FIREBIRD Name Upcoming CD

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have set "Firebird No. 3" as the title for their new album, due in late February 2003 via JVC Records in Japan. A European release should follow a short time later. ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepare To Record Full-Length Debut

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — have posted the following update via their official web site: "Presently we are locked away in our basement writing songs ...

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LAMB OF GOD Finish Tracking New CD

LAMB OF GOD have completed tracking their as-yet-untitled new album at Richmond, Virginia's Montana studios with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). The CD, which will contain ten cuts, will be mixed in Vancouver, British Columbia starting this Friday, Dec. 13, with Devin and the band at the helm. An April 2003 release through Prosthetic ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Confirmed For MTV's New Year's Eve Celebration

FOO FIGHTERS are among the confirmed acts for MTV's New Year's Eve celebration. The live broadcast from New York's Times Square will kick off at 10:30 p.m. EST. Meanwhile, skateboards featuring artwork by members of FOO FIGHTERS, AUDIOSLAVE, BLINK-182, PEARL JAM, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and others will be auctioned on eBay to benefit Amnesty ...

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MACHINE HEAD Name Live Album, Finalize Track Listing

MACHINE HEAD have set "Hellalive" as the title for their forthcoming live album, due in early 2003 through Roadrunner Records. "Hellalive" was mixed by Colin Richardson at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England and is due to be mastered on Friday, Dec. 13. The album, which was originally set to contain material recorded solely at the ...

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DARKTHRONE Record And Mix New Album In 26 Hours!

Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE spent a total of 26 hours recording and mixing their latest opus, "Hate Them". The album — which is scheduled for a February 2003 release through Moonfog Productions — contains material that is being described by DARKTHRONE guitarist/vocalist Nocturno Culto (a.k.a. Ted Skjellum) as "spontaneous black metal with spirit. Well, that's ...

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PAUL STANLEY Reveals More Details About KISS SYMPHONY Concert

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has revealed more details about the group's upcoming Kiss Symphony concert in Melbourne, Australia on Feb. 28, 2003. The one-off show — which will be filmed and recorded, and broadcast via pay-per-view around the world — will open with the band performing "a short set by ourselves, [followed by] a set ...

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TOMMY LEE, PAMELA ANDERSON Win Judgment On Sex Video

A US judge today ordered an internet company to pay former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson and her ex-husband Tommy Lee $741,000 each in damages for selling a video of their honeymoon sexual escapades. The 1996 film has become one of the most-sold sex videos around the world. District judge Dean Pregerson said in a written ...

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THE PROJECT HATE: Tale Of The Missing Tapes

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have abandoned plans to issue a reworked version of an unreleased album from guitarist Lord K's (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) previous band, DEADMARCH, as the group's next CD. "The planned DEADMARCH album won't be re-recorded as fuckin' idiot Tomas Skogsberg [projected producer for ...

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