THE KOVENANT Set Tentative Title For New Album

Norway's THE KOVENANT have set "The Dreaming Spires" as the tentative title for their forthcoming album, due in early 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to this year's "S.E.T.I." (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence) will apparently be "more guitar-oriented and darker" than its predecessor. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD is "Radiation ...

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SOIL To Master 'Redefine' Later This Week

Chicago's SOIL have finished mixing their new album, "Redefine", with Randy Staub (METALLICA, NICKELBACK) at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and will begin the mastering sessions for the CD with George Marino at Sterling Sound in New York City on Thursday, August 14. A fall release through J Records is expected. The group ...

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ANDREW W.K. Looking For A Few Good London Fans

ANDREW W.K. will be doing a photo session with a "well-known" English music paper on Tuesday, August 12 at 2:30 p.m. in London and he is looking for fans to be part of the small crowd scene that is needed to make this work. "Andrew will be in the pit with you too!" reads a ...

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CHARON Re-Name New Album

Finland's CHARON have changed the title for their forthcoming fourth full-length album to "The Dying Daylights" from the originally announced "Dead Man Walking". The follow-up to last year's "Downhearted" is due on October 6 through Spinefarm Records. A new single containing the song "Religious/Delicious" and the non-album cut "The King Is Dead" will be released ...

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NIKKI SIXX Says He Is Speaking 'Daily' With MÖTLEY CRÜE Bandmates

As first reported here Saturday (August 9), MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has now officially confirmed that BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, his collaboration with L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), has been put on hold indefinitely. Writing to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" ...

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ENTOMBED: Rocking Out To The 'Inferno' Jukebox

An ENTOMBED "jukebox", featuring music from their current CD, "Inferno", can be accessed at this location. As previously reported, "Inferno" will not receive a U.S. release until early 2004 through Century Media Records after it was determined that Koch International, who originally issued the album in late June, didn't have the proper rights ...

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Review: KISS And AEROSMITH Deliver All Your Favorite Oldies

David Segal of the Washington Post reviewed the KISS/AEROSMITH tour when it came through town at Nissan Pavilion on Saturday night (August 9). "Next time a band announces a 'farewell tour,' get it in writing," he writes. "Otherwise, don't bother with the goodbyes. KISS vowed three years ago to pack up the face paint and ...

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