MANNHAI To Begin Recording Third Album

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, will enter Petrax studios in Hollola on October 22 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early March 2004 through Ranch Records. The follow-up to last year's "Evil Under the Sun" will be produced ...

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NAPALM DEATH, BRUTAL TRUTH Members To Form Grind Supergroup

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, ex-NAPALM DEATH drummer Mick Harris and former BRUTAL TRUTH singer Kevin Sharp will be teaming up in a brand new "total punk thrash grind band." The as-yet-unnamed group, which may also include MELVINS/FANTOMAS guitarist Buzz Osborne, is tentatively set to record an album later in the year. No further information ...

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AREA 54 To Support KILL II THIS In The U.K.

AREA 54 will be supporting KILL II THIS on their U.K. tour in September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 13 - Railway Inn – Winchester, UK Sep. 14 - Agincourt - Camberley, UK Sep. 15 - Soundhouse - Colchester, UK Sep. 16 - Fleece & Firkin - Bristol, UK Sep. 17 - Cavern - ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'End Of Innocence' DVD Cover Posted Online

Finland's NIGHTWISH have posted the cover art for their upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence", at this location. "End Of Innocence", due in September through Spinefarm, will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. The documentary portion will have a ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Release Four-Disc Boxset In November

CANNIBAL CORPSE will be celebrating their 15th anniversary as a band with the release of a four-disc boxset (three CDs and one DVD), titled "15-Year Killing Spree", due on November 3 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for "15-Year Killing Spree" is as follows: Disc One - Best of Volume 1 01. Shredded ...

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SLAYER, HATEBREED, ARCH ENEMY: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the upcoming Jagermeister North American tour, featuring SLAYER, HATEBREED and ARCH ENEMY. According to Ticketmaster and Clear Channel, the two-month-long trek will make the following stops: Oct. 08 - St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium Oct. 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre & Ballroom Oct. 30 - ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been confirmed for the Piorno Rock Festival, scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 28, 2004 in Granada, Spain. Other bands scheduled to appear at the event include DESTRUCTION, EVERGREY, TANKARD and EPICA. More bands will be announced soon. CALLENISH CIRCLE's latest CD, "My Passion // Your Pain", ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Rock Naples

Kendra Helmer of Stars and Stripes reports that TWISTED SISTER will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday (August 30) at the Noble Roman's Field in Naples, Italy at the Gricignano support site. After the free concert, band members will briefly sign autographs, said Sabrina Pullido, Naples USO operations manager. The concert, which originally was slated for ...

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