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OZZY OSBOURNE: JASON NEWSTED Will Play Bass On Upcoming Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE announced during last night's one-off gig at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada that former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would be joining the group as its new touring bassist. The Hard Rock concert marked the final performance with OSBOURNE of longtime member Robert Trujillo, who was selected to ...

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END OF GREEN To Release 'Last Night On Earth' In May

German "suicide rockers" END OF GREEN have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Last Night On Earth". The follow-up to last year's "Songs For A Dying World" was produced and mixed by Marc Martin and Mitch Meister and is slated for a May 26 release through Silverdust Records. Commented the band in an official ...

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SETHIAN: Sound Clips Posted Online

Finland's SETHIAN, the band featuring current FINNTROLL frontman Tapio Wilska, have posted several new MP3 clips via their official web site at this location. The three tracks — "Dream Domain", "Epitaph" and "Nothing Is True" — come off the group's forthcoming debut CD, "Into The Silence", due on April 14. The album, which ...

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BRAINSTORM Begin Work On New Album

Germany's BRAINSTORM have posted the following message to their official web site: "Hi BRAINSTORM-Troopers, first of all, we hope you all had a good start in 2003! It's time to break the silence again for an update on our plans for 2003. We are in the studio to record our new CD. We are simply ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Set Release Date For Debut CD

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have set an April 28 European release date through Germany's AFM Records for their debut album, "Watching In Silence". All compositions on the CD were written by Stevens and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, with four exceptions, which were penned by Stevens and ...

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LYZANXIA To Release Third Album In France

French thrashers LYZANXIA will release their third full-length CD, entitled "Mindcrimes", in France on March 10 through Trepan Records. Release dates for the rest of Europe and North America have yet to be confirmed. As previously reported, "Mindcrimes" was recorded at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU ...

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SILENTIUM Announce New Singer, Offer Album Samples

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have replaced singer Tiina Lehvonen with Maija Turunen. Both Tiina and Maija can be heard on the group's upcoming third full-length CD, "Harmátia de Prudence", due in late spring/early summer release through Spikefarm Records. The album, which was recorded at Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland, was produced by NIGHTWISH mainman ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE To Release New EP

Britain's ONE MINUTE SILENCE will release a new EP, "We Bounce", on March 31 through Taste Media, a joint venture between Dennis Smith at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall, U.K. and Safta Jaffery at SJP Producer Management. "We Bounce" is the follow-up to the "Revolution" EP, and is released on CD and 7". The CD features ...

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SETHIAN Name Debut, Announce Release Date

Finland's SETHIAN, who feature in their ranks current FINNTROLL frontman Tapio Wilska, have set "Into The Silence" as the title for their debut album, due on April 14. The album, which was recently mixed at Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila, will contain 12 songs. ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Resurfaces With Solo Debut

Former SAIGON KICK frontman Matt Kramer recently resurfaced after a lengthy silence with his first album as a solo artist, "War & Peas". He explained to Electricbasement.com what happened to his previous band. "Let's say I was getting ripped off. Yeah, they found me on the highway jacked up on blocks, stripped and burning...and broke. ...

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SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA, SKINLESS Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATH FEST 2003

SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA, SKINLESS and ABORTED are among the acts confirmed for Maryland Death Fest 2003, a three-day death metal festival scheduled to take place May 23-25 at The Thunderdome in Baltimore, Maryland. The complete lineup for the event (in alphabetical order) is as follows: ABORTED (Belgium) ABUSE (Canada) ARTERY ERUPTION (California) BRODEQUIN (Tennessee) CINERARY (Illinois) ...

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ARCH ENEMY's AMOTT: New Stuff 'Sounds Killer!'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following studio update via the band's official web site: "Sorry for the silence…we've just been busy working in our rehearsal room! "We've been working really hard on breaking [producer Andy Sneap's spirit! (not too far from the truth actually! – Angela got him really high on space ...

