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SHIVA Ink Deal With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has signed Orange County, California-based SHIVA. Formed out of the ashes of cult atmospheric metalists MINDROT, SHIVA are said to be making "unconventional music for a conventional world, writing heavy, pulsating, ethereal songs that are unique to the current heavy music scene," according to an official press release. "This diversity has landed ...

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SENTENCED, LACUNA COIL: More European Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming SENTENCED European headlining tour, which will feature LACUNA COIL in the opening slot. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Oct. 30 – Lille, FRA @ Le Splendid Oct. 31 – London, UK @ Mean Fiddler Nov. 01 – Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob Nov. 02 – Haarlem, ...

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SENTENCED, LACUNA COIL Team Up For German Tour

SENTENCED and LACUNA COIL will team up for a German tour during November. The confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 04 – Essen, GER @ Zeche Carl Nov. 18 - Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch Nov. 20 - Frankfurt, GER @ Batschkapp Nov. 21 - Halle, GER @ Easy Schorre Nov. 22 - Hamburg, GER @ ...

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SUTURE Hard At Work On Debut Full-Length CD

Louisiana's "sickest death metal act" SUTURE are hard at work recording their debut full-length CD, now entitled Carnivorous Urge To Kill, for a summer release through Deepsend Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Torn From Mortal Coil 02. Deconstructing Anatomy 03. Blood Soaked 04. Indulgence of the Flesh (Still ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Make DVD Debut, Record Swedish Gig

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY had their recent performance in Paris, France filmed by D-Side magazine for inclusion on a compilation DVD with live performances from La Locomotive. An early 2003 release is expected. In other news, the band's show in Gothenburg, Sweden on May 12th was recorded by The Swedish National Radio and will be ...

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LACUNA COIL Complete Work On New CD

Italy's LACUNA COIL have finished recording their new album, entitled Comalies, with longtime producer Waldemar Sorychta at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany for a September 23rd release through Century Media Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Swamped 02. Heaven's A Lie 03. Daylight Dancer 04. Humane 05. Self Deception ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Frontman To Issue "Head First" In July

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will release his first solo album since 1993, entitled Head First, on July 16th. Self-produced, the effort will include covers of the JIMI HENDRIX classic "Hey Joe" and TIM HARDIN's "Morning Dew". The latter marks the second time Plant has covered a HARDIN track— on his 1993 release Fate ...

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Archive News Nov 08, 2001

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following update on the band's activities at the group's official web site at www.ravenlunatics.com: “Hi!! It's been a while. Sorry to have been out of it for a while, but a lot has been happening behind the scenes... [Guitarist] Mark [Gallagher] &amp I were over ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 11, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 2nd, Roadrunner Records have now officially confirmed the departure of drummer Joe Nunez from SOULFLY and have hinted at the possibility of original drummer Roy Mayorga returning to the fold, a move that was denied by Mayorga in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET (as reported here on Tuesday, ...

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Archive News Sep 07, 2001

It's official!!! As first reported here on June 30th (another BLABBERMOUTH.NET worldwide exclusive that we have to pat ourselves on the back for), VOIVOD have finally confirmed the return of original vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger) and addition of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted to the group's current recording line-up, which is completed by ...

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Archive News May 07, 2001

Currently holed up in a North Californian rehearsal space working on new material for the group's forthcoming studio album, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has posted the following studio update in the band-exclusive area of the group's official web site:

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'We made this pact to work on one or two ideas every day and not ...

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Archive News Apr 16, 2001

In the June 2001 issue of Guitar World magazine, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine reveals the 'real' reason ANTHRAX was thrown off last summer's Maximum Rock tour, which was headlined by MOTLEY CRUE and also featured MEGADETH on the bill.

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According to Mustaine, 'when we first starting seeing low ticket sales and the tour began ...

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Archive News Mar 31, 2001 - update 2

LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has expressed interest in doing an album of “ambient”, “relaxing” music with brother Scott and BIG DUMB FACE bandmate Kyle Weeks. According to Borland, the instrumental set will include 'samples, live drums … electronic ambient. In the APHEX TWINS or FUTURE SOUNDS OF LONDON vein, but slower, more sound-scapey.'

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Archive News Mar 14, 2001 - update 2

VISION OF DISORDER recorded 15 new songs in total during the recording sessions for their upcoming new album From Bliss To Devastation. Of all the songs that were recorded, only a dozen are expected to show up on the release, which is due out through TVT Records on June 26th. The band is currently mixing ...

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