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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GODSMACK: Facing The Demons

GODSMACK have now set "Faceless" as the tentative title of the follow-up to 2000's "Awake", currently being recorded at The Hit Factory/Criteria Studios in Miami for a March release through Republic/Universal. "It's heavy in a GODSMACK way — it's punchy, it's got a lot of grooves, but it's a little more melodic than the older ...

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FEAR FACTORY's BURTON C. BELL: I Have Been Reinvented!

THE WATCHERS, the new project featuring FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell and longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel, have updated their official web site with several studio photos and a personal message from Bell outlining his plans for the group. "As of now, John Bechdel and myself are the band and producers ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Announces One-Off Gig

Kelly Osbourne has announced a special one-off live performance at New York City's Irving Plaza on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Tickets for the show, which will coincide with the release of Kelly's debut solo album, "Shut Up!" , go on sale next Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Support at the gig, which will also feature a special ...

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DIMMU BORGIR To Show 'No Mercy' On Upcoming CD

Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR will enter Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Fredman in March to record the follow-up to last year's "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropy" opus for a summer 2003 release. "The new material sounds extremely apocalyptic and militant, grim and somber and there is a distinct presence of no mercy to them," explained guitarist Silenoz. "We're ...

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ADEMA's MARKY CHAVEZ: 'New Stuff Smokes Anything On Our Debut'

ADEMA are continuing work on the material for their sophomore full-length effort, which they hope to record early next year with an as-yet-undisclosed producer. Seven songs have reportedly been written for the disc, including the tentatively titled "Canuck" and "Unstable". "I'm really excited about the new stuff," frontman Marky Chavez told MTV.com. "It's really up-tempo ...

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