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ROSS ROBINSON Inks Label Deal With ARTISTdirect RECORDS

Acclaimed producer Ross Robinson and ARTISTdirect Records have announced the formation of a new imprint, I AM/ARTISTdirect Records. Under this production agreement, Robinson will oversee the imprint's A&R activities, contribute to the development of its talent, as well as produce artists for I AM/ARTISTdirect Records. ARTISTdirect Records staff will handle all marketing, promotion, sales, and ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Axeman Rehearsing For Upcoming Gig, Tour Details To Be Announced Shortly

Former ALICE IN CHAINS axeman Jerry Cantrell started rehearsals on Friday, March 8th for the upcoming SXSW (South By Southwwest) music and media conference show at Stubb's BBQ in Austin, Texas. Jerry's supporting cast on stage next Saturday night. March 16th, will consist of three members from the band COMES WITH THE FALL (guitarist/vocalist William ...

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FEAR FACTORY Split Up!!

FEAR FACTORY have split up following frontman Burton C. Bell's decision to leave the band, a source within the group has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. According to reports, Bell had become increasingly unhappy with FEAR FACTORY's musical direction and no longer felt angry enough to sing in one of the world's most high-profile extreme metal bands. ...

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SLIPKNOT's PAUL GRAY Comments On Forthcoming CD

SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray recently spoke to MTV News about the progress of the songwriting for the group's forthcoming follow-up to last year's Iowa release, which is tentatively due to be released at the end of the year through Roadrunner Records. "We've got a bunch of different riffs together," Gray told MTV. "Some are really ...

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FEAR FACTORY In Pre-Production Stage For Next CD

Los Angeles cyber-metallers FEAR FACTORY have completed writing the music for five songs towards the group's next studio CD, which they hope to record during the summer for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. Among the already-penned compositions is an as-yet-untitled number that will be used in the new Terminator game that is ...

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THE DIRTY AMERICANS Ink Deal With Roadrunner, Prepare Debut CD

THE DIRTY AMERICANS, featuring former WORKHORSE MOVEMENT vocalist Myron, guitarist Jeff, bassist Pete, and new drummer Jeramiah Pilbeam, have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records and are currently writing songs for their debut album, which is due later in the year. Among the tracks that are due to appear on the band's forthcoming CD are ...

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SOULFLY Push Back CD Release Date To July

SOULFLY have pushed back the release of their forthcoming third full-length CD, tentatively entitled Soulfly III: Enterfaith, to an as-yet-undetermined July date through Roadrunner Records. Produced and mixed by mainman Max Cavalera and Otto D'Agnolo at Phoenix's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios, Soulfly III: Enterfaith is said to be a more energetic and “thrashier” offering ...

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FLOODGATE: The Lost Tracks

FLOODGATE/EXHORDER frontman Kyle Thomas recently commented on the existence of an ultra-rare demo recording of FLOODGATE that took place several months following the group's split with Roadrunner Records back in 1997. Containing the tracks "Distorted", "Hold Your Tongue" and "Save the Shark", the tape was, according to Thomas, a much better representation of what FLOODGATE ...

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SOULFLY Announce Album Title, Seek Out Mixer For Third CD

SOULFLY have reportedly set Soulfly III: Enterfaith as the title to their forthcoming third full-length CD, which is tentatively due to be issued on May 20th in Europe and May 21st in the US via Roadrunner Records. The upcoming CD—which will include an appearance by mainman Max Cavalera's stepson Richie on the last track composed ...

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MARILYN MANSON Gets "Evil", Continues Work On New CD

MARILYN MANSON has revealed the titles of the four instrumental pieces that he has composed for inclusion on the forthcoming Resident Evil soundtrack, which is set to be issued through Roadrunner Records on March 12th. They are as follows: 01. Seizure Of Power 02. Cleansing 03. Reunion 04. Resident Evil Main Title Theme According to ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I Miss ALICE IN CHAINS

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has recently indicated that his forthcoming second solo album, entitled Degradation Trip, sounds unlike any other record I have ever done. It's probably one of the heaviest records I have put out including ALICE. Scheduled for an early summer release, Degradation Trip is the follow-up to 1998's Boggy ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Begin Pre-Production For Sophomore CD

DRY KILL LOGIC will enter an upstate New York recording studio tomorrow, February 6th, to demo out nine new tracks for their forthcoming sophomore CD, which is tentatively due to be issued through Roadrunner Records at the end of the year. Among the titles that are set to appear on the forthcoming album are the ...

