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GOD FORBID Guitarist Checks In From The Road

GOD FORBID guitarist "Doc" Coyle has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "What's up, brothas and sistas! Doc here from GOD FORBID checking in from the road. Sorry it's been so long between updates, but it gets hectic on tour and hard to get ample time at a computer. "First off, ...

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UNEARTH To Film Video, Extras Needed

Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH will be shooting a video with acclaimed director Dale "Rage" Resteghini on Friday, May 21. To be in the video, contact Jen Price at Raging Nation Films by calling (212) 252-2372 and leave your name, your number and speak clearly. You must be available for at least 8 hours to be involved ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

Richmond, Virginia's "crossover kings" MUNICIPAL WASTE have inked a deal with Earache Records. MUNICIPAL WASTE deliver "blazing fast, raw thrash-core in the tradition of D.R.I., SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, 'Animosity'-era CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, NUCLEAR ASSAULT and ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT," according to an official press release. "All barely in their 20s, the members of MUNICIPAL WASTE inject youthful energy ...

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HIRAX To Release New Album In May

Thrash metal veterans HIRAX's latest studio album, "The New Age of Terror", will be released May 18 on Black Devil Records and Deep Six Records on CD and limited-edition picture-disc formats. Upon hearing the raw tracks, which were recorded at another studio, producer Michael Rozon (MELVINS, ADRENALINE OD) and the band decided the quality wasn't ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN To Enter Studio In June

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN will enter 2KHZ Studios (THE DARKNESS, THE WILDHEARTS) in London in June to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in late 2004 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD include "Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down", "Black Lords of Chaos" and "Fists of Glory". The band, ...

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BLACK HALOS, AMERICAN DOG Confirmed For Spain's SERIE Z FESTIVAL

BLACK HALOS and AMERICAN DOG are among the latest bands confirmed for the Serie Z Festival 2004, set to take place August 27-28 Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain. Other bands scheduled to perform at the festival include SKID ROW, ORQUESTA DEL DESIERTO (featuring HERMANO's Dandy Brown and FATSO JETSON's Mario Lalli), SLADE and MOTHER ...

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RHAPSODY To Issue Mini-CD In May

RHAPSODY will be issuing a new mini-CD, entitled "The Dark Secret", on May 29 through Magic Circle Music/SPV. The group's as-yet-untitled new full-length album will follow in September. "The Dark Secret" track listing: 01. Unholy Warcry (short version)* 02. Thunder Mighty Roar* 03. Sacred Power Of Raging Winds 04. Guardians Of Destiny (English version)* 05. ...

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ODIN GRANGE: RAGING SLAB And BACKDRAFT Members Join Forces

Formed out of the ashes of two of this world's premier purveyors of the boogie groove known to most folks as "southern rock" the new, trans-Atlantic group ODIN GRANGE (pronounced Oudinn Greyng) has announced its inception. The band features four Swedes previously known as BACKDRAFT Rob (guitar), Snejken (guitar), Mats (bass), Nick (drums) who released ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Cancel U.K. Tour

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN have been forced to pull out of their planned U.K. tour "due to unavoidable recording commitments," according to a post on the group's web site. "The band are extremely sorry but the new recordings are taking longer than anyone thought and we are working to some pretty harsh deadlines. It looks as ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Enter German Chart At No. 13!

MONSTER MAGNET's latest CD, "Monolithic Baby!", has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 13. View the whole chart here. As previously reported, MONSTER MAGNET are on the verge of inking a deal with Sanctuary Records for all territories outside Europe (where the band are signed to SPV Records). The follow-up ...

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MONSTER MAGNET To Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS

MONSTER MAGNET are on the verge of inking a deal with Sanctuary Records for all territories outside Europe (where the band are signed to SPV Records). The band's latest CD, "Monolithic Baby" (view cover here), is scheduled to receive a European release today (Feb. 16) through SPV. A single containing the tracks "Unbroken ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Guitarist Moonlights In Swedish Side-Projects

JUSTADELF VERSUS GROSS ALATISCH is a new Swedish all-star project featuring RAGING SPEEDHORN guitarist Gareth Smith (who's been living in Stockholm for the past couple of years), CULT OF LUNA guitarist Erik Olsson and drummer Marco Hildén (formerly of CULT OF LUNA). The music is described as a cross between NEUROSIS, MOGWAI and GODSPEED YOU ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: New Songs Posted Online

Two complete tracks — "Slut Machine" and "Supercruel" — from the forthcoming MONSTER MAGNET CD, "Monolithic Baby", can be heard in streaming Real Audio via the German Metal Hammer web site. Two more tracks will be added to the page every week between now and the album's release date. As previously reported, "Monolithic ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Announce New Singer, Record Deal

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN have announced the addition of guitarist Jaye Thompson (ex-DEFENESTRATION) to the group's ranks. Thomspon replaces founding member Tony Loughlin, who left the band to pursue a career in "music management." In other news, RAGING SPEEDHORN have signed a new deal with SPV Records following their split with the ZTT label. A new ...

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SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE Announce New Singer

SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE, a multi-musical phenomenon with various influences ranging from progressive to post rock, extreme metal and even epic doom, have confirmed that NOVEMBERS DOOM singer Paul Kuhr will contribute vocals to their debut CD, "Temporary Psychotic State". Founding member Tomer Pink commented on the addition: "I am honored that Paul agreed to offer his ...

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(HED)P.E. Dropped By JIVE, Reshuffle Lineup

(HED)P.E. vocalist Jahred (a.k.a. Paulo Sergio Gomes) has confirmed that the group have parted ways with guitarists Wes Greer and Sonny Mayo (guitar), as well as drummer Ben "BC" Vaught. In addition, the band have been dropped by longtime label Jive/Volcano Records. The following is vocalist Jahred's official statement on the matter: "Hey, what the ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: Digipack Version Of New Album To Include Bonus DVD

MONSTER MAGNET will release a special limited-edition digipack version of their new album, "Monolithic Baby", featuring a bonus DVD. Both versions of the CD (which will feature different artwork) are scheduled for release in Europe on February 16, 2004 through SPV Records. A single containing the tracks "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" and a cover version of ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Film Video For New Single: Photos Available

MONSTER MAGNET recently shot a video for the track "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" with producer Braddon Mendelson (Noisivision) and director Brian Smith (Rose13 Creative). Click here to check out some stills taken during the video shoot. "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" is the first single off MONSTER MAGNET's new album, "Monolithic Babies", due in Europe on ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Set Release Date For New Album

MONSTER MAGNET have set a February 16, 2004 European release date through SPV Records for their new album, "Monolithic Babies". The album's first single, containing the song "Unbroken" backed with an exclusive single-only version of the VELVET UNDERGROUND classic "Venus In Furs", will arrive on January 19. A video clip for the upcoming single has ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Part Ways With Guitarist

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN have announced the departure of guitarist Tony Loughlin from the group's ranks. The following is guitarist Gareth "Gaz" Smith's official statement on the matter: "I'm sorry to announce that Tony and SPEEDHORN have parted ways. It's a sad situation all round but one I hope that will be best for everybody in ...

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