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MESHUGGAH Guitarist Speaks Out On OZZFEST 2002 Experience

MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström recently spoke to MTV.com about the experience of playing the second stage at this year's Ozzfest and the unusual amount of support the band have received from other artists and musicians—a list that includes TOOL, SLAYER and SYSTEM OF A DOWN, among others. "I heard that Jack Osbourne really wanted us ...

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DOWN: More OZZFEST "Off" Dates Announced

DOWN have announced a couple of additions to their upcoming Ozzfest "off" dates itinerary. Confirmed non-Ozzfest appearances are as follows: Jul. 09 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall Jul. 14 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Jul. 21 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach* Jul. 27 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun ...

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SATARIEL Acquire New Management, Commence Work On Next CD

Sweden's SATARIEL have secured new management in the shape of Metal Fortress and are currently writing material for their third album, tentatively titled Hydra. As they did on last year's Phobos & Deimos, SATARIEL will be utilizing the services of producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. STUCK MOJO, MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, ...

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MESHUGGAH Complete Work On "Nothing", August Release Expected

MESHUGGAH have completed work on their long-awaited new CD, entitled Nothing, for an August release through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first disc of new material since 1998's Chaosphere was produced by the band at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden, and at their home studio just outside Stockholm. According to MESHUGGAH's webmaster, "the track known ...

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GOD FORBID Pull Off Midwest Tour, Plot Next CD

The following is an update from GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle: "GOD FORBID unfortunately had to pull out of its mini-Midwest tour with SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE to concentrate on writing the follow-up to our debut, Determination. GOD FORBID apologizes to anyone who was looking forward to seeing us on this tour, and will ...

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IN FLAMES: Full Album Details Revealed

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set Reroute To Remain as the title of their forthcoming studio CD, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO, MESHUGGAH). Due to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on September 2nd in Europe and September 3rd in the ...

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Former DARKANE Frontman Resurfaces In SEETHINGS

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band of former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have made available for download four songs from their recently-completed full-length album via this location. The tracks featured are as follows: 01. Ascending 02. Slow Healer 04. Navian 04. Illuminate Me SEETHINGS' as-yet-unreleased debut was recorded at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden ...

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IN FLAMES Set Release Date For New CD, Experience "Star Wars" Magic

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set September 3rd as the tentative release date for their as-yet-untitled new album, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO). In other news, IN FLAMES got to experience the surreal on their recent North American tour with ...

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THYRFING Set Release Date For "Vansinnesvisor"

Sweden's THYRFING will issue the long-awaited follow-up to 2000's Urkraft CD, entitled Vansinnesvisor, on July 15th. As previously reported, Vansinnesvisor (Swedish for "tunes of lunacy") was recorded at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKANE, STUCK MOJO), and it contains nine songs, the music for which is being ...

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MESHUGGAH Demo Track To Appear On OZZFEST Sampler CD

Sweden's MESHUGGAH officially began tracking their fourth full-length album, Nothing, on May 16th for a tentative August 6th release through Nuclear Blast Records. Meanwhile, Swedish metal journalist Martin Carlsson has received a brand new song called "Closed Eye Visuals", which will appear exclusively on an Ozzfest sampler CD to be given out in the US ...

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MESHUGGAH: A Whole Lot Of "Nothing"

MESHUGGAH are tentatively scheduled to release their fourth full-length album, entitled Nothing, on August 6th through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first disc of new material since 1998's Chaosphere, Nothing is currently being produced by the band at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden, and at their home studio just outside Stockholm. The full track listing ...

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Sweden's INRAGE "Built To Destroy" In June

Sweden's INRAGE have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records and will issue their debut album, entitled Built To Destroy, on June 17th. Produced by Pelle Saether at Underground Studios (i.e. CARNAL FORGE, TERROR 2000) and Daniel Bergstrand at Dug-Out Studios (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, DARKANE), the album will contain the following ...

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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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CLAWFINGER Continue Work On New CD, Add New Family Member

Swedish rap-metallers CLAWFINGER have finished writing 10 new songs and have another 3-4 that are half ready, according to the latest posting by band vocalist Zak Tell, “but we need at least 10 more songs before we have enough material to choose from in order to make sure that it's a top quality album that ...

