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ATTACKER Prepare New Album, DVD Releases

Reunited New Jersey metallers ATTACKER will enter Trax East studios in South River, NJ on October 17 to begin recording their new album, entitled "The Unknown". The CD will contain eight new tracks and will feature artwork by Jowita Kaminska. Kaminska is an established artist from Poland and has designed album covers for DECEASED, EXODUS ...

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12 STONES Drop Off MEGADETH's 'Blackmail The Universe Tour'

Christian hard rockers 12 STONES have officially dropped off MEGADETH's "Blackmail The Universe Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on October 23 in Reno, NV. Previously announced openers EARSHOT will act as support for the entire trek except for six West Coast dates, which will feature San Francisco thrashers EXODUS. The dates are as ...

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EXODUS Added To MEGADETH's West Coast Dates

Veteran San Francisco thrashers EXODUS will occupy the middle slot at six MEGADETH West Coast dates later this month. Opening the proceedings will be Christian hard rockers 12 STONES. MEGADETH w/ EXODUS, 12 STONES: Oct. 25 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove Oct. 26 - San Diego, CA @ 4th and B Oct. 28 - ...

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EXODUS: Rescheduled Brazilian Tour Dates Announced

The rescheduled dates for EXODUS' Brazilian tour have been announced. They are as follows: Oct. 22 - São Paulo, BRA @ Ledslay Oct. 23 - Ribeirão Preto, BRA @ Apoteose Oct. 24 – Recife, BRA @ Clube internacional de Recife As previously reported, EXODUS were forced to postpone their South American dates following the departure ...

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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK To Support NEW YORK DOLLS In San Francisco

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, featuring ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bassist Mike Butler, will be opening for the NEW YORK DOLLS at SF's famed Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 3rd. The DOLLS have added former JETBOY bassist Sam Yaffa (recently seen gigging with JOAN JETT, also formerly with HANOI ROCKS) to the ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: First Album, Mini-CD To Be Reissued

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM will have their "Spirits and August Light" album and "Steal the Light" mini-CD reissued on one CD with "reconstructed" artwork and a new layout on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. On the same day, Nuclear Blast will release the band's sophomore album, "Years In Waste". The follow-up to "Spirits ...

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Former EXODUS Singer ZETRO SOUZA Breaks His Silence

Former EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza has broken his silence with regards to his departure from the group. In the following statement — sent excusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NETZetro explains his reasons for leaving EXODUS on the eve of their South American tour and offers kind words for his former bandmates, who have recently announced ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Does Not Endorse Brazil's 'Fuck Off Zetro' Festival

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has distanced himself from the Brazlian "Fuck Off Zetro" festival being staged by aggrieved bands originally scheduled to act as support on EXODUS' recently postponed South American tour. The event, the name of which refers to former EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza, (whose departure from the group led to the last-minute ...

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DEFIANCE Reunion 'On Hold'

Long-defunct San Francisco Bay Area thrash band DEFIANCE have postponed their reunion plans following singer Steev Esquivel's decision to fill in for departed EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza on the latter band's rescheduled tour of South America in late October. "Because Steev will be very busy in rehearsals with EXODUS for the next few months ...

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SKINLAB Singer To Front EXODUS On Rescheduled South American Tour

SKINLAB singer Steev Esquivel will front EXODUS on their rescheduled South American tour, tentatively set to take place in late October. EXODUS, who completed a Japanese trek earlier in the month, were forced to postpone their South American dates following the departure of singer Steve "Zetro" Souza. "Top Link Productions did a phenomenal job creating ...

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EXODUS Explain South American Tour Cancellation

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have confirmed that they have "postponed" their South American tour until October. Guitarist Gary Holt's statement on the matter is as follows: "The tour has ben postponed until October due to the fact that John Miller [ex-WARDANCE, projected fill-in singer for the tour] is an insane idiot and had ...

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EXODUS: South American Tour Cancelled?

Argentine news reporter Gustavo Olmedo announced on Thursday (Sept. 16) on his radio show ("Apaga la Tele" on Rock & Pop radio) that EXODUS cancelled their entire South American tour due to the fact that the Brazilian promoter was no longer receptive to the idea of the group coming over with a fill-in vocalist (following ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Addresses New Singer Rumors

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following statement on the group's message board regarding the rumors about a possible replacement for the band's recently departed singer Steve "Zetro" Souza: "I just wanted to clear up rumors about who is going to be our next singer. The answer to that is I do not know. ...

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EXODUS To Recruit Former WARDANCE Singer For South American Tour

EXODUS will likely be utilizing the services of singer John Miller for their South American tour, which scheduled to kick off Friday (Sept. 17) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Miller is a local Bay Area singer who had previously played with EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and drummer Tom Hunting in WARDANCE, the ill-fated mid-'90s act that ...

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EXODUS Guitarist: 'Fat-Ass' ZETRO SOUZA Is 'Human Crap'

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has slammed singer Steve "Zetro" Souza over the circumstances that led to his departure from the group (as exclusively reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET earlier today), calling the singer "human crap" and vowing to carry on with a replacement vocalist. In a posting to the band's official forum, Holt writes, "Okay ...

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EXODUS: Singer ZETRO SOUZA Was Fired!

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have confirmed the departure of singer Steve "Zetro" Souza from the group's ranks. "Zetro is out of the band for sure!" EXODUS manager Steven Warner told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Asked about the reports that Zetro left the band of his own accord, Warner replied, "He did not quit, he was fired!" ...

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Singer ZETRO SOUZA Quits EXODUS (Again)

Vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza has quit EXODUS on the eve of the band's South American headlining tour, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Although EXODUS have attributed Zetro's absence from the trek to an illness suffered by the singer during the band's recently completed Japanese tour, Souza is said to have in fact left the group over ...

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OBLITERATION Guitarist Forms New Thrash Metal Band CREMAINS

OBLITERATION rhythm guitarist Cesar Vallejo has formed a brand-new thrash metal band called CREMAINS. The group's current lineup is as follows: Cesar Vallejo (OBLITERATION) - Bass Christian Vallejo (live/session bass for OBLITERATION) - Guitars Gabe Mera (MYSELF AM HELL, ACTIVATOR) – Guitars Javier Medina (BLOOD OF KINGS, SUN DESCENDS) - Drums The band, whose musical ...

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TRIVIUM To Enter Studio Next Week

Orlando, Florida's TRIVIUM will be entering Tampa's Morrisound studios on September 13 with producer Jason Suecof (CAPHARNAUM, CROTCHDUSTER) to begin recording their sophomore album, "Ascendancy". Jason will track drums at Morrisound before completing the recordings at the Audiohammer facility. "Once we complete the work with Jason, we will head over to the U.K. to work ...

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EXODUS: Brand-New Audio Interview Posted Online

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are hoping to enter the studio before the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to "Tempo of the Damned", tentatively due in 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. A brand-new 20-minute audio interview with EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza, conducted on Aug. 26 by Thrashin' ...

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