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BLACK SABBATH Drummer: I Have Nothing To Do With BUSH/HITLER Video

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has issued a statement distancing himself from the video portrait comparing President Bush to Adolf Hitler that is being used as part of the band's stage act. SABBATH are opening their Ozzfest 2004 gigs with the song "War Pigs", featuring a video of Bush and Hitler on...
July 20, 2004

ANTIMATTER Begin Recording New Album

Britain's ANTIMATTER, a group made up of current and past members of popular post-metal merchants ANATHEMA, have entered the studio to begin recording their third album. A late summer/early fall release is expected. Songtitles set to appear on the CD are as follows: 01. A Portrait Of The Young Man A...
July 19, 2004

ROB ZOMBIE Wraps 'The Devil's Rejects'

According to indieWIRE, Lions Gate has wrapped production on "The Devil's Rejects", Rob Zombie's follow-up to his hit horror film "House of 1000 Corpses". Zombie wrote and directed the feature, which stars William Forsythe, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, and Bill Moseley. Lions Gate says the film blen...
July 16, 2004

Report: BLACK SABBATH's Video Montage Compares BUSH To HITLER is reporting that BLACK SABBATH are opening their shows on the Ozzfest 2004 tour with the song "War Pigs", featuring a video portrait comparing President Bush to Adolf Hitler. The video featured Bush and Hitler on the same screen, with the caption: "Same shit different asshole," say...
July 16, 2004

Review: OZZFEST 2004 Ruled By The Old School Of Rock

Isaac Guzman of the New York Daily News reviewed the Ozzfest 2004 traveling festival when it hit Long Island's Jones Beach Theater Wednesday (July 14). "Collectively, the three headliners — BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST and SLAYER — have been performing for nearly 90 years, and they're three of the me...
July 15, 2004

ELDRITCH Announce New Bass Player

Italian progressive-aggressive metal band ELDRITCH have announced the addition of bassist John Crystal to the band's ranks. Crystal joins the band as the replacement for Lisa Oliveiro, who decided to leave ELDRITCH to concentrate on her own band, ICYCORE. Commented singer Terence Holler: "Lisa gave...
June 25, 2004

Portrait Of The Abyss Within

Although you might not hear their name spoken in the same reverential tones as, say, RHAPSODY or LABYRINTH, fellow Italian power metal diehards ELDRITCH have been there (since '91),seen it, done it and slain just as many dragons along the way. Probably. Although not nearly as prolific as Luca Turil...
June 24, 2004

JASON NEWSTED On Rock-Band Therapy: Certain People Are Not Made To Be Opened Up And Exposed

The June 20 edition of The New York Times Magazine contains a long and revealing article about the making of METALLICA's $4.3-million documentary "Some Kind of Monster" that features brand-new interviews with many of the parties involved in the making of the film, including the bandmembers themselve...
June 20, 2004


Pittsburgh, PA multi-instrumental duo ZOMBI have signed to Relapse Records. The progressive group will release their new full-length CD, "Cosmos", in August. ZOMBI (bassist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Moore and drummer/multi-instrumentalist A.E. Paterra) create boundless, leering soundscapes inspire...
June 10, 2004

Review: METALLICA Documentary Is A Piercing Vision Of Band Teetering On The Brink Of Collapse

Nicholas Schager of has reviewed METALLICA's much-anticipated $4-million documentary, "Some Kind of Monster". As previously reported, the film is initially expected to be released in small theaters July 9 in such cities as New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with plans to show th...
June 8, 2004

Ex-MARILYN MANSON Guitarist Talks About Release Of Early Recordings

Former MARILYN MANSON guitarist Scott Putesky (a.k.a. Daisy Berkowitz) has spoken to the Associated Press about the release of "Lunch Boxes & Choklit Cows", a compact disc of recordings made in the early 1990s when the band was known as THE SPOOKY KIDS. Prior to the release of Manson's 1994 debu...
May 8, 2004

Early MARILYN MANSON Recordings To Be Released reports: "Early work by MARILYN MANSON and his original band THE SPOOKY KIDS is hitting shelves Tuesday under the name 'Lunch Boxes and Choklit Cows'. Prior to the release of Manson's 1994 debut, 'Portrait of an American Family', THE SPOOKY KIDS — Manson (then Brian Warner),Daisy Berkowitz...
April 16, 2004

DAMAGEPLAN/CANTRELL Collaboration: Sound Clip Posted Online

The DAMAGEPLAN fan site has uploaded a 30-second clip of DAMAGEPLAN's collaboration with ex-ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, a song called "Ashes To Ashes", at this location. As previously reported, "Ashes To Ashes" is featured on the upcoming soundtrack to the movie "Puni...
March 21, 2004

METALLICA: 'This Monster Lives' Book Due In November

"Metallica: This Monster Lives", a book chronicling filmmaker Joe Berlinger's three years spent with METALLICA making the "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" documentary, is due in November via Martins Press. "It will be designed to tie into the DVD release of the film, which will be [in early 2005],"...
March 4, 2004

ELDRITCH To Release New Album In May

Italian progressive-aggressive metal band ELDRITCH are scheduled to release their long-awaited fifth album, "Portrait Of The Abyss Within", on May 24 through Limb Music Products. According to a statement from Limb Music, "this album shows the band at its maximum level of songwriting and playing. The...
February 27, 2004