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OPETH: Keyboardist PER WIBERG Officially Joins The Band

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following update on their official web site: "Per Wiberg [keyboards] has now officially joined OPETH as a permanent member of the band. As most of you know he's been touring with OPETH since their 'Damnation' record. SPIRITUAL BEGGARS fans should not despair as he will continue playing and recording with ...

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Want MACHINE HEAD To Play In Your Backyard?

The following update has been posted at MACHINE HEAD's official web site: "How would you like to have MACHINE HEAD play in your backyard this Memorial Day? Well that just might happen! Courtesy of Fuse's 'Uranium' and Revolver magazine, on Monday, May 30th, one lucky winner will be throwing a MACHINE HEAD Memorial Day metal ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Enter Studio In Early May

Los Angeles-based metallers FEAR FACTORY will enter a North Hollywood, CA studio on May 5 with acclaimed producer Toby Wright (SLAYER, ALICE IN CHAINS, PRIMUS, SEVENDUST) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due early fall via Calvin Records. 3volution Productions hired Pierced Productions to shoot a multi-angle video of drummer Raymond Herrera's recording sessions ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Music Posted Online

Two brand-new DEVILDRIVER tracks, "End of the Line" and "Hold Back the Day", have been posted online at the Roadrunner Records web site. "End of the Line" and "Hold Back the Day" come off DEVILDRIVER's sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand", due on June 28 via Roadrunner. The follow-up to DEVILDRIVER's ...

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OPETH Close To Signing With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Sweden's OPETH are on the verge of inking a new record deal with Roadrunner Records, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The band, who were previously signed to the now-defunct British label Music For Nations Records, recently entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their eight album, tentatively due later in the year. ...

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DEVILDRIVER: 'The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand' Track Listing Revealed

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand", due on June 28 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to DEVILDRIVER's 2002 critically-acclaimed self-titled debut, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" was produced by Colin Richardson (MACHINE ...

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THE HAUNTED Forced To Pull Out Of MACHINE HEAD's U.S. Tour

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have dropped off MACHINE HEAD's upcoming States Turn Blue To Gray North American tour, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. THE HAUNTED's cancellation is said to be the result of guitarist Patrik Jensen's desire to spend time with his very sick father back home in Sweden. Jensen was recently forced to leave ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Album Artwork Posted Online

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Here's what's going on in DEVILDRIVER land: We've been rehearsing for our upcoming MACHINE HEAD / THE HAUNTED / IT DIES TODAY shows. The rehearsals have been going amazing, the band is a machine right now. We'll be ...

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MACHINE HEAD: More Tour Dates Announced

MACHINE HEAD have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 28 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck Apr. 30 - Sauget, IL - Pop's May 02 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room (w/ LAMB OF GOD, TWELVE TRIBES) May 03 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's (w/ LAMB OF GOD, TWELVE TRIBES) May ...

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DEVILDRIVER And TRIVIUM Forced To Drop Off SLIPKNOT Tour

Due to unforeseen union-enforced time constraints with venues, DEVILDRIVER and TRIVIUM were forced to drop off SLIPKNOT's "Subliminal Verses Tour", according to a statement from the bands' record label, Roadrunner Records. Remaining opening acts on the tour are currently being discussed at this time. SHADOWS FALL and LAMB OF GOD are unaffected by this change ...

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MACHINE HEAD, DEVILDRIVER, THE HAUNTED: Tour Flyer Contest

The following message has been posted at MACHINE HEAD's official web site: "Calling all artists! MACHINE HEAD, DEVILDRIVER, THE HAUNTED and IT DIES TODAY are asking YOU to design a tour flyer for the States Turn Blue To Gray Tour, and one of the biggest Grand Prize packages that we've ever had the pleasure of ...

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LAMB OF GOD/MACHINE HEAD Tour Dates Announced

MACHINE HEAD will be joining LAMB OF GOD and TWELVE TRIBES for the following dates: May 02 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room May 03 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's May 04 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock As previously reported, MACHINE HEAD will be embarking on a monster North American headlining tour this ...

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It's Official: MACHINE HEAD To Tour U.S. With DEVILDRIVER, THE HAUNTED, IT DIES TODAY

MACHINE HEAD will be embarking on a monster North American headlining tour this May in support of their current release, "Through the Ashes of Empires", as well as their upcoming live DVD. The month-long "States Turn Blue To Gray" tour will feature fellow Roadrunner Records artists DEVILDRIVER, Century Media recording artists THE HAUNTED and Trustkill's ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Team Up With THE HAUNTED For U.S. Tour

MACHINE HEAD will reportedly be embarking on a U.S. tour with THE HAUNTED beinning in mid-May. Also rumored to be on the bill are DEVILDRIVER and IT DIES TODAY. As previously reported, MACHINE HEAD will be joining forces with LAMB OF GOD for several U.S. Midwest dates beginning in May. MACHINE HEAD will be touring ...

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DEVILDRIVER Working On Artwork For New Album

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Our bass player Miller is flying in tomorrow from Boston, and Monday morning (Feb. 21) we are all going down to L.A. to shoot pics for the new record. Also, been working ...

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DEVILDRIVER Finish Recording New Album

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have posted the following message on their official web site: "This past Sunday (Jan. 30), tracking on the upcoming DEVILDRIVER CD, 'The Fury of Our Maker's Hand', officially concluded. In fact, the last track to have vocals laid down was the title ...

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DEVILDRIVER Singer On New Album: 'Expect Brutality'

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will release their sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" on Roadrunner Records this coming spring. The follow-up to DEVILDRIVER's 2002 critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" will be "a much more brutal, metal release" for the ...

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DEVILDRIVER Name New Album

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has answered a number of fan questions about the group's upcoming album and touring activities via the group's official web site. A couple of excerpts from the Q&A sessions follow: Q: After you get your CD finished you said you may start touring in February. Now in February SLIPKNOT ...

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DEVILDRIVER Begin Tracking Vocals For New Album

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have begun recording their sophomore album at Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, Texas. A studio update from Fafara follows: "Here's what's happening at the studio: 14 songs done on drums, 10 songs done on guitar, four songs done on bass, and I ...

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