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IRON MAIDEN: Stage EDDIE Finds New Home!

You may remember that last year IRON MAIDEN ran an eBay auction to raise money for the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund... and one of the most interesting items up for grabs was a genuine "Stage Eddie" from the "No Prayer For The Dying" tour. He's been cooped up on a container ship for ...

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USURPER Part Ways With Drummer

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER are currently seeking a new drummer. Please contact usurper@usurper.us or mgmt@usurper.us for further requirements. "After 5 years of dedicated service which included recording 3 albums and various US/Euro tours, we have decided to part ways with Dave Hellstorm," USURPER guitarist Rick "Scythe" Sprague said in an official statement. "There are no ...

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Engineering The Dead - ABORTED

Belgium's ABORTED spit bile, other assorted bodily fluids and just about every murderously inhuman thought they can at the listener for the full thirty-eight minutes of their debut outing for France's Listenable Records. But you shouldn't be too intimidated by this, because when said sonic pretensions are set aside and dictionary-defying titles like "Nailed Through ...

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IMPALED Push Back EP Release

IMPALED have pushed back the release date of their upcoming EP, "Medical Waste", to early February via Necropolis Records in the U.S. and Century Media Records in Europe. "The delay may be fortuitous, though, as IMPALED have completed their first music video!," according to the band's official web site. "Directed by Sean 'Bloodbath' McGrath himself, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Mystery Neighbor Revealed

The Osbournes' noisy neighbour has been revealed as forgotten '80s pop star Owen Paul, Ananova.com reports. Viewers of the reality TV show's first season saw Sharon Osbourne throwing a large leg of ham over the fence in protest of the mystery neighbor's all-night partying. Paul, who had a hit with "My Favorite Waste Of Time" ...

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The Odyssey - SYMPHONY X

Once you dig beneath the dungeons, dragons and decorative armor, "true" metal carries as many false promises as it does genuine attributes. The fact that recycling standardized riffs and possessing a singer with a voice more featureless than the Arizona desert (take a bow, HAMMERFALL and ICED EARTH) can propel you into the stratosphere seems ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Speak Out Against Release Of Unofficial Video

CRADLE OF FILTH have issued a statement urging their fans "not to waste their money" on an unofficial video purporting to chronicle the band's rise from obscurity to one of the most commercially successful black metal groups in existence. "CRADLE OF FILTH would like to warn fans of the existence of a so-called biography of ...

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DOPE Frontman Responds To Parody Interview

DOPE frontman Edsel Dope has issued a response to the interview posted here several days ago in which an "anonymous" writer, otherwise known as STATIC-F's Trick Elzen, sought to counter some of Edsel's earlier statements regarding MURDERDOLLS, SLIPKNOT and former DOPE members Tripp Eisen and Acey Slade. Edsel's statement is as ...

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CROOKED Set Release Date For Debut CD

San Francisco Bay Area's CROOKED (formerly NMSO4) have set Dec. 1 as the release date for their recently-completed debut album, which was produced by ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and engineered by PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC frontman Roman Marisak. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Inside 02. Mistake 03. Falling 04. ...

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CRAZY TOWN To Issue 'Darkhorse' In November

CRAZY TOWN have set Darkhorse as the title of their sophomore album, due on November 12th via Columbia Records. Darkhorse was produced by Howard Benson (P.O.D., SEPULTURA, SKINDRED) and is the follow-up to CRAZY TOWN's 1999 debut, The Gift Of Game. Among the collaborators in the studio was WEEZER frontman Rivers Cuomo, who added a ...

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ANTHRAX Film Scene For HELEN MIRREN Movie

ANTHRAX filmed a scene last week for an upcoming Helen Mirren movie, Calendar Girls, due sometime next year. Commented guitarist Scott Ian: "It's a true story about these British women that posed for a sexy calendar to raise money for charity. It became huge and they came to LA to be on Jay Leno. Our ...

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STAIND To Issue First-Ever DVD

STAIND will release their first DVD, containing the group's appearance on MTV's Unplugged, on November 12th through Elektra. The DVD will feature the Unplugged performance, taped July 16th, 2001, along with two additional songs ("Suffer", "Pressure") that didn't air on the original broadcast. In addition to the 11-song, 72-minute Unplugged show, the DVD will also ...

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DECEMBER, CEPHALIC CARNAGE Lay Canada To Waste

Reno, Nevada's aggro-tech metal-core machine DECEMBER and avant-death grinders CEPHALIC CARNAGE are in the middle of a 13-date Canadian tour prior to the start of the two groups' North American trek with thrash legends KREATOR and DESTRUCTION. The remaining dates on the DECEMBER/CEPHALIC CARNAGE current jaunt are as follows: Aug. 16 - Cafe Chaos - ...

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WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album: Complete Track Listing Announced

SLAYER's Tom Araya, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are the among the artists confirmed to appear on Rise Above, an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. Due on October 8th through Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 label via Sanctuary Records, the LP was spearheaded by Rollins and ...

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TheSTART Lose Drummer, Find Temporary Replacement

TheSTART, featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, have parted ways with drummer Scott Ellis and have temporarily replaced him with touring drummer Brian Ferrero. Says Ellis about his departure: "I love TheSTART as much [the fans] do, but I felt it was time for me to stop. I wish only the best for ...

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DEAD BRAIN CELLS Release Posthumous CD

Long-defunct Montreal act DEAD BRAIN CELLS (a.k.a. DBC) have released a CD collection Galy Records of demos recorded in 1990 and 1991 for what would have been the band's third full-length album. Dropped from Combat Records in 1991, DBC played their last show that year and have been unheard from ever since. Until now, that ...

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TheSTART To Issue New Three-Song EP

Los Angeles-based TheSTART, featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, will be performing at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, April 10th on a bill that will also feature ENEMY (featuring A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and TheSTART/ex-SNOT drummer Jamie Miller) and TAPE. The show will also serve as a record ...

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SHAMAN Confirmed For Spain's VINA ROCK 2002 Festival

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (guitar), have been confirmed for the Vina Rock Espanha 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27th at Auditorio Municipal in Villarrobledo, Spain. Other artists set to appear at the event include R.D.P. and BARON ROJO, ...

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