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HALLOWS EVE Finish Mixing New Album

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE have issued the following update: "We have finished the mix for our fourth album, 'Evil Never Dies'! It goes to the mastering process next week. Tommy [Stewart, bass/vocals] and Chris [Gailfoil, co-producer] will be working with Georgia Music Hall of Famer Rodney Mills on March 23rd. "The album took four ...

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NEVERMORE: Studio Update

According to an online posting by NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane, the singer completed "the main vocals [Friday night, March 11] for a song called 'Final Product'. All the drums and rhythm guitars are done, just doing vocals, bass, and acoustic guitars at the moment." NEVERMORE are currently at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. recording their ...

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Producer ANDY SNEAP Offers NEVERMORE Recording Update

British producer extraordinaire Andy "Undie" Sneap has posted the following message on his official web site: "So we're a good few days into [the recording of the new NEVERMORE album]. We have seven full rhythms done (drums and guitar), titles include 'Jeff 1', 'Jeff 2' and 'Steve 3'....I feel Dane [Warrel, vocals] needs to get ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Discusses 'Breakdown' On Plane

ContactMusic.com is reporting that METALLICA's Lars Ulrich pulled out of a major British rock festival last year after suffering a mental collapse in a plane on the way to the event. Two drummers — SLAYER's Dave Lombardo and SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison — filled in for Ulrich when he was unable to appear at the Download ...

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HALLOWS EVE Announce Atlanta Show

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE will be taking a break from recording their new album to play at Swayze's in the Marietta, Georgia on February 5. Also appearing on the bill will be HEROD, INTO THE MOAT, GROUND XERO, WITHERED, APOCALYPTIC VISIONS and ECLIPTIS. As previously reported, HALLOWS EVE have set "Evil Never Dies" as ...

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NEVERMORE To Record New Album In February

The Seattle-based quintet NEVERMORE are currently wrapping up the songwriting process for their highly anticipated new album, set for a summer release. In February, the group will head to Backstage Studios in England to begin recording with legendary producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, OPETH). This will mark the group's first recording with guitarist ...

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NEVERMORE: 'Enemies Of Reality' Remix Completed

Producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB, MASTERPLAN) has finished remixing NEVERMORE's "Enemies of Reality" album for re-release via the Century Media label in the spring. Commented Sneap: "I finished the remixes [Saturday] night [Jan. 15] bar a couple of vocals that got lost somewhere between Seattle and the U.K. (only a whisper and ...

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HALLOWS EVE Begin Work On New Album

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE have set "Evil Never Dies" as the title of their upcoming fourth full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. The CD is being recorded at Van Gogh Studios in Atlanta, where the band recently completed a two-track single, entiled "Evil Offerings". Engineering duties are being handled by Chris Gailfoil. The ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD: Demo Recordings Available For Download

CRESCENT SHIELD, the new "high-energy power/traditional metal" band featuring the talents of vocalist Michael Grant (ONWARD), guitarist Dan Delucie (DESTINY'S END), drummer Craig Anderson (ENGINE), and bassist Melanie Sisneros (SINERGY, THE IRON MAIDENS, NEW EDEN), have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The songs "Last Of My Kind", "Await The Champion" and ...

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Atlanta's HALLOWS EVE Announce Hometown Show

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE will be be playing a Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 30 at The International Artists Guild (I.A.G.), located at 845 Memorial Drive in Atlanta. HALLOWS EVE recently completed work on a new single, "Evil Offerings", at Van Gogh Studios in Atlanta with engineer Chris Gailfoil. The single, the group's first ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Play Free Rooftop Show In Hollywood

VELVET REVOLVER are planning a free rooftop show on the West Hollywood Sunset Strip around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12. The exact location of the show is expected to be announced early next week. In other news, VELVET REVOLVER want their fans to vote for the group's next single. You can now pick any ...

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Reunited Thrashers HALLOWS EVE To Release New Single

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE will be issuing a new single, "Evil Offerings", later this month. The single, the group's first official release in 16 years, features founding members Tommy Stewart on bass and vocals, and Skullator on guitar and lead vocals, along with Brandon Ottinger on guitar and Dane Jensen on drums. "Evil Offerings" ...

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NONPOINT: 'Recoil' Player Available Online

A NONPOINT player, featuring audio previews of three tracks from the group's upcoming album, "Recoil", including their take on PHIL COLLINS classic "In The Air Tonight", can be accessed at this location. NONPOINT's long-awaited third album, "Recoil", is scheduled for release on August 3 through Lava/Atlantic Records. The CD was recorded at Bieler ...

