FU MANCHU Name New Album

FU MANCHU have set "Start the Machine" as the title of their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), due on September 14 through DRT Entertainment. The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by ...

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GODDESS OF DESIRE Complete Pre-Production For New CD: Samples Available Online

Dutch heavy/traditional metal band GODDESS OF DESIRE will enter the studio later this year to record their fourth album, entitled "Awaken Pagan Gods", tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The band's pre-production recordings for the new album, which were completed at former HAMMERHAWK guitarist Paul van Rijswijk's studio in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Schedule Hometown Record Release Party

Floridian death metal overlords MALEVOLENT CREATION will celebrate the release of their latest CD, "Warkult", in their hometown of Ft. Lauderdale at the Culture Room on July 24. The record-release party will be the first time the band plays in the U.S. with returning drummer Dave Culross. MALEVOLENT CREATION's ninth full-length album, "Warkult" is scheduled ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Helps Raise Money For Charity

Kay Lazar of BostonHerald.com is reporting that a hearty plug from AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will likely help a nonprofit based in his hometown of Marshfield reap big bucks from an annual charity benefit hosted by a restaurant Tyler co-owns. The 26-year-old nonprofit broadcasts 24 hours a day with volunteers reading newspapers, magazines, ...

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