CRADLE TO GRAVE Sign Canadian Deal With YEAR OF THE SUN RECORDS

CRADLE TO GRAVE, the Vancouver-based band featuring ex-AGGRESSION guitarist Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe, recently signed a record deal with the Canadian indie label Year of the Sun. Year of the Sun will release CRADLE TO GRAVE's debut CD, "CTG", in Canada, the United Kingdom and Asia (excluding Japan) while New York-based Power Play Records will handle ...

Read more

MNEMIC: New Audio Samples Posted Online

Two audio samples from the sophomore MNEMIC album, "The Audio Injected Soul", have been posted online at the Nuclear Blast Records web site. "The Audio Injected Soul", due on September 27 through Nuclear Blast, was recorded at AntFarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen and is said to be "much faster and more ...

Read more

FEAR FACTORY Drummer To Produce New KRIYA CD

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera will reportedly produce the new album from the Los Angeles-based, female-fronted, guitar-driven alternative rock band KRIYA. Drawing upon the collective influences of everyone from KATE BUSH, DAVID BOWIE and BJORK to ALANIS MORISSETTE and TORI AMOS, KRIYA have so far released one self-financed debut album, entitled "…And Then There Was ...

Read more

SEVENDUST, TOMMY LEE, STEREOMUD Members Join Forces In New Project

Ex-VIRGOS MERLOT/VIRGOS guitarist/vocalist Brett Hestla has joined the as-yet-unnamed new band featuring former and current members of SEVENDUST, SKRAPE, Tommy Lee's (MÖTLEY CRÜE) solo band and STEREOMUD. The group's lineup is as follows: Brett Hestla: Vocals Will Hunt (SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE): Drums Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO): Bass Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE): Guitar Clint Lowery ...

Read more

BOLT THROWER Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

British extreme metal pioneers BOLT THROWER have announced the departure of vocalist Dave Ingram. In a statement, the band said, "Dave has been suffering with health and personal problems for a while now and he has decided that it would be best if he left the band to concentrate on his recovery. We would like ...

Read more

MÖTLEY CRÜE: Action-Figure 'Boxed Set' Due In November

McFarlane Toys will be releasing a MÖTLEY CRÜE action-figure "Deluxe Boxed Set" in November 2004. Several photos of the CRÜE toys can be viewed at this location. The brainchild of Grammy- and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane (creator of Spawn and founder of Spawn.com), Tempe, Arizona-based McFarlane Toys has several successful music lines, including ...

Read more

SHARON OSBOURNE Explains OZZY's Camden No-Show

Ozzy Osbourne's wife/manager Sharon Osbourne has issued the following statement regarding Ozzy's no-show at the Ozzfest stop in Camden, NJ on August 26: "To those who attended the Ozzfest show in Camden on August 26, "I would like to address the few complaints that have arisen from BLACK SABBATH’s performance with Rob Halford [JUDAS PRIEST] ...

Read more

USURPER Complete Work On 'Cryptobeast'

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have completed work on their fifth full-length album, "Cryptobeast". Recorded at Chicago's Rax Trax Studios with producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE), "Cryptobeast" marks the recording debut with the group of new singer Dan "Tyrantor" Lawson and the return of the band's original drummer, Joe "Apocalyptic" Warlord. Commented singer ...

Read more

FORCE OF EVIL To Enter Studio In September

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), will enter Jailhouse studio in Horsens, Denmark on September 6 with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS) to begin recording their sophomore ...

Read more