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SLAYER Begin Work On New Album

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo was set to meet with fellow bandmembers Jeff Hannemann and Kerry King Monday (June 2) to begin putting material together for a new SLAYER album, tentatively due in early 2004, according to www.dave-lombardo.com. Both King and Hannemann are said to have penned new music for the upcoming CD, the ...

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SLAYER: 'War At The Warfield' DVD To Surface In Late July

In the continuing saga that is the release date for the upcoming SLAYER DVD, "War At The Warfield", a source close to the SLAYER camp has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the much-anticipated live disc will finally surface on July 29 — nearly six months after its originally announced street date. As previously reported, "War At ...

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CHAOSBREED Launch Official Web Site

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, CHAOSBREED are currently rehearsing material for a ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For Spain's METAL MANIA FESTIVAL

SLAYER are the latest act confirmed to perform at Metal Mania Festival, a three-day event set to take place July 11-13 at Auditorio Municipal de Villarobledo in Albacete, Spain. Other bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival are as follows: Friday, July 11 BLIND GUARDIAN NIGHTWISH SEPULTURA KREATOR APOCALYPTICA OVERKILL REBELLION Saturday, July 12 ...

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SLAYER: 'War At The Warfield' DVD To Surface Next Month

Due to unspecified "production issues," SLAYER's much-anticipated live DVD, titled "War At The Warfield", has once again been pushed back, this time to a June 17 release through UMVD (Universal Music & Video Distribution). As previously reported, "War At The Warfield" was recorded at San Francisco's The Warfield on Dec. 7, 2001 during the band's ...

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CHAOSBREED: Demo Tracks Posted Online

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted full-length MP3s of the three tracks that compose their recently-competed "Unleashed Carnage" demo. The three songs available for download ...

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SLIPKNOT To Regroup In August, Early 2004 Release Expected

SLIPKNOT are due to regroup in August to continue work on their third album with producer Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER), according to NME.com. A release through Roadrunner Records is penciled for early 2004. In related news, MURDERDOLLS, who feature SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, will play an ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Sign With CAPITOL RECORDS

The reformed JANE'S ADDICTION have inked a deal with Capitol Records for the release of their new studio album, titled "Hypersonic". The band, who are now being officially managed by Sanctuary Artist Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER), were signed by Capitol President/CEO Andy Slater, who at one time managed guitarist Dave ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION To Issue 'Hypersonic' In July

JANE'S ADDICTION are set to release their first studio album in nearly 13 years on July 15. "Hypersonic" will arrive in stores nearly two weeks after the band embarks on the Lollapalooza tour, which kicks off in Michigan July 3. The band, who are now being officially managed by Sanctuary Artist Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS ...

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SYSTEMATIC: New Photos Posted Online

A bunch of pictures taken during a recent SYSTEMATIC photo session have been posted online at this location. SYSTEMATIC's sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", was released Tuesday (April 15) through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel ...

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GRIP INC. To Record New Album In The Summer

GRIP INC., the long-running band featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo and ex-DESPAIR guitarist Waldemar Sorychta, will enter Woodhouse Studio in Hagen, Germany this summer to record the follow-up to 1999's "Solidify", due in early 2004 through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe, JVC Records in Japan and an as-yet-undetermined label in North America. ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Release New Single

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA will release a new single, "Far Away Vol. 2", on May 19. The title track to the single will feature guest lead vocals courtesy of LAMBRETTA singer Linda Sundblad. The full track listing for the single is as follows: 01. Far Away Vol. 2 02. Far Away Vol.2 (extended version) 03. ...

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CHAOSBREED: A Finnish Death Metal Supergroup

CHAOSBREED is the name of a brand new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of the following musicians: Nalle Österman - drums (ex-GANDALF) Oppu Laine - bass (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI) Marko Tarvonen - guitars (MOONSORROW) Esa Holopainen - guitars (AMORPHIS) Taneli Jarva - vocals (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE) CHAOSBREED draw influences from "many directions, but some associations ...

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SYSTEMATIC: New Song Posted Online

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC have posted the track "Leaving Only Scars" in streaming audio on their official web site. Check it out here. "Leaving Only Scars" is the first single from group's forthcoming sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", due on April 15 through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI: I Can't Handle MARILYN MANSON's Fakeness

CRADLE OF FILTH singer Dani Filth has slammed MARILYN MANSON as "fake" and recounted an incident a couple of years back where the two parties came face-to-face — a meeting that ended with less than spectacular results. When asked by Britain's Metal Hammer magazine if he is interested in the kind of all-encompassing, multi-faceted career ...

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