SKINDRED Announce Dates With P.O.D., ILL NINO

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, will embark on a European tour with P.O.D. and ILL NINO following their upcoming stint with ADEMA and SOIL. Both tours will precede the release of SKINDRED's debut album, entitled Babylon, which is due to be released during the summer through BMG Records. SKINDRED dates with ...

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THE CROWN Confirmed For TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL

Sweden's THE CROWN, featuring former AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg, will have been confirmed for the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 12-14 in Helsinki, Finland. Other acts set to appear at the event include MACHINE HEAD, NIGHTWISH and SONATA ARCTICA, among others. ...

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THE REJECTS To Return To Studio To Record Additional Material

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (on guitar), and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, will go back into the studio in early April to record six or seven new songs for the group's much-anticiated debut album, which is tentatively due to be released during the summer through an as-yet-undisclosed ...

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ISCARIAH Leaves IMMORTAL!

Basist Iscariah has left Norway's IMMORTAL. Here is Iscariah's official statement on the matter: “Well, so this day came to an end despite its long and joyful hours. The statement I doubted would be written for a long time is here, and if you asked me directly why, I would not be able to give ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Manager Confirms Singer's Departure From Supergroup

Jim Guerinot, the manager of ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell, has confirmed that the singer has left the new supergroup he formed with former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar). The unnamed band had originally started work on their never-completed debut album early last year and were ...

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SEPULTURA: Without A Record Deal, Pursuing Side Projects

SEPULTURA have parted ways with Rick Sales Management (i.e. SLAYER, SYSTEMATIC) and have broken off contract negotiations with Sanctuary Records following the group's split with Roadrunner last year, drummer Igor Cavalera has exclusively told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although initial discussions between Sanctuary and SEPULTURA had taken place (a fact that was affirmed by a Sanctuary label ad ...

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ECHOBRAIN: Full US Tour Announced

ECHOBRAIN, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, guitarist/vocalist Dylan Donkin, and drummer Brian Sagrafena, kicked off their 2002 Keep Me Alive tour in Petaluma, California on Wednesday, March 20th to a packed house. Although primarily a local crowd, the audience consisted of several fans who flew in from as far away as Chicago and Dallas ...

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DANZIG Shoot Video For New Single

DANZIG shot a video for "Wicked Pussycat", the first single from the group's forthcoming full-length CD, entitled Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I, last Friday, March 22nd, in downtown Los Angeles. As previously reported, Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I is due to be issued on May 21st through Spitfire Records. ...

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