SEPULTURA performed a headlining show in Curitiba, Brazil on Friday, May 3rd and once again gave the fans an opportunity to hear a brand new cut, tentatively titled "Corrupted", which will appear on the band's next studio album, due in early 2003. Here is the group's set list from Friday's performance: 01. Troops of Doom ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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EMINENCE In Pre-Production For "Humanology"

Brazil's EMINENCE, featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, are currently in pre-production for their forthcoming CD, entitled Humanology, which is scheduled to be recorded shortly with veteran producer Neil Kernon (i.e. NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) at the helm. Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming album are the following: 01. Overload 02. ...

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SEPULTURA To Play Portuguese Festival In June

SEPULTURA will play at an as-yet-undisclosed Portuguese festival in June. More information about the event, including the rest of the line-up, will be available shortly. In other news, SEPULTURA performed in front of a reported crowd of 10,000 at their appearance at the Abril Pro Rock festival in Recife, Brazil on April 20th. The band ...

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SYSTEMATIC Enlist P.O.D. Producer For Sophomore Album

San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC, now featuring former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, have enlisted Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., MOTÖRHEAD, SEPULTURA) to produce the group's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which is tentatively due to be recorded in July. So far, the band have written 22-23 songs for the upcoming release and will likely track the effort at ...

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Revolting Room - SKINLAB

Once incorrectly dismissed as nothing more than second-rate MACHINE HEAD copyists, San Francisco Bay Area's SKINLAB have clearly been working hard at elevating the quality of their songwriting and establishing a relatively identifiable sound of their own, something that is especially evident on the group's third full-length CD. Although SKINLAB haven't drastically altered the formula ...

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SEPULTURA: Last-Ever Show With Max To Be Issued On CD

A live recording of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy in London on December 16th, 1996, is tentatively scheduled to be released in CD form, under the title Live At Brixton, through ...

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SKINDRED Set Release Date For "Babylon"

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have set May 13th as the European release date through BMG Records for their debut CD, entitled Babylon, which was recently produced by Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and mixed by Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS, FEAR FACTORY). Prior to the release of the ...

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SEPULTURA: Without A Record Deal, Pursuing Side Projects

SEPULTURA have parted ways with Rick Sales Management (i.e. SLAYER, SYSTEMATIC) and have broken off contract negotiations with Sanctuary Records following the group's split with Roadrunner last year, drummer Igor Cavalera has exclusively told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although initial discussions between Sanctuary and SEPULTURA had taken place (a fact that was affirmed by a Sanctuary label ad ...

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SEPULTURA Confirmed For Spain's TOPAGUNEA FESTIVAL

SEPULTURA have been confirmed for the Topagunea Festival, which is scheduled to take place on March 31st in Ellorio, Spain. The complete listing of the group's upcoming dates now looks like this: Mar. 31 - Ellorio, SPA @ Topagunea Festival Apr. 06 - Catanduva, BRA @ Ginásio Do Conjunto Esportivo Apr. 20 - Recife, BRA ...

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SEPULTURA, KRISIUN To Share Stage At ABRIL PRO ROCK Festival

SEPULTURA, KRISIUN, and ATTAQUE 77 (a punk rock band from Argentina) will perform on the main stage of the Abril Pro Rock festival on April 20th in Recife, Brazil. Appearing on the second stage at the same event will be local bands DECOMPOSED GOD, PROLE and OS CACHORROS. The shows will reportedly be alternated, allowing ...

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Brazilian THRASH OF THE TITANS: Final Line-Up Announced!

Brazil's much-anticipated Thrash Of The Titans festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 20th at Estacionamento do Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil, is a benefit event that will raise funds for Brazilian hospitals for the treatment of cancer diseases. The following bands are confirmed to appear at the event: ANTHRAX TESTAMENT MACHINE HEAD DEATH ...

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SEPULTURA To Embark On "Biggest-Ever" Brazilian Tour

SEPULTURA have announced plans to embark on their biggest-ever Brazilian tour in early April. So far the following dates have been confirmed: Apr. 06 - Catanduva, BRA @ Ginásio do Conjunto Esportivo Apr. 20 - Recife, BRA @ Abril Pro Rock (w/KRISIUN) May 15 - Porto Alegre, BRA @ Opinião May 16 - Porto Alegre, ...

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EMINENCE Set Title For Upcoming CD

Brazil's EMINENCE, featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, have set Humanology as the title of their new album, which is scheduled to be recorded shortly with veteran producer Neil Kernon (i.e. NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) at the helm. Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming CD is "Overload". ...

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