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Outcast - EKTOMORF

After a decade of releasing albums and numerous European tours, it's nothing short of amazing that the best EKTOMORF can come up with on their seventh release is such a ridiculous ripoff of the Max Cavalera school of simpler-is-better mono-thrash. It's not a passing resemblance, it's not an occasional inflection — it sounds like this ...

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METAL INJECTION Uploads 30 Hours Of Footage Into 'Video Vault'

Metal Injection has uploaded over 30 hours of archival footage into its "Video Vault". Before becoming the first metal video-on-demand network, "Overdose", Metal Injection would release weekly episodic episodes featuring the best in underground videos as well as interviews with today's big stars and up-and-comers. All of these episodes are now available in the "Video ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist RIZZO Announces New Solo Dates

SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo will be taking his shredding skills to the West Coast for the first time to let more metalheads thrash to his trademark sound. Newly scheduled Rizzo solo shows are as follows: Jan. 12 - Boston, MA - TBA Jan. 13 - Lowell, MA - Rusty G's Jan. 18 - Anaheim, CA ...

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SOULFLY Drummer 'Looking Back At A Very Intense Year'

SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez has issued the following update: "After our return from the Gigantour with MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, and CALIBAN in Australia, I took a deep breath and found myself looking back at a very intense year, 2006. SOULFLY had hit the globe with 'Dark Ages', and the touring was non-stop. More and more ...

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Death-Rapper NECRO To Make European Live Debut In London

After building a rabid following across America, the critically acclaimed Brooklyn death-rapper NECRO has set his sights on Europe before he knuckles down to work on his new album. NECRO will premier his "Drugs, Gory Death and Sex Tour" at a special one-night-only headline show at The Scala, Kings Cross, London on January 11, 2007. ...

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SOULFLY's MAX CAVALERA Schedules Guest Appearance In Russia

SOULFLY/ex-SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera will make a special guest appearance with Paul Filipenko of the popular Russian group FAQ on January 11, 2007 in Moscow, Russia. No further details are currently available. SOULFLY recently completed a U.S. tour in support of its latest album, "Dark Ages", available now on Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's ...

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E-FORCE: Studio Update

E-FORCE, the band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, recently entered the studio in Toulouse, France with producer Patrick Freidrich to begin recording its sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2007 via France's Thundering Records. Forrest has sent the following recording update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We have been just doing the tracks on the weekend, which ...

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SEPULTURA Explains Show Cancellations

Brazilan thrashers SEPULTURA have issued a statement explaining the cancellation of the first few shows of their North American headlining tour (as BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported yesterday). It reads as follows: "We would like to apologize to everyone for our delay for the upcoming U.S. tour. There were visa problems preventing us from starting ...

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SEPULTURA's North American Tour Kick-Off Postponed

Brazilan thrashers SEPULTURA have cancelled the first few shows on their North American tour, reportedly due to visa/immigration issues. So far the following dates have been called off: Nov. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee Theatre Nov. 17 - Long Beach, CA - The Vault Nov. 18 - Sacramento, CA - The Boardwalk The ...

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ANDREAS KISSER: There Will Be No SEPULTURA Reunion In 2007

Thorsten Zahn, chief editor of Germany's Metal Hammer magazine (web site), recently conducted an exclusive interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser about the persistent rumors of a reunion with the band's former frontman, Max Cavalera. What follows is a transcript of the interview in its entirety (English-language translation provided to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by Thorsten ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist RIZZO Announces Solo Dates

SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has announced the following solo dates: Nov. 10 - The Wheelie Bar - York, PA Nov. 11 - The Fire Station, Gaithersburgh, MD Nov. 17 - Mexicali Blues - Teaneck, NJ Nov. 18 - Fish Head Cantina - Arbutus, MD Nov. 19 - McCoy's - Commack, NY Nov. 24 - The ...

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Original FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Recounts Band's History

On October 31, Metal Blade Records will re-issue one of THE classic albums of its catalogue — FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's mighty "Doomsday for the Deceiver". The album will be re-released as a three-disc-set — two CDs and one DVD. It includes the original version, a remixed version (by the album's original producer, Bill Metoyer), demo ...

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SEPULTURA Reunion In The Works: Video Available

When Max Cavalera and his brother Igor were reunited in August 2006 for the first time in 10 years, the former SEPULTURA bandmates decided to enter a rehearsal room in Phoenix, Arizona to jam out a few of the group's biggest songs with a view towards the inevitable reunion of the band's classic lineup. The ...

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RITAM NEREDA: New Album Out Now

Long-running Serbian punk/metal band RITAM NEREDA has just released its new album, "IX", via One Records (Serbian label). Check out the cover artwork at this location. The track listing is as follows: 01. Buldožer 02. Hiljade 03. Tužne oci 04. Razlog 05. Nikad 06. Nedostaješ mi 07. Onkelz 08. Ponos 09. Zajedno 10. ...

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