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FU MANCHU Announce California Gigs

FU MANCHU have announced two shows in California during December. They will be performing at The Casbah in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 13, and at the Detroit Bar in Orange County on Saturday, Dec. 14. In other news, the band will enter the studio with producer/engineer Brian Joseph Dobbs (MANMADEGOD, ECHOBRAIN) on Dec. 2 ...

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PEAVEY ELECTRONICS CORP Launches EDWARD VAN HALEN CUSTOM SHOP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Peavey Electronics Corp., is proud to introduce the Edward Van Halen Custom Shop. That totally tricked-out, customized Wolfgang electric guitar you've been pining for all these years is now only a few mouse clicks away at www.Peavey.com. Peavey's EVH Custom Shop offers guitarists a brilliantly simplistic online user interface where they can ...

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40 GRIT Announce Upcoming Dates

Metal Blade recording artists 40 GRIT have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Studio Z (w/AGENT ORANGE) Dec. 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound SF (w/MY RUIN) Dec. 13 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon St. (w/MY RUIN) These shows are tune-ups before the band hit ...

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ARK Commence Work On New CD

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have entered Area 51 Studios in Celle, Germany to begin recording their new album with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, VICTORY). "ARK reunited in Southern France six weeks ago, ...

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Hang Out With MARILYN MANSON In New York City!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATTENTION NEW YORK AREA MARILYN MANSON FANS! We are offering you a unique opportunity to hang out with MANSON at a party he is hosting which will be televised by Much Music. The party is taking place in New York City on Thursday, October 24, 2002 and you would need to be ...

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KIP WINGER Lines Up Solo Dates

WINGER frontman Kip Winger has lined up the following solo dates during November/December: Nov. 14 - Ft. Meyers, FL @ Indigo Room Dec. 03 - Sacramento, CA @ Road House Dec. 04 - Palo Alto, CA @ Icon Dec. 05 - Orange County, CA @ Coach House Dec. 06 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladino's ...

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SEPTIC FLESH Set Release Date For 'Sumerian Daemons'

Greece's SEPTIC FLESH have set January 27th, 2003 as the release date for their brand new CD, titled Sumerian Daemons, through Hammerheart Records. Produced by Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman, the 13-song effort will include the following cuts, among others: 01. Unbeliever 02. Red Code ...

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KORN Frontman Shoots Fiancée For PLAYBOY

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has photographed his fiancée Deven, a former porn actress, for Playboy. "There's nothing better than shooting your chick naked," Jonathan Davis told the magazine. When Playboy.com approached the KORN singer about becoming their fifth celebrity photographer — joining the likes of hip-hop giant Nelly, Tommy Lee and DISTURBED's David Draiman — ...

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Former DEPSWA, Current <151> Members Join Forces In New Group

Former DEPSWA drummer Colin Torres and TRAK 13 vocalist Jeff Zazueta have joined forces with members of Southern California's in an as-yet-unnamed new project. The quintet will enter an Orange County studio this week to begin work on a three-song demo with manager/producer Thom Hazaert (CHIMAIRA, SW1TCHED, ERASE THE GREY, DEPSWA) at the helm. ...

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CHARGER Ink Deal With PEACEVILLE RECORDS

Britain's CHARGER have reportedly inked a deal with Peaceville Records for the release of their debut full-length album, which is currently being recorded at Mighty Atom Studios in Swansea, Wales with legendary producer Billy Anderson (CLUTCH, BRUTAL TRUTH, ORANGE GOBLIN, NEUROSIS, SLEEP). Currently untitled, the long-awaited follow-up to 2000's The Foul Year Of Our Lord ...

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CHARGER Commence Recording Full-Length Debut

Britain's CHARGER have begun recording their debut full-length album at Mighty Atom Studios in Swansea, Wales with legendary producer Billy Anderson (CLUTCH, BRUTAL TRUTH, ORANGE GOBLIN, NEUROSIS, SLEEP). Currently untitled, the long-awaited follow-up to 2000's The Foul Year Of Our Lord will be released in early spring 2003. ...

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THOR Announces North American Dates

The "mighty" THOR has announced the following North American dates in support of his brand new 12th studio album, entitled Triumphant: Sep. 19 - Thunder Bay, Ontario, CAN @ The Apollo Sep. 20 - Sault St. Marie, Ontario, CAN @ Foggy Notions Sep. 21 - Sudbury, Ontario, CAN @ The Townhouse Sep. 24 - Quebec ...

