LINKIN PARK Finishing Up Work On Sophomore CD

LINKIN PARK is wrapping up work on its sophomore album with producer Don Gilmore for an early 2003 release through Warner Bros. Records. Vocalists Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda are reportedly finalizing their parts on 12 songs that will end up on the follow-up to the group's 2000 seven-times-platinum debut, "Hybrid Theory". "We're almost done ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announce U.S. Dates

DEF LEPPARD have announced the following U.S. dates in December: Dec. 06 - San Diego, CA @ Radio show TBA Dec. 08 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Dec. 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena Dec. 11 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheater Dec. 12 - Long Beach, CA @ Long ...

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EXODUS Drop Off Vegas New Year's Eve Show

Despite previous reports to the contrary, EXODUS will NOT be performing with HALFORD, TESTAMENT, and VIO-LENCE at House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, Dec. 29. "We are sorry for anyone that bought tickets in anticipation of seeing EXODUS perform," the band's manager Steve Warner said in an official statement. "Before the show ...

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SINERGY Deny Reports Of Guitarist's Departure

SINERGY has slammed as "false" a report on a popular Finnish web portal implying that guitarist Alexi Laiho has left the group after allegedly missing the band's performance at Mystic Festival in Katowice, Poland this past Saturday (Oct. 26). "Alexi was there in Poland with us, where the fuck do they get this ...

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Former CANDLEBOX Singer To Release Solo Album

Former CANDLEBOX frontman Kevin Martin will shortly release his long-awaited solo album, "The Possibility Of Being", through Tympanic Records. Martin was previously signed to Gold Circle Records, the now-defunct company funded by Gateway Computers. To pre-order a copy of KEVIN MARTIN & THE HIWATTS' "The Possibility of Being", send $12 plus $3 dollars shipping and ...

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SOULREAPER To Issue 7" EP

SOULREAPER, featuring ex-DISSECTION members Johan Norman (guitar) and Tobias R. Kellgren (drums), will issue a 7" EP containing two new songs from the group's upcoming album, "Life Eraser". Titled "The Son Of The Dead", the EP is due on Nov. 18, and will be released in a limited run of 500 copies. "Life Eraser" is ...

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THE SERVANTS Line Up Bay Area Dates

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, have lined up the following dates during November: Nov. 02 – Berkeley, CA @ Blakes Nov. 17 – Berkeley, CA @ Rasputin's Nov. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Last Day Saloon Nov. 29 – Pleasant Hill, CA @ Rasputin's ...

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