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COAL CHAMBER Change Album Title Yet Again, Prepare First Single

COAL CHAMBER appear to have once again changed their minds with regards to the title of their forthcoming third full-length CD and have reverted to the original choice of Dark Days for the effort (after subsequent options of Salvation and Dark Salvation were apparently both discarded), which is due in late spring through Roadrunner Records. ...

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SLIPKNOT Cut Hamburg Set Short, Promise "Make-Up" Date

For reasons that are not entirely clear right now, SLIPKNOT played a much shorter set than usual (45 minutes) at The Docks in Hamburg, Germany on Tuesday, January 29th 2002 in front of sold-out crowd that got to witness a historical event, according to the Roadrunner Records UK web site. “The show opened with the ...

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NICKELBACK Sued By Former Management Company

NICKELBACK are being sued by their former management company, Amar Management, for wrongful termination of a contract between the two parties and failure to pay commissions, disbursements, and fees to Amar earned as a result of services rendered. NICKELBACK signed a contract with Amar Management in March of 1996 and continued to be represented by ...

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COAL CHAMBER: Soundtrack Bound!

COAL CHAMBER will be contributing two new songs to The Scorpion King and Resident Evil soundtracks—“Glow” for the former, which will land in stores on March 26th through Republic/Universal Records, and “Something” for the latter, which is due on March 12th through Roadrunner. Both tracks will also appear on the band's long-awaited third full-length CD, ...

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SLIPKNOT To Film London Show For Upcoming DVD

SLIPKNOT's performance at the London Arena on February 16th will be filmed for an upcoming DVD, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in September through the Roadrunner label. Some of the live footage, along with scenes from the Resident Evil movie, will be spliced together to form the video for the track “My Plague”, ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: New Album Lives Up To ALICE IN CHAINS Standards

Former (?) ALICE IN CHAINS axeman Jerry Cantrell's upcoming Degradation Trip effort, due out on May 14th through Roadrunner Records, stands up well alongside Cantrell's previous work with AIC and the 1998 Boggy Depot solo offering, according to the guitarist. "Yeah, we put it up against the ALICE records and Boggy Depot, of course,” Jerry ...

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ANDY "Undie" SNEAP Shoots From The Hip!

It's been quite some time since we last got an official update from former SABBAT guitarist and acclaimed producer Andy Undie Sneap, so in the interest of making up for lost time, we will let this English fool fill us in what he's been up to. And while at it, we'll even let him have ...

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SLIPKNOT's Crahan Speaks Out On Side Projects

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn The Clown Crahan has spoken to Britain's Kerrang! magazine about frontman Corey Taylor's side project, SUPEREGO, which is tentatively due to record its debut CD in April for a late 2002 release through the Roadrunner label. According to Crahan, we've kept our side projects from the world because we don't want anyone ...

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RUMBLEFISH Ink Deal With Roadrunner

Los Angeles-based RUMBLEFISH have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. Consisting of Mike Maine (vocals), Jason DeCosta (guitar/vocals), Dungus (bass/vocals), and Possum (drums), RUMBLEFISH spent the last two years honing their craft and warming up audiences with heavy-weights such as LINKIN PARK, CRAZYTOWN, SOULFLY, MUDVAYNE and the KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, in addition to opening the main ...

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CANTRELL Gets NICKELBACKed!

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell reportedly joined NICKELBACK on stage last night at the latter band's headlining performance in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for a rendition of the AIC classic "It Ain't Like That". The reactions were so positive that it appears Jerry will be making another appearance with the group tonight in Edmonton at ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: To Be Or Not To Be

Contrary to reports published via other online sources, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will not switch to using only his last name as the moniker for his current solo project, which is tentatively due to issue its latest effort, entitled Degradation Trip, through Roadrunner Records on May 14th. Although the above-mentioned idea was reportedly ...

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JERRY CANTRELL's "Degradation" Track Listing Finalized!

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has finalized the track listing for Degradation Trip, the axeman's first solo CD under his deal with Roadrunner Records. Tentatively due to be issued on May 14th, Degradation Trip will include the following songs: 01. Psychotic Break (4:08) 02. Bargain Basement Howard Hughes (5:36) 03. Anger Rising (6:15) 04. ...

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