AUDIOSLAVE'S CORNELL, MORELLO Speak Out On Band Chemistry

Former SOUNDGARDEN and current AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell is confident that fans of his previous group will find plenty on AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut to keep them happy. "I don't think that fans of RAGE [AGAINST THE MACHINE] or SOUNDGARDEN will be disappointed," Cornell told Kerrang! magazine recently. "The album was written in the first three ...

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EXODUS To Open For SUM 41 In San Francisco

Veteran Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will be opening for pop-punkers SUM 41 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on Sunday, Dec. 1. EXODUS, who are currently preparing to record their first studio album of new material since 1992's "Force Of Habit", were personally invited by the Canadian group to join them at the ...

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THE EXPLOITED Return To Action With 'Fuck The System'

Punk legends THE EXPLOITED will release their long-awaited new album, titled "Fuck The System", in January 2003 through Dream Catcher Records. Recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England, "Fuck The System" will include the following tracks, among others: 01. There Is No Point 02. Why Are You Doing This To Me 03. Noise Annoys ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: I Will Never Tour With DAVE LEE ROTH Again

Sammy Hagar, who, along with fellow ex-VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth, spent the summer co-headlining the laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll", is once again dissing Diamond Dave's oversize ego, deteriorating singing voice and vanishing hairline. In an interview with ...

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THE HAUNTED Line Up UK Dates

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED have announced several UK dates in February in support of their upcoming third full-length album, tentatively titled "One Kill Wonder". They are as follows: Feb. 25 – Manchester, UK @ University Feb. 26 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2 Feb. 27 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach "One Kill ...

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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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