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IAMTHETHORN Signs With GOODFELLOW RECORDS

Seattle quartet IAMTHETHORN has inked a deal with Goodfellow Records. Featuring Johnny Pettibone (HIMSA, NINE IRON SPITFIRE, GENUINE, UNDERTOW) on vocals, Aaron Edge (GRIEVOUS, HAULER, GENUINE, HARKONEN, HIMSA, CHRIST, HELLEPHANT) on guitar and screams, Joe Axler (SKARP, BOOK OF BLACK EARTH, SPLATTERHOUSE) on drums and Jerad Shealey (RECEDER) on bass, the band plays in a ...

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BYZANTINE Prepares To Record New Album

West Virginia's forward-thinking metal band BYZANTINE will tentatively enter the studio December 8 to record the follow-up to 2005's "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents". They will then take a break from the recording process to support GOD FORBID for two weeks on a tour package also boasting GOATWHORE, MNEMIC and ARSIS. Upon completion of ...

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DOWN: Photos From This Past Weekend's' 'Sunday Music Workshop Series' Available

DOWN members Pepper Keenan (guitar; also in CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), Jimmy Bower (drums; also in EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL), Kirk Windstein (guitar; also in CROWBAR), and Philip Anselmo (vocals; also in SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) performed at Tiptina's in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday (November 12) as part of the "Sunday Music Workshop Series". The brainchild of ...

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DOWN To Perform In New Orleans Tomorrow

DOWN members Pepper Keenan (guitar; also in CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), Jimmy Bower (drums; also in EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL), Kirk Windstein (guitar; also in CROWBAR), and Philip Anselmo (vocals; also in SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) will perform at Tiptina's in New Orleans, Louisiana tomorrow (Sunday, November 12) as part of the "Sunday Music Workshop Series", which is ...

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EYEHATEGOD CD/EP To Be Released Through MOSHPIT TRAGEDY RECORDS

New Orleans sludge-meisters EYEHATEGOD will re-release their ultra-rare "99 Miles of Bad Road" seven-inch on CD through Canada's Moshpit Tragedy Records. The CD will feature re-mastered demo recordings of the songs "99 Miles of Bad Road", "Story of the Eye" and "Jackass in the Will of God" (originally released on Brazil's 2+2=5 Records) as well ...

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Don't Trust Nobody - HAWG JAW

Counting members of EYEHATEGOD, CLEARLIGHT, and OUTLAW ORDER in its ranks, it's a cinch that New Orleans' HAWG JAW aren't going to be the next MTV darlings. When you read terms like "sludgecore" in reference to the band's sound, believe it. "Don't Trust Nobody" is the band's fifth full-length and though this is my first ...

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EYEHATEGOD Schedules Two New Orleans Shows

EYEHATEGOD is confirmed to play two shows at the Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans on October 27-28. More information is available at this location. EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike Williams played a short surprise set with his ARSON ANTHEM project — also featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA), and Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT ...

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ARSON ANTHEM Featuring PHILIP ANSELMO, MIKE WILLIAMS: Live Video Clips Available

Several video clips of ARSON ANTHEM — the new band featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA), Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD) and Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL) — performing last night (Wednesday, September 13) at the Howling Wolf in New Orleans, Lousiana have been posted online at this location. The unannounced appearance took place ...

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Accept Death - ACCEPT DEATH

I'll put Northeast Ohio's heavy music collective against any region in the world when it comes to churning out raggedy hate metal and sludge punishment that is from the heart and convincingly soul-burning. It is a fact of which England's Retribute Records is keenly aware, making it no surprise that the label signed a band ...

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BYZANTINE Completes First-Ever DVD, Prepares To Record New Album

Vocalist/rhythm guitarist Chris Ojeda of West Virginia's forward-thinking thrashers BYZANTINE has issued the following update: "I know it seems like we have fell of the face of the planet but things have been really busy in the BYZANTINE camp both personal and professional. My fiancée and I have bought a home this summer and are ...

