THE HAUNTED: Mixing Complete

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have posted the following message on their web site: "The mixing [of the new album] is all done and it turned out great... In the end, the mixing fell on wild card Tue Madsen from Antfarm Studios in Denmark. We were really happy with the Charles Storm-mixes, but the songs felt ...

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It's Official: Original BLACK SABBATH Lineup To Play OZZFEST 2004!

After initially declining an offer to join BLACK SABBATH members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler for a reunion on Ozzfest 2004, drummer Bill Ward has now reconsidered. The original lineup is now complete for their much-anticipated headlining slot on the 9th annual Ozzfest. Sharon Osbourne says: "You have the original BLACK SABBATH and ...

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SOILWORK To Enter Studio In September

Swedish melodic death thrashers SOILWORK will enter Studio Kuling in Örebro, Sweden on September 13 with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. "The new material sounds very promising," SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid writes on the group's ...

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SYBREED: Debut Album Due In September

Reality Entertainment will release the debut album from Swiss band SYBREED on September 7, 2004. Reality CEO, Warren Croyle, explains, "The current Eurometal scene is paving the way for the rest of the world in that genre. When I heard SYBREED, I was completely taken with these four very young musicians having such an innovative ...

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SHADOWS FALL: 'The War Within' Track Listing, Release Date Set

Century Media Records has set a September 21 release date for the new SHADOWS FALL album, "The War Within". The follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed disc, "The Art of Balance", the new album was produced again by Zeuss (HATEBREED) at Planet Z Studios in the band's home state of Massachusetts. "The War Within", the ...

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AGENT STEEL: 'Kicking It' In Amsterdam

AGENT STEEL guitarist Juan Garcia has issued the following update: "Greetings metalheads? Juan from AGENT STEEL here kickin' it in my second fave city in the world Amsterdam of course. I attended the Rock Hard Festival this past weekend and let me tell you MACHINE HEAD kicked some serious ass....good to see Phil Demmel from ...

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Report: OZZY OSBOURNE To Light Up Olympic Concert

OZZY OSBOURNE will be one of the performers at a huge free concert in London to mark the arrival of the Olympic flame in Britain, according to Reuters. The concert, which will be headlined by ROD STEWART, will also feature performances by JAMES BROWN, OZZY's daughter Kelly, JAMELIA, EMMA BUNTON, WILL YOUNG and MCFLY. The ...

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DOPE: New Album Recorded?

EdselDope.com is reporting that DOPE are rumored to have finished recording their fourth record. "It was recorded on the road over the last couple of months and is ready to be mixed and mastered," reads a post on the site. "The guys are headed out to L.A. this week to get that done ...

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