AMON AMARTH Complete Work On 'Versus The World'

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have completed work on their new album, Versus The World, for a January release through Metal Blade Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Death In Fire 02. For The Stab wounds In Our Backs 03. Where Silent Gods Stand Guard 04. Vs The World 05. Across ...

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W.A.S.P., STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE: More U.S. Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming W.A.S.P. North American tour, which will feature ex-RATT frontman STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera), and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY in the support slots. They are as follows: Oct. 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Bash on Ash Oct. 16 - ...

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RAUNCHY Contemplate ROSS ROBINSON Collaboration On Next CD

Denmark's RAUNCHY have reportedly been contacted by acclaimed producer Ross Robinson (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) about a possible collaboration on the group's next CD, tentatively due in late 2003. RAUNCHY are currently signed to Mighty Music in Denmark and Nuclear Blast for the remaining territories. ...

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DOWNTHESUN Added To SOULFLY Tour

DOWNTHESUN have been added as direct support on the SOULFLY headline tour between September 27th and October 20th. DOWNTHESUN's self-titled debut is due to be released on October 1st through Roadrunner Records. ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL Postpones DVD Release

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL has been forced to postpone the release of his upcoming DVD, Knight Treasures (Live and More), to November 18th in order to allow enough time for the footage to be compiled and edited. The double live CD, Knights Live, will be released as planned on October 21st. ...

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DC4 Regain European Rights To Debut CD, Seek New Deal

DC4, featuring ARMORED SAINT guitarist Jeff Duncan, are free from their licensing obligations with Rising Sun Productions for Europe after the latter company went out of business. DC4 are currently looking for a label interested in licensing the CD Volume 1 for the European territory or offering the band a full-fledged record deal. All interested ...

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FULL STRIKE To Support FREEDOM CALL In Scandinavia

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, and ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, will support FREEDOM CALL on a short Scandinavian tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 02 – Malmö, SWE @ KB Oct. 03 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Musikens Hus Oct. 04 ...

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FLESHGRIND Confirmed For XTREME BENEFEST

Illinois-based death metallers FLESHGRIND will be performing at the Xtreme Benefest at the Royal Oak Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan, near Detroit, on November 15-16. This two-day event will serve as a benefit concert for former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy (who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last August), and will feature "some of the ...

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