Archive News Mar 31, 2001 - update 2

LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has expressed interest in doing an album of “ambient”, “relaxing” music with brother Scott and BIG DUMB FACE bandmate Kyle Weeks. According to Borland, the instrumental set will include 'samples, live drums … electronic ambient. In the APHEX TWINS or FUTURE SOUNDS OF LONDON vein, but slower, more sound-scapey.'

Due to “ridiculous demand” for tickets for the 2001 - A Metal Odyssey festival stop in London, UK, this show has now been moved upstairs from the Mean Fiddler

(formerly LA2) to The Astoria. The full line-up of bands performing on Sunday, April 1st is as follows:








C.O.C. and Australia's own SEGRESSION will be the opening acts on the upcoming PANTERA tour of Australia / New Zealand. The dates are as follows:


May 09 - Auckland, NZ @ North Shore Events

May 10 - Wellington, NZ @ Town Hall

May 12 - Christchurch, NZ @ Town Hall

May 13 - Brisbane, AUS @ Festival Hall

May 15 - Sydney, AUS @ Hordern Pavilion

May 16 - Newcastle, AUS @ Entertainment Centre

May 17 - Melbourne, AUS @ Festival Hall

May 18 - Adelaide, AUS @ Thebarton Theatre

May 20 - Perth, AUS @ Entertainment Centre


In the meantime, the Extreme Steel tour, featuring PANTERA, SLAYER, STATIC-X, SKRAPE and MORBID ANGEL, has been officially announced. In a statement, PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul offered that 'we wanted to kick off the summer with a little metal madness of our own. Being Texas boys, we know how brutal the outdoors can be once June rolls around. We figured our fans are ready for a little evening excitement without any humidity other than the heat they'll generate all on their own.'


Here is a complete list of the dates for the Extreme Steel tour:


June 20 - New Haven, CT @ New Haven Coliseum

June 21 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum

June 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center

June 23 - Worcester, MA @ Centrum

June 25 - Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum

June 27 - Huntington, WV @ Civic Arena

June 29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena

June 30 - Detroit, MI @ TBA

July 01 - Cleveland, OH @ CSU Center

July 03 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena

July 05 - Minneapolis, MN @ Excel Energy Center

July 06 - Fargo, ND @ FargoDome

July 08 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center

July 09 - Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium

July 11 - Denver, CO @ Denver Coliseum

July 14 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center

July 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena

July 18 - Las Vegas, NV @ Thomas &amp Mack Center

July 19 - Long Beach, CA @ Long Beach Arena

July 21 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena

July 22 - Bakersfield, CA @ Centennial Gardens

July 23 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Arena

July 25 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome

July 26 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum



LINKIN PARK have announced a short Australian tour in early May. The dates are as follows:


May 02 – Sydney, AUST @ Enmore

May 04 – Melbourne, AUST @ Festival Hall

May 05 – Brisbane, AUST @ Festival Hall


Support at all three shows will come from Australia's SUNK LOTO.

SLAVES ON DOPE's NYC stop on their upcoming New Blood Tour (also featuring FACTORY 81, DROWNING POOL and NO ONE) on May 4th has been moved to the Wetlands. The full itinerary for the trek is as follows:


April 06 - Toledo, OH @ Main Event

April 07 - Detroit, MI @ Iroc

April 08 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

April 09 - Chicago, IL @ Metro

April 11 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop's

April 13 - Tulsa, OK @ Otherside

April 14 - Amarillio, TX @ Route 66

April 15 - Lubbock, TX @ TBA

April 17 - Killeen, TX @ Oz

April 18 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station

April 19 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room

April 20 - Corpus Cristi, TX @ Corpus Center Theatre

April 21 - Dallas, TX @ TBA

April 24 - Little Rock, AK @ Vino's

April 25 - Memphis, TN @ TBA

April 27 - Knoxville, TN @ Moose's Music Hall

April 28 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

April 29 - Chatanooga, TN @ The Bay

May 01 - Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggy's

May 02 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

May 04 - New York City, NY @ Wetlands

May 05 - Amherst, MA @ Skybox

May 06 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA

May 07 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Metropol

May 08 - Cincinnati, OH @ TBA

May 09 - Milwaulkee, WI @ TBA

May 10 - Minneapolis, MI @ TBA

The UK's HECATE ENTHRONED have been added to the list of artists performing at the Extinction Agenda 2 Festival at the Woughton Centre in Milton Keynes, UK on May 5th. The full bill is as follows:













Sweden's CENTINEX have signed a multi-album deal with the UK's Candlelight Records. The group's forthcoming full-length album, titled Diabolical Desolation, will be recorded at Black Lounge Studios during July. In the meantime, CENTINEX's Hellbrigade CD will be released in the US through WW III Records on May 8th.

