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10/8/06 Sunn O))) will be invading the U.K. and Erie with Justin K Broadrick:

13th Oct 6 London - Hippodrome (Frieze)
15th Oct 6 Glasgow - ABC2
16th Oct 6 Belfast - Black Box
17th Oct 6 Dublin - Crawdaddy
19th Oct 6 Galway - Richards Bar
20th Oct 6 Cork - Cypress Avenue

Eyehategod will be playing at the Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans on October 27th with My Uncle the Wolf, and Spickle. No other dates are being planned that we know of.

Sepultura will be heading back into the U.S. (finally) with Sworn Enemy, Diecast and Suicide Silence...dates are HERE ...no New England date? WTF?

Tool have been confirmed for the 2007 "Big Day Out Festival" in Australia and New Zealand:

Jan. 19th Auckland, NZ - MT Smart Stadium
Jan. 21st Gold Coast, AUS - Parklands
Jan. 25th Sydney, AUS - Showgrounds
Jan. 28th Melbourne, AUS - Princes Park South
Feb. 2nd Adelaide, AUS - Royal Showground
Feb. 4th Perth, AUS - Claremont Showground

Mastodon will be performing live on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" on November 1st...wow...

Isis will be swinging back through the U.S. with Jesu in late Feb-early April...dates when we get 'um.

Machine Head have posted a video of their performance at the recent "Sounds Of The Underground" tour. Check it out on their website.

Pennsylvania`s Electric Horsemen have been recording their debut EP this weekend. A late October release on Churchtown Deathbed Records is expected. Check out their myspace at www.myspace.com/electrichorsemen for more info. Catch them live at the AS220 in Providence, RI on October 28th with Sea Of Bones, Seabeast, and Stone The Disciple.

10/1/06 Mastodon will be opening for Tool on their upcoming U.K. run:

November 24th Manchester, UK - MEN Arena
November 25th Glasgow, UK - SECC Arena
November 27th London, UK - Wembley Arena
November 30th Cardiff, UK - International Arena
December 1st Nottingham, UK - Arena

Vision Of Disorder have filmed 3 shows for a live DVD, no word on a label or release date as of yet.

Totimoshi will be releasing their fourth full length album, "Ladron", on October 24 through Crucial Blast. They'll also be joining up with Mastodon for a few dates:

10/3/06 Dallas, TX - Gypsy Ballroom, w/Mastodon, The Bronx
10/4/06 Austin, TX - Emo`s, w/Mastodon, The Bronx
10/5/06 Houston, TX - Meridian, w/Mastodon, The Bronx
10/6/06 Shreveport, LA - Lil Joe`s Bottleneck
10/7/06 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade, w/Mastodon, The Bronx
10/10/06 Nashville, TN - The End
10/12/06 Kansas City, MO Recordbar
10/13/06 Denver, CO - 15th Street Tavern
10/14/06 Lawrence, KS - the Jackpot
10/15/06 Lincoln, NE - Duffy`s Tavern
10/16/06 Omaha, NE - O`Leaver`s
10/17/06 Wichita, KS - Kirby`s Beer Store
10/19/06 Austin, TX - Emo`s

NIN plan to release a live DVD next year. "Nine Inch Nails Live: Beside You In Time" will feature footage from 2 shows recorded late in March 2006. The DVD will also be released on released on HD-DVD and Blu-Ray format.

The Hidden Hand have gone through a line-up change, drummer Evan Tanner has left and been replaced by Matt Moulis, (Bison, Medic). The band plan to have new release out early next year.

Khanate have decided to split up:
"Recent discussions have dictated a direction where KHANATE has called it a day. Thanks for the six years of attention, interest, touring, megastructure and tension. We will continue to pursue the release of our 4th studio work (which is in the mixing phase) and the Japanese reissues of our first two releases, via Daymare."

9/20/06 Isis off-dates!

Oct. 1st Philadelphia, PA - The 1st Unitarian Church
Oct. 4th Providence, RI - The Living Room
Oct. 8th New York, NY - Rebel NYC

The Red Sparowes are heading to the UK:

Oct. 15th Exeter, UK - The Cavern w/Guapo
Oct. 16th Birmingham, UK - The Custard Factory w/Una Corda
Oct. 17th TBA, UK - TBA
Oct. 18th Glasgow, UK - Barfly
Oct. 19th Belfast, UK - TBA
Oct. 20th Dublin, UK - The Village
Oct. 21st Sheffield, UK - Corporation w/Una Corda
Oct. 22nd London, UK - The Scala w/Una Corda
Oct. 23rd Bristol, UK - The Croft
Oct. 24th Southamptom, UK - Nexus w/Ephel Duath, Tangaroa
Oct. 25th Milton Keynes, UK - The Pitz w/Guapo

Neurosis will be entering Electrical Audio studios in Chicago, IL in December with engineer Steve Albini to record a new album. They'll also be headlining the 12th annual Roadburn Festival.

The Deftones have begun to announce headlining dates:

Oct. 29th Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Nov. 2nd Seattle, WA - The Fenix
Nov. 4th Chico, CA - Senator Theater
Nov. 7th Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theatre
Nov. 12th San Diego, CA - Soma
Nov. 13th Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
Nov. 14th Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre

Kylesa have posted a video and an mp3 off of their upcoming album "Time Will Fuse Its Worth", HERE.

9/12/06 Pelican will be touring:

9/23 Tempe, AZ - The Sets w/Daughters, Nachtmystium
9/24 Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction w/Daughters, Nachtmystium, Saviours
9/26 Los Angeles, CA - The Knitting Factory w/Daughters, Nachtmystium, Saviours
9/27 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall w/Daughters, Nachtmystium, Saviours
9/29 Portland, OR - Satyricon w/Daughters, Nachtmystium
9/30 Seattle, WA - Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading w/Daughters, Nachtmystium
10/15 Syracuse, NY - Furnace
10/16 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop (Feat. Sweet Cobra)
10/17 Indianapolis, IN - The Harrison Center (Feat. Sweet Cobra)
10/18 Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet (Feat. Sweet Cobra)

New York/New Jersey doomsters Agnosis have broken up (which blows because they were badass and my band was supposed to play with them in November). More info can be found on their website or their MySpace site

Machine Head are currently working on a new album to be called "The Blackening".

Deadbird have gone thru a lineup change, it seems Todd Bohannon left after the band's last tour and has been replaced by Reid from Rwake.

Primus have announced a North american tour, dates are right HERE

8/31/06 Mastodon have posted a video for "The Wolf Is Loose", which can be viewed here:

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the 6th installment of their making of "Blood Mountain" web series is also online, check it out here:

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Neurosis will be entering "Electrical Audio" studios this December with Steve Albini in tow to begin recording their next album. In the meantime they've lined up 2 shows for November:

November 24th Portland, OR - Dante's
ovember 25th Seattle, WA - El Corazon

Clutch will be heading into the studio sometime in October to record a new album with Joe Barresi (Queens Of The Stone Age, Melvins).

Entombed will be back in North America in Decmeber with Dismember and Grave. Dates are right HERE

Primus will be releasing a DVD on October 17th entitled "Blame It On The Fish", also out on the same day will be a best-of collection, "They Can't All Be Zingers: The Best Of Primus". Watch for a North American tour in November/December.

A new Isis track from their upcoming "In the Absence of Truth" album can be found HERE

Paradise Lost will be swinging thru the U.K with Opeth:

Nov. 5 UK - Pyramid - Portsmouth
Nov. 6 UK - ABC - Glasgow
Nov. 7 UK - Rock City - Nottingham
Nov. 8 UK - Academy - Birmingham
Nov. 9 UK - Roundhous - London
Nov. 10 UK - Academy - Manchester
Nov. 11 UK - Great Hall - Exeter

8/21/06 Napalm Death will be running through Europe in Oct./Nov. dates are HERE

High On Fire have a few West Coast shows coming up:

September 20th Olympia, WA - Capitol Theater
September 21st Vancouver, BC - Red Room (w/Goatsblood, Pequod)
September 22nd Seattle, WA - Neumo's (w/Suplecs, Hell Bound Glory, Book Of Black Earth)
September 23rd Portland, OR - Sabala's (w/Suplecs, Hell Bound Glory, Book Of Black Earth)

Seplutura with be playing several dates in Brazil next month, dates are all right HERE

Venom are hitting the road with Goatwhore:

August 24 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
August 25 West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
August 27 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
August 30 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
September 2 Cleveland, OH - Agora
September 3 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
September 5 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
September 6 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
September 7 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
September 8 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero

Pelican are preparing to release a live DVD featuring a show from London, the sound will be mixed by none other than Justin Broadrick.

8/15/06 Mouth Of The Architect are heading out on tour this month:

8/22 Chicago, IL - Knights of Columbus Hall
8/23 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
8/24 Moorhead, ND - All Star Bowl
8/26 Rapid City, SD - Venue Eight
8/31 Hollywood, CA - Knitting Factory
9/1 Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza
9/2 Eureka, CA - Eureka Vet's Hall
9/3 El Cajon, CA - The Masonic Lodge
9/4 Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
9/5 El Paso, TX - Chic's
9/7 San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
9/8 Houston, TX - Walter's On Washington
9/9 Dallas, TX - The TAC Room
9/10 Tulsa, OK - The Pink Eye
9/12 St. Louis, MO - Hi Pointe
9/30 Dayton, OH - The Foundry (record release show)

NOLA's own Suplecs are on tour:

9/16 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
9/17 Golden Bull - Oakland, CA
9/18 Zenbu - Olympic Valley, CA
9/19 Off Limits - Chico, CA
9/20 TBA
9/21 Hell's Kitchen - Tacoma, WA
9/22 Neumo's - Seattle, WA (w/ High on Fire)
9/23 Sabala's Portland, OR (w/ High on Fire)
9/24 TBA
9/25 Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, UT
9/26 TBA
9/27 Benders - Denver, CO
9/28 Hi-Pointe - St. Louis, MO
9/29 Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
9/30 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR
10/19 Emo¹s - Austin, TX
10/21 Meridian - Houston, TX

8/7/06 Goatwhore are on the road:

8/8 Augusta, GA - Sector 7G
8/9 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (w/All Shall Perish)
8/10 Myrtle Beach, SC - Planet Rock (w/Hatebreed & Full Blown Chaos)
8/11 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre (w/Hatebreed & Full Blown Chaos)
8/12 Fayetteville, NC - Jester's Pub
8/13 Wilmington, NC - Lucky's Pub
8/15 Orlando, FL - House Of Blues (w/Hatebreed & Full Blown Chaos)
8/16 Jacksonville, FL - Fuel
8/17 Charleston, SC - The Music Farm (w/Hatebreed & Full Blown Chaos)
8/18 Jacksonville, NC - Planet Rock
9/27 Spokane, WA - Fat Tuesday's Concert Hall
9/29 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
10/1 Modesto, CA - Fat Cat Music House & Lounge
10/2 Reno, NV - The 14th Ward

Ministry are heading to Australia:

Oct. 8 The Arena Ent. Complex - Brisbane, AUS
Oct. 9 The Big Top at Luna Park - Sydney, AUS
Oct. 10 The Palace Complex - Melbourne, AUS
Oct. 12 Metropolis Fremantle - Perth, AUS

Death Breath (featuring former Entombed man Nicke Andersson) have signed a North American deal with Relapse Records. Watch for their debut album, "Stinking Up The Night" on October 17th.

Opeth have lined up a number of European dates for December, they're listed right HERE

S.F's Acid King will be heading out with Black Cobra and Eternal Elysium next month:

9/1 Elbo Room - San Francisco,CA
9/3 SHOD VII at the Hollywood Alley - Meza, AZ
9/5 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO
9/6 Knickerbocker's - Lincoln, NE
9/7 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
9/8 Points East Club - Milwaukee, WI
9/9 High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
9/10 The Note - Chicago, IL
9/11 Mac's Bar - Lansing, MI
9/14 Knitting Factory - NY,NY
9/15 O'Brien's Pub - Alston, MA
9/16 Otto Bar - Baltimore, MD
9/18 Bottle Tree - Birmingham, AL
9/19 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AK
9/20 - Emo's - Austin, TX
9/22 - Burt's Tiki Lounge - Albuquerque, NM

Lair of the Minotaur are seeking a new drummer, in the Chicago area. Send links of audio and/or video of your playing to [email protected]. www.lairoftheminotaur.com

Indian are hitting the road in support of their latest, "The Unquiet Sky":

8/10 Youngstown, OH - Nyabinghi
8/11 Allston, MA - O’Briens
8/12 New York, NY - Lit Lounge
8/13 Baltmore, MD - Talking Head Club
8/14 Fredericksburg, VA - Bourbon Room
8/15 Charlotte, NC - Milestone
8/16 Atlanta, GA - Star Bar
8/17 New Orleans, LA - Checkpoint Charlies
8/18 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music
8/19 Fayetteville, AR - The Dart Room
8/20 Dubuque, IA - Busted Lift
8/21 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
8/22 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium

8/4/06 Isis will release a DVD on Spetember 26th entitled "Clearing The Eye". Expect their new album, "In The Absence Of Truth" to follow on October 31st.

Mastodon are filming a video for "The Wolf Is Loose" this week, the band expect to have it available online early next month.

Pelican will be heading to Canada in October with Daughters and Ken Mode:

October 1st Vancouver, BC - The Lamplighters
October 3rd Edmonton, AB - The Starlite
October 4th Calgary, AB - Warehouse Night Club
October 5th Regina, SK - The Exchange
October 6th Winnipeg, MB - Collective Cabaret
October 9th London, ON - Call The Office
October 10th Hamilton, ON - The Underground
October 11th Toronto, ON - TBA
October 12th Ottawa, ON - Babylon
October 13th Quebec City, QC - L'Anti

The Deftones are now eyeing a October 31st release for their new album "Saturday Night Wrist".

7/27/06 This year's Relapse Records Contamination Tour will feature Unearthly Trance, Facedowninshit, Fuck The Facts, Jucifer, Buried Inside, and Minsk.

September 2 Philadelphia, PA - The Balcony w/Buried Inside, Hex Machine
September 3 Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s w/Buried Inside
September 4 Chicago, IL - The Note
September 5 St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl w/Minsk
September 6 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater w/Minsk
September 7 Denver, CO - 3 Kings Tavern w/Minsk
September 8 Salt Lake City, UT - Burts Tiki Lounge with Minsk
September 11 San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room w/Minsk
September 12 Los Angeles, CA - The Mountain Bar w/Minsk
September 14 Glendale, AZ - Bullbogs w/Minsk
September 16 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory w/Minsk
September 18 Austin, TX - Emo’s w/Minsk
September 19 Beaumont, TX - Vortex
September 20 New Orleans, LA - The Big Top
September 21 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
September 22 Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds
September 23 Savannah, GA - The Jinx
September 24 Greensboro, NC - The Flying Anvil
September 26 Richmond, VA - Nanci Raygun w/Jucifer, Hex Machine
September 27 Washington, DC - Warehouse Next Door w/Jucifer, Hex Machine
September 28 Baltimore, MD - OttoBar w/Jucifer, Hex Machine
September 30 Providence, RI - Redrum w/Jucifer, Hex Machine, no FDIS
October 1 Middletown, CT - Living Proof w/Jucifer, Hex Machine, no FDIS

James MacDonough (ex-Megadeth) will be handling bass duty for Strapping Young Lad begining on August 1st, while Byron Stroud is out with Fear Factory.

7/24/06 Napalm Death, Exodus, The Black Dahlia Murder, Despised Icon, Hatebreed, and First Blood will be hitting the road together, initial dates can be found HERE

Clutch will be heading out this fall with The Bellrays and Year Long Disaster:

September 9th Kill Devil Hills, NC - The Pit
September 10th Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
September 11th TBA - TBA
September 12th Knoxville, TN - Blue Cats
September 13th TBA - TBA
September 14th Toledo, OH - Headliner's
September 15th Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Icon
September 16th Youngstown, OH - Nyabinghi
September 17th Charleston, WV - The Sound Factory
September 18th TBA - TBA
September 19th Lansing, MI - The Temple Club
September 20th Traverse City, MI - Streeters
September 21st TBA - TBA
September 22nd Columbia, MO - Blue Note

Mastodon, Converge and The Bronx will be doing a fall run together, dates are right HERE

Bryant Clifford Meyer will not be with the Red Sparowes for their previously announced tour due to touring commitments with his other little band, Isis who have an upcoming run with Tool. Pelican's Trevor de Brauw will be filling in for Meyer with Red Sparowes.

Machine Head have posted a taste of of what to expect from their new album on their website.

Megadeth, Opeth, Lamb Of God, Overkill, Arch Enemy, Into Eternity, Sanctity and The Smashup will all be taking part in this year's Gigantour. Dates can be found HERE

7/10/06 Tool will be hitting the road in Aug/Sept. with Isis in the U.S., dates are right HERE In other Isis news, their upcoming DVD release has been bumped back to Sept. 28th. Expect a new album on October 31st thru Ipecac.

Village Of Dead Roads are heading out on tour this month in support of their debut album, "Dwelling in Doubt"

July 20 Providence, RI - Growroom, w/Goreality, Seabeast, Sea of Bones, Bible of the Devil
July 21 Portland, ME - The Alehouse, w/ Ocean and others (possibly Deadbird)
July 22 Boston, MA - Doom and Grind Fest at Bill`s Bar
July 23 Boston, MA O`Briens, w/ Raw Radar War and others
July 24 Northampton, MA - The Elevens, w/Palace in Thunderland
July 25 Milford, CT - Daniel Street Club, w/Sea of Bones
July 26 New York, NY - Ace of Clubs, w/Palace in Thunderland
July 27 Philadelphia, PA - TBA
July 28 New York, NY, Rockstar Bar, w/Agnosis and Sourvein
July 30 Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks, w/Jack-in-Irons and others
July 31 Columbus, OH - The Rivari Room
Aug. 1 Chicago, IL - The Note, w/Unfortunaut, Salt of the Earth, and others

Mouth Of The Architect are heading out with The Esoteric next month:

Aug. 23rd Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
Aug. 24th Moorhead, MN - All Star Bowl
Aug. 26th Rapid City, SD - Venue Eight
Sept. 4th Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
Sept. 5th El Paso, TX - Chic's
Sept. 7th San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
Sept. 8th Houston, TX - Walter's On Washington
Sept. 9th Dallas, TX - The TAC Room
Sept. 10th Tulsa, OK - The Pink Eye

Fear Factory will be heading down under in Sept., dates can be found HERE.

A live Bad Brains DVD, "Live CBGB 1982" will be released on September 12th via MVD.

7/4/06 Mastodon will be launching a new website this week over at www.mastodonrocks.com. A new track, "Crystal Skull" will be posted on their myspace site this friday.

Bible Of The Devil will be hitting the road this month:

July 19 Dayton, OH - Nite Owl, w/The Bang Tale
July 20 Providence, RI - Growroom w/Goreality, Village Of Dead Roads, Kevorkian`s Angels, Sea Of Bones, Seabeast (7 pm show)
July 21 Wallingford, CT - Cherry St. Station w/Broken Teeth
July 22 Boston, MA - The Middle East w/Lamont, Cocked and Loaded, Slim Jim and the Mad Cows
July 23 New York City, NY - North Six
July 24 Philadelphia, PA - Club 218 w/Dead Meat, Black Throat, The Prisoners, The Familiars
July 25 Baltimore, MD - Sidebar Tavern w/Made Out of Babies, The Malevoiy
July 26 Harrisonburg, VA - Luigi`s w/Valkyrie
July 27 Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade w/Valkyrie, Viper
July 28 Charlotte, NC - The Milestone w/Crank County Daredevils, Babyshaker
July 29 Asheville, NC - Stella Blue Anti-Bele Chere Festival w/Crank County Daredevils, others TBA
July 30 Nashville, TN - The Springwater

Godless Rising have signed with Moribund Records out of Seattle, Washington.

6/27/06 Vision Of Disorder have re-grouped, and plan to film a live DVD on August 11th and 13th at Club Ritual in Levittown, NY.

The album cover for Mastodon's upcoming "Blood Moutain" album can be found HERE. Expect a release sometime in Aug/Sept. thru Warner.

Tool will be hitting the road again in August, dates so far can be found HERE.

High On Fire are heading back to Europe next month:

7/14/06 Kontich, Belgium Lintfabriek
7/15/06 Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
7/16/06 Paris, France - Le Bartofar
7/18/06 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
7/19/06 Belfast, Ireland - Auntie Annie's
7/20/06 Glasgow, UK - Nice N' Sleazy
7/21/06 Edinburgh, UK - Cabaret Voltaire
7/22/06 Birmingham, UK - Supersonic Festival
8/11/06 Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival

Strapping Young Lad will release their new album "The New Black" on July 11th, their Ozzfest off dates can be found HERE.

Om will be making a rare appearance at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA on July 29th with Asunder.

Dates for European leg of "The Unholy Alliance Tour - Preaching To The Perverted" with Slayer, In Flames, Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom and Thine Eyes Bleed are all tighened up, you can find them HERE.

6/20/06 Machine Head are planning to enter the studio in August, Robb Flynn will be producing and Colin Richardson will mix. Expect a release late this year/early next year.

Isis are planning to release their new album on October 31st, their DVD "Clearing The Eye" will be out thru Ipecac on August 22nd.

A few new Helmet tracks have found their way online, check them out HERE

The Bronx are hitting the road with Priestess, Riverboat Gamblers and Wires on Fire until July 7th when they'll head out with Lifetime:

June 21 Jerry's Pizza - Bakersfield, CA
June 22 The Belmont - Fresno, CA
June 23 The Library - Sacramento, CA
June 24 The Independent - San Francisco, CA
June 26 Rock'n Roll Pizza - Portland, OR
June 27 Crocodile Cafe - Seattle, WA
June 30 Rock Island - Denver, CO
July 2 Ascot Room @ Quest - Minneapolis, MN
July 7 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
July 8 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
July 9 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
July 10 ICC w/Lifetime - Allston, MA
July 12 The Mod Club - Toronto, ON
July 13 The Icon - Buffalo, NY
July 14 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
July 15 The Metro - Chicago, IL
July 16 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI

6/13/06 It's shitty but true, Igor Cavalera has offically left Sepultura. According to band's offical website from 12.06.2006 "Igor says he decided to leave the band because of "musical incompatibility" with the other members of the band. Igor will be working on other projects from now on. Brazilian drummer Jean Dolabella (ex-Udora) will take his place for the upcoming tour dates."

6/12/06 The Sword's latest album "Age Of Winters" will be released on vinyl thru Kemado on July 18th.

The Mighty Nimbus will be invading Canada this month:

6/21 Windsor, ON - Coach n’ Horses
6/24 Soney Point, ON - Sportsmen Club
6/26 London, ON - The Salt Lounge
6/28 Montreal, QC - Hemisphere Gauche
6/29 Quebec City - TBA
6/30 Toronto, ON - Adam`s Bar and Grill
7/1 Hamilton, ON - Corktow Tavern

Fu Manchu have just inked a deal with Liquor And Poker. They'll be heading into the studio this week, expect a release in early 2007.

