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Twilight - TWILIGHT

One of those black metal projects so primally fucked and ruthlessly inaccessible, it'll be hated garbage-can noise to most of the world, and a new religion to a select few. TWILIGHT is a sort of U.S. black metal supergroup, featuring Malefic of XASTHUR and some other subterranean evildoers, and their goal seems to be to ...

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AMENRA Sign With HYPERTENSION RECORDS

Hypertension Records has announced signing of Belgian noisegiants AMENRA. The CD version of the group's latest effort, "Mass III", will be issued on February 15, 2006. "Mass III", which is already drawing critical acclaim from some of Europe's leading rock and metal press, was produced by The Dice, mixed by Zlaya Hadzic (SONIC YOUTH) and ...

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THE GATHERING Enter Studio To Record Ninth Album

World renowned Dutch act THE GATHERING entered the studio today (November 21, 2005) to commence work on their ninth studio album. For this recording the band has built a professional homemade studio inside an old church in the small town of Maurik, located in the south of Holland. With the help of producer Attie Bauw ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Tour Europe With SLAYER?

FEAR FACTORY are looking at possibly touring Europe with SLAYER in March 2006, the group's drummer Raymond Herrera revealed in a brand-new interview conducted by HeavyMetalSource.com. During the interview, Raymond also spoke about the group's songwriting process for their last two albums, his gaming business and his drumming influences. Raymond also said that ...

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LEATHERWOLF Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Legendary Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF, whose current lineup includes vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, EUROPE, VICTORY, L.A. GUNS, ...

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IN FLAMES Drummer To Sit Out MOTÖRHEAD Tour

IN FLAMES drummer Daniel Svensson will sit out the band's upcoming U.K. tour with MOTÖRHEAD while awaiting the birth of his second child. "We asked an old friend of ours, Tobbe Kellgren, to handle the drums for the tour and he gladly accepted," the band write on their web site. In other news, IN FLAMES ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Audio Samples Available For Download

Legendary Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF, whose current lineup includes vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), have uploaded audio samples of several new album tracks at their official web site. The tracks available for preview include "Disconnect", "King of the Ward", "Dr. Wicked", "I Am the Law" and "Behind the Gun". Check them out ...

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KYLESA To Audition Drummers In December/January

Savannah GA's crust-metal-punk hybrid KYLESA will be auditioning drummers in December and January. The band have issued the following list of requirements to all applicants: "Please send us something in the mail... No mp3 or weblinks. We want: some sort of recorded demo, even if it's just you playing drums; a picture or your pretty ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Bassist Sits Out OPETH, CKY Tours

Los Angeles-based quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY have recruited Jason and Josh Diamond from PUNY HUMAN to handle the bass duties on the OPETH and CKY tours after the group's regular bassist, Johnny Chow (a.k.a. John Mark Bechtel, ex-SYSTEMATIC, MY RUIN), was forced to take time out during October while awaiting the birth of his child. Chow ...

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AXL ROSE: More Details About Unofficial Book Revealed

Sorelle Saidman, author of the upcoming unofficial book about GUNS N' ROSES' reclusive frontman Axl Rose, entitled "Axl: The Life and Times of Axl Rose and Guns N' Roses", has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to clear up some of the previously published erroneous details regarding the project. Sorelle's letter reads as follows: "Hi guys, just correcting some ...

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LEATHERWOLF Commence Work On New Album

Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF have issued the following update: "We're heading over to Joe Floyd's new place in the South Bay to track more vocals with Wade [Black, ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES] this weekend. Joe, of course, is the mastermind behind the legendary WARRIOR (remember 'Fighting for The Earth'?) and has had a hand ...

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THIS IS MENACE To Play Special Gig In London

The 15-headed hydra known as THIS IS MENACE, featuring a "who's who" of underground vocalists from HUNDRED REASONS, SIKTH, THERAPY?, CARCASS, AMEN, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, PITCHSHIFTER, EARTHTONE9 and the HIDING PLACE, are set to play a monumental gig at London's Mean Fiddler on December 18. Originally set for September, this show was rescheduled to ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Cheated On SHARON With Nanny

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne cheated on his wife Sharon with their children's nanny the night their son Jack was born. In her forthcoming autobiography, "Extreme", Sharon reveals a drunken Ozzy "celebrated" the birth of Jack in 1985 by jumping into bed with their child-care assistant. Sharon says, "Ozzy was loaded when he got ...

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ARSEBREED Complete Work On Debut Album; Audio Available

Dutch death metal band ARSEBREED, featuring members of DISAVOWED, PYAEMIA and MANGLED, have completed work on their debut album, "Munching the Rotten", due late October via Neurotic Records. The band's music is described in an official press release as "the perfect blend between older, more technical DEEDS OF FLESH combined with the brutal dual vocal ...

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VAN HALEN: '101' Book Now Available

Abel Sanchez's VAN HALEN book, "Van Halen 101" is now available for purchase from Author House. After two years of research and a lifetime of being a VAN HALEN fan, Sanchez has meticulously crafted a most excellent comprehensive guide to the amazing history, music, impact and influence of the mighty VH. Clocking in at 400 ...

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Professor Claims Course Distorted In TOMMY LEE Show

Meredith Grunke of the Daily Nebraskan has issued the following report: Since "Tommy Lee Goes to College" first aired in August, few major complaints have surfaced about the show’s portrayal of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. However, one UNL English professor said Tuesday's episode misrepresented her Native American Literature class and the English and ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Turning Heads With 'Unretrofied' Video

Relapse Records recording artists THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are breaking new ground with the release of their latest music video, "Unretrofied". The hyper-advanced clip is taken from the band's forward-thinking release, "Miss Machine". The DILLINGER video was written and directed by Josh Graham (ENON, NO DOUBT, JURASSIC 5) and features the band "assembled as retro ...

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3 - THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX

There was always a perception, due to his relative fame, that MONSTER MAGNET guitarist Ed Mundell was the brains and brawn behind Jersey power trio THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX. Well, he's out, ex-CORE frontman Finn Ryan is in on guit/vox, and the band is making it known in no uncertain terms that Mundell (and his main ...

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Moment of Reckoning - JACKNIFE

One gets the feeling that Texas-born JACKNIFE were once a lot more basic and hardcore-oriented, perhaps cut from the same cloth as PISSING RAZORS or HATEBREED. Then they discovered the likes of SHADOWS FALL and heard some "new wave of American metal", and that influence (or perhaps the same Swedish bands that all those bands ...

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