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March 2002 Archive


...Bay Area punk rockers TSUNAMI BOMB have signed with Kung Fu Records...


...ANTIFREEZE and AUDIO KARATE have been added to California area dates on the upcoming Warped Tour...


...THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and RABIES CASTE have joined together for a tour of Europe in May 2002...


...MORTIIS is touring Europe in April...


...HATE ETERNAL has begun recording their newest CD tentatively titled "King Of All Kings." We'll let you know when it will be available...


...Matt Zane (SOCIETY 1, PORN KING) is directing the new DECEMBER WOLVES video for "Porn Again Christian"...


...THE BEZERKER, hailing from Australia, have begun recording new material for an upcoming CD...


...If you like punk rock then be on the lookout for the next sampler CD from Kung Fu Records titled "Punk Rock Is Your Friend" which will be available in June 2002...


...INCUBUS have announced tour dates. Click here to find 'em...


Chris Kessler, guitarist for ANN BOLEYN (ex-HELLION), invites you to check out his website at http://puffspliffdad69.tripod.com/index.html... 


...LEFAY have been confirmed to be on the line-up for the Sweden Rock Festival...


...FREAK KITCHEN has a new lineup – joining Mattias IA Eklundh on vocals and guitar are bassist Christer Örtefors and drummer Björn Fryklund. Eklundh's new solo CD, "Freak Guitar," is now available...


...CANDIRIA and BURNT BY THE SUN are joining together for a tour in April...


...If you’re a fan of antagonistic, ass-kicking and antisocial music then GENOCIDE SS might just be the band for you – check out an mp3 at http://www.relapse.com/mp3/GenocideSSII-CrazyMotorcycle.mp3... 


...To see tour dates for SKINLESS, COALESCE, BONGZILLA, MOTORHEAD/MORBID ANGEL/TODAY IS THE DAY, HIGH ON FIRE/GODFLESH/HALO, GLADYS PATCHESS or BEHEADED/LEUKORRHEA/PUTRILAGE ... all you have to do is click here...


...Maquiavel Music invites you to check out their newly redesigned website at http://www.maquiavelmusic.com... 


...GIRLSCHOOL will be playing at the Sweden Rock Festival to be held on June 7 - 8 ...


...Rumors are rampant that DAVID LEE ROTH and SAMMY HAGAR will pair up for a Summer tour with their respective bands (rumors also have it that the band VAN HALEN is not part of the tour...


...JON LORD has retired from active participation in DEEP PURPLE. DON AIREY (OZZY) will be his replacement...


...KITTIE has announced that Jennifer J. Arroyo (formerly of the Washington, DC band SPINE) has replaced Talena Atfield on bass...


...SUNSET BLACK has signed with Bieler Bros/MCA Records. The band will be leaving for Florida in the very near future to begin recording their first full-length album. Check out www.sunsetblack.com for more info...


...DISARRAY’s “In the Face of the Enemy” will be released on June 18, 2002...


...Eclipse Records has totally redesigned their website http://www.eclipserecords.com... 


...Tour dates for STRIFE, DISARRAY/SOILENT GREEN/GWAR, LOSTPROPHETS/APEX THEORY/PRESSURE 45 are just a click away...


  SERBERUS has replaced drummer Corey Melanson with new skinsman Jeremy Portz ...


... FLICKERSTICK are going on tour, click here for tour dates or click here to read our interview with the band that won VH-1's Band On The Run ...


... Screaming Ferret Wreckords announce the release of TEARABYTE's sophomore effort "Embrace Oblivion," due out on April 1st. So get ready for the thrashing mania of these Dallas, TX-based rockers ...


... The melodic hardcore sounds of 200 NORTH are coming your way – click here for tour dates ...


...Tour dates for Ozzfest are found by clicking here...


... Available on DVD beginning April 8th will be ANATHEMA's DVD "A Vision of a Dying Embrace" ...


...MY DYING BRIDE will also be releasing a DVD on April 22nd called "For Darkest Eyes" and will contain 90 minutes of fan footage. MY DYING BRIDE's live CD "The Voice Of The Wretched" will be available on April 29th...


...The remaster of ISENGARD's "Vinterskugge" will be released on April 15th, in a slipcase...


...Peaceville Records has announced a new signing of Sweden's THE GREAT DECEIVER. TOMAS LINDBERG (THE CROWN, ex-AT THE GATES) delivers the vocals and writes the astounding lyrics. The first full-length CD is called "A Venom Well Designed" and will be available soon...


...Frontiers Records and Now & Then Productions have announced that ex-TRILLION vocalist Thom Griffin will enter the studio under the moniker AMBITION and will record a new album during the early summer 2002. The CD should be released in early 2003...


...TRACY WHITE, ex-vocalist of SHOTGUN SYMPHONY, has been signed to Frontiers Records for a solo album. Recording is set to take place through the Summer with a late Autumn release to the public...


...HARDLINE's Johnny Gioeli and the guys have completed the recording sessions of the highly awaited comeback album "II". Only Neal Schon's guitar parts are left to be recorded. Neal will be appearing on lead guitar on three tracks and is also involved in the songwriting of the album. Mixing will be completed by either Tom Fletcher (Shotgun Symphony), Andy Haller (System Of A Down) or by producer Bob Burch. Look for an early September 2002 release...


...ROBERT FLEISCHMAN is currently putting the finishing touches to the recording of his comeback album "Reawaken" under the direction of Hurricane's singer Kelly Hansen. Kelly will appear also as a guest star on background vocals. The album should be on the street by late fall 2002...


...JEFF SCOTT SOTO, ex-vocalist for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and now best known for his work with TALISMAN, is currently busy demoing and writing songs for his second solo album which has the working title of "The Calm Before The Storm." Recording should commence in July 2002 and the CD should be released at the end of 2002...


...DROWNING POOL has been confirmed to be on the mainstage Ozzfest 2002...


...MUST's debut album "Androgynous Jesus" hits stores April 9th...


...FINGER ELEVEN, BOY HITS CAR, and BOY SETS FIRE are all currently in the studio...


...FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES were recently in an automobile accident. Everyone in the band is doing fine having only suffered a few cuts and bruises. Their van and equipment was not as lucky. FATA have pulled out of the remaining dates of their tour with SKYCAMEFALLING...


...Spitfire Records has announced the signing of legendary hard rock act DANZIG. The agreement will yield the band's latest album "Danzig 777: I Luciferi" will be available on May 21st...


NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Line-Ups:
Friday April 5, 2002
Main Stage: Vexation, Ichabod, Traumacide, Barium, 1000 Falling Skies, Rain Fell Within, Averse Serfia, Brand New Sin, Kataklysm, Incantation, All That Remains, Killswitch Engage, Hate Eternal, Dark Funeral, Cannibal Corpse and Arch Enemy

Second Stage: Found Dead Hanging, Devil May Care, Flatlined, Dasai, Most Precious Blood, From Autumn to Ashes, Everytime I Die, Novembers Doom, Martyr AD, Pissing Razors, and Today is the Day

Saturday April 6, 2002
Main Stage: Halo, Postman Syndrome, Disavowed, Dim Mak, Five Point O, Crematorium, Severe Torture, Suicide Note, Misery Index, Nora, Pessimist, 18 Visions, Lamb of God, Throwdown, Deeds of Flesh, God Forbid, Poison the Well, Overcast (reunion), Soilwork, Nile, In Flames

Second Stage: Bane of Existence, Deadeyesunder, The Assistant, Light is the Language, Mastadon, Sky Came Falling, Disgorge, Blood Audio, Blood Has Been Shed, Burnt by the Sun, Deceased, Scar Culture, Shai Hulud, and Pig Destroyer


...After months of negotiations and years of offers EDDIE TRUNK has signed a syndication deal with Excelsior Radio Networks (also known as XRN or X radio Net) with offices and studios in New York City. The company is a spinoff of the now defunct WinStar Radio services, and Trunk is one of the first new signings. Details on the specific launch date and the show are forthcoming, but the program will be offered to affiliates by Mid March at the latest...


...VERY METAL is out there among you. Click here for tour dates...


...NUCLEAR ASSAULT will be doing three reunion shows in April. These shows will be Evans, Bramante, Connelly and Lilker playing together for the first time in 10 years. The three shows are at Metal Meltdown on April 6 (Asbury Park, NJ), L'Amour on April 27 (Brooklyn), and Jaxx on April 28 (Springfield, VA - Washington DC area) ...


... DISARRAY has returned from the recording studio where they have just finished their long-awaited new album entitled "In the Face of the Enemy." The band has posted free mp3 files from the up-coming record at http://www.eclipserecords.com/mp3.htm. "In the Face of the Enemy" was produced by Dave "Oderus" Brockie of GWAR and mixed by Jeremy Smith (GWAR, LAMB OF GOD, DBX, DARKEST HOUR). DISARRAY's new album will hit the streets this Spring. For more information on DISARRAY check out http://www.eclipserecords.com/DisarrayBio.htm ... 


... MANOWAR's latest album will be titled "Warriors Of The World" and will be released in Europe on Monday, May 27, 2002 by Nuclear Blast. The album will be preceded on April 15, 2002 by the single "Warriors of the World United". MANOWAR will headline Metal Meltdown IV at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park on Saturday, April 6th ...


... SEBASTIAN BACH, former SKID ROW lead vocalist, recently filmed an episode of the gameshow "The Weakest Link." The special edition is scheduled to air in May on NBC ...


... JOHN WAYNE BOBBITT has been cut (ooh, that hurts) from the traveling freakshow known as the Jim Rose Circus and Kid Idiot has been added. The Circus' namesake said, "The John Wayne Bobbitt participation was interesting but The Kid gives the show more flexibility. His extreme live performance is real, raw, dangerous and hysterical. It's more in line with our tradition. Other jackasses in this year's circus are the Lizardman and Rubberboy. Mexican Transvestite wrestling will also be featured starring Low Blow Ventura, Trailer Trash Gurrero, Tickle Valdez and Billy Martinez the Barrio Bottom. It's like I'm putting my entire backyard on stage" ...


... Stoner freaks should be on the lookout for "Sucking The 70s" compilation on Small Stone Records (http://www.smallstone.com). Musical contributions include:

Alabama Thunderpussy "Hymn 43" (Jethro Tull)
Raging Slab "tbd"
Spirit Caravan "Wicked World " (Black Sabbath)
Orange Goblin "tbd" (Sex Pistols)
Roadsaw "Vehicle" (Ides Of March)
Scott Reeder "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" (Sugarloaf)
Five Horse Johnson "?" (your guess is as good as mine)
Los Natas "Brainstorm" (Hawkwind)
Halfway To Gone "Can't You See" (Marshall Tucker Band)
Suplecs "Working Man" (Rush)
Novadriver "20th Century Boy" (T.REX)
Disengage "Communication Breakdown" (Led Zeppelin)
Dixie Witch "On The Hunt" (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Puny Human "Travellin Band" (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Fireball Ministry "Doctor Doctor" (UFO)
Tummler "Working For MCA" (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Porn (The Men Of) " Heart of Gold" (Neil Young)
The Glasspack "Burning Hell" (Canned Heat/ John Lee Hooker)
Throttlerod "Black Betty" (Ram Jam)
Milligram "Rumblin' Man" (Cactus)
Morsel "It's Too Late" (Carole King)
The Heads "tbd"
Lowrider "Freelance Fiend" (Leafhound)
Mushroom River "Walk Away" (James Gang)"
Lamont "Nasty Dogs & Funky Kings" (ZZ Top)
Abdullah "Suicide" (Dust)
The Last Vegas "Free For All" (Ted Nugent)
Gideon Smith & The Dixie Damned "The Pusher " (Steppenwolf)
Black Nasa "I Dont Have To Hide" (B.T.O.)
Backdraft "Child Of Babylon" (Whitesnake)
Warped "Dog Eat Dog" (AC-DC)
Tectonic Break "How Can You Win" (Parish Hall)
Doubleneck "The Freak Out Song" (Alice Cooper)


... Screaming Ferret Wreckords will invade the NJ Metal Meltdown as seven of the label's bands are slated to perform. The East Coast metal climate will get even heavier as the annual Metal Meltdown erupts at the Convention Hall Asbury Park, NJ on April 5th & 6th. Joining headliners MANOWAR, SAXON, DIAMOND HEAD, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE, and the reunion performance of NUCLEAR ASSAULT will be Screaming Ferret Wreckords own acts: DISTRUST, CANDY STRIPER DEATH ORGY, RED RIGHT HAND, TEARABYTE, THYK, GOREHAMMER and DEAD END ...


... Planning on being in Sweden on Friday June 7th or Saturday June 8th? The Sweden Rock Festival will feature some of the best in classic metal and rock. Scheduled to appear on June 7th are HALFORD, STATUS QUO, JOHN KAY & STEPPENWOLF, CANDLEMASS, GAMMA RAY, DORO, VIRGIN STEELE, FREEDOM CALL. Scheduled to appear on Saturday June 8th are TED NUGENT, BRUCE DICKINSON, MOTORHEAD, SAXON, MAGNUM, and RAGE ...


