ILL NINO's upcoming debut CD, Revolution Revolucion, is due to be remixed by Eddie Wohl and Scrap 60 Productions in time for its tentative release date of June 19th through the Roadrunner label. The album was produced by Ron St. Germain (311, CREED, U2, SOUNDGARDEN, BAD BRAINS) and it is presently set to include the following tracks:
01. God Save Us
02. Nothing's Clear
04. No Murder
06. What Comes Around
07. I Am Loco
08. If You Still Hate Me
09. You Said
12. Rip Out Your Eyes
Meanwhile, ILL NINO have announced the following club date:
March 30 - Club Krome - South Amboy, NJ (w/ AMONG THIEVES, THE STEP KINGS)
STEREOMUD, featuring former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, have lined up shows in the South with NONPOINT and ENDO. These are the confirmed dates so far:
March 13 - Gainesville, FL - The Blowhole
March 15 - Tampa, FL - Frankie's Patio
March 16 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbit's
March 17 - Orlando, FL - WJRR (tentative)
March 18 - Tallahassee, FL - Floyd's Music Store
March 19 - Panama City FL - Pier (tentative)
March 21 - Chatanooga, TN - The Bay
March 22 - Rome, GA - Opera House
March 24 - Atlanta, GA - Cotton Club (tentative)
March 25 - Columbia, GA - Uncle Doctors (tentative)
STEREOMUD's Loud / Columbia Records debut, Perfect Self, will be released on May 1st.
The video for the new THE 69 EYES single 'The Chair' will be premiered on the Finnish TV1 channel on March 7. Other countries and channels will follow soon. The band will also be featured in the local Finnish Channel 4's TV commercial later this month. Meanwhile, THE 69 EYES vocalist Jyrki will start contributing a column to the French Gothic magazine Elegy.
The newly reunited ABATTOIR will be appearing at Salon Rivera in Huntington Park, California on March 30. For more info, call: (562) 291-2154
SICK SPEED, featuring STUCK MOJO's Rich Ward on vocals/guitar, Mike 'Happy' Schneider on guitar/vocals, STUCK MOJO's Dan Dryden on bass/vocals, and STUCK MOJO's Bud Fontsere on drums, will be opening for SLASH'S SNAKEPIT on March 16 at The Roxy Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. More info can be obtained by calling: (404) 249-6400.
A press release from Germany's SPV Records regarding the company's partnership with U.D.O. / ex-ACCEPT vocalist Udo Dirkschneider's Breaker Records:
After collaborating for 20 years with major companies, most of that time with RCA, and then being under contract to Gun Records / Drakkar (BMG) and Nuclear Blast, Udo Dirkschneider decided to give his complete catalogue to the responsibility of SPV as from March 1st, 2001. The long-term contract with SPV comprises the enclosed catalogue as well as coming new releases of ACCEPT, the former band of Udo Dirkschneider, and of his new band U.D.O.
SPV takes on the exclusive responsibility for Europe and America.
Manfred Schütz, Managing Director of SPV, says: ''SPV attaches great importance to having signed this contract, as Udo Dirkschneider is one of the most renowned figures of the German metal music scene. Due to his artist work so far, Germany has become one of the leading metal music-producing countries in the world. For SPV, the signing of this contract is an incentive. We will prove that SPV is the leading company in the field of metal music throughout Europe.''
Inside Out Records, based out of the German city of Kleve, have extended their current pressing and distribution agreement with SPV Records for an additional three years. Inside Out achieved noticeable results in the German album charts last year with the releases of SPOCK´S BEARD, TRANSATLANTIC, LUCA TURILLI and RHAPSODY.
AGNOSTIC FRONT are writing new material and preparing to enter the studio on June 3rd to begin recording their as-yet-untitled upcoming album for Epitaph Records. The recording sessions will be preceded by a Canadian tour in late April and some New York state-area shows, including a Wetlands date in New York City in early May.
Former BRITNY FOX lead singer Dean Davidson's new band LOVE SAVES THE DAY will be releasing its debut album, Bachelor's Button, on June 19th through Bodyguard Records. According to Davidson, the album will have 12 original tracks, featuring a sound that is 'very radio friendly, but [still] rock' (ala THE WALLFLOWERS, GOO GOO DOLLS, SHERYL CROW, and MATCHBOX 20). One of the songs will be a mid-tempo duet with a yet-to-be announced female singer. Bachelor's Button was produced by two-time Grammy Award winner John Rollo (the Bodyguard soundtrack, WHITNEY HOUSTON, JOE COCKER, THE KINKS, STEVIE NICKS, ERIC CLAPTON) at London Underground Studios in New York City, NYC. LOVE SAVES THE DAY will be performing a showcase gig at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on March 17.