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NILE Complete New Album, Announce US Headlining Tour

Critically-acclaimed death metal powerhouse NILE have completed their forthcoming record, entitled In Their Darkened Shrines. In Their Darkened Shrines was recorded in South Carolina's Soundlab Studios, with production from the band's Karl Sanders and long-time NILE producer Bob Moore. The final track listing is as follows: 01. The Blessed Dead 02. Execration Text 03. Sarcophagus ...

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NIRVANA: Samples Of Unreleased Track Get Posted Online

According to the unofficial NIRVANA website, www.nirvanaclub.com, four short clips of what is claimed to be the unreleased NIRVANA song "You Know You're Right" were posted online over the weekend, raising the possibility that the whole track could appear in the future. The song, which was recorded post-In Utero in January 1994 at Bob Lang's ...

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SALIVA To Begin Recording "Back Into Your System"

SALIVA have finished pre-production work on their third album and will enter Bearsville Studio in upstate New York with producer Bob Marlette later this month to record the follow-up to last year's Every Six Seconds. The new album, entitled Back Into Your System, is due in mid-August. The album's first single, the projected title track, ...

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EDGUY's TOBIAS SAMMET: AVANTASIA Part II Coming In August

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet is currently hard at work on the second part of his metal opera project dubbed AVANTASIA, which released a highly-acclaimed debut effort, entitled simply The Metal Opera, in November 2000. According to Sammet, touring with my main band EDGUY is such big fun, [but] in between traveling to the different continents, ...

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UNJUST Get Added To CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS

UNJUST have been added to the California Music Awards on April 27th in Oakland, CA. The band join PAPA ROACH, SAMMY HAGAR, SMASH MOUTH, BOB WEIR, JOE SATRIANI, THE K.G.B. & MIXMASTER MIKE as performers. UNJUST recently won the California Music Awards Rising Star Showcase, sponsored by Live 105 and Guitar Center, to win ...

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BOB DAISLEY & LEE KERSLAKE: OZZY Robbed The Record-Buying Public

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake have issued a statement responding to the press release from the OSBOURNE camp “explaining” the reasons for the removal of the duo's recorded performances from the Blizzard of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman “reissues” and accusing the pair of having “harassed” the family for ...

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KID ROCK Gives PAMELA The Rock

The following item comes to us courtesy of Billboard magazine: Pamela Anderson can't seem to get enough of rockers — the former Mrs. Tommy Lee is now engaged to bad-boy musician Kid Rock. The 34-year-old actress, star of the campy hit V.I.P., said "yes" when boyfriend Kid Rock (real name: Bob Ritchie) proposed [on April ...

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SAVATAGE Announce PITRELLI's Return To Group's Ranks

SAVATAGE have officially rejoined forces with former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli. As a result of this develoment, the group will no longer be requiring the services of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost, who filled in for Pitrelli during the latter's tenure with Mustaine and co. "Me and the boys have remained friends in the past ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Diary Of A Mad Scam?!

A minor controversy has erupted among die-hard OZZY OSBOURNE fans over the upcoming reissue of the singer's classic solo debut, Blizzard of Ozz, which is currently slated to come out through the Sony label on April 9th. Billed as a digitally remastered version of the original master tapes, the new expanded edition reissue apparently no ...

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MEDICATION Announce Album Title, Push Back EP Release Date

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have set Prince Valium as the title of their forthcoming debut full-length album, which is currently being produced by Bob Marlette for a ...

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IRON MAIDEN Benefit Single Details Revealed

IRON MAIDEN will release the Run To The Hills single on Monday, March 11th and all of the band income from the sale of the singles will be forwarded to the Clive Burr MS Fund. The single will be available in three formats, all of which celebrate Clive's time with the band. The CD singles ...

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MOTORHEAD Get "Hammered"!

MOTORHEAD have set Hammered as the title of their forthcoming studio album, which is due to be issued on April 8th in Europe (through SPV/Steamhammer Records) and April 9th in North America. Recorded in Los Angeles, California by Bob Kulick and Bob Marlette, Hammered will feature the following track listing: 01. Shut Your Mouth 02. ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Complete Final Mastering Of New CD

PITCHSHIFTER have completed sequencing their upcoming CD, entitled PSI, at PSI Studios in Nottingham, UK and have sent the album to Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine for the final master CD to be cut under the watchful eye of Bob Ludwig (who mastered the group's www.pitchshifter.com record). Commented vocalist J.S. Clayden: “It's been an intense ...

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NILE To Record Third CD In February

Acclaimed death metallers NILE will enter Soundlab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina with producer Bob Moore on February 15th to begin recording their third album for Relapse Records, tentatively entitled In Their Darkened Shrines. A July release is expected. In other news, NILE will appear at this year's New England Metal Festival, which is set ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Master New CD, Confirm 2000 AD Appearance

PITCHSHIFTER completed the first leg of mastering for their upcoming P.S.I. CD yesterday at Portland, Maine's Gateway facility with Bob Ludwig (who mastered the group's www.pitchshifter.com record), and will take the mastered tunes back to Nottingham in order to insert in-between song interludes and perform additional touch-ups before the final mastering session takes place. P.S.I. ...

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The LA Times: Slash Persona Non Grata at GUNS N' ROSES Concert

The following item originally appeared in the daily newspaper The Los Angeles Times: “Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash's plan to check out his estranged bandmate Axl Rose on stage last weekend was scrapped by Rose's representatives, who informed him that he wouldn't be allowed into the Las Vegas concert hall. Slash, who officially left ...

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Tommy Lee's Bedroom Disappointments

The following item comes to us courtesy of today's edition of The New York Post: Now that Pamela Anderson is battling her ex, Tommy Lee, for custody of their two sons, she is toning down her red-hot media coverage at least in the United States. The former Playmate has done a raunchy spread for the ...

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 1

The recently-reunited classic CANDLEMASS line-up—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will perform a five-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up (www.closeupmagazine.net), at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13th. The event ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love' as ...

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Archive News Oct 09, 2001

Drummer Roy Mayorga has dismissed as “false” the reports of him rejoining SOULFLY in time for the recording of the group's third full-length CD, which is due in mid-2002 (as posted here last Friday). Directly contradicting statements made by SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera last week, Mayorga offered in an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET simply ...

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Archive News Oct 03, 2001

Further to the news item we posted here yesterday about SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez's possible defection from the group's ranks over contractual issues, it now appears that the skinsman is keeping busy by playing in a local Chicago-area band called STRIPPING THE PISTOL, who are reportedly showcasing for a few major labels on Sunday, ...

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Archive News Sep 28, 2001

LIMP BIZKIT will be issuing a remix album entitled Remizkit, in the near future, featuring remixes by DJ Premiere, Timbaland, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst, LIMP BIZKIT's DJ Lethal, LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, P. Diddy, The Neptunes, William Orbit, Josh Abraham, and including appearances by BUBBA SPARXXX, 8 BALL, E40, and other “special ...

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