SAXON To Issue CD Of Re-Recorded Classics

SAXON's album of re-recorded classic tracks, Heavy Metal Thunder, is set for release on September 23rd through SPV/Steamhammer Records and features the following track listing: 01. Power & The Glory 02. Strong Arm Of The Law 03. Heavy Metal Thunder 04. And The Bands Played On 05. Crusader 06. Dallas 1pm 07. Princess Of The ...

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BAL-SAGOTH To Embark On UK Tour With RETURN TO THE SABBAT

BAL-SAGOTH are tentatively scheduled to team up with fellow Brits RETURN TO THE SABBAT (featuring ex-SKYCLAD singer Martin Walkyier) for several UK shows in November. Exact dates and venues will be announced in the coming weeks. In other news, work on the sixth BAL-SAGOTH album is reportedly progressing well, with the cover artwork (by the ...

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OMEN Finish Recording New CD

Classic US metallers OMEN have finished recording their eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Reopening The Gates, entitled Eternal Black Dawn. The group's first CD with new vocalist Kevin Goocher, Eternal Black Dawn is tentatively scheduled to be mixed next month for an early 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined record company. ...

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PARAGON Begin Work On New Material, Land GAMMA RAY Tour

German melodic metallers PARAGON are writing songs for the follow-up to this year's critically-acclaimed Law Of The Blade CD for a tentative late 2003 release through Remedy Records/Zomba. According to bassist Jan Bünning, "we have about seven tiles in work already and one song, 'Eye of The Storm', is almost complete. We perhaps will record ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Reunion Is Inevitable

A reunion between Sammy Hagar and his former VAN HALEN bandmates is "inevitable," the singer told MTV backstage at last week's MTV Video Music Awards, shortly after presenting an award with David Lee Roth. "I mean come on, how could it not [happen]?" While Hagar confessed that he hasn't spoken with either of the Van ...

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LIMP BIZKIT, KORN Management Company Scores High On Billboard Chart

The Firm, the management company that represents LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, KORN, TRUSTCOMPANY and PUDDLE OF MUDD, among others, boasts a total of 19 albums involving their clients on this week's Top 200 sellers, according to Hits Daily Double. Among the other artists represented are DIXIE CHICKS, ICE CUBE, MICHELLE BRANCH, and ENRIQUE IGLESIAS. ...

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CHIMAIRA Prepare New CD, Pursue Side Projects

Cleveland, Ohio's CHIMAIRA have set The Impossibility Of Reason as the tentative title of their upcoming CD, which is scheduled to be recorded in the fall for an early 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. Among the tracks set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Cleansation 02. Awakening 03. The Dehumanizing Process ...

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