6/9/06 Rosetta are hitting the road with Day Without Dawn (entire list of dates is HERE)

6/23 Philadelphia PA - The Plan B House
6/24 Allegheny NY - Allegheny Skate Park
6/25 Watertown NY - Velocity Fun Park
6/26 Brewerton NY - Fortress of Barnitude
6/27 Portland ME - Geno's w/Conifer
6/28 Quincy MA - Dee Dee's Lounge
6/29 Cape Cod MA - TBA
6/30 Wallingford CT - Wallingford American Legion Hall
7/1 Providence RI - AS220 w/Sin Of Angels, Tides, Throwing Shrapnel, Seabeast
7/2 Brooklyn NY - Water Street Lounge
7/3 Long Island NY - TBA
7/5 Long Branch NJ - Brighton Bar
7/6 Baltimore MD - The Sidebar Tavern
7/7 Washington DC - The Warehouse Next Door
7/8 Richmond VA - TBA
7/9 Murfreesboro NC - Zakk's Coffeehouse
7/10 Wilmington NC - The Soapbox Laundrolounge

Soilent Green are on tour:

6/10 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Downunder
6/11 Louisville, KY - Bulldog Cafe
6/12 St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
6/13 Kansas City, MO - El Torreon
6/14 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
6/16 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
6/17 Corona, CA - Showcase Theatre
6/18 San Diego, CA - Epicenter
6/19 San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room
6/20 West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go
6/21 Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
6/22 El Paso, TX - Chic's Bar and Billiards
6/23 Lubbock, TX - Winchester Pavillion
6/24 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
6/25 Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
6/26 Houston, TX - Java Jazz
6/27 Metairie, LA - The High Ground (formerly Cypress Hall)
6/29 Orlando, FL - Will's Pub
6/30 West Palm Beach, FL - Ray's Downtown
7/1 Jacksonville, FL - Thee Imperial
7/4 Wilmington, NC - Lucky's Pub
7/5 Charlotte, NC - Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
7/6 Baltimore, MD - The Otto Bar
7/7 Sterling, VA - Community Center - Sterling, VA
7/9 New York City, NY - CBGB's

20 local San Diego artists are currently displaying artwork that has been inspired by the lyrics and the song "Humanure" by Cattle Decapitation in an online art show. A generous portion of the proceeds from the sale of the art will be donated to the artists’ choice of F.O.C.A.S. (Friends of County Animal Shelters) or the Helen Woodward Center, organizations based on finding homes for animals in shelters awaiting death.
The online art show is in a 3-5 minute 3-D animated video with the song 'Humanure' by Cattle Decapitation used in the background. The art show is available for viewing at www.darkvomit.com as well as www.SanDiegoArtist.com and www.myspace.com/darkvomit.

6/5/06 Opeth have lined up several U.K. dates for later this year, they'll also be hitting Japan. Dates are HERE

Slayer will be heading overseas this fall with In Flames, Children Of Bodom, Lamb Of God and Thine Eyes Bleed. Dates are right HERE

The video for Ministry's "Lies, Lies, Lies" has made it's way online...here

5/31/06 Mastodon have wrapped up mixing on their new album, "Blood Mountain". Expect a release in August thru Warner. The band will be doing a few off-dates with Lamb Of God and Thine Eyes Bleed:

July 1st Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
July 10th Saskatoon, SK - Odeon Event Center
July 17th Boise, ID - The Big Easy

Torche are planning to release a 7" this summer thru Robotic Empire. The 7" will feature the tracks "In Return"/"Rule The Beast". The band are remixing their self-titled album since they are unhappy with the original mix. It'll be re-released this fall with a bonus track.

Isis will be releasing a new DVD,"Clearing The Eye" thru Ipecac on August 22nd. In other news, the band will be recording a new album soon, and have confirmed their July European/UK tour:

July 17th Amsterdam, NET - Melkweg
July 18th Paris, FRA - La Maroquinerie
July 19th Cardiff, UK - The Point
July 20th Bournemouth, UK - The Opera House
July 21st Sheffield, UK - The Corporation
July 23rd London, UK - Koko's ("All Tomorrow's Parties")

Mammatus are hitting the road with Residual Echoes:

May 29 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
May 31 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
June 1 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
June 2 Detroit, MI - Lager House
June 3 Toronto, Ontario, Canada - X-Pace
June 4 Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Sala Rossa
June 5 Boston, MA - Great Scott
June 6 Philadelphia, PA - The Khyber
June 7 Providence, RI - AS220
June 8 New York, NY - Cakeshop
June 9 Brooklyn, NY - Sputnik
June 10 Baltimore, MD - Floristree Space
June 11 Washington, DC - Warehouse Next Door
June 13 Asheville, NC Static Age with Serpent Garden
June 14 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
June 15 Murfreesboro, TN - The Grand Palace
June 16 Fort Worth, TX - Metrognome
June 17 Austin, TX - Emo`s
June 20 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
June 21 Los Angeles, CA - Silverlake Lounge
June 22 Ventura, CA - Grady`s Record Refuge
June 23 Santa Cruz, CA - The Blue Lagoon
June 24 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern

5/22/06 Opeth have parted ways with longtime drummer Martin Lopez. Martin Axenrot has been called in as a replacement. A statement on all this can be found at www.opeth.com.

Soilent Green have added a few dates to their upcoming tour:

July 1st Jacksonville, FL - Thee Imperial
July 3rd Wilmington, NC - Lucky's Pub
July 5th Charlotte, NC - Casbah
July 6th Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar
July 7th Sterling, VA - Community Center

Antigama have signed with Relapse Records, they plan to start recording this winter.

Primus will be performing at the Hedgpeth Festival this year on July 29th, in Twin Lakes, WI. http://www.hedgpethfest.com/

Megadeth have signed to Roadrunner records, and are in the studio working on a new album...never saw that coming...

5/12/06 Drummer Peter Stjärnvind has left Swedish metallers Entombed, it's rumored that he wants to concentrate on Nifelheim on a full-time basis. Olle Dahlstedt is currently filling in for Entombed who will release a new EP, "When in Sodom", on June 6 thru Threeman Recordings. A full-length album, "Serpent Saints", is expected on September 18th.

Orange Goblin will enter a studio soon to record two new songs, as well as cover of "New Rose" by The Damned (for the upcoming "Sucking The '70s II" compilation).

Isis are now hoping to have their new DVD out sometime in August thru Ipecac.

5ive will release a new MCD, "Vs" via Tortuga on June 20th. Remixes, (by Justin Broadrick of Jesu, Godflesh, etc. fame) are set to be included on the album.

Anthrax will be heading out with Rob Zombie, dates are HERE

Valume Nob are postponing their rescheduled tour for September-October until further notice to concentrate on looking for a record label.

5/8/06 Orange Goblin have announced a run of U.K. dates starting in September, in the meantime they'll hit the U.S. on May 16th, check all of the dates out HERE

Soilent Green will be hitting the road in June, HERE are the dates thus far.

Cable will be reforming for a short time this spring to record a new song for their upcoming "Last Call" CD/DVD (which features one of Cable’s last live performances. "Last Call" will be available in November thru Translation Loss Records. Cable will also record a track, "Pigs" for the upcoming Eyehategod tribute CD, "For the Sick".

5/3/06 Stinking Lizaveta are on the road:

May 3rd Richmond VA - Alley Katz w/Suzukiton
May 4th Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
May 5th Atlanta GA - Drunken Unicorn w/Hell Mach 4
May 6th New Orleans LA - Checkpoint Charlie's (Jazz Fest)
May 7th San Antonio, TX - The Sanctuary
May 8th Austin, TX - Room 710 w/Dixie Witch
May 10th Albuquerque NM - Burt's Tiki Lounge
May 11th Phoenix, Arizona - Truck Space
May 12th Los Angeles CA - Mountain Bar
May 13th San Francisco CA - OnSix Gallery w/Oxbow, Slough Feg
May 14th Oakland CA - Golden Bull w/Blood Hag, I Will Kill You Fucker
May 15th Portland OR - Sabala's w/Machine That Flashes
May 16th Seattle WA - Funhouse
May 18th Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
May 19th Denver CO - Bender's Tavern
May 20th Lawrence KS - Replay Lounge
May 21st Minneapolis MN - Triple Rock
May 22nd Madison WI - High Noon Saloon w/Tummler
May 23rd Chicago IL - Empty Bottle w/Minsk, Tummler
May 24th Columbus OH - Ravari Room w/Tummler
May 25th Youngstown OH - Nyabinghi (as part of Emissions from the Monolith)
May 26th Oxford, MA - Rox's Bar
May 27th Providence RI - AS220 w/The Body, Place In Thunderland, Ocean, Seabeast
May 28th Quincy, MA - Dee Dee's

Rosetta will be heading out on tour with Day Without Dawn in June:

June 24th Allegan, NY - Allegany Skate Park
June 27th Portland, ME - Geno's
June 28th Quincy, MA - Dee Dee's Lounge
June 30th Wallingford, CT - Wallingford American Legion Hall
July 1st Providence, RI - AS220 w/Sin Of Angels, Tides, Throwing Shrapnel, Seabeast
July 6th Baltimore, MD - Sidebar Tavern
July 9th Murfreesboro, NC - Zakk's Coffeehouse
July 10th Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox Laundrolounge
July 15th Birmingham, AL - Cave 9
July 23rd South Gate, CA - The Allen Theater
July 25th San Francisco, CA - The Egg
July 27th Portland, OR - Rock and Roll Pizza
Aug. 1st Denver, CO - 15th Street Tavern
Aug. 4th Minnesota, MN - The Quest Nightclub - Ascott RoomAug. 5th Wausau, WI - Ticho's Barn
Aug. 9th Chattanooga, TN - Ziggy's
Aug. 12th Dayton, OH - The Nite Owl
Aug. 13th Fort Wayne, IN - 1624 N. Harrison St.
Aug. 14th Detroit, MI - 2500 Club
Aug. 15th Columbus, OH - Acme Art Co
Aug. 25th Hudson, NY - St. John's The Evangelist Church

Red Sparowes have posted a new track on their myspace site. The track is from their new album, "Every Heart Shines Toward The Red Sun", which will be out release later this year thru Neurot.

Black Cobra are currently on tour with Torche:

May 3rd Missoula, Montana - Raven Cafe w/Torche
May 4th Boise Idaho - Yosada House w/Torche
May 6th Denver, CO - 15th Street Tavern w/Torche
May 7th Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon w/Torche
May 8th Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock w/Torche
May 9th Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club w/Torche
May 10th Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
May 11th Fayetteville, AR - The Dart Room
May 12th Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music w/ASG
May 13th Birmingham, AL - Cave 9
May 15th Savannah, GA - The Jinx
May 16th Tampa FL - Skatepark of Tampa
May 31st Orlando Florida - Will's South w/Hope and Suicide

Soilent Green are doing a run with The Acacia Strain and Demiricous, dates so far:

June 10th Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Downunder
June 11th Louisville, KY - Bulldog Cafe
June 12th St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
June 13th Kansas City, MO - El Torreon
June 14th Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
June 16th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
June 17th Corona, CA - Showcase Theater
June 18th San Diego, CA - Epicenter
June 20th Hollywood, CA - The Whiskey A Go-Go
June 21st Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse

4/26/06 Jucifer have signed with Relapse Records, expect their new album, "At the Hands Of Our Intercessors" this fall.

Down will be filming their upcoming European tour for a DVD...more info when we get it.

Doomriders have several dates coming up:

April 30th Worcester, MA - Palladium (New England Hardcore and Metal Festival)
May 6th Cromwell, CT - Cromwell Knights Of Columbus w/The Red Chord, First Blood, Ed Gien
May 7th Worcester, MA - QVCC w/The Red Chord, First Blood, Ed Gien
May 22nd New York City, NY - The Knitting Factory w/Between The Buried And Me, The #12 Looks Like You, Chiodos, August Burns Red
May 23rd Levittown, NY - Club Ritual w/Between The Buried And Me, The #12 Looks Like You, Chiodos, August Burns Red
May 24th Poughkipsee, NY - The Chance w/Between The Buried And Me, The #12 Looks Like You, Chiodos, August Burns Red
May 25th Worcester, MA - Palladium w/Between The Buried And Me, The #12 Looks Like You, Chiodos, August Burns Red
July 25th Allston, MA - Great Scott w/Akimbo

The Hellacopters will release a vinyl picture disk edition of their latest album, "Rock & Roll Is Dead" in the U.S. on May 16th via Sacred Heart Recordings. The vinyl will include 2 bonus tracks.

Lamb Of God will release a new album, "Sacrament" later this summer thru Epic Records.

4/22/06 Ocean are hitting the road for 2 months:

April 14 Philadelphia, PA - Mill Creek Tavern w/Stinking Lizavetta, Syszlak, Bloody Panda, Moonshine
April 15 Baltimore, MD - Jerk Store
April 16 Nashville, TN - The End
April 17 Chattanoga, TN - Ziggy`s, w/Hoth, Moscow Theater Siege
April 18 Marietta, GA - Swayze`s
April 19 Jacksonville, FL - The PIT
April 21 Little Rock, AK - Down Town Music
April 22 Dallas, TX - TBA
April 23 Austin, TX - R-Tillery, w/Cardinale, Bowel, Damage Pants
April 24 Houston, TX - Walters on Washington, w/Cardinale, Bowel
April 26 Glendale, AZ - Bulldogz, w/Graves at Sea, Servile Sun
April 27 Sandiego, CA - The Beauty Bar, w/Torche, Akimbo, Black Cobra
April 28 Los Angeles, CA - TBA (All Ages)
April 29 Richmond, CA - Burnt Ramen, w/Torche, Akimbo, A Sleeping Irony, From This Grave Grew A Tree
April 30 Berkeley, CA - 924 Gilman St., w/Saros, Embers, The Makai
May 1 San Francisco, CA - TBA
May 2 Chico, CA - Off Limits, w/The Makai
May 4 Eugene, OR - Samurai Duck, w/The Makai, Norska
May 5 Portland, OR - Ash Street Saloon, w/Black Elk, Bloodhag, Flying Fortress
May 6 Seattle, WA - Rendevouz`s Jewel Box Theater, w/Lesbian, Grey, Scary Bear
May 7 Boise, ID - the Gathering Space
May 8 Salt Lake City, UT - Vegas Club
May 9 Denver, CO - 15th St. Tavern, w/Across Tundras, Adai, Deer Creek
May 10 Lincoln, NE - Chatterbox
May 11 Des Moines, IA - Hairy Marys
May 12 Chicago, IL - The Note, w/Unfortunaut
May 13 Milwaukee, WI - Club ?, w/Sleestak and Decapitado
May 14 Cincinnati, OH - Topcats, w/Beneath Oblivion
May 15 Cleveland, OH - Peabodys, w/Village of Dead Roads
May 16 Erie, PA - The Beer Mug, w/Village of Dead Roads
May 17 NY, NY - Sin-E, w/Bloody Panda and Wet Nurse
May 18 Somerville, MA - The Skybar, w/Keen of the Crow, Shroud of Bereavement

Vital Remains, Incantation, Sin Of Angels, and Dawn Of Azazel will be heading out on the Decades of Death 2006 Tour:

May 30 The Peppermint Beach Club - Virginia Beach, VA
May 31 Lucky's Pub - Wilmington, NC
June 1 State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
June 2 The Imperial - Jacksonville, FL
June 3 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
June 4 The Back Booth - Orlando, FL
June 5 Howlin Wolf - New Orleans, LA
June 6 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
June 7 Club Onyx - McAllen, TX
June 8 TBA - Dallas, TX
June 9 Backroom - Austin, TX
June 10 Zero's - Corpus Christi, TX
June 11 Chics - El Paso, TX
June 12 Venue of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ
June 13 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
June 14 Iliff Park Saloon - Aurora, CO
June 15 TBA - Lincoln, NE
June 16 Station 4 - Minneapolis, MN
June 17 Logan Square Auditorium - Chicago, IL
June 18 Peabodys Downunder - Cleveland, OH
June 21 Sterling Hotel - Allentown, PA

Conifer will also be on the road soon:

April 25 Allston, MA - O`Briens, w/Bury the Needle, Raise the Red Lantern, Motherboar
May 13 Portland, ME - Geno`s, w/Kevorkians Angels, and Amoga
May 23 Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar, with Sulaco, The Zimmerman Note, Lazers
May 24 Cleveland, OH - Moe`s w/Trephine, The Angels of Meth
May 25 Youngstown, OH - Emissions from the Monolith
May 26 Indianapolis, IN - The Melody Inn, w/You Will Die, Graves of the Endless Fall, Red Horse
May 27 Milwaukee, WI - TBA, w/Sulaco
May 28 Chicago, IL - The Note, w/American Heritage, Plague Bringer, Sulaco
May 29 Iowa City, IA - TBA, w/Sulaco
May 30 Lincoln, NE - TBA, w/Sulaco
May 31 Denver, CO - 3 Kings Tavern, w/Sulaco, Munimula
June 1 Twin FAlls, ID - TBA, with Sulaco
June 2 Portland, OR - Berbati`s Pan w/(The Lord Weird) Slough Feg, Age (ex-YOB)
June 3 Seattle, WA - The Funhouse, w/Playing Enemy, Sean, The Abodox
June 4 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern, w/Oxbow, Mausolea
June 6 Los Angeles, CA - 666 Festival, w/TBA
June 7 Flagstaff, AR - The Cottage House, w/Meanface, Sulaco
June 8 Phoenix or Tucson, AZ - TBA, w/Sulaco
June 9 Las Cruces, NM - TBA, w/Sulaco
June 10 Austin, TX - Room 710, w/Gorch Fock, Cardinale, Sulaco
June 11 Little Rock, AR - TBA, w/Sulaco
June 12 Chattenooga, TN - Ziggys, w/Moscow Theatre Siege, Burnin` Doobage
June 13 Atlanta, GA - TBA, w/Sulaco
June 14 Richmond, WV - TBA, w/Sulaco
June 15 Washington, DC - The Warehouse Next Door, w/Vog, Hoth, Sulaco
June 16 Philadelphia, PA - The Tritone, w/Hoth, Sulaco
June 17 New York, NY - Rock Star Bar, w/Time of Orchids, Wetnurse, Disnihil, The Wayward
July 22 Portland, ME- Geno`s, w/Sulaco, Defeatist

Kylesa are currently on tour:

4/22 Lake Worth, FL - Klein Dance Studio
4/27 Greensboro, NC - The Flying Anvil
4/28 Philadelphia, PA - Veggieplex w/Victims
4/29 Brooklyn, NY - The High Five Spot w/Victims
4/30 Boston, MA - Papercut Zine Library w/Victims
5/1 Providence, RI - As220 w/Victims
5/2 Lemoyne, PA - Champion Ship Records w/BSOM, Under Rage, Human Nature
5/3 Fredericksburg, VA - The Bourbon Room w/The Catalyst, Movement of the Moth, The Jefferson Plane Crash, Lord
5/23 Charlotte, NC - The Milestone w/Baroness
5/24 Harrisonburg, VA - Crayola House w/Baroness
5/25 Youngstown, OH - Nyabinghi Emissions From the Monolith Fest
5/27 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place w/Cancer Bats, Devil's Advocate
5/28 Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant St. w/Baroness
5/30 Washington, DC - Warehouse Next Door w/Baroness, Flowers in the Attic
5/31 Charleston, SC - Cumberland’s w/Yakuza, Dysrythmia

4/18/06 Fear Factory have announced a U.S. tour with Suffocation, Hypocrisy and Decapitated for October/November, now that's a bill! Dates are HERE

Tool will release a new album, "10,000 Days" on May 2nd, they've also announced several U.S. tourdates:

April 30th Indio, CA - Coachella
May 2nd Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
May 4th Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
May 5th Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
May 6th Phoenix, AZ - Gammage Hall
May 8th Dallas, TX - McFarlin Auditorium
May 10th Denver, CO - Temple Buell Theatre
May 11th Kansas City, MO - Memorial Hall
May 12th Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
May 13th Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre
May 15th Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
May 16th Toronto, ON - Hummingbird Theatre
May 17th Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
May 19th New York City, NY - City Center
May 20th New York City, NY - City Center
May 21st Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre

Additional dates have been added for "The Unholy Alliance Tour" w/Slayer, Mastodon, Lamb Of God, and Children Of Bodom. All dates are HERE

4/13/06 Nebula will be heading to Europe with The Sword:

May 4 Madrid - El Sol
May 5 Irun - Sala Tunk
May 6 Durango - Plateruena
May 7 Angouleme - La Nef
May 8 Koln - Underground
May 9 Eindhoven- De Effenaar
May 11 Glasgow - Barfly
May 12 Birmingham - Carling Academy
May 13 Sheffield - Cooperation
May 14 London - Dingswall
May 15 Brussels - VK
May 17 Malmo - Inkonst
May 18 Copenhagen - Loppen
May 19 Hamburg - Fabrik
May 20 Berlin - Knaack
May 21 Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
May 22 Munchen - Backstage
May 23 Wien - Arena
May 24 Ebensee - Kino
May 26 Winterthur - Salzhaus
May 27 Berne - Reitschule

A Jesu tour in the U.S. is being planned for later this year. Jesu's new EP, "Silver" should be out on April 11th thru Hydra Head.

The "For Those About To Rock... We Salute You: Monsters In Moscow" video, (featuring AC/DC, Metallica, and Pantera performing on September 28th, 1991 at Tushino Airfield in Moscow) will be released on DVD thru Warner on June 5th.

4/8/06 Cattle Decapitation will be touring with Necrophagist, Arsis, Nueraxis, and Alarum:

5/11 Roseville, CA The Underground
5/12 San Francisco, CA The Pound
5/13 San Bernardino, CA National Orange Show Events Center
5/14 Phoenix, AZ Clubhouse
5/15 Albuquerque, NM The Compound
5/16 Tulsa, OK The Venue
5/17 Arlington, TX Phoenix Music Complex
5/18 San Antonio, TX Graham Central Station
5/19 Houston, TX Java Jazz
5/20 Baton Rouge, LA Darkroom
5/21 Jacksonville, FL Thee Imperial
5/22 Orlando, FL Island Oasis
5/25 Augusta, GA Sector 7G
5/26 Virginia Beach, VA Peppermint Beach Club
5/28 Baltimore, MD Sonar Maryland Deathfest
5/29 New York, NY BB King’s Blues Club

Down have added some stops to their upcoming European tour, check all the dates out HERE Additional dates are expected to be added!

Official press release (Red Sparowes):
Unfortunately some of our gear was stolen after our show in Stockholm, Sweden. We realizes chances are slim but if anyone happens upon any of the following, please rip the eyelids of the perpetrators and poor salt in their eyes, then let us know where we can collect our gear.
The following was stolen from us:

2 Fender silver face 1970 twin reverb amps (on the cases it says "Nomads of Prague")
1 early 70's birch, 8 inch, red, Tama snare, 14 x 8
1 22 inch Zildjian K ride cymbal
1 20 inch Zildjian K ride
1 20 inch Zildjian K crash
2 14 inch Zildjian HH Hi Hats
1 footswitch for a Mesa Boogie Mark 4 amp
1 standard throw Sanyo projector lense (PLC9000N)
40 Extra Large Red Sparowes shirts
25 Red Sparowes "At the Soundless Dawn" CDs
There were some other smaller items (2 DVD players, a screen for our projections, a Sony Boombox, a box of roughly 80 DVDs), but these are of minimal value.

Ozzfest has a nice really lame line-up for us again this year, dates are HERE

4/5/06 Sunn O))) have announced several U.S. dates, with Boris jumping on 5 of them:

5/18 Boston, MA - Middle East (downstairs) w/Grief, Sin of Angels
5/20 Victoriaville, Quebec - FIMAV w/Haino Keiji
5/22 Toronto, Ontario - Music Gallery
5/23 Grand Rapids, IL - Institute of Contemporary Arts
5/25 Minneapolis, MN - Walker Art Center w/Boris
5/26 Chicago, IL - Logan Square w/Boris, Kevin Drumm
5/27 Columbus, OH - Walker Center w/Boris
5/28 Youngstown, OH - Emissions From the Monolith w/Boris
5/30 New York, NY - Avalon w/Boris

Sepultura are on the road right now, and have someone there taping at every show on their current European tour. The footage being collected is for a future documentary.

Isis are planning to enter the studio soon to record their next album with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon). A October release date is expected. In the meantime the band plan to release a DVD sometime this summer.

Sweden's technical nutters Meshuggah are in the studio working on new material to make your head explode.

3/31/06 Down have announced a European tour, and the dates are right HERE. That's not even the best part, they'll be recording a new album in September.

Clutch hav announced a U.K. run with Motorhead in the fall, dates are HERE.