... A new site dedicated exclusively to rock and metal has arrived. ROCKINAUCTION.COM is the first and only site in the planet cover all rock and metal styles from AOR to Alternative, Heavy, Hard Rock. Registration and purchasing is free. Selling requires the seller to pay some fees, but the fees are half that of auction giant eBay. Visit  http://www.rockinauction.com ... 


... Are you in an unsigned band and want a way to get the word out about your band? Here's your big chance. ARISE RECORDS is preparing the second part of the tribute to HELLOWEEN with "The Keepers Of Jericho - Part II." Arise Records has organized a contest where a new band will have a chance to record a cover of a HELLOWEEN song which will be included on the album and an opportunity to get a contract with the label. Conditions for the contest are: 1) you must be a heavy metal band, 2) the band must not have a signed agreement with any other label, 3) the band must send three original songs on a CD-R and a biography to: 

Arise Records
"TRIBUTE TO HELLOWEEN CONTEST"
Somera, 45
48.005 Bilbao
Vizcaya
SPAIN


... BORKNAGAR and NOCTURNAL RITES are the latest bands to be confirmed for the Wacken Open Air Festival ...


... ILL NINO and COAL CHAMBER are currently out on the road together on the Jagermeister Music Tour which also features DROWNING POOL. The video for ILL NINO's song "What Comes Around" was directed by Marcos Siega (PAPA ROACH, P.O.D.) and can now be seen on MTV2. A remix of "What Comes Around" is featured on the Resident Evil soundtrack which is available now. COAL CHAMBER are touring in support of their highly anticipated album "Dark Days" which will be in stores on May 7th ...


... Eighties-styled rockers ZWARTE want you to know that they've got shows in Pittsfield, Illinois on March 22nd at Shenanigan's and at Backwaters in Quincy, Illinois on March 23rd. ZWARTE also have some of their songs playing on the internet radio station www.hardrockin80s.com ... 


... 36 CRAZYFISTS, hailing from Alaska (when was the last time you heard a band from Alaska?), will be embarking on their first national tour of the U.S. mainland on March 30th in Green Bay, WI. 36 CRAZYFISTS' debut "Bitterness The Star" will hit the streets on April 2nd, 2002 ...


... PLACE OF SKULLS is the new creation from Death Row Records founder & ex-Pentagram guitarist/songwriter Victor Griffin. Victor has reunited with original Death Row bassist Lee Abney and drummer Tim Tomaselli. PLACE OF SKULLS is a heavy, spiritual, soulful and doom laden juggernaut crafting visions of Pentagram, Trouble, and Spirit Caravan. The band's new album is entitled "Nailed" and is available on Southern Lord Records ...


... DOG FASHION DISCO have completed nine new tracks that will be considered for the next CD ...


... FINCH's full-length debut "What It Is To Burn" has been released. The video for the album's first single "Letters To You" will be directed and produced by Richard and Stefanie Reines who also shot videos for The Bloodhound Gang, Jimmy Eat World, New Found Glory and more ...


...Tour dates for DOG FASHION DISCO, PLACE OF SKULLS and 36 CRAZYFISTS are available by clicking here...


...If you've ever wanted to be in a music video here's your chance. CANDIRIA will be shooting a video at the Knitting Factory in New York City in Sunday March 24th from 121noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free and there'll be free pizza and soda will be provided to all those who attend. The video will be shot by Chloe Piene who is known for her dark and surrealist style ...


... MAD AT GRAVITY'S song "Historypeats" is finally up on Mp3.com again after a week of technical difficulties. So, if you missed it the first time check it out again. Point your browser to http://www.mp3.com/MadatGravity... 


...In other MAD AT GRAVITY news the band and ARTISTdirect Records have
decided to release the band's debut CD on July 23 ...


...To get a free download of SEVENDUST's second single "Live Again" click to http://www.tvtrecords.com/promotions/link.jsp?link=00196... 


...Listen to three clips from DOWN's latest CD 'Down II: Bustle In The Hedgerow' at http://www.streatteam.net; the CD is due in late March 2002 ...


...If you missed ARCH ENEMY in Los Angeles on March 5th showcasing their new material well before Wages Of Sin's April 2nd release date you can catch the band on their East Coast debut at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts the weekend of April 5th & 6th. For more information about the event visit www.metalandhardcorefestival.com...


... JAG PANZER has been confirmed as the opening act for the upcoming Spring ICED EARTH and IN FLAMES tour beginning in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 9th...


...Bassist BILL METZ has officially parted ways with SEVEN WITCHES in order to focus his full attention on SINGLE BULLET THEORY...


...Earsplit PR is proud to announce the addition of Steel Cage Records to their roster. Steel Cage Records are an independently known punk rock label from Philadelphia, PA featuring some of modern punk's dirtiest bands including ANTISEEN, HELLSTOMPER, LIMECELL, CRETIN 66, COCKNOSE, HAMMERLOCK, the 440's, and the CHICKENHAWKS. With Earsplit at the publicity helm news about the bands will be all over the place ...


... BAD LUCK 13 RIOT EXTRAVAGANZA claim they can put out fires with their piss (and you would have thought they'd claim they could start fires with their piss) ...


... VERY METAL's brand of hardcore/punk combine elements of early 80s hardcore/punk/English punk and rock are on tour (click here for dates)...


...Los Angeles-based progressive metal/hard fusion all-star trio COSMOSQUAD featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOOG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), drummer Shane Gaalaas (ULI JON ROTH , GLENN HUGHES), and bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH) have inked licensing deals for Europe and Japan for their sophomore release, 'Squadrophenia', which features guest appearances by Chris Poland (OHM, ex-MEGADETH) and Vinnie Moore. "Squadrophenia" will be released in Europe via Mascot Records on April 25 and Big M.F./Zain in Japan on May 25. The North American release is being handled through guitarist Jeff Kollman's Marmaduke label, which has also re-issued Kollman's first solo album, 'Schizoid', previously available in Japan only. Also on the COSMOSQUAD front, Jeff Kollman and Shane Gaalaas have recorded an album with UFO vocalist Phil Mogg under the name STONETOWNE, due out by early summer...


...GAALAAS has signed on with Japanese superstars The B'z and will be touring with the band in the summer alongside bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, NIACIN, TALAS). Meanwhile, Barry Sparks is scheduled to head over to Europe with DOKKEN in support of the band's upcoming album, 'Long Way Home.' The tour kicks off May 16 at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England...


...NOTHING SACRED have officially called it quits...


... Russian-born, London-based Peter Petchalov, under the name STEREO GENTLEMAN, has just released his first CD of heavy melodic instrumental guitar-based music sprung from pop-dance grooves called "Rolling Head." To hear samples go to http://www.stereogentleman.com/ and click on the 'sound' link...


