Archive News Jul 19, 2001

July 19, 2001

We might have made similar statements in the past, but we believe that we now have what appears to be the truly “final” track listing for MACHINE HEAD's upcoming Supercharger effort, which was produced by Johnny K (i.e. DISTURBED, SOIL, NO ONE) at Malibu's Indigo Ranch and Mad Dog Studios and mixed at Tarzana's Can-Am facility by Colin Richardson. Also included in the following list are the exact running times for each track, give or take a couple of seconds, as they appear on the recently mastered CD:


01. Declaration (intro) (1:11)

02. Bulldozer (4:37)

03. White-Knuckle Blackout! (3:14)

04. Crashing Around You (3:13)

05. Kick You When You're Down (4:01)

06. Only The Names (6:07)

07. All In Your Head (4:06)

08. American High (3:45)

09. Brown Acid (intro) (0:59)

10. Nausea (4:21) (formerly “Sick Of You”)

11. Blank Generation (6:38)

12. Trephination (4:57)

13. Deafening Silence (5:33)

14. Supercharger (3:50)


Two additional cuts, “Ten Fold” (4:50) and “Rat Race” (3:40),were tracked for the album, but have been set aside for use as future B-sides and/or bonus songs. The former cut, which was originally included in the final album sequencing, only to be removed in favor of “Nausea”, is now unlikely to have its vocal tracks redone or its lyrics rewritten, contrary to what we previously reported, and will likely appear in its current form on the digipack version of Supercharger, which is due out through Roadrunner Records sometime in September.


To check out the cover artwork for Supercharger, click here.


In other MACHINE HEAD-related news, frontman Robert Flynn has refuted a previous BLABBERMOUTH.NET report that indicated that he was “too busy” with the mixing of Supercharger to make a guest appearance on the upcoming third full-length album from fellow Bay Area crushers SKINLAB (entitled tHEreVOLTING ROOM&gt&gtdISTURBING tHE aRT oF eXPRESSION&lt&lt),citing miscommunication between him and SKINLAB producer Steve Evetts as the primary reason for his eventual non-appearance on said album (translation: Flynn wanted to get a copy of the song mailed to him in advance so that he could hear it, and Evetts failed to get the music to him in time for the planned collaboration to take place).

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is making 500 copies of his ECHOBRAIN CD available via Ebay for the very reasonable price of $15 plus shipping at this location. As previously reported, ECHOBRAIN includes in its line-up Newsted, drummer Brain Sagrafina and guitarist/singer Dylan Dawkin. The group's self-titled album, which was produced by Brian Dobbs (i.e. MANMADEGOD),features guest appearances by METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett, former FAITH NO MORE guitarist Jim Martin, and members of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, with whom METALLICA collaborated for its S&ampM album and subsequent live concerts.

CRADLE OF FILTH have officially parted ways with bassist Robin Eaglestone, who has reportedly left the group for “personal” reasons. According to an official statement from the band, Robin “feels that he has other things in his life that he wants to pursue and he cannot commit enough time to the band as needed. There are no hard feelings between the band or Robin, as stated he left the band for his reasons. It is very amicable and he will help out if we should need him to.” CRADLE OF FILTH are presently using the services of former ANATHEMA bassist Dave Pybus for the duration of their current US trek, but will be actively looking for a new bass player once the American tour is over.

Chicago's SOIL, featuring former SINDROME/BROKEN HOPE bassist Shaun Glass on guitar, have completed all the recordings for their J Records full-length debut (the group's second overall),entitled S C A R S, with producer Johnny K (i.e. MACHINE HEAD, DISTURBED),and will be heading to New York City to begin mixing the effort with Kevin Shirley (i.e. DREAM THEATER, IRON MAIDEN) at Hit Factory Studios beginning this Friday, July 20th. A September 11th release is expected, with a tour to follow shortly thereafter.

San Francisco's WURKT have completed work on their 143 Records debut with producer Josh Abraham and are currently seeking new management. A showcase for this purpose was set up at Hollywood's Viper Room this coming Monday, July 23rd, with WURKT scheduled to take the stage at 10 PM. Consisting of Josh Robinson (vocals),Toby Seeger (guitars),Guy Gates (bass) and Geoff Eckert (drums),WURKT's upcoming debut is tentatively set to be released at the end of the year, and it will likely include the following tracks, among others:


01. Misdirected

02. Ego

03. Faithful

04. Bruised

05. LBT

Former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson has officially left SECTOR 9 (which also features in its ranks ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Wade Black) in order to fully concentrate on his solo endeavor THE BEN JACKSON GROUP. Here is Jackson's official statement on the matter:


“For several months I have been trying to juggle two bands and the responsibility of raising three children, all under age 5. I would like to explain there is just not enough of me to go around.


