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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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Ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG Singer Sells NEAT RECORDS To SANCTUARY

Former TYGERS OF PAN TANG frontman Jess Cox, who has spent the last several years as MD of Neat Records (incorporating Neat Metal Records & Eldethorn Records) has sold the label to Sanctuary Records. He will, however, continue with his label Edgy Records with releases through the rest of the year. Upcoming titles include: BLITZKRIEG ...

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SKINLAB Added To DEATH ANGEL Club Dates

SKINLAB have been added to the upcoming DEATH ANGEL club appearances at The Boardwalk in Sacramento on Friday, July 5th and at The Pound in San Francisco on Saturday, July 6th. As previously reported, DEATH ANGEL's first two live shows since last year's Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert will serve as warm-up dates for ...

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MORBID ANGEL: New Frontman Needed!

The MORBID ANGEL duo of Trey Azagthoth (guitar) and Pete Sandoval (drums) have ended their collaboration with touring bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson and are currently holed up at a Louisiana jam pad writing material for the group's next studio effort, due in 2003. Anderson, who had filled the role of the band's frontman during the act's ...

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GENITORTURERS To Perform Record Release Show In Tampa

GENITORTURERS, featuring former MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass, will celebrate the release of their Flesh Is The Law EP with a performance at The Masquerade in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, June 28th. Also appearing on the bill will be KILL ALLEN WRENCH, and NOTHING PROMISE. Flesh Is The Law features new ...

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HAMMERFALL Go Completely Digital On Forthcoming CD

HAMMERFALL's as-yet-untitled fourth full-length studio album, which is currently being recorded at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain, is the group's first CD to be recorded completely digitally (i.e. there is no tape involved). "Renegade was done digitally, but still onto DA-88 tapes, so it doesn't quite qualify," stated guitarist Oscar ...

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DEATH ANGEL Add Sacramento Date To Upcoming Itinerary

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will be appearing at The Boardwalk in Sacramento on Friday, July 5th in what will mark the band's first live appearance since their stunning performance at last year's Thrash Of The Titans festival. As previously reported, DEATH ANGEL will perform at The Pound in San Francisco on Saturday, July ...

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HERMANO Confirmed For Holland's DYNAMO OPEN AIR Festival

HERMANO, the new outfit fronted by UNIDA/ex-KYUSS frontman John Garcia, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Dynamo Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 14th at sports park Boshoven in the town of Weert, situated 20 km south of Eindhoven, Holland. The full list of ...

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DEATH ANGEL: San Francisco Club Gig Date Change

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will play a (not so very) "secret" club show at San Francisco's The Pound on Saturday, July 6th and not Friday, July 5th, as previously announced, according to The Pound's official web site. Opening the show will be DEPRESSOR. DEATH ANGEL will perform the gig under the name KILL ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Perform "Secret" San Francisco Club Gig

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will perform a special "secret" show at San Francisco's The Pound on Friday July 5th under the name KILL AS ONE (the title of DEATH ANGEL's 1985 Kirk Hammett-produced demo). This special live event will serve as a warm-up for DEATH ANGEL's upcoming appearance at Dynamo Open Air festival, ...

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AEROSMITH Finalize "Best Of" Track Listing

AEROSMITH have finalized the track listing for their as-yet-untitled greatest hits collection, due out n June 25th through Columbia Records. It is as follows: Disc One: 01. Mama Kin 02. Dream On 03. Same Old Song and Dance 04. Seasons of Wither 05. Walk This Way 06. Big Ten Inch Record 07. Sweet Emotion 08. ...

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Former VOIVOD Bassist Speaks Out On Reunion With SNAKE

Ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), who left the band back in 1991 under acrimonious circumstances, recently took time out to answer several questions for BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the group's recently-launched reunion with original vocalist Denis "Snake" Belanger (which Jean-Yves is not part of) and his current activities in the music world and elsewhere. Read on: ...

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FOREVER UNTIL OCTOBER Change Recording Plans, Announce UK Gigs

Britain's FOREVER UNTIL OCTOBER have ditched plans to record their debut album in the US and are now scheduled to record at Mighty Atom Studios in Wales with producer Joe Gibb (i.e. CATATONIA, LIBERTY 37) throughout the month of July. The as-yet-untitled debut album is due for release in October through Copro Records. In the ...

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AGATHODAIMON Rework Track For Upcoming Compilation

German black metallers AGATHODAIMON have recorded a new version of the track "Sacred Divinity" (originally featured on Chapter III) for use on the upcoming compilation album Beauty In Darkness Vol. 6. The new recording was reportedly completely sung by Ophelia, who had previously contributed vocals to the song "Near Dark" on the band's debut, Blacken ...

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INFERNAL To Record Mini-CD, Prepare Full-Length Album

Sweden's INFERNAL, featuring former DARK FUNERAL guitarist Blackmoon, will enter the studio in late May to record a mini-CD entitled Summon Forth The Beast. Among the cuts set to be included on the CD are an as-yet-undisclosed album track, an exclusive non-album track and the covers "Bleed For The Devil" (MORBID ANGEL) and "Of Doom" ...

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MALEVOLENCE Hard At Work On Third Album

Portugal's extreme metal blasters MALEVOLENCE are currently in pre-production for their as-yet-untitled third album, which is expected to surface through Maquiavel Music Entertainment later in the year. Among the tracks set to appear on the forthcoming CD are "Angel Deconstruction", "Disobedience" and "Flesh Destroyer". ...

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THRONEAEON Part Ways With Hammerheart Records

Swedish death metallers THRONEAEON have parted ways with Holland's Hammerheart Records due to unsatisfactory promotion of their Neither of Gods album, according to Digital Metal. "Since our co-operation with Hammerheart Records hasn't been satisfactory we have come to an agreement where we will no longer be working together," the band announced in a recent email ...

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Eye For An Eye - DAEMON

Despite this being their third album, Denmark's DAEMON are perhaps best known for having featured the services of then-ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on their 1997 debut Seven Deadly Sins—a widely acclaimed yet largely underground classic that owed more than a small part of its musical inspiration to Andersson's previous outfit's early output. The band's second ...

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SWARM Announce Upcoming Appearances

San Francisco Bay Area's SWARM, featuring former DEATH ANGEL members Andy Galeon (drums), Rob Cavestany (guitar), and Mark Osegueda (vocals), have lined up the following shows during the next few weeks: May 04 - San Francisco, CA @ United Nations Plaza (Cannabis Freedom Day) May 10 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon St. May 18 – ...

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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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CEREMONY: Ex-MORBID ANGEL, EMPEROR Members Collaborate On New Music

CEREMONY, the reformed death metal group that currently features in its ranks ex-MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, DISASTRONAUT guitarist Greg Reed, and former EMPEROR drummer Trym, are currently working on material for a demo, which they will use to procure a record deal for the group. Former NEVERMORE and current CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O'Brien, ...

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MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE Men Reunite In CEREMONY

Reunited death metallers CEREMONY, who feature in their ranks former MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, CANNIBAL CORPSE/ex-NEVERMORE guitarist Pat O'Brien and DISASTRONAUT guitarist Greg Reed, have reportedly recruited former EMPEROR drummer Trym to play on the group's forthcoming CD for an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Drummer Resurfaces In THE SERVANTS

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, are mixing their debut full-length CD, entitled Mostly Monsters, for a late spring/early summer release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Described as “full of real rock'n'roll with sexy grooves, pounding drums, and infectious melody,” Mostly Monsters is tentatively scheduled to contain the following ...

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