... STABBING WESTWARD have split up. A recent posting on the band's website states, "STABBING WESTWARD has soul searched and decided as friends that it's time to part. They would like to thank all their fans that have stood by them and loved their music, all their music, very much" ...


... RATT lead guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer won the battle over ownership of the name "RATT" in a landslide court victory in the Los Angeles Superior Court on February 6, 2002. RATT's current line-up consists of DeMartini and Blotzer, fronted by Jizzy Pearl (LOVE/HATE), with guitarist John Corabi (MOTLEY CRUE) and Robbie Crane on bass. RATT will resume touring on February 27, 2002 at the Key Club in Los Angeles, California. Future tour dates can be found at the band's official web site, www.therattpack.com ... 


... OLD MAN'S CHILD guitarist Galder has been touring around with Dimmu Borgir lately, but will finally be starting the recordings for the forthcoming OLD MAN'S CHILD album around April 15th, 2002 at Fredman Studios in Gothenberg, Sweden. Current DIMMU BORGIR (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH) drummer Nick Barker will be sitting behind the drums and Galder will take care of all other instruments for the recording session ...


... THE GATHERING are continuing to write new material for their next full-length that will be released around mid-2002 ...


... DREAM EVIL are a Swedish-based, all-star outfit of some of the most infamous musicians around, but this group performs the other type of metal Sweden is known for - power metal! And who might these all-stars be? They are: Niklas Isfeldt on vocals (back-up vocals on the first two HAMMERFALL CDs), the infamous producer and owner of Studio Fredman Fredrik Nordström (producer of such great acts as HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, and DIMMU BORGIR) on guitars and keyboards, Gus G. of MYSTIC PROPHECY and FIREWIND on guitars, Peter Stålfors on bass (contributing writer to HAMMERFALL) and Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) on drums. The group's debut release, "Dragonslayer," contains eleven tracks of power metal. The band's first official show will be at the 2000 Decibel Festival on May 18th 2002 in Bengtsfors - Valhall, Sweden, and then they hope to bring their powerful music to the rest of Europe and beyond shortly thereafter ...


...CREED is on tour. Click here for tour dates...


 Holland’s SUPPOSITORY has just signed to Forensick Records. Look for the debut CD “Punching Out Reality” available on April 12th...


... Forensick Records artists SANATORIUM have made raw demos of their latest material available for listening so point your browser to www.forensickmusic.com/download.html... 


… Relapse Records has just released a split 7” featuring DEEPRED and DYING FETUS


...TOMMY LEE’s “Never A Dull Moment” is due to be in stores on May 21, 2002. The first single “Hold Me Down” is being added to playlists across the county …


...Southern California-based metalheads take note: on Saturday, March 23 Hellfest 2002 will invade Whittier, CA. The show will be at the Ibiza Theater (formerly known as Q's). Hellfest 2002 will feature two stages of Southern California's finest metal bands and one major headliner. The show is scheduled to start at 2:00pm. The main stage features EXODUS, ABATTOIR, AGENT STEEL, SADISTIC INTENT, PROTOTYPE, NEW EDEN, CAGE, TEABAG, and PRIVATE PILE. The second stage features MUTILATION, INFAMY, ENGRAVE, PFR, RESISTANCE, DREAMS OF DAMNATION, CHEVA, and SCRAP METAL. There will be plenty to do off-stage as well as special guests will be doing autograph and picture sessions including Nick Menza (formerly of Megadeth), Toby Knapp (Onward), and Steve Kachinski (Steel Prophet). Also at the event will be the metal marketplace (including music vendors, clothing vendors, tattoo parlors, etc.), four full bars, lots of food, and lots of give-aways. You must be at least 18 years old to get in from 2:00pm to 10:00pm and you must be at least 21 years old after 10:00pm. Advance purchase tickets are $15 and tickets will be $20 on the day of the show. For more information visit http://www.DesertRockPromotions.com/HellFest2002.htm... 


...The IRON MAIDEN charity singles for the Clive Burr MS Fund are now available. "Run To The Hills" is being released to raise funds for ex-band member Clive Burr after the band discovered that he is suffering from multiple sclerosis. All profits from the single sales will be going to the fund. The singles include never-before-released material from Clive's era with the band during their worldwide "Beast On The Road Tour" in 1982. CD1 features tracks recorded at the bands sell out show in Hammersmith while CD2 includes two tracks from their Reading Festival appearance the same year, which incidentally was the first UK performance by the then new-vocalist Bruce Dickinson...


… Chicago-based rockers NINE24 have just released their sophomore effort "6-Pack." Nine24’s old-school rock-n-roll flavor will remind people of the innuendo of arena rockers Van Halen and Aerosmith. "6-Pack" is Nine24’s debut on Kivel Records. Visit the band’s new website at www.Nine24.com for more information …


...VERY METAL, DIECAST, HATEBREED, ROADSAW and LOST GOAT are on the road. Click here for tour dates...


...IN FLAMES and SOILWORK are planning on a tour of the U.S./Europe in the Fall ...


... GEORGE LYNCH and JEFF PILSON's project is reportedly dubbed PYNCH and recording for the project's first CD is expected to commence shortly ...


... Reunion plans for ATHEIST have been scrapped ...


... Swedish death metal kings AMON AMARTH are reportedly entering the studio in August 2002 to record new material ...


... For those of you interested in the punk side of things with a heavy rock edge should know that 3 FINGER DEMON have released their debut CD; for more information visit http://www.3fingerdemon.com ... 


... BROKEN TEETH are having a CD release party for their latest disc "Guilty Pleasures" on March 30th at the Red Eye Fly in Austin, TX ...


... DEREK DAVIS and JAMES PACHEO of BABYLON A.D. have put out a bluesy 5-song EP called "Derek Davis and the American Blues Box" on Perris Records ...


... SILENT RAGE are finish up recording their latest disc "Still Alive" at The French Brothers Studio in sunny California ...


... hardcore mavens SNAPCASE have begun demoing songs for their next disc and is tentatively due in September 2002. Word on the street is that the band is taking a dark, brooding approach to writing ...


... ATREYU have begun recording their debut CD "Suicide Notes And Butterfly Kisses" at Tracks East Studios in New Jersey with a tentative release date of June 4, 2002 ...


... Victory Records artist on the label's 2002 tour featuring GRADE, CATCH 22, REACH THE SKY, and STUDENT RICK ...


... TENACIOUS D will host MTV's "The 25 Loudest Videos" with Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. The first airing is April 27th. The and is also on the road and you can find tour dates by clicking here...


...CRYPTOPSY, HAEMORRHAGE, PROFANITY and SPAWN have joined together for a tour. The mighty MOTORHEAD is also on the road with MORBID ANGEL. Also on tour are EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE, ROXX GANG and WARRANT. Click here for tour dates...


