PITCHSHIFTER Putting Finishing Touches On 'Totally Raw' Live CD

Britain's PITCHSHIFTER have tapped Steve Duda to edit and mix their upcoming live record. Duda, a longtime friend of the band and Pro-Tools operator on PITCHSHIFTER's MCA Records debut with producer Dave Jerden (ALICE IN CHAINS, JANE'S ADDICTION, THE OFFSPRING), has been working in Los Angeles with singer J.S. Clayden for some time now. The ...

Read more

ENSLAVED's IVAR: How Lineup Changes Affected Our Sound

ENSLAVED guitarist Ivar Bjørnson recently responded to a fan question about the changes in the group's sound caused by the departures of guitarist R. Kronheim and drummer Dirge Rep. "Of course, I think [Kronheim and Rep's departures] will affect the music, as you will hear on the new album. 'Below The Lights' is more consistent ...

Read more

KRISIUN Announce Final Gig Of AGELESS VENOMOUS Tour

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN will perform the final concert of their Ageless Venomous World Tour at Vale do Paraíba in Tremembé, São Paulo, Brazil on Feb. 8. Also set to appear are ANCESTRAL MALEDICTION and OPHIOLATRY. KRISIUN had previously scheduled a tour of Northeastern Brazil in early 2003, but were forced to cancel it in ...

Read more

LITHIUM To Support PARADISE LOST In Scandinavia

Sweden's LITHIUM, the new band featuring former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel on keyboards, will support PARADISE LOST and WITHIN TEMPTATION on a short Scandinavian tour in February. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 20 – Copenhagen, DEN @ Vega Feb. 21 – Oslo, NOR @ John Dee Feb. 22 – Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben Feb. ...

Read more

PURE RUBBISH Done 'Horrific Disservice' By VARIETY's KELLY OSBOURNE Article

Houston's PURE RUBBISH have issued the following statement via their management company, Singerman Entertainment (MOTÖRHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, MISFITS, SLAVES ON DOPE): "Variety [the premier publication of the entertainment industry—ed.] has done a horrific disservice to our band, PURE RUBBISH. In their review of Kelly Osbourne's performance December 29th at the Roxy Theater [in West Hollywood, California], ...

Read more

Manager: ROB HALFORD's Visa Approved, Singer To Re-Enter U.S.

Rob Halford's personal manager John Baxter revealed in a posting on HALFORD's official web site yesterday that the singer's O-1 Visa (U.S. Outstanding Performers Class Visa) has been approved by the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) and that Rob would re-enter the U.S. over the course of the next several days. "INS telephoned Rob's U.S. ...

Read more