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ARCH ENEMY To Play 'Intimate' Club Show In London

This year's Kerrang! Awards take place at a top secret location in London on August 23, and to celebrate the U.K. magazine is putting on a week of intimate club shows featuring big name rock acts at the Camden Barfly. The full lineup is as follows: August 16: FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO BRIGADE August ...

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CURSED Putting Finishing Touches On 'III'

Canadian noisecore quintet CURSED has finished recording its new album, "III", due later in the year through Goodfellow Records. Commented CURSED vocalist Chris Colohan: "All of 'III' is now recorded, and 80% mixed as of today. It was engineered by our sound bro Donny Cooper (who recorded both the 'Hell Comes Home' and 'Blackout at ...

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NEUROTICA Guitarist Resurfaces In OBISHAWNKENOBI

Original NEUROTICA guitarist Shawn Bowen has put together a brand new band called OBISHAWNKENOBI. The group's music has been described as sounding like "LED SABBATH IN CHAINS", or in Shawn's eloquent words, "dirty fuckrock." Rounding out the lineup are Darth Ballz on drums, Pat Vader on bass, and C3Paul-0 on electric sitar. Five songs are ...

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BIOMECHANICAL To Mix 'Cannibalised' With CHRIS TSANGARIDES

U.K. epic progressive metallers BIOMECHANICAL are scheduled to begin the mixing process of their new album, "Cannibalised", on June 18 with legendary producer Chris Tsangarides (JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK SABBATH, THIN LIZZY). The band will enter the Ecology Rooms in Kent, England to begin work on the brand new epic slated for a September 17 release ...

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SIKTH Seeks New Vocalists

SIKTH's forthcoming tour in July under the "This Ain't The Summer Of Love" banner will be the last with singers Mikee Goodman and Justin Hill. The decision for the frontmen to part company with the North London troupe is an entirely amicable one, with Goodman leaving to pursue other musical activities, including his longstanding SAD ...

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MUDVAYNE Singer Finds 'Different Outlet' In HELLYEAH

Launch Radio Networks reports: MUDVAYNE frontman Chad Gray displays a slightly different style of singing on the self-titled debut from HELLYEAH, which comes out on Tuesday (April 10). Gray was one of the architects of the heavy rock supergroup, which also features members of PANTERA and NOTHINGFACE, and told Launch why he wanted to put ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Update On CLIVE BURR MS TRUST

IRON MAIDEN's official web site has been updated with the following message: "We thought that all those MAIDEN fans who have so generously donated to the Trust would appreciate an update on our activities and the support that we are continuing to give to [former IRON MAIDEN drummer] Clive (Burr). "Our major current project, for ...

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PITCHSHIFTER's 'Underground Uprising' Festival Postponed

The previously announced Underground Uprising festival, which was set to be headlined by PITCHSHIFTER on Friday, December 15 at Astoria in London, England, has been postponed. PSI Records and Mean Fiddler are currently exploring options to reschedule the event in 2007.The following statement has been issued by PITCHSHIFTER: "We would like to apologize to all ...

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WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Signs With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Lifeforce Records has announced the worldwide signing of one of the "most exciting new German bands," WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH. Hailing from Germany's capital city Berlin, WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH came together with a clear goal: to mix up math-/grindcore with straight hardcore and a fine blend of jazz! Three months later the ...

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SIKTH Confirmed For UNDERGROUND UPRISING Festival

Guitar-mangling technical noise-mongers SIKTH will join the mighty PITCHSHIFTER at the PSI Records festival event Underground Uprising on December 15 at the Astoria in London, England. Commented PITCHSHIFTER frontman JS Clayden: "Mark [Clayden, PITCHSHIFTER bassist] has always been a big fan of SIKTH and he's the one who turned the rest of the band onto ...

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DARKSIDE To Support MORBID ANGEL In Austria

Austrian death metal band DARKSIDE will support MORBID ANGEL at Planet Music in Vienna, Austria on Monday, August 14, 2006. DARKSIDE recently completed work on its fifth album, "Amber - Skeletal Journeys Through the Void", and is now looking for a label to release it. A track from the CD, "Suite in Pain Major", can ...

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MEGADETH's Deal With ROADRUNNER Officially Announced

Roadrunner Records has officially announced the signing of MEGADETH. Recognized as one of rock's most forward-thinking bands, MEGADETH and its frontman Dave Mustaine have cast a long shadow on the metal and hard rock landscape with millions of records sold worldwide and an undeniable influence echoed in scores of young bands today. "We are proud ...

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BIOMECHANICAL, MURDER ONE, ENGEL Confirmed For U.K.'s UXFEST

BIOMECHANICAL, MURDER ONE and ENGEL are among the artists confirmed for the Uxfest 2006 festival, set to take place Sunday, August 6 at the Carling Academy Islington and Bar Academy Islington in England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ARCHITECTS BIOMECHANICAL BRING ME THE HORIZON ENGEL ETHS FIREAPPLE RED FOREVER ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS: Japanese Version Of 'Touched By The Crimson King' To Include Bonus Tracks

According to Victor Entertainment Japan, DEMONS & WIZARDS's sophomore album, "Touched by the Crimson King", will be released in Japan on September 22 with the following bonus tracks: "Lunar Lament", "Wicked Witch" (slow version) and "Spatial Architects". The CD will also include the video for the song "Terror Train". As previously reported, the "Terror Train" ...

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DARKSIDE Finalize Track Listing For New Album

Austrian death metal band DARKSIDE have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Amber - Skeletal Journeys Through the Void", tentatively due this summer. Commented vocalist Wolf: "We are looking forward to get the whole thing finished by March, because we want to take our time also for mixing and finalizing the whole album, ...

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SPIRIT DISEASE: Recording Plans Outlined

Finnish death/thrash band SPIRIT DISEASE have commenced the songwriting process for their full-length debut. "If things go according to our plans, we will start making some preproduction demos of the new songs during the spring, and once that's done we will head to the good old D-Studio to record the full-length CD that at least ...

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Australian Restaurateur Fights AC/DC Street Name Tribute

According to the Herald Sun, the owner of Melbourne institution Rosati will fight a move to rename Corporation Lane in a tribute to rock band AC/DC. Piero Gesualdi said the plan being considered by Melbourne City Council to call it "ACDC Lane" was inappropriate. Gesualdi, whose restaurant stands close to Corporation Lane, said the ...

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HEAVEN SHALL BURN Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

German melodic death/metalcore act HEAVEN SHALL BURN have inked a deal with Century Media Records. The group's first album for the label, "Antigone", will be released on in Europe on April 26. The initial European pressing of the album will be a limited edition version with special packaging that includes two bonus cover tracks. More ...

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METHODS OF MAYHEM:

METHODS OF MAYHEM, led by former MOTLEY CRUE drummer Tommy Lee, have set Never A Dull Moment as the title to their sophomore CD, which is due in stores on May 21st through MCA Records. The track listing for the effort is shaping up as follows: 01. Afterglow 02. Body Architects 03. Higher 04. Sunday ...

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