ALCHEMY X have just announced their first performance with new vocalist Bob Mitchell (Vydykator/ex-Attacker). The show will take place Friday, March 15th at DRINK NYC on Arthur Kill Road in Staten Island, NY. ALCHEMY X will be performing songs from their upcoming disc "11:59:59" ...


...Some of the bands featured on the UK Ozzfest performance at Donington on May 25, 2002 are OZZY, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOOL, SLAYER, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, CRADLE OF FILTH, and DROWNING POOL ...


... Tune in to ExtstreamRadio.com at 2pm (EST) on March 17th to hear an interview with ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott ...


... Sweden's ENTOMBED will be touring the United States this Spring! The tour is being planned for May with Nuclear Blast artists HYPOCRISY and IMMORTAL as support. Dates and venues have not yet been confirmed, but stay tuned ...


... CENTINEX's latest disc "Diabolical Desolation" on the Candlelight label has been pushed back due to an unforeseen manufacturing delay ...


... SHADOWS FALL have announced that touring guitarist Jason Bittner has decided to join the band on a permanent basis. Writing songs for the new disc continues ...


...HER BLACK WINGS is the name chosen by the new band featuring former BURN IT DOWN vocalist Ryan Downey alongside ex-RACETRAITOR/BURN IT DOWN/ARMA ANGELUS guitarist Dan Binaei and drummer Charlie Walker (ex-SPLIT LIP, CHAMBERLAIN, SERGIO VEGA and NEW END ORIGINAL) ...


... McFarlane Toys are to unveil a series of new KISS dolls called 'Creatures Of The Night'. However, despite the name, these do not reflect the band's image at the time of the album of the same name 
(1982), but rather depicts their nasty'/'Unmasked' period' ...


... The track listing for PESSIMIST's newest disc "Slaughtering The Faithful" are "Requiem," "Baptized in Blasphemy," "Summoned to Suffer," "Embodiment Of Impurity," "Resurrected Torment," "Slaughtering The Faithful," "Infernal Abyss," "Metempsychosis," "Stripped of Immortality' ...


... Death metal freaks take note that PANDEMIA's latest effort "Personal Demon" will be available soon ...


... Death metal maniacs ENTER SELF are currently writing new songs for their sophomore release tentatively titled "Beyond The Flesh." Songs that are complete so far include "Hate Burns Cold," "...Of Your Sin," "Methodical Termination" and "One Shadow." Apparently the new songs show ENTER SELF incorporating new intense elements to their death metal groove ...


... BLUE OYSTER CULT guitarist Buck Dharma invites you to check out the new look of his website http://www.buckdharma.com ... 


... Metal Blade recording artists EIDOLON will be conducting a live in-studio interview on CKMS' metal radio show "Space In Your Face" on Thursday, March 14, 2002 from 10pm to midnight Eastern Time (originating from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on 100.3 FM). The band will be discussing their highly anticipated album, "Coma Nation" which is currently slated for a June 2002 release. The band also plan to preview at least one track from the album during the show. This exclusive radio interview will also be broadcast over the Internet. For more information on how to access the webcast (and to check out the radio show each week), check out http://listen.to/siyf or http://www.angelfire.com/on/siyf ... 


...GRAND ALCHEMIST, masterkillers of sophisticated black metal from Norway, have just signed to Sound Riot Records. The full-length CD "Intervening Coma-Celebration" (tentative title) will be released in June or July 2002. The album will have eleven songs in a more technical, tighter, faster, varied and symphonic with weight on melody and intensive aspects. Be on the lookout for an official website to get on-line soon...


...REQUIEM's "The Arrival" will be released at the end of March 2002...


...The recording/editing/mixing of GRAYSCALE's latest album is finished finally. It was recorded and produced by Sakke at top professional Lala Studios (same of To/Die/For "Epilogue"). "When The Ghosts Are Gone" will be mastered by Mikka at Finvoxx Studios (Amorphis, To/Die/For, etc) in the next month... 


...RUPTURE CHRIST have finished recording their new album. Dave Boccuzzi (ANOXIA) produced it. This release will be an interactive CD-rom featuring song samples, bio, photos, reviews and info of RUPTURE CHRIST and more some others bands of Sound Riot Records...


... "Ephemeral Redeemer" will be the title for the second album of NIGHTSIDE (but it's not 100% certain). The forthcoming album will feature 7 or 8 songs with a playtime-time around one hour! NIGHTSIDE's new website should open during Spring...


...SATANS BLOOD may make a video clip for one of their songs featured on "Christians To Ashes..." The band is planning to publish this video clip on their homepage...


...DEMON CHILD will get a new logo done by Kris Verwimp and it will be ready soon. The band will enter at Pop Studio (same used by Demigod, Nightside, Fall of the Leafe, etc) to record 8 new songs in June 2002...


...ETERNAL GRIEF are planning to record their debut album at the end of the 2002. The album title is not yet known, but the recording will take place in Studio Fullmoon in Uddevalla/Sweden (Grief of Emerald, Runemagick, etc)...


...BURIALMOUND already have ten new songs ready for recording. The "idea" for the second album is not yet conceived but it's expected to be in the same direction as the debut "Black Death." BURIALMOUND will enter Watercastle Studios during early October 2002 and reconvene in early December to finish the recording...


...ERIDU ARCANE will likely move on from their connection to Sound Riot Records as they have received a proposal from a well-known label in the gothic/darkwave scene...


...After many re-negotiations, LOST IN TWILIGHT will be leaving Sound Riot Records, as they have chosen to sign with Hammerheart Records from Holland. However, the band have chosen a new moniker, DEVICE...


...HOLOCAUST have broken up...


Displeased Records has announced that mp3 samples of their band's songs have been made available on their website. Go to http://www.displeasedrecords.nl and push the "sounds" button on the left side on the screen and you'll get access to the samples. The sixteen samples feature tracks by INTERNAL SUFFERING, PHOBIA, NINNGHIZHIDDA, and others...


...Sonance Records have announced that the release date for SGR's debut "THE TENBY CHASE" will be May 21, 2002. This kinetic nine-man band has set the Philly music scene on its collective ear with live performances that have earned the band a 2000 "Best of Philly" Award from Philadelphia Magazine and appearances on the Vans Warped Tour the last two years. The forthcoming release of "The Tenby Chase" is compared to Sublime-meets-The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. SGR adds to the mayhem with a horn section onto a jazz-rock jumble, but tosses it into a delirious party setting...


...New York City's SOS's CD "Adios Bandito" features 19 tracks and is available on Amazon.com, and cdbaby.com. For more information visit http://www.sosnyc.com... 