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EYEHATEGOD: More Tribute Album Details Revealed

Emetic Records has announced the tentative track listing for "For the Sick – A Tribute to Eyehategod", set for release this fall. A statement from the label reads as follows: "All the artists involved in the release are friends or fans of the sludge legends and we are happy to have the best of the ...

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DOWN: In Writing Mode

According to DOWN's webmaster, the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) is "in the writing phase" of the group's third album. An early 2007 release is expected. Brown ...

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BRUTAL TRUTH: 'Animal Kingdom' / 'Kill Trend Suicide' Reissue To Include Bonus Video Footage

Relapse Records has set an October 17 release date for the reissue of the post-Earache material from influential '90s extreme metallers BRUTAL TRUTH, "Sounds of the Animal Kingdom" (1997) and the preceding "Kill Trend Suicide" mini-CD (1996). According to a posting on the Relapse web site, "'Sounds...' painted frightening, Pollock-esque lyrical images of human deevolution ...

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DOWN Working On Two Albums' Worth Of Material, Planning More Tours

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — is currently working on two albums' worth of material while planning a tour of the Pacific Rim and ...

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The Complete Recordings - ELDOPA

Here is a brief history lesson for you, courtesy of Tee Pee Records. ELDOPA was formed in 1995 by bassist Andy Branton, vocalist/guitarist Greg Valencia, vocalist/guitarist Brian Ward, and drummer Sean Taylor. Coming from bands ECONOCHRIST, SAMIAM, and GRIMPLE, and moving on to WATCH THEM DIE (Valencia), MEN OF PORN (Taylor), and KALAS (Branton), "The ...

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MINSK Sign To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Chicago/Peoria, IL quartet MINSK. MINSK bassist/vocalist Sanford Parker comments on the signing: "Relapse's long-standing commitment to signing great progressive and creative bands make it a perfect place for us to be, and we're very happy to be a part of [the label]." MINSK's yet-to-be-titled Relapse debut is scheduled ...

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DOWN: Photos From Last Night's Hometown Performance Posted Online

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — made their only North American appearance this year in their hometown at Tipitina's on Saturday, June 24. Although ...

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DOWN: Hometown Show Will Be 'Only North American Appearance' This Year

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — have confirmed that their headlining show in their hometown at Tipitina's on Saturday, June 24 will be their ...

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DOWN: Hometown Show To Be Webcast

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — have scheduled a headlining show in their hometown at Tipitina's on Saturday, June 24. A high-quality webcast of ...

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KYLESA Prepare To Record New Album

Savannah, GA-based sludge rockers KYLESA are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their new album, tentatively due this fall via Prosthetic Records. "It hasn't even been a year since we recorded 'To Walk a Middle Course', but since [drummers] Carl [McGinley] and Jeff [Porter] have joined the band, we've been writing constantly and ...

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BRUTAL TRUTH Reunite For Tribute Album, Possible Live Appearances

Influential extreme metallers BRUTAL TRUTH have reunited to record a song for an upcoming EYEHATEGOD tribute album, with the possibility of some live appearances to follow. BRUTAL TRUTH bassist Danny Lilker (also of NUCLEAR ASSAULT and ANTHRAX fame) has commented on the band's plans in the latest installment of his regular column in the U.K.'s ...

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DOWN Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

DOWN guitarist Pepper Keenan (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY) revealed during the band's appearance at the Rock City in Nottingham, U.K. on Wednesday (May 24) that they have been confirmed for this year's Download festival, set to take place June 9-11 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. Other bands scheduled to perform include METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, THE ...

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DOWN: Stockholm Show Downgraded Due To Poor Ticket Sales

Due to poor ticket sales, DOWN's June 6, 2006 show in Stockholm, Sweden has been moved from the 1500-plus-capacity Arenan to the 600-capacity Klubben. The disappointing response to the gig is believed to be at least partly due to the fact that the Sweden Rock festival is taking place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden, with ...

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DOWN: Tilburg Photos, Video Clips Posted Online

A number of live photos and video clips, taken at DOWN's May 21 concert at 013 in Tilburg, Holland, have been posted online at this location (.RAR file, 21 MB). DOWN is the the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist ...

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