“I enjoyed working with Wade and Jesse on SECTOR 9, but the band was so new, I just thought it best to let it go. My other project, THE BEN JACKSON GROUP, has existed since 1998 and has been very fulfilling for me and I must continue this.


“The added challenge of being guitarist and vocalist is a chance to grow for me and really develop as an artist.


“As for SECTOR 9, I did suggest the name and willingly offer it to Wade or Jesse if they would like to continue the project.


“I have absolutely no harsh feelings for anyone in my career past, but only fond memories of CRIMSON GLORY, PARISH and SECTOR 9.


“It is now time for me to be my own man and forge a new musical beginning with my own voice and songs. I promise I will give it my all this time around.


“Peace Everyone! Ben Jackson


THE BEN JACKSON GROUP's debut CD, Here I Come, will be available soon through his own label and web site. The guitarist is reportedly working on the material for a second record that he promises will be “even better...and heavier” than the first.

DEATH's long-awaited live release Live in L.A. (Death &amp Raw) will be issued in Europe on September 17th and in the USA on October 16th through Nuclear Blast Records. VHS and DVD versions will be released on the same dates.

CANNIBAL CORPSE, KREATOR, KRISIUN and DISBELIEF are teaming up for a host of European concerts prior to the X-Mas Fest 2001 trek (which will include CANNIBAL, KREATOR, NILE, DARK FUNERAL, VOMITORY and MARDUK). The announced dates are as follows:


Nov. 17 – London, UK @ Mean Fiddler

Nov. 18 – Cardiff, UK @ Club Ifor Bach

Nov. 19 – Dublin, IRE @ Temple Bar

Nov. 20 – Belfast, IRE @ Limelight

Nov. 21 – Dudley, UK @ J.Bs

Nov. 22 – Bradford, UK @ Rio

Nov. 23 – Rennes, FRA @ L'antipode

Nov. 24 – Lille, FRA @ Splendid

Nov. 25 – Paris, FRA @ Locomotive

Nov. 26 – Lyon, FRA @ Real Theatre

Nov. 27 – Toulouse, FRA @ Le Bikini

Nov. 28 – Bordeaux, FRA @ Koslow

Nov. 29 – Barcelona, SPA @ Sala Garatge Club

Nov. 30 – Irun, SPA @ Tunk

Dec. 01 – Madrid, SPA @ El-Grito

Dec. 02 – Porto, POR @ Hard Club

Dec. 04 – Marseille, FRA @ Mirabeau

Dec. 05 – IT @ TBA

Dec. 07 – Tessaloniki, GR @ Hydrois

Dec. 08 – Athene, GR @ Sporthall

Producer Kevin Shirley is tentatively scheduled to begin mixing the forthcoming DREAM THEATER studio album in mid-September for an early 2002 release.

CLUTCH will be performing a live set at Dragon*Con, America's largest annual convention for fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror, comics and art, games and computers, animation, science, music, television and films, between August 31 and September 3rd.

CROWBAR's forthcoming studio album, Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form, is scheduled to be released through Spitfire Records on August 21st. As previously reported, Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form was recorded at former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman's North Shore Recording Studio and is the group's first album to feature former MACHINE HEAD/CRISIS drummer Tony Costanza.

The Mark IV line-up of DEEP PURPLE, featuring bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes and guitarist Tommy Bolin, will be releasing a two-CD set entitled This Time Around on September 11th through Sanctuary Records in North America and Purple Records in the rest of the world. Based on the live performance that was previously released as the Last Concert In Japan CD, the new package will contain additional tracks and other unspecified surprises. In related news, Hughes' previously announced gig with MOUNTAIN, which was to take place at the Westbury Music Fair on August 5th, has been cancelled, reportedly because the venue would not let MOUNTAIN film for the DVD they want to make.

ORDER OF THE ILLUMINATI (formerly AGENT STEEL) have started pre-production work on their upcoming CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded later this summer for a late 2001 release. The as-yet-untitled effort will be the group's first with new drummer Rigo Amezcua, who recently replaced longtime skinsman Chuck Profus. ORDER OF THE ILLUMINATI will be performing live on August 25th at Boston's in Tempe, Arizona on a bill that is also set to include STEEL PROPHET, BORN OF FIRE, EXILED, and other special guests.

