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KRISIUN: 'We Live For The Most Aggressive Death Metal'

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN have begun recording their new album at Bebop 2 Studios in São Paulo with producer Pierre Rémillard (CRYPTOPSY, KATAKLYSM, GORGUTS). The as-yet-untitled follow-up to "Ageless Venomous" will include two instrumentals and possibly a cover version of VENOM's "In League With Satan". Regarding the musical direction of the new album, guitarist Moysès ...

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FAITH NO MORE 'Best Of' Album On The Way

Rhino Records will release a FAITH NO MORE "best of" collection, aptly titled "This Is It: The Best of Faith No More", on Jan. 28. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Arabian Disco 02. We Care A Lot (Slash Version) 03. Anne's Song 04. Introduce Yourself 05. From Out Of Nowhere ...

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TOMMY LEE, PAMELA ANDERSON Unlikely To Collect Sex Video Award

"Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson and her ex-husband Tommy Lee are unlikely to see any of the money awarded to them as part of a judgment against an Internet company for marketing the couple's infamous sex video without their permission. Seth Warshavsky, president and founder of Internet Entertainment Group, is on the lam in Thailand, running ...

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RUNNING WILD To Issue Career Retrospective

RUNNING WILD mainman Rock'n'Rolf has posted the following message on the group's official web site at www.running-wild.de: "Because I have completed the very successful 'Brotherhood' phase (most successful studio album since 'Masquerade', already in the first phase 15.000 units more issued than from the predecessor 'Victory', very well visited tour) now with the ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Frontman Strikes Out At BUSH

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has joined an increasingly vocal US rock community in condemning President George Bush, insisting his rise to power was a bloodless coup. Speaking exclusively to NME.com during a SYSTEM OF A DOWN in-store at an Glendale, California record shop last week, Tankian said Bush's controversial victory in the ...

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ARK Split With JORN LANDE!

ARK, who feature in their ranks ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have reportedly parted ways with former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande. In addition, the group are said to have split with Inside Out Records and are currently seeking a new record deal. ARK, who ...

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VICTORY Reunion In The Works

Former VICTORY singer Fernando Garcia has been approached to take part in a reunion of the group, but ended up refusing the offer "for personal reasons," according to the vocalist's recent e-mail to On The Rocks. "They [the rest of the band] will do it anyway, but they have to do it with another singer. ...

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ARK Commence Work On New CD

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have entered Area 51 Studios in Celle, Germany to begin recording their new album with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, VICTORY). "ARK reunited in Southern France six weeks ago, ...

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NEMESIS Record New Material, Seek Label Home

Upstate New York-based NEMESIS, featuring former EARTH CRISIS members Karl Buechner (vocals), Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (bass), and Erick Edwards (guitar), are presently shopping a six-song CD containing the three tracks from the band's first demo and three newly-recorded compositions. The songs featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Negative Infinity 02. Glass Eating Smile* ...

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DIONYSUS To Issue Debut In November

Swedish/German melodic power metal act DIONYSUS, featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, have set November 11th as the release date for their debut album, Sign Of Truth, through AFM Records. The effort was recorded at Rhön Studios in Fulda, Germany with producer Tobias Sammet (EDGUY ...

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UPDATE: DAISLEY/KERSLAKE Case Dismissed By Judge

The following article appears in today's edition of The New York Times: Here is a scene viewers won't see on the MTV show The Osbournes: OZZY OSBOURNE handing over millions in royalties to his onetime bass player and drummer. The bass player, Bob Daisley, and the drummer, Lee Kerslake, sued Mr. Osbourne in federal court ...

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INCANTATION, IMPALED, DECAPITATED, AGATHODAIMON, DEAD TO FALL To Tour North America

INCANTATION are gearing up for their first North American tour for their new album Blasphemy. Joining INCANTATION on this tour will be Necropolis Records gore mongers IMPALED, Earache recording artist DECAPITATED from Poland, Nuclear Blast recording artists AGATHODAIMON from Germany, and Victory recording artists DEAD TO FALL. The tour will be starting around July 25th ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE To Utilize ENTOMBED Producer For Forthcoming CD

Italy's MERENDINE ATOMICHE will enter Stockholm, Sweden's Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skogsberg (i.e. ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, HELLACOPTERS) in August to record their upcoming full-length CD, entitled Walk Across Fire, for a late 2002 release through France's Deadsun Records. The follow-up to the The Holy Metal mini-CD will reportedly include guest appearances from ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff ...

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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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SNAPCASE Set Album Title, Announce Upcoming Live Appearance

SNAPCASE have set End Transmission as the title to the forthcoming follow-up to 2000's Designs For Automotion. The album, which was recorded earlier this spring with Brian McTernan at Salad Days Studios in Washington, DC, will be released this fall through Victory Records. In related SNAPCASE news, the band will be headlining the upcoming SS ...

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D.R.I. Tribute CD: Full Details Unveiled

MR. BUNGLE, 40 GRIT and RATOS DE PORAO are among the artists confirmed to appear on the forthcoming D.R.I. tribute CD, entitled We Don't Need Society, due for release later in the year. The full track listing for the album will be as follows (in no particular order): 01. 40 GRIT - "Nursing Home Blues" ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Support DOKKEN, Release New CD

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will support DOKKEN at the following European dates: May 26 Zrich, SWI @ Alpenrock House May 29 Wien, AUS @ Planet Music May 30 Budapest @ E-Club May 31 Kaufbeuren, GER @ Zeppelinhalle Jun. 01 Schtzenhaus, SWI @ Wangen Jun. 02 Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Jun. 05 Rockhaus, AUS @ ...

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BISS To Support BONFIRE In Germany

Germany's BISS, featuring former VICTORY frontman Fernando Garcia, will support BONFIRE at the following dates: Apr. 27 – Ellwangen, GER @ Stadthalle Apr. 30 – Berlin, GER @ Music Hall May 04 – Düsseldorf, GER @ Polo-Festival May 30 – Reichenbach, GER @ Die Halle Jun. 28 – Schleiz, GER @ Bikertreffen Jun. 29 – ...

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RUSH To Release "Vapor Trails" In May, North American Tour To Follow

Veteran Canadian rockers RUSH will release their much-anticipated new album, entitled Vapor Trails, on May 14th through Atlantic Records. The group's 17th studio recording, Vapor Trails marks the band's first all-new release since 1996, and comes as the follow-up to their RIAA gold-certified Test For Echo. Produced by Paul Northfield (i.e. MARILYN MANSON, HOLE), the ...

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VICTORY FLAG To Appear On D.R.I. Tribute CD

Cleveland's VICTORY FLAG has been chosen to appear on an upcoming D.R.I. tribute album, which is currently being compiled by D.R.I. guitarist Spike and is set to be issued through Malt Soda Records at the end of the year. VICTORY FLAG will be hitting the studio in the next two weeks to record their version ...

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AMARAN Complete Work On Debut CD

Sweden's AMARAN, featuring ex-members of MOURNING SIGN, have completed work on their debut, tentatively titled A World Depraved, at Denmark's Aabenraa Studio (i.e. INIQUITY, AURORA, WITHERING SURFACE) with INVOCATOR frontman Jacob Hansen at the production helm. Tentatively due to be released in April through Listenable Records, A World Depraved will feature the following 10 cuts: ...

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VOODOO GLOW SKULLS Ink Deal With Victory Records

California's VOODOO GLOW SKULLS have inked a deal with Victory Records. Commented vocalist Frank Casillas on the signing: “We are very excited about this! Victory is one of the few independent labels out there that still maintains punk/hardcore credibility.” The band has just entered the studio to begin work on the new CD for a ...

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