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NONPOINT Single 'The Truth' Wins #1 Most Added Honors

Florida's NONPOINT have landed the #1 most added single at rock radio with the politically charged tune "The Truth". "The Truth" can now be heard in nearly every market in the Top 20, including heavy hitters WZZN (Chicago), WAAF (Boston), WRIF (Detroit), KUPD (Phoenix), KXXR (Minneapolis). "The Truth" comes off the band's long-awaited third album, ...

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Veteran Rock Drummer CARL PALMER Jams With MOTÖRHEAD Offspring

Tryst Williams of The Western Mail is reporting that veteran rock drummer Carl Palmer (ELP) treated students at a school in South Wales to a percussion lecture and workshop during a recent visit. Teacher Richard Thomas, who helped arrange the visit to Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School, Beddau, near Pontypridd, said, "The day was superb, Carl ...

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It's Official: NEVERMORE Re-Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

As exclusively predicted here on February 27, the Seattle-based band NEVERMORE have officially re-signed with Century Media Records worldwide and are now preparing for a slew of activity in support of "Enemies of Reality", their latest effort. The dynamic quartet will embark on a headlining U.S. tour this summer with support acts to ...

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Sources: NEVERMORE To Re-Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

NEVERMORE are on the verge of signing a new deal with Century Media Records, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Despite the band's much-publicized troubles with the label, NEVERMORE are believed to have negotiated a new contract with Century Media that will provide them with the kind of financial backing they felt was missing ...

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NEVERMORE Sign New Record Deal, Prepare To Film Video

NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane has posted the following message on the band's official message board: "We're doing a video for 'I, Voyager' within the next month, we just signed a new record deal, [and] we're working on a headline U.S. tour at the moment and we're writing a bunch of new tunes." With regards to ...

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NEVERMORE To Be Joined by TESTAMENT Guitarist For European Tour

Steve Smyth (TESTAMENT, DRAGONLORD) will be handling second-guitar duties on NEVERMORE's "Enemies Of Reality" European Tour 2003 with special guests ARCH ENEMY. Says Steve: "I am very excited and would to thank Jeff, Warrel, Van and Jim for inviting me, and I would also like to thank Chuck and Eric of TESTAMENT for all their ...

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NEVERMORE Frontman Talks About Being 'Screwed' By His Record Label

NEVERMORE singer Warrel Dane spoke to Electric Basement about the band's decision to work with former QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Kelly Gray on their latest CD, "Enemies Of Reality", instead of once again utilizing the services of Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, STUCK MOJO), who had done such an amazing job on 2000's "Dead Heart ...

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Enemies Of Reality - NEVERMORE

Both hail from the state that gave us the space needle, an exceptionally high suicide rate and the origins of a threadbare pullover-sporting, poodle rocker-scorning musical movement (grunge) — but Seattle citizens NEVERMORE and QUEENSRŸCHE would not have been mentioned in the same breath a few years back. At a time when Geoff Tate's latter ...

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NEVERMORE: Expect The Unexpected

NEVERMORE singer Warrel Dane recently spoke to Australia's Beat magazine about the group's brand-new album, "Enemies Of Reality". "What I was trying to do with this record was to avoid the concept," he said. "We've done one concept album, and that was 'Dreaming Neon Black'. I have always felt that if we tried to do ...

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CANDLEMASS' LEIF EDLING: Doom Hard With A Six-Pack

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling (bass) has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "DOOM HARD FESTIVAL "After the usual stop (and the usual first Heineken) at Schiphol, the band took off to the Rock Hard Festival somewhere in Germany. Great site in an outside amphitheatre with a river just behind the stage. ...

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ANDREW W.K.: Reaching The Heights Of Euphoria

Contrary to previously published reports, ANDREW W.K.'s forthcoming album is being produced by Mario Dane and Frank Vierti and at the moment has no confirmed title. Between 10 and 25 songs are being recorded for the new CD, which is tentatively set to surface in August/September through Island DefJam Records. Says Andrew, "The whole point ...

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NEVERMORE: Nearly Done Recording

NEVERMORE are nearly done tracking their new CD, "Enemies Of Reality", at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN). According to drummer Van Williams, "drums, bass, guitars are finished except Warrel [Dane] has to finish up vocals. So far It's turning out great, I don't think it will disappoint!" ...

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NEVERMORE Set Release Date For 'Enemies Of Reality'

NEVERMORE have set a tentative June 17 release date through Century Media Records for their new album, "Enemies Of Reality". The group are currently recording the effort at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) and expect to be done tracking sometime next month. "['Enemies Of Reality'] is well ...

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HALFORD Guitarist Launches Side Project, Seeks Vocalist

HALFORD guitarist Mike Chlasciak is currently assembling a side project called PAIN MUSEUM, which "will record and tour coinciding with my HALFORD schedule," according to the axeman. "I'm looking for an unbelievable METAL vocalist (male or female) — a cross between Angela from ARCH ENEMY and Warrel from NEVERMORE. The remaining musician slots are currently ...

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