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SOCIETY 1 Frontman Comments On PAUL RAVEN's Passing

SOCIETY 1 frontman Matt Zane has issued the following statement regarding the passing of legendary bassist Paul Raven (MINISTRY, PRONG, SOCIETY 1, KILLING JOKE, GODFLESH, MOB RESEARCH): "Paul Raven was the most stand-up guy I ever had the pleasure to work with. The thing about Raven is that after working together he made an effort ...

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Drummer TED PARSONS Comments On PAUL RAVEN's Passing

Drummer Ted Parsons (PRONG, SWANS, GODFLESH, JESU) — who has spent the past few days in a Swiss studio collaborating with French recording artists TREPONEM PAL on their new release — has released the following statement regarding legendary bassist Paul Raven's (MINISTRY, KILLING JOKE) passing: "It deeply saddens me to tell you that legendary bass ...

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MINISTRY/KILLING JOKE Bassist PAUL RAVEN Dead At 46

MINISTRY bassist Paul Raven was found dead yesterday (Saturday, October 20) in a private home in a small French village on the Swiss border after suffering an apparent heart attack. Raven (who is also known for his work with KILLING JOKE and PRONG) was in Geneva working with French recording artists TREPONEM PAL on their ...

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YAKUZA Remix By JUSTIN BROADRICK Available Now

A new remix of the track "The Blinding" from Chicago's forward-thinking YAKUZA is available online at Pitchfork. Handled by Justin Broadrick (NAPALM DEATH, GODFLESH, JESU), the remix has been described as "Powerful, certainly, but what makes this one of Broadrick's best moments in years comes a full minute after the point where YAKUZA ...

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'Metal: A Headbanger's Companion II' Due In September

Earache Records' sequel to this year's "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion" is due to be released next month. With a fresh collection of over 100 blistering Earache tracks spread over six CDs, all for the price of one CD, "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion II", housed in a sturdy box, gives value for money and hours of ...

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BLUT AUS NORD: 'Odinist' Artwork Revealed

French extremists BLUT AUS NORD have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Odinist", at this location. According to the group's record label, Candlelight Records, "this opus is considered by the band as a return to the feeling of their first creations. More epic, melodic and powerful!" A few demo samples will ...

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NAPALM DEATH Book Excerpt Available Online

An excerpt from an extensive interview with original NAPALM DEATH vocalist Nic Bullen, conducted by music writer Joel Gausten, is now available online at this location. Gausten will include an extensive chapter on the early history of NAPALM DEATH and the making of the band's 1985 demo recording "Hatred Surge" in his upcoming ...

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NAPALM DEATH: 'Punishment In Capitals' To Receive U.S. Release

Long sought after as a collectors' import item, NAPALM DEATH's 28-track live album, "Punishment in Capitals", is finally being released for the first time in the United States by Armoury Records (distributed stateside by Eagle Rock Entertainment) on June 12. This deathball of metal history, recorded in 2003 London at the ULU, features vocalist Barney ...

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Nord - YEAR OF NO LIGHT

It's very hard to take an album out of context. A lot of pretty decent hard rock bands got unfairly buried in the early '90s because of the glut of hair metal bands and the rise of grunge — the only thing they did wrong was to come to the party too late, wearing the ...

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PRONG: 'The Early Years' Book Now Available

Former PIGFACE/current THE UNDEAD drummer Joel Gausten has published his long-awaited new book, "Prong: The Early Years". The book comes in two cover editions: The first edition, designed by PRONG co-founder Mike Kirkland and limited to 100 copies, is available at this location. The second edition cover, which includes photos taken by former ...

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'Metal: A Headbanger's Companion': New EARACHE Collection Due In April

Earache Records will release a six-CD collection, entitled "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion", on April 23. Headbang away to over 100 all-out blistering tracks on six separate discs, featuring Earache's own genre-defining, groundbreaking artists. The set will be priced only £9.99 (U.K.) or $15.98 (U.S.). "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion" track listing: Disc 1 - Death Metal: ...

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JESU Secures Work Permits To Enter U.S.

