JOE SATRIANI To Issue "Strange Beautiful Music" In June

JOE SATRIANI will release his new studio album, entitled Strange Beautiful Music, on June 25th through Epic Records. Guests on the album include Robert Fripp, Matt Bissonette and Jeff Campitelli. Tracks include: "Chords Of Life", "You Saved My Life" and "Sleep Walk". Regarding the release, SATRIANI recently stated: "I was looking to do something that ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Gets Busy On The Side

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has been collaborating with drummer Jonathan Valen on an as-yet-undisclosed project. Neil and Jonathan first met back in 1985 through Lucy Forbes of Rock Congress. In other news, Turbin recently joined guitarist Mitch Perry (i.e. MSG, TALAS, 7% SOLUTION) onstage at a Los Angeles club for a rendition of the ...

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NICODEMUS Ink Deal With Dark Symphonies Records

American black/gothic/progressive metal act NICODEMUS have inked a deal with Dark Symphonies Records and are presently recording their sophomore album, entitled The Supernatural Omnibus, for a September release. According to Dark Symphonies, "this will be a truly unique listening experience as NICODEMUS take the best from black, gothic, and progressive metal to create haunting melodies, ...

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MARILYN MANSON: Resolution Of Michigan Assault Case Likely

An Oakland County (Michigan) judge has refused to remove another judge from the assault case involving MARILYN MANSON, clearing the way for a likely resolution of the case. Rochester District Judge Julie Nicholson, of the 52nd District Court, was asked to disqualify Clarkston District Judge Gerald McNally. Prosecutors argued that McNally should be disqualified because ...

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KRUX Track Listing Revealed

Sweden's KRUX, the brainchild of CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling, are currently in the studio recording their self-titled debut album for a late 2002 release through Mascot Records. Tentatively scheduled to include guest appearances by ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjrnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jrgen Sandstrom (on guitar), ARCH ENEMY/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott and ex-RED FUN vocalist Tomas ...

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HALFORD Issue Explanation For WACKEN Non-Appearance

The organizers of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival have released a statement sent to them by the representatives of HALFORD following the latter's withdrawal from the event. It reads as follows: "Unfortunately, it will be impossible for HALFORD to appear at this year's Wacken Open Air festival due to highly important commitments in the US ...

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