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FIREBIRD Announce European Dates

Britain's FIREBIRD, the band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have lined up the following tour dates during March/April: Mar. 30 – Paris, FRA @ Black Dog Apr. 04 – Nottingham,. UK @ Angel Apr. 05 – Bradford, UK @ 1 in 12 Apr. 06 – London, UK @ The Monarch FIREBIRD's latest ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Announce Swedish Gig

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, the band featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, will perform a headlining show at Rockstugan in Halmstad, Sweden on March 21. The group, whose fifth full-length album, "On Fire", was released in the U.S. in October, will embark on a four-date Japanese tour in April. ...

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CADAVER INC. To Release 'Necrosis' In The Spring

Norway's CADAVER INC. have set "Necrosis" as the title for their upcoming studio album, due next spring via Earache Records. The follow-up to last year's "Discipline" will be issued under the band's original moniker, CADAVER. Says frontman Apollyon (a.k.a. Ole Jørgen Moe): "The new record is going to be much worse than the first! We're ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS To Tour Japan

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have announced the details of their Japanese tour, set to take place in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 17 – Nagoya, JAP @ Club Quattro Apr. 18 – Tokyo, JAP @ Shibuya AX Apr. 20 – Osaka, JAP ...

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FIREBIRD Name Upcoming CD

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have set "Firebird No. 3" as the title for their new album, due in late February 2003 via JVC Records in Japan. A European release should follow a short time later. ...

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FIREBIRD To Issue New Album In February

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will release their as-yet-untitled new album in late February 2003 via JVC Records in Japan. A European release should follow a short time later. Recorded at Berno Studios in Malmö, Sweden, the CD will include most of the following cuts tracked during the sessions: 01. ...

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CADAVER INC.: Next Album Will Be 'Much Worse' Than First

CADAVER INC., the Norwegian black metal act, is in the process of preparing the follow-up to its 2001 debut, "Discipline". Says frontman Apollyon: "The new record is going to be much worse than the first! We're all into old-school AUTOPSY, CARCASS and INFERNO, and keeping it brutal and underground." CADAVER INC.'s as-yet-untitled second album will ...

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ABORTED Set Track Listing For 'Goremageddon'

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED are tentatively due to record their next full-length CD, entitled Goremageddon: The Saw And The Carnage Done, in November for a March 2003 release through Listenable Records. 10 tracks will be recorded for the album, including a cover of CARCASS' "Carnal Forge" and a new version of the track "Sea ...

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Mondo Medicale - IMPALED

We need bands like IMPALED so badly in the death metal scene, it hurts. It hurts, in fact, possibly as much as one of the ludicrous intestine-removing scenarios the Californians dream up in their lyrics — tittering behind their hands as they do so, no doubt. And therein lies the rub. Where this band are ...

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FIREBIRD Cancel Spanish Shows

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have cancelled three Spanish shows that were originally scheduled to take place this weekend. According to an official statement from the group, "the reason for this cancellation is that the band were given the above confirmed dates less than three weeks ago. This meant that ...

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FIREBIRD Complete Work On New CD

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have completed work on their as-yet-untitled album at Berno Studios in Malmö, Sweden for a late 2002 release. 12 tracks in total were recorded, with the European release likely to contain 10 cuts and the Japanese version (via JVC Records) to include a bonus song. ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Set North American Release Date For "On Fire"

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, will issue their fifth full-length album, entitled On Fire, in the US on October 8th through Koch Entertainment. As previously reported, the album will receive a European release on September 30th (one week earlier in Japan) through Music For Nations ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: "On Fire" Track Listing Unveiled

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have finalized the track listing for their fifth full-length album, entitled On Fire, due on September 30th (one week earlier in Japan) through Music For Nations Records. It is as follows: 01. Street Fighting Saviours 02. Young Man-Old Soul 03. ...

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To Serve Man - CATTLE DECAPITATION

What immediately strikes you about this Cali foursome's music is the total lack of effects. They definitely look like your typical goregrind band on the surface. But where IMPALED, SEPSISM, DISGORGE (both of them), COCK AND BALL TORTURE, REGURGITATE and zillions of others tailor their heaviness with severely downtuned guitars and/or heinously manipulated vocals, CATTLE ...

