ORPHANED LAND To Enter Studio Later In The Month

Long-running Israeli metallers ORPHANED LAND will enter the studio later this month to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively titled "Mabool", for a late 2003 release through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 1996's "El Norra Alila" will be a concept album, "telling the story of the Flood with every song reflecting a different ...

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KHANATE Complete Work On Sophomore Album

"Extreme doom" metal band KHANATE, the brainchild of Stephen O'Malley (THORR'S HAMMER, BURNING WITCH, SUNN 0))), LOTUS EATERS) and James Plotkin (OLD, SCORN, ATOMSMASHER), have completed work on their second album, entitled "Things Viral". The CD, slated for release in Europe on October 6 and in the U.S. on October 21 through Southern Lord Recordings, ...

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COURTNEY LOVE To Publish Comic Based On Her Life

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has joined forces with manga publisher Tokyopop for a comic based on her life. The series, "Princess Ai", follows the adventures of the princess of a mysterious land who disguises herself as a performer and takes refuge in the nightclubs of Kabushiki-cho. Love's character uses the stage both to express ...

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GADGET Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Swedish grindcore sensation GADGET have signed a worldwide recording deal with Relapse Records. The quartet will showcase their high-energy sound on their forthcoming Relapse debut, set for release in early 2004. GADGETRikard Olsson (guitar), William Blackmon (guitar/vocals/drums), Emil Englund (vocals) and Fredrik Nygren (bass) — will record their as-yet-untitled album at Gothenburg, Sweden's ...

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