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GODHATE: Album Release 'On Hold'

Swedish death metallers GODHATE (formerly THRONEAEON) have put the release of their self-titled debut "on hold" until they have secured a new record deal. The CD, which was recorded under the band's previous moniker, contains "furious, blasphemous and uncompromising death metal in the vein of SLAYER, DEICIDE and MORBID ANGEL with a touch of the ...

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Mexican Evangelists Pray For 'Evil' MARILYN MANSON

Variety reports that dozens of Bible-wielding Mexican evangelical Christians prayed for the soul of MARILYN MANSON on Thursday (October 16) in a protest against a planned concert by the shock rocker. About 100 people sang hymns and prayed outside local government buildings in the center of the northern city of Monterrey, where MANSON, infamous for ...

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TROUBLE Announce Hometown Gigs

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE will play three concerts in the Chicago area prior to their planned performance in Stockholm, Sweden for the recording of their upcoming live DVD. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 07 - Oasis 160 – Chicago Heights, IL Nov. 14 - Penny Road – Barrington, IL Nov. 15 - Bottom Lounge ...

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SCARVE: New Album To Be Released In Limited-Edition Digipak

France's SCARVE will release their third album, "Irradiant", in a special, limited-edition digipak version, featuring loads of bonus stuff, including the video for "Emulate The Soul". The follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" was recorded at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) and features ...

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GRAVEWORM Side Project SOUL AT ZERO Re-Launch Web Site

SOUL AT ZERO, the side project of GRAVEWORM guitarist Eric Treffel, have re-launched their official web site at this location. The three-piece band, who are rounded out by Maurice (drums) and Manuel (guitar/screaming), have posted two tracks from their 2002 demo, "Nothing To Believe". The songs available for download are "Burn" (mp3) and ...

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IN BATTLE To Record New Album In March

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have resurfaced with a new lineup and material for a new album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Joining original members John Frölén (guitar) and John Odhinn Sandin (vocals) in the new formation are Hasse Karlsson (a.k.a. Diabolical, guitar), Nils Fjällström (a.k.a. Aeon, drums) and Chastaintment ...

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KORY CLARKE: London Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos taken at ex-WARRIOR SOUL singer Kory Clarke's solo gig at The Borderline in London, England on September 27 have been posted online at this location. The London gig was the final date of a week-long U.K. tour in support of Clarke's recently released solo debut, "Opium Hotel" (Livewire/Cargo). Billed ...

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TROUBLE To Film Live DVD At Swedish Gig

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE will be teaming up with CANDLEMASS and FORCE OF EVIL (featuring members of MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND) for a one-off gig in Sweden in late November. The show, the exact date for which has not yet been announced, will be recorded for a future DVD release through Escapi (CANDLEMASS, DISMEMBER, ...

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Former NO RETURN Singer Bounces Back With ZUUL FX

ZUUL FX, the French band featuring former NO RETURN singer Steeve "Zuul" Petit, will be entering Soul Sol studios in Paris in early December to record their first three-track demo. The group's debut album, which is due next summer, will be recorded over a one-month period in March. Pre-production for the as-yet-untitled CD is scheduled ...

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KROKUS Singer Lays Down Vocals On New WARRIOR Album

KROKUS singer Marc Storace has finished laying down vocal tracks on the new WARRIOR album, tentatively due in early 2004. "I'm finally back home from my two-week studio trip to L.A. and three-week tour of Europe with KROKUS and …. all went amazingly well!" Storace writes in an online post. "15 Years Later / Los ...

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MAYHEM: Prepare For An Attack Like No Other!

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have vowed to go make their next studio effort, "Chimera", "much more back to basics and much more brutal" than 2000's "Grand Declaration of War", according to post on the band's web site. The group have also confirmed that they have have re-signed with Season Of Mist Records for the release ...

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DIONYSUS Finishing Up Work On New Album

DIONYSUS, the Swedish/German melodic power metal act featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, are in the final phase of the recording sessions for their new album, tentatively due in February 2004 through AFM Records. The CD, which is being recorded at Studio Kuling in Örebro, ...

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CORNERSTONE: New MP3 Samples Posted Online

Three short soundclips from the forthcoming CORNERSTONE album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", have been posted online in MP3 format at this location. The tracks available for preview are "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", "When the Hammer Falls", and "Welcome to Forever". CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ...

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MAYHEM Re-Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have re-signed with Season Of Mist Records for the release of their new album, "Chimera". The CD will be recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway during November/December and is scheduled for release during March 2004. According to an official press release from the label, the forthcoming CD ...

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M.O.D. Announce East Coast Dates

M.O.D., the band led by former S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano, have announced a host of East Coast dates in support of their recently released album, "The Rebel You Love to Hate". In the two years from the disc's conception until its reality, the band and music have transformed into a new beast, and this is ...

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Former WARRIOR SOUL Singer Announces Special One-Off Concert

Former WARRIOR SOUL frontman Kory Clarke will be doing a special one-off show at The Village Pub in Port Jefferson, New York on November 1. Kory, who will be playing drums and singing lead to a backing track containing the rest of the instruments, will be performing selections from his recently released solo debut, "Opium ...

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DREAM THEATER To Release 'Train Of Thought' In November

DREAM THEATER have set "Train Of Thought" as the title for their new album, tentatively due on November 11 through Elektra Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. As I Am 02. This Dying Soul 03. Endless Sacrifice 04. Honor Thy Father 05. Vacant 06. Stream Of Consciousness 07. In ...

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Review: ARCH ENEMY Rocked, EVERGREY Sucked At Toronto's Club Rockit

Keith Carman of Canada's Chart Attack reviewed the ARCH ENEMY/HATE ETERNAL/EVERGREY/BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour when it came through Toronto on Monday (September 1). "How amusing was it to watch as this packed house was barely able to comprehend the hardcore influence found in BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's metallic sheen? Fucking hilarious, let me tell you. The ...

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SHAKIN' STREET Reissue On The Way

Bad Reputation/Ulftone are set to reissue the 1980 self-titled U.S. debut from the Ross the Boss (MANOWAR, THE DICTATORS) project SHAKIN' STREET later this month. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. No Compromise 02. Solid as a Rock 03. No Time To Lose 04. Soul Dealer 05. Susie Wong 06. ...

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GHOULUNATICS To Record New Album Before The End Of The Year

Montreal-based band GHOULUNATICS, winners of the 2002 MIMI (Montreal International Music Initiative) award in the "Metal Band" category over such acts as KATAKLYSM, GORGUTS, MARTY and NEURAXIS, will enter the studio before the end of the year to record the follow-up to 2002's successful "King of the Undead". "The upcoming album will be just like ...

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CORNERSTONE: New Album Details Revealed

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have completed work on their third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", due on November 3 through Massacre Records. The following is the complete track listing for the album and a short lyrical description for each song, as told by ...

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MONSTROSITY Complete Work On 'Rise To Power'

Long-running Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY have finished mixing their new album, "Rise To Power". The CD was recorded at Audio Hammer studios in Sanford, Florida with engineer Jason Suceof and is set for release on September 23 through Conquest Music Inc. The lineup for the album is Jason Avery (vocals), Tony Norman (guitars), Lee Harrison ...

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