UTTERANCE Sign With HAWINO RECORDS

Seattle-based record label Hawino Records has added the Tacoma heavy rock band UTTERANCE to their roster. The group's first release for the label, entitled "DXVI", is due this fall. "We are very excited about our newest material. It is the best recording that we have yet and it is very worthy of exposure to masses," ...

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SLIPKNOT Replace DAVID BOWIE At Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

SLIPKNOT have replaced DAVID BOWIE on the bill of this year's Roskilde Festival in Denmark. "With David Bowie no longer on the programme, we had to think fast," the festival organizers write on their web site. "After hours of hard work, we are finally able to announce a new act for the programme: SLIPKNOT will ...

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Pop Singer BRANDY Samples IRON MAIDEN: Audio Available!

A loop of the intro guitar and bass line from IRON MAIDEN's "The Clansman", off the group's 1998 "Virtual XI" CD, is sampled in a song from former teen-pop star BRANDY. The track, titled "Cool (Thought I'd Be)" (also known as "I Tried"), is featured on the singer's newest album, "Afrodisiac", which was released Tuesday ...

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VADER Confirmed For CANNIBAL CORPSE/NAPALM DEATH Tour

As exclusively revealed here on June 18, Polish death metal veterans VADER have now officially confirmed that they will be supporting CANNIBAL CORPSE and NAPALM DEATH on a month-long U.S. tour beginning on October 23. The trek, which is also expected to include GOATWHORE, will be preceded by a week's worth of NAPALM ...

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THE OLD DEAD TREE: Drummer Needed, Tour Planned

French gothic metallers THE OLD DEAD TREE are still on the lookout for a new drummer following the departure of Franck Métayer back in February. "In spite of the talent of the candidates we have auditioned to become THE OLD DEAD TREE's new drummer, the band still didn't find Franck's successor yet," the group write ...

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REQUIEM AETERNAM Complete Work On New Album

Melodic black metal band REQUIEM AETERNAM, originally from Uruguay but currently based in New York, have completed work on their new album, "Philosopher". "The recording quality, the sound as well as the performance, is a testament as to how far REQUIEM AETERNAM has moved on since the days of [1998's] 'Eternally Dying'," the band write ...

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Does ANDREW W.K. Own More Than One T-Shirt?

ANDREW W.K. recently answered a question via the "Q&A" section of his web site regarding his bathing habits and his seeming insistence on wearing the same t-shirt at every concert. A fan named "Echo" wrote in with the following: "My brother jumped on stage with you in Colorado, and said that you smelled pretty bad! ...

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INTO ETERNITY Gear Up For Fall Tour, Seek Touring Drummer

Canadian progressive death metal progenies INTO ETERNITY have been added to KATAKLYSM's October European tour with MYSTIC CIRCLE and GRAVEWORM. The band have just returned from Europe, where they gave remarkable performances at Italy's Gods Of Metal festival and Germany's Rock Hard festival, and on three dates with Sweden's NAGLFAR (where they received encore requests). ...

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UNDERCROFT Release Live Album, Plan Reissue

Hamburg-based Chilean death-thrashers UNDERCROFT recently released a live album called "BastardLiveHamburg" through the Chilean label Negative Entertainment. The disc contains the show they played at the "Fuck Christmas" festival, in Hamburg last December, as well as three new studio tracks and a video clip for the song "Evilusion". Check out the live version of the ...

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