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40 BELOW SUMMER To Tour With CANDIRIA, DIECAST

40 BELOW SUMMER will be hitting the road in early September with CANDIRIA, DIECAST and E-TOWN CONCRETE (select shows only). Tentative dates are as follows: Sep. 04 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Sep. 05 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights Sep. 06 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre Sep. 07 – Old Bridge, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Gets His Sax Back

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate appears to have gotten his saxophone back. Says Tate: "My faith in humanity has been restored! While in New Orleans we received a phone call from an unidentified person who had my horn and wanted to send it back. I am playing my sax in the shows again. I am very ...

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TAPROOT, DEADSY, DREDG: Initial Dates Announced

TAPROOT have announced the first set of dates for their upcoming tour with DREDG and DEADSY. They are as follows: Aug. 13 - Henderson, NV - The Castle Aug. 14 - Tempe, AZ - Bash On Ash Aug. 15 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre Aug. 19 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues ...

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SLAPSHOT Ink Deal With I SCREAM RECORDS

Veteran Boston hardcore act SLAPSHOT will issue their Greatest Hits, Slashes And Crosschecks CD in the US through Bridge 9 Records. An exact release date has yet to be announced. In other news, SLAPSHOT and Oi! side project STARS & STRIPES recently inked a deal with Belgium's I Scream Records and will be issuing new ...

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DOWN: More OZZFEST "Off" Dates Announced

DOWN have announced a couple of additions to their upcoming Ozzfest "off" dates itinerary. Confirmed non-Ozzfest appearances are as follows: Jul. 09 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall Jul. 14 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Jul. 21 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach* Jul. 27 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun ...

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AMON AMARTH Set Title For Next CD

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have set Versus The World as the title of their forthcoming CD, which is due to be recorded at Berno Studios in Malmo, Sweden in August for a late 2002 release through Metal Blade Records. Among the cuts set to be included on the CD are the following: 01. Bloodshed 02. Vs. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Adds More Solo Dates

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE has announced additional dates as part of his upcoming headlining tour. The confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Sky Church Jun. 25 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Colorado Music Hall Jun. 26 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Jun. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Direct New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Video

ROB ZOMBIE will be in the director's chair for the upcoming BLACK LABEL SOCIETY video, for the track "Demise Of Sanity", which is scheduled to be lensed on June 24th at a real Los Angeles slaughterhouse. In other news, Spitfire Records is shipping a new BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CD promo to radio this week containing ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Added To STATIC-X Tour

40 BELOW SUMMER have been added to the ongoing STATIC-X headlining tour (also featuring SINISSTAR and EARSHOT) beginning with last night's date in Baltimore, Maryland. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 04 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theater - Norfolk, VA May 05 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues May ...

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SATYRICON Alter New Album Title "To Avoid Confusion"

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have changed the title of their much-anticipated new studio effort from Vulcano to Volcano "to avoid confusion," according to the group's official web site. Volcano is tentatively scheduled for a September 2nd release through Capitol Records in Scandinavia and Nuclear Blast Records in other parts of the world. ...

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UNLEASHED Forced To Remove VENOM Cover From Comeback Release

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED were reportedly forced to remove their rendition of the VENOM classic "Black Metal"re-dubbed "Death Metal"from their comeback release, entitled Hell's Unleashed, due to the group's inability to secure permission to alter the original version in time to make the album's projected release date. Hell's Unleashed is due to be issued on ...

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MANTICORA To Issue "Hyperion" In October

Danish power metal merchants MANTICORA have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled Hyperion, at Aabenraa studios with producer Jacob Hansen (i.e. RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR, ANCIENT, ILLDISPOSED, WUTHERING HEIGHTS), for an October release through Italy's Scarlet Records. Mixed at Jailhouse studios by Tommy Hansen (i.e. HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, BEYOND TWILIGHT), the forthcoming CD is a ...

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SEVERE TORTURE Plan EP Release

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE will release an EP entitled Butchery of The Soul as a bridge between the band's debut album, Feasting on Blood, and the follow-up, Misanthropic Carnage, which is planned for August 2002. The MCD features a re-mastered song ("Butchery of The Soul"), plus two sold-out 7 EPs and a cover ...

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ECHOBRAIN: Full US Tour Announced

ECHOBRAIN, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, guitarist/vocalist Dylan Donkin, and drummer Brian Sagrafena, kicked off their 2002 Keep Me Alive tour in Petaluma, California on Wednesday, March 20th to a packed house. Although primarily a local crowd, the audience consisted of several fans who flew in from as far away as Chicago and Dallas ...

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FU MANCHU Issue Statement Regarding Buffalo Cancellation

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the group's free show at the Kissing Bridge Ski Lodge in Buffalo, New York on February 17th: “Hey FU MANCHU fans...here is the reasons why we didn't play the outdoor show in Buffalo NY...there was snow and ice all over our ...

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ICED EARTH, IN FLAMES, JAG PANZER Updated Tour Dates

Here are the revised/updated dates for the upcoming ICED EARTH headlining US tour, also featuring IN FLAMES and JAG PANZER: Apr. 08 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre Apr. 09 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Nightclub Apr. 10 - New York, NY @ The World (WWF NY) Apr. 12 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Apr. ...

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ICED EARTH, IN FLAMES, JAG PANZER Dates Announced

Here are the confirmed dates for the upcoming ICED EARTH headlining US tour, also featuring Sweden's IN FLAMES and Colorado's JAG PANZER: Apr. 08 - Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, IN Apr. 09 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA Apr. 11 - Hard Rock Café - New York, NY Apr. 12 - Birch Hill - Old Bridge, ...

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HEADPLATE To Complete New CD, Video Clip

Gothenburg, Sweden's HEADPLATE are currently at Oral Majority Recordings mixing the songs for the group's upcoming studio album, which is tentatively due to be released in March. A video for a new song called Jump The Bridge is currently being edited for a February air date. ...

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HEADSTRONG Go Country Crossing With FU MANCHU

RCA recording artists HEADSTRONG will be supporting FU MANCHU on the latter band's upcoming US headlining tour, which is scheduled to begin at the end of January. The dates are as follows: Jan. 29 Troubador - Los Angeles, CA Jan. 30 - Justice League - San Francisco, CA Feb. 01 - Berbati's Pan - Portland, ...

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FATES WARNING: Possible DVD, Covers/Rare CD On The Way

FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos has posted the following update on the band's activities via the group's official message board on December 30th: “Hi everybody, “Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year. “Looks like the plan is for FATES to start writing for the next record in mid to late '02 ...

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