cliff-burton in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

FEAR FACTORY To Sign New Record Deal, Album Due In Early 2004

The reformed FEAR FACTORY — now consisting of Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar/bass), Raymond Herrera (drums), and Burton C. Bell (vocals) — are strongly rumored to be on the verge of signing a new record deal with the Los Angeles-based D3 Entertainment (INSANE CLOWN POSSE, OL' DIRTY BASTARD, and MACK 10 offshoot group DA HOOD), BLABBERMOUTH.NET ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE WILDHEARTS To Support MOTÖRHEAD In The U.K.

THE WILDHEARTS will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD on their U.K. tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 05 – Norwich, UK @ UEA Oct. 06 - Leas Cliff, UK @ Hall Folkestone Oct. 08 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Oct. 09 - Newcastle, UK @ City Hall Oct. 10 - Glasgow, UK @ ...

Read more

Posted in: News

40 BELOW SUMMER Recording Sophomore Album

40 BELOW SUMMER have entered Mirror Image Recordings in New York City with producer David Bendeth (VERTICAL HORIZON, CRASH TEST DUMMIES) to record their sophomore album, due in the fall through Razor & Tie Records (distributed through BMG). The band's manager, Bob McLynn of Crush Music Media, commented on the group's signing with Razor & ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CRADLE OF FILTH To Film Video For 'Mannequin'

CRADLE OF FILTH's U.S. record label, Red Ink/Epic Records, has commissioned a new conceptual video for the group's new album, "Damnation and a Day", this time for the sinister, romantic track "Mannequin". The clip, which will be helmed by celebrated video director Thomas Mignone (MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT, TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, etc.), begins shooting on ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FEAR FACTORY Frontman Relocates To New York

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell is reportedly in the process of relocating to New York from his native Los Angeles in order to focus all his time and energy on his new project ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS (formerly THE WATCHERS). In an April posting to the band's official web site, Burton talked about the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Early BON SCOTT Recordings To See The Light Of Day

A retrospective CD by THE VALENTINES, one of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott's former bands, will be released on June 2 via Ascension Records. Titled "Peculiar Hole In The Sky", the album will feature the following track listing: 01. Peculiar Hole In The Sky 02. Love Makes Sweet Music 03. To Know You Is To ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former SKUNK ANANSIE Guitarist To Issue Solo Album

Former SKUNK ANANSIE guitarist Ace will issue his long-awaited solo album, "Still Hungry", on June 23 through West 46th Records/Snapper Music. Among the guest musicians appearing on the CD are MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, ONE MINUTE SILENCE's Brian "Yap" Barry and SKINDRED's Benji. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Jet To ...

Read more

Posted in: News

APARTMENT 26 Begin Mixing Sophomore CD

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have entered a Los Angeles studio with Chris Lord-Alge (TINA TURNER, KEITH RICHARDS, WARREN ZEVON, THE REPLACEMENTS) to begin mixing their sophomore full-length album, "Music For The Massive", due in September through Atlantic Records. The CD, which was ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE WILDHEARTS Bassist Back In Rehab

THE WILDHEARTS bassist Danny McCormack has dropped out of the band's forthcoming U.K. tour with AMEN to go into a rehabilitation center, according to Kerrang!. Frontman Ginger stresses the tour will still go ahead, with bass duties being handled by SILVERGINGER 5/CARDIACS bassist John Poole. "We are incredibly shocked and saddened by the revelation that ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LIMP BIZKIT: 'The Search for Teddy Swoes'?

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message to the group's official web site: "The name of the new album due in June is 'The Search for Teddy Swoes'. Teddy Swoes is the one we are searching for!! We have to find him and this album will open up the chambers that will ...

Read more

Posted in: News

APARTMENT 26: New Song Available For Download

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have posted a rough-mix version of a new song, titled "Strike", at this location. "Strike" comes off the group's forthcoming sophomore CD, "Music For The Massive", due late summer through Atlantic Records. The CD, which was ...

Read more

Posted in: News

APARTMENT 26 Land New Record Deal, Complete Work On Sophomore CD

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have set "Music For The Massive" as the title for their sophomore CD, due late summer through Atlantic Records. The CD, which was produced by Tchad Blake and APARTMENT 26 at Real World Studios, Peter Gabriel's state-of-the-art recording ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FEAR FACTORY Frontman Checks In, Offers Another MP3 Download

THE WATCHERS, the new project featuring FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell and longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel, have updated their official web site with another personal message from Bell and another full-length MP3 from their recently completed "Iconoclast" six-song demo. The following is Burton's latest posting in its entirety: "It has nearly been ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MOTÖRHEAD Announce U.K. Dates

MOTÖRHEAD will embark on a U.K. tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 05 – Norwich, UK @ Uea Oct. 06 - Folkstone, UK @ Leas Cliff Hall Oct. 08 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Oct. 09 - Newcastle, UK @ City Hall Oct. 10 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands Oct. 12 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AC/DC: No New Music Until Late 2003

Contrary to previously published reports, AC/DC's next studio effort will not surface in March. The band, who last album, "Stiff Upper Lip", was released in 2000, will meet in New York in March for the first time since the end of the "Stiff Upper Lip" tour to talk about the upcoming CD, vocalist Brian Johnson ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FEAR FACTORY Frontman Completes Work On 'Solo' Demo

THE WATCHERS, the new project featuring FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell and longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel, have completed work on a six-song demo, titled "Iconoclast". The tracks featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Evading 02. Moonshine 03. Residual Presence 04. On The River 05. Hypnotized (FLEETWOOD MAC cover) 06. Quintessence ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SINERGY Perform Special 'Covers' Gig In Helsinki

Finland's SINERGY performed a special "party gig" in Helsinki at On The Rocks on Dec. 18 featuring a variety covers from some of heavy metal's finest old-school bands. The group's complete set list for the evening was as follows: 01. W.A.S.P. - Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) 02. GUNS N' ROSES - My Michelle 03. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA Launch Bassist Search: 'The Vibe Is The Most Important Thing'

METALLICA's search to replace bassist Jason Newsted officially got underway last week, the group have announced via their web site (www.metallica.com). The band, who split with Newsted in January 2001 following disagreements over Jason's then-side project ECHOBRAIN, had previously maintained that they would wait until they had finished the recordings for their new album before ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FEAR FACTORY Frontman: THE WATCHERS Is My Main Focus Right Now

Despite the fact that the reformed FEAR FACTORY have completed at least four new tracks in demo form for the band's next studio album, frontman Burton C. Bell appears less than certain that a full-fledged reunion will carry forward beyond the pre-production stage. "The FEAR FACTORY thing is a gamble at this point," Bell told ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FEAR FACTORY's BURTON C. BELL: I Have Been Reinvented!

THE WATCHERS, the new project featuring FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell and longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel, have updated their official web site with several studio photos and a personal message from Bell outlining his plans for the group. "As of now, John Bechdel and myself are the band and producers ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FEAR FACTORY Frontman Launches THE WATCHERS

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has teamed up with longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel in a new project called THE WATCHERS. Featuring a sound described by Bell as "painfully moody and eerily hypnotic at the same time," THE WATCHERS have launched their official web site at this location. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AC/DC Bassist To Tour Eastern Europe

AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams will accompany Bosnian-American act EMIR AND THE FROZEN CAMELS on a mini-tour of Eastern Europe. The following dates have been confirmed thus far: Nov. 28 – Ljubljana, SLO @ TBA Nov. 29 – Zagreb, CRO @ TBA Nov. 30 – Zenica, BIH @ TBA Dec. 01 – Sarajevo, BIH @ TBA ...

Read more

Posted in: News