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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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DOWN New Song Samples Online!

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), have posted samples of three tracks from their forthcoming Down II CDdue on March 26th through Elektra Recordsat this location. The tracks available ...

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BLAZE: The German Dimension

BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley, performed the following tracks at their gig with SAVATAGE and VICIOUS RUMORS at Stadhalle in Langen, Germany on January 29th: 01. The Launch 02. Futureal (IRON MAIDEN) 03. Kill & Destroy 04. Silicon Messiah 05. Ghost In The Machine 06. Speed Of Light 07. Man On The ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Issue Special Edition Of "Run To The Hills" Single

Following the recent announcement of two special benefit gigs for former drummer, Clive Burr, IRON MAIDEN are also to release a special edition of “Run To The Hills”, probably their most famous single featuring Clive. The band will donate all their income from the forthcoming single and the benefit shows to the Clive Burr Multiple ...

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IRON MAIDEN "Rio" Track Listing Revealed

IRON MAIDEN's brand new double live album, entitled Live At Rock In Rio 2001, is scheduled to be issued in Japan on March 20th via Toshiba-EMI Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Introduction 02. The Wicker Man 03. Ghost Of The Navigator 04. Brave New World 05. Wrathchild 06. ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Men Get Charitable!

A Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar signed by former LED ZEPPELIN axeman Jimmy Page was the star prize at the auction held by The Bath International Guitar Festival for the ABC Trust to help the plight of Brazil's street children. Incredibly, the winner of the guitar generously donated it back to the ABC Trust to ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Vocalist Enters Tenth Dimension!

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley, will release its sophomore album, entitled Tenth Dimension, in the UK on February 4th. Tenth Dimension will receive a continental European release on January 21st through SPV/Steamhammer Records. A two-CD digipack version of the album, featuring the album, a 28-page booklet and a bonus CD ...

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Brave New World - IRON MAIDEN

Following more than a year of relentless hype and a host of excellent live performances, the new IRON MAIDEN CD is finally upon us, and predictably enough, it represents nothing more than an attempt to recapture past glories without any effort being made to update the group's sound to accommodate younger fans who may not ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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