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THERAPY? Ink New Record Deal

Britain's THERAPY? have inked a new worldwide record deal with Eagle Rock Records. The band, who were previously signed to Ark 21 Records, have commenced the recording sessions for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003. "It's exciting to be with a label who understand rock bands and we're looking forward to giving ...

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DANZIG To Make Cartoon Appearance

DANZIG frontman and namesake Glenn Danzig will appear as himself on the Cartoon Network series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force"'s Chistmas episode, entitled "Cybernetic Ghost Of Christmas Past From The Future". The show is set to air on Sunday, Dec. 29 as part of the network's "Adult Swim" programming. Check local listing for airtimes or go ...

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SKID ROW Shopping Around For New Record Deal

SKID ROW are currently shopping their already-completed new album, "ThickSkin", for a label deal following their split with Atlantic Records. In the meantime, the band have posted a remixed version of the album's projected title track via their new official web site at www.skidrow.com. "ThickSkin", which marks the recording debut with the group ...

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RACER X: 'Getting Heavier' Details Unveiled

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals), will release their new album, "Getting Heavier", on Dec. 18 in Japan. A limited-edition run of 30,000 units will feature a bonus double live CD, "Snowball Of Doom 2". The complete track listing ...

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GOATWHORE Acquire New Guitarist

New Orleans-based GOATWHORE, who feature in their ranks vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have announced the addition of a second guitarist in the shape of Tim Holsinger. The group's new CD is currently being mastered and is tentatively due in February. ...

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GHOST STORY Reform, Prepare New Demo

Georgia's GHOST STORY, a popular unsigned act during the late '80s, have reformed and are currently writing material for the group's upcoming CD, due in 2003. A couple of recently-recorded new songs are available for download via the group's official web site at this location. The band — whose current lineup comprises all ...

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APARTMENT 26 Enter Studio To Record Sophomore Album

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have entered Real World Studios, Peter Gabriel's state-of-the-art recording studios in Wiltshire near Bath, England, to begin recording their sophomore full-length album for a tentative mid-2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. The band, who issued their "Hallucinating" debut ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Announce New Keyboardist, Complete Album

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have announced the addition of ex-SILENT VOICES/REQUIEM keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg to the group's lineup following the departure of Mikko Harkin in early September. SONATA ARCTICA recently completed work on their new full-length album for a Mar. 17, 2003 release through Spinefarm Records. An as-yet-unspecified single will precede the album on ...

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BRICK BATH Announce New Vocalist

Pavement/Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH have announced the addition of new vocalist/frontman Cody Hubbard. After six weeks of auditions, the band have decided that Cody will be the permanent replacement for former vocalist Joseph McCaw, who left the group following their 2002 US Summer Tour. The band are currently in the pre-production stages for ...

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ANTHRAX Soundtrack Cut Makes Its Way Online

A full-length MP3 of the ANTHRAX-penned track "Love Siege", which appears on the soundtrack to director John Carpenter's Ghost Of Mars, can be downloaded from Carpenter's official web site at this location. According to the official web site of ex-ANTHRAX guitarist Paul Crook, "the song was written and recorded live in the studio ...

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DANNY LILKER Lashes Out At BLABBERMOUTH.NET 'Shit-Talkers'

Former S.O.D. and current NUCLEAR ASSAULT/THE RAVENOUS bassist Danny Lilker has asked us to publish the following statement: "Whenever there is occasion on [BLABBERMOUTH.NET] to mention something I happen to be involved in, I (out of morbid curiosity) look at the comments. And it seems there are one or more people out there that seem ...

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SKID ROW To Issue New CD In November

The long-awaited new SKID ROW studio album, believed to be titled Thick Is The Skin, is complete and will be launched online within weeks, according to MelodicRock.com. The CD will be available on the band's soon-to-be-launched official web site (www.skidrow.com) within weeks, possibly as early as the first week of November. For the time being, ...

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MUDVAYNE Lens Video For 'Not Falling'

MUDVAYNE have filmed a video for the track "Not Falling", the first single off the band's forthcoming The End Of All Things To Come CD, with director Joel Peissig. It is expected to begin airing later this month. In other news, "Not Falling" will be featured in the upcoming Warner Brothers thriller, Ghost Ship, that ...

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BRICK BATH Part Ways with Vocalist, Seek Replacement

Pavement/Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH have officially parted ways with vocalist Joseph McCaw due to irreconcilable differences as well as the singer's ongoing health issues. The band is seeking a permanent replacement and are currently auditioning vocalists through September before they head back out on tour in the fall. Vocalists interested in auditioning should ...