...TOOL and LINKIN PARK win U.S. Grammys - TOOL beat heavy opposition from BLACK SABBATH, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and SLIPKNOT to win ‘Best Metal Performance’ for ‘Schism’ while LINKIN PARK’s ‘Crawling’ won ‘Best Hard Rock Performance’...


...DIMMU BORGIR Wins Norwegian Grammy - DIMMU BORGIR won the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemannprisen) for the album "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia" in the Metal category. Other bands nominated in that category were BORKNAGAR and EMPEROR...


...SATYRICON have announced the launch of their official website http://www.satyricon.no. The site is designed by award-winning designer Hal Bodin...


...PURE SWEET HELL is NEVERMORE's drummer Van Williams newest project. Williams has begun working on this side project with longtime friend and bandmate Christ Eichhorn (from pre-NEVERMORE days). The duo have already finished six songs and plan to release mp3s online in the near future...


...In other NEVERMORE news the band is currently writing material for their forthcoming album which is tentatively titled, "Enemies of Reality." NEVERMORE are planning to hit the road later this year - if that won't get your lazy couch potato ass out of the house I don't what will...


...Victory Records announce that their latest band SNOWDOGS will release their debut disc "Animal Farm" in the U.S. on Tuesday March 12, 2002. SNOWDOGS have often been compared to THE OFFSPRING, SOUL ASYLUM, GREEN DAY, PLACEBO, and THE REPLACEMENTS...


...The recordings and mixing for the upcoming IRON SAVIOR disc 'Condition Red' are completed. We'll let you know when a release date is made public...


....GAMMA RAY's "The Ultimate Collection" will be only be available until the end of April 2002 so get your copy today. The remastered music and new artwork for each disc are available as digipaks or as a set in the form of a very cool 'cube'...


...MOTORHEAD's "Best Of Motorhead" DVD is now available...


...FEAR FACTORY have split-up....


...Rumors abound that MISERY INDEX drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Suffocation, M.O.D.) is reportedly on the short-list to be SLAYER's next drummer...


...BRUCE DICKINSON has confirmed appearances at the Sweden Rock Festival (June 7-8, 2002) and the Wacken Open Air Festival (August 2-3, 2002)...


...Metal Blade Records will celebrate their 20th Anniversary by releasing a 9 CD/1 DVD box set containing fan-favorite tracks from their releases over the last two decades. The set list remains a secret, but we'll let you know when we find out...


...CALLENISH CIRCLE have released their latest CD "Flesh-Power-Dominion" and will be touring Europe with VOMITORY and AMON AMARTH...


...ONESIDEZERO have secured a spot on the OzzFest 2002 second stage. ONESIDEZERO's debut CD "Is This Room Getting Smaller" is in stores now...


...THE OFFSPRING and SOCIAL DISTORTION will play live at Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 27...


...A host of bands from Orange County, California have teamed up to create a benefit CD "Because We Care: A Benefit For The Children's Hospital Of Orange County" on Glue Factory Records. Among the diverse set of bands on the CD are RUFIO, UP SYNDROME, CAMPGROUND EFFECT, YELLOWCARD, DEATH ON WEDNESDAY, and THRICE. The bands have contributed songs these songs to support pediatric health care. For more information visit http://www.gluefactory.com


PESSIMIST will be featured in a live radio broadcast on WNYU. The band will record a live performance and interview on March 30th. The broadcast is scheduled to run in its entirety on Tuesday April 2nd (Kelter says mark your calendar!!) on the Hellhole program from 8-9PM (EST). Tune in to WNYU 89.1 FM if you are in the New York area or listen on the web at www.wnyu.org. PESSIMIST also invite you to hear their latest MP3 "Stripped of Immortality" at http://www.pessimist.com/sounds/stripped_of_immortality.mp3. PESSIMIST's latest CD "Slaughtering The Faithful" can be pre-ordered for $12 at the PESSIMIST web site http://www.pessimist.com. Click here for more Pessimist tour dates...


...MAD AT GRAVITY have posted preliminary mixes of new songs titled "Walk Away" and "Historypeats" on their mp3.com page. Producer extraordinaire Steve Evetts sounds like he did another killer production job with these tunes. Go to http://www.mp3.com/MadatGravity and listen to the new material. In other MAD AT GRAVITY news Tim Palmer has been chosen to mix the record; Palmer has worked with Ozzy Osbourne, U2, and Pearl Jam in the past. The new CD should be in stores in late July with the single for "Walk Away" going to radio stations in early June. Keep your ears open...


...SCHATZI is in the news. SCHATZI will appear for the second consecutive year at the SXSW Showcase in Austin, TX on March 14th. SCHATZIi's debut CD "50 Reasons To Explode" will be in stores on March 19th. "50 Reasons To Explode" will contain thirteen songs in the crunchy, ultra-catchy pop style that they're known for. Click here for more SCHATZI tour dates...


...Soundclips from PRIMAL FEAR's forthcoming CD "Black Sun" are available at this site: http://www.primalfear.de/news.html. "Black Sun" is scheduled to be released on April 29, 2002...


...The last four of JUDAS PRIEST's original Columbia Records U.S. album catalog concludes with "Turbo," "Priest...Live," "Ram It Down," and "Painkiller" to be released on March 19, 2002. Just like the previous eight re-issues these four will contain previously unreleased studio and live bonus tracks, original artwork, lyrics, vintage photography, new liner notes by the band, and digital remastering by Jon Astley. These four re-issues contain a wealth of MTV classics and Billboard Album Rock chart tracks including "Turbo Lover," "Locked In," "Rock You All Around The World," "Parental Guidance," "Monsters Of Rock," "Painkiller," "A Touch Of Evil," and "Night Crawler." Each CD booklet has been expanded to reprise the original LP artwork and include lyrics (where available), as well as present vintage photographs from the band's personal collection, and newly-written liner notes written by the band that put each album in perspective. Bonus material on each of these 4 expanded editions comprises at least one previously unreleased studio track from the original album recording sessions and one previously unreleased live version of a Judas Priest classic recorded during the tours that supported each release...


...DEAD LEAVES are on tour. Click here for tour dates...


...Vienna, Italy-based thrashers DEMOLITION now have a website and they'd like you to pay a visit. Point your browser to http://www.demolition.at and tell 'em Rough Edge sent ya!...


