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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Recruits Ex-BUILT XL Singer For New Band

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has recruited 28-year-old ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to sing in his as-yet-unnamed new outfit, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Cazares and Jones have spent the last couple of weeks reworking three of the five songs originally demoed for what would have been FEAR FACTORY's fifth studio album, and ...

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SEPULTURA: Live In Curitiba

SEPULTURA performed a headlining show in Curitiba, Brazil on Friday, May 3rd and once again gave the fans an opportunity to hear a brand new cut, tentatively titled "Corrupted", which will appear on the band's next studio album, due in early 2003. Here is the group's set list from Friday's performance: 01. Troops of Doom ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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EMINENCE In Pre-Production For "Humanology"

Brazil's EMINENCE, featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, are currently in pre-production for their forthcoming CD, entitled Humanology, which is scheduled to be recorded shortly with veteran producer Neil Kernon (i.e. NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) at the helm. Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming album are the following: 01. Overload 02. ...

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SEPULTURA To Play Portuguese Festival In June

SEPULTURA will play at an as-yet-undisclosed Portuguese festival in June. More information about the event, including the rest of the line-up, will be available shortly. In other news, SEPULTURA performed in front of a reported crowd of 10,000 at their appearance at the Abril Pro Rock festival in Recife, Brazil on April 20th. The band ...

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SYSTEMATIC Enlist P.O.D. Producer For Sophomore Album

San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC, now featuring former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, have enlisted Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., MOTÖRHEAD, SEPULTURA) to produce the group's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which is tentatively due to be recorded in July. So far, the band have written 22-23 songs for the upcoming release and will likely track the effort at ...

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Revolting Room - SKINLAB

Once incorrectly dismissed as nothing more than second-rate MACHINE HEAD copyists, San Francisco Bay Area's SKINLAB have clearly been working hard at elevating the quality of their songwriting and establishing a relatively identifiable sound of their own, something that is especially evident on the group's third full-length CD. Although SKINLAB haven't drastically altered the formula ...

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SEPULTURA: Last-Ever Show With Max To Be Issued On CD

A live recording of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy in London on December 16th, 1996, is tentatively scheduled to be released in CD form, under the title Live At Brixton, through ...

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SKINDRED Set Release Date For "Babylon"

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have set May 13th as the European release date through BMG Records for their debut CD, entitled Babylon, which was recently produced by Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and mixed by Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS, FEAR FACTORY). Prior to the release of the ...

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SEPULTURA: Without A Record Deal, Pursuing Side Projects

SEPULTURA have parted ways with Rick Sales Management (i.e. SLAYER, SYSTEMATIC) and have broken off contract negotiations with Sanctuary Records following the group's split with Roadrunner last year, drummer Igor Cavalera has exclusively told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although initial discussions between Sanctuary and SEPULTURA had taken place (a fact that was affirmed by a Sanctuary label ad ...

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SEPULTURA Confirmed For Spain's TOPAGUNEA FESTIVAL

SEPULTURA have been confirmed for the Topagunea Festival, which is scheduled to take place on March 31st in Ellorio, Spain. The complete listing of the group's upcoming dates now looks like this: Mar. 31 - Ellorio, SPA @ Topagunea Festival Apr. 06 - Catanduva, BRA @ Ginásio Do Conjunto Esportivo Apr. 20 - Recife, BRA ...

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SEPULTURA, KRISIUN To Share Stage At ABRIL PRO ROCK Festival

SEPULTURA, KRISIUN, and ATTAQUE 77 (a punk rock band from Argentina) will perform on the main stage of the Abril Pro Rock festival on April 20th in Recife, Brazil. Appearing on the second stage at the same event will be local bands DECOMPOSED GOD, PROLE and OS CACHORROS. The shows will reportedly be alternated, allowing ...

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Brazilian THRASH OF THE TITANS: Final Line-Up Announced!

Brazil's much-anticipated Thrash Of The Titans festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 20th at Estacionamento do Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil, is a benefit event that will raise funds for Brazilian hospitals for the treatment of cancer diseases. The following bands are confirmed to appear at the event: ANTHRAX TESTAMENT MACHINE HEAD DEATH ...

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SEPULTURA To Embark On "Biggest-Ever" Brazilian Tour

SEPULTURA have announced plans to embark on their biggest-ever Brazilian tour in early April. So far the following dates have been confirmed: Apr. 06 - Catanduva, BRA @ Ginásio do Conjunto Esportivo Apr. 20 - Recife, BRA @ Abril Pro Rock (w/KRISIUN) May 15 - Porto Alegre, BRA @ Opinião May 16 - Porto Alegre, ...

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EMINENCE Set Title For Upcoming CD

Brazil's EMINENCE, featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, have set Humanology as the title of their new album, which is scheduled to be recorded shortly with veteran producer Neil Kernon (i.e. NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) at the helm. Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming CD is "Overload". ...

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Brazilian THRASH OF THE TITANS Tentative Line-Up Announced

SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD and TESTAMENT are among the acts that are tentatively scheduled to perform at a huge metal festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 20th in front of an anticipated audience of 20,000. Provisionally dubbed Thrash Of The Titans, the concert will feature appearances from a total of 14 bands on two different ...

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SKINDRED Push Back CD Release Date, Announce European Tour

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have pushed back the release date of their debut full-length CD, entitled Heavyweight System, to mid-May through BMG Records. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and mixed by Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS), Heavyweight System's release will be preceded ...

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FLOODGATE: The Lost Tracks

FLOODGATE/EXHORDER frontman Kyle Thomas recently commented on the existence of an ultra-rare demo recording of FLOODGATE that took place several months following the group's split with Roadrunner Records back in 1997. Containing the tracks "Distorted", "Hold Your Tongue" and "Save the Shark", the tape was, according to Thomas, a much better representation of what FLOODGATE ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Enter Studio In September To Record New CD

IRON MAIDEN will head back into the studio in September to begin working on their next record, which they hope to have done by the end of the year, vocalist Bruce Dickinson told MTV News. The band tentatively planning to tour the US next summer in support of the as-yet-untitled CD. "I think it's taken ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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SEPULTURA Confirm Brazilian Festival Appearance

SEPULTURA have been confirmed to appear at the Abril Pro Rock Festival in Recife, Brazil on April 20th. In other news, the group are currently writing material for their next studio effort, which is tentatively scheduled to be released through Sanctuary/Metal-Is Records at the end of the year. ...

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