ABATTOIR Complete Work On 'Evil Incarnate'

Los Angeles based thrash metal legends ABATTOIR have completed work on their third studio album, "Evil Incarnate", tentatively due in late 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label. ABATTOIR's fourth album overall (following last year's successful comeback CD, "Live! No Sleep 'Til Kalamazoo"), "Evil Incarnate" features 14 new songs, and is being described as "the best music ...

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KATAKLYSM Announce New Drummer

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced the addition of drummer Martin Maurais to the group's ranks. Maurais replaces longtime sticksman Max Duhamel, who left the band in January and has since retired from the music business. "We just finished jamming with Martin and all we can say is, 'Holy shit… Human machine?? Fuck yeah!!" commented ...

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SILVERCHAIR Announce Los Angeles Date

Australia's SILVERCHAIR will play the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on May 27. As things currently stand, this will be the final date added to the group's forthcoming international tour. The show will be announced officially next week in the local music magazines and will go on sale April 10 at noon. Tickets should ...

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FIRESIDE To Release New Album, Hit The Road

Long-running Swedish post-hardcore outfit FIRESIDE will release their fifth album, "Get Shot", on April 7 through Startracks/V2 Records. The band will do 24 gigs in Europe starting in Gothenburg April 16th. LOGH will open up for the band in Sweden while DE STIJL will warm up the audience in the rest of Europe. ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: 'I Was One Of BERT MCCRACKEN's Mistakes'

Eddie Fournier of the Boston Globe caught up with Kelly Osbourne, who opened up about her failed romance with THE USED frontman Bert McCracken. Asked about the "rock romance," Kelly says, "That was very weird ... I think that's what he wanted it to be, the 'rock romance,' but that's not what I wanted it ...

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EDGUY: Live Video Available For Download

A video of EDGUY performing the track "The Headless Game" at last year's ProgPower USA III festival is now available for download at this location. EDGUY will release their first-ever double live album, "Burning Down The Opera", on June 2 through AFM Records. The band, whose last CD, "Mandrake", was released in 2001, ...

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Former MR. BIG Guitarist Working On 'Best Of' Solo CD

Former MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert is currently working on a "best of" solo CD, which is set to include several "extra" tracks. "There will be a lot of surprises, but none if I tell you. So you just have to wait," he writes on his official web site. In other news, Gilbert has lined ...

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