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DYING FETUS Prepare To Record New Album, Embark On European Tour

DYING FETUS are currently writing material for their forthcoming full-length CD, Stop At Nothing, due in January 2003 through Relapse Records. Among the titles set to be included on the album are "Schematics", "One Shot, One Kill", "Stop At Nothing" and "Forced Elimination". In other news, DYING FETUS will embark on a headlining European tour ...

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WILL HAVEN Line Up Dates With SOULFLY

WILL HAVEN have lined up the following dates during August/September: Aug. 30 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey (w/MY RUIN) Aug. 31 – San Diego, CA @ TBA Sep. 13 - Grass Valley, CA @ TBA (w/RED TAPE, PIPEDOWN) Sep. 16 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (w/SOULFLY) Sep. 17 - Sparks, NV @ ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS To Issue New Single, Album In September

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, will release a new single, "By the Grace of God" b/w "Red Light", via Universal Music in early September. A new, as-yet-untitled 13-track LP/CD is coming out on Universal in late September. A Scandinavian tour is planned ...

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SADUS Line Up European Appearances

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS, featuring current TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Jon Allen, are scheduled to perform several European dates in late September. So far the following shows have been confirmed: Sep. 20 – Strassbourg, FRA @ La Laiterie (w/CANNIBAL CORPSE, SEVERE TORTURE, DEW-SCENTED) Sep. 22 – Rotterdam, NETH @ Baroeg (w/DEAD ...

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SIX FEET UNDER/HATEBREED Dates Announced

SIX FEET UNDER will support HATEBREED at the following shows: Sep. 09 - Houston, TX @ Numbers Sep. 10 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Sep. 12 - Tulsa, OK @ The Other Side Sep. 13 - Pittsburgh, KS @ Fox Town City Limits Sep. 14 - Clinton, IA @ Pig Pen Sep. ...

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Y&T: West Coast Dates Announced

The reformed Y&T have lined up several West Coast dates during November. They are as follows: Nov. 02 – Concord, CA @ Pavillion (w/JOURNEY) Nov. 07 – Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Nov. 08 – Anaheim, CA @ Galaxy Theater Nov. 09 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater (w/MONTROSE) Nov. 16 – Petaluma, CA @ ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE Announce Upcoming Dates

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Aug. 16 - Lysekil Rocks - Lysekil, SWE Dec. 04 - Metalclub – Karlstad, SWE (w/RECLUSION) Additional shows in Denmark, Finland and Switzerland will be announced shortly. ...

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ABSU's PROSCRIPTOR MCGOVERN Suffers Serious Hand Injury

On June 23rd, ABSU drummer/vocalist Proscriptor McGovern was involved in serious hand/wrist injury, which has forced him to quit playing drums for at least a couple of months. His orthopedic surgeon says that the scaphoid bone in his wrist has been completely shattered and will take reconstructive surgery to mend it back together. This means ...

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PRONG To Perform At Belgium's PUKKELPOP Festival

In addition to their previously-announced one-off London gig on August 22nd, PRONG are scheduled to perform at Belgium's Pukkelpop festival on August 23rd. Other acts set to appear at the three-day event (held on August 22-24 in Hasselt-Kiewit) include KORN, GUNS N' ROSES, FILTER, JANE'S ADDICTION, SICK OF IT ALL, ANDREW WK, NICKELBACK, PUDDLE OF ...

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OZZFEST 2002 Live CD: Track Listing Revealed

The running order for the Ozzfest 2002 Live CD has been finalized and a release date has been set for September 3rd through Columbia Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. OZZY OSBOURNE - War Pigs (BLACK SABBATH cover) 02. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Needles 03. ROB ZOMBIE - ...

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THE KUSH PROJECT: Upcoming Dates Announced

THE KUSH PROJECT, featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, ex-FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will perform the following dates during August: Aug. 24 - Temecula, CA @ TBA Aug. 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Club Glow (w/THE VISIONARIES, BOO-YA TRIBE) Aug. 27 – Los ...

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SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY Complete Work On New Demo

Oakland, California's SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY are completing work on a six-song recording containing five new originals and a cover of "Don't Let it Bring You Down", which will appear on a forthcoming NEIL YOUNG tribute album. In the meantime, the group have lined up the following gigs during August: Aug. 08 – San Jose, CA @ ...

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UNJUST Added To Oakland's TATTOO THE EARTH

San Francisco Bay Area metallers UNJUST have just been added to the 2002 Tattoo The Earth festival. The event will be held at the Oakland Coliseum (home of the Oakland Raiders) on Friday, August 9th. UNJUST will be performing a forty-five minute set on Friday featuring new, previously-unreleased material. Tickets are $20 and are available ...

