jim-root in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

The Wreck of the Minot - WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE

You may actually have to do a little digging to find the new album from this under-underground Boston trio. But put in the time, and you'll be rewarded with some of the most potent, crushing, timeless hard rock and roll to come down the pike this year. WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE marry clenched-fist riffs and ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

ROTTING CORPSE: 'RC Memorial Day Massacre Tour' Announced

Reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE — whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler — have announced the details of their "RC Memorial Day Massacre Tour 2005". Confirmed dates are as follows: May 21 - Austin, TX @ The Backroom May 26 - Corpus Christi, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEATH AND TAXES Putting Finishing Touches On Debut CD

Los Angeles rockers DEATH AND TAXES, who feature in their ranks Jay Link on lead vocals, Michael Cutting of HOLY SOLDIER fame on guitars, Dave Starkey on bass, and Paul Monroe of XYZ fame on drums, are finishing up the last seven tracks for their debut album, "Inevitable". The CD is expected to be released ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DREAM THEATER: 'Octavarium' Audio Samples Posted Online

Audio samples of all eight tracks from the upcoming DREAM THEATER album, "Octavarium", have been posted online at Bol.de (scroll down to the "Hörproben" section). The CD is scheduled for release on June 7 via Atlantic Records. DREAM THEATER began writing and recording their latest album last November at the Hit Factory studios ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NEVERMORE: Release Date Set For 'This Godless Endeavor'

Century Media Records has set a July 26 release date for the new NEVERMORE album, entitled "This Godless Endeavor". Creating metal's most progressively innovative, insidiously addictive, and blazingly entangled music, mesmerizing vocalist Warrel Dane, backed by guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis and the jackhammer rhythms of bassist Jim Sheppard and drummer Van Williams are now joined ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ROTTING CORPSE: VINNIE PAUL-Produced Demos To Be Released On CD

Reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE — whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler — have set Tuesday, May 24, 2005 as the release date for their collection of demos, entitled "The Demos", through F*ck It Records. The disc will feature all the old-school thrash ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WARGASM Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

On Saturday June 25, the three members of WARGASM, plus assorted members of STEEL ASSASSIN, TRIPHAMMER, MADD HUNTER, EVERY SECOND, and TONGUE & GROOVE will perform at a benefit concert at the Mallard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Three bands consisting of the above-mentioned musicians will be formed specially for this occasion and will perform the music ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BRUTALITY Split Up (Again)

Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY have apparently once again disbanded after Poland's Still Dead Productions "completely backed out of their end of the deal" to release the band's next album, according to a post on the group's web site. The band's final recording lineup was as follows: Scott Reigel - Lead Vocals Jeff Acres - Bass/Vocals ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SHADOW GALLERY: 'Room V' Guest Appearances Revealed

SHADOW GALLERY's upcoming album, "Room V", will feature a host of guest appearances, according to a post on the group's official web site. "Laura Jaeger returns again to sing on two songs for the new release," the posting reads. "Arjen Anthony Lucassen will be performing a solo on one of the tracks and new performer, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Drummer: RESPONSE NEGATIVE Are 'Far From Over'

Despite guitarist Bobby Gustafson's (ex-OVERKILL) announcement last week that RESPONSE NEGATIVE have called it a day due to a "lack of professionalism and drive from within the band" combined with "a lack of label interest," RESPONSE NEGATIVE are "far from over," according to the group's drummer, Jim McCourt. "While it is true that ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DREAM THEATER: 'Octavarium' Artwork Revealed

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has uploaded the cover artwork for the group's new album, "Octavarium", at this location. The CD is scheduled for release on June 7 via Atlantic Records. DREAM THEATER began writing and recording their latest album last November at the Hit Factory studios in New York City. The follow-up ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HAVOCHATE: New York Dates Announced

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 18 - Nanuet, NY - Tower Records (free show) Mar. 19 - Nyack, NY - Olives Apr. 23 - Rockville Center, NY - Purple Haze HAVOCHATE have just released their sophomore album, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

IMPALED: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Masters of maniacal medical malpractice, Oakland, California's IMPALED will bring their theater-of-macabre operation to Southern California and Arizona for five shows in early April. Support at all dates will come from ENGORGED and LORD GORE. The band will also make an appearance at Baltimore's Maryland Death Fest III in May. Upcoming IMPALED shows: Apr. 07 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DREAM THEATER: New Album Details Revealed

DREAM THEATER have completed work on their eighth full-length studio album, entitled "Octavarium", tentatively set for release through Atlantic Records on June 7. The track listing is as follows: 01. The Root of All Evil 02. The Answer Lies Within 03. These Walls 04. I Walk Beside You 05. Panic Attack 06. Never Enough 07. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VH1's 'When METALLICA Ruled The World' To Premiere This Month

A brand new VH1 special, entitled "When Metallica Ruled The World", is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, March 31 at 10:00 p.m. "When Metallica Ruled the World" tells the tale of the world's most dangerous band through the people who lived it. It brings you inside the nearly three decades of dramatic success, drunken debauchery ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BLACK SABBATH Drummer Remembers TRAFFIC's JIM CAPALDI

TRAFFIC's drummer Jim Capaldi is remembered and highlighted on the next "Rock 50" show, which is scheduled to air March 12 on WPMD (a college radio station at Cerritos College in California). Bill Ward, BLACK SABBATH drummer and host of the program, will play a special segment of Jim's work with TRAFFIC and two tracks ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BEN JACKSON GROUP To Release 'All Over You' This Month

Florida-based heavy metal band the BEN JACKSON GROUP is set to release its new album "All Over You" on March 29, via Screaming Ferret Wreckords. "All Over You" is the band's second album. Vocalist/guitarist Ben Jackson created his own band to further expand the musical direction explored by his previous bands CRIMSON GLORY and PARISH. ...

Read more

Posted in: News