GENERAL SURGERY: No Plans To Record Full-Length Debut Until 2005

Contrary to the information contained in the latest Listenable Records newsletter, legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY will **NOT** be entering the studio to begin recording their full-length debut until late spring/early summer next year. "Right now we're preparing to record another split with Japanese gore heroes BUTCHER ABC (hopefully in September), and after that ...

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MORTIIS To Film New Video In New York City

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS is scheduled to arrive in New York City this week to shoot the video for the title track off his forthcoming album, "The Grudge". Directed by acclaimed Los Angeles director Charlie Deaux (SYSTEM OF A DOWN), the video for "The Grudge" will be shot on location in lower Manhattan beginning ...

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CALIBAN To Release New Album In The Fall, Launch U.S. Tour

German metalcore outfit CALIBAN have signed with Abacus and Roadrunner Records for the American territory and the world outside the U.S., respectively. The group's fourth full-length album, "The Opposite From Within", will be issued in the U.S. on October 5 (September 20 in Europe). Produced by IN FLAMES frontman Anders Friden and mixed and mastered ...

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Swedish Black Metallers UNPURE Sign With AGONIA RECORDS

Swedish black metallers UNPURE have inked a deal with Poland's Agonia Records. The group's first release for the label will be their fourth full-length album, "World Collapse", due at the end of July. The CD, which has been ready for some time, was delayed several times due to the financial problems at the band's former ...

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P.O.D. Contribute New Song To 'The Passion Of The Christ' DVD

ABC ePrep is reporting that P.O.D. have written a song for the upcoming soundtrack that will accompany the DVD release of Mel Gibson's "The Passion Of The Christ". The band were personally invited to an early screening of the controversial film by Gibson himself, and singer Sonny Sandoval described it as, "the real deal — ...

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Former BLOOD FEAST Drummer Launches New Band

Former BLOOD FEAST drummer Kevin Kuzma has joined forces with guitarist John Blicharz, bassist Karl Odenwalder and vocalist Linda Alexander in a brand-new band called LAMENT. Formed in early 2004, LAMENT have been in the studio writing and recording material for a debut CD, due out by the end of the year. The band, who ...

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RUSH Drummer's Biographical Journal Heading To Film

The film and television rights to RUSH drummer/lyricist Neil Peart's biographical journal "Ghost Rider" have been acquired by Scabeba Entertainment. Scabeba is overseen by Cathy Rich, the daughter of legendary jazz drummer Buddy Rich. She and Peart became friends after the drummer appeared at a 1992 concert in her father's memory and on a subsequent ...

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PERSQUAREINCH Enter Studio To Record Debut Demo

PERSQUAREINCH, the new band featuring former PUSHED singer Travis Neal, Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums, have entered the studio to record their debut demo. The group, which is based in Southern California, recently played their first two shows and "the response was more ...

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