CALIBAN To Release New Album In The Fall, Launch U.S. Tour

German metalcore outfit CALIBAN have signed with Abacus and Roadrunner Records for the American territory and the world outside the U.S., respectively. The group's fourth full-length album, "The Opposite From Within", will be issued in the U.S. on October 5 (September 20 in Europe). Produced by IN FLAMES frontman Anders Friden and mixed and mastered ...

Read more

Swedish Black Metallers UNPURE Sign With AGONIA RECORDS

Swedish black metallers UNPURE have inked a deal with Poland's Agonia Records. The group's first release for the label will be their fourth full-length album, "World Collapse", due at the end of July. The CD, which has been ready for some time, was delayed several times due to the financial problems at the band's former ...

Read more

P.O.D. Contribute New Song To 'The Passion Of The Christ' DVD

ABC ePrep is reporting that P.O.D. have written a song for the upcoming soundtrack that will accompany the DVD release of Mel Gibson's "The Passion Of The Christ". The band were personally invited to an early screening of the controversial film by Gibson himself, and singer Sonny Sandoval described it as, "the real deal — ...

Read more

Former BLOOD FEAST Drummer Launches New Band

Former BLOOD FEAST drummer Kevin Kuzma has joined forces with guitarist John Blicharz, bassist Karl Odenwalder and vocalist Linda Alexander in a brand-new band called LAMENT. Formed in early 2004, LAMENT have been in the studio writing and recording material for a debut CD, due out by the end of the year. The band, who ...

Read more

RUSH Drummer's Biographical Journal Heading To Film

The film and television rights to RUSH drummer/lyricist Neil Peart's biographical journal "Ghost Rider" have been acquired by Scabeba Entertainment. Scabeba is overseen by Cathy Rich, the daughter of legendary jazz drummer Buddy Rich. She and Peart became friends after the drummer appeared at a 1992 concert in her father's memory and on a subsequent ...

Read more

PERSQUAREINCH Enter Studio To Record Debut Demo

PERSQUAREINCH, the new band featuring former PUSHED singer Travis Neal, Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums, have entered the studio to record their debut demo. The group, which is based in Southern California, recently played their first two shows and "the response was more ...

Read more

CANCER Begin Writing Material For Full-Length Album

CANCER guitarist/vocalist John Walker and drummer Carl Stokes will spend the next few months writing material for a new full-length album, tentatively due in 2005 through Copro Records. In the meantime, guitarist Rob Engvikson will re-launch his ASATRU project, which is tentatively scheduled to release a full-length album of its own early next year. CANCER ...

Read more

JUDAS PRIEST Segment To Air On 'Entertainment Tonight'

"Entertainment Tonight" caught up with the reunited JUDAS PRIEST this past weekend at their 2004 tour kick-off in Hartford, CT. The behind-the-scenes feature, which led to the band's debut U.S. performance with legendary vocalist Rob Halford, will air this Wednesday, July 14. Check "Entertainment Tonight"'s official web site and local listings for times ...

Read more

AEROSMITH To Take One Year Off Following Japanese Tour

ABC ePrep is reporting that guitarist Joe Perry has told syndicated columnist Marilyn Beck that AEROSMITH will take a year off after they wrap up their Japanese tour on July 25. According to Perry, the band haven't had a vacation of longer than three weeks over the past four years and will use some of ...

Read more