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DISTURBED, HATEBREED, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Confirmed For LOCOBAZOOKA! Festival

The Locobazooka! festival, which this year spawned a 16-date tour featuring SEVENDUST and FILTER, will revert to its original incarnation as a single-day festival on September 22nd in Worcester, Massachusetts, according to Billboard. DISTURBED, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, NONPOINT, FLIPP, BLINDSIDE, FLAW, and HATEBREED have all signed on to appear. The day-long concert is sponsored by ...

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DROWNING POOL Singer Found Dead

DROWNING POOL singer Dave Williams was found dead on the band's tour bus Wednesday afternoon (August 14th), according to a spokesperson for the group. He was 30 years old. The Dallas quartet was on tour with Ozzfest when Williams' body was discovered. Ozzfest had played the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday. ...

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DISTURBED Clip Too "Disturbing" For Video Outlets

DISTURBED's clip for the track "Prayer", which was directed by the Brothers Strause last month, has reportedly been refused by certain video outlets, who have deemed the scenes in the video—including those depicting collapsing construction sites, car crashes and a cataclysmic earthquake—as too reminiscent of those of last September 11th, according to MTV.com. As a ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Cancel "Secret" London Gig

THE WILDHEARTS have cancelled their appearance at the Hope & Anchor in Islington, London, this Thursday, July 18th. Says mainman Ginger: "We cancelled the gig because of lack of honor between artist and venue. The H&A agreed to have the show billed as a secret gig, for the hardcore fans only. When they decided to ...

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MURDERDOLLS Announce US Dates

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 30 - San Diego @ Epicenter Jul. 31 ...

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DIRT Ink Deal With 2K SOUNDS/EMI

Houston's DIRT have inked a deal with 2K Sounds/EMI Distribution for the release of their long-awaited debut album, entitled From Dirt We Come. Recorded two years ago at AMG Studios recording compound in Houston and produced by COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, the album contains such cuts as "Pain", "Useless", "Disturbed" and "Last Tribe". To ...

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MURDERDOLLS Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have been confirmed for Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 17-18. ...

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DISTURBED To Film Clip For "Prayer" Title Cut

DISTURBED will shoot a video for "Prayer", the first single from the band's upcoming sophomore album of the same name, with directors the Brothers Strause in Los Angeles later this month. DISTURBED frontman David Draiman recently told MTV.com that he was inspired to write the song by two recent tragedies in his life — the ...

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DISTURBED Mixing "Believe" For September Release

DISTURBED are currently mixing their sophomore album, Believe, at Soundtrack Studios in New York City with Andy Wallace (i.e. KORN, SOULFLY, LIMP BIZKIT) for a September release through Reprise/Warner Bros. Records. As previously reported, Believe will tentatively contain the following track listing (in no specific order): 01. Prayer 02. Remember 03. Believe 04. Rise 05. ...

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DISTURBED To Issue DVD In June

DISTURBED will release their first DVD on June 4th. Entitled M.O.L., it will feature live footage recorded from several stops on last year's Music As a Weapon tour. Also included will be interviews and the unedited videos from the group's double-platinum debut album, The Sickness, including "Down With the Sickness", "Stupify", and "Voices". DISTURBED are ...

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SOULFLY's MAX CAVALERA: New Album Is Our Heaviest Yet

SOULFLY are scheduled to shoot a video for "Seek 'n' Strike", the first single off their upcoming 3 opus, later this month with director Nathan Cox (i.e. SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED). "I want to do something really different than everything else," mainman Max Cavalera told MTV.com. "A lot of my videos are band-oriented, and ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSESfeaturing vocalist Axl Rose as the sole remaining original memberhas reportedly been confirmed to appear at the Summer Sonic festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka. GNR will apparently perform two showsone in ...

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PRONG Recruit MADONNA Guitarist, Prepare To Record Live Album

The latest incarnation of PRONG have recruited former MADONNA touring guitarist Monte Pittman to fill in for DIESEL MACHINE's Rich Gonzales during the group's current US tour after Gonzales was forced to pull out of the trek due to unspecified scheduling conflicts. Pittman is no stranger to the PRONG camp, having extensively collaborated with the ...

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DISTURBED: "Believe" Track Listing Unveiled

DISTURBED are currently ensconced at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago with producer Johnny K (who also produced DISTURBED's multi-platinum debut, 2000's Sickness) laying down tracks for their sophomore effort, Believe, due out in the fall. “We're just going according to the old adage, if it ain't broke, don't fix it,” frontman David Draiman told Rolling Stone ...

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SYSTEMATIC Prepare To Enter Studio In April

San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC, featuring former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, are now hoping to hit the studio in mid-April to begin recording their as-yet-untitled sophomore album for a fall release through Elektra Records. Vocalist Tim Narducci and guitarist Adam Rupell have been writing material for the follow-up to 2000's Somewhere In Between since the ...

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KITTIE Rumored For US OZZFEST, UK OZZFEST Date Confirmed!

KITTIE are strongly rumored to have been added to the line-up of artists appearing at Ozzfest 2002, which is scheduled to kick off this summer. OZZY OSBOURNE and SYSTEM OF A DOWN are the only two acts to have been officially confirmed by the festival organizers, while DOWN and DISTURBED are also being mentioned as ...

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OZZFEST: European Appearances In The Works

Long-running metal festival Ozzfest is in talks to complete several dates overseas before beginning its annual North American summer trek. According to several credible reports, the outing has already lined up a May 26th show in Ireland at the Punchestown Race Course near Dublin, while a concert at Castle Donnington in England is in the ...

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DOPE, Others To Contribute To Upcoming WWF CD

DOPE will record a cover version of BILLY IDOL's “Rebel Yell” in its mobile recording studio for an upcoming, as-yet-undecided soundtrack. In other news, the band will contribute a new track, "No Chance in Hell", to the next WWF album, entitled WWF Forced Entry, which is due to come out on March 26th through Columbia ...

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"Queen Of The Damned" Track Listing Announced

The Queen Of The Damned soundtrack, which features material co-written by KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and former OINGO BOINGO keyboardist Richard Gibbs and is due to be issued through Warner Bros. Records on February 19th, will contain the following track listing: 01. Wayne Static of STATIC-X - "Not Meant For Me" 02. David Draiman of ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Lands On Frontiers, Gets Dissed By "Queen"

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current TALISMAN / HUMANIMAL singer Jeff Scott Soto will likely ink a deal with Frontier Records for the release of his new solo project following his “amicable” split with the Z label earlier in the month. A fall release is expected. Meanwhile, Soto's contributions to the upcoming Queen Of The Damned movie soundtrack ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Appear On "Damned" Soundtrack!

Marilyn Manson recently entered a Los Angeles, CA area studio to record vocals for a track composed by KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and Richard Gibbs (OINGO BOINGO) for the upcoming Queen Of The Damned soundtrack, which is tentatively due to be released on February 19th. Manson provided vocals on the song "Redeemer", according to the ...

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DISTURBED Commence Work On Sophomore CD, Plan DVD

DISTURBED have commenced the writing process for their sophomore effort and expect to enter Groovemaster Studios with producer Johnny K during March to begin recording the CD for a late 2002 release through Giant/Warner Bros. Records. In other news, the band are presently working on their first-ever DVD, which they hope to issue in the ...

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