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GLENN DANZIG Gets 'Knocked Out' By NORTH SIDE KINGS Singer Following Arizona Gig

DANZIG frontman Glenn Danzig allegedly got into a scuffle with NORTH SIDE KINGS singer and frequent SOULFLY collaborator Danny Marianinho following DANZIG's performance in Tuba City, Arizona Saturday night (July 3). The following is Marianinho's official statement regarding the incident, as sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Before crazy rumors begin to spread I would like to explain ...

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STRATOVARIUS Tribute Album Due In November

KALEDON, DARK HORIZON and HIGHLORD are among the band confirmed to appear on an upcoming tribute to STRATOVARIUS, "Within Infinity - Tribute to Stratovarius", tentatively due in November 2004 through Steelborn Records. The provisional track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. HIGHLORD – "Against the Wind" 02. DARK HORIZON – "Hunting High and ...

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WATCH THEM DIE Commence Songwriting Process For New Album

Oakland-based purveyors of aggression WATCH THEM DIE will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and GOATWHORE this summer. The trek kicks off on July 25 and wraps up on August 19. The group have just returned home after completing a highly successful run with GWAR, which also included a ...

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HATE ETERNAL To Enter Studio In August

Florida's kings of extreme death metal HATE ETERNAL have confirmed plans for the recording of their third album, the follow-up to 2002's breakthrough "King Of All Kings". As yet untitled, the album will be recorded and mixed at HATE ETERNAL guitarist Erik Rutan's own studio, Mana Recording Studios, in Tampa, Florida. Recording is set to ...

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UFO: Rescheduled U.S. Dates Announced

UFO have announced the rescheduled dates for their U.S. tour. They are as follows: Sep. 22 - Baltimore MD - Thunderdome Sep. 23 - Glenside PA - Keswick Sep. 25 - Hampton Beach NH - Hampton Beach Casino Sep. 26 - Sayerville NJ - Starland Ballroom Sep. 28 - Pittsburgh PA - The Rex Theater ...

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SALEM'S WYCH Complete Work On New Album

Maximum Metal recently contacted Mark Gast, guitarist of the classic U.S. power metallers SALEM'S WYCH, to get an update on the band's recent and upcoming activities. The following e-mail message from Gast was sent in response to Maximum Metal's request: "SALEM'S WYCH is alive and well. "Our album 'Through All Eternity' has been finished and ...

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SEVERED SAVIOR Added To CANNIBAL CORPSE Tour

SEVERED SAVIOR have been added to the forthcoming North American tour featuring headliners CANNIBAL CORPSE and main support band BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. The dates are as follows: Jul. 01 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits Jul. 02 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero Jul. 03 - Nofolk, VA @ Norva Theatre Jul. 05 - New ...

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THE KILL: Former FORTE Members Sign Distribution Deal With HELLION RECORDS

THE KILL, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based band featuring former FORTE members Richard Sharp (guitar), Greg Nicholson (bass) and Kevin Valliquette (vocals), have signed a distribution deal with Hellion Records. The group, whose lineup also includes former members of THE DREAM KINGS, recently completed work on their self-financed full-length CD, titled "The Kill". THE KILL describe ...

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BLOODBATH Complete Work On Sophomore CD

BLOODBATH, the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM), have completed work on sophomore CD, "Nightmares Made Flesh", due this fall through Century Media Records. "We promise you ...

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DUNGEON Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Brendon "Dakk" McDonald, bassist for the Australian melodic power metal band DUNGEON, has quit the band due to "personal reasons." Dakk's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "The decision [to leave DUNGEON] has not been an easy one — yet at the same time I feel that due to many factors I have ...

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MANITOU: Debut Album Samples Posted Online

MANITOU, the Finnish traditional/progressive heavy metal band who feature in their ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, have released MP3 samples from their forthcoming debut album, "The Mad Moon Rising", on their official web site. The CD was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki and is scheduled for release on June ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

Richmond, Virginia's "crossover kings" MUNICIPAL WASTE have inked a deal with Earache Records. MUNICIPAL WASTE deliver "blazing fast, raw thrash-core in the tradition of D.R.I., SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, 'Animosity'-era CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, NUCLEAR ASSAULT and ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT," according to an official press release. "All barely in their 20s, the members of MUNICIPAL WASTE inject youthful energy ...

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Ex-IMPELLITTERI Singer ROB ROCK: Jesus Rocks!

Singer Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has spoken to The Daytona Beach News-Journal about the influence on his lyrics of the biblical tales of pharaohs' rampaging armies, plagues, judgment day and good vs. evil. "For me personally, Jesus does rock," said Rock, who will perform with his band, called RAGE OF CREATION, tonight (May 7) ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Rehearsing With New Guitarist

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has issued a statement regarding the recent news that the group's longtime guitarist Jack Owen has left the band. Alex's statement reads as follows: "Hey everybody, Alex from CANNIBAL here. I just wanted to update everyone on how we've been doing since Jack quit the band last week. We are ...

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KARMAKANIC To Release 'Wheel Of Life' In June

KARMAKANIC, the progressive Swedish band featuring Jonas Reingold and Zoltan Chorsz from THE FLOWER KINGS alongside former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Goran Edman, will release their sophomore album, "Wheel of Life", on June 7 through Regain Records. Described as a cross between YES, DREAM THEATER and KING CRIMSON, KARMAKANIC were honored with the prize for best ...

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Guitarist JACK OWEN Quits CANNIBAL CORPSE

Guitarist Jack Owen has quit CANNIBAL CORPSE, according to a posting on the band's web site. "We are currently working with a replacement," the group write. "All scheduled concerts will still take place. Check back for a more detailed statement in the days to come." Owen has spent the last few months moonlighting in ADRIFT, ...

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KATAKLYSM Cancel European Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been forced to cancel their European tour with CROWBAR and their appearance at the With Full Force open air festival in Germany. According to an official press release from the group, the reason for the cancellation is the fact that "[vocalist] Maurizio [Iacono] and wife Meggin are expecting a little ...

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BLOODBATH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

BLOODBATH, the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM), have finalized the track listing for their upcoming sophomore CD, "Nightmares Made Flesh", due before the end of the ...

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ICED EARTH: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

ICED EARTH have added more dates in June as part of their extremely successful North American headlining tour in support of their latest CD, "The Glorious Burden". It is not presently clear if CHILDREN OF BODOM and EVERGREY — the two support acts on the current leg of ICED EARTH's tour — will be part ...

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HER ENCHANTMENT To Record Sophomore Album In September

Dutch "melodic gothic death metal" band HER ENCHANTMENT have set "Darkest" as the title of their sophomore full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. The group will enter Voodoo Sound Studio in IJmuiden, Holland in September to begin recording the effort, the group's first with new vocalist Lucy Straates. Songtitles set to appear on the ...

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