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NO ONE Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Chicago's NO ONE are continuing to demo new material with producer Johnny K. prior to the recording of the band's second album, due in early 2003. The group's final show before entering the studio to track the new CD will take place on Sunday, September 29th at Oasis 160 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Also appearing ...

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ALL BORO KINGS Land On German Alternative Charts

ALL BORO KINGS, the new project consisting of Dave Neabore (DOG EAT DOG, bass/vocals), Dan Nastasi (ex-DOG EAT DOG/MUCKY PUP, guitar/vocals), Sean Kilkenny (DOG EAT DOG, guitar/vocals) and drummer John Milnes (ex-TRACY BONHAM/THE BLOODHOUND GANG), landed at position #16 on the German Alternative Single chart with "Blowin' Smoke" and #14 on the German Alternative Album ...

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ANDREW W.K.: SHARON OSBOURNE Is "Monolith Of Strength"

ANDREW W.K. recently commented on what it has been like on Ozzfest this year knowing that the tour's mastermind, Sharon Osbourne, is battling cancer. "Well I know everybody was freaked out about that. It was... I'm blown away by... She was running this thing from the hospital at times. I think everybody's really pulled together ...

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NEUROTICA Announce "OFF FEST" Dates

Florida's NEUROTICA, featuring former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, have lined up the following "Off Fest" dates, scheduled in-between the group's Ozzfest 2002 appearances: Jul. 30 – Tekworld - Louisville, KY Aug. 02 - The Cobalt - Bowling Green, KY (w/SOIL) Aug. 29 - Fez Ballroom – Portland, OR Sep. 06 - Rialto Theatre – Tuscon, ...

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ANDREW W.K.: I Don't Care If People Think I'm An Idiot

Despite getting a lot of negative feedback from the crowd on Ozzfest 2002, ANDREW W.K. recently told Launch that he's not too concerned with what people think of his performance or his music as long as they leave with a smile on their face. "If people are excited about what I'm doing, I don't care ...

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OBITUARY Reunite For Impromptu Appearance At OZZFEST 2002

Three-fifths of the classic line-up of OBITUARY reunited on stage at the Friday, July 26th stop of Ozzfest 2002 in West Palm Beach, Florida as part of ANDREW W.K.'s set at the event. W.K. drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy, vocalist/brother John Tardy, and bassist Frank Watkins were accompanied by Andrew, Gregg and Pain on guitars as ...

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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce Upcoming Dates

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced the following live dates during the coming weeks: Aug. 02 - Furnace Fest - Birmingham, AL Aug. 03 - Uncle Doctors - SC Aug. 13 - Irving Plaza - New York, New York (w/TOMAHAWK) Aug. 23 - Leeds Festival - Leeds, UK Aug. 24 - Gig On The Green - ...

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DEICIDE European Tour Dates Unveiled

DEICIDE, MYSTIC CIRCLE, ANTAEUS, and CENTINEX will be teaming up for a European tour in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 06 - UK Bradford, UK - Rio Nov. 07 - London, UK - Mean Fiddler Nov. 08 - Helmond, NETH - Plato Nov. 09 - Trier, GER - Exil * Nov. 10 - ...

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DEATH ACROSS AMERICA 2002: Final Dates Unveiled

The final dates for this year's installment of the Death Across America tour, featuring KATAKLYSM, DIVINE EMPIRE, MISERY INDEX, and BEYOND THE EMBRACE, have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ US Cellular Arena Jul. 29 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Starlight Jul. 31 - Alburquerque, NM @ Launch Pad ...

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SUMMER BLASPHEMY 2002: Complete Itinerary Announced

The final dates for the forthcoming Summer Blasphemy 2002 tour, featuring INCANTATION, IMPALED, DECAPITATED, VEHEMENCE, and DEAD TO FALL, have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 25 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH Jul. 26 - MILWAUKEE METALFEST - US Cellular Arena - Milwaukee, WI Jul. 29 - Packees Pub - Woodbridge, NJ ...

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Germany's OFF LIMITS Festival Cancelled!

Germany's Off Limits festival, which was set to be held at the Leipziger Messehalle on August 31st and Dortmunder Westfalenhalle on September 1st, has been officially cancelled. RAMMSTEIN, ANDREW WK and CLAWFINGER were due to take part in the festivities, which were originally supposed to be held outdoors at Festwiese in Leipzig and at Georg-Melches-Stadion ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: Live Dates Announced

Veteran San Francisco power metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jul. 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Lucifer's Hammer Jul. 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound (w/MANMADEGOD) Jul. 28 – Concord, CA @ The Concord Pavilion (w/THE SCORPIONS, DEEP PURPLE, DIO) Aug. 03 – Wacken, GER ...

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