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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Enter Studio This Weekend

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have posted the following message on their official web site: "CATTLE enter the studios this weekend in Burbank, CA with Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, W.A.S.P., SIX FEET UNDER) at the helm!!! We'll be recording all the drums starting this weekend and then heading down here in San Diego to the ...

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MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL

MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, ICED EARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM have been confirmed to headline this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, set to take place April 30-May 1 at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The following groups are currently scheduled to appear at the festival: Headliners – Friday, April 30: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ...

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VITAL REMAINS Announce U.S. Tour

VITAL REMAINS will embark on a national U.S. tour this spring alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and WATCH THEM DIE. The highly anticipated trek, the group's first with Glen Benton (DEICIDE) on vocals, is set to kick off in May and will be their first tour in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Dechristianize", ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Postpone New Album Recording Sessions

CATTLE DECAPITATION bassist Troy Oftedal broke his wrist following a recent Metal Blade drunken holiday party on Sunset Strip. As a result, the recording of the band's new album, "Humanure", has been postponed until later next month. The album should be ready by summer and will be followed by "a mass" amount of touring. In ...

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Former OVERKILL Guitarist Completes Work On RESPONSE NEGATIVE EP

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have completed work on their new EP. The five-song effort was recorded at Studio 13 with producer Jeremy Staska, and was mastered by Mike Fuller. The complete track listing for the EP is as follows: 01. All Out War 02. Silent ...

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KRISIUN To Film Video For 'Murderer'

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN will shortly begin filming a video for the song "Murderer" off their forthcoming album "Works of Carnage", due in September through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Ageless Venomous" was recorded at Bebop 2 Studios in São Paulo with producer Pierre Rémillard (CRYPTOPSY, KATAKLYSM, GORGUTS) and was mixed at Rémillard's ...

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More Bands Rumored For NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST

CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR, NILE, HYPOCRISY, DEICIDE, NEVERMORE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, KRISIUN, HATE ETERNAL, ENTOMBED and KING DIAMOND have reportedly been tapped to perform at New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, a two-day event set to be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. The complete lineup ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Team Up With DEICIDE, HATE ETERNAL, KRISIUN For Fall Tour

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION will be teaming up with DEICIDE, HATE ETERNAL and KRISIUN for a North American tour, tentatively set to kick off in November. As previously reported, CATTLE DECAPITATION have set "Humanure" as the title for their forthcoming full-length album, tentatively due in the fall/winter 2003 through Metal Blade Records. The ...

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BRICK BATH Not Performing At LAS VEGAS METALFEST

Despite previous reports to the contrary, Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH will NOT be playing at the Las Vegas Metalfest. "The promoter of the show has admitted to not being able to pay [the band] their guarantee to perform or acknowledge the band's rider. [He] sent an email asking if the band was interested ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Split With Drummer, Announce Replacement

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have parted ways with drummer David Astor due to his "inability to live up to the obligations of touring and regular necessities of the band." In his place, the group have recruited former CREATION IS CRUCIFIXION skinsman Michael Laughlin. Laughlin's recording debut with the group will come in the ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Name New Album

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have set "Humanure" as the title for their forthcoming full-length album, tentatively due in the fall/winter 2003 through Metal Blade Records. Among the titles set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. Anthropophagic Copromantik 02. Humanure 03. Lips And Assholes 04. Reduced To Paste 05. The ...

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HALFORD, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For San Francisco's BAY AREA THRASH FESTIVAL

HALFORD, TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL are among the artists confirmed for the Bay Area Thrash Festival at the Avalon Ballroom (inside The Regency Center) in San Francisco, California on Saturday, March 29. The complete lineup for the event will be as follows: HALFORD TESTAMENT DEATH ANGEL VIO-LENCE EXHUMED CATTLE DECAPITATION IMPALED Tickets are priced at ...

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Ex-RATT Singer Re-Records Classic For Upcoming B-Side

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy and his solo band have recorded a 2003 version of the RATT smash "Round And Round". It will reportedly appear as the B-side to Pearcy's "In Like Pink" single, the lead-off cut from the singer's first-ever solo album, "Social Intercourse". In other news, Pearcy has lined up the following tour ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Drop Off CANNIBAL CORPSE Tour

Gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION have dropped off the just-launched CANNIBAL CORPSE North American tour "due to a medical emergency at home," according to an official statement from the band. "We are focusing on getting back out on the road AS SOON AS POSSIBLE." The group are still expected to perform at Metal Blade Records' 20th ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announce U.S. Dates

CANNIBAL CORPSE will be hitting the road this fall for their third full U.S. tour since the release of Gore Obsessed in February 2002. Support at all shows will come from HATE ETERNAL, MACABRE, and labelmates CATTLE DECAPITATION. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 07 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Pace Nov. ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Issue EP Of Rare And Unreleased Tracks

On October 29th, CANNIBAL CORPSE will be releasing Worm Infested, a six-song EP including three unreleased tracks from their most recent release, Gore Obsessed, a Japanese bonus track, a European bonus track, and a limited-edition bonus track that appeared on Gore Obsessed. Worm Infested is a strictly limited edition numbered collectors EP, which will only ...

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MARILYN MANSON: Tales Of Home Invasion!

MARILYN MANSON has posted yet another nonsensical message via his official web site. It reads as follows: "Last night I broke into someone's house. Climbed right in the window while no one was home. The alarm started to chant, 'Intruder...Sector 3...bedroom.' I didn't panic much, but I was really curious where Sector 1 and 2 ...

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MACABRE Want Your Children

On Wednesday, September 18th, MACABRE will be conducting a photo shoot for their debut recordings release of their acoustic campfire songs and are looking for children to sit around the campfire with Corporate Death (lead guitar/lead vocals) and Nefarious (bass/backing vocals). The campground is in Romeoville, Illinois and the shoot will take place one hour ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Hit The Road With GWAR

Gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION will be hitting the road with GWAR in support of their debut release on Metal Blade Records, To Serve Man. The tour has been tentatively scheduled from October 1st through November 4th and will also include BLOODLET. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. ...

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To Serve Man - CATTLE DECAPITATION

What immediately strikes you about this Cali foursome's music is the total lack of effects. They definitely look like your typical goregrind band on the surface. But where IMPALED, SEPSISM, DISGORGE (both of them), COCK AND BALL TORTURE, REGURGITATE and zillions of others tailor their heaviness with severely downtuned guitars and/or heinously manipulated vocals, CATTLE ...

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