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PUSHED Cancel Ramona Gig, Announce San Diego Appearances

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have cancelled their appearance at The Roadhouse in Ramona, California, which was scheduled to take place on April 27th. No reason was given for the cancellation. PUSHED are due to appear at Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on May ...

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DAVE ELLEFSON: I Would Be Honored If METALLICA Asked Me To Join

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson recently agreed to answer in the written form several questions submitted to him by BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding MEGADETH's break-up and the bassist's future plans. Here are our questions and his reponses: Question: When did it first become apparent to you that MEGADETH's career was coming to an end? Dave Ellefson: On ...

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SOULFLY Complete Mixing New CD

SOULFLY have completed the mixing process for their third full-length effort, entitled III, at Record Plant studios in Los Angeles with Terry Date (i.e. PANTERA, DEFTONES) at the helm. The track listing for the album is shaping up as follows: 01. Downstroy 02. Seek 'n' Strike 03. Enterfaith 04. One (feat. ILL NINO's Cristian Machado) ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Sweden's HULTSFRED Festival

ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for this year's Hultsfred festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 13-15 in Hultsfred, Sweden. The group's performance at Hutsfred will mark their first live appearance in Sweden since the Stigmata tour in 1998. Other artists set to perform at Hultsfred include RAMMSTEIN, SLAYER, TURBONEGRO, H.I.M., MILLENCOLIN, ENTOMBED, ...

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SOULFLY To Support SLAYER In UK, Fight Off Stalkers

SLAYER will reportedly tour the UK in late June with SOULFLY in support. In related news, Metal Hammer has reported that mainman Max Cavalera has a stalker who breaks into his Arizona ranch on a weekly basis. The individual in question apparently breaks into the family's weekend residence which is about an hour outside Phoenix, ...

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SYSTEMATIC: "New Stuff Is F.cking Heavy!"

SYSTEMATIC have completed nearly 20 new songs for their as-yet-unititled sophomore effort, which is tentatively due to be recorded in May for a late 2002 release through Elektra Records. The group's first release with new drummer Paul Bostaph (formerly of SLAYER), the upcoming CD will include the kind of material “that we've never tried before, ...

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FOZZY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

FOZZY, featuring WWF wrestler Chris Jericho, former members of STUCK MOJO and producer Andy Sneap, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the ...

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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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SLAYER Confirmed For ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

SLAYER have been confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Roskilde, Denmark between June 27th and June 30th. Also set to appear at the event are RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, GARBAGE, H.I.M., RAMMSTEIN, SATYRICON and MILLENCOLIN, among others. ...

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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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OZZFEST Goes Public

The organizers of Ozzfest have launched an online poll for people to vote on which act should replace the CORNELL/RAGE project on the main stage of this year's event. These are the available choices: SLAYER DOWN FOO FIGHTERS SEVENDUST STATIC-X NICKELBACK TENACIOUS D SOULFLY For more information, go to: www.ozzfest.com. ...

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SEPULTURA: Without A Record Deal, Pursuing Side Projects

SEPULTURA have parted ways with Rick Sales Management (i.e. SLAYER, SYSTEMATIC) and have broken off contract negotiations with Sanctuary Records following the group's split with Roadrunner last year, drummer Igor Cavalera has exclusively told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although initial discussions between Sanctuary and SEPULTURA had taken place (a fact that was affirmed by a Sanctuary label ad ...

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Former ANTHRAX Bassist Comments On “Behind The Music” Special

Former ANTHRAX and current S.O.D. bassist Danny Lilker has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET and asked us to publish the following statement regarding the way his contributions to ANTHRAX's early years were portrayed in the VH1 Behind The Music special on the group, which premiered last weekend: “I would just like it to be known that I was ...

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