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KREATOR To Embark On North American Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: German Metal Pioneers KREATOR Embark on North American Hell Comes To Your Town Tour Celebrating 17 years of performing potent yet influential heavy metal music, Germany's KREATOR is geared to devastate North American venues to support its most recent endeavor Violent Revolution, released through SPV Music. KREATOR possesses an extensive history, pioneering ...

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TAPROOT, DEADSY, DREDG: Initial Dates Announced

TAPROOT have announced the first set of dates for their upcoming tour with DREDG and DEADSY. They are as follows: Aug. 13 - Henderson, NV - The Castle Aug. 14 - Tempe, AZ - Bash On Ash Aug. 15 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre Aug. 19 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues ...

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HEMLOCK Line Up West Coast Dates

Las Vegas' HEMLOCK, whose Pigeon Holed CD was produced by SOULFLY guitarist Mike Doling (ex-SNOT), have lined up the following gigs during coming weeks: Jul. 20 - Victorville, CA @ New Reflections Jul. 21 - Lake Havasu , AZ @ Klub Kaos Jul. 22 - Tempe, AZ @ Bash On Ash Jul. 23 - Farmington, ...

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THE SCORPIONS: Attack Of The Flying Vs!

The following press release comes to us courtesy of www.gibson.com: Rudolph Schenker and Matthias Jabs, rhythm and lead guitarists for German rock band THE SCORPIONS, made an impromptu visit to Gibson USA in Nashville on Monday, June 17th. In town for a Tuesday show, Schenker and Jabs were excited to see the changes ...

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NILE, ARCH ENEMY, HATE ETERNAL US Dates Announced!

The following are the confirmed dates for the North American Darkened Tomb 2002 Tour, featuring NILE, ARCH ENEMY, HATE ETERNAL and ORIGIN: Jul. 06 - The Cotton Club - Atlanta, GA Jul. 07 - Clunk Music Hall Fayetteville, AR Jul. 09 - Sam's - San Antonio, TX Jul. 10 - Concrete Street - Corpus Christie, ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Join HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK Touring Package

SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be supporting HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE during their upcoming US tour, which is scheduled to kick off on May 12th in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is not presently clear if SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be making an appearance on the bill in addition to the previously-announced SCAR CULTURE, or if ...

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ECHOBRAIN: Full US Tour Announced

ECHOBRAIN, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, guitarist/vocalist Dylan Donkin, and drummer Brian Sagrafena, kicked off their 2002 Keep Me Alive tour in Petaluma, California on Wednesday, March 20th to a packed house. Although primarily a local crowd, the audience consisted of several fans who flew in from as far away as Chicago and Dallas ...

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Mankind - FACTORY 81

Not much to say here. Like RELATIVE ASH, SLAVES ON DOPE and PRIMER 55, Detroit's FACTORY 81 are a faceless, generic nu-metal band who possess neither the songwriting ability nor the ingenuity to compete with the big boys, coming across instead like a bad copy of the kind of DEFTONES / LIMP BIZKIT / KORN-inspired ...

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Our Time with You - RELATIVE ASH

Much like labelmates PRIMER 55, Chicago's RELATIVE ASH are a second-rate act who were snapped up in an attempt to capitalize on the current popularity of the so-called "pimprock" / rapcore movement, and their full-length debut is a generic, derivative affair that brings to mind early DEFTONES (circa Adrenaline). Produced more than adequately by Steve ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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Archive News Aug 23, 2001

The revamped SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger (formerly of SOLINGER), have nearly completed work on their upcoming CD, tentatively titled Thick Is The Skin, which is due to be released through an as-yet-undetermined label later in the year. Apparently, several songs have yet to be mixed and other packaging-related issues have to ...

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Archive News Aug 10, 2001 - update 1

The previously announced debut gig by ECHOBRAIN, he new band featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, will take place on Sunday, August 19th at Bimbo's in San Francisco as part of Nadine's Wild Weekend, a music festival that highlights local talent. 'It was important for us to play our first show in the Bay ...

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Archive News Jun 25, 2001 - update 2

CORPORATE AVENGER, who feature in their ranks former MIND FUNK vocalist Pat Dubar, have lined up a host of live shows in support of their upcoming Koch Records debut. The dates are as follows:

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July 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Sanctuary

July 17 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain ...

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Archive News Mar 17, 2001 - update 2

Guitar aficionados and METALLICA fans will be interested to know that ESP Guitars is releasing several new Kirk Hammett models:

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KH-2 Relic - The KH-2 is an exact reproduction of Kirk Hammett's main stage guitar. Every detail was considered, including the wear and tear resulting from years of extensive touring. Production in 2001 will ...

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