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MACABRE Want Your Children

On Wednesday, September 18th, MACABRE will be conducting a photo shoot for their debut recordings release of their acoustic campfire songs and are looking for children to sit around the campfire with Corporate Death (lead guitar/lead vocals) and Nefarious (bass/backing vocals). The campground is in Romeoville, Illinois and the shoot will take place one hour ...

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MORROWFEST Shows Raise £9,000 For Late IRON MONKEY Frontman

The Morrowfest shows — held last month in tribute to the late IRON MONKEY frontman Johnny Morrow — have raised £9,000 (approximately $14,000). Two shows were held in London and Nottingham and featured EYEHATEGOD, ORANGE GOBLIN, DUKES OF NOTHING, BLACKROCK, -(16)-, CHARGER, THE BLUEPRINT, DAILO, TAINT, MURDER ONE, HELVIS, BLACKEYE RIOT, MISTRESS, THE LAST DROP, ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN Part With Guitarist

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN have parted ways with guitarist Pete O'Malley, who left the group in order to pursue other projects, including his artwork (which can be seen at this location). The band will continue as a four-piece and have no plans to seek a replacement for O'Malley. ORANGE GOBLIN's next show will ...

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AC/DC Frontman's "Helen Of Troy" Musical Gets Postponed

Helen of Troy, the much-anticipated collaboration between AC/DC singer Brian Johnson and the Sarasota Ballet has been postponed until November, with a production of Swan Lake replacing the show during its originally-announced late March slot. According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the ballet has cited fund-raising problems for the postponement of the $1.2 million production, ...

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SHIVA Ink Deal With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has signed Orange County, California-based SHIVA. Formed out of the ashes of cult atmospheric metalists MINDROT, SHIVA are said to be making "unconventional music for a conventional world, writing heavy, pulsating, ethereal songs that are unique to the current heavy music scene," according to an official press release. "This diversity has landed ...

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ENEMYMAKER888 Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK 2002 Festival

Britain's ENEMYMAKER888 (formerly RAINMAKER888) have been added to the line-up of performers scheduled to appear at this year's Bloodstock festival, which is scheduled to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on Saturday, August 31st. Described as "a heavy mix of SABBATH, C.O.C., and NWOBHM," the band have previously supported the likes of ZAKK ...

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LYZANXIA To Issue "Mindcrimes" In October

French thrashers LYZANXIA will release their third full-length CD, entitled Mindcrimes, in Japan on October 2nd through King Records. This version will include two bonus tracks: "COG" and "Endless Sphere". A European release through Trepan Records is expected a short time later. As previously reported, Mindcrimes was recorded at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers ...

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SEPTIC FLESH Complete Work On "Sumerian Daemons"

Greece's SEPTIC FLESH have completed work on their new album, entitled Sumerian Daemons, with producer Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman for an October release through Hammerheart Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the 13-song effort are the following: 01. Red Code Cult 02. ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Continues Work On Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin is continuing to lay down vocals to his long-awaited solo offering, entitled Threatcon Delta, at California's Jet City Studios for a late 2002 release through Metal Mayhem Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the forthcoming CD are the following: 01. Blue Screen of Death 02. Welcome to the ...

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LYZANXIA Complete Work On "Mindcrimes"

French thrashers LYZANXIA have completed work on their third full-length CD, entitled Mindcrimes, at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) and Don Romano 666. Mixed by Nordström and Patrick J at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, the album's full track listing is as follows: ...

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Former VENOM/CARCASS Guitarist Launches House-Cleaning Sale

Guitarist Mike Hickey, known for his work with VENOM, CARCASS, CATHEDRAL and CRONOS, is selling a bunch of guitars to anyone willing to cough up the right amount of cash. Among the items for sale are the following: - 1948 Gibson L-7,sunburst,ohsc,near mint $3,000 - 1965 Gibson ES-330,sunburst,ossc & hsc, near-mint $2,000 - 1952 Gibson ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: New Guitarist Found?

LIMP BIZKIT have finalized a new guitarist to replace Wes Borland, according to Shoutweb. Although no official announcement has yet been made, recent unconfirmed reports suggest that former SNOT guitarist Mike Smith has been selected as Borland's replacement. Smith had previously worked with SNOT (as a replacement for Sonny Mayo in 1998), theSTART ...

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FILTER Looking For Extras To Appear In New Video

FILTER will shoot a video for the track "Where Do We Go From Here", the first single from the group's upcoming The Amalgamut CD, on Saturday, April 27th, and they are looking for authentic FILTER fans to participate all ethnicities are welcome as long as you are hip, cool and way into FILTER, according to ...

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