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8 FOOT SATIVA: New Album To Receive European Release

West Auckland metal band 8 FOOT SATIVA will have their second album, "Seasons For Assault", released in Europe through the Swedish label Black Mark Records on September 13. The band are just wrapping up a headline "Hatred Forever" tour of New Zealand, with support from Australian act FRANKENBOK and fellow kiwi metallers SUBSTRACT and SYNDIKAT. ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA Issues ANTHRAX European Tour Report

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ARMORED SAINT, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey all, I'm in the end stages of tour decompression and feeling like I should write an update. I've been home now for a week but it feels like only a few days. Weird 'cause when I was ...

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DISTURBED Debut New Bassist At Hometown Gig

DISTURBED played their first show with new bassist John Moyer (ex-THE UNION UNDERGROUND) on Saturday at the House Of Blues in their hometown of Chicago, according to Launch Radio Networks. The band also debuted two new songs, titled "Hell" and "Monster", which will most likely appear on the group's third album. No release date has ...

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MORTAL SIN: DVD Launch To Take Place This Month

The long-awaited release of the MORTAL SIN DVD "Out of the Darkness" finally hits Sydney, Australia on Saturday, July 17 with the official launch at The Annandale Hotel — the venue where the DVD was shot. The concert features MORTAL SIN, DAYSEND (who just signed to Metal Blade Records in North America), LYCANTHIA, and THE ...

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A String Quartet Covers METALLICA, KORN And TOOL And More

Steve Morse of the Boston Globe reports: "The terms 'string quartet' and 'heavy metal' aren't generally found in the same sentence, let alone the same universe. So how could any self-respecting music fan imagine string quartets doing instrumental tribute albums to such bands as METALLICA, TOOL, KORN, DISTURBED, and even the ultra-aggressive MUDVAYNE? "And how ...

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STAIND Begin Recording New Album

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey there, I know it's been a long time since I've written anything but lately I've been really busy working on this new record. We go into the studio today to start tracking the new stuff. I'm really excited about ...

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TOMMY LEE Bassist To Tour With IMPELLITTERI

Bassist Marty O'Brien (TOMMY LEE, ex-KILGORE) has been asked to play bass for the band IMPELLITTERI for their one-week tour of Japan next month. "The band is quite popular in Japan, and just recently released a new CD ['Pedal to the Metal'] over there," says Marty. "We are in rehearsals right now. The band sounds ...

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UNDUN To Open For ABLOOM In Denver

Denver-based rock band UNDUN have been selected to open for ABLOOM at the Zippo Hot Tour launch show scheduled for June 9 at the Gothic Theatre. UNDUN were among 16 bands selected nationally (out of a total of 300) to represent the local scene in the Zippo Hot Tour contest. Formed in October 2001, UNDUN ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Added To ROLLING ROCK TOWN FAIR FIVE

VELVET REVOLVER have been confirmed for this Rolling Rock Town Fair Five at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds in Western Pennsylvania on July 31. Other bands set to perform at the festival include STAIND, DISTURBED, N.E.R.D., THE CRYSTAL METHOD, HOOBASTANK, SEVENDUST, FINCH, FINGER ELEVEN and THREE DAYS GRACE. Tickets for the show are $49 and are on ...

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NO ONE Taking Pre-Orders For DVD

Chicago-based metallers NO ONE are currently taking pre-orders for a self-produced DVD containing footage from the group's appearances on the Ozzfest and Pledge of Allegiance tours and "everything in between," according to a posting on their web site. "This DVD includes music videos, band interviews, road stories, live footage, unreleased new material ...

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Former THE UNION UNDERGROUND Bassist To Join DISTURBED?

Former THE UNION UNDERGROUND bassist John Moyer is rumored to have joined DISTURBED as the replacement for departed bassist Fuzz. Moyer, whose previous band toured with DISTURBED as part of the 2001 installment of Ozzfest, is known to have tried out for DISTURBED at the open bassist auditions held in Chicago on April 4. DISTURBED ...

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MORTAL SIN To Release Live DVD

Legendary Australian metal band MORTAL SIN will release a DVD of their first show back on the road (March 5, 2004 at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney). The release date is not confirmed, but the disc is expected to be ready by the time the band go on tour in June. The DVD will contain ...

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DROWNING POOL: Entire New Album Streamed Online

AOL Music is streaming the new DROWNING POOL album, "Desensitized", at this location. "Desensitized", released this past Tuesday (April 20) through Wind-Up Records, was produced by Johnny K (DISTURBED, SOIL, FINGER ELEVEN) and marks the group's first release with frontman Jason "Gong" Jones, who joined the band last summer following the tragic death ...

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DISTURBED Close To Finding New Bassist

DISTURBED are close to finding a replacement for departed bassist Fuzz, according to a posting on the band's web site. The group held open auditions for a new bass player on March 27 in Los Angeles and April 4 in Chicago. The posting reports, "The band recently completed the call-back process after the open auditions ...

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