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EARACHE RECORDS To Reissue Classic Albums On Vinyl

Earache Records will be releasing several classic albums on vinyl, all limited to 1,000 copies each. The following are the U.S. release dates for the LPs in question: Aug. 20: NAPALM DEATH - Scum Aug. 20: CARCASS - Reek of Putrefaction Sept. 03: TERRORIZER - World Downfall Sept. 17: MORBID ANGEL - Altars Of Madness ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Set Title, Release Date For Fifth Album

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have set On Fire as the title of their fifth full-length album, due on September 30th (one week earlier in Japan) through Music For Nations Records. Says Amott, "this is a serious HARD ROCK album featuring off-the-hook musical performances from ...

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FIREBIRD Perform First-Ever Show In Continental Europe

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, performed their first show in half a year and first time ever in continental Europe on June 15th at Transvision festival in Graz, Austria. According to bassist Roger Nilsson (THE QUILL/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), "we had ourselves a quite nice little evening at the Transvision festival. The ...

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FIREBIRD Acquire New Line-Up, Prepare Next CD

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have landed a new bassist and drummer in the shape of Roger Nilsson (THE QUILL/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) and George Atlagic (THE QUILL), respectively. Atlagic is no stranger to the FIREBIRD camp, having filled in for previous drummer Ludwig Witt during the group's last European tour after ...

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Former VENOM/CARCASS Guitarist Launches House-Cleaning Sale

Guitarist Mike Hickey, known for his work with VENOM, CARCASS, CATHEDRAL and CRONOS, is selling a bunch of guitars to anyone willing to cough up the right amount of cash. Among the items for sale are the following: - 1948 Gibson L-7,sunburst,ohsc,near mint $3,000 - 1965 Gibson ES-330,sunburst,ossc & hsc, near-mint $2,000 - 1952 Gibson ...

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THE BERZERKER Complete Work On "Dissimulate"

Australia's THE BERZERKER have spent the last few months holed up their studio in Melbourne recording the group's forthcoming album, entitled Dissimulate. Scheduled for release through Earache Records on August 26th, Dissimulate will contain the following track listing: 01. Disregard 02. Failure 03. The Principles And Practices Of Embalming 04. No One Wins 05. Death ...

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W.A.S.P. To Release "Dying For The World" On June 11th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: W.A.S.P. STRIKES BACK ON JUNE 11TH WITH "DYING FOR THE WORLD" ON SANCTUARY/METAL-IS RECORDS On June 11th, shock rock innovators W.A.S.P. will release their most inspired effort to date. On the heels of 2001's critically acclaimed Unholy Terror (heralded as an "…excuse to flay your carcass more ruthlessly than anyone else can…" ...

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Deus Deceptor - NONEXIST

A Swedish “supergroup” consisting of former ARCH ENEMY frontman Johan Liiva, ANDROMEDA guitarist Johan Reinholdz and DEFLESHED/DARK FUNERAL skinsman Matte Modin, NONEXIST offer very little in the way of surprises on their debut CD, Deus Deceptor, but nevertheless deliver the goods with a respectable amount of conviction, in the process creating one of the more ...

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WES BORLAND Exposes His Metal Roots

Former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland on his early musical influences: DAVID BOWIE and EDIE BRICKELL were like a couple of the first groups I really got into. Then I went into, you know, MISFITS, CIRCLE JERKS, and SUBHUMANS, and then got into METALLICA and then TESTAMENT and MEGADETH and then moved onto death metal ...

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NONEXIST Finalize Track Listing, Plot Attack

Sweden's NONEXIST, the new band of former ARCH ENEMY frontman Johan Liiva, ANDROMEDA guitarist Johan Reinholdz, and DEFLESHED/DARK FUNERAL drummer Matte Modin, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, entitled Deus Deceptor, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in Japan in February, Europe in March (through New Hawen Records) and in the ...

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ARCH ENEMY's "Wages Of Sin" To Be Unleashed On March 18th!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ARCH ENEMY — Supreme Wages Of Sin to be released on March 18th, 2002! The wait is finally over, soon we are all to experience the frenetically anticipated release of ARCH ENEMY's finest album to date, Wages Of Sin in Europe and America! The Swedish Metal supergroup has become the leading band ...

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Honour Valour Pride - BOLT THROWER

There was a time when Britain's BOLT THROWER were looked upon as one of the country's finest extreme metal exports—a band that, along with NAPALM DEATH and CARCASS, appeared the most likely candidate to give the Yanks a run for their money as the second death metal wave swept the globe in the late '80s. ...

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