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MACABRE Prepare New CD, Remix Rare Classic

MACABRE are in pre-production for their forthcoming studio album, entitled Murder Metal, which will reportedly be “a collection of compositions about very bad people from around the world,” according to a newsletter distributed by the group. “A new song about Fritz Haarman Thee Butcher will be included and will even be sung in German.” In ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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EMINENCE In Pre-Production For "Humanology"

Brazil's EMINENCE, featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, are currently in pre-production for their forthcoming CD, entitled Humanology, which is scheduled to be recorded shortly with veteran producer Neil Kernon (i.e. NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) at the helm. Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming album are the following: 01. Overload 02. ...

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CEREMONY: Ex-MORBID ANGEL, EMPEROR Members Collaborate On New Music

CEREMONY, the reformed death metal group that currently features in its ranks ex-MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, DISASTRONAUT guitarist Greg Reed, and former EMPEROR drummer Trym, are currently working on material for a demo, which they will use to procure a record deal for the group. Former NEVERMORE and current CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O'Brien, ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD MACHINE HEAD BIOHAZARD ...

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MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE Men Reunite In CEREMONY

Reunited death metallers CEREMONY, who feature in their ranks former MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, CANNIBAL CORPSE/ex-NEVERMORE guitarist Pat O'Brien and DISASTRONAUT guitarist Greg Reed, have reportedly recruited former EMPEROR drummer Trym to play on the group's forthcoming CD for an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Confirmed For South Korea's BUSAN INT'L ROCK FESTIVAL

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO—featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad, ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg and LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson—are the latest act to have been confirmed for the third annual Busan International Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place between June 1st and June 3rd in Busan, South Korea. Other acts ...

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SEVERE TORTURE Plan EP Release

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE will release an EP entitled Butchery of The Soul as a bridge between the band's debut album, Feasting on Blood, and the follow-up, Misanthropic Carnage, which is planned for August 2002. The MCD features a re-mastered song ("Butchery of The Soul"), plus two sold-out 7 EPs and a cover ...

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DIM MAK Ink European Licensing Deal With Mighty Music

New Jersey's DIM MAK, featuring former RIPPING CORPSE members Scott Ruth (vocals), Shaune Kelley (guitars), and Brandon Thomas (drums), have signed a European licensing deal with Denmark's Mighty Music. The European version of the band's upcoming album, entitled Intercepting Fist, will be released with one bonus track and completely different front cover and layout to ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th in Dessel, Belgium. The list of acts set to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER HALFORD SAXON MY DYING BRIDE ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Ink Deal With Metal Blade Records

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records and will enter San Francisco's Trident Studio with producer Juan Urteaga in early April to record their debut for the label, entitled To Serve Man. Singer Travis Ryan had this to say about the group's addition to the Metal Blade roster: ...

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DEW-SCENTED Line Up European Gigs Galore

Acclaimed German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have enlisted Hendrik Bache to handle second guitar duties at the group's upcoming European live dates, including a full-length tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE and SEVERE TORTURE in the fall. Here is a full list of upcoming DEW-SCENTED live appearances: w/NO RETURN, SCARVE, RAIN Apr. 03 – Amnéville, FRA @ L' After ...

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SAVATAGE Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

SAVATAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE DICKINSON CANNIBAL ...

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BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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JAMES MURPHY Benefit To Be Held In Indiana

On Sunday, May 19th, 2002, The Emerson Theater Indianapolis, Indiana will host Death Metal Fest 2002: A Benefit for James Murphy. Proceeds from this benefit show will help ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy pay off outstanding medical bills, which are soaring over the $60,000 range. The details are as follows: Death Metal Fest 2002: A Benefit ...

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BORKNAGAR, NOCTURNAL RITES Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

BORKNAGAR and NOCTURNAL RITES are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SLAYER have been confirmed for Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th in Dessel. Here are the artists that have been confirmed to appear at the concert so far: SLAYER HALFORD SAXON MY DYING BRIDE SLAPSHOT TRISTANIA D.R.I. CANNIBAL CORPSE AGNOSTIC FRONT KREATOR ...

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HALFORD Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival!

HALFORD are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of artists that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BRUCE ...

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BOLT THROWER Confirmed For WITH FULL FORCE Festival

British death metal veterans BOLT THROWER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD ...

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