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MASTODON Complete Work On First Video

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have completed work on their first music video — for the track "March of the Fire Ants" off their acclaimed release "Remission". The clip was shot in the band's hometown of Atlanta with director Chad Rullman (NEUROSIS) and is said to be a "surreal narrative" incorporating principal photography, and featuring ...

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ANTHRAX'S SCOTT IAN: 'We're Just Being Ourselves'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently told Chart Attack that unlike some of their peers, they've never felt the need to take themselves too seriously or pretend something they're not. "What we do musically we take seriously, but who we are as people, we don't need to put on a fake front to be perceived as ...

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SLAYER: 'Soundtrack' Box Set To Surface In Late November

SLAYER's long-awaited four-disc box set "The Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" will now surface on November 25, according to a source close to the band. The set will include album tracks, live material and soundtrack contributions. As previously reported, SLAYER have written seven songs for a new album they hope to have out early next year. ...

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SCOTT SERGEANT Rejoins SKINLAB

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel has posted the following message to the band's web site" "Hey hey everyone, some more updates from the LAB!! First off, we would like to announce that our bro Scott Sergeant is back in the band. Yup, that's right after 3yrs away from the music industry, Scott has decided to rejoin ...

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THROCULT Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metallers THROCULT have parted ways with bassist Cassandra "Cassie" Begay and have replaced her with Rudy Hernandez of the SLAYER tribute band DIVINE INTERVENTION. The group, who have yet to find a replacement for departed singer Chris Vigil (guitarist Ivan Alcala is handling the vocal duties in the meantime), will begin filming ...

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SYSTEMATIC: New Demo Songs Posted Online

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC, who feature in their ranks former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, have posted two brand-new tracks in MP3 format via their official web site. The songs available for download are a cover of the DAVID BOWIE classic "Suffragette City" (mp3) as well as a demo version of a ...

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Former ILL NINO Members Join Forces In CORETEZ

Former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez (guitar) and Marc Rizzo (percussion) have joined forces in CORETEZ, a new project that is currently "experimenting and demoing songs" at Hell studios in New Jersey with producer Adam Hornyak. CORETEZ's music is "a mix with the new and the old," according to a post on the group's newly ...

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'MTV2 Headbanger's Ball' CD Track Listing Announced

The complete track listing has been announced for the first-ever "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. The "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album will feature 40 tracks on 2 CDs for the cost of just one. The first disc will feature "unit movers" from the hard rock scene, the big names who've ...

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DEATH ANGEL Added To 'Get Thrashed' Documentary

Reunited San Francisco metallers DEATH ANGEL have been added to the lineup of bands featured in "Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, KITTIE and MESHUGGAH are among the other ...

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Courting Tragedy And Disaster - HIMSA

Is it our imagination, or does every other hardcore band wish to throw off their backpacks and transform into an outfit of screaming heavy metal maniacs? HIMSA from Seattle have past associations with the multi-core Revelation Records, but whatever they sounded like then, they certainly are only a couple of steps away from being full-blooded ...

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Convicted - CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER

As much as we here at BLABBERMOUTH.NET cannot condone gratuitous ass-kissing, Relapse deserve a sloppy smacker on the rump for getting this reissue out fifteen years after the fact. Back when it was slightly taboo for hardcore punk and metal to be jumping into bed together, bands such as D.R.I., CRUMBSUCKERS and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER were ...

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W.A.S.P.: No New Music Until 2004

According to a posting on W.A.S.P.'s official web site, www.waspnation.com, "the highly anticipated new albums by W.A.S.P. will be in stores next year as a two-part series. The first album will be out worldwide in February of 2004 and the second album, part two of the story, will be released in late April/early ...

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SLAYER Guitarist Launches Clothing Line

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has launched his very own clothing line, dubbed KFK Industries. An official web site (www.kfkindustries.com) is currently under construction and will reportedly include SLAYER merchandise as well as details on King's "Guitar Abuse" clinics that he has recently been doing. A source close to SLAYER told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "[Kerry]'s very ...

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SLAYER's LOMBARDO Completes Drum Tracks For New GRIP INC. Album

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo has finished laying down his tracks for the fourth GRIP INC. album, according to a post on his official web site. The follow-up to 1999's "Solidify" is being recorded at Woodhouse Studio in Hagen, Germany and is tentatively due in early 2004 through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe, JVC Records in Japan ...

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Anthems Of Rebellion - ARCH ENEMY

Full marks to these Swedish heavyweights for absorbing a female singer into their ranks to replace former, very male, singer Johan Liiva in 2001. Not expected to stand there in a wedding dress and warble sweetly like a songbird (see just about ever other female-led band in Europe), German Angela Gossow in fact goes for ...

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Wanna Be Part Of SLAYER History?

SLAYER are looking for rare and personal photographs, stories, memorabilia, drawings, etc. that play a big part of SLAYER's past and present. If you are a hardcore SLAYER fan and you think you have something special we want to see it! All submissions shall be subject to the terms and conditions found here, ...

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SLAYER Box Set To Surface In November

SLAYER's long-awaited four-disc box set "The Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" will finally surface on November 11. The set will include album tracks, live material and soundtrack contributions. "We still have to sit down and talk about how to set up the discs," bassist/vocalist Tom Araya told Rolling Stone. "We have soundtrack songs that haven't been ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer To Guest On New OTEP Album

SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison has laid down drum tracks for two songs on the forthcoming OTEP album, tentatively titled "Suicide Trees". Jordison reportedly appears on the cuts with the working titles "Nine" and "Hate". The CD, which is currently being recorded in Los Angeles, will be mixed in October and is tentatively due in the spring ...

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SLAYER Guitarist To Appear On 'The New Tom Green Show'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King will appear on "The New Tom Green Show" tonight, Tuesday, August 26. The show will air tonight on MTV from midnight to 1:00 a.m. In other news, more dates have been announced for the upcoming Jagermeister North American tour, featuring SLAYER, HATEBREED and ARCH ENEMY. Confirmed dates so far are as ...

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SLAYER, HATEBREED, ARCH ENEMY: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the upcoming Jagermeister North American tour, featuring SLAYER, HATEBREED and ARCH ENEMY. According to Ticketmaster and Clear Channel, the two-month-long trek will make the following stops: Oct. 08 - St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium Oct. 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre & Ballroom Oct. 30 - ...

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SLAYER, HATEBREED, ARCH ENEMY: First Dates Announced

The first two dates have been announced for the upcoming Jagermeister North American tour, featuring SLAYER, HATEBREED and ARCH ENEMY. According to Ticketmaster, the two-month-long trek will make the following stops: Oct. 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Nov. 21 - San Diego, CA @ 4th and B More dates will be released during ...

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Thrash Metal Memorabilia Sought By Makers Of Documentary

The makers of the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene are looking for help and contributions from longtime metal fans everywhere. "We are looking for thrash fan memorabilia such as concert flyers, promo posters, old thrash magazine covers (ie: Metal Forces), classic ticket ...

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Ex-BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Members Forming New Band

Ex-BLACK DAHLIA MURDER bassist Dave Lock and vocalist Trevor Strnad are currently seeking a drummer and a second guitarist for a full-time death metal project, with influences ranging from MALEVOLENT CREATION, MONSTROSITY, and HATE ETERNAL to "Divine Intervention"-era SLAYER. The drummer must be able to blast and have tremendous double-bass skills. Lock and Strnad are ...

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