...Displeased Records, based in the Netherlands, have a slew of records ready for (or soon to be ready for) purchase. Japanese black metal masters TYRANT are putting the final touches on their sophomore effort "Legend." Columbia-based death/grind sickos INTERNAL SUFFERING will soon unleash "Chaotix Matrix" - fans of Devourment, Suffocation, and early Cryptopsy won't want to miss this release. NINNGHIZHIDDA from Germany have just finished the recording and mixing/mastering of their new album 'Demigod.' Expect dark, atmospheric, appealing diverse black metal. The release date is set for April 25th 2002 - fans of Dimmu Borgir and Samael should check this out. May 25, 2002 will see the release of DEFORMITY's sophomore effort "Superior." Hate mongers UNLORD's third CD "Lord Of Beneath" will see the light of day in April 2002. A Displeased Records sampler called "Smells Like Team Spirit IV" will soon be available to help you get acquainted with the Displeased Records roster of bands...


...From Beyond Productions, a sub-label of Displeased Records, will be releasing the debut of ABSOLUTE DEFIANCE's "Systematic Terror Decimation" - this band hails from Indonesia and play a style more akin to US acts like Dying Fetus and Skinless. A vinyl version of Chile's PENTAGRAM discography record is currently available. "Jaws Of Satan," a compilation of material from the first US bands to play black metal SATHANAS and BATHYM will be available in late April 2002. A seven-inch vinyl record of Russian gore metal blasters SCRAMBLED DEFUNCTS will be released in Summer 2002. Polish gore/grid crazies REINFECTION will release a seven-inch vinyl version of "Good Efficient Butchery" during Summer 2002. More vinyl will be available in the form of ABCESS's "Open Wound" which will contain four unreleased tracks originally recorded in 1998...


...Da' Core Records is proud of their next release from 200 NORTH called "Watching The World Die." This young band from western Maryland plays high energy, powerful, melodic hardcore that can only be compared to the likes of Shai Hulud and Ensign. Also, Da' Core Records has announced that NO RETREAT has halfway completed their new album tentatively titled "Pray For Peace, But Prepare For War." They will be back in the studio in May to finish up. "Pray For Peace, But Prepare For War" features guest vocal appearances by Eddie Proof and Mad Joe Black from Boxcutter...


...MECCA's self-titled debut is pure melodic rock style in the style of SURVIVOR, TOTO, and MR. MISTER! All the songwriting and production was conducted by ex-SURVIVOR mainman JIM PETERIK (think "Eye Of The Tiger"). The album was recorded and mixed at the world class renowned Sound Kitchen Studios in Nashville...


Two new projects tied to the extended family of ROYAL HUNT are now available. The first album signed is the new solo work from Royal Hunt leader and main songwriter Andre Andersen entitled "Black On Black." Following his solo debut "Changing Skin," the new CD encompasses all musical styles dear to the great Russian-Danish composer, that is to say neoclassical metal, symphonic rock and classic hard rock music. The line-up appearing on "Black on Black" features none other than ELEGY singer Ian Parry, plus Rene Rieland on guitars, and Kaj Laege on drums. Look for “Black On Black” in stores about June 2002...


...The other Royal Hunt related project has just been signed to the Anglo/Italian label is EARTHMAKER which is the solo project from Royal Hunt singer John West. Earthmaker features an incredible all-star line-up including Chris Caffery (Savatage) and Mike Chlasciak (Halford) on lead guitars, Lonnie Park (Cozy Powell, John West) on keyboards, Ray Riendau (Halford) on bass, and Bobby Jarzombek (Halford) on drums. Also scheduled to appear are: Vitalij Kuprij (Artension), Andre Andersen (Royal Hunt), Steen Mogesen (Royal Hunt/Cornerstone) and Jeff Plate (Savatage). The release of the album is tentatively scheduled for late summer 2002...


...HAREM SCAREM's newest CD "Weight Of The World" has been receiving amazing critical acclaim worldwide including "Record Of The Month" in MELODIC JOURNEY magazine (Germany) and a front cover feature as well. "Weight Of The World" was awarded Album Of The Month honors on the German metal magazine Rock Hard. ! "Weight Of The World" will be officially released Europe-wide on March 25, 2002...


...The recording of the Genius Rock Opera Ep.1 "A Human Into Dreams World" is finally completed and the album is currently being mixed by Mike Slamer in his studios in Los Angeles. As a last minute addition, Mecca vocalist Joe Vana took the last part available and will appear as King McChaos Consultant. Also appearing will be ex-Trillion vocalist Thom Griffin on harmony vocals. The album should see the light of day in late 2002 release date...


...DRIVE, SHE SAID have finally completed the recording of the new album "Real Life." Song titles are: "Real Life," "What's It Gonna Take?" When Will It Be Love?" "How Can I Be Sure?", "Find Your Place As A Man," "Overdrive," "Silver White," "Hold Me," "All Your Heart," "Stronger," "Al's Song," "We Live For Love," "Always and Forever," and "We All Need." On a related note, keyboard wizard and Drive, She Said member Mark Mangold will appear as special guest star at Lokerse Feesten in August 2002 during the Vaughn concert. He will perform songs from his latest solo record and Flesh & Blood, the band in which Mangold and Danny Vaughn worked together...


...The long awaited DARIO MOLLO / TONY MARTIN - THE CAGE new project simply entitled "2" has been completed and is scheduled for a simultaneous European and Japanese release on May 22, 2002...


The TALON debut album has been finally completed at TRS Studios in North Hollywood, CA. This album of solid arena hard rock is guaranteed to please all fans of bands such as Dokken, Firehouse and classic Winger...


...Other new releases on Frontiers Records/ Now & Then Productions is as follows:

Now available: TWO FIRES' "Ignition" and REB BEACH's "Masquerade"
March 25th 2002: HAREM SCAREM's "Weight Of The World" and THE JEFF AUSTIN PROJECT's "Go Big Or Stay Home"
April 22nd 2002: MECCA's self-titled disc and LAST TRIBE’s "Witch Dance"...


...Pennsylvania-based rock band THE JULIANA THEORY, recently signed to Epic Records, entered Site Studios last week, with producer Jerry Harrison (Live, No Doubt, Rebel Amish Radio) and engineer, David Schiffman (System Of A Down, Rage Against the Machine), readying for an early-Fall, 2002 album release. With over 100,000 copies scanned from its two full-length releases on a Seattle-based independent label, The Juliana Theory is eager for people to hear the new record. "We've grown so much as a band in the two years since 'Emotion Is Dead.' We're much better players and writers. Everything that we're doing, we're doing at a higher level - our rock songs rock harder, our beautiful songs are more beautiful and everything in between is more dynamic," explains guitarist, Josh Fiedler. Lead singer/guitarist, Brett Detar adds, "There's definitely a lot more hard rock riffs on this one. We brought 40 different guitars and 15 amplifiers to this studio this time. It's going to rock hard, but highly textured. We've got lots of flavors to choose from." Brett Detar continues, "We've been drawing inspiration from great rock records that are timeless for us: the first few Zeppelin albums, 'Siamese Dream,' 'The Joshua Tree,' 'The Bends,' 'Wish You Were Here,' 'The Black' album, 'The White' album - all the classics."...