Lair Of The Minotaur and Unearthly Trance are doing a East Coast run together next month:

4/15 Bowling Green, OH - Howard's Club H
4/17 Washington, DC - DC9
4/18 Richmond, VA - MacCormack's Irish Pub
4/19 Baltimore, MD - The Talking Head
4/20 Philadelphia, PA - Khyber w/Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Rosetta
4/21 Hamden, CT - Hamden Plains United Church
4/22 New York, NY - Ace Of Clubs
4/23 Boston, MA - Middle East w/Watchmaker
4/24 Providence, RI - AS220 w/Sin Of Angels
4/25 Purchase, NY - SUNY Purchase College
4/27 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
4/28 Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artwork

Orange Goblin will be recording material for a new album in Boston in May before doing a short U.S. run with Scissorfight. Dates are HERE. The band have also launched a new website at www.orange-goblin.com.

Black Cobra will be on tour next month:

4/1 New York, NY - LIT w/Maegashira, Godzero, Negative Reaction
4/2 Philadelphia, PA - Firehouse Bike Shop w/Deadbird, Facedowninshit, The Body, Bonedust
4/4 Youngstown, OH - Nyabinghi
4/5 Columbus, OH - High Five Bar w/1point3, If He Dies,He Dies
4/6 Chicago, IL - No Exit w/Plague Bringer, Explode, Make Up
4/7 Milwaukee, WI - The Cactus Club w/Hex Adjuster
4/8 Madison, WI - Room 770 - part of Slutfest 2006
4/12 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge w/The Horns
4/26 Azusa, CA - Smart City Grinds w/Torche, Akimbo
4/28 Santa Barbara, CA - Casa de la Raza w/Torche, Akimbo
4/29 San Francisco, CA - Burnt Ramen w/Torche, Akimbo
5/1 Portland, OR - Foodhole w/Torche, Akimbo
5/2 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern w/Torche, Akimbo

The North American release of the new Place Of Skulls album, "The Black Is Never Far", has been pushed back from April 17th to a May 1st release. As the band explain on their website, "Our U.S. distributor, Southern Records Chicago, has just inked a deal with a new major distribution company who are able to make our releases available everywhere in the new world."

Pelican have announced additional dates for their run with Mono:

May 8th Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place w/Russian Circles
May 12th Richmond, VA - Nanci Raygun w/The Life And Times
May 18th West Palm Beach, FL - Respectable Street w/The Life And Times
May 20th Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon w/The Life And Times
May 25th Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
May 26th Tucson, AZ - Plush
May 28th Pomona, CA - Glass House w/Tarentel
June 2nd Portland, OR - Loveland w/Tarentel
June 3rd Seattle, WA - Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading Room w/Tarentel
June 5th Boise, ID - The Venue
June 6th Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
June 10th Chicago, IL - Metro

Torche have posted a new track on their myspace site.

3/25/06 Earthride will be heading out on the Vampire Circus/Source Of Doom tour:

3/31 New York, NY - Sin’e w/The Gates Of Slumber & She Wolves
4/1 Pittsburgh, PA - 31 Street Pub
4/2 Chicago, IL - Nightcap
4/3 Milwaukee, WI - Vinuks
4/4 De Moines, IA - Harry Mary's
4/5 Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s Oasis
4/6 St. Louis, MO - In-Store at Tension Head Record Store/show at The Way Out Club
4/7 Indianpolis, IN - Zanie’s
4/8 Harrisonburg, VA - Macrock Fest

After five years with Sons of Otis, drummer Ryan Aubin has quit the band on amicable terms. The future of the band is now up in the air due to his departure, so any serious, dedicated, hard-hitting, hard work ethic drummers from the Toronto area should contact the band at [email protected] if they are interested in auditioning.

Kylesa are currently writing new material, and plan to hit the road next month:

4/13 Jacksonville, FL - TBA
4/14 Savannah, GA - The Jinx w/Municipal Waste and Baroness
4/15 Daytona, FL - TBA
4/21 Tampa, FL - Skate Park of Tampa
4/22 Lake Worth, FL - Klein Dance Studio
4/27 Greensboro, NC - The Flying Anvil
4/28 Philadelphia, PA - TBA w/Victims
4/29 Brooklyn, NY - Pete’s Sweet Warehouse w/Victims
4/30 Boston, MA - TBA w/Victims
5/1 Providence, RI - TBA
5/2 Lemoyne, PA - Champion Ship Records
5/3 Fredericksburg, VA - The Bourbon Room w/The Catalyst, Pygmy Lush, The Jefferson Plane Crash
5/23 Charlotte, NC - The Milestone w/Baroness
5/24 Harrisonburg, VA - TBA w/Baroness
5/25 Youngstown, OH - Nyabinghi (Emissions From the Monolith Fest)
5/28 Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant St. w/Baroness
5/30 Washington, DC - Warehouse Next Door w/Baroness, Flowers in the Attic
5/31 Charleston, SC - Cumberland’s w/Yakuza, Dysrythmia

Grand Magus have parted ways with their drummer, Fredrik "Trisse" Liefvendahl. They plan to start writing new material, and will announce a new drummer in the near future.

3/23/06 High on Fire are pleased to welcome Jeff Matz from Zeke who will be holding down bass duties on their spring tour with New Orleans’s Goatwhore and Oakland's Watch Them Die Beginning on 3/30. All the dates are HERE

Sourvein will be heading out on a U.K. tour with Ramesses:

4/19 Star & Garter - Manchester, UK
4/20 Fenton - Leeds, UK
4/21 Club Bach - Cardiff, UK
4/22 The Magnet - Liverpool, UK
4/23 The Engine Room - Brighton, UK
4/24 The Croft - Bristol, UK
4/25 Corporation - Sheffield, UK
4/26 Old Angel - Nottingham, UK
4/27 Cumberland Arms - Newcastle, UK
4/28 Westport Bar - Dundee, UK
4/29 Jug Of Ale - Birmingham, UK
4/30 Underworld - London, UK

3/20/06 Mouth Of The Architect will release a split with Kenoma on May 16th thru Translation Loss Records. The split will feature a 17+ minute track entitled "Sleepwalk Powder" from Mouth Of The Architect, and two new tracks from Kenoma. Expect a new full length album from Mouth Of The Architect in the fall.

High On Fire will end up on The Discovery Channel on a March 20th Episode of "Monster Garage". They'll perform "Devilution" and "Brother In The Wind" which were taped this past November.

Pelican have announced additional dates for their run with Mono:

May 10th Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
May 13th Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
May 14th Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
May 15th Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
May 17th Orlando, FL - The Social
May 19th Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds
May 21st Houston, TX - Walters

Celtic Frost are doing a U.S. tour, dates are HERE

Bolt Thrower have several European dates lined up:

April 6 Glasgow, SCO - The Soundhaus
April 7 Bradford, UK - Rio
April 8 Cork, IRE - An Cruiscin Lan
April 9 Dublin, IRE - Voodoo Lounge
April 10 Southhampton, UK - The Nexus
April 11 London, UK - The Underworld
April 12 Hengelo, NETH - Metropool
April 23 Bremen, GER - Wehrschloss (w/Kataklysm)
April 24 Saarbrücken, GER - Garage (w/Kataklysm)

3/19/06 The Capricorns have parted ways with drummer Chris Turner, who also happens to be the drummer for Orange Goblin, and thus The Capricorns will no longer be on Orange Goblin's upcoming U.S. tour... which blows. Fear not though, Scissorfight is still on, and Dixie Witch are on a few of the East Coast dates, which can be found HERE

Stinking Lizaveta will be on the road this spring:

3/13/06 Luigi's Harrisonburg VA
3/14/06 St. Andrew's Pub Louisville KY
3/15/06 Way Out Club St. Louis MO
3/16/06 Downtown Music Little Rock AR
3/17/06 Room 710 Austin TX, Tone Deaf Touring SXSW Showcase
3/18/06 Hawaii Club Longview TX
3/19/06 The Buccaneer Memphis TN
3/20/06 The Hideaway Johnson City TN
3/21/06 Blue Plate Norfolk VA
3/24/06 Purchase College Purchase NY w/Debris INC
5/1/06 Sidebar Tavern Baltimore MD
5/2/06 DC9 Washington DC
5/3/06 Alley Katz Richmond VA
5/4/06 The Milestone Charlotte NC
5/5/06 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta GA
5/6/06 Checkpoint Charlie's New Orleans LA Jazz Fest
5/7/06 TBA Austin/San Antonio TX
5/8/06 TBA Austin/San Antonio TX
5/10/06 Burt's Tiki Lounge Albuquerque NM
5/11/06 TBA Arizona
5/12/06 TBA Los Angeles CA
5/13/06 TBA San Francisco CA
5/14/06 Golden Bull Oakland CA
5/15/06 Sabala's Portland OR
5/16/06 Funhouse Seattle WA
5/18/06 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City UT
5/19/06 Bender's Tavern Denver CO
5/20/06 Replay Lounge Lawrence KS
5/21/06 Triple Rock Minneapolis MN
5/22/06 High Noon Saloon Madison WI
5/23/06 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
5/24/06 Ravari Room Columbus OH
5/25/06 Emissions from the Monolith Nyabinghi Youngstown OH
5/26/06 TBA
5/27/06 AS220 Providence RI
5/28/06 TBA Boston MA

The wheels are turning on an Eyehategod tribute album entitled "For The Sick - A Tribute To Eyehategod". Bands will include Mastodon, Ichabod, Watch Them Die, 3 Inches Of Blood, Brutal Truth, and many more. A release through Emetic Records is expected later this year.

Om have completed material for their forthcoming split 10" with Current 93. The split will be released on vinyl thru Neurot Recordings, and on CD by Durtro Jnana in early spring. The band have also lined up 2 East Coast shows:

April 28th Brooklyn, NY - Monster Island
April 29th Manhattan, NY - Knitting Factory

The Sword have filmed a video for "Winter's Wolves", it can be found HERE (windows media)
or
HERE (quicktime)

3/13/06 Om are planning to release their 2nd album, "Conference of the Birds" on April 24th, and currently have a split 7" with Six Organs of Admittance in production.

Debris Inc. will be heading out with Orange Sunshine in Europe:

April 2 Dystopia - Den Haag, NETH
April 3 Blue Shell - Köln, GER
April 4 Sedel - Luzern, SWI
April 5 Escape - Wien, AUT
April 7 Hafenstraße - Halle, GER
April 9 Folken - Stavanger, NOR
April 11 Bastard Club - Osnabrück, GER
April 12 Hafenklang - Hamburg, GER
April 13 Doc K. - Schwerin, GER
April 14 Tiko - Erfurt, GER
April 15 Kanonenhaus - Altenburg, GER
April 16 Rosenkeller - Jena, GER

Jesu will release their new EP, "Silver" on cd on April 11th thru Hydra Head. It'll be available on vinyl thru Conspiracy Records at a later date.

The Lynyrd Skynyrd Katrinathon is set to take place on Saturday, April 1st at The Scene (806 E. Colorado St. in Glendale, CA). The $7.00 for a ticket will go directly to three New Orleans bands hit hard by Hurricane Katrina: Suplecs, Jimmy Bower, and Hazard County Girls. Bands playing include: Deadhorse, Altamont, The Black Handed, Angel Rot, Backbiter, and several more.

Additional dates have been announced for The Sword's run with Torche, ASG and Tarantula AD:

March 30th Jacksonville, FL - Thee Imperial
April 5th Washington, DC - Warehouse Next Door
April 7th New York City, NY - Pianos
April 8th Providence, RI - Living Room
April 14th Chicago, IL - The Beat Kitchen
April 15th Farmington, MO - The O'Aces Center Stage
April 16th Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
April 18th Houston, TX - Walters On Washington
April 19th San Antonio, TX - Sanctuary

Word has it that Vision Of Disorder will be reuniting for the Superbowl of Hardcore 2006 on April 23rd at Club Spirit in New York City, check our festival listings for more...

Primus frontman Les Claypool will be releasing his first novel, "South Of The Pumphouse" in July. Claypool's documentary film/jam band spoof "Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo" will soon see some public screenings, check www.lesclaypool.com.

3/9/06 Corrosion of Conformity's Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean, and Jason Paterson have entered Wig Shoppe studios in Raleigh, North Carolina to work on new material.

Alan Short has left Deadbird to be with his family, while Jay Minish has stepped in to fill his shoes. The band will be on tour thru the middle of April, and then plan to write material for a new album.

3/13 Chatanooga, TN - Ziggy`s
3/14 Nashville, TN - The Muse w/Rumplestiltskin Grinder
3/15 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music w/Municipal Waste, Rumplestiltskin Grinder, The Dead See
3/16 Ft. Worth, TX - The Wreck Room w/Municipal Waste. Torche, Rumplestiltskin Grinder, The Dead See
3/17 San Antonio, TX: Sanctuary w/Nebula, The Hellacopters, The Dead See
3/19 Houston, TX - White Swan w/Municipal Waste
3/20 Baton Rouge, LA - The Dark Room w/Municipal Waste
3/21 Huntsville, AL - Liberty Design w/Municipal Waste
3/22 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn w/Municipal Waste, Withered
3/23 Tampa, FL - Skate Park of Tampa w/Municipal Waste
3/24 Gainsville, FL - Common Grounds w/Municipal Waste
3/25 Orlando, FL - Will`s Pub w/Municipal Waste
3/26 Savannah, GA - Le Morte Rouge
3/27 Myrtle Beach, SC - The Social
3/28 Charleston, SC - Cumberland`s
3/29 Wilmington, NC - Soapbox
3/30 Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
3/31 Richmond, VA - Alley Katz w/Baroness, Municipal Waste, Magrudergrind
4/1 Washington, DC - Warehouse Next Door w/Municipal Waste
4/2 Philadelphia, PA - The Firehouse Bikeshop w/Municipal Waste, The Body, Black Cobra, Bonedust
4/3 New York, NV - Knitting Factory Taproom4/4: TBA
4/5 Boston, MA - Blackout Bar w/Raw Radar War
4/6 Portland, ME - The Asylum
4/7 TBA
4/8 Rochester, NY - Monty`s Krown
4/9 Vernon, NY - Nothing Fancy Cafe
4/10 Pittsburgh, PA: Garfield Artworks
4/11 Cincinnati, OH: Top Cats
4/12 Farmington, MO: The O`Aces Center Stage
4/13 Little Rock, AR: Downtown Music

Entombed will release an EP entitled "When in Sodom" on June 6th, thru Threeman Recordings. The band's new full length album, "Serpent Saints" has been pushed back to a September 18th release. In the meantime Entombed has a European tour lined up, dates are HERE

3/6/06 Slayer, Mastodon, Lamb Of God, and Children Of Bodom will be coming to destroy your town this summer on the "The Unholy Alliance Tour ­ Preaching to the Perverted". You know you want the dates... they're right HERE

Judas Priest will release a vintage concert DVD, "Live Vengeance '82" on April 4, 2006 thru Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings. The show was previously released on home video in 1983 as "Judas Priest - Live", but has been out of print for awhile.

Helmet have signed to Warcon Records, they'll also be headlining this year's Warped Tour.

2/28/06 Bassist Joe Preston has left High On Fire amicably due to crazy tour schedules. There's still a chance Preston may work with the band in the future. Diamond Jeff Matz from Zeke will be filling in for Joe on the remaining dates of the band's current tour.

Down have been added to the 10th annual Gods Of Metal festival in Italy, (check our festival listings). The band plan to do a European tour before heading back to finally record a new album...that I'm already drooling over.

Metallica will be hopping across the pond in June, dates are HERE

Pelican have announced several dates for this spring, many with Mono:

April 4th Billings, MT - Casey's Golden Pheasant
April 5th Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
May 9th New York City, NY - Avalon NYC (w/Mono, The Life And Times, MGR)
May 11th Washington, DC - Black Cat(w/Mono, The Life And Times)
May 27th San Diego, CA - Casbah (w/Mono, Tarentel)
May 29th Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour (w/Mono, Tarentel)
May 31st San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall (w/Mono, Tarentel)

Cult Of Luna will be treading around Europe in April:

April 15th Stockholm, SWE - Munchenbryggeriet ("Close Up Festival")
April 18th Leuven, BEL - Sojo (w/Fear Falls Burning)
April 19th Gronigen, NET - Vera (w/Fear Falls Burning)
April 20th Eindhoven, NET - Dynamo (w/Fear Falls Burning)
April 21st Haarlem, NET - Patronaat (w/Fear Falls Burning)
April 22nd Nottingham, UK - Rock City
April 23rd Milton Keynes, UK - Pitz Club
April 24th Southampton, UK - Joiners Arms
April 25th Manchester, UK - Star And Garter
April 29th Belfast, IRE - Limelight
April 30th Dublin, IRE - Voodoo Lounge
May 4th Paris, FRA - La Loco
May 5th Bordeaux, FRA - Le Son Art
May 6th Lyon, FRA - Le Marche Gare

Kalas, (formerly known as Scum Angel and featuring members of High On Fire, El Dopa) have signed with Tee Pee Records. Their self-titled debut will be out on April 9th.

Cattle Decapitation, Neuraxis, Arsis, and Necrophagist will be heading out on the "Carving North America's Epitaph 2006" tour in late April. Cattle Decapitation joins the bill on begining on May 11th:

April 28 Worcester, MA - New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
April 29 Cleveland, OH - TBA
April 30 Detroit, MI - The Modern Exchange
May 1 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
May 2 Omaha, NE - The Rock
May 3 Denver, CO - TBA
May 4 Salt Lake City, UT - Burt's Tiki Lounge
May 5 Boise, ID - TBA
May 6 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
May 7 Spokane, WA - Fat Tuesday's
May 8 Portland, OR - Rock N Roll Pizza
May 11 Roseville (Sacramento), CA - The Underground
May 12 San Francisco, CA - The Pound
May 13 San Bernardino, CA - California Metalfest
May 14 Phoenix, AZ - The Clubhouse
May 15 Albuquerque, NM - The Compound
May 16 Tulsa, OK - The Venue
May 17 Arlington (Dallas), TX - Phoenix Music Complex
May 18 San Antonio, TX - Graham Central Station
May 19 Houston, TX - Java Jazz
May 20 Baton Rouge, LA - The Darkroom
May 21 Jacksonville, FL - Thee Imperial
May 22 Orlando (Winter Park), FL - Island Oasis
May 23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - TBA
May 24 Tampa, FL - TBA
May 25 Augusta, GA - Sector 7G
May 26 Virginia Beach, VA - Peppermint Beach Club
May 28 Baltimore, MD - Sonar - Maryland Deathfest
May 29 New York, NY - B.B. King's

2/24/06 Orange Goblin will be sweeping thru the states with Scissorfight and Capricorns in tow, dates are HERE.

Debris Inc. and Stinking Lizaveta have several dates planned for March:

3/14/06 The Note - Chicago IL
3/15/06 Way Out Club - St. Louis MO w/Stinking Lizaveta
3/16/06 Downtown Music - Little Rock AR w/Stinking Lizaveta
3/17/06 Room 710 - Austin TX - Tone Deaf Touring SXSW Showcase w/Savage Republic, Weedeater, Bible of the Devil, Minsk
3/18/06 Hawaii Club - Longview TX w/Stinking Lizaveta
3/19/06 The Buccaneer - Memphis TN
3/21/06 Checkpoint Charlie's - New Orleans LA

2/20/06 Mastodon have recorded a cover of Metallica's epic instrumental "Orion" for Kerrang! magazine's forthcoming 20th anniversary tribute to Metallica's classic "Master of Puppets" album. Other bands expected to contribute to the compilation include Machine Head, (who have recorded a cover of "Battery").

Gregg Piava has left Blessing the Hogs, no word on fill in or replacement as of yet.

Kingdom Of Sorrow, (a side project of Crowbar's Kirk Windstein, and Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta) now have 2 tracks up on their myspace site

Portland, Maine’s Ogre have just laid down tracks for their 2nd album, tentatively titled "Seven Hells". The new tracks were recorded at Mad Oak Studios in Boston. Ogre will be heading out with New York’s Agnosis for a series of March dates:

3/3 The Jerkstore - Baltimore, MD (Agnosis only)
3/4 East End Café - Newark, DE w/Earthride
3/5 Firehouse Grill - Fairfax, VA w/Durga Temple and Ol’ Scratch
3/6 TBA
3/7 TBA
3/8 Cherry St. Station - Wallingford, CT w/Sea of Bones
3/9 Ace of Clubs - New York City, NY w/Grounded and She Wolves
3/10 O`Briens - Allston, MA w/Palace in Thunderland and Greatdayforup
3/11 The Alehouse - Portland, ME w/Pigboat

Kylesa now have two new members and both play drums, Jeff Porter and Carl McGinley are now in the line-up. The band are writing material for a new album.

According to News.com.au, Henry Rollins was reported to the National Security hotline during his recent Australian tour because of a book he was reading ("Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam In Central Asia") on a flight to Brisbane.

2/15/06 Tool will be heading to Europe this summer to hit some festivals, dates are HERE

NOLA's Valume Nob are done recording their debut album, "Residue and Bones", and currently have Warren Riker and Bill Dooley mastering it. The band are still looking for a label, so we don't exactly have a release date yet.

Mastodon are in the studio working on a new album, expect a release sometime later this year thru Warner.

Cult Of Luna have posted a tease from their upcoming album on their my space site

Cattle Decapitation are in the studio with Billy Anderson, expect a U.S. tour in May/June to be announced soon,as well as a new rhythm guitarist.

Motorhead will play several West Coast dates in March:

March 7 House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
March 9 House of Blues - San Diego, CA
March 10 House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
March 11 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV

Faith No More's "Live At The Brixton Academy, London You Fat Bastards" and "Who Cares A Lot? The Greatest Videos" will be packaged together and released as a double DVD release set. It'll be out sometime in May thru Rhino Home Video.

2/11/06 High On Fire are heading right back out on the road again in the U.S. with Goatwhore and Watch Them Die after they wrap up their current tour with Buried At Sea and Big Business. Dates are HERE.

The Hellacopters will be heading out on a 3 week U.S. tour with Nebula...sweet.

March 6 Chicago, IL - Double Door
March 7 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
March 8 Philadelphia, PA - Khyber w/Bad Wizard, Rye Coalition
March 9 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
March 10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
March 11 Boston, MA - Axis
March 12 Washington, D.C. - Black Cat
March 13 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
March 15 Dallas, TX - Lizard Lounge
March 16 Houston, TX - Meridian
March 17 San Antonio, TX - Sanctuary
March 18 Austin, TX - Emo’s (SXSW, w/Turbonegro)
March 20 Denver, CO - Bluebird
March 21 Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
March 22 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
March 23 San Diego, CA - Casbah
March 24 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
March 25 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey

Graves at Sea and Rue will be hitting the East Coast in May:

5/16 Fayetteville, AR - The Gypsy, w/Deadbird
5/17 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music, w/Mulattorus
5/18 Shreveport, LA - TBA, w/Crackfight
5/19 New Orleans, LA - Howlin Wolf, w/Soilent Green
5/20 Atlanta, GA - TBA
5/21 Savannah, GA - TBA, w/Baroness
5/22 Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox, w/Weedeater
5/23 Philadelphia, PA - TBA
5/24 New York, NY - TBA
5/25 - 5/28 Youngstown, OH - Nyabinghi - Emissions

Seemless will release their as-yet untitled album which they plan to release thru Equal Vision on June 27th. They've even got Paul Romano (Mastodon) working on the album's artwork. Catch them on March 11th in Boston at The Paradise w/Til' We Die, and Jonas Complex

God Forbid have 2 local shows coming up before they split for the U.K.

February 23rd Clifton, NJ - Dingbats
February 25th Brooklyn, NY - North Six

Incantation are heading to Mexico this month:

Feb. 17th Tijuana, MEX - Box Underground
Feb. 23rd Monterrey, MEX - Clandestino
Feb. 24th Torreon, MEX - Studio Alameda
Feb. 25th Saltillo, MEX - La Ruina.
Feb. 26th Ciudad De Mexico, MEX - Circo Volador

2/6/06 Cult Of Luna will release a new album, "Somewhere Along The Highway" on April 24th thru Earache (Europe). We'll post the North American release date when we get it, tracklist is to the left.

