PRONG Join DANZIG US Tour

PRONG have replaced MARDUK as the main support on the upcoming DANZIG North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off tomorrow, June 1st in Phoenix, Arizona. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre Jun. 02 - Albequerque, NM @ Midnight Rodeo Jun. 04 - El ...

Read more

MY RUIN: Do Not Buy Our "Greatest Hits" CD

MY RUIN, who recently parted ways with their former label Snapper Music (as reported here several days ago), have issued a statement discouraging their fans from purchasing Blasphemous Girl, a "Best Of" double-CD compilation due through Snapper on June 24th. Here is the group's statement in its entirety: "On June 24, 2002, our former label ...

Read more

DESTRUCTION: New Album Will Be "Big Improvement"

The current line-up of DESTRUCTION—bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, guitarist Mike Sifringer and drummer Marc Reign—are hard at work on the material for their next studio album, which is tentatively due to be recorded at the end of the year for an April 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to a statement posted at the ...

Read more

SICK OF IT ALL To Issue Live Album

Veteran New York hardcore act SICK OF IT ALL will issue a live album entitled Live In A Dive on August 12th via Fat Wreck Records. In other news, the have been confirmed for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th, respectively. ...

Read more

DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON: "I Am Not A Racist"

DEICIDE bassist/vocalist Glen Benton has issued the following statement in an attempt to clear up some of the rumors recently floating around regarding his views on racism and his possible departure from the group in order to join VITAL REMAINS on a full-time basis: "It has been brought to my attention that certain individuals are ...

Read more

SEPULTURA: Live CD, DVD Release Dates Announced

A live recording of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy in London on December 16th, 1996, is tentatively scheduled to be released as a double CD under the title Live At Brixton ...

Read more

MARDUK Cancel US Tour—Again!

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have once again cancelled plans to tour the US as a result of their inability to secure the proper paperwork from the American Embassy to enable them to enter the country legally. Here is the band's official statement on the matter: "MARDUK still has not been granted their clearance from the ...

Read more