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PITCHSHIFTER Confirmed For Essential Festival

PITCHSHIFTER have been confirmed for the Essential Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Bristol, UK on May 5th. Other artists set to appear at the event include SICK OF IT ALL, RAGING SPEEDHORN, JELLO BIAFRA, THERAPY?, ONE MINUTE SILENCE, and SKINDRED. ...

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SONATA ARCTICA To Issue First-Ever Live Album In July

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will issue their first-ever live album, entitled Songs of Silence - Live in Tokyo, in Finland on July 1st. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Weballergy 03. Kingdom for a Heart 04. Sing in Silence 05. False News Travel Fast 06. Last Drop ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE Confirmed For Essential Festival

Britain's ONE MINUTE SILENCE have been confirmed for the “Indie Rock” day at Essential Festival, which is scheduled to take place on May 5th in Bristol. Other artists set to appear at the event include ADF, THERAPY, HUNDRED REASONS, SIX BY SEVEN, SICK OF IT ALL, CAPDOWN, GUTTERMOUTH, TRICKY, and REEF. ...

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MISERY INDEX To Record Split 7", Embark On Mini-Tour

MISERY INDEX, who feature in their ranks former members of DYING FETUS and PESSIMIST, will be recording three songs this weekend for an upcoming split 7"/CD release on Willowtip Records with Pittsburgh's COMMIT SUICIDE. In other news, MISERY INDEX will be performing the following gigs during the coming weeks: Apr. 04 - Baltimore, MD @ ...

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ELEGY Complete Work On "Principles Of Pain"

Holland's ELEGY have completed work on their ninth studio CD, entitled Principles of Pain, at Madrid's Sonora Studios for an April 29th Japanese release through Maquee Records and a May release through Locomotive Music in the rest of the world. Produced by frontman Ian Parry, the album's full track listing is as follows: 01. Under ...

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420 MONKS Set Track Listing For Debut Full-Length CD

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will shortly begin work on their debut full-length CD for a tentative summer release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The full track listing for the effort ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Takes Shape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 2 FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL WORCESTER, Mass. - MassConcerts is proud to announce that the fourth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Individual day tickets ...

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INFERNO 2002 Festival Takes Shape

Inferno 2002 festival is scheduled to take place on March 29th and 30th at Rockefeller in Olso, Norway. So far the following acts have been confirmed to appear: 1349 AURA NOIR BEHEMOTH BLACK COMEDY BLOOD RED THRONE CARPATHIAN FOREST DHG DIMMU BORGIR ETERNAL SILENCE LOCK UP LOST IN TIME LOWDOWN MANATARK MINAS TIRITH NOCTURNAL BREED ...

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Nothing Remains The Same - PAIN

Better known outside his native Sweden as the leader of acclaimed metal act HYPOCRISY, Peter Tagtgren achieved much success back home with PAIN's last studio offering, 1999's Rebirth, which produced one gold single (“Suicide Machine”) and established the multi-talented musician/producer as metal visionary of sorts. His latest release, the group's third, sees the songwriter expanding ...

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SLAYER Emphasize Early Classics In Current Live Set

SLAYER have added several older tracks to their current set list following the addition of returning drummer Dave Lombardo to the group's present touring line-up (as a temporary replacement for the recently-departed Paul Bostaph). Here are the songs SLAYER performed during their set at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday, January ...

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INCANTATION Press Ahead With Pittsburgh Gig, Set New Album Title

Despite the recent cancellation of INCANTATION's European tour caused by a work-related accident suffered by drummer Kyle Severn, the group will go ahead with their previously-scheduled performance at the Upstage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday, January 25th with SUMMON, COMMIT SUICIDE and FUNERUS. This will be INCANTATION's first American performance in about nine months. To ...