Isis have lined up several new dates:

March 28th San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall (w/Zombi, These Arms Are Snakes, The Holy See)
April 4th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk (w/Zombi, These Arms Are Snakes)
April 7th Pomona, CA - The Glass House (w/Zombi)
April 29th Buffalo, NY - Showplace Theatre
May 3rd Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
May 6th Cambridge MA - The Middle East

Scissorfight will release their new album, "Jaggernaut" on March 7th. They've also booked a few local shows for that month:

March 24th Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
March 25th Newmarket, NH - The Stone Church
March 31st Portland, ME - The Big Easy

Conifer have 4 (long) songs ready for their 2nd full-length release. The band are also currently booking a U.S. tour for May that will include both coasts and some points inbetween.

Relapse Records have signed Arkansas doomsters Rwake. The band are currently writing their 3rd album, (and Relapse debut).

The Haunted have chosen Tue Madsen (Himsa, Extol) to produce their new album. They will begin recording in May, check www.the-haunted.com for more details.

Kylesa are planning a split 7" with Victims, it should be out later this year...

Cattle Decapitation are currently in the studio recording a new album with none other than Billy Anderson, (this should be interesting).

The Sword are set to release their first full-length album, "Age Of Winters" on February 14th thru Kemado. A new track, "Winters Wolves" can be found online HERE

Candiria have been recording their new album with producer Michael Barile, (Agents Of Man) at the helm.

1/30/06 Goatwhore will be heading out with High On Fire and Watch Them Die, dates are HERE

Anthrax will be swinging through Europe in April, date are HERE

Sepultura have posted another new track entitled "Ostia" on their myspace site

Ministry have been added to this year's Wacken Open Air festival, check our festival listings for more info.

Cattle Decapitation have several shows in CA lined up, including 3 dates with Brujeria:

1/21 San Diego, CA Epicenter w/Some Girls, Kill Me Tomorrow and more!
1/29 Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go
2/8 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre w/Brujeria
2/11 San Francisco, CA The Pound w/Brujeria
2/12 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre w/Brujeria

Speaking of Brujeria, they've announced 2 new members, Angelito on drums and El Cynico on bass.

Prong have posted 3 new tracks on their myspace site

Misery Index have signed with Relapse Records, expect a full-length release in May.

Local grind-meisters Throwing Shrapnel have posted several newly mastered tracks on their myspace site.

1/26/06 An mp3 from Nebula's upcoming album, "Apollo" has been posted online. Check out "Fever Frey" at www.liquorandpokermusic.com

Opeth are holding several special performances, "Chronology MCMXCIV- MMV - A Live Observation By Opeth", in certain cities on their upcoming U.S. tour, (New York, Chicago, and L.A.). The shows will feature over 2 hours of material spanning their entire career (1994-2005), and will be seated, with no support bands.

Vader is heading out with Seven Witches:

May 26 Medley - Montreal, QC
May 27 Mark's Place - Bedford, NH
May 28 Middle East - Cambridge, MA
May 29 Knitting Factory - New York, NY
May 30 Jaxx Nite Club - Springfield, VA
May 31 Nothing Fancy Cafe - Vernon, NY
June 1 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
June 3 Logan Square Auditorium - Chicago, IL
June 4 Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
June 7 Jester's Pub - Fayetteville, NC
June 10 State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL
June 11 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
June 12 Beta Bar - Tallahassee, FL
June 14 Ballroom @ Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
June 15 Ballroom - Corpus Christi, TX
June 16 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
June 17 Phoenix Music Complex - Arlington, TX
June 18 Dart Room - Fayetteville, AR
June 20 Lliff Park Saloon - Aurora, CO
June 22 Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
June 23 Showcase Theatre - Corona, CA
June 24 Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA
June 25 Pound @ Pier 96 San Francisco, CA
June 27 Fat Tuesday's - Spokane, WA
June 28 Rock N Roll Pizza - Portland, OR
June 29 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA

Tool are working on a video for a track from their upcoming album. Adam Jones is directing of course.

The Eagles Of Death Metal will release their new album, "Death By Sexy" on April 11th thru Downtown Records.

1/18/05 The Doom Shall Rise IV festival is set to take place March 31st - April 1st 2006 at the Chapel in Göppingen, Germany. Bands include: Debris Inc., Iron Hearse, Beehoover, Against Nature, Dawn Of Winter, Veni Domine, Solitude Aeturnus, Doomraiser, and many more.

Lair Of The Minotaur will be swinging back through the East Coast in April begining on the 15th in MI, and wrapping up on the 30th in Chicago, IL. I'll post the dates when venues are announced.

Sepultura's Igor Cavalera will be sitting out for part if not all of Sepultura's upcoming tour. The drummer has decided to stay home and take a break with his new born son, Antonio Leyton Cavalera. This is Igor's 4th son (1st with his wife Laima Leyton). Former Soulfly drummer Roy Mayorga will be stepping in to replace Cavalera during the tour. HE IS NOT QUITTING THE BAND, blabbermouth is wrong as usual.

1/13/06 Oregon doomsters YOB have disbanded, which sucks bigtime. Here's the offical statement:
This is Mike from YOB. I regret to say that YOB is disbanding after almost 10 years of existence. The time we spent with YOB exceeded our wildest expectations and hopes and it has truly been a dream come true. Travis Foster and Isamu Sato left the band in July, and I have been trying to decide what to do for the last six months. YOB has had 3 other line-ups, but this one was the best. At the end of the day the best thing for YOB is to call it a day. I want to thank everyone who has been supportive to YOB over the years....labels, bands, fans, the venues, our families....without you none of this would have been possible. I will be working on a new band called AGE that will very much be in the vein of YOB, with some new twists. Until then, be well and stay HEAVY! ENDLESS DOOM!!! Mike/YOB

A demo version of "Convicted In Life" (from Sepultura's upcoming album, "Dante XXI" has been posted online at Sepularmy.net

Voivod are already laying down vocals for a new album with producer Glen Robinson at Multisons studio in Montreal. The end result should be out sometime later this year on The End Records in North America.

Strapping Young Lad have begun writing a new album, they've got 4 songs so far.

Asesino are in the studio recording a new album, "Solo Putos Muertos Quedan" that will be due this summer. Now, as for the line-up on this puppy, we have Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory, Brujeria) on lead/rhythm guitar, Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) on lead guitar, Emlio Marquez (Sadistic Intent) on drums, and Tony Campos (Static X-X) on vocals and bass.

Swarm Of The Lotus have announced the addition of Jimmy Rhodes of All Else Failed fame to their line-up, and are now looking for a new bassist and a second guitarist. Damn, who's left? Those interested can find the necessary details on the band's myspace site

1/12/06 Machine Head are writing a new album and currently have about 4 tunes that are nearing various stages of completion.

The North American release for The Hellacopters’ new album, "Rock & Roll Is Dead", has been pushed back to Feb. 7th due to manufacturing delays.

Nebula will release a new album, "Apollo" on Feb. 21st, a tour announcement is on the way.

Opeth have added dates onto their North American tour again, check them all out HERE

Chicago's Yakuza will release their new album, "Samsara" on March 21, 2006 through Prosthetic Records. A new track, "Cancer of Industry" is up on the band's myspace site.

1/7/06 Sepultura's upcoming album, "Dante XXI" has been pushed back to a March 14th release date. The band will be on Headbanger's Ball tonight, maybe they'll actually play some decent videos...

Unearthly Trance have posted a shinny new track on their myspace site.

Opeth have added a few more dates to their North American run, dates are HERE

Electric Wizard’s "We Live" will see it's second pressing soon, it'll be a double gatefold lp like the first, only with slightly different artwork and a bonus 7" with one unreleased song, "Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue". Rise Above Records will also re-releasing the entire Electric Wizard back catalogue in the near future as remastered digipack CD`s.

1/3/06 Pelican and Cave In are heading to Europe next month:

1/2 Munich, Germany - Backstage Club
2/2 Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos Saal
3/2 Bielefeld, Germany - Forum - Visions
4/2 Dormund, Germany - FZW - Visions
5/2 Berlin, Germany - Kato
7/2 Koln, Germany - Prime Club
8/2 Tillburg, Holland - O13
9/2 Deventer, Holland - Burgerweeshuis
10/2 Groningen, Holland - Vera
11/2 Hamburg, Germany - Logo
13/2 Geneva, Switzerland - Usine
14/2 Bern, Switzerland - Reitschule
16/2 Torino, Italy - Spazio 211
16/2 Roma, Italy - Cicolo Degli Artisti
17/2 Bologna, Italy - Estragon Club
19/2 St. Feliu, Spain - Palm Beach
20/2 Madrid, Spain - Grunta 77
22/2 Lyon, France - L'Epicerie Moderne
23/2 Poitier, France - Le Confort Moderne
24/2 Paris, France - La Boule Noire
25/2 Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
26/2 Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Loo
28/2 Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
1/3 Glasgow, UK - ABC 2
2/3 Manchester, UK - Academy 3
3/3 Sheffield, UK - Corporation
4/3 London, UK - Garage

The Devin Townsend Band and Dark Tranquillity will be opening for Opeth on their North American run next month, dates are HERE

Kataklysm will be heading out with Vader, Nuclear Assault, Speed/Kill/Hate, Graveworm, and The Absence on the "Metal Crusaders" tour this spring. Dates are right HERE

12/30/05 Mastodon's upcoming album is tentatively entitled "Blood Mountain". Expect a release thru Warner this summer.

The Haunted will be heading to Japan and Australia early next year:

February 28th Osaka, JPN - Big Cat
March 1st Nagoya, JPN - Club Quattro
March 2nd Tokyo, JPN - O-East
March 5th Perth, AUS - Heat
March 6th Melbourne, AUS - Hifi Bar
March 7th Sydney, AUS - The Forum
March 8th Brisbane, AUS - The Arena

Goatwhore have several dates lined up:

12/30 Monroe, LA Olive Street Dancehall w/Botis
12/31 Pensacola, FL The Handelbar New Years Evil show w/Parabellum, Kultus and Public Execution
7/16 Los Angeles, CA Key Club w/Emperor
7/17 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues w/Emperor

Gregg Paiva will be playing drums on the next Blessing the Hogs record, no word on who will be in the bass slot.

12/24/05 Opeth will be swinging back through the U.S. on a headlining tour, dates are HERE

Fear Factory have a slew of European dates for March/April 2006, check them all out HERE

Sepultura have added additional dates to their upcoming European tour with In Flames, all dates are HERE

Om will release a new album, "Conference of the Birds" sometime in March 2006 on Holy Mountain. The album was produced by Billy Anderson, (no surpirse there) and will be available on both LP and CD. Om also have a few vinyl goodies on the way, a split 7" with Six Organs of Admittance, (to be released by Holy Mountain) and a forthcoming split 10" with Current 93, (out on Neurot Recordings in early spring 2006).

Ministry will be releasing "Rio Grand Blood", in April. The new album will see a collaboration with Tommy Victor (formally of Prong fame).

The upcoming Revolting Cocks album, "Cocked and Loaded" has been pushed back to a March 7, 2006 release.

Additional dates have been added to the "Doomed Trinity Tour" with Cathedral, Electric Wizard, and Spiritual Beggars, they can all be found HERE

12/19/05 Sepultura and In Flames will be touring Europe in March, dates are HERE

Mike Scheidt is now the only remaining member of YOB. The band has gone through yet another line-up change (Travis and Isamu left the band in July). Mike is auditioning drummers and bassists in Oregon, but we won't see YOB return until the new line-up works out just right.

Kataklysm, Cannibal Corpse, Finntroll, and Legion Of The Damned will be rolling across Europe in April on the No Mercy Festivals 2006 tour. Dates are right HERE

Kylesa are writing material for a new album, as well as auditioning for a permanent drummer.

A couple of changes have been made to Anthrax's upcoming tour schedule, all current dates are HERE

12/16/05 Entombed are locked away at Studioland studio in Upplands Väsby, Sweden recording their new album, "Serpent Saints". Expect a release on June 6, 2006 thru Threeman Recordings.

The Emissions from the Monolith 8 festival is shaping up with Orange Goblin, Grief, Conifer, and Weedeater already confirmed. Check out the preliminary list of confirmed bands in our Festival Listings

Clutch are heading down under in March, with a headlining USO tour of Pacific military installations (not open to public) to follow. Dates are HERE

Kush (featuring Stephen Carpenter of the Deftones, Christian Olde Wolbers and Raymond Herrera of Fear Factory, and B-Real of Cypress Hill) have posted several tracks on their myspace site.

12/12/05 Mastodon plan to enter the studio with Matt Bayles in February, they've got around 10 songs to work with. Expect a new album in late summer 2006 thru Warner Bros. Mastodon will be playing a special New Year`s Eve show in their hometown (Atlanta) at The Masquerade w/Artimus Pyledriver, Gonzalez, and Cinjed. Tickets and more info can be found HERE.

A Napalm Death tribute album will be released sometime next year thru No Tolerance Records. Pig Destroyer, Vomitory, Misery Index, and Rotten Sound are among the bands to take part.

Cult Of Luna are recording a new album in a barn somewhere in Europe, they expect to mix before Christmas.

Peter Wichers (guitar) has left Soilwork, part of his offical statement explains why: "I'm just worn out from all the touring and I have reached a point in my life where touring is just not possible for me anymore. I need a break from the touring so that I can actually begin to build a more solid ground to stand on for the future." Meanwhile, Dirk Verbeuren (drums) has just joined the band as a permanent member.

Old Man Gloom will be releasing a limited test pressing 12" featuring the "Christmas Eve I & II + 6" EP on one side and a full live set from a New York City, NY show on the other. The 12" will be made available only on Christmas Eve and Christmas day through Hydra Head.

Candiria are writing material for a new album, and may contribute a cover of Eminem's "The Way I Am" to the upcoming "Too Legit For The Pit, Hardcore Takes The Rap II" compilation being put together by Radical Records.

12/9/05 Corrosion Of Conformity, Clutch, and Stinking Lizaveta will be running through the U.K. next month, dates are HERE

Kataklysm have a rough-mix version of a new track, "Like Angels Weeping (The Dark)" on their myspace site.

Cannibal Corpse are recording at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan. The band will release their 10th album, "Kill" on March 21st, 2006 thru Metal Blade Records.

Opeth will be heading down under early next year, dates are all HERE

Deftones have recorded a John Lennon song to raise funds for human rights organization Amnesty International. The Deftones' cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy" is online and can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/deftones The recordings will be released as downloads through Amnesty.org early next year.

Decapitated will release a new album, "Organic Hallucinosis" thru Earache Records on 2/7/05 (North America), 2/13/05 (Worldwide). Hear some new stuff HERE

12/8/05 Cathedral, Electric Wizard, and Grand Magus will be swinging through the U.K. and Germany early next year, dates are all HERE

NIN have announced additional North american dates, check them all out HERE

Goatwhore have lined up 2 shows in LA, CA:

7/16 Los Angeles, CA Key Club w/Emperor
7/17 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues w/Emperor

The Hellacopters will release their sixth album, "Rock & Roll Is Dead" thru Liquor and Poker Music on Jan. 24, 2006. An MP3 of first single "I’m In The Band" is up on liquorandpokermusic.com.

The Haunted, God Forbid, and God Dethroned are in Europe:

7/12 Treviso, Italy Newage
8/12 Zurich, Switzerland Abart
9/12 Munich, Germany New Backstage
10/12 Vienna, Austria Szene
11/12 Aschaffenburg, Germany Colos-Saal
12/12 Koln, Germany Underground
13/12 Essen, Germany Zeche Carl
14/12 Hamburg, Germany Loqo
15/12 Copenhagen, Denmark Stengate
16/12 Stockholm, Sweden Klubben
17/12 Gothenburg, Sweden Sticky Fingers

Spiritual Beggars will release their first DVD, "Live Fire!" on December 21st, 2005 in Japan, on January 30th, 2006 in Europe (InsideOut Music), and January 27th in Germany.

12/1/05 Former Carcass frontman Jeff Walker is set to release a country and blues covers album with Walker covering Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and John Denver among others. "Welcome to Carcass Cuntry" should be out on March 14, 2006 thru Fractured Transmitter.

Anthrax have announced several dates for their U.S. headlining tour, find them HERE

Throwdown, Strapping Young Lad, and Arch Enemy are hitting the U.K. this month, dates are HERE

Volumes 1-6 of the "Desert Sessions" will be re-released thru Rekords Rekords sometime in April, 2006 on both CD and double-gatefold vinyl packages.

Crowbar and Will Haven will hit the U.K. in March, dates are HERE

Katatonia will release a new album, "The Great Cold Distance" on March 13th, 2006 thru Peaceville Records.

11/28/05 Former Pantera/Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul has a new label called Big Vin Records. The first scheduled release will be the long-delayed Rebel Meets Rebel album, an effort between Vinnie Paul, Dimebag Darrell, Rex Brown and David Allan Coe that was recorded a few years ago. Expect a release in March 2006. The second release from the label is expected to be a Dimebag Darrell tribute DVD entitled "Dimevision".

Sweden's God Among Insects and The Project Hate are parting ways with Threeman Recordings. God Among Insects plan to pay back the money they spent recording their new album, "Zombienomicon", and look for another label to release it.

New York's Bottom is back with a new line-up (now consisting of Sina on guitars and vocals, Dan DeMeo on drums, Scott Shiraki on bass, and Chris Corona on guitar. The first gig with this new lineup will be on Monday, December 5, 2005 at the Elbo Room in San Francisco with Weedeater and Jumbo’s Killcrane.

Strapping Young Lad have begun writing new material in the back of their bus while on tour, no other details as of yet.

11/22/05 Additional bands have been announced for the Taste of Chaos Tour, which will feature the Deftones, (headlining) Pelican, and several bands you'd have to pay me to sit through. The tour starts on February 15th, 2006, dates will be posted when we get 'um.

Ocean are on the road right now:

Nov. 25 Allston, MA - O`Brien`s (CD release) w/Sin of Angels, Shroud of Berevement
Nov. 26 Baltimore, MD - Jerk Store
Nov. 27 Harrisonburg, VA - Crayola House w/Withersoul, TBA
Nov. 28 Hickory, NC - Underground w/TBA
Nov. 29 Chattanooga, TN - Ziggy`s w/Moscow Theater Siege, Hoth
Nov. 30 TBA
Dec. 1 TBA
Dec. 2 Fredericksburg, VA - The Bourbon Room w/We`re All Gonna Die, TBA
Dec. 3 New York, NY - C Squat w/Death Mold, Kurixis, Rabia, Deathcycle
Dec. 4 Trenton, NJ - The Mill Hill Basement w/Rosetta

Nashville Pussy were forced to cancel several U.S. tourdates (Nov. 16th-24th) after their equipment van rolled over during a storm in Wyoming. No one was seriously injured, but the gear was toast and there was no alternate mode of transportation. The band plan to reschedule the dates in February 2006.

Suicidal Tendencies have been forced to cancel their Brasilian festival dates, as well as any plans for next year. The band has issued the following statement:
"Unfortunately the band has had to cancel the Brasilian festival dates and all the plans for 2006 are on hold again as Mike Muir [vocals] had to have another back surgery this week. Obviously this is a big setback for the band and Mike personally, but he is now out of the hospital and the long process of recovery/rehab starts all over again. The band was just getting rollin again and all was looking good, but there's really nothing we can do at this time."
"There'll be another [statement] when Mike is feeling better, but in the meantime, thanks for all the people that were at the Rock Al Parque festival in Colombia and all the Cycos that showed up to the Grand Olympic Auditorium last month to make it a special event. Everyone was looking forward to going back to Brasil and then finishing the new ST CD, and getting back out on a world tour next year, but we'll now have to wait and see how everything goes with the rehab."
"Thanks again to all those that have supported ST in the past and that will in the future."

11/18/05 Former Kyuss and Obsessed member Scott Reeder will be releasing his debut solo album, "TunnelVision Brilliance" thru Liquor and Poker Music on January 24th, 2006. Check out an MP3 of the track "The Day of Neverending" here, www.LiquorAndPokerMusic.com

Burjeria have announced several live dates for next year:

January 28th Buenos Aries, ARG - TBA
January 29th Buenos Aries, ARG - TBA
January 31st Santiago, CHL - TBA
February 1st Santiago, CHL - TBA
February 3rd Monterey, Mexico - TBA
February 4th Houston, TX - The Engine Room
February 8th Santa Ana, CA - The Galaxy Theater w/Cattle Decapitation
February 9th Hollywood, CA - The Key Club
February 11th San Francisco, CA - The Pound w/Cattle Decapitation
February 12th Ventura, CA - The Ventura Theater w/Cattle Decapitation

Clutch will be heading across the pond in January for a U.K. tour with Corrosion Of Conformity in tow, dates can be found Here

Sunn O))) will be hitting the East Coast next month with special guest vocalist Maelific (Xasthur).

12/16 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church w/Jack Rose
12/17 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar w/Nachtmystium, The Hidden Hand
12/18 Brooklyn, NY - NorthSix w/Nachtmystium, Growing
12/19 Boston, MA - The Middle East w/Nachtmystium
12/20 Wallingford, CT - American Legion Hall w/Nachtmystium
12/21 New York, NY - Knitting Factory w/Nachtmystium

11/12/05 Corrosion Of Conformity are just one of several bands with members still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. The band has recently announced they'll have to drop off the last week of the Jagermeister Music Tour, (Dec. 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, and 21st) and also cancel their headlining dates on Dec 15th and 21st.

Earth will be playing 5 shows on the East Coast this month:

11/17/05 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar, with WZT Hearts, Ecstatic Sunshine
11/18/05 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church, with Pelt
11/19/05 Connecticut - TBA
11/20/05 New York, NY - Knitting Factory, with Pelt, Marissa Nadler
11/21/05 Boston, MA - T.T. The Bear`s Place, with Pelt

Tool will be releasing a DVD entitled "Schism" on (or around) December 20th thru Volcano. The DVD will feature the videos for "Schism" and "Parabol/Parabola". I'm sure it'll have more than that, but I don't know what exactly, (but it isn't the live one that's coming out later).

The Queens Of The Stone Age will release a live CD/DVD package, "Over The Years And Through The Woods" thru Interscope on November 22nd.

11/9/05 High On Fire will be swinging back through North America early next year, all dates are right HERE

Prong will be on the road soon, dates are HERE

11/7/05 Earthride are hitting the road to support their new album "Vampire Circus":

11/7/05 Providence, RI - AS220, w/The Butcherings and C (Czech Republic)
11/8/05 Portland, ME - Geno`s, w/Ogre
11/9/05 Boston, MA - Great Scott, w/Ichabod, DJ Iann Robinson, DJ Mark V
11/10/05 Brooklyn, NY - Northsix Basement, w/Valkyrie and Agnosis
11/11/05 Wallingford, CT - Cherry St Station, w/Agnosis ***tentative***
11/12/05 New York, NY - Knitting Factory, w/Battletorn
11/13/05 Wilkes-Barre, PA - Cafe Metropolis, w/ATP, The Kiss of Death, Achitect

Relapse Records will be releasing a Mastodon DVD, "The Workhorse Chronicles" on Feb. 21st, 2006. The DVD will feature over three hours of hand-selected footage from the band`s personal video archives, including live performances. A cd compliation, "The Call of the Mastodon" will be out on Feb. 7th, 2006 and will feature the first 9 tracks the band had ever written. A new full length Mastodon album should be out next summer on Warner Bros.

Clutch have announced more dates, surprised? I didn't think so. All dates are HERE

Pelican will be hopping across the pond soon:

December 12th Bristol, UK - Thekla
December 13th Exeter, UK - Cavern
December 14th Reading, UK - Face Bar
December 15th Leeds, UK - Joseph's Well
December 16th Nottingham, UK - Horn In Hand
December 17th Dublin, IRE - Whelan's
December 18th Glasgow, UK - ABC2
December 19th Sheffield, UK - Corporation
December 20th London, UK - King's Cross Scala
December 21st Birmingham, UK - Medicine Bar

Voivod are planning to release 4 more albums featuring Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, the first of which will be released next year. Voivod drummer Michel "Away" Langevin discovered another three albums' worth of finished songs while working with material recorded before Piggy's death.

