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MUDVAYNE: New Single To Go For Radio Adds In October

The first single off MUDVAYNE's as-yet-untitled sophomore offering, "Not Falling", is scheduled to go to radio in early October, according to an Epic Records spokesperson. MUDVAYNE's forthcoming album was recently completed at Minnesota's Pachyderm Studios with producer David Bottrill (i.e. TOOL, SI...
September 12, 2002

MESHUGGAH Breaking New Ground With 'Nothing'

MESHUGGAH recently became the first band in the history of Nuclear Blast Records to crack the Billboard Top 200, landing at #165 with their latest effort, Nothing. They also secured spots on a few other Billboard charts including #30 on the Hard Music chart, #9 at the Core Hard Music stores and #6 o...
September 8, 2002

TOOL/MESHUGGAH: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced as part of the forthcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. So far the following shows are reported to be taking place: Sep. 30 - Anchorage, AK @ Sullivan Arena Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena Oct. 03 ...
September 2, 2002


Ex-FAITH NO MORE frontman Mike Patton has told Billboard that a possibility exists that a few previously-unreleased tracks from his former band may surface at some point in the future. "If it is up to me, no," Patton said. "But it ain't up to me, so maybe. If I believed in them I would have ...
August 24, 2002

MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Next Leg Of TOOL Tour

As first reported here on August 11th, MESHUGGAH have now confirmed that they will join TOOL on the next leg of their North American tour. So far the following dates have been announced: Oct. 02 - Seattle WA - Key Arena Oct. 03 - Boise ID - Idaho Center Oct. 06 - Edmonton, ...
August 24, 2002

TOOL/MESHUGGAH: Initial Dates Leaked

A couple of initial dates for the proposed TOOL/MESHUGGAH US tour have been leaked. They are as follows: Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena Oct. 13 - Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena ...
August 16, 2002

SEAN MALONE Comments On Much-Anticipated OSI Debut

GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone has commented on his recently-completed contributions to the debut album from OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE),also featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, and CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Mo...
August 12, 2002

MESHUGGAH To Open For TOOL In The Fall

MESHUGGAH have reportedly been invited by TOOL to fill the support-act slot on the next leg of the latter's current North American tour beginning on or around September 29th. An official announcement on the matter — including exact dates and venues — is expected shortly. MESHUGGAH had previously sup...
August 11, 2002


While MESHUGGAH have morphed from angular, frenetic death metal to something a more polyrhythmic, less chaotic sort of death metal band, they've picked up a lot of fans along the way. History has borne out that Sweden has one of the most prolific music scenes out there (helped, in no small part, by...
August 7, 2002

TRENT REZNOR Breaks Silence On TAPEWORM Project

TAPEWORM, the much-anticipated side project of NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor and TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE singer Maynard James Keenan, are completing work on an album's worth of material "that started as one idea and have mutated and grown into another altogether," Reznor said in a statement is...
August 6, 2002

TOOL Tour "Going Smoothly...For The Most Part"

A dozen shows into the group's current North American tour, TOOL have already come across several obstacles, including technical problems, an injury, and at least one protest against the group. Still, "the current tour is continuing smoothly for the most part," as a message on the band's official we...
July 31, 2002

TOOL, PRIMUS Members Pay Tribute To YES

TOOL drummer Danny Carey and PRIMUS bassist Les Claypool both acknowledge being influenced by the classic rock band YES. In the booklet included in the boxed set In A Word: Yes, which came out on Tuesday, July 30th, Carey and Claypool comment on the band's influence. "There were two bands I consider...
July 31, 2002

MESHUGGAH Guitarist Speaks Out On OZZFEST 2002 Experience

MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström recently spoke to about the experience of playing the second stage at this year's Ozzfest and the unusual amount of support the band have received from other artists and musicians—a list that includes TOOL, SLAYER and SYSTEM OF A DOWN, among others. "I hea...
July 29, 2002

CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue First-Ever Live Album

On September 24th, 2002, CRADLE OF FILTH will release their first-ever live album, Live Bait For The Dead, on their own imprint label AbraCadaver through Snapper Music. The 2-disc collection will have a strictly limited edition pressing. Never known for doing things by half, CRADLE OF FILTH once aga...
July 19, 2002

MUDVAYNE's RYKNOW On New Album: "We're Not A Changed Band"

MUDVAYNE bassist Ryknow recently spoke to about the recording process for the group's as-yet-untitled sophomore CD, which is currently being tracked at a Minneapolis studio with producer David Bottrill (i.e. TOOL, SILVERCHAIR, PETER GABRIEL) for a November 19th release through Epic Records....
July 17, 2002