...From the Not Very Metal, But I’ve Got To Hear It To Believe It Dep’t: "When Pigs Fly: Songs You Never Thought You'd Hear" is a unique collection of newly recorded covers that mixes both legendary and contemporary artists doing versions of classic hit songs far out of their usual musical genre. "When Pigs Fly: Songs You Never Thought You'd Hear" will be released on May 7, 2002 on A2X Records. "When Pigs Fly: Songs You Never Thought You'd Hear" is the brainchild of record producer Cevin Soling and was brought to reality when he paired with noted music journalist and artist manager Bruce Pilato to create an "unforgettable" album. The recordings will include Lesley Gore singing the AC/DC tune, "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” Ani DiFranco and film star Jackie Chan doing a re-make of the Natalie Cole classic "Unforgettable," new wave icons Devo performing Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Ohio," 80's pop stars The Fixx creating their own take on the Nancy Sinatra hit "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," and country music legends, The Oak Ridge Boys, recording the Kansas megahit, "Carry On My Wayward Son." Adding to the mayhem, the album will also feature original 60's pop stars The Box Tops (with Alex Chilton) performing their version of Blondie's "Call Me" and Herman's Hermits (with Peter Noone) doing their rendition of Billy Idol's "White Wedding." Billy Preston covers Duran Duran's "Girls On Film" and Roy Clark performs the Louis Armstrong classic "What A Wonderful World." The CD also includes recordings by The Connells, The Neanderthal Spongecake, and a unique version of Peter Gabriel's "Shock The Monkey" by Hawaiian legend Don Ho...


...SWITCHED are scheduled to perform as the opening band on upcoming tours featuring ILL NINO and PRIMER 55. Switched’s debut “Subject To Change” is now available and is chock full of the ferocious rhythms and blistering rock that they’re known for. "Inside" is the first single from “Subject to Change” and it has been re-recorded and remixed by head-banging producer Howard Benson. Benson has worked with hard rock staples such as P.O.D., Reveille, Cold, Zebrahead, and Nullset. "Inside" will hit the airwaves on Alternative/Rock radio beginning March 23rd. Click here for Switched tour dates...


...Sanctuary Records recording artists SOULMOTOR will release their second album, “Revolution Wheel” on April 9, 2002. “Revolution Wheel” is the follow-up to Soulmotor's self-titled 1999 debut which included the top 25 radio track "Guardian Angel." The new CD features the tracks "Shutdown," "A Man Made God," "Long Live the New Machine," "Gods And Monsters" and "Staring at the Sun." Soulmotor's music has changed direction significantly as “Revolution Wheel” is much heavier and more brutal than 'Soulmotor.' More than 18 months of hard work went into the meticulous writing and recording of “Revolution Wheel.” Live dates to promote 'Revolution Wheel' are being discussed...


...MY DYING BRIDE are to play their first London show in over two years on Saturday 27th April at The Mean Fiddler. My Dying Bride will be joined by special guests Rotting Christ. This show will be My Dying Bride's only UK show of the year. On April 22nd the release of the My Dying Bride DVD “For Darkest Eyes” will contain all of My Dying Bride's promo video's to date including ‘Symphonaire Infernus,’ ‘The Thrash Of Naked Limbs,’ ‘Songless Bird,’ ‘I Am The Bloody Earth,’ ‘The Cry Of Mankind,’ and ‘For You.’ “For Darkest Eyes” will also contain a full live set filmed in Krakow, Poland in 1996. This My Dying Bride gig features ten tracks and the classic My Dying Bride line-up with original drummer Rick Miah and Martin Powell, now with Cradle Of Filth. The live tracks are: 
"A Sea To Suffer In"
"The Songless Bird"
"Crown Of Sympathy"
"The Thrash Of Naked Limbs"
"The Cry Of Mankind"
"Your River"
"Black Voyage"
"Your Shameful Heaven"
"From Darkest Skies"
"The Forever People"

My Dying Bride will also be releasing a brand new live album, entitled "Voice Of The Wretched." The album will hit the shops Monday 29th April in Europe and Tuesday April 30 in the US...


...Silverline Records and Sanctuary Records will release over 140 DVD/audio titles including JOEY RAMONE, THE SEX PISTOLS, MEGADETH, MOTORHEAD and many others. Silverline Records has obtained the exclusive license rights for all six-channel formats for 140 unique albums in the Sanctuary repertoire including past and future releases...


...April 21st is the release date for 21 GUNS unreleased (until now) demos and will be called “Demolition.” The tracks were recorded by the band’s original line-up of Scott Gorham, Leif Johansen, Tommy LaVerdi, and Mike Sturgis. The band also reports that the rumors that Tommy LaVerdi has met his untimely end are completely false...


...Roadrunner Record's newest signing, FIVE POINTE O, recently played a sold out hometown show at The Metro in Chicago, IL. The band is preparing to head out on the road to promote their upcoming debut release “Untitled” which will be available in stores on March 19th, 2002. Check the Tour Dates section for Five Pointe O shows in support of Mushroomhead, Lamb of God, 18 Visions, and Dog Fashion Disco...


...Arise Records reports that the Brazilian heavy metal band WIZARDS has just signed with the label to re-release their last album “The Kingdom” in Europe. Great production and cover artwork by J.A.Torquato (Angra). The album will be released in May 2002...


...After the success of “The Keepers Of Jericho (A Tribute To Helloween),” Arise Records is working on compiling a second volume which will be released in December 2002. Arise Records confirms covers of “Starlight,” “Dr.Stein,” “Rise and Fall,” “March Of Time,” “Soul Survivor,” and “Twilight Of The Gods.”...


...Arise recording artists MOURNING CARESS have confirmed their participation at Summer Breeze Festival in August 2002...


...RED WINE's second disc “El Fin De Los Tiempos” will be released in April 2002 with a tour to follow during the late Spring and early Summer...


...Other Arise Records bands are in the studio:

AXENSTAR are working on their debut album “Perpetual Twilight” with producer Pelle Saether at Studio Underground. Axenstar are a new band from the Swedish heavy metal scene. “Perpetual Twilight” will be released in October 2002.

FRETERNIA will enter into Studio Underground in April 2002 for the recording of their second album. The Swedish epic speed metal band got very good reactions for their debut album “Warchants & Fairytales.”

ARWEN will record their debut album in May 2002. Arwen has eight members featuring many vocal arrangements and high technical quality...

NEW ARISE RELEASES:
DARK MOOR "The Gates Of Oblivion
VHALEDMAR "Fight To The End"
IMBALANCE "Mourning Caress"
SERAPHIM "The Soul That Never Dies"


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