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DROWNING POOL Turned Away At Canadian Border

In what appears to be an alarming trend, DROWNING POOL are the latest act to have been turned away at the Canadian border, forcing the group to cancel shows. The Texas band were due to kick off a short run of dates with DAMAGEPLAN north of the border beginning on Tuesday (May 11), but were ...

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JESTER'S FUNERAL: Upcoming Album to Be Released Through New Label

Despite published reports to the contrary, the forthcoming fourth album from German metallers JESTER'S FUNERAL will NOT surface through TTS Media Music. "We will present a new label in 2005," the band write on their web site. As previously reported, JESTER'S FUNERAL are collaborating with Jan D. Kucharzewski and American author/screenwriter John Shirley on the ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Pull Out Of Oklahoma City Show, Cite 'Family Emergency'

DAMAGEPLAN have been forced to pull out of their scheduled appearance at Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City Wednesday night (April 28) "due to a family emergency of one of the band members," according to an Elektra Records publicist. DAMAGEPLAN are currrently on the road as part of the "Headbanger's Ball Tour", also featuring HATEBREED, ...

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KAIZEN Prepare To Record New Album

French metalcore act KAIZEN will enter the studio in July to begin recording their second full-length album, tentatively due before the end of the year through XIIIbis Records/BMG. The band's debut offering, 2003's "Clear the Path", was produced by Alexis Phelipot (NO RETURN, DROWNING, MISANTHROPE). A full-length MP3 of the track "Inner Force Control", taken ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Schedule Memphis In-Store Appearance

DAMAGEPLAN will be making an in-store appearance at Spinstreet in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. The entire "Headbanger's Ball" tour crew will be there, including HATEBREED, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH. The event is being sponsored by the alternative rock station 93X WMFS. Location: Spinstreet Poplar Plaza 3484 Poplar Ave. Space D-2 ...

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DROWNING POOL: Entire New Album Streamed Online

AOL Music is streaming the new DROWNING POOL album, "Desensitized", at this location. "Desensitized", released this past Tuesday (April 20) through Wind-Up Records, was produced by Johnny K (DISTURBED, SOIL, FINGER ELEVEN) and marks the group's first release with frontman Jason "Gong" Jones, who joined the band last summer following the tragic death ...

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HATEBREED To Play Summer Dates With SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST

HATEBREED have announced that they will be playing a bunch of dates with SLAYER and JUDAS PRIEST on "off" days during this year's Ozzfest tour. Club dates with DEVILDRIVER are also a possibility. HATEBREED are in the middle of the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" with DAMAGEPLAN, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH. The group's next live appearance will ...

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VOLBEAT Sign With NEW AEON MEDIA, Prepare To Record Debut Album

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have inked a one-album deal with New Aeon Media, a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media. The group will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark on June 17 with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) to begin recording their as-yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. VOLBEAT's last release was a six-song promotional CD/demo, ...

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MISERY INDEX: Drummer KEVIN TALLEY To Complete Upcoming Tours

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), have announced that they will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for all of their upcoming touring activities. Commented the group on their web site: "Hey people! ...

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THE HAUNTED: Vocals Almost Done, New Songtitles Revealed

THE HAUNTED bassist Jonas Björler has posted the following studio report on the band's official web site: "[Singer Peter] Dolving is almost done with the vocals for the album. He has screamed his way through 12 songs already this past week, and now there are only 3 songs to go. We'll go through the material ...

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MISERY INDEX: Former Drummer To Fill In For Live Performances

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for their upcoming appearances in Albany (April 3) and Brooklyn (April 4). "However, we are still looking for a suitable ...

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JESTER'S FUNERAL Begin Work On New Material

German metallers JESTER'S FUNERAL are currently in pre-production for their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through TTS Media Music. "All lyrics of the songs are written by Jan D. Kucharzewski (known from 'City of Glass' from our last album) and John Shirley, based on Shirley's short stories," the band write on their web ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: 'Save Me' Video To Premiere On MTV2

DAMAGEPLAN's video for "Save Me" will receive its world premiere on March 27 as part of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball Tour" special. The clip was shot in early March with director Christoffer "Salzy" Salzgeber (SOULFLY, HALFORD, SNOT) and is described by DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman as "killer." DAMAGEPLAN, who made their live debut in Japan late ...

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UNEARTH Name New Album

Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH have set "The Oncoming Storm" as the title of their new album, due on June 29 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Stings Of Conscience" is being produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE fame. UNEARTH will embark on the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" with HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN and DROWNING POOL ...

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TOMMY LEE DJs, Parties In Miami

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was a guest DJ at Wet Grooves 2004 at the Shelborne Hotel pool in South Beach, Miami on Monday (March 8). Check out pictures from LFI. Lee and rumored fling, supermodel Naomi Campbell, were also on hand for 2004 Miami Winter Music Conference - Debi Nova at ...

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DEATH & TAXES To Enter Studio Later This Month

DEATH & TAXES, the Los Angeles-based hard rock quartet featuring former members of HOLY SOLDIER and XYZ, will be in the studio starting in late March through early April finishing up their debut CD, titled "Waste of a Perfectly Good CD". Additional recording and the mixdown will take place at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'Step Up' Video Posted Online

DROWNING POOL's video for their new single, "Step Up", has been posted online at this location. "Step Up" comes off the group's upcoming sophomore album, "Desensitized", due on April 20 through Wind-Up Records. The track will also be will be featured on the upcoming "Punisher: The Album" soundtrack, due on March 23 through ...

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