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SOULDIVIDER Complete Work On "Supersound City"

Sweden's SOULDIVIDER have completed work on their new full-length album, entitled Supersound City, for a late spring/early summer release through 12th Planet Music. The album was recorded at HairyBones studio in Karlstad, Sweden and it will be mastered in Toronto By Nick Blagona and Eric Kuthe withi...
March 29, 2002


Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, have announced the dates for their forthcoming US tour. They are as follows: Mar. 29 - San Diego, CA @ Canes Mar. 30 - Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour Apr. 01 - San Francisc...
March 18, 2002

Former MEGADETH Drummer To Appear At L.A. METAL HELLFEST

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza will appear as a presenter at the second annual L.A. Metal Hellfest festival, which is scheduled to be held on March 23rd at Ibiza Restaurant in Whittier, California. Menza will reportedly introduce the band CAGE and will conduct a meet-and-greet session with the f...
March 15, 2002

Former SLAYER Drummer Officially Joins SYSTEMATIC!

Former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph has officially joined San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC. As exclusively reported here on January 4th, Bostaph (who had also played with FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT) has joined SYSTEMATIC as a replacement for Shaun Bannon, who was forced to leave the group last summer...
March 4, 2002

NICK MENZA: "I Was Fired From MEGADETH Two Days After Surgery"

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza has spoken out for the first time about the circumstances that led to his departure from the group back in 1998. In an interview published online by RockRage, Menza stated that [MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine] fired me on the phone two days after I had surgery on m...
February 19, 2002

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Get NIRVANA Assistance, Pursue AMEN Side Project

Former NIRVANA drummer and FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl will sit behind the kit for QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's comeback appearance at the West Hollywood club The Troubadour on March 7th. Dubbed An Evening of Communion and Fellowship, the show will be the group's first opportunity to perform a num...
February 18, 2002

SYSTEMATIC Confirm Bassist Departure, Prepare To Record Second CD

SYSTEMATIC manager Nick John of Rick Sales Management has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the group have parted ways with bassist Nick St. Denis. No details have yet been divulged regarding St. Denis' departure, but an official press release will be issued shortly that should be more forthcoming...
January 28, 2002

EL MAGO Go Acoustic On Upcoming Demo

Sweden's EL MAGOfeaturing TERROR 2000 guitarist Nick Swordhave decided to go in the studio and record some of their acoustic songs in demo form for possible release later in the year. This latest move follows the rousing success of the band's acoustic gigs, which have reportedly turned out to be ver...
January 28, 2002

LOCKUP Plan Japanese Tour, Euro Festival Appearances

LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/current THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, are in the process of arranging a Japanese tour and several summer festival appearances in Europe, according...
January 25, 2002

Former MEGADETH Drummer Returns With "Life After Deth"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEGA-DRUMMER NICK MENZA SET TO RELEASE SOLO PROJECT ON FEBRUARY 15TH ON MENZANATIONS RECORDS With Life After Deth, Nick Menza lets loose razor-sharp and aggressive songs on an unsuspecting public. Produced by Nick Menza and co-produced by Max Norman (i.e. MEGADETH, OZZY, SAVAT...
January 17, 2002

DEEP PURPLE Bassist To Issue Solo CD

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover is set to issue his latest solo effort, tentatively entitled Snapshot, at the end of the year. Recorded at Acme Studios in Mamaroneck, New York, and engineered by Peter Denenberg (who helped on the 25th anniversary remixes for Machine Head),the album will contain fo...
January 15, 2002

TERROR 2000 Tentative Release Date Set

Further to the item we posted here a couple of days ago, TERROR 2000the side project of SOILWORK vocalist Bjrn "Speed" Strid and DARKANE guitarist Klas Idebergwill issue their sophomore CD, tentatively titled Faster Disaster, in late April in Europe through Italy's Scarlet Records and shortly therea...
January 4, 2002

THE HELLACOPTERS Secure US Deal For "Visibility", "Crap"

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, will issue their latest studio album, High Visibility, in the US through Gearhead Records during March. The same label will also release a collection of the band's singl...
January 2, 2002

Former ELECTRIC BOYS Frontman Bounces Back!

Former ELECTRIC BOYS frontman/SILVERGINGER 5 guitarist Conny Bloom has just produced four songs for Henrik Levy, a talented Swedish singer/songwriter who sounds like “Nick Drake meets Johnny Cash and Simon & Garfunkel”, according to Bloom. The collaboration “has led into some other interesting p...
December 26, 2001

Hate Breeds Suffering

Call me jaded, but the idea of four guys getting together with the sole purpose of making the “most extreme” old-school-style grindcore CD ever released is a concept that leaves me cold, and with good reason. Over the course of the last fifteen years, many acts have attempted to offer their own vers...
December 25, 2001