SLAYER's DAVE LOMBARDO Recording With DRUMS OF DEATH

According to RollingStone.com, SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo is in the studio with DJ SPOOKY recording under the name DRUMS OF DEATH. MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO's Jack Dangers is producing the project, due early next year, and guitarist Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR) will guest. No further information is currently available. ...

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OBITUARY: New Photos Posted Online

Roadrunner Records U.K. has uploaded two brand-new photos of the reunited Florida death metallers OBITUARY. Check them out: Photo#1, Photo#2. In other news, OBITUARY singer John Tardy has issued the following message regarding the band's upcoming European tour: "Things are going pretty smooth right now! It seems that the tour is ...

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MEGADETH Enter The U.K. Top 100

MEGADETH's latest album, "The System Has Failed", has entered the U.K. album chart at position No. 60. View the entire chart at this location. Meanwhile, Hits Daily Double is projecting that the CD will shift upwards of 55,000 copies during its first week of release in the U.S. when the finaly tally is ...

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Report: VELVET REVOLVER Fire Management Team

VELVET REVOLVER fired their management team, Immortal Entertainment, on Friday (Sept. 17), according to Hits Daily Double. David Codikow and Dana Millman, who left the management company following the split, are believed to be the top candidates to take over the group's representation. No further information is available at this time. In other news, VELVET ...

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GHOULUNATICS Hard At Work On 10th Anniversary DVD

Montreal deathcore act GHOULUNATICS are "almost done" with the video for the track "Grave Concern", according to a posting on the group's web site. "Our friend Benoit Nantel is hard at work and we should have the video on the website before we leave for Germany on Oct 2nd," the band write. "We'll be sending ...

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KISS Official Quarterly Magazine: Second Issue Detailed

According to a posting at the KISS web site, the second issue of the official KISS quarterly magazine will contain the following: * Interviews with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Paco Zimmerman. * Features about NASCAR, the KISS Jet, and the making of "Rock and Roll Over". * Product reviews and a review ...

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SUBSONIC Complete Work On Sophomore CD

SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks, has completed work on its sophomore album, "No Such Soul", scheduled for release before the end of the year through Sonic Wave America. The follow-up to 2002's "Super-Vel" (Outlaw Entertainment) will be available worldwide at such stores as Best Buy, Tower, Borders, Wherehouse, FYE, ...

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IOMMI/HUGHES: 'DEP Sessions' Audio Samples Posted Online

Sanctuary Records has uploaded an e-card for the previously unreleased Tony Iommi collection of songs featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes. Entitled "The 1996 DEP Sessions", the CD's final version — due on September 28 — was previously said to be "quite markedly different" to the version currently on the underground market ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's 'Gilded Cunt' T-Shirt Banned

According to Roadrunner Records U.K., merchandise company Blue Grape have had their printing plant refuse to handle the proposed artwork for the new CRADLE OF FILTH T-Shirt. The factory (TOT Shirts Ltd.) have been forced to reject the order since staff literally downed tools in disgust. The proposed artwork (see it here) features ...

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