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SEPULTURA Launch Covers EP Artwork Contest

SEPULTURA have launched a contest for fans to come up with the cover artwork for the forthcoming EP of covers, which was recently completed at a Brazilian studio for an October release. The winner will be selected after an unspecified period of time and will receive a "special SEPULTURA package." To check out other proposals ...

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WESTWORLD Push Back "Cyberdreams" Release Date

New York's WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, have pushed back the release date of their third full-length effort, entitled Cyberdreams, to October 28th. Harnell stated: "This is probably our best studio album ever, I know the fans are going to love it." Songs set to appear on the album ...

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DEATH ACROSS AMERICA 2002: Final Dates Unveiled

The final dates for this year's installment of the Death Across America tour, featuring KATAKLYSM, DIVINE EMPIRE, MISERY INDEX, and BEYOND THE EMBRACE, have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ US Cellular Arena Jul. 29 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Starlight Jul. 31 - Alburquerque, NM @ Launch Pad ...

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WASHOE Confirmed For Sweden's BLOW UP A PANDA Festival

Sweden's WASHOE, the new band formed by ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and three former members of MISERY LOVES CO. (vocalist Patrik Wirén, bassist Patrik Thorngren and drummer Olle Dahlstedt), have been confirmed for the Blow Up A Panda festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 3-4 in Handen, Gula Villan, just outside Stockholm. ...

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DEATH ACROSS AMERICA 2002: Dates Unveiled

The dates for this year's installment of the Death Across America tour, featuring KATAKLYSM, DIVINE EMPIRE, MISERY INDEX, and BEYOND THE EMBRACE, have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ Us Cellular Arena Jul. 29 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Starlight Jul. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ X-Scape ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Gets Miserable With PINK

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler joined pop artist PINK on stage at Boston's Orpheum this past weekend for a rendition of the PINK song "Misery". At the end of this week, AEROSMITH will be reportedly headed to a warm climate at an undisclosed location to film the video for the song "Girls of Summer", one of ...

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Former DARKANE Frontman Resurfaces In SEETHINGS

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band of former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have made available for download four songs from their recently-completed full-length album via this location. The tracks featured are as follows: 01. Ascending 02. Slow Healer 04. Navian 04. Illuminate Me SEETHINGS' as-yet-unreleased debut was recorded at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden ...

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MISERY INDEX To Issue Special Vinyl Edition Of "Overthrow"

MISERY INDEX, featuring former members of DYING FETUS, will issue a limited-edition 12" vinyl version of their Overthrow mini-album through Good Life Recordings during the summer. This special edition will feature the full Overthrow CD on the first side, while the second side will contain the full recordings from the Emerson College Radio (88.9 WERS) ...

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VICTORY FLAG To Open For GRAVES In Cleveland

VICTORY FLAG will be winding down their Magical Misery Tour in support of their latest release, The Soundtrack To Your Miserable Life, with an opening gig for GRAVES, featuring ex-MISFITS members Michael Graves and Dr. Chud, on June 13th at The Hi-Fi Club in Cleveland, Ohio (a club owned by WARRANT guitarist Billy Morris). ...

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DARKANE: "Expanding Senses" Full Track Listing Unveiled

Sweden's DARKANE have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled Expanding Senses, for an August 18th release through Nuclear Blast Records. The final track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Innocence Gone 02. Solitary Confinement 03. Fatal Impact 04. Imaginary Entity 05. Violence from Within 06. The Fear of One's Self 07. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: Virginia Show Cancelled

NUCLEAR ASSAULT's show at Jaxx in West Springfield, Viriginia, which was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 28th, has reportedly been cancelled due to poor advance ticket sales. Also affected by the cancellation are MISERY INDEX (featuring ex-DYING FETUS members), CANDY STRIPER DEATH ORGY, THE CROWN, ALL THAT REMAINS, and FROWN UPON, all ...

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MISERY INDEX Pull Out Of OHIO DEATH FEST

Due to circumstances beyond the band's control, MISERY INDEX will not be performing at this weekend's Ohio Death Fest. However, the band will be playing with Norway's IMMORTAL at the Jaxx nightclub in Springfield, Virginia on May 25th. In other news, MISERY INDEX have issued a statement refuting recent rumors that they have inked a ...

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PRONG: The 2002 US Tour Set List

The full set list for PRONG's appearance at The Galaxy in Santa Ana, California on April 3rd was as follows: 01. Another Worldly Device 02. Out Of This Misery 03. Dark Signs 04. One Outnumbered 05. Close The Door 06. Broken Peace 07. Rude Awakening 08. Caprice 09. Initiation (new) 10. Beg To Differ 11. ...

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DARKSIDE Split With Guitarist, Exchange Verbal Jabs

Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE have parted ways with bass player and founding member Peter Böhm shortly after the group's return from their European tour with MORTICIAN and CARNAL FORGE. Peter reportedly left the band because he felt DARKSIDE were “trapped in a musical one-way street and at a dead-end image wise,” according to DARKSIDE's official ...

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MISERY INDEX To Record Split 7", Embark On Mini-Tour

MISERY INDEX, who feature in their ranks former members of DYING FETUS and PESSIMIST, will be recording three songs this weekend for an upcoming split 7"/CD release on Willowtip Records with Pittsburgh's COMMIT SUICIDE. In other news, MISERY INDEX will be performing the following gigs during the coming weeks: Apr. 04 - Baltimore, MD @ ...

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ABSU Drummer Among Leading Candidates To Join SLAYER

ABSU percussionist Proscriptor (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens) is a strong candidate to fill the vacant SLAYER drummer slot following the departure of Paul Bostaph, who left the group last December due to a chronic elbow injury. Although the drummer has yet to be officially offered the position, Givens reportedly auditioned with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Takes Shape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 2 FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL WORCESTER, Mass. - MassConcerts is proud to announce that the fourth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Individual day tickets ...

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TROUBLE Pound Chicago Into Submission!

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—performed an eight-song reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, before PA problems abruptly ended the show ¼ of the way into the group's cover of BLACK SABBATH's “Children ...

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ABORTED Cover NAPALM DEATH For Split CD!

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED have just entered CCR Studios to record two new tracks for a four-way split CD with DROWNING, MISERY INDEX, and BRODEQUIN. Set to be issued through Bones Brigade Records, the CD will include a new ABORTED song called “Genetic Murder Concept” and the band's cover of NAPALM DEATH's “Suffer The ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 23, 2001

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group's web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR's history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-recorded, full-length live concert, as ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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