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch is looking for a vocalist for an unspecified new solo project. Interested parties must e-mail an MP3 and a electronic photograph to [email protected] or mail a CD and photograph to: Sacred Groove Merchandising, 985 Lincoln Way, Suite 105, Auburn, CA 95603.

IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris is in the middle of producing a new DIRTY DEEDS studio album—the veteran four-stringer's first-ever production job outside of IRON MAIDEN. According to DIRTY DEEDS' bassist Tony Newton, the as-yet-untitled effort is half completed and is tentatively scheduled for a November release in the US, where the group just landed a new record deal and management.

MISFITS' Jerry Only and special guests Marky Ramone of the world-famous RAMONES and Robo &amp Dez from BLACK FLAG will head out to Argentina, Chile and Brazil next week for a series of special MISFITS 25th Anniversary shows, starting July 26th. Two additional shows will be held in the U.S. in August, the first in honor of WSOU's 15th Anniversary and the other in conjunction with Magic Con in Las Vegas and openers Channel 3. A Japanese tour is planned for September.

RAGING SPEEDHORN's live version of “Scrapng The Resin”, recorded at the Astro Hall in Tokyo on the band's first tour of Japan, is available exclusively through this week's Kerrang! magazine on The Hot Stuff, a 20-track compilation CD that also features the likes of STATIC-X, DRY KILL LOGIC, THE ICARUS LINE, KARMIC JERA, THE CULT, ANTIPRODUCT and loads of others. RANCID are the cover stars this week, and the issue is dated July 21, 2001.

A new 40 GRIT track entitled “Only Human”, taken from the group's recently-recorded three-song demo, can be heard in streaming audio via this location.

CARNAL FORGE's upcoming album, entitled Please....Die!, will be released through Century Media Records in the fall. The full track listing for the effort is as follows:


01. Everything Dies

02. No Resurrection

03. A World All Soaked In Blood

04. Fuel For Fire

05. Welcome To Your Funeral

06. Please...Die! (Aren't You Dead Yet)

07. A Higer Level Of Pain

08. Hand Of Doom

09. Becoming Dust

10. Butchered, Slaugthered, Strangled, Hanged

11. Totalitarian Torture

12. Slaves

Swedish pop-punkers MILLENCOLIN will be supporting BLINK 182 at two shows in Canada—on August 28th in Quebec City and August 29th in Montreal. These will be one-off shows, as the band has to head back to their native Sweden directly after the concerts to start practicing and writing new songs for their upcoming studio album, which is scheduled to be recorded in the fall.



July 15, 2001: Pittsburgh -- The four organizers of the first-ever MetalliBash, a fan-organized convention honoring the fans of the band METALLICA, are proud to announce that the recipient of all profits from the event will go to the Bradshaw Mountain Wildlife Reserve.


Located near Mayer, Arizona, this reserve is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, abused, and unwanted animals. Lacking the support of city, state, or federal funds, BMWA relies entirely on charitable donations for its continuing health.


The MetalliBash organizers felt this an appropriate charity for their first-ever event because of the close link to METALLICA. Alie Amato, the woman in charge of wardrobe for METALLICA, is also the director of Bradshaw Mountain Wildlife Association. Touring this summer with Janet Jackson, Amato uses the road life as an opportunity to fund-raise for BMWA during METALLICA tours, she has a pair of backstage passes that she raffles off every night.


MetalliBash 2001 is a fan-organized, fan-run, and fan-attended evening of fun for members of the METALLICAClub, and up to three guests. The event will be held September 1, 2001 in San Francisco's Maritime Hall. Such acts as the ROLLINS BAND and DIO, among many others, have played the Maritime. Although this event is not sanctioned by the METALLICA Club, event organizers are hopeful of a cameo appearance by the band members.


The 18-and-over show will feature such standbys of any METALLICA gathering as bootleg trading, a chance for local chapters of the METALLICA Club to strut their stuff, and a commemorative t-shirt designed by two Club members. The standouts of the night will be the raffle of METALLICA goodies — including the new McFarlane action figures and original art by artist Mark DeVito — and a night-capping performance, including special musical numbers, by Southern California's premiere METALLICA tribute band, CREEPING DEATH.


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