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LOCH VOSTOK To Begin Work On Debut CD

Swedish “jazz metallers” LOCH VOSTOK, featuring former members of MAYADOME, will enter DugOut studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO, DRAGONLORD, etc.) on May 31st to record their debut album, entitled Dark Logic, for an as-yet-undisclosed record label. 13 tracks will be recorded, out of which eight ...

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OZZFEST 2002: Line-Up, Dates Announced!

The confirmed acts for Ozzfest 2002 are as follows: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE SYSTEM OF A DOWN RAGE/CORNELL (currently unnamed) P.O.D. DROWNING POOL ADEMA BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Second/Third Stage: ROB ZOMBIE MESHUGGAH APEX THEORY LOSTPROPHETS PULSE ULTRA NEUROTICA Also performing at select dates will be: FLAW, MUSHROOMHEAD, 3RD STRIKE, OTEP, SEETHER, GLASSJAW, THE USED, SOIL, ...

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IN FLAMES Tracking Drums For Next CD

IN FLAMES have just entered Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO) and are presently laying down the drums tracks for their next CD, due out in the summer through Nuclear Blast Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's Clayman will reportedly be tracked and mixed over ...

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CLAWFINGER Commence Work On Follow-Up To "A Whole Lot Of Nothing"

Swedish rap metallers CLAWFINGER have commenced the songwriting process for their fifth full-length CD at a recording studio they co-own with MESHUGGAH in the outskirts of Stockholm, “far away from pubs, restaurants and clubs, which is good, 'cos it means we can stay away from trouble and focus on work,” commented frontman Zak Tell. So ...

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MESHUGGAH's Eight-String Guitar Unveiled!

Fans of MESHUGGAH can check out this photo of MESHUGGAH axemen Fredrik Thordendal and Mårten Hagström posing with their new eight-string guitar, dubbed “Newborn”, during a recent photo shoot. Mårten Hagström's eight-string wasn't ready at the time of the photo shoot, so he's posing with a seven-string version of the same design. MESHUGGAH ...

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MESHUGGAH Drums For Sale

MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake is selling his Pearl Masters custom set (in “mint condition”) consisting of 2 x 22" bass drums 10", 12", 14", 16", 16" toms 12" (and 14") snare drums, 7x double-armed cymbal stands, x-hats, clamps, hardware, pedals, and lots more. Asking price: 50,000 SEK or approximately $4,900 (list price approximately 120,000 SEK ...

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MESHUGGAH: The Evil Eight-String!

Swedish aggro virtuosos MESHUGGAH are hard at work on the material for their fourth full-length album and are mere days away from completing a four-song demo for the upcoming effort, due out in June via Nuclear Blast Records. The notorious perfectionists' desire to focus all their attention on the pre-production sessions for the forthcoming CD ...

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THYRFING Set To Remix

Sweden's THYRFING will be re-mixing the follow-up to 2000's Urkraft CD, tentatively entitled Vansinnesvisor (not The Fourth Outrage, as previously announced) between January 19th and 21st for an April release. According to the band, we didn't feel that the [original] mix did any justice to the supreme recording and material, so this is the only ...

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IN FLAMES To Start Work On New CD In Late February!

IN FLAMES will enter Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO) at the end of February to record their next CD, due out in the summer through Nuclear Blast Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's Clayman will reportedly be tracked and mixed over a month-and-a-half period, ...

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THYRFING Get Outraged In March!

Sweden's THYRFING will be releasing the follow-up to last year's Urkraft CD, entitled The Fourth Outrage, on March 25th through Hammerheart Records. As previously reported, The Fourth Outrage was recorded at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKANE, STUCK MOJO), and it contains nine songs, the music for ...

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L.D. 50 - MUDVAYNE

One of the great things about SLIPKNOT's incredible commercial success thus far is that it's opened the door for other musically extreme acts to follow in their footsteps without having to rely on radio or MTV support to make their mark. Among the new bands leading this wave is Illinois' MUDVAYNE, a four-piece whose Epic ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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