WEHATEJULIA Issue Full-Length Debut

Long Island-based WEHATEJULIA, consisting of ex-SORROW/DYSTOPIA ONE drummer Mike Hymson and ex-MR. MURRAY/PSYCHO member Larry Forman, have completed work on a nine-song debut CD, entitled Lovesick, with Doug Cerrito and Chris Richards from SUFFOCATION engineering. Said to be "a musical assault on a famous someone in the media spotlight," Lovesick features a musical style described ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE To Utilize ENTOMBED Producer For Forthcoming CD

Italy's MERENDINE ATOMICHE will enter Stockholm, Sweden's Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skogsberg (i.e. ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, HELLACOPTERS) in August to record their upcoming full-length CD, entitled Walk Across Fire, for a late 2002 release through France's Deadsun Records. The follow-up to the The Holy Metal mini-CD will reportedly include guest appearances from ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff ...

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FLUSHED Confirmed For Norway's THE DP ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Örebro, Sweden's FLUSHED have been confirmed for The DP Arts & Music Festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 24-28 at Montagen in Blaker, Norway. Set to include appearances from 45+ "underground" acts from the US, Europe and Scandinavia, the Christian event will feature music from three stages, seminars, meetings and artist forums, ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES Reunite, Perform Comeback Gig

Legendary '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, have reformed and are performing a reunion gig tonight, June 22nd, at Lindenbrauerei in Unna, Germany. Also appearing on the bill are FAGGOT KINGS and BLEAK. For more information, visit ROSTOK VAMPIRES' official web site ...

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REVEREND Pull Out Of ABRASIVE ROCK FEST

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have pulled out of their appearance at Abrasive Rock Fest, which is scheduled to take place in Olympia, Washington on August 3rd. According to drummer Todd Stotz, "last week we were offered a gig opening for JUDAS PRIEST ...

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Ex-RATT Frontman Completes Acting Debut, Plots US Tour

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy will do an interview with VH1 on Monday, June 24th to talk about his solo project and other happenings for the year, according to the singer's official web site. In other news, filming was wrapped up last week for the soon-to-be-released film Camp Utopia in which Pearcy reportedly has a ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Furthers His Education

It may come as a surprise to some that former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan, once considered a poster boy for rock'n'roll excess, is attending Seattle University, majoring in business and finance. "My mom always wanted me to be a lawyer, and my Uncle John graduated from SU in '48," McKagan told

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