Children Of Bodom are touring Europe with Ektomorf, One Man Army And The Undead Quartet. Here are the first of the dates:

December 27th Koln, GER - Live Music Hall
December 28th Tilburg, NET - 013
December 29th Antwerp, BEL - Hof Ter Loo
December 30th Leipzig, GER - Haus Auensee
December 31st Pratteln, SWI - Z7
January 2nd Milan, ITA - Rolling Stone
January 3rd Worgl, AUT - Komma
January 4th Ljubljana, SLO - VPK Mediapark
January 5th Zagreb, CRO - TBA
January 6th Wien, AUT - Planet Music
January 7th Linz, AUT - Posthof
January 8th Graz, AUT - Orpheum
January 9th Budapest, HUN - Petofi Hall
January 11th Nurnberg, GER - Lowensaal
January 12th Berlin, GER - Columbia Fritz
January 13th Erfurt, GER - Centrum
January 14th Kaufbeuren, GER - All-Karthalle
January 15th Strasbourg, FRA - La Laiterie

11/2/05 A new Entombed album, "Serpent Saints" will be available on June 6th, 2006 thru Threeman Recordings.

Maine doomsters Ocean are heading out on tour this month to support their Important Records debut, "Here Where Nothing Grows":

Nov. 19 Portland, ME - Geno`s (CD release), w/TBA
Nov. 25 Allston, MA - O`Brien`s (CD release), w/Sin of Angels, Shroud of Berevement
Nov. 26 Baltimore, MD - Jerk Store
Nov. 27 Harrisonburg, VA - Crayola House, w/Withersoul, TBA
Nov. 28 ?
Nov. 29 Chattanooga, TN - Ziggy`s, w/Moscow Theater Siege, Hoth
Nov. 30 Huntsville, AL - TBA, w/Hog Mountain
Dec. 1 Atlanta, GA - TBA
Dec. 2 Fredericksburg, VA - The Bourbon Room, w/We`re All Gonna Die, TBA
Dec. 3 TBA
Dec. 4 New York, NY - TBA

Soulfly have expanded their European tour, all dates can be found HERE

10/28/05 Doomsters Unearthly Trance have signed with Relapse Records. Their 3rd album and Relapse debut, "The Trident" is expected next spring.

Meshuggah have had to cancel their upcoming U.K. tour (December 5th-9th), no word on why or when the band plan to reschedule. From their message boards: "Due to circumstances beyond our control we regrettably have to cancel the U.K. tour. We are very sorry/pissed off about this but it's totally out of our hands. Maybe next time!"

Corrosion Of Conformity have announced more one-off dates for December, check them all out HERE

Scissorfight shows!

October 28 Newmarket, NH - The Stone Church, w/Wild Zero and Superpower
October 29 Newmarket, NH - The Stone Church, w/Eyewitness Deathcount and Lamont
November 4 Burlington, VT - The Higher Ground
November 11 Portland ME - Asylum
November 12 Manchester, NH - The Bombshelter
November 18 Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs, w/The Neighborhoods and Dana Colley

Sanctuary Records will be releasing a Venom box set, "MMV" on November 8th. The 4 disk set will feature demos, outtakes, rarities, a radio interview, alternate versions, 60 page booklet and a poster.

Morbid Angel, Enthroned, Primordial, and Ensiferum will be treking through Europe on the X-Mass Fest Part II tour:

Dec. 7 London, UK - Astoria
Dec. 8 Tilburg, NETH - 013
Dec. 9 Antwerpen, BEL - Hof Ter Loo
Dec. 10 Frankfurt, GER - Halle Hanau
Dec. 11 Paris, FRA - La Loco
Dec. 12 Strassbourg, FRA - La Laiterie
Dec. 13 Winterthus, SWI - TBA
Dec. 14 FRA - TBA
Dec. 15 Barcelona, SPA - Mefisto
Dec. 16 Madrid, SPA - TBA
Dec. 17 Bergara, SPA - TBA
Dec. 18 Bordeaux, FRA - TBA

Judas Priest are planning to release a live DVD, "Rising In The East" on November 15th. The DVD will feature footage from 2 shows in May 2005 at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan

10/24/05 Fear Factory have pushed their January UK tour back into April, here are the rescheduled dates:

April 9th Manchester, UK - Academy
April 10th Nottingham, UK - Rock City
April 11th Newcastle, UK - University
April 12th Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
April 13th Leeds, UK - Met University
April 15th Birmingham, UK - Academy
April 16th Portsmouth, UK - Pyramids
April 18th London, UK - Astoria
April 19th Norwich, UK - UEA

Totimoshi will enter Lucky Cat Studios in San Francisco tomorrow to record their next album, "Ladron" with Helmet's Page Hamilton and Kurt Schlegel at the helm. The band are currently looking for a label to release the album.

Cannibal Corpse are recording their 10th album in Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, FL with producer Erik Rutan.

Cattle Decapitation are doing a split 7" with Caninus, it's being pressed now, so a release date should come up soon.

10/21/05 Napalm Death have announced a tour of South America/Mexico: All Napalm Death tourdates can be found HERE

Oct. 27 TBA - Curitiba, BRA
Oct. 28 Broadway - Sao Paulo, BRA
Oct. 29 One Way - Holy Andre, BRA
Nov. 1 Teatro Caupolican - Santiago, CHL
Nov. 2 Downtown - Bogota, CO
Nov. 3 Teatro Rajatabla Viernes - Lima, PERU
Nov. 5 Café Iguana - Monterrey, MEX
Nov. 6 TBA - Guadalajara, MEX
Nov. 8 Hard Rock Live - Mexico City, MEX
Nov. 9 Vallenato's Club Ciudad - Caracas, VEN
Nov. 10 TBA - Barquisimeto, VEN

A trailer for Sepultura's forthcoming DVD, "Live in São Paulo" is posted online HERE The CD/DVD will be out on November 8th in North America.

San Francisco doomsters Om have lined up 2 local shows:

Nov. 4th The Great American Music Hall w/Current 93, Simon Finn, Baby Dee
Nov. 5th The Great American Music Hall w/Current 93, Pantaleimon, Six Organs of Admittance, Maja Elliott

Eyehategod frontman Mike Williams is still incarcerated on a narcotics charge in Morgan City, LA. Anyone who wants to make a donation by mail in order to assist in releasing Mike may send checks or money orders to AmSouth Bank:

EHG K Float / Vince Smith
AmSouth Bank
2141 Veterans Blvd
Kenner, La 70062

Make checks/money orders payable to: Vince Smith / EHG Katrina Float Fund

Al Jourgensen's 13th Planet label, (the new home of Ministry and Revolting Cocks) will unleash it's debut release, "Revolting Cocks: Cocked and Loaded", on February 14, 2006. A new Ministry album, "Rio Grande Blood", will follow in April 2006.

SPV will release Motorhead's 30th anniversary DVD, "Stage Fright" on January 10th, 2006. The DVD will feature a show recorded at the Phillipshalle in Düsseldorf, Germany on December 7, 2004.

Queens Of The Stone Age plan to release a live CD/DVD set, "Over The Years And Through The Woods" on November 22nd thru Interscope.

10/20/05 Mouth Of The Architect cut their tour short in Boston on 10/19/05. The band split before the show and high-tailed it back to Ohio, they plan to be back on the road later this fall and winter.

10/18/05 Oakland California's Totimoshi will be playing two weekends in California in November with the likes of Fu Manchu, Dysrythmia, and 400 Blows. The band is currently recording a new full length album with producer Paige Hamilton, (Helmet) and will be done recording before these dates:

11/11/05 San Jose, CA - The Blank Club (w/Fu Manchu)
11/12/05 San Francisco, CA - Club Six (w/Dysrythmia)
11/18/05 Glendale, CA - The Scene (w/400 Blows)
11/19/05 Ventura, CA - The Underground

David Reilly, (founding member Of God Lives Underwater) passed away on Sunday, October 16th at age 34, due to longstanding stomach problems. Thom Hazaert of Corporate Punishment Records, (which released Reilly's solo EP, "Inside", in 2004) has issued the following statement regarding Reilly's death:

"I just received the devastating news that my brother and friend, and the first artist signed to Corporate Punishment, David Reilly (who was also the singer and one half of one of the greatest and most underrated bands to ever exist, GOD LIVES UNDERWATER), passed away Sunday morning due to complications from longstanding stomach problems. David had his demons just like everyone, and he lived his life the best he could. Yeah, he fucked up, and when he fucked up it was usually big. But I am honored and humbled to have had the chance to work with someone like him, an amazing artist and visionary, who in my eyes will always be one of the most talented people to ever walk the Earth."

"We had the amazing pleasure of releasing David's first and only official solo recording, 'Inside', last year, and he had recently signed a deal with Sony to release a new solo record. Unfortunately this will never happen, which might be one of the biggest travesties of all. And although he will remain forever in our hearts, David will be sorely missed by everyone at Corporate Punishment Records."

God Forbid have announced a handful of headlining dates with Agents Of Man and Cannae:

November 10th Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
November 11th Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Icon
November 12th Portland, ME - The Station
November 13th Manchester, NH - Bomb Shelter
November 14th Lemoyne, PA - Champion Ship

Alabama Thunderpussy are on the road again:

10/20/05 Brooklyn, NY - The Hook, w/Facedowninshit, Agnosis
10/21/05 Reading, PA - The Silo, w/Anthrophobia, Dragon Green, The Sinking Earth, Backwoods Payback
10/22/05 Richmond, VA - Alley Katz, w/Confessor, Facedowninshit
10/23/05 Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar, w/Trephine, Mouth of the Architect, Darsombra
10/25/05 Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
10/26/05 Savannah, GA - The Jinx, w/Monarch, Black Tusk
10/27/05 Birmingham, AL - The Nick
10/28/05 Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
10/29/05 Mt. Pleasant, SC - Village Tavern, w/Baroness, Mouth of the Architect, Machinegun Kelly
11/11/05 Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint, w/Lord Sterling
11/12/05 New Haven, CT - Rudy`s
11/13/05 Wilkes-Barre, PA - Cafe Metropolis
11/18/05 Wilmington, NC - Lucky`s Pub
11/19/05 Danville, VA - Plan B
11/20/05 Johnson City, TN - Hideaway

10/17/05 Weedeater and Jumbo's Killcrane will be rolling across the U.S. next month:

11/16 Fredericksburg VA - Bourbon Room
11/17 Richmond VA - Wonderland
11/18 Baltimore MD - Talking Head Club
11/19 West Chester PA - Rex's Bar
11/20 Brooklyn NY - Northsix
11/21 Allston MA - O'Briens
11/22 Rochester NY - Bug Jar
11/23 Columbus OH - High Five
11/24 Chicago IL - The Note
11/25 Madison WI - High Noon Saloon
11/26 Iowa City IA - Gabe's Oasis
11/27 Minneapolis MN - Triple Rock
11/28 Des Moines IA - Hairy Mary's
11/29 Omaha/Lincoln NE - TBA
11/30 Denver CO - Larimer Lounge
12/2 Seattle WA - Funhouse
12/3 Olympia WA - TBA
12/4 Portland OR - Sabala's
12/5 San Francisco CA - Elbo Room
12/6 Los Angeles CA - TBA
12/7 Flagstaff AZ - TBA
12/8 Phoenix AZ - Metal Devastation
12/9 Albuquerque NM - Burt's Tiki Lounge
12/10 Las Cruces NM - The Club
12/11 San Antonio TX - Atomix
12/12 Austin TX - Emo's
12/13 Fayetteville AR - The Gypsy
12/14 Little Rock AR - Downtown Music
12/15 Lawrence KS - Replay Lounge

Nailbomb's last live performance at the Dynamo Festival in Eindhoven back in 1995 will be released soon. Look for "Live At Dynamo" on DVD thru Roadrunner on November 22nd.

Acid King are currently in Europe:

Oct. 18 Berlin, Germany - venue TBD
Oct. 19 Jena, Germany - Rosenkeller w/Vic Dumonte
Oct. 20 Tilburg, Holland - 013 with Los Natas
Oct. 21 Aarschot, Belgium - De Klinker w/Hype 69
Oct. 22 Leicester, UK - The Shed
Oct. 23 Glasgow, Scotland - 13th Note Cafe
Oct. 24 Sheffield, UK - Corporation w/Future Ex Wife, Wounded Marsupial
Oct. 25 Manchester, UK - Star & Garter w/Atavist
Oct. 27 Milton Keynes, UK - Woughton Centre
Oct. 28 Brighton, UK - Freebutt w/Obiat, Jecano
Oct. 29 TBD
Oct. 30 Cardiff, UK - Barfly
Oct. 31 London, UK - Camden Underworld w/Thee Plague Of Gentlemen
Nov. 1 Exeter, UK - Three Pigs
Nov. 2 Plymouth, UK - The Phoenix
Nov. 3 Newquay, UK - Koola
Nov. 4 Camborne, UK - Clipper
Nov. 5 Truro, UK - The Swan
Nov. 6 TBD

A DVD with 3 hours of Les Claypool's solo projects, "5 Gallons Of Diesel"will be out thru Prawn Song on November 15th.

Witchcraft and Monster Magnet will be in Europe next year:

March 3 Nottingham, UK - Rock City
March 8 Glasgow, UK - Queen Margaret Union (QMU Qudos)
March 9 Leeds, UK - The Cockpit
March 12 London, UK - Astoria
March 17 Hamburg, GER - Große Freiheit 36
March 28 Berlin, GER - Columbiahalle
March 30 Herford, GER - X
March 31 Wiesbaden, GER - Schlachthof
April 1 Leipzig, GER - Werk 2
April 3 Dortmund, GER - Soundgarden
April 4 Köln, GER - Live Music Hall
April 5 Stuttgart, GER - Longhorn LKA
April 7 München, GER - Georg-Elser-Halle

10/11/05 Opeth have been forced to postpone their U.S. tour by 3 days due to work visa issues. The shows in AZ, L.A. and S.F. were cancelled. The band have re-routed the tour to get back to L.A. and S.F., all updated dates are HERE

Nebula are fresh off a three week tour and have finished recording their new album, "Apollo". Expect a release early next year.

Corrosion Of Conformity have announced several headlining one off shows inbetween their Jägermeister Music Tour dates. All C.O.C. dates are HERE

Nasum's upcoming "Grind Finale" collection has been delayed due to printing issues. The new release dates are November 15th for North America, November 21st for Europe.

End of Level Boss will be in Europe next month with their new drummer Ben Hallett:

11/5 Zomergem, BEL - Toud Liefken, w/Darediablo
11/6 Den Helder, NL - De Engel, w/Darediablo
11/8 Muenster, GER - Metro Club, w/Darediablo
11/9 Jena, GER - Rosenkeller, w/Darediablo
11/10 Schwerin, GER - Dr. K, w/Darediablo
11/11 Bielefeld, GER - Eingang 7, w/Darediablo
11/12 Magdeburg, GER - Knast, w/2Lane BLKTP
11/13 Luebbenau, GER - TBA
11/15 Wien, AUT - Arena
11/16 Linz, AUT - Stadtwerkstatt
11/18 Leipzig, GER - Conne Island, w/Shit & Sine, Dozer
11/19 Cologne, GER - Sonic Ballroom, w/Shit & Shine
11/20 Berlin, GER - Bastard, w/Shit & Shine, 2Lane BLKTP, Volt

NIN now have Alex Carapetis handling drum duties for the rest of their current tour.

10/8/05 Soilent Green will be on tour in the U.S. early next year, dates are right HERE

High On Fire will be touring Europe next month, including a U.K. trek with Mastodon, dates are HERE.

Clutch have added additional dates to their upcoming U.S. run, dates are HERE

10/6/05 Sepultura will be releasing a live 2-CD set and DVD featuring a show they did in Sao Paulo on April 3rd. Entitled "Live In Sao Paulo", the set should be out on November 8th thru SPV.

High On Fire will be joining Mastodon and Withered for a U.K. run, dates are HERE

The limited-edition digipack version of Cathedral's newest offering, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" will supposedly be shaped like an apple...and will smell like one too. Expect a U.S. release in January 2006.

Isis will be releasing "Live Vol.2 Stockholm 3/19/03" on vinyl thru Troubleman Unlimited on November 8th.

NIN drummer Jerome Dillon has been forced to leave the band's current tour due to a heart condition. Josh Freese of A Perfect Circle/Vandals fame will handling drums for NIN for now.

Cult Of Luna are writing a new album and expect to begin recording next month.

10/2/05 Eyehategod frontman Mike Williams has been arrested for undisclosed reasons, and is holed up in Morgan City Jail. Eyehategod plan on releasing a live 2 cd set to raise funds for Mike's defense. One disk will be a set from Tokyo, and the other from this last tour. It'll be on the band's label Press Pause Media/Cassettes so all the money can go towards Mike's defense. He's also probably bored as hell so if you want to drop him a line, write to:

Morgan City Jail
ATTN: Mike D. Williams (inmate)
P.O. Box 1670
Morgan City, LA 70380
USA

Life Of Agony will be stomping thru Europe next month, all the dates are right HERE

Machine Head are busy writing a new album, their first ever DVD will finally be out on October 11th thru Roadrunner.

NIN have been temporarilly sidelined again as the band's drummer Jerome Dillon has been in and out of hospitals. So far it looks like he'll continue to tour with the band...

9/26/05 Obituary and Samael will be touring Europe early next year with Maroon. Dates are right HERE.

Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Kennedys, The Germs, Markey Ramone, and Flipper will be playing at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in L.A. on Saturday, October 29th.

Grand Magus will be supporting Cathedral at the Underworld in London on Saturday, October 14th.

Additional dates have been added to Fear Factory's run with Soilwork and Strapping Young Lad, all dates are HERE

Clutch will be back out on the road again in late October with Kelly Carmichael supporting, dates are HERE

R.I.'s own The Body are on tour in Oakland, CA right now and a bunch of shows have fallen through. They're looking for shows to hop on or play themselves from now (Sept. 26th) through the 28th in CA or somewhere nearby. Gas is insanely expensive so it would rule to help these guys out. Plus they are probably two of the coolest kids on the planet. If you have any ideas or contacts email chip or lee at [email protected]

Conifer will be doing a three-way split CD/DVD called "Developer" with 2 other bands from Portland, (Moneycastasia, and Seekonk). Each band will be recording a 15 minute long song at a strange location (like a Civil War era Fort or an oil tank). The DVD will document the entire production.

Misery Index have split with Nuclear Blast Records and are writting new material. No word on a new label yet.

9/22/05 Metallica recently recorded their voices for an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, (it was only a matter of time wasn't it?). The show won't air until sometime in May of 2006. No plot info as of yet. Pics are up at Metallica.com

Anthrax bassist Frank Bello will be hosting Headbangers Ball this Sat. September 24th. They may even show a few decent videos if we're lucky...(keyword "few").

The Mass are on tour in the U.S. right now:

9/15/05 Washington DC - Warehouse Next Door
9/16/05 Richmond VA - Legend Brewery w/Suzukiton
9/18/05 Johnson City TN - Hideaway
9/19/05 Atlanta GA - E.A.R.L. w/Nebula
9/20/05 Birmingham AL - The Nick w/Nebula
9/21/05 Jackson MS - WC Don's
9/22/05 Little Rock AR - Downtown Music
9/23/05 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
9/24/05 Austin TX - Emo's w/Nebula, Honky
9/25/05 El Paso TX - House of Rock N Roll
9/26/05 Phoeniz AZ - Modified Arts
9/27/05 TBA
9/28/05 TBA
9/29/05 San Diego CA - Zombie Lounge
9/30/05 Los Angeles CA - Spaceland w/Babyland
10/1/05 San Francisco CA - 12 Galaxies w/Babayland

Orange Goblin will celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a gig at the Underworld in Camden, London on Friday 16th December 2005 with Blood Island Raiders and Taint.

System Of A Down will release their next album, "Hypnotize" on November 22nd release date thru American/Columbia.

Slipknot will have a 2 disk live album, ("9.0:Live") out on November 1st thru Roadrunner. Wow, there's a drum solo on it...

9/16/05 The remaining members of Voivod (Michel "Away" Langevin, Denis "Snake" Belanger and Jason "Jasonic" Newsted) will return to the recording studio in late September to resume work on their 14th album, which is tentatively due in early 2006 via The End Records. Hours before he slipped into a coma due to complications from colon cancer, Voivod guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour gave Langevin instructions to go retrieve the final guitar tracks he had been working on for the upcoming CD. Langevin and Belanger will pay tribute to the late guitarist on the "TopRockdeBabu" program on the Quebec music channel MusiquePlus on Thursday, September 22 beginning at 9:30 p.m. A tribute night to Piggy is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 24th at club Saphir in Montreal, with all the proceeds from the show set to benefit the cancer research society of Quebec. Confirmed bands so far include Dook and A Psycho Voyage Through Hell.

Sepultura have finished laying down drums for their 11th studio album and are now working on guitars. 2 cover songs will be recorded for the new album, Judas Priest's "Screaming For Vengeance" and Sick Of It All's "Scratching The Surface".

The video for Fear Factory's "Moment of Impact" (off their new album, "Transgression") has been posted online at blastro.com

Cathedral will be opening up for Cradle Of Flith in the U.K.:

Dec. 1 Southampton, UK - Guild Hall
Dec. 2 Norwich, UK - UEA
Dec. 3 London, UK - The Forum
Dec. 5 Cardiff, UK - University
Dec. 6 Birmingham, UK - Academy
Dec. 8 Glasgow, UK - Academy
Dec. 9 Newcastle, UK - Academy
Dec. 10 Leeds, UK - Blank Canvas
Dec. 11 Manchester, UK - Academy
Dec. 12 Nottingham, UK - Rock City

Fireball Ministry and Into Eternity have been added to parts of Opeth's upcoming North American run along with Pelican and Nevermore. Opeth have added European dates for December as well, all dates are HERE

Life Of Agony will be swinging through the U.K. in December. Dates are HERE

Producer Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic) will be mixing the new Kataklysm album, 'In the Arms of Devastation'. Guitarist/producer Jean-François Dagenais has produced it, (just like the last 5 Kataklysm albums) and will be sending it off to Tue at Antfarm studios in Denmark shortly. Expect a release on February 20th, 2006.

High On Fire will head to Europe in November, dates are HERE

Sunn O))), Boris, and Thrones will be touring the West Coast this month:

10/26/05 Vancouver, BC, Canada - Brickyard
10/27/05 Seattle, WA - Neumos (Earth replaces Thrones)
10/28/05 Olympia, WA - TBA
10/29/05 Portland, OR - Berbati’s Pan
10/31/05 San Francisco, CA - Slim’s - 3 Days Of Darkness Festival w/Earth, Lair Of The Minotaur, Nachtmystium, Scumangel, Kill The Client
11/1/05 Los Angeles, CA - TBA

Boris and The Hidden Hand are currently on tour on the East Coast:

10/16 New York, NY - Boris in-store at Other Music
10/17 New York, NY - Knitting Factory
10/18 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
10/19 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
10/20 TBA

Judas Preist and Anthrax have announced additional dates for their North American tour, all dates are HERE

Blessing The Hogs will be out on a short run with Impaled and Disgorge this month:

Sept. 23rd Hollywood, CA - Studio S
Sept. 24th Tucson, AZ - Skrappys
Sept. 25th Phoenix, AZ - Metal Devestaion II
Sept. 26th Albuquerque, NM - The Compound
Sept. 27th Austin, TX - Backroom
Sept. 28th Corpus Christi, TX - Equal Eyes
Sept. 29th Houston, TX - Fat Cats
Sept. 30th San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Oct. 1st Muskogee, OK - Muskogee Civic Center

Soulfly will be heading out on a U.S. tour next month with Throwdown, Bloodsimple, and Incite. Dates are right HERE Soulfly's new album "Dark Ages" will be out on October 4th thru Roadrunner.

