STREET TALK Get Harder On Upcoming Album

Swedish hard rock/AOR act STREET TALK will enter the studio on February 22nd to start work on their as-yet-untitled third album for a September release through MTM Music. The follow-up to last year's Transition CD will be “slightly more up-tempo and harder-edged style compared to the previous albums, but still very melodic.” The vocals on ...

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DIESEL MACHINE Record New Demo, Add Live Dates

L.A. heavyweights DIESEL MACHINE, who feature in their ranks HALFORD guitarist Patrick Lachman, have added a February 6th club show at the Big Fish Sports Pub, 1954 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ to close out their week-long stint as part of the STATIC-X/SOULFLY/SOIL/ONESIDEZERO metal extravaganza, which kicks off January 31st at the Warfield in San ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Takes Shape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 2 FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL WORCESTER, Mass. - MassConcerts is proud to announce that the fourth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Individual day tickets ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Headline OZZFEST 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SYSTEM OF A DOWN TO HEADLINE OZZFEST 2002 American Recordings artist SYSTEM OF A DOWN has been confirmed on this year's Ozzfest which is expected to kick off in July. The band is slated to headline, taking the stage just before Ozzy's closing set. SYSTEM OF A DOWN have played Ozzfest twice ...

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RED HARVEST Set Release Date For "Sick" CD

Norway's RED HARVEST have set April 15th as the release date for their forthcoming studio album, tentatively titled Sick Transit Gloria Mundi, which was recently recorded at Akkerhaugen Studios (i.e. EMPEROR, MYRKSKOG) with famed producer Neil Kernon (i.e. QUEENSRYCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE). Scheduled to contain 11 songs, including an as-yet-unspecified cover of cult industrialists GGFH, ...

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DEATH's Demo CD Gets Shelved

The previously-announced February 11th release of DEATH's album of demo recordings, entitled Zero Tolerance, has now been “cancelled”, according to the group's official web site. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...

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BORKNAGAR Euro Festival Appearances Announced

Norway's BORKNAGAR have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Rocks 2002 Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8 in Budapest, Hungary. BORKNAGAR will also play at the Party San Open Air 2002 in Bad Berka, Germany, which takes place on August 9-10. More festival appearances will be announced shortly. ...

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TRENT REZNOR Slams "Nu-Metal"!

NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has slammed the so-called nu-metal scene in the current issue Britain's Kerrang! magazine. "When I'm asked what do I think of a lot of the nu-metal bands that are out there, my response is that it seems really insincere to me, Reznor told the publication. 'I've had a really ...

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