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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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CEREMONY: Ex-MORBID ANGEL, EMPEROR Members Collaborate On New Music

CEREMONY, the reformed death metal group that currently features in its ranks ex-MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, DISASTRONAUT guitarist Greg Reed, and former EMPEROR drummer Trym, are currently working on material for a demo, which they will use to procure a record deal for the group. Former NEVERMORE and current CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O'Brien, ...

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MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE Men Reunite In CEREMONY

Reunited death metallers CEREMONY, who feature in their ranks former MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, CANNIBAL CORPSE/ex-NEVERMORE guitarist Pat O'Brien and DISASTRONAUT guitarist Greg Reed, have reportedly recruited former EMPEROR drummer Trym to play on the group's forthcoming CD for an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Drummer Resurfaces In THE SERVANTS

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, are mixing their debut full-length CD, entitled Mostly Monsters, for a late spring/early summer release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Described as “full of real rock'n'roll with sexy grooves, pounding drums, and infectious melody,” Mostly Monsters is tentatively scheduled to contain the following ...

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DEATH ANGEL, SWARM To Make Pre-DYNAMO Appearance

Legendary San Francisco metallers DEATH ANGEL will perform at an as-yet-undetermined location the night before their appearance at Dynamo Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 14th at sports park Boshoven in the town of Weert, situated 20 km south of Eindhoven, Holland. Also appearing on the bill at this ...

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SOULFLY Complete Mixing New CD

SOULFLY have completed the mixing process for their third full-length effort, entitled III, at Record Plant studios in Los Angeles with Terry Date (i.e. PANTERA, DEFTONES) at the helm. The track listing for the album is shaping up as follows: 01. Downstroy 02. Seek 'n' Strike 03. Enterfaith 04. One (feat. ILL NINO's Cristian Machado) ...

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GENITORTURERS Announce European Tour

GENITORTURERS, featuring former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Evil D Vincent on bass, will embark on a two-week European tour with DKAY.COM and LAST RITES during May. As part of the trek, the Florida-based act, who will be touring in support of their new CD release Flesh is the Law, will be making an appearance at ...

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DIM MAK Ink European Licensing Deal With Mighty Music

New Jersey's DIM MAK, featuring former RIPPING CORPSE members Scott Ruth (vocals), Shaune Kelley (guitars), and Brandon Thomas (drums), have signed a European licensing deal with Denmark's Mighty Music. The European version of the band's upcoming album, entitled Intercepting Fist, will be released with one bonus track and completely different front cover and layout to ...

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SATYRICON Studio Report #2

SATYRICON mainman Satyr has posted the following studio report from the ongoing mixing sessions at a Danish studio with producer Jeff "Critter" Newell (i.e. MINISTRY, GUNS N' ROSES, FILTER, etc.) for the group's forthcoming album, which is due to be released in August/September through Capitol Records (Scandinavia): “We're almost done, two songs left to go ...

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MOLLO/MARTIN Set Release Date For "The Cage 2"

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin's collaboration with Italian guitarist Dario Mollo, which goes by the name, will release their sophomore effort, entitled The Cage 2, in Europe and Japan on May 22nd. No US release date has been scheduled as yet. The final track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Terra Toria ...

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DORO PESCH To Issue "Fight" In September

DORO (aka ex-WARLOCK frontwoman Doro Pesch) is tentatively scheduled to issue her latest studio album, entitled Fight, through SPV/Steamhammer Records during August. Containing 12 tracks, the album will include such cuts as "Always Live To Win", "Fight" and "Descent", the last of which is a duet with TYPE O NEGATIVE's Peter Steele. Also included will ...

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HATE ETERNAL Withdraw From Festival Appearances

HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, have been forced to withdraw from their scheduled appearances at the Metal Meltdown IV and New England Metal and Hardcore festivals “due to priority of new album production timing and a family emergency”, according to an official statement from the group. ...

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A Night At VINNIE PAUL's: By COMES WITH THE FALL's WILLIAM DUVALL

Here is a rather amusing account from JERRY CANTRELL/COMES WITH THE FALL guitarist William Duvall about the CANTRELL band's recent trip to Dallas, Texas for the birthday celebration thrown by PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul: “After the first day's rehearsal [for JERRY CANTRELL's performance at the South By Southwest music and media conference in Austin, Texas], ...

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Brazilian THRASH OF THE TITANS Cancelled!

The Brazilian edition of the Thrash Of The Titans festival, which was set to take place on April 20th at Estacionamento do Anhembi in São Paulo, has been cancelled and is unlikely to be rescheduled, according to several informed sources. Although no official announcement has yet been made, it appears that poor organization is largely ...

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SADISTIC INTENT To Issue POSSESSED Cover On Upcoming Picture Disc

California's SADISTIC INTENT have decided to release a cover of POSSESSED's "The Exorcist", featuring lead vocals by former POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra, via a limited-edition picture disc 7" EP, which will also include a re-recorded version of the 1988 SADISTIC INTENT song entitled "Morbid Faith". "The Exorcist/Morbid Faith" 7" EP will be issued by the ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Speaks Out On Fate Of Band's Unreleased 1992 Demos

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on the possibility of the group's unreleased 1992 demos—recorded during the pre-production sessions for the aborted Under Apollyon's Sun CD—ever being issued on CD and made available to the record-buying public. According to Fischer, “the first 1992 demo was canned by the band, rather immediately after the ...

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SWARM Announce March Live Appearances

San Francisco Bay Area's SWARM, featuring former DEATH ANGEL members Andy Galeon (drums), Rob Cavestany (guitar), and Mark Osegueda (vocals), have lined up the following shows during the next couple of weeks: Mar. 15 - Cactus Club - San Jose, CA (w/SPIKE 1000) Mar. 16 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA (w/SPIKE 1000) Mar. 22 ...

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HIRAX Confirmed For Abrasive Rock Fest

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX, now featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have been confirmed for the Abrasive Rock Fest, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 3rd at the Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington. Other artists set to appear at the event include THE SABIANS (ex-SLEEP), and BRICK BATH. ...

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DANZIG Set Release Date, Finalize Track Listing

DANZIG have set May 21st as the US release date for their brand new effort, entitled Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I. Due out through Spitfire Records, the album's final track listing is as follows: 01. Unendlich 02. Black Mass 03. Wicked Pussycat 04. God of Light 05. Liberskull 06. Dead Inside 07. Kiss The Skull ...

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HATE ETERNAL Set Album Title, Prepare Festival Appearances

HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and MORBID ANGEL fill-in bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, have set King of All Kings as the title for their sophomore full-length effort, which is currently being recorded at Dimensional Sound Studio in Tampa, Florida for a late spring/early summer release through Earache Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to ...

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