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ILLNATH Part Ways With Drummer

Danish melodic black metal band ILLNATH have parted ways with drummer Benjamin Johannesen shortly after the completion of the group's European tour with KONKHRA and CORPUS MORTALE. "However, as far as we can tell he is not entirely out of the music business," the band write on their web site. "You m...
November 24, 2003

JUDAS PRIEST: 'Electric Eye' DVD Ad Posted Online

German JUDAS PRIEST fan site has posted a Sony Music Media ad for the forthcoming PRIEST DVD, "Electric Eye", at this location. A larger version of the DVD cover can be viewed by clicking here. As previously reported, the disc, which is due in North America on December 9 (Novembe...
November 8, 2003


Australia's THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) have signed a two-album deal with Finland's Firebox Records. The group will be entering the studio in January 2004 to record their debut CD, titled "The Sombre Light Of Isolation". A late spring release is expected. THE ETERNAL recorded three full-...
November 4, 2003

VARG VIKERNES Refuses To Name Accomplices, Faces Additional Prison Time

BURZUM mastermind Varg Vikernes has provided the police with detailed information about his movements while on the run during a recent attempted jailbreak, according to the Norwegian daily newspaper VG. Vikernes has also talked about the assistance he has received from various people on the outside...
October 30, 2003

Newspaper: VARG VIKERNES Carried Military Equipment At The Time Of His Arrest

BURZUM mastermind Varg Vikernes, who is serving a 21-year sentence for the August 1993 murder of MAYHEM guitarist Oystein Aarseth (a.k.a. Euronymous),was carrying enough arms and military equipment at the time of his latest arrest to pass for a commando, Norwegian daily newspaper VG reports in toda...
October 28, 2003

DEICIDE's Record Label: Canadian Border Incident Was 'A Misunderstanding'

DEICIDE's record label issued a statement today directly countering a newspaper report that the group's guitarist and a member of their road crew were arrested when they were found with drugs and weapons in a mobile home they were driving in upstate New York en route to Detroit from Canada. Buffalo...
October 24, 2003

DEICIDE Members Held On Drug, Weapons Charges

Buffalo News reports that two members of the Florida death metal band DEICIDE were arrested at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge when they were found with drugs and weapons in a mobile home they were driving there from Canada, state police said. Benjamin T. Boynton [believed to be a member of the band's...
October 24, 2003

OPETH: No Perth Date On Australian Tour

Sweden's OPETH have released the following statement regarding their upcoming Australian tour: "Whilst there has been a lot of demand to play Perth on the forthcoming Damnation tour, despite a great gig there on the Deliverance tour, it will not be possible to play Perth this time round because it i...
October 23, 2003

ATROCITY Set To 'Break New Ground' On Forthcoming CD

Germany's ATROCITY have confirmed that they have signed a new deal with Austria's Napalm Records. The group's forthcoming album, which will once again be produced at frontman Alexander Krull's Mastersound Studio, will be "full of innovative ideas and [will] showcase the band in a more intensive ligh...
October 2, 2003


LIMP BIZKIT's "Results May Vary" shifted 325,126 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release, landing at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart (the top two positions were occupied by OUTKAST and DAVE MATTHEWS). NICKELBACK's "The Long Road" moved 200,184 units (No. 6),while ROB ZOMBIE's...
October 1, 2003

PUNKVOTER: Musicians Take Anti-BUSH Message Directly To The Fans

Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE),Jello Biafra (ex-DEAD KENNEDYS),Fat Mike (NOFX),Billy Joe Armstrong (GREEN DAY),THE OFFSPRING, BAD RELIGION and FOO FIGHTERS are among the musicians that have come together to form Punkvoter, a coalition to educate, register and mobilize over 500,000 progressive vo...
September 30, 2003

LIMP BIZKIT's 'Results' Down From Previous Albums

According to early reports from national accounts, OUTKAST's new double album, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" is on track to sell as many as 500K units for the week, followed by DAVE MATTHEWS' solo debut, "Some Devil", which looks like it will move over 450K. Third up is LIMP BIZKIT's "Results May Va...
September 25, 2003

JUDAS PRIEST: 'Electric Eye' DVD To Be Released In November

A brand-new JUDAS PRIEST DVD, titled "Electric Eye", will be released through Sony on November 17. The first PRIEST product to be since the reunion with Rob Halford was announced features all the key promo videos, the 1986 Dallas concert and seven rare BBC performances, plus a booklet with detailed...
September 19, 2003

HUSTLER Magazine Now 'Rocks'

After 30 years of hardcore publication, Hustler magazine is changing face. As of August 2003, Hustler added a new rock section, featuring the biggest names in music. The change came about when Hustler decided to take an edgier tone. For that reason, Hustler brought in Nancy B. Sayle, a 20-year music...
September 3, 2003

SLAYER To Headline Jagermeister Fall Music Tour: The Official Press Release

The Jagermeister Fall Music Tour is coming, and heavy metal icons, SLAYER, will lead the assault! Produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment, the tour will let loose on October 8th in Minneapolis, MN and finish up in Los Angeles on November 29th. SLAYER's recent release of their live DVD,...
August 27, 2003