The CMJ Music Marathon Festival 2005 will feature a showcase from Neurot Recordings/Robotic Empire. The dual showcase takes place on Saturday, September 17th at Tonic Bar (107 Norfolk Street in NYC). The line-up includes Enablers, Red Sparowes, Made Out of Babies, Daughters, Torche, and Kayo Dot

9/12/05 In case anyone is still wondering, the members of Down, Crowbar, Corrosion Of Conformity, Eyehategod, and Soilent Green are all alive and well following the hurricane and the pathetic government response that followed it. Other sites are reporting that Eyehategod's Mike Williams is still missing, but according to a post over at nolaunderground.com he's alive and well, so let's hope so.

Guitarist Ulf Cederlund has amicably parted ways with Entombed. The band`s official statement is as follows: "We want to inform everyone that Uffe Cederlund is no longer in the band and that the split is definite and amicable. We wish him all the best!" Entombed plan to go on as a four-piece and are currently finishing up the Inferno tour. The band will start work on their new studio album soon, which is tentatively expected in in early 2006 thru Threeman Recordings.

Doomriders and Coliseum will be issuing a split release thru Level Plane on November 8th. The spilt will consist of of a new Doomriders track and a cover of Danzig's "Possession", with 2 new Coliseum tracks and their cover of Danzig's "Am I Demon".

Helmet have some dates for this fall:

September 22nd Providence, RI - Lupo's
September 23rd Boston, MA - Axis
September 25th Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
September 26th Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
September 27th New York, NY - Irving Plaza
September 28th New York, NY - CBGB's
September 30th Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
October 1st Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
October 2nd Baltimore, MD - Recher Theater

Les Claypool of Primus fame will be hitting the road throughout October:

Oct. 7th Minneapolis, MN - Quest
Oct. 8th Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Oct. 9th Urbana, IL - Canopy Theatre
Oct. 11th St. Louis, MO - Mississippi Nights
Oct. 12th Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Oct. 14th Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Oct. 15th Providence, RI - Lupo's
Oct. 16th Boston, MA - Roxy
Oct. 17th New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
Oct. 19th Baltimore, MD - Recher Theatre
Oct. 20th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Oct. 21st New York, NY - Nokia Theatre

9/9/05 Aaron Rossi will now be handling drum duties for Prong. The band have announced a few shows for this fall, check all Prong dates out HERE

Kataklysm have finished their new album, "In the Arms of Devastation". Expect a release on February 20th, 2006 thru Nuclear Blast.

Corrosion Of Conformity have been forced to postpone their European tour. According to the band's offical site, "C.O.C. guitarist/vocalist and New Orleans resident Pepper Keenan is currently displaced and looking after family members as they await word on when or if they will be able to return to the city". Corrosion Of Conformity are still set for the Jägermeister Music Tour which kicks off in November, dates are HERE.It's amazing how global warming and an incompetent government can fuck up tour plans...and thousands of lives.

Mastodon will be hitting the U.K. in December, dates are HERE

Meshuggah have also booked some UK stops for December, all Meshuggah dates are right HERE

Cryptopsy have finished up their new album, "Once Was Not" which features the long-anticipated return of vocalist Lord Worm. Expect a release on October 18th thru Century Media.

Vision Of Disorder will be reuniting for a one-off live show at Voltage in Levittown, NY on September 24th.

Bloodsimple have been added on to two Soulfly dates:

Oct. 23rd Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
Oct. 26th Boston, MA - Axis

Word is that Tool have finally begun to record their long-awaited new album. No further info at the moment.

Swarm Of The Lotus and Bloodjinn will be touring the U.S. thru September, dates are HERE

9/6/05 Kylesa will tour the US this fall with Coliseum and Torche:

Oct. 21st Grainesville, FL - The Atlantic
Oct. 22nd Savannah, GA - The Jinx
Oct. 23rd Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
Oct. 24th Nashville, TN - The Springwater
Oct. 25th Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
Oct. 26th Louisville, KY - Keswick Democratic Club
Oct. 28th Baltimore, DE - Ottobar
Oct. 29th Philadelphia, PA - Newman Center at Drexel
Oct. 30th Syracuse, NY - Westcott Comm. Center
Nov. 1st Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Roboto Project
Nov. 2nd Columbus, OH - Hi-Five
Nov. 3rd Detroit, MI - Alvin's
Nov. 4th Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Nov. 5th Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
Nov. 8th Denver, CO - Hi Dive
Nov. 10th Salt Lake City, UT - Lo-Fi Cafe
Nov. 12th Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Nov. 13th San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
Nov. 15th Phoenix, AZ - Metal Devastation
Nov. 17th Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory
Nov. 18th Houston, TX - Mary Jane's Fat Cats
Nov. 19th San Antonio, TX - Sanctuary
Nov. 20th Austin, TX - Emo's
Nov. 21st Baton Rouge, LA - The Darkroom
Nov. 22nd Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn

Opeth have announced additional North American tourdates in October and November, they all be found HERE

Cathedral's new album, which was produced by Warren Ryker, (Down, Crowbar) is entitled "The Garden of Unearthly Delights". Expect a release on September 26th thru Nuclear Blast Records in Europe. A new track "Upon Azrael's Wings", is available HERE

Lamb Of God will be treking thru the U.K. in December:

Dec. 1st Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Dec. 2nd Stoke, UK - Sugarmill
Dec. 3rd Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Dec. 4th Glasgow, UK - Garage
Dec. 5th Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
Dec. 6th London, UK - Astoria

Yakuza have signed with Prosthetic for their upcoming new album "Samsara", which is being produced by Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon). Expect a release in March of next year.

9/2/05 Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad, Soilwork, and Darkane will be touring the U.S. in October/November, Fear Factory will also be heading to the U.K. in January, dates are HERE

Opeth have announced several North American dates for October, check them out HERE. additional dates will be announced soon.

Ministry and the Revolving Cocks will be touring together on the "MasterBaTour 2006"...next spring... for some reason we have the dates now, you can can find them HERE. No New England date? WTF?

Anthrax will release a live CD/DVD on September 20th thru Sanctuary Records. Check out clips from "Alive 2":

"I Am The Law"
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"Among The Living":
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8/27/05 Last night, friday 26th at 23:45, Voivod guitarist Denis D'Amour (Piggy) passed away from cancer. This statement is from the band's offical message forums:

"Life does not always turn out the way you expect. Mine and the lives of many of my friends from Jonquiere were certainly influenced by one specific person, Denis D'Amour. He was a mentor and a hero for many of us. He was my best friend.
I have dreaded the arrival of this day for a while now. My old bandmate is gone. He passed away last night at peace with himself and without pain. Until the very end he was both a sweetheart and a real rocker, without compromise.
I am so grateful that I had the chance to let him know how much he meant to me and how much I loved him. Denis did not live to see his last artistic effort released but the rest of us will appreciate it all the more.
Long live Denis D'Amour. Long live Piggy."
Jean-Yves (Blacky) Theriault

In a lame turn of events, the mighty Corrosion Of Conformity will be opening for Disturbed on the first leg of the Jägermeister tour. Sad, isn't it? Dates will be posted when we get 'um.

Electric Wizard have announced U.K. dates for September:

Sept. 1st Paris, France - Le Batofar, w/Rising Dust
Sept. 2nd Arnhem, Holland - The Goudvishal
Sept. 3rd Gent, Belgium - The New Frontline
Sept. 4th Tilburg, Holland - 013
Sept. 5th Strasbourg, France - The Molodoi, w/Partners in Crime

Helmet will be on the road this fall:

Sept. 22nd Providence, RI - Lupo's
Sept. 23rd Boston, MA - Axis
Sept. 25th Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Sept. 26th Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
Sept. 27th New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Sept. 28th New York, NY - CBGB's
Sept. 30th Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
Oct. 1st Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
Oct. 2nd Baltimore, MD - Recher Theater

Les Claypool of Primus fame is hitting the road in the U.S. in October:

Oct. 7th Minneapolis, MN - Quest
Oct. 8th Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Oct. 9th Urbana, IL - Canopy Theatre
Oct. 11th St. Louis, MO - Mississippi Nights
Oct. 12th Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Oct. 14th Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Oct. 15th Providence, RI - Lupo's
Oct. 16th Boston, MA - Roxy
Oct. 17th New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
Oct. 19th Baltimore, MD - Recher Theatre
Oct. 20th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Oct. 21st New York, NY - Nokia Theatre

Wooly Mammoth have announced several East Coast dates:

Aug. 25 Washington, CD - The Black Cat, w/Owls and Crows
Aug. 26 Baltimore, MD - Frazier’s on the Ave, w/We’re All Gonna Die, Nitroseed
Aug. 27 Fredericksburg, VA - The Bourbon Room, w/We’re All Gonna Die, Valkyrie
Sept. 16 TBA, w/The Hidden Hand
Sept. 17 Washington, DC - DC9, w/The Hidden Hand, RPG
Sept. 18 Philadelphia, PA - The Khyber, w/The Hidden Hand, Snake Handlin’ Preachers

Type O Negative are working on songs for a new cd, expect a release in early 2006.

8/24/05 Soilent Green, Nile, Hypocrisy, Raging Speedhorn, Decapitated and With Passion are going out on the "Annihilation of the Wicked" North American tour early next year. Dates are HERE

Additional dates have been added to the Fury Of The Fall tour, (Meshuggah, God Forbid, The Haunted, Mnemic) check them out HERE

Strapping Young Lad will be announcing a U.S. tour in October, as well as a European tour with Meshuggah with Japan and Australia to follow. We'll have the dates up when we get 'um.

Sepultura's Andreas Kisser has announced "Hubris 1 & 2" as the title of his first solo album. Expect a release in early 2006 thru Mascot Records.

Swarm Of The Lotus and Bloodjinn are touring together throughout September:

Sept. 4th New York, NY - Sin-e
Sept. 5th Albany, NY - Westcott Community Center
Sept. 6th Buffalo, NY - Xtreme Wheels
Sept. 7th Pittsburgh, PA - TBA
Sept. 8th Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar
Sept. 9th Chicago, IL - TBA
Sept. 10th Maplewood, MN - The Rock
Sept. 11th Fargo, ND - Billboards on Broadway
Sept. 12th Aberdeen, SD - TBA
Sept. 13th Denver, CO - TBA
Sept. 14th Salt Lake City, UT - Club Boom
Sept. 16th Seattle, WA - The Catwalk
Sept. 17th Portland, OR - Food Hole
Sept. 18th San Francisco, CA - TBA
Sept. 19th Sacramento, CA - TBA
Sept. 20th Corona, CA - TBA
Sept. 21st Hollywood, CA - Knitting Factory
Sept. 22nd Phoenix, AZ - Metal Devastation
Sept. 23rd New Mexico - TBA
Sept. 24th El Paso, TX - TBA
Sept. 25th Dallas, TX - Red Blood Club
Sept. 26th San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Sept. 27th Baton Rouge, LA - The Darkroom
Sept. 28th Savannah, GA - The Jinx
Sept. 29th Marietta, GA - Swayze's Venue
Sept. 30th Augusta, GA - Lokal Loudness Live

We're All Gonna Die have a few dates down south this month along with some Northeast dates this fall:

August 26th Baltimore, MD - Frasiers On The Ave w/ Wooly Mammoth and Nitroseed
August 27th Frederiscksburg, VA - The Bourbon Room w/Wooly Mammoth and Valkyrie
August 28th Long Branch, NJ - The Brighton Bar w/Spiral Madness and Silus
September 3th Quincy, MA - Dee Dee’s, with Fast Actin Fuses
September 17th Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Upstairs, with Superpower
October 8th Allston, MA - O`Brien`s, with The Humanoids, Ichabod, and Beaten Back to Pure (tentative)
October 15th Manchester, NH - The Bomb Shelter, with Medicine4Tim
October 16th Portland, ME - The Free Tavern, as part of the Maine Stonerfest
October 29th Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Upstairs, with Cocked n` Loaded, Motherboar, and The Humanoids

8/21/05 A glimpse of the new Opeth album, "Ghost Reveries" is available on an e-card HERE

Corrosion Of Conformity have added additional dates for the U.K.:

September 25th - Stoke Sugarmill
September 26th - Oxford Zodiac
September 27th - Brighton Concorde 2
September 28th - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
September 29th - Nottingham Rock City
September 30th - Glasgow King Tut's
October 1st - Birmingham Academy 2
October 2nd - Newport TJ's
October 3rd - Liverpool University
October 4th - Manchester University
October 6th - London Islington Academy

A track from the upcoming Melvins tribute, "We Reach: The Music Of The Melivs" has been posted online, check out Isis and Agoraphobic Nosebleed collaborating on a cover of Melvin's track "Boris" HERE

8/16/05 Meshuggah, God Forbid, The Haunted, and Mnemic are heading out on the Fury Of The Fall tour in October:

Oct. 3 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Oct. 4 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Oct. 5 Toronto, ON - Guvernment
Oct. 6 Montreal, QC - Medley
Oct. 7 Poughkeepsie, NY - Chance Theater
Oct. 8 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Oct. 9 Worcester, MA - Palladium
Oct. 10 Hatrford, CT - Webster Theatre
Oct. 11 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Oct. 12 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Oct. 13 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Oct. 14 Detroit, MI - Harpo's
Oct. 15 Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
Oct. 16 Mokena, IL - Pearl Room
Oct. 21 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Oct. 23 Seatle, WA - El Corazon
Oct. 27 Sparks, NV - New Oasis
Oct. 28 Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
Oct. 29 San Francisco, CA - Pound SF
Oct. 30 Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
Oct. 31 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater

Judas Priest and Anthrax will be touring this fall:

Sept. 23 Soaring Eagle Casino - Mt. Pleasant, MI (without Anthrax)
Sept. 24 Post Gazette Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA
Sept. 25 Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
Sept. 27 Assembly Hall - Champaign, IL
Sept. 28 Rockford Metrocenter - Rockford, IL
Sept. 29 Wings Stadium - Kalamazoo, MI
Oct. 1 US Cellular Arena - Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 2 The Mark Of The Quad Cities - Moline, IL
Oct. 9 Borgata Casino & Spa - Atlantic City, Nj
Oct. 11 Mid Hudson Civic Center - Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct. 12 Bell Centre - Montreal, QC
Oct. 14 Corell Centre - Ottawa, ON
Oct. 15 John Labatt Centre - London, ON
Oct. 18 Mts Centre - Winnipeg, MT

Nebula have finished up their new album with producer Daniel Rey. Ecpect a release in early 2006 thru Liquor and Poker.

Scissorfight have wraped up their new album, "Jaggernaut", expect a release in Jan. 2006. The band have announced 2 shows at The Stonechurch in Newmarket, NH on October 28th and 29th, 2005.

8/13/05 Crowbreed (Kirk Windstein of Crowbar fame, Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed, and Derek from Seemless) are camped out at Planet Z studios in western MA recording an album. The band should announce their 'real' name this weekend, no word on when the album might be out.

Opeth will be in the U.K. this fall/winter, dates can be found HERE

The Haunted will be treking across Europe with God Forbid and Manntis this winter, dates are HERE

Black Label Society will be headling a U.S. tour this fall, dates are HERE

8/9/05 High On Fire have announced additional dates with Every Time I Die, The Red Chord, and The Esoteric, check them all out HERE

Devin Townsend will be producing the next GWAR album. An early 2006 release is likely.

8/6/05 Sepultura have entered Trama Studios in São Paulo, Brazil to record a new studio album, "Dante 05". Andre Moraes is producing the album which will be based on 'The Divine Comedy'. Expect a release in early 2006.

Prong will be heading out with Overkill early next year, dates are HERE

Metallica will be opening for The Rolling Stones on 2 dates in San Francisco at SBC Park on November 13th and 15th.

Kataklysm's new album, "In the Arms of Devastation" should be done in a few weeks. The new album release will mark the band's 15th anniversary and will be celebrated with the their first-ever DVD, "The Test of Time". Expect a release early next year.

Clutch dates for September, get 'um HERE

Debris Inc. are going out on the road next month:

8/4/05 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
8/5/05 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
8/6/05 Upper Darby, PA - Speakeasy
8/7/05 Quincy, MA - Dee Dee’s
8/8/05 Brooklyn, NY - Northsix
8/9/05 Baltimore, MD - Sidebar Tavern
8/10/05 Long Branch, NJ - Brighton Bar
8/11/05 Philadelphia, PA - The Khyber
8/12/05 Harrisonburg, VA - Luigi`s
8/13/05 Dayton, OH - Elbo`s

Nebula have lined up 2 shows next month:

8/4/05 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA - X Games
8/28/05 Los Angeles, CA - - Sunset Junction Street Fair

Stinking Lizaveta will hit the road in August:

Aug. 3 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop, w/Keelhaul
Aug. 4 Hamtramck, MI - Painted Lady, w/Ganon
Aug. 5 Lansing, MI - Mac`s Bar, w/Genghis Tron and Ganon
Aug. 6 Peterborough, ON - Farm Fest
Aug. 7 Brooklyn, NY - North Six, w/Gypsy Hands
Aug. 8 Allston, MA - O`Briens
Aug. 9 Baltimore, MD - The Sidebar, w/Debris Inc. and Gypsy Hands
Aug. 10 Philadelphia, PA - Mill Creek Tavern, w/Gypsy Hands

God Forbid's new album, "IV: Constitution of Treason", is set for release on September 20th. Travis Smith will be doing the cover art once again.

8/2/05 Dates for the Persistence European Tour 2005 (Napalm Death, Agnostic Front, Hatebreed, etc) have started to roll in:

Dec. 1 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, GER
Dec. 2 The Astoria - London, UK
Dec. 3 Fun Box Amalie - Essen, GER
Dec. 4 Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, BEL
Dec. 5 Grobe Freiheit - Hamburg, GER
Dec. 6 Lowensaal - Nurnberg, GER
Dec. 7 Wien Arena - Wien, AUT
Dec. 8 LKA - Stuttgart, GER
Dec. 9 Paradiso - Amsterdam, NETH
Dec. 10 Alter Schlachthof - Dresden, GER
Dec. 11 TBA - Berlin, GER

Voivod have signed a new deal with The End records for the U.S. The band plan to enter the studio this fall to record their 11th album, expect a release in early 2006.

Khanate will have a new album out on August 23rd thru Hydra Head called "Capture & Release". Of course a tour will follow:

Sept 4th Los Angeles, CA - Barnsdall Art Park ("Arthur Festival")
Sept. 18th Boston, MA - Great Scott
Sept. 19th Burlington, VT - Higher Ground (w/Wolf Eyes)
Sept. 20th Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
Sept. 21st Ottawa, ON - TBA
Sept. 22nd Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's
Sept. 23rd Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
Sept. 24th Madison, WI - Memorial UnionSun
Sept. 25th Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle WIRE Adventure in Music Festival
Sept. 27th Columbus, OH - TBA (w/Earth)
Sept. 28th Lexington, KY - Mecca Arts Place (w/Earth)
Sept. 29th Nashville, TN - The End
Sept. 30th Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn (w/Wolf Eyes)
Oct. 2nd Charlotte, NC - Milestone
Oct. 4th Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Oct. 5th New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

Pelican are out on the road in the U.S.:

8/3/05 Houston, TX - May Jane's Fat Cat (w/Big Business, Breather Resist)
8/4/05 Austin, TX - Emo's (with Big Business, Breather Resist)
8/5/05 Dallas, TX - Club Clearview (w/Big Business, Breather Resist)
8/6/05 San Antonia, TX - Sanctuary (w/Big Business, Breather Resist)
8/8/05 Phoenix, AZ - Modified Arts (w/Big Business, Red Sparowes)
8/9/05 San Diego, CA - Casbah (w/Big Business, Red Sparowes)
8/10/05 Los Angeles, CA - Knitting Factory (w/Big Business, Red Sparowes)
8/11/05 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill (w/Big Business, Red Sparowes)
8/13/05 Portland, OR - Sabala's Mt Tabor Pub (w/Big Business, Red Sparowes)
8/14/05 Seattle, WA - Neumo's (w/Big Business, Red Sparowes)
8/16/05 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue (w/Red Sparowes)
8/17/05 Denver, CO - Rock Island (w/Red Sparowes)
8/18/05 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck (w/Breather Resist, Red Sparowes)
8/19/05 St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawly (w/Breather Resist, Red Sparowes)
8/20/05 Chicago, IL - Metro (w/Breather Resist, Red Sparowes

7/28/05 God Among Insects plan to head into the studio with producer Tommy Tägtgren on August 19th to record their 2nd album. Expect a release in early 2006.

More High On Fire dates, check 'um out HERE

A video for Clutch's "Burning Beard" (off "Robot Hive/Exodus") can be found HERE

Motorhead, and Shadows Fall, among artists, have donated rare and autographed items to be auctioned to save the legendary CBGB nightclub in New York City. CBGB's has been having problems obtaining a new lease, (despite being around for 31 years) is still working to achieve an agreement with their landlord, The Bowery Resident's Committee. The club needs to secure a new lease by August 31, 2005 and are planning a month of benefits to help generate support and momentum for a renewed lease. Check out www.savecbgb.org for more info.

7/26/05 A Melvins tribute album, "We Reach: The Music of the Melvins" will be out on August 23rd thru Fractured Transmitter. Here's the tracklisting:

Mare - "Nightgoat"
The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Honey Bucket"
Mastodon - "The Bit"
Strapping Young Lad - "Zodiac"
Pig Destroyer - "Claude"
High On Fire/Keelhaul - "Oven"
Meatjack - "Shevil"
Strapadon Factory - "Joan of Arc"
Isis/Agoraphobic Nosebleed - "Boris"
Abesntee - "Revolve"
Eyehategod - "Easy as It Was"
Dog Fashon Disco - "Anaconda"
Disengage - "Raise a Paw"
Blessing The Hogs - "Hogleg"
Cky/Gnarkill - "Laughing With Lucifer At Satan’s Sideshow"
Maritime Murder - "Copache"
Made Out Of Babies - "Bar X and The Rocking M"
Pincer 2 - "Echohead/Don’t Piece Me"

Soilent Green have finished shooting a video for "Leaves of Three", off their new album "Confrontation". Directed Chad Rullman, the video will feature Soilent Green in a stripped down jam-room setting.

An art auction will be held on July 24th at the Fly Trap (1929 E 7th Ave) in Ybor City, Florida to benefit the family of Thomas Laskas, one of the men who was stabbed to death at a Corrosion Of Conformity show on June 23rd. Tommy's paintings will be featured along with those of about 12 other artists. The exhibit opens at 5:00 pm, and the auction will take place at 8:00 pm. There will be music, food, and beverages. Contact [email protected] for more info.

The Devin Townsend Band will be heading into the studio next month to record a new album, already dubbed "Synchestra". Expect a release in early 2006.

Sepultura's Andreas Kisser is in A Voz do Brasil studio in São Paulo, Brazil recording his first solo album. The album is tentatively due in early 2006 thru Holland's Mascot Records.

Cable have broken up. The band's final release will be a EP/DVD, "Last Call" which will feature Cable's last live show, and a new track. Cable`s Randy Larsen and Chris Fishkelta have started a new project...more info when we get it.

The DualDisc soundtrack to the Tom Clancy "Rainbow Six Lockdown" game has been produced by 3volution Productions (Fear Factory drummer Raymond Herrera's production company). The soundtrack will of course feature 2 track from Fear Factory, along with Strapping Young Lad, Soilwork, and others.

A new S.O.D. DVD entitled, "20 Years of Dysfunction" will be released by Megaforce Records on July 26th, 2005. The DVD will freature alot of bootleg footage shot by fans, and will include the classic "Pussywhipped" as a bonus CD and extensive liner notes celebrating 20 years of the band.

7/23/05 Clutch have added additional shows, (try to be surprised) with Dixie Witch and William Elliot Whitmore, check all the dates out HERE

Opeth will be heading out with Extol in Europe this September, dates are HERE

High On Fire will be heading out with Every Time I Die...for some reason...dates so far are HERE

Prong have recently parted ways with drummer Dan Laudo, a replacement is expected to be announced soon. In the meantime, the band have a new demo track posted online at their My Space site.

