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MUDVAYNE Frontman Launches BULLYGOAT RECORDS Web Site

Bullygoat Records, the Warner Bros. label imprint headed up by MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray, has launched its official web site at Bullygoat.com. Gray's first signing to Bullygoat is the New York-based BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders ...

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New Music From METALLICA, VELVET REVOLVER, AUDIOSLAVE Slated For 'Batman' Soundtrack?

According to a posting at SuperHeroHype.com, newly recorded tracks by METALLICA, VELVET REVOLVER, AUDIOSLAVE, PEARL JAM, Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION) and CHEVELLE are among the songs that are slated to appear on the "Batman Begins" soundtrack, tentatively due in late May/early June. Also purportedly scheduled for inclusion are three songs from GREEN DAY ...

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BLOODSIMPLE To Tour With OTEP, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE

BLOODSIMPLE, the New York-based band featuring former members of VISION OF DISORDER, DOWNSET and MEDICATION, will be teaming up with OTEP, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and CANDIRIA for the "Alliance of Defiance" tour beginning in late February. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Feb. 20 - Sayreville, NJ ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Announce Release Date For 'A Cruel World'

BLOODSIMPLE, the New York-based band featuring former members of VISION OF DISORDER, DOWNSET and MEDICATION, have set a March 29 release date through MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray's Bullygoat label imprint (via Warner Bros.) for their debut album, "A Cruel World". A three-song sampler will be released to radio stations on January 29. As previously reported, ...

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BLOODSIMPLE: New Audio Samples Posted Online

Three tracks from the upcoming BLOODSIMPLE debut album, "A Cruel World", have been made available for preview at MySpace.com. Check out the songs "Straight Hate", "Falling Backwards" and "Blood In Blood Out" at this location. BLOODSIMPLE is the New York-based band featuring former members of VISION OF DISORDER, DOWNSET and MEDICATION. "A Cruel ...

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COLD: New Album To Be Mixed By BEN GROSSE

COLD have selected Ben Grosse (FILTER, FUEL, SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE) to mix their new album, "The Calm That Killed a Storm", tentatively due in May via Atlantic Records. The band are currently recording the CD with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, IGGY POP). Songtitles set to appear on the 11-track effort include "Back Home" (described ...

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CHEVELLE, HELMET Confirmed For SNOCORE Tour

CHEVELLE, HELMET, CROSSFADE, FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD and STRATA will be teaming up for the 10th Winterfresh SnoCore tour, according to Billboard.com. The trek will play 32 North American dates this winter and spring, beginning Jan. 22 in Vail, Colo., and wrapping March 13 Orlando, Fla. "Originally, we just wanted to go snowboarding and ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Name Debut Album

New York-based hard rockers BLOODSIMPLE, featuring former members of VISION OF DISORDER, DOWNSET and MEDICATION, have set "A Cruel World" as the title of their debut album, due in early 2005 through MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray's Bullygoat label imprint (via Warner Bros.). The disc was recorded over the last several months in Vancouver B.C. with ...

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KORN Guitarist Reveals His Favorite Gig Of The Year

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that KORN's been on the road for much of 2004, appearing on LINKIN PARK's Projekt Revolution tour this past summer and, more recently, headlining their own shows with CHEVELLE, BREAKING BENJAMIN and SKINDRED. But guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer talked about what made a European show with METALLICA and SLIPKNOT his ...

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SHADOWS FALL Pass The 100,000 SoundScan Mark Again

SHADOWS FALL's latest effort, "The War Within", has just passed the 100,000 mark via U.S. Nielsen SoundScan sales in just under an impressive eight weeks. This accomplishment is a further testament to the band's undying work ethic and current genre status, as it took their previous album, "The Art of Balance", two years to reach ...

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CHEVELLE To Keep Motoring After KORN Tour

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Chicago's CHEVELLE will stay on the road after their current opening stint with KORN winds down on November 30. Following that, CHEVELLE will head out on a mix of radio station festivals and headlining gigs that will wrap up with a hometown show on December 17. CHEVELLE drummer Sam ...

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COLD Frontman Explains Guitarist's Departure

COLD frontman Scooter Ward has responded to fan criticism regarding the departure of guitarist Eddie Rendini (ex-DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM). Writing to the group's official message board, Ward said, "Eddie wasn't the right musician for this band, no matter how fuckin cool he was. For [anyone] to say this isn't gonna be a COLD record is ...

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COLD Part Ways With Guitarist EDDIE RENDINI

COLD have parted ways with guitarist Eddie Rendini (ex-DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM). In a posting on the group's official message board, Rendini explained the circumstances behind his departure from the group: "I have been getting alot of emails and [private messages] concerning the news of me 'leaving' COLD. Although I can't really give an accurate reason, ...

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DECONSTRUCT To Open For KORN In Sacramento

Sacramento, California's DECONSTRUCT have landed the opening slot on the KORN, CHEVELLE, BREAKING BENJAMIN, and SKINDRED show this Friday, November 12 at Arco Arena in Sacramento. DECONSTRUCT were chosen by radio station 98 Rock from over 130 area bands to open the show. DECONSTRUCT recently appeared on the debut episode of MTV's "Battle For Ozzfest". ...

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CHEVELLE Drummer Not Afraid Of KORN Fans

Although KORN has one of the most fanatical audiences around, CHEVELLE drummer Sam Loeffler told Launch Radio Networks that he welcomes the challenge of playing for those fans when his band opens for KORN next month. "It is actually challenging, but KORN's been around long enough now that I think the rabid fan base, that ...

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COLD Announce New Album Title

COLD have set "And a Sad Song Lives On" as the title of their new album, tentatively due early next year via the group's new label, Atlantic. The band will commence pre-production on the CD on October 14 with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, IGGY POP). Back in April, COLD parted ways with guitarist Kelly ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Added To KORN's U.S. Tour

BREAKING BENJAMIN have been confirmed as one of the openers for the upcoming KORN/CHEVELLE U.S. tour. Also set to appear on the bill are SKINDRED. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena Nov. 13 - Salem, OR - The Armory Nov. 14 - Seattle, WA - Tacoma ...

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SKINDRED, CHEVELLE To Open For KORN

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, have secured the opening slot on KORN's fall 2004 U.S. tour. Also appearing on the bill will be CHEVELLE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena Nov. 13 - Salem, OR - The Armory Nov. 14 - ...

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SHADOWS FALL Enter Billboard Chart At No. 20!

SHADOWS FALL's "The War Within" has sold 39,251 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. "The War Within" is the follow-up to 2002's "The Art of Balance", which has shifted 107,071 units to date in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

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