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TOTAL CHAOS Blame Immigration For Montreal Riot

Graeme Hamilton of National Post reports that the leader of a punk rock group whose fans rioted Tuesday night (October 14) after their concert was cancelled blamed Immigration Canada yesterday for the destruction, saying authorities had no business checking band members for criminal records. Hours before they were supposed to take the stage at a ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman Slams European Record Stores For Ripping Off Fans

DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer has issued a statement slamming record stores in Europe who have chosen to sell their recently released limited-edition double-CD version of their latest CD, "Metal Discharge", for a much higher price than originally intended. Says Schmier, "This is a very bad situation for the band and the label [Nuclear Blast ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Metal Discharge' Bonus CD Detailed

DESTRUCTION's latest CD, "Metal Discharge", is available in Europe in a double-CD edition featuring several bonus tracks not found on the regular version. The bonus cuts are as follows: 01. Killers (IRON MAIDEN) 02. Whiplash (METALLICA) 03. Fuck The U.S.A. (THE EXPLOITED) 04. Bestial Invasion (unreleased version 1999) 05. The Butcher Strikes Back (Demo 1999) ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer Says JON LORD's Departure Was A 'Relief'

U.K. web site Metro Café have posted a short interview with DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan in which he discussses, among other things, why it took five years to record a follow-up to 1998's "Abandon": "We were reluctant to press on with it at the time because [keyboardist] Jon Lord's been leaving for five years," ...

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THE EXPLOITED Announce U.K. Dates

THE EXPLOITED have announced an extensive U.K. tour in the summer. The trek — the band's first full-length tour in over six years — will serve to promote the group's new album, titled "Fuck The System". Confirmed dates are as follows: May 17 – Corporation – Sheffield, UK Jul. 09 - Cathouse - Glasgow SCO ...

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THE EXPLOITED Announce European Dates

Punk legends THE EXPLOITED have announced the first European tour dates in support of their new album, titled "Fuck The System". They are as follows: Apr. 08 - Alter Stadtbahnhof – Schweinfurt, GER Apr. 09 - Spot – Kassel, GER Apr. 10 - SO 36 – Berlin, GER Apr. 11 - AJZ Talschock – Chemnitz, ...

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ASSERT Ink Deal With MALT SODA RECORDS

Britain's ASSERT have inked a deal with Malt Soda Records for the release of their fourth full-length CD, entitled "Riotous Assembly". Included on the effort will be three "live in the studio" cuts (among them a cover of MOTÖRHEAD's "Ace Of Spades") and a version of "Agitate, Educate" featuring guest lead vocals by NAPALM DEATH's ...

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