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FEAR FACTORY To Sign New Record Deal, Album Due In Early 2004

The reformed FEAR FACTORY — now consisting of Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar/bass), Raymond Herrera (drums), and Burton C. Bell (vocals) — are strongly rumored to be on the verge of signing a new record deal with the Los Angeles-based D3 Entertainment (INSANE CLOWN POSSE, OL' DIRTY BASTARD, and MACK 10 offshoot group DA HOOD), BLABBERMOUTH.NET ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Opening Acts, Acoustic Tour Dates

SEVENDUST have tapped ELEMENT EIGHTY and PRESENCE to support them on their upcoming headlining tour, tentatively set to kick off on August 14 in New Orleans, Lousiana. In addition, the band have announced several acoustic dates in September. The group's touring itinerary now looks as follows: w/ ELEMENT EIGHTY, PRESENCE: Aug. 14 - New Orleans, ...

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SEVENDUST Scrap 'Seasons' As Album Title

SEVENDUST have reportedly scrapped "Seasons" as the title for their fourth full-length studio album, tentatively due in October through TVT Records. A new title for the CD has yet to be announced. As previously reported, SEVENDUST have recorded 17 tracks during the sessions for the upcoming album at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch ...

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DEVILDRIVER: Swinging The Dead

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, are tentatively set to release their much-anticipated debut album, "Straight To Hell", in October through Roadrunner Records. "Now that the DEVILDRIVER album is complete, we will be receiving mixes from numerous individuals to determine who will be mixing the album," ...

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MACHINE HEAD Finish Recording New Album, Prepare To Mix

MACHINE HEAD have finished recording their fifth studio album, entitled "Through The Ashes Of Empires", at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California and are currently preparing to begin mixing the effort for an October 13 European release through Roadrunner Records. "Yesterday [July 21] was our last official day in the studio, and everything went fucking excellent," ...

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ILL NINO Finalize Track Listing For 'Confession'

ILL NINO have finalized the track listing for their sophomore effort, "Confession", due on September 30 through Roadrunner Records. "Confession" was produced by Bob Marlette and ILL NINO drummer Dave Chavarri and was mixed by Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, LOSTPROPHETS, SNAPCASE). The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Te ...

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NICKELBACK To Issue 'The Long Road' In September

NICKELBACK have set "The Long Road" as the title for their third full-length album, due on September 23 through Roadrunner Records. "The Long Road" was recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was produced by frontman Chad Kroeger. It was recorded using a vintage mixing board from Little Mountain Sound that veteran producer Bob Rock used ...

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CARNIVORE, ANNIHILATOR, OBITUARY, EXHORDER Albums To Be Reissued

On September 9, Roadrunner Records will be issuing a series of "2 From The Vault" releases, featuring two classic CDs — many deleted — packaged and priced as one. The albums planned for re-release are as follows: ANNIHILATOR – "Alice In Hell" & "Neverland" CARNIVORE - "Carnivore" & "Retaliation" EXHORDER - "Slaughter In The Vatican" ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Headlining Tour

SEVENDUST have announced the details of their upcoming headlining tour in August. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 19 - Nashville, TN @ Havana Lounge (NAMM show) Aug. 14 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Aug. 15 - Chattanooga, TN @ Cricket Pavillion Aug. 16 - Jackson, MS @ Crazy Eight's ...

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DEVILDRIVER Going 'Straight To Hell'

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set "Straight To Hell" as the title for their much-anticipated debut album, due this fall through Roadrunner Records. The band, whose sound is being described as "much heavier" than that of COAL CHAMBER and featuring "more technical" musicianship than ...

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SPINESHANK To Tour With POWERMAN 5000, ADEMA

SPINESHANK will be hitting the road this summer on ADEMA and POWERMAN 5000's co-headline tour. SPINESHANK will perform second out of the four bands on the bill. The tour kicks off on July 20 in Fargo, ND and ends on the West Coast on August 26. Dates and venues are being confirmed as we speak. ...

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DEVILDRIVER's FAFARA Completes Vocal Tracks For Debut CD

DEVILDRIVER vocalist Dez Fafara (COAL CHAMBER) has issued the following update via the Roadrunner Records web site: "Today is Tuesday, July 8th...as of today, I am officially done singing songs [for the DEVILDRIVER debut CD]. There are 12 tracks for the album, along with an extra track entitled 'Digging Up The Corpses'. The extra track ...

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SEPULTURA's GREEN Explains ROADRUNNER Departure

Australia's Beat magazine spoke with Derrick Green of SEPULTURA about their new album, "Roorback", the group's first since leaving Roadrunner Records to move to SPV/Steamhammer. "The contract with Roadrunner was pretty much up," Green said. "We had an option to do one more album, and we decided that we didn't want to stay there any ...

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SEVENDUST Name New Album

SEVENDUST have set "Seasons" as the title for their fourth full-length studio album, tentatively due in October through TVT Records. The band have recorded 16 tracks during the sessions for the upcoming CD at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71). Around 12-13 songs will end up on the final CD, which ...

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BRUJERIA To Play Live In August

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, have announced plans to play a live show on August 28 at an as-yet-undisclosed club in the Los Angeles area. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, BRUJERIA — who are no longer signed to Roadrunner Records — are ...

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NICKELBACK to Film New Video In Vancouver

NICKELBACK will film the video for "Someday", the first single from the band's as-yet-untitled fourth album, July 8 and 9 in Vancouver, British Columbia, with director Nigel Dick (BRITNEY SPEARS, GUNS N' ROSES). The follow-up to the four-times platinum "Silver Side Up" is due September 23 through Roadrunner Records. ...

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Producer ANDY SNEAP Offers Update On Latest Projects

Acclaimed British metal producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) has posted the following update to his official forum: "Finished tracking new EXODUS album Tuesday night [June 24] 1am, flew home [to England] Wednesday which means I'm pretty useless until Monday [June 30], so having a few rare days off, then begin mixing ...

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BRUJERIA To Release 'Greatest Hits' Album

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, are working on a "greatest hits" album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The band, who are no longer signed to Roadrunner Records, have yet to announce a new record deal. Look for BRUJERIA to play a Los Angeles-area live ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Appear On THE CURE Tribute CD?

MACHINE HEAD have been approached by THE CURE singer Robert Smith about contributing to an upcoming THE CURE tribute CD, MH frontman Robert Flynn has revealed in a posting to the band's official forum. No further information is available at this time. MACHINE HEAD are currently recording their fifth studio album, entitled "Through The Ashes ...

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DEATHRIDE Change Name To DEVILDRIVER

Santa Barbara, California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have officially changed their name to DEVILDRIVER. The band, whose sound is being described as "much heavier than [that of] COAL CHAMBER" and featuring "more technical" musicianship than that found in Fafara's main band, are currently finishing up work on their debut ...

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