Metal News for March 25, 2002
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16 news articles posted on this day.
Australia's death-grind band, The Berzerker, have entered the studio to record the as-yet-untitled follow-up to their self-titled 2000 debut. The Berzerker will be returning to American soil this summer for their second US tour.
Earache Records has just upped the ante on extremity by commissioning legendary metalhead porn king Matt Zane to direct the new December Wolves video. Zane, who has made a name for himself across the globe with such films as "Backstage Sluts" and "Cherry Poppers," will be directing a clip for the song "Porn Again Christian", a track from December Wolves' upcoming album, "Blasterpiece Theatre".
Zane had this to say about the video: More...
Florida's death metal barons Hate Eternal are in the studio, putting the finishing touches on their new album, "King Of All Kings", the follow-up to 1999's "Conquering the Throne". Recording at guitarist/vocalist/mastermind Erik Rutan's own Dimensional Sound Studio in Tampa, the band has declared "King Of All Kings" to be "beyond anything done up to now".
Mortiis will be embarking this spring on his first ever European tour, in support of his critically acclaimed new album "The Smell Of Rain". Now backed by a full live band, Mortiis will be hitting all the hot spots around Europe, including a show at London's Clink, the oldest prison in England.
The dates are as follows: More...
Currently kicking up a storm with USA major labels such as Maverick enquiring about them, the LA nu-metalcore band, Autonomy, head out on the road again for more shows. Here are the dates: More...
Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris has strongly denied claims that the band overdubbed Bruce Dickinson’s vocals for the ‘Live At Rock In Rio’ album. He insists all of Dickinson’s parts were done live on the night, and not later in a studio.
The Misfits are currently recording a new studio album, which will see them cover ’50s rock ’n’ roll songs in their own inimitable fashion. It should be issued later in the year on Misfits Records.
Gwar were forced to cancel their planned show in Raleigh, North Carolina, after local officials objected to the gig on the grounds that there was a strong possibility of ‘public urination’ from band and fans.
British underground metallers Earthtone 9 are to spit up following their upcoming British tour. The band feel they’ve taken things as far as they can. Fans can say farewell to them at Newport TJ’s April 4, Chelmsford Army & Navy 5, Oxford Zodiac 6, Plymouth Cooperage 7, Exeter Phoenix 8, Bristol Fleece & Firkin 9, Southampton Nexus 10, Gloucester Guild Hall 11, Hartlepool Studio 12, London Highbury Garage 13.
Dark Funeral will be touring the US with with Cannibal Corpse, Incantation and Pizzing Razor. Here are the confirmed dates so far: More...
- Tartarean Desire has an interview with the Spanish power metal band Dark Moor.
Tartarean Desire has a slew of new reviews this week:
- Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane (progressive metal, 2002)
- Belinus - Battlechants (EP) (black metal, 2002)
- Vanden Plas - Beyond Daylight (progressive metal, 2002)
- Annihilator - Waking The Fury (thrash metal, 2002)
- Bludgeon - Crucify The Priest (death / thrash metal, 2002)
- Viu Drakh - Death Riff Society (death metal, 2002)
- Rondellus - Sabbatum (Black Sabbath tribute, 2002)
- Fall Of Empyrean - Fall Of Empyrean (doom metal, 2001)
- Atrox - Terrestrials (progressive metal, 2002)
- Summon - Fire Turns Everything...Black (death / black metal, 1995)
- Michael Schenker - Thank You 2 (acoustic guitar, 2002)
- The Third And The Mortal - Memoirs (experimental, 2002)
- Onward - Reawaken (progressive power metal, 2002)
In Pieces vocalist Scott Gibson has decided to leave the band in order to continue his education, among other endeavors. Look for an official statement from Scott on the band's website within the next week. He will be playing with the band for their remaining shows through April. Obviously the band is now looking for a replacement. Candidates must be willing to tour full-time, have a strong voice, and be able to scream. The band is based out of Connecticut, and if you're interested, contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Guerinot, the manager of ex-Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, has reportedly confirmed that the singer has left the new supergroup he formed with former Rage Against The Machine members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar). The unnamed band had originally started work on their never-completed debut album early last year and were due to perform at this year's US Ozzfest dates. An official announcement is expected in the coming days.
Finland's Sentenced will release "No One There", the first single from the group's upcoming Cold White Light CD, on April 29th. The album itself will follow on May 13th through Century Media Records
Norwegian black metallers Immortal have officially confirmed the departure of bassist Iscariah. The following is the bassist's statement on the matter.
"Well, so this day came to an end despite its long and joyful hours. The statement I doubted would be written for a long time is here, and if you asked me directly why, I would not be able to give you a direct answer...because there is no definite reason why. I have basically followed my instincts and my gut feeling and come to the conclusion that I am leaving Immortal. This band has basically been my life for three years, and it feels like some strange divorce is being processed."
"The band is getting bigger and with that follows complete dedication to the force. If not, you are bound to fall on your ass. To prevent this event, I quit. It is of my beliefs that if you have a single doubt, then leave. Do not try to shape the band to your benefit..."
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