San Francisco Bay Area's M.I.R.V. have been added to the second leg of the ongoing JERRY CANTRELL (ALICE IN CHAINS) tour, which also features THE SWARM (comprised of ex-DEATH ANGEL members) and COMES WITH THE FALL. As previously reported, M.I.R.V. guitarist Brian Kehoe is part of Cantrell's backing band and will presumably be doing double-duty on guitar at the upcoming shows.


Here's where you can catch JERRY CANTRELL and M.I.R.V.:


April 20 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

April 21 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater

April 22 - Vancouver, BC @ Richards

April 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ DV8

April 26 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Colorado Music Hall

April 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave

April 29 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

April 30 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door

May 02 – Cleveland, OH @ Odeon

May 06 - Winston Salem, SC @ Ziggy's

May 08 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Beehive

May 09 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

May 10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

May 11 - Providence, RI @ Lupos

May 13 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre

May 14 - Washington DC @ 930 Club

May 15 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva

May 16 - Atlantic Beach, NC @ Ziggy's By The Sea

May 18 - Orlando, FL @ Sapphire Supper Club

May 19 - Tampa, FL @ Frankie's Patio

May 20 - Jacksonville, FL @ Club 5

NOSTRADAMUS, guitarist Nikolo Kotzev's rock opera about the famous Michel de Nostredame, will be released through Germany's SPV Records in Europe on May 21st. The Japanese release date is set for April 5th, while the American details are still being worked out. Nostradamus will be released on a double CD and will contain more than 100 minutes of music, featuring a 35-piece symphonic orchestra along with a hard rock band and the following seven singers:






Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW)

Alannah Myles

Sass Jordan


More information can be obtained by visiting the official NOSTRADAMUS web site:

Former ACCEPT / RUNNING WILD drummer Stefan Schwarzmann has joined Germany's VOICE. The group's third full-length CD, Golden Signs, will be released through AFM Records on June 18th.

Germany's SQUEALER are currently in the studio recording their as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, which is tentatively due to be released at the end of August. While awaiting the album's release, SQUEALER will be partaking in some European festivals, including the Bang Your Head festival on June 29th and 30th alongside JUDAS PRIEST, SAVATAGE, STRATOVARIUS, KREATOR, MEGADETH and others.

EDGUY's forthcoming studio album, tentatively titled Mandrake, is scheduled for a late September release.


Holland's THE GATHERING have lined up a couple of European festival appearances during May and June. The dates are as follows:


May 24 – Hirson, FR @ Rotonde Festival

June 3-4 – Hilvaenbeek, NETH @ Elastiek Muziek

June 16 – Twiske, NETH @ Twiske &amp Shout Festival


Little Rock, Arkansas' SOUL EMBRACED are in the studio recording their debut album for Solid State Records, entitled This is My Blood.

East Coast “hardcore noise mongers” COMIN CORRECT will be releasing their In Memory Of… album on Kingfisher Records on April 30th. The CD features guest appearances from Lord Ezac from SKARHEAD and ex-CRO-MAGS / BOTH WORLDS frontman John Joseph. Prior to the album's release, COMIN CORRECT will be heading over to the UK for a short tour with ASSERT. The dates are as follows:&nbsp


April 18 – Newcastle, UK @ Trillians

April 19 – Edinburgh, UK @ Attic

April 20 – Bradford, UK @ Rio

April 21 – Newport, UK @ T.J.'S

April 22 – London, UK @ Underworld

CRADLE OF FILTH are embarking on a tour of Europe, Japan and Australia. Here is where you can catch them:


April 11 - Temple Bar Centre, Dublin, IRE

April 12 - The Limelight, Belfast, IRE

April 14 - Rock City, Nottingham, UK

April 19 - Heat Beat, Tokyo, JAP

April 20 - Bottom Line, Nagoya, JAP

April 22 - Shibuya Club, Tokyo, JAP

April 23 - Shibuya Club, Tokyo, JAP

April 26 - The Roundhouse, Sydney, AUST

April 27 - The Palace Melbourne, AUST

April 28 - The Arena Brisbane, AUST

May 26 - Dynamo Festival, Lichtenvoorde, NETH

June 08 - Mind Over Matter, Wiesen, AUS

June 09 - Gods of Metal, Milan, IT

June 22 - With Full Force, Dresden, GER

June 23 - Graspop Dessel, BEL

June 03 - Quart Festival Quart, NOR



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