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SKINDRED Set Release Date For "Babylon"

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have set May 13th as the European release date through BMG Records for their debut CD, entitled Babylon, which was recently produced by Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and mixed by Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS, FEAR FACTORY). Prior to the release of the ...

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SATYRICON Studio Report #2

SATYRICON mainman Satyr has posted the following studio report from the ongoing mixing sessions at a Danish studio with producer Jeff "Critter" Newell (i.e. MINISTRY, GUNS N' ROSES, FILTER, etc.) for the group's forthcoming album, which is due to be released in August/September through Capitol Records (Scandinavia): “We're almost done, two songs left to go ...

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420 MONKS To Lens Video Clip

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will shortly film a video with director Josh Haygood for the track "Ill Dreamz", from their soon-to-be-issued debut full-length CD. The clip will reportedly be ...

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SKINDRED Announce Dates With P.O.D., ILL NINO

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, will embark on a European tour with P.O.D. and ILL NINO following their upcoming stint with ADEMA and SOIL. Both tours will precede the release of SKINDRED's debut album, entitled Babylon, which is due to be released during the summer through BMG Records. SKINDRED dates with ...

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JAMES MURPHY: The Road To Recovery

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy appears to be well on his way towards full recovery from the brain tumor that he was diagnosed with last August. According to the latest update from Murphy posted at his official web site, “I got some good news today... I just got back from meeting with my neurologist. I ...

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OZZFEST 2002: Line-Up, Dates Announced!

The confirmed acts for Ozzfest 2002 are as follows: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE SYSTEM OF A DOWN RAGE/CORNELL (currently unnamed) P.O.D. DROWNING POOL ADEMA BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Second/Third Stage: ROB ZOMBIE MESHUGGAH APEX THEORY LOSTPROPHETS PULSE ULTRA NEUROTICA Also performing at select dates will be: FLAW, MUSHROOMHEAD, 3RD STRIKE, OTEP, SEETHER, GLASSJAW, THE USED, SOIL, ...

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ILL NINO Confirmed For OZZFEST UK

ILL NINO have been added to the bill of this year's UK Ozzfest. The full line-up of artists currently scheduled to appear at the May 25th event, which will take place at Castle Donington, is as follows: OZZY OSBOURNE SYSTEM OF A DOWN TOOL SLAYER CRADLE OF FILTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY LOSTPROPHETS HUNDRED REASONS MUSHROOMHEAD ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Added To Jagermeister Music Tour

New York's 40 BELOW SUMMER have been added to the upcoming Jagermeister Music US tour, which also features DROWNING POOL, COAL CHAMBER and ILL NINO. 40 BELOW SUMMER will open the festivities at the following venues: Mar. 08 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Mar. 09 - Boynton Beach, FL @ Ovation Mar. 10 ...

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420 MONKS Demo Details, Upcoming Shows Announced

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will shortly begin shopping a four-song demo culled from the band's ongoing album recordings to interested labels with a view toward securing a record contract ...

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ENDO Added To Orlando Jagermeister Date

ENDO have been added to another date of the Jagermeister Music tour. They will be joining DROWNING POOL, COAL CHAMBER and ILL NINO at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida on Friday, March 8th. Doors open at 7:00 PM and ENDO hits the stage at 8:00 PM. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, ANGRA Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA III

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATLANTA'S PROGPOWER USA III ANNOUNCES DATES AND LINEUP FOR 2002 FESTIVAL ATLANTA - ProgPower USA III, Atlanta's third annual progressive and power metal festival, has been announced for Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at Earthlink Live. Confirmed bands include a number of artists making their first US appearances, including Germany's ...

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HELLION Update From Ann Boleyn

HELLION frontwoman Ann Boleyn recently posted the following update on the reformed band's current activities: "After the [recent HELLION] show in Riverside, CA. I began to feel ill. By the following Saturday evening I was in bed --- and sick! I went to see my doctor and she became very concerned because my lymph nodes ...

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MARILYN MANSON Gets "Evil", Continues Work On New CD

MARILYN MANSON has revealed the titles of the four instrumental pieces that he has composed for inclusion on the forthcoming Resident Evil soundtrack, which is set to be issued through Roadrunner Records on March 12th. They are as follows: 01. Seizure Of Power 02. Cleansing 03. Reunion 04. Resident Evil Main Title Theme According to ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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420 MONKS Set Track Listing For Debut Full-Length CD

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will shortly begin work on their debut full-length CD for a tentative summer release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The full track listing for the effort ...

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ILL NINO To Perform Live At In-Store

ILL NINO will be performing live at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on Wednesday, February 13th. For this in-store appearance, which will start at 6:30 PM sharp, the first 250 in attendance will get in to see the band play live. The first 50 people to buy ILL NINO's Revolution...Revolucion CD will get a ...

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Rayna Quits COAL CHAMBER, Nadja Steps Back In

Bassist Rayna Foss-Rose has left COAL CHAMBER to focus on motherhood and has been replaced by Nadja Puelen, who toured with the band during Foss-Rose's maternity leave. Foss-Rose gave birth to Kayla in October 1999 and has decided to devote more time to her family (husband, SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose, and their 2-year-old daughter). "This ...

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OPETH: Two Studio Albums On The Way!

Sweden's OPETH have confirmed via their official web site that the group are currently writing the material for not only one, but two full-length CDs that will receive a simultaneous release in late 2002 or early 2003. According to a statement from the band, “the plan is to release separate CDs at the same time, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announce Benefit Gigs For Former Drummer!

IRON MAIDEN will be performing two special benefit gigs at London's Brixton Academy on Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st to help ex-drummer and bandmate Clive Burr, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. These will be the only shows that the band will play anywhere in the world ...

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MACHINE HEAD's Flynn: "We Can Succeed"

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has issued the following statement—dubbed “Robert Flynn's Diary”—to the group's fans via the band's official web site at www.machinehead1.com: “Life can indeed be crazy sometimes. It's kind of hard to believe that one minute, your single is gonna be the #1 most added Rock track in America, you're ...

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BLACK SABBATH's Stonehenge Model Lives On!

According to the design company LSD (Light and Sound Design), which was responsible for building the Stonehenge stage set used on BLACK SABBATH's ill-fated Born Again 1983 tour (featuring Ian Gillan on vocals), the actual set used was scrapped in the US after the aforementioned trek, but they still have the model in their possession. ...

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