MY DYING BRIDE Explain New Album Delay

MY DYING BRIDE have issued a statement regarding their decision to push back the release date of their new album, tentatively titled "The Thirteenth Chapter", to the beginning of 2004. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios and features material that is being described as "objective" observers as "very dark ...

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RATT: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

RATT will be embarking on a U.S. tour beginning in late October. Confirmed/tentative dates are as follows: Oct. 23 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Gardens Oct. 24 - Gillette, WY @ Jakes Oct. 25 - Verval, UT @ Club Excess Oct. 26 - Ogden, UT @ Kamikaze's Oct. 28 - Norfolk, NE @ The ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Members Name Side Project

TYPE O NEGATIVE members Johnny Kelly and Kenny Hickey along with DUST TO DUST's Rob Traynor have set SKYND as the name of their new project, the musical direction of which is being described as "SABBATH, SOUNDGARDEN, BEATLES, groove-oriented — nothing happy, all in minor." SKYND are tentatively scheduled to make their live debut this ...

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ARCH ENEMY Announce U.K. Dates

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have announced brand-new tour dates in the U.K. leading up to the Christmas K! Fest. Special guests at the gigs will be U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE. The dates are as follows: Dec. 16 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts Dec. 17 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit Dec. 18 – Birmingham, ...

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VOMITORY Prepare To Record New Album, Announce Vocalist Search

Swedish death metallers VOMITORY will enter Studio Kuling in Örebro, Sweden in December with producer Henrik Larsson to record their fifth full-length album. A March 2004 release through Metal Blade Records is expected. In other news, VOMITORY are currently seeking a new vocalist as a result of bassist/growler Erik Rundqvist's decision to focus solely on ...

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ANNA KJELLBERG Leaves SUPERFIX, Seeks Full-Time Band

Former DRAIN STH bassist Anna Kjellberg has officially parted ways with SUPERFIX (mp3), the project she formed three years ago with ex-DRAIN STH drummer-turned-vocalist Martina Axen. "After playing with Martina for 14 years, I decided it was time to move on," Anna told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We have grown apart musically and didn't have the ...

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IN BATTLE To Record New Album In March

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have resurfaced with a new lineup and material for a new album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Joining original members John Frölén (guitar) and John Odhinn Sandin (vocals) in the new formation are Hasse Karlsson (a.k.a. Diabolical, guitar), Nils Fjällström (a.k.a. Aeon, drums) and Chastaintment ...

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LIVING COLOUR Announce North American Tour Dates

LIVING COLOUR have lined up the following dates during October/November: Oct. 14 - New York, NY J&R in-store @ City Hall Park Nov. 05 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Nov. 08 - Chicago, IL @ Park West Nov. 09 - Chicago, IL @ Park West Nov. 11 - Montreal, QUE @ Theatre St Denis Nov. ...

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GUANO APES To Release Live Album

Germany's GUANO APES will release their first-ever live CD, entitled simply "Live", on October 20 through G.U.N. Records. The disc was recorded during the sold-out and wildly acclaimed gig at the Cologne venue Palladium on May 2, 2003 and will be available in a regular jewel case as well as a limited-edition pressing featuring an ...

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