Napalm Death, Agnostic Front, Bleed The Sky and A Perfect Murder will be touring Europe in November, dates are HERE

Ramesses have just released a new "album", The Tomb, containing three songs, "The Tomb", "Cult of Cyclops", and "Omniversal Horror". Of course this new offering was recorded by none other than Billy Anderson. The cd version incudes a bonus track, "Unholy Outburst #3", and the 12" picture disk version features 5 tracks, a poster, and is limited to 666 copies. Check out Ramesses website to get a copy.

Debris Inc. (featuring Dave Chandler and Ron Holzner) have lined up a few U.S dates next month:

Aug. 4 Subterranean - Chicago IL
Aug. 5 Grog Shop - Cleveland OH
Aug. 6 Speakeasy - Upper Darby PA
Aug. 7 Dee Dee's - Quincy MA
Aug. 8 Northsix - Brooklyn NY
Aug. 9 TBA - Long Branch NJ
Aug. 10 TBA - Baltimore MD
Aug. 11 The Khyber - Philadelphia PA
Aug. 12 TBA
Aug. 13 Elbo's - Dayton OH

Primus, (the lineup of Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, and Tim "Herb" Alexander) are expected to enter the studio later this year to record a new album.

Ministry will be touring with Revolting Cocks and Spyder Baby in May, 2006...dates when we get 'um.

Totimoshi will be on the road next month:

8/12/05 Ft. Collins, CO Surfside 7
8/13/05 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
8/14/05 TBA
8/15/05 Lawrence, KS Replay Lounge
8/16/05 TBA
8/17/05 Lincoln, NE Duffy's Tavern
8/18/05 Des Moines, IA Hairy Mary's
8/19/05 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy's City Club
8/20/05 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
8/21/05 Milwaukee, WI Linnemans
8/22/05 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
8/23/05 Louisville, KY TBA
8/24/05 Lexington, KY Southgate House
8/25/05 Indianapolis, IN TBA
8/26/05 Lansing, MI Mac's w/Easy Action
8/27/05 Detroit, MI The Belmont w/Easy Action
8/30/05 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
8/31/05 Providence, RI AS220
9/1/05 New York, NY Mercury Lounge

Place of Skulls will be entering the studio next month with producers Travis Wyrick and Mike Dearing to begin recording a new full-length album. A release is tentatively for early 2006 thru Exile On Mainstream Records.

7/18/05 Kataklysm are almost done tracking drums for their new album, "In the Arms of Devastation", which features the return of original drummer Max Duhamel. Expect a release sometime next year, with a DVD, "The Test of Time".

Corrosion of Conformity have announced additional dates on their upcoming U.K. run, check them all out HERE

Ramesses have a new album out, entitled "The Tomb", and a few U.K dates as well:

August 22nd Manchester, England - Satans Hollow, w/Debris, Inc.
August 23rd Sheffield, England - Corporation, w/Debris, Inc.
September 4th London, England - Underworld, w/Om, The Heads

Bongzilla are almost done with their next album, "Amerijuanican", which will feature Dixie Dave on bass. A tentative release is scheduled for September 27th.

The In Flames 2-DVD boxset, "Used & Abused...In Live We Trust" has been bumped back to a September 20th release in North America.

7/13/05 Slipknot will release a live album sometime in October, followed by a month long U.S. run. More details to follow...

Nashville Pussy have signed with Steamhammer/SPV Records for their next album, "Get Some", which is due out on September 26th.

7/12/05 Milwaukee Metalfest XIX is set to take place on July 29th-30th at the Modjeska Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bands include: Malevolent Creation, Origin, Animosity, Nihilist, and Storm Within.

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are are planning a joint North American tour this fall in support of their respective solo releases. No dates have been conformed as of yet.

Strapping Young Lad have had to cancel 2 headlining dates, July 24 Domino Room - Bend, OR and August 1 Lo-Fi Café - Salt Lake City, UT due to a booking glitch with Fear Factory. Since bassist Byron Stroud couldn't be cloned, SYL will have a substitute bass player after July 14th, Jon Miller from Devildriver.

The classic line-up of Anthrax will be playing the last five dates on the Gigantour in place of Dream Theater.

Sept. 6 Edmonton, AB - TBA
Sept. 8 Calgary, AB - TBA
Sept. 9 Vancouver, BC - TBA
Sept. 10 Seattle, WA - TBA
Sept. 11 Portland, OR - TBA

Soilent Green have added dates to their upcoming U.S. tour, check them all out HERE

7/8/05 Corrosion of Conformity will be heading to England in September:

Sept. 26 Oxford - Zodiac
Sept. 28 Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
Oct. 3 Liverpool - Academy 2

Detones will be issuing an album of B-sides and rarity songs, with a DVD to be included. Expect a release sometime in September. Check their Myspace site for uploaded tracks.

Clutch have announced two dates with Dixie Witch and William Elliot Whitmore:

August 3rd Edgerton, WI - Big E's
August 6th West Chester, PA - Rex's

The Haunted have announced several Ozzfest off-dates:

July 16th Montreal, QC - The Medly
July 18th S. Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
July 20th Syracuse, NY - Club Tundra
July 22nd Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's
July 25th State College, PA - The Crowbar
July 29th Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
August 1st Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
August 3rd Huntington, WV - Hyamp
August 5th Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
August 8th Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
August 9th Ft. Collins, CO - The Starlight
August 12th Bend, OR - The Domino Room at Midtown
August 17th Flaggstaff, AZ - Lo-Fi Cafe
August 19th San Diego, CA - Soma (
August 21st Henderson, NV - The Roadhouse Casino
August 22nd Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
September 1st N. Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues

A live video of Crowbar playing "The Lasting Dose" is available HERE

7/4/05 Entombed are busy writing their next album, no title yet, but songtitles will include "The Fiery Father", "I Need Hell", "Radarslave", and "Burn The Flag".

Trouble have reunited and are in the studio working on a new album for Century Media. The band hope to release the album within the year.

6/30/05 A video for "Shed", off Meshuggah's new album "Catch 33" has been posted at this location. "Shed" is one of 13 parts of a single 47 minute-long track on the album.

A new Opeth track, "The Grand Conjuration", has been posted online HERE

The Project Hate will unleash their new album, "Armageddon March Eternal (Symphonies of Slit Wrists)" on October 5th thru Threeman Recordings. A new track, "At the Entrance to Hell's Unholy Fire", is posted HERE

Nasum have recorded 3 shows in Japan that may surface in some form as a live split with Napalm Death thru FETO.

6/28/05 Morbid Angel guitarist Tony Norman was finally found yesterday, although no details have been given about why he was missing. The band did a festival in Portugal without the missing guitarist last weekend.

6/27/05 Four people were stabbed at a Corrosion Of Conformity show in Tampa, FL on Thursday (6/24/05). While details of the incident are still sketchy, one person has lost their life, and 2 more are still fighting for theirs. Eyewitness accounts and other info can be found on our Message Board. The band have posted several statements about the incident on their offical website, including: some strong and wise words from Pepper and Mike:

"People are fighting for their lives right now due to last night's events. We need everyone to focus their positive energies towards these individuals to help them, and everybody affected, pull through this tragedy.
This is not what it's supposed to be about."
Respectfully,
Pepper

"This tragedy is possible anywhere people gather and especially where alcohol is involved. It also is a possibility wherever nihilism sets in, as I'm afraid it has in the world of heavy metal, where we find ourselves categorized, for better, or more likely for worse. I'm not trying to espouse any lofty ideals or spirituality but could we at least aim as high as everyone coming together however briefly, to have a good time without hurting anyone?"
mike d.

The Melvins have parted ways with bassist Kevin Rutmanis. No reason has been given for the split, and no offical replacement has been announced. The band are currently in the middle of a European festival tour and have David Scott Stone (Unwound, Slug, The Get Hustle) filling in for them on bass in the meantime.

Boston's own Lamont have decided to reform, after breaking up a few months ago. The band plan to release an EP in September thru Underdogma.

Morbid Angel guitarist Tony Norman is supposedly "missing", according to bandmates, friends, and familly who haven't heard from him in over a month. While this information isn't on the band's offical website for some reason, the story is persisting. We've contacted the band's management to verify any of this information and are awaiting a response.

Cattle Decapitation have announced several west coast dates:

July 14th San Diego, CA - Epicenter (w/Some Girls, Spacehorse)
July 15th Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction (w/Some Girls, Spacehorse, Nuns With Guns)
July 17th Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour (w/Some Girls, Spacehorse)
September 1st Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction (w/The Locust, Year Future, Look Back And Laugh)
September 2nd Berkeley, CA - Gilman (w/The Locust, Year Future, Look Back And Laugh)
October 8th San Diego, CA - Soma (w/Suffocation, Despised Icon, Aborted)
October 10th Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse (w/Suffocation, Despised Icon, Aborted)
October 11th Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues (w/Suffocation, Despised Icon, Aborted)
November 20th Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues (w/Vader, Decapitated, Dew-Scented)

Kylesa are looking for a new drummer, check out kylesa.com for more details.

Megadeth's upcoming DVD, "Arsenal Of Megadeth" has been pushed back to an October 4th release.

Megaforce Records will re-release Vio-Lence's Eternal Nightmare as a 2CD package on June 28, 2005. The re-issue will include a bonus disc, "Live at Slim's" which was recorded in San Francisco.

6/23/05 Additional dates for the impending Napalm Death, Obituary, Dead To Fall U.S. tour in September have been released, and can be found HERE

Nine Inch Nails will be heading out with Queens Of The Stone Age in September/October, dates can be found HERE

Southern Lord Records will be releasing a new Lair Of The Minataur 7" and a limited CD-EP this fall, with a new full length album soon to follow.

A new Danzig DVD, entitled "Il Demonio Nera" will be released on July 12th. The DVD will feature a collection of videos, outtakes, alternate versions and previously unreleased material from Danzig 4 (2000)and Danzig 5 (2002) projects.

Hypocrisy are lining up their new album for a September 5th release thru Nuclear Blast, no title yet.

6/20/05 High On Fire have added yet more dates to their tour schedule, check them all out HERE

Red Sparowes have a few dates lined up:

6/20 Sacramento, CA - On The Y, with Made Out Of Babies, Times of Desperation
6/21 San Francisco, CA - Amoeba Music (6 pm sharp)
6/22 San Francisco, CA - The Great American Music Hall, with Neurosis, Grails, Made Out of Babies

Mastodon are also adding a seemingly never-ending string of dates, they can be found HERE

Ascension of The Watchers, a side project featuring Fear Factory's Burton C. Bell and John Bechdel (Killing Joke, False Icons) will release their first EP, "Iconoclast", on June 28th. The Ep will feature 5 tracks, "Evading", "Residual Presence", "On The River", "Moonshine", and "Quintessence" and will be available exclusively through www.ascensionofthewatchers.com The EP will be available as a 12" full color gatefold LP, (limited edition pressing of 500) and as an enhanced cd, (limited pressing of 1000.

6/17/05 Crowbar will film the second video off their latest album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", in Miami, Florida on June 21st. "Slave No More" is the track, and will once again the video will be directed by John-Martin Vogel. Additional footage will be shot at the Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale shows. The video should be done next month.

Om, (featuring former members of Sleep) have announced 2 UK dates this fall:

Sept. 3rd Bristol, UK - The Thekla, with The Heads
Sept. 4th London, UK - Camden Underground, with The Heads, Ramesses

The Hidden Hand are recording 4 new tracks for an EP. There may be a DVD involved also...a fall release thru Southern Lord is expected.

The Mighty Nimbus are writing material for their next album,which should be out later this summer. The band are working on several live shows for the fall and are planning their first tour of Europe for early 2006.

6/13/05 Machine Head's upcoming DVD, "Elegies" will be out on August 15th in Europe, August 16th in North America. The DVD features a show recorded at Brixton Academy in December of 2004. Every 3 or 4 songs the live footage will be spliced with other footage showing the making of the "Through the Ashes of Empires" album, viedos, and tour footage.

Some video footage of a recent Fear Factory rehersal (featuring a new tune with a really sick riff) has been posted online at this location. Fear Factory's new album, "Transgression", will be out on August 23rd thru Trillion Records.

Obituary's upcoming album, "Frozen In Time" is due out on July 18th, (Europe) and July 19th in North America thru Roadrunner Records. Obituary will be touring the U.S. with Napalm Death and Dead To Fall in September, dates so far are:

Sept. 1 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sept. 2 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Sept. 6 New York, NY - B.B. King's

Former Vision Of Disorder drummer Brendon Cohen and former V.O.D. bassist Mike Fleischmann are in a new project called Karnov. Check them out at music.myspace.com/karnov

Kataklysm plan to enter the studio on July 10th to record a new album. Expect "In the Arms of Devastation" sometime in February of 2006. Kataklysm will be on the road this summer with Graveworm and Eminence:

June 25 Metal Camp - Tolmin, SLO
June 26 Metropolis/Kultfabrik - Munchen, GER
June 27 End Station - Wintertur, SWI
June 28 Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, GER
June 29 Schwimmbad - Heidelberg, GER
June 30 Markthalle - Hamburg, GER
July 1 Underground - Cologne, GER
July 2 With Full Force Fest - Roitzschjora, Lobnitz, GER (Kataklyam only)
July 3 The Garage - London, UK (Kataklyam only)
July 4 Barfly - Glasgow, SCO (Kataklyam only)
July 22 Extreme Distortion Festival - Laval, QC (Kataklyam only)

God Forbid are working on their new album, "IV: Constitution of Treason" with producer Jason Suecoff. Expect a release on September 20th. The band don't plan to do a full tour until August or September, but they have a few dates lined up next month:

July 1 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
July 2 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
July 3 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
July 4 Des Moines, IA - Sleepy Hollow Sports Park - Iowa Metal Fest
July 8 Latham, NY - Saratoga Winners
July 17 Sayreville, NJ - The Starland Ballroom

6/9/05 Connecticut's doom-sludge messengers, Cable have decided to pack it in. "This is an amicable decision between all the guys and certainly Has not ended on bad terms. It's just that time. I'm sure at one point or another you will see us playing again together in a new project.
I would like to sincerely thank all of our comrades, labels, distributors, and critics that have helped us over the years and most of all, our fans all over the world. Thanks for all of your support through some tough years. A special thanks to our label, Translation Loss, the greatest bunch ever!
We will keep our website open until at least the end of the year and we will be selling t-shirts & cd's at "fire sale" prices, so check it out..www.cabletheband.com
Once again, thanks..It's been fun."

Pelican will be hitting the road next month with Big Business in support of their upcoming new full-length album, "The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw" which is set for release thru Hydra Head on August 23, 2005. Dates so far are:

7/24 Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Middle East (w/Panthers, Kayo Dot)
7/25 Providence, Rhode Island - Living Room
7/26 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - North Star
7/27 New York City, New York - Knitting Factory
7/28 Baltimore, Maryland - Ottobar
8/3 Houston, Texas - Mary Jane`s Fat Cat, (w/Breather Resist, Defend The Ghetto)
8/4 Austin, Texas - Emo`s
8/5 Dallas, Texas - Club Clearview
8/10 Los Angeles, California - Knitting Factory
8/11 San Francisco, California - Bottom Of The Hill
8/17 Denver, Colorado - Rock Island

Dixie Witch have completed their third full length album, "Smoke & Mirrors". The album was recorded with Joel Hamilton at the helm at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY. Expect a release this fall thru Small Stone.

Khanate’s new album, "Capture & Release", is finally finished. The album is two tracks, 43 minutes. Expect a release on August 30th, 2005 for both the digipak CD and 12" on Hydra Head Records. Trust No One Records will be issuing a limited edition 12" picture disk also.

The upcoming Masters Of Brutatlity Tour in the U.S. (featuring Six Feet Under as headliners) has been postponed and will likely be rescheduled for this fall. Six Feet Under are working on several studio projects which are apparently conflicting with the tour schedule.

6/6/05 The last three stops of Eyehategod's current "Preaching the End-Time Message" tour have been cancelled due to logistical reasons. The band apologizes to the promoters and fans that were looking forward to seeing EHG in Birmingham, Hickory and Johnson City. The affected dates are:

Thursday, June 16th The Nick - Birmingham, AL
Friday, June 17th The Wizard Saloon - Hickory, NC
Saturday, June 18th Rafters - Johnson City, TN

Anthrax will release a new live CD/DVD featuring recordings made at the band's June 3rd performance at The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. The DVD will also include documentary and behind-the-scenes-style footage covering the reunion of the band's classic lineup of Joey Belladonna (vocals), Dan Spitz (guitar), Frank Bello (bass), Scott Ian (guitar) and Charlie Benante (drums). Expect a release on September 27th.

A collection of Clutch rarities and new recordings, entitled "Pitchfork & Lost Needles", is scheduled for release on July 12 thru Megaforce Records. The tracklisting can be found down on the left somewhere.

Devin Townsend has been working away on the new Devin Townsend Band album during his 2 week "break" from touring with Strapping Young Lad. The new album has been dubbed 'Synchestra' and will hopefully be recorded late this summer/early fall.

Motorhead's upcoming 30th anniversary DVD, "Stage Fright", has pushed back to a July 18th release (via SPV Records) from the previously announced July 4. The two-disc set will feature the band's December 7, 2004 concert in Düsseldorf, Germany on one disc and a documentary on the second disc.

2 new Biohazard tracks, "Kings Never Die" and "Don't Stand Alone", have been posted online at StereoKiller.com. The tracks come off the band's upcoming album, "Means to an End", due in Europe on August 29th and North America on August 30th thru SPV Records.

6/3/05 Opeth have named their upcoming album "Ghost Reveries", expect a release late this summer thru Roadrunner.

The Project Hate are done with their new album, "Armageddon March Eternal (Symphonies of Slit Wrists)". An mp3 of the new track "At the Entrance to Hell's Unholy Fire", is available HERE. Expect a release in October thru Threeman/Candlelight.

The Dillinger Escape Plan have canceled part of their upcoming tour due to various band injuries. Guitarist Brian Benoit is resting his shoulder while Ben Weinman is recovering from an automobile accident. The band will attempt to resume tour plans at the Fields of Rock festival in Holland on June 18th.

A Ministry anthology is being compiled under the title of "Rantology". The collection will feature a new track, "The Great Satan", and several remixes. A release should come later this year.

Fayetteville, Arkansas' Deadbird (featuring Chuck from Rwake) had their van - including all their equipment - stolen at the Emissions from the Monolith Festival last week. Check out this site for more info. A PayPal account has been set up for those who wish to make a donation. Up until June 11, 2005, all donations will be matched. Additionally, TubeVision will send any donation of $25 or higher a DVD-R copy of the band’s Thursday night Emissions 2005 performance. Upcoming Deadbird dates:

6/10/05 Lil' Joes - Shreveport, LA (w/IO)
6/11/05 Dixie Taverne - New Orleans, LA (w/A Hunger Artist)
6/12/05 Buccaneer - Memphis, TN (w/Filthy Diablo, Damn Your Eyes)
6/14/05 Swayze's - Atlanta, GA (w/Withered)
6/15/05 413 W. Walnut - Johnson City, TN (w/Aorta Journal)
6/16/05 Monkey Bar - Huntington, WV (w/Byzantine)
6/17/05 Hollywood Grill - Richmond, VA (w/Monarch, The Sword)
6/18/05 Knitting Factory - New York, NY (w/Gollum, Beaten Back To Pure)
6/24/05 Dee Dee's - Quincy, MA (w/Hellblock 6, Defcon 4)
6/28/05 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA (w/Serious Grind)
6/30/05 Nyabinghi - Youngstown, OH
7/2/05 The Note - Chicago, IL (w/ Rue, Darkfog)
7/4/05 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR (w/ Baroness)

Kirk Windstein from Crowbar/Down fame and Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta have been working on an album together. So far the pair have 6 tunes and a MySpace page. The project, dubbed Crowbreed, will have an offical site at www.crowbreed.com in the near future.

6/1/05 Anthrax, (the classic lineup of Joey Belladonna, Dan Spitz, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, and Charlie Benante) have announced more European dates, check them out HERE

The Hell On Earth 2005 tour will be hitting Europe in September. As I Lay Dying, Heaven Shall Burn, Evergreen Terrace, Agents Of Man, End Of Days, and Neaera are on the bill so far. Dates are:

Sept. 23 Bochum, GER - Matrix
Sept. 25 Linköping, SWE - Deadfest
Sept. 26 Aarhus, DEN - Train
Sept. 27 Hamburg, GER - Markthalle
Sept. 28 Ludwigsburg, GER - Rockfabrik
Sept. 29 Wien, AUT - Arena
Sept. 30 Schweinfurt, GER - Alter Stattbahnhof
Oct. 1 Erfurt, GER - Centrum
Oct. 2 Dresden, GER - Reithalle
Oct. 5 Manchester, UK - Music Box
Oct. 6 Newport, UK - TJ's
Oct. 7 Yeovil, UK - Flicks
Oct. 8 London, UK - Mean Fiddler
Oct. 9 Hasselt, BEL - Muziek-O-Drom
Oct. 13 Reggio Emilia, ITA - Transilvania Club
Oct. 14 München, GER - Backstage
Oct. 15 Berlin, GER - SO 36
Oct. 16 Frankfurt, GER - Antagonhalle

Cryptopsy are at Studio Vortex in Saint-Constant, Quebec, working on drum tracks for a new album with Sebastien Marsan at the board.

Iron Maiden will be recording several shows this summer for an upcoming DVD, we'll more details as they become available.

Red Sparowes west coast dates this month:

June 15th San Diego CA - The Casbah
June 16th Los Angeles CA - The Knitting Factory
June 17th Santa Barbara CA - Hard To Find Showspace
June 18th Santa Cruz CA - TBA
June 20th Sacramento CA - TBA (w/Made Out Of Babies)
June 21st San Francisco CA - Amoeba Music
June 22nd San Francisco CA - The Great American Music Hall (w/Neurosis, Grails)

Strapping Young Lad dates this month in Europe:

June 4th Bergum, NET - Waldrock
June 5th London, UK - Astoria (w/Beecher)
June 6th Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms (w/Beecher)
June 7th Paris, FRA - Bataclan
June 8th Essen, GER - Zeche Carl (w/End Of Days)
June 9th Munster/Darmstadt, GER - Live Arena (W/Cephalic Carnage, End Of Days)
June 10th Pratteln, SWI - Z7
June 11th Bologna, ITA - Gods Of Metal

An upcoming Melvins tribute album, "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins" will feature Mastodon, High On Fire, Eyehategod, Strapping Young Lad, Pig Destroyer, and many more. Expect a release on August 23rd thru Fractured Transmitter Records.

5/26/05 Pelican's upcoming album "The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw" will hit stores on August 23rd thru Hydra Head. Pelican will probably be hitting the road with Big Business for a month-long U.S. tour begining in late July.

Witchcraft are set to release their new album, "Firewood" on July 26th thru Candlelight Records. The band are expected to play material from their new album at this weekend`s Emissions from the Monolith festival.

Opeth, along with Obituary and High On Fire, are confirmed for Bergen/Norway's Hole in the sky festival (August 24th-27th) soon. The band are currently working away on a new album they hope to complete by June 1st. Song titles so far include "Ghost of Perdition", "The Baying of the Hounds", "Isolation Years" and "Harlequin Forest".

The Gigantour, (Megadeth, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan, Nevermore, etc.) has had a few schedule changes and additions, for the latest dates, go HERE.

Queens Of The Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails will be doing a North American arena tour this fall, dates when we get 'um.

5/23/05 Opeth have signed with Roadrunner Records to release their 8th album which should be out sometime in August. Opeth have also been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany.

The video for High On Fire's "Devilution" is available online at this location.

Corrosion Of Conformity have announced a West Coast run in July with Fu Manchu and Danko Jones, check out all the C.O.C. dates HERE

Neurosis will be playing The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on June 22, 2005, with Red Sparowes, Grails, and Made Out of Babies. The only other date Neurosis have lined up at the moment is Sat. 6/25 Le Mans, France - Fury Festival.

