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KATAKLYSM Added To THE HAUNTED U.S. Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been added to the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring THE HAUNTED, SHAI HULUD, and BLEEDING THROUGH. Prior to joining the THE HAUNTED tour, the group will perform several solo headlining dates as well as a few gigs with DARKEST HOUR. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 08 – TBA - South ...

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KATAKLYSM Announce New Drummer

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced the addition of drummer Martin Maurais to the group's ranks. Maurais replaces longtime sticksman Max Duhamel, who left the band in January and has since retired from the music business. "We just finished jamming with Martin and all we can say is, 'Holy shit… Human machine?? Fuck yeah!!" commented ...

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AMORPHIS Frontman Completes Work On New AJATTARA CD

AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen's "black/dark metal" project AJATTARA have completed work on their new album, "Kuolema" ("Death"), for a March 24 release. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Antakaa Elää (Let Me Live) 02. Surman Henki (The Ghost Of Death) 03. Haureus (Fornication) 04. Huoran Alla (Under The Whore) 05. ...

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KATAKLYSM Split With Drummer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have parted ways with longtime drummer Max Duhamel following the completion of the band's recent European tour. According to an official press release, "Max announced to the band that he will be retiring but accepted nonetheless to do the upcoming North American tour in Feb./March 2003 with HATE ETERNAL, DYING FETUS ...

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GODSMACK Set Release Date For 'Faceless'

GODSMACK have set an Apr. 8, 2003 tentative release date through Republic/Universal Records for their new album, "Faceless". The follow-up to 2000's "Awake" is currently being recorded at The Hit Factory/Criteria Studios in Miami and is set to include the following cuts, among others: "Faceless", "Releasing the Demons", "Serenity", "Changes", "Erased", and "Straight Out Of ...

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40 GRIT Finalize Track Listing For 'Nothing To Remember'

San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT have completed work on their sophomore CD, titled "Nothing To Remember", for a January 2003 release through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Intro 02. No Giving In 03. Bomb Bottom 04. Only Human 05. Last Time Around 06. Pieces ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: New Material Is Really Powerful

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken to MTV.com about the recent addition to the group's ranks of former AMEN drummer Shannon Larkin and the musical direction on the band's forthcoming third full-length CD, due in March 2003. "[Shannon] was my first choice," said Erna. "I'm a drummer also, and I was really influenced by his ...

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40 GRIT Push Back Album Release Date

San Francisco Bay Area's 40 GRIT have pushed back the release date of their sophomore CD, entitled Nothing to Remember, to January 2003 through Metal Blade Records. Among the song titles that are set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. No Giving In 02. Only Human 03. Pieces 04. Nothing To ...

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