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SENATE Tap MARTYR Drummer For Debut CD

Canadian metallers SENATE have tapped MARTYR drummer Patrice Hamelin to play on their upcoming debut album, tentatively due later in the year. The CD will be recorded in June at Silo Studios in Hamilton, Ontario with producer Julius "Juice" Butty (ALEXISONFIRE, PROTEST THE HERO) and will contain the following nine tracks: 01. War Without End, ...

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VINNIE PAUL Doesn't Rule Out REBEL MEETS REBEL Tour

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul recently spoke to MTV.com about the upcoming debut album from REBEL MEETS REBEL — a collection of a dozen tracks of countrified metal featuring controversial country singer David Allan Coe and the guitar prowess of Paul's late brother, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. "It's something that me and Dime really ...

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HATEBREED To Release 'Supremacy' Via ROADRUNNER

MTV.com is reporting that HATEBREED have been in continuing negotiations with Roadrunner Records and are close to signing a deal with the label. "We ended up doing two records with Universal, and our time at that label was killer," frontman Jamey Jasta explained to MTV.com when asked about the talks. "We sold over ...

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TOOL: New Album Artwork Posted Online

TOOL have revealed the cover artwork for their new album, "10,000 Days", due on May 2 via Volcano. Check it out at Toolband.com. The 77-minute, 11-song prog-metal odyssey, which is said to be "packed with plenty of eight minute-plus twisted riff-a-thons, odd-tempo polyrhythms and the band's trademark, eerie interludes" (according to Kerrang! magazine), ...

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UGLY Tap Producer RICK PARASHAR For Full-Length Debut

UGLY, the Detroit-based band featuring former members of BRIDGE and OUTSPOKEN, have tapped legendary producer Rick Parashar (PEARL JAM, NICKELBACK, ALICE IN CHAINS, ROB ZOMBIE) to produce their debut album, tentatively due this fall via Rust Records. Pre-production will begin in Cleveland on March 20. Parashar and the UGLY boys will begin work on the ...

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TOOL: New Album Track Listing Revealed

TOOL have announced the final track listing of their new album, "10,000 Days", due on May 2 via Volcano. The 77-minute, 11-song prog-metal odyssey, which is said to be "packed with plenty of eight minute-plus twisted riff-a-thons, odd-tempo polyrhythms and the band's trademark, eerie interludes" (according to Kerrang! magazine), is the follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus", ...

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INTO ETERNITY Tap Original Drummer For New Album

Tim Roth of the Regina, Saskatchewan-based progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY has issued the following update on the band's curent and upcoming activities: "The new album is still underway for us. Right now we are looking at 11 songs for the new album. Each song is a bit more compact compared to what we usually have ...

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DISTURBED Tap TODD MCFARLANE To Direct Next Video

According to IGN.com, Spawn comic and movie creator Todd McFarlane revealed at the inaugural New York Comic-Con this past weekend that he has been tapped to direct the next video for DISTURBED. McFarlane, along with longtime Spawn artist Greg Capullo, recently collaborated on the band's "Ten Thousand Fists" album cover, and now the comics guru ...

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AS SWEET Guitarist ANDY SCOTT Comments On Singer's Departure

Former THE SWEET guitarist/vocalist Andy Scott has confirmed the departure of SHY frontman Tony Mills from Scott's current band, dubbed AS SWEET. Commented Andy: "It is with a certain degree of sadness that I can confirm that SWEET are still looking for a singer/bassist. We have just completed a tour of Denmark and it was ...

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GODLESS RISING: Former VITAL REMAINS Members Announce Rhode Island Show

GODLESS RISING, the Rhode Island-based death metal band featuring original VITAL REMAINS members Jeff Gruslin (vocals; 1987-1996, 1999-2000), Paul Flynn (guitar), and Ricky Corbit (drums), will play their first local show on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at KCS Tap/Cat Club in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Also appearing on the bill will be CANDY STRIPER DEATH ORGY. ...

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ZAO Are 'Excited' About Upcoming Tour With IN FLAMES

Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO will be supporting Sweden's IN FLAMES on their upcoming U.S. tour beginning in late January. Also on the tour will be buzz-making heavy music bands TRIVIUM and DEVILDRIVER. Commenting on their addition to the tour, ZAO guitarist Scott Mellinger said, "I listen to IN FLAMES albums 'Clayman' and 'Reroute To Remain' all ...

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MINISTRY Mainman: GEORGE W. BUSH Is A 'Loser'

Jeff Kerby of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen. A few excerpts from the chat follows: KNAC.COM: I've been dying to ask you this since last November — what was running through your mind when you saw the electoral map and state after state kept coming up Bush red? ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Finish Recording New Album, Tap GREG REELY For Mix

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY have completed the recordings for their sixth, as-yet-untitled album for a March 24, 2006 release via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Assembly" was produced by Rico Darum (ZEROMANCER, GOTHMINISTER, APOPTYGMA BERZERK) and will be mixed by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, FEAR FACTORY, SKINNY PUPPY, DELERIUM) in November/December. THEATRE OF TRAGEDY's ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Says SOUNDGARDEN Reunion Will 'Probably Not' Happen

Travis Hay of Seattle Post-Intelligencer recently conducted an in-depth interview with AUDIOSLAVE/ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Has living outside of the country [Cornell resides in Paris, France with his wife and daughter] helped with things coming full circle? Chris Cornell: "Living outside of the country ...

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KATAKLYSM Tap LOWLIFEMEDIA For New Video

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have tapped director Maurice Swinkels from LowlifeMedia (EXODUS, ABORTED, GOREFEST) to film the band's video for the track "Crippled & Broken", from their forthcoming album, "In the Arms of Devastation". The conceptual clip will be shot in Amsterdam, Netherlands in early March, shortly prior to the band's European co-headlining tour as ...

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DEEP PURPLE: 'Live in Concert 72/73' DVD Due This Fall

Eagle Rock Entertainment, the leading independent source for high-quality music audio/visual programming, this fall will release "Deep Purple: Live in Concert 72/73". This historically significant collection of vintage live footage of the classic lineup of one of the greatest heavy metal bands in rock history is now available on DVD. The greater portion of "Live ...

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