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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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IRON MAIDEN: "Rock In Rio" DVD Track Listing Revealed

The full track listing for IRON MAIDEN's upcoming Rock In Rio DVD, due through Sanctuary-Safe on June 10th, is as follows: 01. The Wicker Man 02. Ghost Of The Navigator 03. Brave New World 04. Wrathchild 05. Two Minutes to Midnight 06. Blood Brothers 07. Sign Of The Cross 08. The Mercenary 09. The Trooper ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Keyboardist Guests On New DESTINY CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson has made a guest appearance in the title track to the forthcoming CD from long-running Swedish metal act DESTINY, entitled Future Of The Past. According to bassist Stefan Bjrnshg, this is the only song on the new album that features keyboards. It's a more than eight minutes long song. ...

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LAYNE STALEY Officially Declared Dead Following Autopsy

ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley has been officially declared dead after The King County Medical Examiner positively identified Staley's body following an autopsy earlier today, CNN has reported. Exact time and cause of death are pending, as laboratory results could take several weeks. Here are some more details about Staley's tragic death, as reported ...

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FORCED ENTRY To Reunite For ABRASIVE ROCK Appearance

Acclaimed Seattle thrashers FORCED ENTRY will reunite to perform at the upcoming Abrasive Rock Festival on Saturday, August 3rd at the Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington. Guitarist Brad Hull will team up with vocalist/bassist Tony Benjamins and drummer Colin Mattson to perform live for the first time in over a decade. Other acts set to ...

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ACID BATH To Issue Posthumous Video

Long-defunct New Orleans outfit ACID BATH will be issuing a three-hour home video, entitled Double Live Bootleg, in VHS and DVD format on May 28th through Rotten Records. According to an official Rotten newsletter, Double Live Bootleg is “an authentic official bootleg in the truest sense of the word.” ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue "Very Best Of" Double CD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On May 13th, CRADLE OF FILTH will release Lovecraft & Witch Hearts (The Very Best Of CRADLE OF FILTH), a specially-packaged double CD. This release is the culmination of the band's six years signed to independent label Music For Nations. Featuring 24 of CRADLE's masterpieces, this double CD clocks up an amazing ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue "Heavy, Left Handed and Candid" Home Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EXTREME METAL COLOSSUS CRADLE OF FILTH SPAWN LIVE DVD/VHS! The world's most notorious & lurid black metal band, CRADLE OF FILTH, is taking the next evolutionary step to infecting the masses with their often-shocking yet vibrant presence. The band is bringing their singular and extravagant live performance into your living room with ...

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RUSH To Release "Vapor Trails" In May, North American Tour To Follow

Veteran Canadian rockers RUSH will release their much-anticipated new album, entitled Vapor Trails, on May 14th through Atlantic Records. The group's 17th studio recording, Vapor Trails marks the band's first all-new release since 1996, and comes as the follow-up to their RIAA gold-certified Test For Echo. Produced by Paul Northfield (i.e. MARILYN MANSON, HOLE), the ...

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HIRAX Confirmed For Abrasive Rock Fest

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX, now featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have been confirmed for the Abrasive Rock Fest, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 3rd at the Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington. Other artists set to appear at the event include THE SABIANS (ex-SLEEP), and BRICK BATH. ...

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