CRISIS Putting The Finishing Touches To Their New Album

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until early 2003 performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, are currently at Desert Moon Studios in Anaheim, Ca. putting finishing touches to their upcoming album, "Like Sheep Led To Slaughter". The CD, which will be completed and mastered by the end of this month, ...

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EXODUS Announce Record-Release Party

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have announced a record-release party on Thursday, March 11 at DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Tickets are priced at $8.00 in advance, $12.00 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. EXODUS' first studio album since 1992's "Force of Habit", "Tempo of the Damned" is due out in ...

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Report: AEROSMITH Cancel Brit Awards Duet With THE DARKNESS

TeenMusic.com is reporting that AEROSMITH pulled out of a planned duet with rising U.K. stars THE DARKNESS at this year's Brit Awards after fearing they would be upstaged. According to sources cited by TeenMusic.com, the organizers of February's ceremony were gleeful when they persuaded Steven Tyler and Joe Perry to team up with the Justin ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Ordered Back Into Lockdown Rehab

MTV.com reports: "Scott Weiland appeared in two separate courtrooms to address drug charges on Friday (January 23) before being ordered back into lockdown rehab. The former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman and current VELVET REVOLVER singer pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Los Angeles Superior Court to charges of driving under the influence of drugs, ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer To Play With OPETH In Vancouver

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/DARK ANGEL drummer Gene Hoglan will reportedly be sitting behind the kit for OPETH at the Vancouver stop of their current North American tour Friday night (Jan. 23). Hoglan will be standing in for regular OPETH skinsman Martin Lopez, who is said to be at home in Sweden recovering from a recent bout ...

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DRAGONFORCE Set Title, Release Date For Sophomore Album

London-based power metallers DRAGONFORCE have set "Sonic Firestorm" as the title of their sophomore album, due on April 19 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Valley Of The Damned" was recorded primarily at Thin Ice Studios, Virginia Water, Surrey, England with producer Karl Groom, while all the guitars were recorded at guitarist Herman Li's ...

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