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TROUBLE: Negotiating With Record Labels

According to a posting on the group's official web site, reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE are currently in negotiations with three different labels about the release of the band's recently completed uplugged CD, "Simple Mind Condition", as well as the upcoming full-length album, "Seven". "That is playing a big role in why the CD is not ...

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EYEHATEGOD Singer Talks About New Projects

According to a posting on the Southern Lord Records web site, the EYEHATEGOD/CRIPPLE BASTARD split 7" single will be re-pressed. A total of 555 copies on green vinyl and 555 copies on purple vinyl will be made. In other EYEHATEGOD-related news, the band's singer Michael D. Williams was interviewed by Con.Sect (Connected Sections) ...

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ANVIL In Talks To Tour Canada, Europe

Canadian metallers ANVIL are in talks about doing a tour of Eastern Canada with I HATE SALLY and BOBNOXIOUS (featuring Bob Reid of RAZOR). Also being discussed is a possible European tour with AGENT STEEL, HIRAX and INFERNAL MAJESTY beginning in January 2005. More information will be made available soon. Upcoming ANVIL shows: Oct. 29 ...

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JONATHAN DAVIS: 'Word Up' Video Shows Lighter Side Of KORN

KORN singer Jonathan Davis recently spoke to Westwood One about the video for their cover of CAMEO's "Word Up". According to Davis, the clip features the band members with their faces on a bunch of dogs. Davis' dog, named Ricky, comes strolling into Tijuana only to upset the local pack of dogs, played by the ...

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GREEN CARNATION Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), have parted ways with drummer Anders Kobro. A replacement has been found in the shape of Tommy Jackson, a longtime fan and friend of the band. "Anders is a metal drummer and most of all, an extreme metal drummer," Tchort said ...

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CHAIN COLLECTOR To Enter Studio In October

CHAIN COLLECTOR, the Norwegian band featuring guitarist Gøran Bomann (CARPATHIAN FOREST), drummer Anders Kobro (CARPATHIAN, GREEN CARNATION, LAST CALL INC), guitarist Kjell Jacobsen (NEON GOD) and vocalist Kjetil Nordhus (TRAIL OF TEARS, GREEN CARNATION), will enter DUB studio in Kristiansand, Norway with producer Endre Kirkesola in early October to begin recording their debut album, tentatively ...

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GREAT WHITE: Southern California Tour Dates Announced

Southern California rockers GREAT WHITE have announced more tour dates to benefit the victims and survivors of The Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island. Proceeds go directly to The Station Family Fund. The dates are as follows: Oct. 08 - Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA Oct. 09 - Murphy's Grill - Simi Valley, CA Oct. ...

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FU MANCHU: Tour Dates Announced

FU MANCHU have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Oct. 19 - Big Fish Pub - Tempe, AZ w/ CLUTCH: Nov. 27 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room Nov. 28 - Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI Nov. 29 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN Nov. 30 - Logan Square - Chicago, ...

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ANVIL Announce Ontario Gig

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL will be performing at Heads Or Tails in Etobicoke, Ontario on October 29. ANVIL's most recent studio album, "Back to Basics", received its long-overdue U.S. release last month via Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The follow-up to 2002's "Still Going Strong" was recorded with producer Pierre Rémillard at his studio in Quebec and ...

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LILLIAN AXE Announce New Singer

Long-running hard rockers LILLIAN AXE have announced the addition of singer Derrick LeFevre to the group's ranks. "I have known Derrick for over 10 years and he has been the vocalist for many good local bands," LILLIAN AXE guitarist Steve Blaze said in a statement. "He is a true star, but just hasn't had his ...

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AC/DC To Headline Australia's BIG DAY OUT Festival?

Hard rock giants AC/DC are strongly rumored to have been confirmed as the headlining act of Australia's Big Day Out 2005 festival. Although Big Day Out organizers do not offically announce international acts until October, word has been getting stronger that the Aussie rockers are on the bill. Other bands rumored to be playing the ...

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PAPA ROACH: New Album Preview Available Online

PAPA ROACH fans can preview the band's upcoming album, "Getting Away With Murder", in its entirety at MTV.com before it hits shelves Tuesday (August 31). The follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy", "Getting Away With Murder" was produced by Howard Benson (COLD, BLINDSIDE, P.O.D., SEPULTURA) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, who has previously worked with ...

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METALLICA Named 'Best Band On The Planet' At KERRANG! AWARDS

METALLICA were named Best Band On the Planet at the Kerrang! Awards, beating out the likes of SLIPKNOT, THE DARKNESS, H.I.M., RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and BLINK-182, according to Scotsman.com. VELVET REVOLVER, the new group composed of former members of GUNS N' ROSES and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, won Best International Newcomer, while THE DARKNESS were ...

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SCORPIONS: Complete U.S. Itinerary Released

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have released the complete itinerary for their upcoming U.S. tour. Support on the trek will come from TESLA and KEITH EMERSON. The dates are as follows: Oct. 21 - Seattle, WA (Everett) @ @ Arena Oct. 23 - Portland, OR @ Coliseum Oct. 24 - Boise, ID @ Bank Of ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's TOM MORELLO Believes BUSH 'Can Be Beaten'

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello will assume his NIGHTWATCHMAN persona on the Rock Against Bush tour, which is being launched by activist organization Punk Voter this fall. The lineup will also feature MIDTOWN, ANTI-FLAG, the AKAS and others, with Morello confirmed to perform on about half of the 15 scheduled ...

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CHAIN COLLECTOR Sign With SOUND RIOT RECORDS

CHAIN COLLECTOR, the Norwegian band featuring guitarist Gøran Bomann (CARPATHIAN FOREST), drummer Anders Kobro (CARPATHIAN, GREEN CARNATION, LAST CALL INC), guitarist Kjell Jacobsen (NEON GOD) and vocalist Kjetil Nordhus (TRAIL OF TEARS, GREEN CARNATION), have inked a two-album deal with the Portugese label Sound Riot. The group, who had previously recorded a four-song demo entitled ...

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MARSHALL LAW Prepare To Record New Album

Birmingham, England-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW are scheduled to enter the studio in October/November to begin recording their new album, entitled "Axis of Power". "We have made great inroads into songs and developing them and crafting them to another level … sounding powerful tight and heavy," vocalist Andy Pyke wrote in a recent online ...

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ANVIL: 'Back To Basics' Gets A U.S. Release Date

Screaming Ferret Wreckords has set an August 24 U.S. release date for the new ANVIL album, "Back to Basics". The follow-up to 2002's "Still Going Strong", "Back To Basics" was recorded with producer Pierre Rémillard at his studio in Quebec and features artwork by Christoph Schinzel (a.k.a. Stripe) of ARTWÖRKS – GraphikDesignLayout. The initial run ...

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EYEHATEGOD Song Featured In New Movie

EYEHATEGOD's track "Serving Time In the Middle of Nowhere" will appear in the upcoming Paramount film entitled "Without A Paddle", starring Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, and Dax Shepard. The song will be played for 35 seconds on a boom box in a scene where some backwoods country boys are gutting catfish. The movie is being ...

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PAPA ROACH Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

PAPA ROACH will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, August 30. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: How I Would Beat Up BRITNEY SPEARS

Goth Boy of WNCI interviewed EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee at their show in Columbus, Ohio. Lee voiced her disgust with the great weather, hoping for rain to depress the event. Lee listed black as her favorite color, followed by deep purple, then she put Britney Spears on blast. Asked if she ever met Britney in ...

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