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Start Killing - MAN MUST DIE

"(This) band was created for the sole purpose of being one of the heaviest, fastest and most extreme but accessible bands in today's metal genre." So says the typically gushing press release. Now, the "accessible" part of that statement we find hard to entirely equate with that which comes before it. And as for that ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET FESTIVAL

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been confirmed for the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary on August 7, 2004. Other bands set to appear at the festival include CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GRAVE DIGGER, THE GATHERING and SAXON. Upcoming IN FLAMES shows: Jun. 05 - Rock-am-Ring, GER Jun. 06 - Rock-im-Park, GER Jun. 12 - ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: Rio Show Cancelled

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has posted the following message on the band's web site: "We have just been informed by our South American booking agent that the show in Rio de Janeiro will not take place. The reason given was financial problems with the local promoter. We are disappointed that we won't able to ...

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BALLISTIC: BANG YOUR HEAD Setlist Revealed

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here’s the songs we'll be playing at the GRAVE DIGGER/[Bang Your Head] shows: 01. Collision Course 02. Gone Ballistic 03. Corpse Stacked High 04. Undefeated 05. Call Me Evil 06. Silent Killer 07. Wrecking Crew 08. Threshold ...

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NEVERMORE Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Seattle-based power metallers NEVERMORE have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. The following bands are currently scheduled to appear at the festival (in alphabetical order): CANNIBAL CORPSE CRADLE OF FILTH EXODUS FEAR FACTORY FINNTROLL HATEBREED MONSTER MAGNET MORTUARY I.O.D MY DYING ...

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RELAPSE To Release Companion Compilation To 'Choosing Death' Book

Relapse Records will release a companion CD compilation to coincide with the release of metal journalist Albert Mudrian's book "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" this fall. Titled "Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack", the 20-track CD will aurally illustrate Mudrian's tome with tracks from the biggest and most influential artists of ...

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SEVERED SAVIOR Added To CANNIBAL CORPSE Tour

SEVERED SAVIOR have been added to the forthcoming North American tour featuring headliners CANNIBAL CORPSE and main support band BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. The dates are as follows: Jul. 01 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits Jul. 02 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero Jul. 03 - Nofolk, VA @ Norva Theatre Jul. 05 - New ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: Former ORIGIN Guitarist To Join The Fold?

CANNIBAL CORPSE are rumored to have recruited Jeremy Turner (ex-ORIGIN) to fill the second-guitarist slot in the group following the departure of Jack Owen earlier this month. An official announcement on the matter has not yet been made. Upcoming CANNIBAL CORPSE tour dates: May 26 - Puebla, Puebla, MEX @ Salon Los Angeles May 27 ...

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CATARACT Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band have just completed work on their new album, "With Triumph Comes Loss", at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen for a September 6 release. A vinyl version of the album will be released through Dead Serious Records. The ...

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SUPREME LORD Sign With CONQUER RECORDS

SUPREME LORD, the Polish "old-school" death metal band featuring Reyash (CHRIST AGONY, WITCHMASTER), have inked a deal with Conquer Records. The group's first release for the label will be their full-length debut, "X99.9", due in early June. The album will consist of eight newly recorded tracks, plus the remastered 1995 demo "At the Black Moon ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Rehearsing With New Guitarist

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has issued a statement regarding the recent news that the group's longtime guitarist Jack Owen has left the band. Alex's statement reads as follows: "Hey everybody, Alex from CANNIBAL here. I just wanted to update everyone on how we've been doing since Jack quit the band last week. We are ...

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JACK OWEN Explains Decision to Leave CANNIBAL CORPSE

CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen has issued the following statement regarding his decision to leave the group: "After 15 years with CANNIBAL CORPSE, I've decided to leave the group. My heart just wasn't in it anymore, and it was reflected in my appearance on stage. Times change, and I just don't enjoy the music as ...

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Guitarist JACK OWEN Quits CANNIBAL CORPSE

Guitarist Jack Owen has quit CANNIBAL CORPSE, according to a posting on the band's web site. "We are currently working with a replacement," the group write. "All scheduled concerts will still take place. Check back for a more detailed statement in the days to come." Owen has spent the last few months moonlighting in ADRIFT, ...

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KATAKLYSM Cancel European Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been forced to cancel their European tour with CROWBAR and their appearance at the With Full Force open air festival in Germany. According to an official press release from the group, the reason for the cancellation is the fact that "[vocalist] Maurizio [Iacono] and wife Meggin are expecting a little ...

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DECAPITATED To Tour U.S. With CANNIBAL CORPSE

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED will be returning to the North American continent this summer for their second U.S. tour, this time with none other than CANNIBAL CORPSE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 28 - Climax Lounge - Denver, CO Jul. 30 - US Cellular Arena - Milwaukee, WI Jul. 31 - Hairy ...

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TORTURE KILLER Set Working Title For New Album

Brutal Finnish death metallers TORTURE KILLER have set "Multiple Counts of Murder" as the tentative title of their upcoming CD, due before the end of the year through Holland's Karmageddon Media. "A lot of REALLY strong material is already finished and the rest will be completed during the summer," the band write on their web ...

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ADRIFT: First Shows Announced

ADRIFT, the hard rock project featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have lined up the following shows during May: May 22 – Ybor City, FL @ Masquerade May 27 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A-Go-Go Also appearing at the Ybor City show will be MR. BELLA, COLETTA and ALLELE. The West Hollywood concert is ...

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ADRIFT: Video Posted Online

ADRIFT, the hard rock project featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have completed work on their video for the track "Empty Dreams". Shot on professional DV, and directed and edited by Gary Schutt (of Jeff Scott Soto fame), the clip is a social commentary on "picking up the pieces of a shattered life and moving ...

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IMAGIKA Finalize Title, Track Listing For New CD

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA have set "Devils on Both Sides" as the title of their fourth full-length album, tentatively due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. "[Producer] Neil Kernon [NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE] has been working on the new CD tying up all the loose ends and we should have the mix ...

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POSSESSED Tribute Album: U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has set May 18 as the U.S. release date for the POSSESSED tribute album, entitled "Tribute To Possessed... Seven Gates of Horror". The mid-priced recording features selections from CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMON AMARTH, VADER and many other metal notables. Included on the CD is an appearance by POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra as a special ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST Singer Suffers Injury, Band To Perform Instrumental Set At NO MERCY FESTIVALS

Tour manager Joey Severance has issued a statement regarding CARPATHIAN FOREST's participation in this year's No Mercy Festivals European tour, which is scheduled to begin Tuesday (March 30) in Osnabrück, Germany. Says Severance: "Several days ago, [CARPATHIAN FOREST] vocalist Nattefrost was involved in an accident and suffered torn muscles and a fracture of his collar ...

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