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DEVILEECH Change Studio Location For Forthcoming Album

Portuguese extreme metal act DEVILEECH have changed their minds about recording their second album at Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Fredman, because "the band needs a more powerful and distinct sound [than the one offered by said facility]," according to an official Maquiavel Music Entertainment newsletter. At this time, likely candidates for a recording studio for the ...

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ABORTED Set Track Listing For 'Goremageddon'

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED are tentatively due to record their next full-length CD, entitled Goremageddon: The Saw And The Carnage Done, in November for a March 2003 release through Listenable Records. 10 tracks will be recorded for the album, including a cover of CARCASS' "Carnal Forge" and a new version of the track "Sea ...

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KREATOR, DESTRUCTION To Headline Ireland's HELLFEST 2002

KREATOR and DESTRUCTION will headline Hellfest 2002, a one-day extreme metal festival scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 3rd at The Rosetta Bar in Belfast, Ireland. The complete list of acts confirmed to appear at the event is as follows: KREATOR DESTRUCTION DERANGED RIFFMASTER GENERAL GAMA BOMB WAYLANDER ABADDON INCARNATE COLDWAR HONEY FOR CHRIST ...

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KATAKLYSM To Launch Fresh Touring Campaign, Pursue Outside Projects

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have just returned from the Death Across America tour and are preparing to embark on a full-scale coast to coast Canadian tour in September/October, with support coming via Montreal's NECRONOMICON and Toronto's BLOOD OF CHRIST. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. According to an official press release, the Shadows ...

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OZZFEST 2002 Live CD: Track Listing Revealed

The running order for the Ozzfest 2002 Live CD has been finalized and a release date has been set for September 3rd through Columbia Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. OZZY OSBOURNE - War Pigs (BLACK SABBATH cover) 02. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Needles 03. ROB ZOMBIE - ...

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SLAYER Announce London In-Store

SLAYER will be conducting an in-store signing session at HMV's Oxford Street store in London, England on Tuesday, July 16th at 5:30 PM. On July 15th, SLAYER will release a collector's edition of their latest CD, God Hates Us All, and a new DVD. The collector's edition of GHUA will include the original banned sleeve ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Set Title, Release Date For New CD

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST have set Genesis as the title of their brand new album, which was recently completed at Stage One Studios in Germany (where the group's Triarchy of the Lost Lovers CD was recorded) with producer Andy Classen. An August 26th release through Century Media Records is expected. As previously reported, ROTTING CHRIST are ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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FEAR FACTORY's "Concrete" To Surface On July 30th

FEAR FACTORY may have recently passed on into heavy metal history following their latest album Digimortal, but the band's legacy lives on not only in their catalog, which includes the gold-certified Obsolete, but in the forthcoming release of their never-before heard album Concrete, produced by heavy music guru Ross Robinson. On July 30th, fans of ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Complete New CD

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST have completed work on their as-yet-untitled new album at Stage One Studios in Germany (where the group's Triarchy of the Lost Lovers CD was recorded) with producer Andy Classen. A late summer release through Century Media Records is expected. As previously reported, ROTTING CHRIST are going to be using the old RC ...

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ROTTING To Begin Work On "The Original Christcrusher"

Canadian death metallers ROTTING are preparing to enter the studio to record their second full-length CD, entitled The Original Christcrusher, for a late 2002 release through United Guttural Records. Among the song titles set to appear on the effort are the following: 01. Fisted Sister 02. Shaved Alive 03. Rotting 04. H.S. Grave Robber 05. ...

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IMPIETY Prepare To Record Third CD

Singapore metallers IMPIETY will spend three weeks at Sweden's Berno Studios beginning on July 1st recording their third full-length album, entitled Kaos Kommand 696. Due to be produced by Berno Paulsson, the album will contain 10 tracks of "Christ-destroying war anthems," according to the band's official web site, and is tentatively scheduled for release in ...

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PURE SWEET HELL MP3 Up For Grabs

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have posted an MP3 of the track "Sentinels" at this location. "Sentinels" comes off the group's recent six-song demo, which features Williams on drums and vocals, and Christ Eichhorn on guitar, bass and keyboards. Longtime friends and bandmates since Williams' pre-NEVERMORE days ...

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KONKHRA Continue Work On New CD, Line Up Live Appearances

Denmark's KONKHRA are currently tracking vocals and lead guitar for their forthcoming CD, which is being recorded at mainman Anders Lundemark's Starstruck Studios for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. In other news, the group are still confirmed for Turkey's Host Open Air festival, despite the recent cancellation of projected headliners BLIND GUARDIAN ...

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KONKHRA Enter Studio, Tentative Track Listing Released

Denmark's KONKHRA commenced the recording sessions for their brand new album on April 8th at Starstruck studio (owned by mainman Anders Lundemark) for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the tracks that are set to appear on the forthcoming CD are: 01. Reality Check 02. The Lions Are Hungry 03. Day Of ...

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FEAR FACTORY: "Concrete" Details Unveiled

FEAR FACTORY's first posthumous release, the previously-unreleased 1991 album, entitled Concrete, is tentatively scheduled to be issued through Roadrunner Records on July 30th. The full track listing for the Ross Robinson-produced effort is as follows: 01. Big God/Raped Souls* 02. Arise Above Oppression* 03. Concrete** 04. Crisis* 05. Escape Confusion* 06. Sangre De Ninos 07. ...

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ANGRA To Issue Special Japan-Only CD In April

Brazil's ANGRA will issue a special Japanese CD, entitled Hunters And Play, to precede the group's upcoming Japanese tour with SINERGY. Released on April 24th, the CD will include the following cuts: 01. Live And Learn 02. Bleeding Heart 03. Hunters And Play 04. Eyes Of Christ 05. Reverse (acoustic version) 06. Heroes Of Sand ...

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NEVERMORE Drummer Forms Side Project, Main Band Remains Involved In Label Dispute

NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams has formed a side project called PURE SWEET HELL, a two-man metal band with “different influences” that also features in its ranks Christ Eichhorn, who plays guitar, bass and keyboards on the group's most recent six-song demo/CD (with Van handling the drums and vocals). Longtime friends and bandmates since Williams' pre-NEVERMORE ...

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Judas Christ - TIAMAT

Never known as the easiest band to listen to or digest, Sweden's TIAMAT have boldly forged their own musical path over the course of six full-length efforts—a journey that has seen the group evolve from a fairly derivative-sounding metal act to one of the most unique and uncompromising groups on the heavy rock scene. Although ...

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