ANCIENT Announce European Dates

Norway's ANCIENT have confirmed a few gigs before beginning the writing process for their next studio album. They are as follows: Oct. 25 - Weimar (Thüringen), GER @ Volkshaus Oct. 31 – Amneville, FRA @ After Club Nov. 08 – Luzern, SWI @ TBA Jan. 2003 (TBA) – Irun, SPA @ Tunk Jan. 2003 (TBA) ...

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JEFF PILSON Speaks Out On DOKKEN, L/P And World Politics

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has addressed the rumors surrounding his previous group, the plans for his new band and the current political situation in a lengthy posting via his official web site. According to Pilson, "I don't know if [drummer] Mick [Brown] is still in DOKKEN or not. And as for ...

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H.I.M. Begin Work On New Album

Finland's H.I.M. have entered Finnvox studios in Helsinki to record their fourth full-length album, tentatively titled Love Metal. Hiili Hiilesmaa, who produced the band's Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 debut is engineering the effort. According to the band's official web site, the basic recordings of at least 11 new songs will be done before the ...

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DIONYSUS To Issue Debut In November

Swedish/German melodic power metal act DIONYSUS, featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, have set November 11th as the release date for their debut album, Sign Of Truth, through AFM Records. The effort was recorded at Rhön Studios in Fulda, Germany with producer Tobias Sammet (EDGUY ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Update On New Album

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's forthcoming album, Violent Mood Swings, which they will shortly begin recording with producer Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE): "Hi everybody! I'm writing to let you all know what the deal is and why this ...

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MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN Gets Hitched!

MINISTRY mastermind Al Jourgensen has gotten married, according to Alex Zander, editor-in-chief of MK Ultra magazine. "I was out shopping at my favorite clothing store in Chicago, and the store owner showed me the photos," says Zander. Al was allegedly wearing a white tuxedo with his trademark cowboy hat over his dyed bright red hair, ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announce U.S. Dates

CANNIBAL CORPSE will be hitting the road this fall for their third full U.S. tour since the release of Gore Obsessed in February 2002. Support at all shows will come from HATE ETERNAL, MACABRE, and labelmates CATTLE DECAPITATION. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 07 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Pace Nov. ...

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