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CHILDREN OF BODOM Get Ripped Off!

CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Alexi Laiho had two of his Jackson Custom Shop guitars stolen on Saturday, September 28th after the group's 35-minute "showcase" gig at Nosturi in Helsinki, where the band performed as part of the Spinefeast festival. "You idiot who stole Alexi's guitars from Nosturi after the party, we recommend you return them ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Single Certified Gold!

CHILDREN OF BODOM's latest single, "You're Better Off Dead", has been certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 5,000 copies. Also included on the CD is the group's cover of THE RAMONES classic "Somebody Put Something In My Drink". As previously reported, CHILDREN OF BODOM will shortly enter Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland ...

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MACABRE Want Your Children

On Wednesday, September 18th, MACABRE will be conducting a photo shoot for their debut recordings release of their acoustic campfire songs and are looking for children to sit around the campfire with Corporate Death (lead guitar/lead vocals) and Nefarious (bass/backing vocals). The campground is in Romeoville, Illinois and the shoot will take place one hour ...

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BLUE OYSTER CULT Record Show For Live CD/DVD

BLUE OYSTER CULT recorded the June 21st show at Navy Pier's Skyline Stage for an upcoming live CD and DVD, entitled Long Day's Night. Among the cuts recorded for possible inclusion on the CD/DVD are the following: 01. Stairway to the Stars 02. Burnin' for You 03. OD'd on Life Itself 04. E.T.I. 05. Dance ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Sign New Record Deal

After six months of negotiations, Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have officially inked a new deal with Spinefarm/Universal Records. The group's new single, "You're Better Off Dead", is currently set for a September 16th release. Also included on the CD will be the group's cover of THE RAMONES classic "Somebody Put Something In My Drink". As ...

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CADACROSS Hard At Work On "The Northern Crown"

Finland's CADACROSS have finished recording their second full-length album, entitled The Northern Crown, at Watercastle studios in Jyväskylä for a late 2002 release through Low Frequency Records. Due to be mixed during July, The Northern Crown will contain the following track listing: 01. The Northern Crown 02. Among The Stars 03. Kings of Grim 04. ...

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BRAZEN MUSIC To Launch US Operations With GRIM FORCE Debut

Brazen Music, a brand new Los Angeles-based metal label, has inked a deal with Japanese death/thrash combo GRIM FORCE and will be issuing the group's debut CD, entitled Circulation to Conclusion, on October 1st. Brazen Music president/owner Tommy Kealty says: "We want to release the finest quality metal artists from all over the world. With ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman To Host "The New Sideshow"

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach will be hosting the TV special The New Sideshow on TLC (The Learning Channel). According to Bach, "you will be SHOCKED & AMAZED at the STUNNING & INCREDIBLE acts of such schock-meisters as the Brothers Grim Sideshow, Carnival Diablo, Lucifire, Jim Rose, & lots more!" The New Sideshow airs ...

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MACABRE Prepare New CD, Remix Rare Classic

MACABRE are in pre-production for their forthcoming studio album, entitled Murder Metal, which will reportedly be “a collection of compositions about very bad people from around the world,” according to a newsletter distributed by the group. “A new song about Fritz Haarman Thee Butcher will be included and will even be sung in German.” In ...

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LIONSHEART Live Album Sees Light Of Day

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic rock outfit that sold nearly 350,000 copies in Japan with their first two albums, has issued a live CD, entitled Rising Sons — Live In Tokyo 1993, through Zoom Club Records. Featuring the powerhouse vocals of former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT frontman Steve Grimmett, this live recording from the Sun Plaza ...

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Archive News Oct 26, 2001

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Sven Vormann, a move that was first reported here back on October 22nd. A replacement skinsman has already been found, but his identity has yet to be revealed. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days.


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Archive News Jul 24, 2001

SEPULTURA have issued an official statement regarding the article that appeared in this week's issue of the Brazilian magazine Veja, in which the story's author, Sergio Martins, all but dismissed the group as a band on its 'last legs' following SEPULTURA's recent split with longtime label Roadrunner Records (as reported here yesterday). Here ...

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Archive News Jul 16, 2001 - update 1

A low-quality MP3 file of the track “Thorns On My Grave” from EMPEROR's Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise CD is now available for download via the Candlelight Records web site at this location. You can also check out the cover artwork for the album, which is due on October 8th, here.


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Archive News Jun 26, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has posted a brief note on the official web site of his ECHOBRAIN project announcing the plans for his Chophouse Records label, which is scheduled to release the debut album from the above-mentioned act later in the year. The expanded note can be viewed in its entirety via Encyclopedia ...

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Archive News May 12, 2001

BIOHAZARD have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming Uncivilization opus, which has reportedly been pushed back to a September release through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe and Sanctuary Records in the US. Songs set to appear on the album are:

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01. Sellout

02. Population Control

03. Wide Awake

04. Getaway

05. Unified

06. Gone

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Archive News Mar 02, 2001 - update 2

V.O.D. (VISION OF DISORDER) will release their new studio album, From Bliss To Devastation, through TVT Records on June 26th. All the tracking&nbsp for the album was recently completed at Machine Shop Studios (home of producer 'Machine') in Hoboken, New Jersey.


EMPEROR have announced the title of their forthcoming studio album: PROMETHEUS - ...

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