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MISERY INDEX To Issue Special Vinyl Edition Of "Overthrow"

MISERY INDEX, featuring former members of DYING FETUS, will issue a limited-edition 12" vinyl version of their Overthrow mini-album through Good Life Recordings during the summer. This special edition will feature the full Overthrow CD on the first side, while the second side will contain the full recordings from the Emerson College Radio (88.9 WERS) ...

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VICTORY FLAG To Open For GRAVES In Cleveland

VICTORY FLAG will be winding down their Magical Misery Tour in support of their latest release, The Soundtrack To Your Miserable Life, with an opening gig for GRAVES, featuring ex-MISFITS members Michael Graves and Dr. Chud, on June 13th at The Hi-Fi Club in Cleveland, Ohio (a club owned by WARRANT guitarist Billy Morris). ...

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DARKANE: "Expanding Senses" Full Track Listing Unveiled

Sweden's DARKANE have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled Expanding Senses, for an August 18th release through Nuclear Blast Records. The final track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Innocence Gone 02. Solitary Confinement 03. Fatal Impact 04. Imaginary Entity 05. Violence from Within 06. The Fear of One's Self 07. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: Virginia Show Cancelled

NUCLEAR ASSAULT's show at Jaxx in West Springfield, Viriginia, which was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 28th, has reportedly been cancelled due to poor advance ticket sales. Also affected by the cancellation are MISERY INDEX (featuring ex-DYING FETUS members), CANDY STRIPER DEATH ORGY, THE CROWN, ALL THAT REMAINS, and FROWN UPON, all ...

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MISERY INDEX Pull Out Of OHIO DEATH FEST

Due to circumstances beyond the band's control, MISERY INDEX will not be performing at this weekend's Ohio Death Fest. However, the band will be playing with Norway's IMMORTAL at the Jaxx nightclub in Springfield, Virginia on May 25th. In other news, MISERY INDEX have issued a statement refuting recent rumors that they have inked a ...

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PRONG: The 2002 US Tour Set List

The full set list for PRONG's appearance at The Galaxy in Santa Ana, California on April 3rd was as follows: 01. Another Worldly Device 02. Out Of This Misery 03. Dark Signs 04. One Outnumbered 05. Close The Door 06. Broken Peace 07. Rude Awakening 08. Caprice 09. Initiation (new) 10. Beg To Differ 11. ...

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DARKSIDE Split With Guitarist, Exchange Verbal Jabs

Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE have parted ways with bass player and founding member Peter Böhm shortly after the group's return from their European tour with MORTICIAN and CARNAL FORGE. Peter reportedly left the band because he felt DARKSIDE were “trapped in a musical one-way street and at a dead-end image wise,” according to DARKSIDE's official ...

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MISERY INDEX To Record Split 7", Embark On Mini-Tour

MISERY INDEX, who feature in their ranks former members of DYING FETUS and PESSIMIST, will be recording three songs this weekend for an upcoming split 7"/CD release on Willowtip Records with Pittsburgh's COMMIT SUICIDE. In other news, MISERY INDEX will be performing the following gigs during the coming weeks: Apr. 04 - Baltimore, MD @ ...

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ABSU Drummer Among Leading Candidates To Join SLAYER

ABSU percussionist Proscriptor (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens) is a strong candidate to fill the vacant SLAYER drummer slot following the departure of Paul Bostaph, who left the group last December due to a chronic elbow injury. Although the drummer has yet to be officially offered the position, Givens reportedly auditioned with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Takes Shape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 2 FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL WORCESTER, Mass. - MassConcerts is proud to announce that the fourth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Individual day tickets ...

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TROUBLE Pound Chicago Into Submission!

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—performed an eight-song reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, before PA problems abruptly ended the show ¼ of the way into the group's cover of BLACK SABBATH's “Children ...

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ABORTED Cover NAPALM DEATH For Split CD!

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED have just entered CCR Studios to record two new tracks for a four-way split CD with DROWNING, MISERY INDEX, and BRODEQUIN. Set to be issued through Bones Brigade Records, the CD will include a new ABORTED song called “Genetic Murder Concept” and the band's cover of NAPALM DEATH's “Suffer The ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 23, 2001

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group's web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR's history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-recorded, full-length live concert, as ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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Archive News Oct 18, 2001

The official web site of the heavy metal band ANTHRAX at www.anthrax.com has reportedly received 8 million hits in the last two weeks, with 325,000 unique visitors connecting to the site in the wake of the recent anthrax bacteria terrorist scare that has sent fear and panic through the streets of America. ...

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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 02, 2001

Drummer Joe Nunez is strongly rumored to have left SOULFLY after a disagreement with band manager Gloria Cavalera over the financial terms of his most recent arrangement with the group. According to a source close to Nunez, the skinsman had signed a contract with SOULFLY that had barely enabled him to survive during the ...

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Archive News Sep 05, 2001

SLIPKNOT's Iowa has sold a total of 254,000 copies in its first week of release in the US, entering next week's Billboard Top 200 Pop Album chart at #3, behind AALIYAH's self-titled effort and MARY J. BLIGE's No More Drama CD. Although this is clearly a hugely impressive chart showing, it is a disappointment ...

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Archive News Aug 27, 2001 - update 1

Based on recent “off the record” statements made by drummer Michel Langevin (aka Away), the current incarnation of VOIVOD—which includes Langevin, guitarist Denis D'Amour (aka Piggy), and returning frontman Denis Belanger (aka Snake)—will take up to a year composing material for the group's upcoming studio album and will likely complete most of the initial ...

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Archive News Aug 27, 2001 - update 2

The UK's KILL II THIS have been dropped by Visible Noise Records and have parted ways with singer Matt Pollock. In an e-mail sent by Visible Noise MD Julie Weir to Steve Braund of Amplify This web 'zine, it was revealed that the budget required for the recording of a new album could not ...

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Archive News Jul 25, 2001

According to buddyhead.com, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl, former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins, L7's Donita Sparks, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme and THE TRAVELING WILBURYS drummer Jim Keltner got together at Los Angeles' Conway Studios on Monday, July 16th to record several as-yet-undisclosed tunes that may or ...

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Archive News Jul 13, 2001

CRADLE OF FILTH have issued a statement slamming their US label, Spitfire Records, for not releasing an “enhanced” version of the group's current album, Bitter Suites To Succubi, and failing to inform the band of the change in plans. According to the statement, “the USA version of the BSTS CD should also ...

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Archive News Jul 12, 2001

ANATHEMA have officially confirmed the departure of bassist Dave Pybus, who is currently touring in US as a session bassist for CRADLE OF FILTH. According to the band's official web site, Dave's departure won't have any effect on the release of ANATHEMA's brand new studio album, A Fine Day to Exit, which is ...

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Archive News Jun 19, 2001

The official JUDAS PRIEST web site has posted a bunch of photos online that were taken at the group's concert in London, UK on Friday, June 15th. You can check them out here.


SLIPKNOT are tentatively scheduled to release a DVD through Roadrunner in November of this year. According to the label's official web ...

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Archive News Jun 17, 2001

Devin Townsend (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) fans anxiously anticipating the release of the Vancouver whiz-kid's TERRIA project can download two of the album tracks — 'Mountain' and 'Canada' — via the multi-talented artist's MP3.com web site at this location.&nbsp


The July issue of Rolling Stone magazine confirms that EMINEM's collaboration track of 'The Way ...

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