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HASTE Name New Album

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have set "The Mercury Lift" as the title for their forthcoming third full-length release, tentatively due in May through Century Media Records. According to the label, "The title was derived from an incident that occurred at the Univ. of Alabama as one of their labs was handling mercury improperly. Suddenly the lab ...

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SLAYER: 'War At The Warfield' DVD Track Listing Unveiled

SLAYER's upcoming live DVD, titled "War At The Warfield", will contain the following track listing: 01. Disciple 02. War Ensemble 03. Stain of Mind 04. New Faith 05. Postmortem 06. Raining Blood 07. Hell Awaits 08. Here Comes the Pain 09. Die by the Sword 10. Dittohead 11. Bloodline 12. God Send Death 13. Dead ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Finalize Track Listing For 'Jaded'

Finland's TO/DIE/FOR have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Jaded", due on Mar. 3, 2003 through Spinefarm Records. The complete track listing for "Jaded" is as follows: 01. Dying Embers 02. (I Just) Died In Your Arms (CUTTING CREW cover) 03. Too Much Ain't Enough 04. The Unknown II 05. Jaded 06. Fall ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Release 'Best Of' Set

A brand new OZZY OSBOURNE compilation, titled "The Essential Ozzy Osbourne", is scheduled for release on Jan. 28 via Sony Music. A two-CD set, the collection reportedly features "digitally remastered" versions of the OZZY classics. There is no word yet if the compilation includes any songs from the "re-recorded" versions of OSBOURNE's early catalog that ...

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THE WHO's ROGER DALTREY: 'PETE Is Innocent'

THE WHO singer Roger Daltrey yesterday broke his silence on the claims of paedophilia against his guitarist bandmate Pete Townshend and said: "I believe Pete is innocent." Daltrey, 58, said Townshend had spoken to him about campaigning against paedophile material two years ago. He told The Sun: "Pete was very angry about how easy it ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE Confirm Second UK Tour

ONE MINUTE SILENCE will follow their January tour of Britain with further shows in March/April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 27 – Aberdeen, UK @ Lemon Tree Mar. 28 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage Mar. 29 - Newcastle, UK @ University Mar. 30 - Sheffield, UK @ Leadmill Mar. 31 - Manchester, UK @ ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Headline Indiana's ABYSS FEST

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have been confirmed to headline Abyss Fest, a 12-band festival set to take place Feb. 15 at Emerson Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana. The complete list of artists scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: MALEVOLENT CREATION - 10:40-11:50 DEAD TO FALL - 9:20-10:10 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: New Song Clip Posted Online

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have posted a clip of the title track of their upcoming debut album, "Watching In Silence", online at this location. As previously reported, "Watching In Silence" is due for release in February/March 2003 via AFM Records. All compositions on the ...

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SINERGY To Play Longest Gig Ever In Portugal

Finland's SINERGY will play their "longest gig ever" at their upcoming show at Hard Club in Porto, Portugal on Jan. 26. "You'll hear a wide range of songs from all 3 albums, plus a few cover songs," reads a message on the band's official web site. "This will be SINERGY's last gig in support of ...

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INFLICTION Prepare To Record 'Earshot'

Italian death metallers INFLICTION will enter the studio shortly to begin recording their second album, "Earshot", for a late spring release through Voice Of Life Records. The follow-up to last year's "The Faint Smell Of Suicide" will mark the debut appearance with the group of new vocalist Björn Goosses from Germany's NIGHT IN GALES, who ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE To Film Show For Upcoming DVD

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have announced a headlining gig at Twilight in Ybor City, Florida on Feb. 28, 2003. The show will be filmed for an upcoming DVD. As previously reported, CIRCLE II CIRCLE's debut CD, "Watching In Silence", is due for release in February/March 2003 ...

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BIOHAZARD Frontman Embroiled In Porn Controversy

BIOHAZARD frontman Evan Seinfeld is embroiled in controversy over his fiancée Tera Petrick's apparent decision to discontinue making porn movies for Digital Playground — the adult film production company that she signed a five-year contract with in January following the expiration of a previous two-year agreement with the same firm. According to a posting on ...

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