MORIFADE Prepare To Record New Album

Sweden's MORIFADE will enter Los Angered Recording in Gothenburg on Jan. 20, 2003 with producer Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND guitarist) to begin recording their as-yet-untitled third album, due in late spring/early summer through Hammerheart Records. The band expect to spend four weeks recording and two weeks mixing the follow-up to this year's "Imaginarium". More information ...

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IRON FIRE Off MOTÖRHEAD's Danish Gig

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, it now appears that Danish power metallers IRON FIRE will NOT be supporting MOTÖRHEAD at Amager Bio in Copenhagen on Nov. 26. According to IRON FIRE's official web site, "ETC, which is the promotion company behind the MOTÖRHEAD gig, has just been informed that MOTÖRHEAD is bringing their ...

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WORLD BELOW Ink Deal With CRESTFALLEN RECORDS

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, CARNAL FORGE/ex-IN THY DREAMS drummer Stefan Westerberg, and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, have inked a deal with Australia's Crestfallen Records. The group, whose music is being described as a mixture of "CANDLEMASS and early BLACK SABBATH with truly killer vocals," will issue their ...

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PARADISE LOST To Issue Single Next Month

"Erased", the first single from PARADISE LOST's new album, "Symbol Of Life", will be released on Nov. 18 in two formats. The first will contain three tracks, and the second digipak version will contain five songs, including two bonus cuts not heard before or available anywhere else. The complete track listing for the single is ...

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STEREOMUD Finalize Title, Track Listing For Sophomore CD

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, have set "Every Given Moment" as the title for their sophomore CD, which was recently mixed Jack Joseph Puig (HOLE, GOO GOO DOLLS, BECK) at a Los Angeles studio for a February/March 2003 release through Loud/Columbia Records. The ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer Reflects On Past, Looks Forward To Future

Former EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun is due to be freed in December after spending nine years and four months in prison for murdering a homosexual man. Speaking to Britain's Terrorizer magazine, he outlined some of his feelings about the past and plans for the future, which include occupying the drum stool in a reformed ...

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Ex-DEATH Bassist Joins INFINITY MINUS ONE

Former DEATH bassist Kelly Conlon has joined Boston-based progressive rock/metal act INFINITY MINUS ONE. The group, who recently released a full-length CD titled "Tales from the Mobius Strip", combine "elements of classical music, film scores, and video games within a rock context," according to an official press release. "Formed at the famous Berklee College of ...

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DAVE GROHL: I Did Not Have A Relationship With CHRISTINA AGUILERA

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl recently denied the reports that he was involved in a casual relationship with pop singer Christina Aguilera. Speaking to Canada's Chart Attack, Grohl said, "That's really funny because I live with my girlfriend in Los Angeles. [The FOO FIGHTERS] were recording in a studio called ...

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THE DEFACED Reveal Track Listing For 'Karma In Black'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed work on their sophomore effort, "Karma In Black", for an early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. Commented guitarist Mattias Svensson: "The mixing of 'Karma in Black' is done and the result totally speaks for itself. We believe that we ...

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