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STILLBORN RECORDS Announce First West Coast Signing

Stillborn Records, the label run by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, have announced their first West Coast signing, THE PROGRAM. According to an official statement, "THE PROGRAM combines classic East Bay style hardcore with a style all their own." THE PROGRAM are scheduled to enter SoundWave studio with producer Zack Ohren (THE GHOST, ANIMOSITY) in October ...

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SKID ROW's SCOTTI HILL: New Album Should Be Out In October

SKID ROW are planning on issuing their long-awaited new CD, tentatively entitled Thick Is The Skin, in October through an as-yet-undetermined label, according to the latest update from guitarist Scotti Hill. "We'll be back in the studio on the Rock Never Stops tour break in September," stated Hill. "It shouldn't take more then a week ...

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RUSH Drummer Breaks Silence On Death Of Daughter, Wife

RUSH drummer Neil Peart has broken his silence on the tragic deaths of his 19-year-old daughter Selena and wife Jackie, both of whom passed away within a 10-month period back in 1997-1998. In his new book, Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, which is being published by Canada's ECW Press, Neil provides a personal ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue First-Ever Live Album

On September 24th, 2002, CRADLE OF FILTH will release their first-ever live album, Live Bait For The Dead, on their own imprint label AbraCadaver through Snapper Music. The 2-disc collection will have a strictly limited edition pressing. Never known for doing things by half, CRADLE OF FILTH once again deliver a bumper package with two ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Recruit Ex-EARTHTONE 9 Guitarist For London Gig

PITCHSHIFTER have recruited former EARTHTONE 9 guitarist Joe Roberts to fill in for Jim Davies at their show with IGGY POP at London's Brixton Academy on Saturday, July 13th. Davies is unable to play due to his live commitments with THE PRODIGY, who are scheduled to headline the Wittness festival in Meath the same night. ...

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SKID ROW To Release "Thick Is The Skin" In Early 2003

The revamped SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger, have finished recording eight or nine songs for the group's long-awaited comeback release, tentatively titled Thick Is The Skin, which is tentatively due to surface in early 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the cuts set to appear on the group's first new CD since 1995's ...

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ONWARD Replace REVEREND On ABRASIVE ROCK FEST Bill

Century Media recording artists ONWARD have replaced REVEREND on the bill of Abrasive Rock Fest, which is scheduled to take place on August 3rd in Olympia, Washington. The complete list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: GRUNTRUCK FORCED ENTRY HIRAX ONWARD BRICK BATH THE SABIANS THE BRAINDEAD BONESCREW CHIEF CHARLIE ...

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CATHEDRAL To Enter Studio To Record "Songs Of Praise"

CATHEDRAL are scheduled to enter Chapel Studios on July 2nd with producer Kit Woolven (who had previously worked with the group on their Carnival Bizarre and Supernatural Birth Machine albums) to record their seventh album, tentatively entitled Songs Of Praise, for a late 2002 release through the group's new label Dreamcatcher Records. As previously reported, ...

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BRICK BATH Announce US Tour

Pavement/Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH will be touring the US this summer to support their debut release titled I Won't Live the Lie. Dates are as follows: Jun. 22 - The Playhouse - San Diego, CA Jun. 26 - Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA Jun. 30 - Video Shoot for "Bone Dry" ...

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DEE DEE RAMONE Reinvents Himself As A Painter

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Dee Dee Ramone has been a rapper and a ghost writer since leaving THE RAMONES, and now he's trying his hand as a painter. Dee Dee's art will figure in among works by John Lennon, David Bowie and Bob Dylan at "Rock ...

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BRICK BATH Confirmed For ABRASIVE ROCK, MILWAUKEE METALFEST

Power-groove/thrash metalheads and Pavement/Crash Music Inc. recording artists BRICK BATH have just launched their official website at www.brickbath.com. The band will play at this year's Abrasive Rock Festival in Olympia, Washington on August 3rd alongside GRUNTRUCK, HIRAX, FORCED ENTRY, REVEREND, THE SABIANS, THE BRAINDEAD, BONESCREW, CHIEF, CHARLIE DROWN, RIVER RED, AGONY OF DECIT, ...

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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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CATHEDRAL Begin Work On "Songs Of Praise"

CATHEDRAL are currently working on material for their seventh album, tentatively entitled Songs Of Praise, for a late 2002 release through the group's new label Dreamcatcher Records. The band plan to enter Chapel Studios in late June with an as-yet-undetermined producer to record the CD, the musical direction of which is being described as "not ...

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