BLACK DOG THEORY Seek Bassist

BLACK DOG THEORY, the new London-based band formed by former REAL TV/GRAND THEFT AUDIO vocalist Jay Butler and ex-THE WILDHEARTS/GRAND THEFT AUDIO drummer Ritch Battersby, are seeking a bassist/backing vocalist in their 20s to complete their lineup. Interested parties should e-mail their details to [email protected] ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES To Enter The Studio In November

Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES will enter the studio in November to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Shadowland", tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. Working songtitles include "Against the World", "New World Messiah", and "The Icon". The group's bassist Nils Eriksson has previously described the new material as "pretty much like ...

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KOLDBORN Announce New Singer

Danish death metallers KOLDBORN have announced the addition of vocalist Thomas (VILLA) to the group's ranks. "He sounds evil and he's totally into it, and we'll spend the next couple of month on getting him into all our stuff," reads a post on the band's web site. KOLDBORN, who parted ways with longtime singer Martin ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Perform Live In West Hollywood

MOTÖRHEAD will celebrate their Hollywood Rockwalk induction with a special live performance Monday night (September 1) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. The group will be inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Whisky (8901 W. Sunset Blvd.). ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer To Guest On New OTEP Album

SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison has laid down drum tracks for two songs on the forthcoming OTEP album, tentatively titled "Suicide Trees". Jordison reportedly appears on the cuts with the working titles "Nine" and "Hate". The CD, which is currently being recorded in Los Angeles, will be mixed in October and is tentatively due in the spring ...

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DOWNSET Complete Work On New Album

DOWNSET have completed work on their new album, "Universal", tentatively due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The 11-song CD was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager and features the band lineup of Ares, Rey Orepeza (vocals), Chris Lee (drums) and Rico Villasenor (bass). The tentative track listing for "Universal" is ...

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