After a long delay, JESU the new band featuring Justin Broadrick — former member of two legendary bands, NAPALM DEATH and GODFLESH — has finally secured work permits and visas to enter the U.S. According to MTV.com, the band was originally scheduled to start touring with ISIS on February 22, but there was an "unforeseen ...

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INTRONAUT To Replace JESU On First Week of ISIS Tour

Goodfellow recording artists INTRONAUT will replace JESU on the upcoming ISIS tour commencing on February 22. JESU, the new band featuring Justin Broadrick — former member of two legendary bands: NAPALM DEATH and GODFLESH — has been unable to enter the U.S. due to visa/work permit issues. INTRONAUT will play the following shows with ISIS: ...

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JESU: Start of U.S. Tour Delayed Due To Immigration Issues

JESU, the new band featuring Justin Broadrick — former member of two legendary bands: NAPALM DEATH and GODFLESH — has issued the following update: "We are sorry to report that JESU are still stuck in England and will NOT be playing the Spaceland, L.A. headline/release party; work permits for JESU have still not been cleared ...

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INTRONAUT Drummer To Fill In On Upcoming JESU North American tour

INTRONAUT drummer Danny Walker has accepted an offer to play drums for Hydra Head recording artists JESU — the new band featuring Justin Broadrick — former member of two legendary bands: NAPALM DEATH and GODFLESH — on their upcoming North American tour supporting ISIS. JESU drummer Ted Parsons is unavailable for the tour and Walker ...

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JESU: New Album Details, Tour Dates Revealed

JESU, the new band featuring Justin Broadrick — former member of two legendary bands: NAPALM DEATH and GODFLESH — will release its new album, "Conqueror", on the following dates: USA: February 20, 2007 Europe: February 19, 2007 Japan: February 2, 2007* Rest Of The World: February 27, 2007 * The bonus disc will contains the ...

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Ex-GODFLESH Frontman's JESU To Tour With ISIS

Justin Broadrick — former member of two legendary bands: NAPALM DEATH and GODFLESH; currently in JESU — will be performing with SUNN 0))) on their current tour of U.K and Ireland. The dates are as follows: Oct. 13 - London – Hippodrome [Frieze] Oct. 15 - Glasgow - ABC2 Oct. 16 - Belfast - Black ...

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BLUT AUS NORD: New Album To Receive U.S. Release In October

Candlelight Records has set an October 3 U.S. release date for "MoRT", the eagerly anticipated new album from French extremists BLUT AUS NORD. The album adds to the band's trilogy of albums and growing stateside sales and fanbase. With "MoRT", BLUT AUS NORD has crafted an album that is complex, haunting and sure to draw ...

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As the Ghosts Collect, The Corpses Rest - PLAGUE BRINGER

Speedier than GODFLESH, yet not as frantic as PIG DESTROYER, Chicago's two-man programmed blitzkrieg machine, PLAGUE BRINGER, dishes out wave after wave of bulldozer riffs and jackhammer rhythms. Probably better described as mechanized death metal than frenetic grindcore, the riffs are fat, the blasting sadistic, and the screeching of Josh Rosenthal (accented with the death ...

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EARACHE Inks Distribution Pact With WARNER MUSIC U.K.

Earache Records has announced the signing of a new distribution deal for the U.K. with ADA Music U.K., a newly created sales and distribution arm of Warner Music U.K. Effective immediately, the deal will see the entire Earache catalogue distributed by ADA/Warner, from their base at TEN (The Entertainment Network) in Aylesbury. Earache kick-started the ...

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STARKWEATHER: New Song Preview Available

Candlelight Records is currently streaming "Machine Rhythm" from STARKWEATHER's forthcoming album, "Croatoan", at the label's official MySpace page. Produced by Pierre Remillard (CRYPTOPSY), "Croatoan" features artwork by renowned artist Paul Romano (MASTODON, EARTH, GODFLESH), and is scheduled for a May 2 American release. Long regarded as one of the first bands to blend ...

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DEAD TO FALL: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Chicago metalcore mammoths DEAD TO FALL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Phoenix Throne", due on April 4 via Victory Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Villainy & Virtue" was recorded at Trax East studio in South River, NJ with producer Eric Rachel. Paul Ramano (MASTODON, GODFLESH) once again handled the artwork, ...

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