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PAIN Collaborate With BRITNEY SPEARS, BACKSTREET BOYS Producer On New Single

Sweden's PAIN, led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tagtgren, have collaborated with mega-producer Max Martin (aka Martin Sandberg—i.e. BRITNEY SPEARS, BACKSTREET BOYS, CELINE DION) and Per Aldeheim (i.e. DEF LEPPARD, LAMBRETTA) on the second single from the group's just-released third CD, Nothing Remains The Same. Entitled “Just Hate Me”, the track—which was co-written by Martin/Aldeheim and ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE Split With V2 (Allegedly), Seek New Label Home

Britain's ONE MINUTE SILENCE are strongly rumored to have parted ways with V2 Records following the disappointing sales performance of the group's last studio CD, 2000's Buy Now…Saved Later. The group are presently shopping recently-recorded material to various labels in hopes of releasing their third album before the end of the summer. Among the tentative ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: "Special Guest Appearance" Planned!

PRIMAL FEAR have completed the recording sessions for their forthcoming album, entitled Black Sun, at House Of Music Studio in Winterbach, Germany and are on their way to Texas' Sonic Ranch Studio to finish the record. According to the group, “Black Sun will be different as the other three albums, but still 150% PRIMAL FEAR.” ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE Join SLIPKNOT UK Tour

ONE MINUTE SILENCE have been confirmed as main support for SLIPKNOT's forthcoming UK tour (also featuring IN FLAMES and AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE). The dates are as follows: Feb. 14 - Glasgow, UK @ SECC Feb. 15 - Manchester, UK @ Evening News Arena Feb. 16 - London, UK @ Docklands Arana Feb. 18 - Brighton, ...

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SINERGY Shoot Video For "Suicide By My Side"

Finland's SINERGY, featuring American vocalist Kimberly Goss, have shot a video for the title track to their recently-issued Suicide By My Side CD with director Tuukka Temonen, who had previously worked with CHILDREN OF BODOM, among many others. The clip is due to be edited this Friday, January 18th and will be delivered to the ...

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SINERGY's "Suicide..." Debuts At #18!

SINERGY's just-issued Suicide By My Side CD has entered the Finnish Album Chart at position #18. According to frontwoman Kimberly Goss, the album “debuted at this number with NO ADVERTISING before the release! No fancy posters on every bus stop in Finland (like some bands get...).” To see the complete chart, click here. ...

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EXCITER's Ricci Confirms Vocalist Departure, Band Hiatus

After several months of silence, EXCITER guitarist John Ricci has finally confirmed via the group's official web site that vocalist Jacques Blanger has left the group. According to Ricci, Jacques has quit the band because of 'creative differences'he feels, that he is 'musically confined' in EXCITER's original, aggressive style. No replacement has yet been found ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Drop Debut On March 26th

Boston-based aggressive melodic metal act ALL THAT REMAINS, featuring former members of SHADOWS FALL and SCATTERED REMNANTS, will release their debut Prosthetic/Metal Blade CD, entitled Behind Silence and Solitude, on March 26th. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Behind Silence and Solitude 02. From These Wounds... 03. Follow 04. ...

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FEEDER Drummer Commits Suicide!

FEEDER drummer Jon Lee tragically committed suicide on Monday, January 7th at his home in Florida. A statement issued by the band's PR company Hall Or Nothing reads as follows: "It is with the deepest regret that we must announce the tragic and premature death of FEEDER drummer Jon Lee... He is survived by his ...

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SINERGY Recruit Session Drummer For Upcoming Tour

SINERGY will be utilizing the services of Finnish drummer Janne Parviainen (i.e. WALTARI, BARATHRUM, JIMSONWEED) for the duration of the group's 2002 Suicide By My Side world tour. Although Parviainen will appear with the band as a session musician, a possibility exists that he will be upgraded to the status of a full-fledged member at ...

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AMEN Drummer To Guest On GLASSJAW CD!

GLASSJAW drummer Larry Gorman has reportedly been sidelined by producer Ross Robinson during the recording sessions for the group's upcoming sophomore CD and is said to have been replaced by AMEN skinsman Shannon Larkin for the remainder of the album's tracking process. In a move that mirrors his actions during the recording sessions for GLASSJAW's ...

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