Meshuggah have re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's latest, "Catch 33" will be released on May 31st.

Clementine, a founding member and drummer for NY's stoner sludge girls Bottom, has left the band after 9 years, no word on why yet...

5/20/05 Mastodon Ozzfest off-dates can now be found HERE.

A preview of Clutch's new album, "Robot Hive/Exodus" (which is due out June 21st) can be heard HERE

Kataklysm will be entering the studio on July 10th to record a new album, "In the Arms of Devastation". The band are inviting their fans around the world to design the cover art for their new album. The winner will see his/her creation used as the cover of the group's next album as well as on all accompanying merchandise items, where it will be fully credited. The band encourages everyone that has artistic skill and has an original vision to submit their work by e-mail at [email protected] The deadline for all submissions is August 1st.

Machine Head have been confirmed as the "surprise act" for the Wacken Open Air festival, August 4-6 in Wacken, Germany. For festival info, check our Festival Listings

Place Of Skulls are back together, working on a new album for Exile On Mainstream Records. Expect a release in early 2006, with a European tour as well.

Valume Nob are to set to record their full-length debut, "Residue and Bones" with Warren Riker at American studios in Los Angeles next month. Expect a release before the end of the year.

A streaming audio sample of a brand-new Venom demo, "Antichrist", is available on the band's official website

Guitarist Daniel Mongrain has left Cryptopsy due to "professional" reasons and to focus full-time on his other band Martyr. Martyr plan to record their 3rd album this summer with a release before the end of the year thru Galy Records.

Downset have booked a few dates in the northeast U.S.:

May 19th Farmingdale, NY - The Crazy Donkey
May 20th Portland, ME - The Asylum
May 21st Attleboro, MA - Jarrods
May 22nd Springfield, MA - The Hippodrome

Relapse's annual "Contaminated" label compilation will be titled "Contaminated 7" this year, it'll be out on May 24th and will feature tracks from Mastodon, High On Fire, Soilent Green, Zeke, Origin, Pig Destroyer, Nile, and many more.

5/18/05 Additional Corrosion Of Conformity/Crowbar dates have been added, check them out HERE

Dates have been released for the Gigantour, (Megadeth, Fear Factory, etc)...they can be found HERE

High On Fire have lined up more dates in the U.S. on the West Coast, and Europe, check them all out HERE

Ramesses and Unearthly Trance will be touring the U.K.:

May 19th, 2005 Star and Garter - Manchester, UK
May 20th, 2005 Hare and Hounds - Birmingham, UK
May 22nd, 2005 Underworld - London, UK
May 23rd, 2005 Thekla - Bristol, UK
May 24th, 2005 Arts Centre - Colchester, UK
May 25th, 2005 Vera - Groningen, NL
May 26th, 2005 Baroeg - Rotterdam, NL
May 28th, 2005 Oud Liefken - Zomergem, BE
May 29th, 2005 Lintfabriek - Kontich, BE

Lair Of The Minotaur's new video for "The Wolf" has been posted online at this location.

Solace have a mini-tour lined up this month:

5/20/05 The Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ with Stinking Lizavetta, Sea Creature, and Deep Six
5/21/05 The Pirates Den - Gloucester, NJ, with Coffin Dodgers and Spur
5/22/05 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh PA, with Pitch Black Silence
5/23/05 Hi-Fi Club - Cleveland, OH, with Debris Inc., PB Army, and Abdullah
5/24/05 The Note - Chicago, IL Pre-Emissions Fest, with Test Site, Dove, and Ocean
5/25/05 Smalls - Detroit, MI, with PB Army and Diegrinder
5/26/05 The Underground - Toledo Ohio, with Raging Slab and PB Army
5/29/05 Emissions from the Monolith - Youngstown, Ohio
6/10/05 The Knitting Factory - New York, NY, with Cable, Negative Reaction, and Rue

Soulfly's new album, "Dark Ages" is due on September 13 via Roadrunner Records.

Bolt Thrower are in Andy Faulkner's Sable Rose studios recording their eighth, as-yet-untitled album with original vocalist Karl Willetts. Expect a release thru Metal Blade Records in October/November.

5/16/05 High On Fire are planing a DVD release and are looking for good-quality videos of shows from any live show/any tour that fans have taped. Send a copy of your prized High On Fire boot video to the following address along with your name, and contact info, and if it ends up being used the band will hook you up with a free copy of the DVD and some other cool swag.

High on Fire
c/o Leafy Green
150 Santa Marina
San Francisco, CA 94110
USA

Mastodon have been writing material for their 3rd full length album, which will be released jointly between Relapse and Warner Bros.

A DVD of the upcoming "Gigantour", (Megadeth, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) is being planned. The project will be directed by Michael Sarna (Megadeth).

Josh Homme, (of Queens Of The Stone Age fame) is said to have recorded a cover of Queens's "Stone Cold Crazy" with Alain Johannes and Natasha Shneider (Eleven/QOTSA). The track is expected to appear on a forthcoming Queen tribute album being released by Hollywood Records.

5/11/05 Additional dates have been added to the Corrosion Of Conformity/Crowbar/Alabama Thunderpussy/Weedeater lineup, all dates are HERE

A handfull of additional dates out west have been announced for Machine Head's run with DevilDriver, all dates are HERE

Soilent Green have extended their run with Into The Moat, A Perfect Murder, Devilinside and Watch Them Die, dates are HERE

Valume Nob will be touring the U.K. with The Inbreds and Axis Of Evil, dates should be announced soon...

The Project Hate are halfway through the mixing process for their new album with producer Dan Swanö at a studio in Örebro, Sweden. With any luck, they'll be done with it next week. The album will feature a guest appearance by Evergrey's Michael Håkansson.

5/9/05 Ramesses will be plundering through parts of Europe with Unearthly Trance this month:

May 19 UK Manchester - Star and Garter
May 20 UK Birmingham - Medicine Bar
May 22 UK London - Underworld
May 24 UK Colchester - Arts Centre
May 25 NL Groningen - Club Vera
May 26 NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
May 28 BE Zomergem - Toudliefken
May 29 BE Kontich - Lintfabriek

Relapse Records will release a "Festival Edition" of Mastodon's latest, "Leviathan" in Europe on June 27th. No word on a North American release.

Candiria's video for "Remove Yourself" has been posted online over at Earache

Roadrunner Records plan to re-release Sepultura's transitional "Roots" album, and Fear Factory's classic "Demanufacture", (with "Remanufacture" included on the 2nd disk) as 2-disc digipaks with bonus tracks and whatnot on June 7th.

A new Obituary track, "Insane" is available for download at Roadrun.com

Red Sparowes will be releasing a 12" split with Gregor Samsa in sometime in June thru Robotic Empire.

In Flames will release a live box set containing 2 CDs and 2 DVDs entitled "Used and Abused... In Live We Trust". The set should be out on June 20th thru Nuclear Blast.

5/5/05 Debris Inc. have been forced to postponed their East Coast tour dates between Lansing, MI (May 22) and Emissions in Youngstown, OH (May 29). The band write on their website: "We hope that gas prices go down and that our U.S. label, Candelight, gives us a little support next time...". The band plan to return to the East Coast in the fall.

Fear Factory will enter the studio today with producer Toby Wright (Alice In Chains) to record their new album, "Transgression". The album will hopefully be released on August 23rd thru Trillion Records, (Liquid 8's new imprint). Fear Factory will be heading out on the Gigantour with Megadeth in August, the first a dates are:

Aug. 23 Wantagh, NY - Tommy Hilfiger At Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 24 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

Per Wiberg, (Spiritual Beggars) has offically and permanently joined Opeth on keyboards (he's still in Spiritual Beggars also). Opeth are currently banging out 9 new tracks at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden. The band have signed with a new label, but aren't saying which one yet. Expect European dates to be announced soon, with an album release this August/September.

If you liked the Nihilist cd that just came out, then check this out, a limited-edition box set of pre-Entombed recordings is tentatively scheduled for release this fall/winter via Threeman Recordings. According to the label, "This box will not only be a limited luxurious lookin' motha, it will also have all kinds of rare Nihilist recordings on it and even some pre-Nihilist stuff such as Brainwarp and more!"

Testament reunion shows in Europe:

May 6 Eindhoven, NETH - De Effenaar
May 7 Hellendorn, NETH - Dynamo
May 8 London, UK - Koko
May 9 Paris, FRA - La Locomotive
May 10 Esch, LUX - Alsette
May 11 Milan, ITA - Rolling Stone
May 12 Innsbrook, AUT - Hafen
May 13 Lichtenfels, GER - Stadthalle
May 14 Dieburg, GER - Live Arena
May 15 Gavere, BEL - Racing
June 3-4 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
June 5 Allentown, PA - Louder-Harder-Faster Fest

The Deftones are planning to drop their new album sometime in October thru Maverick.

Lair of the Minotaur are touring the U.S. in May:

5/7 Madison, WI - The Warehouse, w/Tower of Babel and Breath Weapon
5/18 Columbus, OH - High Five, w/Mouth of the Architect
5/19 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place, w/Arson Ember
5/20 Boston, MA - O’Brien’s Pub, w/Watchmaker
5/21 New York, NY - Lit Lounge, w/Wetnurse
5/22 Rochester, NY - Bug Jar, w/Warblade and Arson Ember
5/23 Detroit, MI - Smalls, w/Dove, Amplified Heat, and the Christpunchers
5/24 Lansing, MI - Macs Bar w/Churchill Downs
5/25 Indianapolis, IN - Melody Inn, w/Dove
5/26 Nashville, TN - The Boro, w/Dove
5/27 Philadelphia, PA - The Khyber, w/Unsane, Blackfire Revelation
5/28 Youngstown, OH - Emissions from the Monolith 7
6/3 Chicago, IL - The Note, w/Plague Bringer, Superchrist and Couldron

5/2/05 Jesse Pintado has parted ways with Napalm Death, the band let him go due to "personal issues". Napalm Death will not pursue another guitarist.

Additional dates for the upcoming Corrosion Of Conformity U.S. trek with Crowbar, Alabama Thunderpussy, and Weedeater keep trickling in, the latest confirmed dates are HERE

The Project Hate are in a studio in Örebro, Sweden with producer Dan Swanö mixing a new album. Expect a late summer release thru Threeman Recordings.

Goratory, Fleshless, Skinned, and Desecration will be heading out on the Devastation And Inebriation Over Europe 2005 tour next week:

May 11 Brooklyn Club - Brno, CZR
May 13 Skull Crusher Club - Dresden, GER
May 14 Kulturwurk 118 - Sursee, SWI
May 15 Centro Sociale - Rovato, ITA
May 16 Luynes - Le Korigan, FRA
May 17 Molodoi - Strasbourg, FRA
May 18 AJZ - Wermelskirchen, GER
May 19 TBC - Leer, GER
May 20 Jugendhaus - Erlenbach, GER
May 21 Valhalla - Walterhausen, GER
May 22 Black Pes - Praha, CZR
May 24 Frontline - Gent, BEL
May 26 Purple Turtle - London, UK
May 28 Whiplash - Liverpool, UK
May 29 The Overdrought - Manchester, UK

Roadrunner Records U.K. will be releasing a Nailbomb DVD, "Live at Dynamo" on July 4th. The DVD will feature the entire recording of Nailbomb's 2nd and last show on Eindhoven, Holland on June 3, 1995. There are some special guests from Sepultura, Neurosis, Dead Kennedys, Biohazard, and others as well. Sound pretty badass...hope they release it in the U.S. also.

Swarm Of The Lotus will release a new album, "The Sirens Of Silence" on July 12th thru Abacus.

Doomriders' debut album "Black Thunder" is expected on August 9th Deathwish Inc. Check out a new track HERE. In the meantime, the band will be hitting the road with Daughters and Torche:

May 18th Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Upstairs (Doomriders only w/Transistor Transistor, Akimbo, Disappearer)
May 19th Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks
May 20th Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballrooom
May 21st Detroit, MI - The Shelter
May 22nd Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
May 23rd Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
May 24th Iowa City, IA - Gabe's Oasis
May 25th St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
May 26th Memphis, TN - The Complex (w/Halfacre Gunroom)
June 6th Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero (no Torche)
June 7th Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
June 9th Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
June 10th Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church (no Torche)
June 11th Brooklyn, NY - Northsix (no Torche)
June 12th Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's (no Torche)

Mastodon will be heading back to Europe this spring, dates are HERE

N.O.L.A's Valume Nob will be heading to L.A. on June 16th to record their first full-length album with Warren Riker (engineer of Down II and Crowbar 'Lifesblood for the Downtrodden' fame). They also have a show booked in New Orleans at Twi Ro Pa, this Friday, May 6th.

Matt Pike (High On Fire) has a side project of some sort called Scum Angel, check them out HERE

4/27/05 Celtic Frost are working together again on a new album, check out frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer's blog for more details, apollyonsun.blogspot.com

Queens Of The Stone Age are making very real threats to release an unusual DVD sometime in November. More details when we get 'um. In the meantime, the band are filming a video for "In My Head".

4/25/05 Fear Factory will be entering a studio in North Hollywood on May 5th to record a new album. Toby Wright will be producing this one, and it should be out in early fall thru Trillion Records.

Corrosion Of Conformity will be hitting the road with Crowbar in the U.S., a small batch of dates have been released and can be found HERE. In other new, C.O.C. have filmed a very badass video for "Stonebreaker", the first single off "In the Arms of God". Check it out HERE

Life Of Agony have a couple of new tracks from their forthcoming album "Broken Valley" available online at www.myspace.com/lifeofagony

A new band called Covenance has been formed by former members of Misery Index and Dying Fetus, (Matt Byers, Bruce Greig, and Vince Matthews). The band have just finished a demo and should have a website up soon.

Dark Funeral will release a live album recorded during the band’s 2003 tour of South America. Look for "De Profundis Clamavi ad te Domine" on May 31st thru Candlelight/Regain Records.

We're not really into this band, so we didn't cover the story, but for a wonderfully insightful look into one of the many things wrong with society, just read the headline, then look at the Google.com ads to the right of it. check this out. By the way kids, as many great musicans and other performers have proven time and time again, pills and alcohol might be fun in moderation, but too much will kill you.

4/22/05 The Gigantour will be a six-week festival tour with a lineup that so far includes Megadeth, Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Nevermore, and Dillinger Escape Plan. The tour will start in late July, dates should be announced shortly.

Eyehategod will be releasing a cd collection that will feature rare and live recordings, some of which were previously available only on 7", and 3 new tunes recorded on March 10, 2005. Look for "Preaching the End-Time Message" on May 10 thru Emetic Records. Check out a new Eyehategod song HERE

Soulfly have announced a European tour, dates can be found HERE

Cryptopsy have a live DVD, entitled "Trois-Rivières MetalFest IV" available in the merch section on their website.

Devin Townsend plans to record the next Devin Townsend Band album begining in August. The album is now tentatively titled "Sychestra", and will likely be released with a bonus DVD.

4/21/05 The upcoming Lamb Of God DVD, "Killadelphia" has been bumped back yet again, this time we're waiting until May 31st, damn teasers.

Additional dates for the Sounds Of The Underground tour have been announced, the full list can be found HERE.

Five Horse Johnson will be opening for Clutch during their UK dates, dates are HERE

The video for Mastodon's "Blood and Thunder" has been posted online:
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Suicidal Tendencies have cancelled their European tour due to "serious health problems of singer Mike Muir..." The band hopes to reschedule the tour in the near future.

A live video of Soulfly performing "Roots Bloody Roots", (from their "The Song Remains Insane" DVD) has found it's way online at this location.

4/18/05 Corrosion Of Conformity and Crowbar are working out touring plans for June/July in the U.S. that said, Crowbar have canceled all previously announced U.S. dates, we'll post the new ones as soon as they come in.

High On Fire have confirmed a few Japanese dates:

June 6th Nagoya, JAP - Club Quattro
June 7th Osaka, JAP - Club Quattro
June 10th Tokyo, JAP - Club Quattro

Suffocation, Cryptopsy and Cephalic Carnage will be touring together in October/November. For some reason we have the dates now, check them out HERE

The VPRO 3voor12 webcast of the 10th Roadburn Festival has been posted online, HERE

Cave In will release their new 8 song album, "Perfect Pitch Black" in August 2005 thru Hydra Head. Frontman Stephen Brodsky will be playing a number of solo shows:

April 17th Provincetown, MA - New Art Cinemas
May 25th Kingston, UK - Peel
May 26th Southampton, UK - Joiners
May 27th London, UK - Enterprise
May 29th Bristol, UK - Louisiana
May 30th Wolverhampton, UK - Little Civic

Soilent Green have added more dates to their U.S. run, check them all out HERE

Rwake have posted a video for "Sight Beyond Sight", from 2002’s Hell is a Door to the Sun.

Asva, (featuring members of Burning Witch, and Mr. Bungle) have announced several dates:

4/19 Boston, MA - Middle East, (w/Conifer, Hirudinea)
4/20 New York, NY - North Six, (w/Unearthly Trance, Gospel)
4/21 Youngstown, OH - Nyabinghi
4/22 West Chester, PA - Rex`s
4/23 Buffalo, NY - Continental

Cattle Decapitation have a few shows:

4/23 McFarland, CA - Famosa Raceway Freaks of Nature Truck Show and Concert early show
4/23 Corona, CA - Showcase Theatre w/Unearth
4/24 Hollywood, CA - The Whisky A Go Go

4/13/05 Biohazard are working on a new album, "Means To An End" which will supposedly their last. The album will feature cover art by Ioannis, expect it out on Aug. 29th in Europe, Aug. 30th in North America thru SPV.

Cattle Decapitation were forced to cancel their show in Tijuana, Mexico on Friday due to van and RV issues. The band plan to play a make-up show in the near future.

The Queens Of The Stone Age have added dates to their current U.S. run, all are listed HERE

Cursed will be hitting the road with Mare:

April 19 Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
April 21 Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo
April 23 Calgary, AB - HiFi
April 24 Whistler, BC - The Boot Pub
April 25 Vancouver, BC - Mesa Luna
April 26 Victoria, BC - Lucky On Yates
April 28 Edmonton, AB - New City Liquid Lounge
April 29 Edmonton, AB - Queen Alexandra Center
May 1 Winnipeg, MB - The Collective: SLAM FEST
May 4 North Bay, ON - Evolution Nightclub
May 5 Peterborough, ON - Trashateria
May 6 Toronto, ON - 360
May 7 London, ON - The Embassy

4/11/05 Rwake and Weedeater are on tour together in the states:

4/11/05 Lakewood, OH - Hi-Fi Club, with Rue
4/12/05 Rochester, NY - Bug Jar, with Low Ton
4/13/05 New York, NY - Siberia
4/14/05 Baltimore, MD - Sidebar Tavern, with Trephine
4/15/05 Westchester, PA - Rex`s Bar
4/16/05 Washington, DC - Warehouse Next Door, with The Hidden Hand
4/17/05 Hickory, NC - The Wizard
4/18/05 Charlotte, NC - The Milestone, with Horse Thief
4/19/05 Wilmington, NC - Soapbox, with The Wayward
4/20/05 Savannah, GA - The Jinx, with Black Tusk
4/21/05 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn, with Withered
4/22/05 New Orleans, LA - Dixie Tavern, with Parabellum and Sleeper Cell
4/23/05 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music, with Deadbird
4/24/05 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Cafe

Outlaw Recordings will be issuing a solo album from Victor Griffin, (Pentagram, Place Of Skulls, Death Row) called "Late for an Early Grave". The cd will contain covers and other bonus tracks not found on the vinyl release.

Soilent Green, The Moat, A Perfect Murder and Devilinside are hitting the road in July:

July 17th Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
July 20th Providence, RI - AS220
July 25th Detroit, MI - Alvin's
July 26th Arlington Heights, IL - Knights of Columbus
July 27th Minneapolis, MN - Ascot Room
Aug. 3rd Portland, OR - Solid State
Aug. 4th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Aug. 5th San Francisco, CA - The Pound
Aug. 7th Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
Aug. 8th Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
Aug. 9th Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
Aug. 11th Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
Aug. 12th Tulsa, OK - Cain's Room
Aug. 13th San Antonio, TX - Sanctuary
Aug. 14th Austin, TX - Emo's Alternative Lounging
Aug. 15th Houston, TX - Mary Jane's
Aug. 17th Jacksonville, FL - Thee Imperial
Aug. 18th Ft.Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Aug. 19th Tampa, FL - Brass Mug
Aug. 21st Memphis, TN - Hi Tons
Aug. 23rd Fargo, ND - Billiards on Broadway
Aug. 24th Des Moines, IA - Hairy Mary's

Clutch will be heading to the U.K. in May, all dates are HERE

4/7/05 Sepultura have recorded a live DVD in São Paulo, Brazil, expect a release this summer.

Clutch will release a new album, "Robot Hive/Exodus" on June 21st thru DRT. The band are mixing the album right now, here's a video clip for "Tripping The Alarm" to tide you over.

Electric Wizard have some U.K. dates lined up with Capricorns:

April 27 Manchester, England - Jabez Clegg
April 28 Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
April 29 Birmingham, England - Jug Of Ale (with Mistress)
April 30 London, England - The Garage
May 1 Bristol, England - Fiddlers

Megadeth will be co-headlining a 6 week summer festival tour with Dream Theater in the U.S. Fear Factory, Nevermore, and Dillinger Escape Plan will also be on the bill.

Yet more dates have been announced for the The Sounds Of The Underground Tour (featuring Clutch, Opeth, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, Lamb Of God, etc.) Check all the dates out HERE

Anthrax have teamed up with the Slave to the Metal Foundation to raise awareness and provide funds to organizations and individuals that fight against the misuse of heavy metals (i.e. depleted uranium, mercury and lead) and who are rising in outrage over other misanthropic and genocidal initiatives.

Doomriders, (featuring Nate Newton of Converge/Old Man Gloom fame) have signed with Magic Bullet Records for the vinyl release of their new album, "Black Thunder". Deathwish, Inc. will do the CD version, expect it this summer.

Isis guitarist Mike Gallagher has recorded a solo album as MGR, no word on a release yet.

4/5/05 Debris Inc. will be touring the U.S. this spring:

4/10/05 The Note - Chicago IL
4/13/05 Vnuk's - Cudahy WI
4/14/05 Big V's - St. Paul MN
4/15/05 Hairy Mary's - Des Moines IA
4/17/05 Larimer Lounge - Denver CO
4/19/05 El Corazon - Seattle WA
4/21/05 Hell's Kitchen - Tacoma WA
4/22/05 The Brickyard - Vancouver BC
4/23/05 Ash Street Saloon - Portland OR
4/24/05 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco CA
4/25/05 The Scene Bar - Glendale, Ca
4/26/05 Hollywood Alley - Mesa AZ
4/27/05 The Club - Las Cruces NM
4/28/05 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City OK
4/29/05 Hawaii Club Longview TX
4/30/05 Flamingo Cantina Austin TX
5/1/05 TBA - TX
5/2/05 Lounge Lizards - New Orleans LA
5/3/05 Downtown Music - Little Rock AR
5/4/05 Way Out Club - St. Louis MO
5/22/05 Mac's Bar - Lansing MI
5/23/05 TBA - Cleveland OH
5/24/05 Speakeasy - Upper Darby PA
5/25/05 TBA - Brooklyn NY
5/26/05 Cafe 9 - New Haven CT
5/27/05 Rex's - West Chester PA
5/28/05 Bug Jar - Rochester NY
5/29/05 Emissions @ Nyabinghi Youngstown OH

Vio-lence's classic 1988 debut, "Eternal Nightmare" will be re-released by Megaforce Records on June 28th, 2005.

Team Sleep (featuring Chino Moreno from Deftones) will finally release their s/t debut on May 10th thru Maverick.

4/4/05 Meshuggah have announced a European tour, dates can be found HERE

Starting today, there will be a pre-sale for The Sounds Of The Underground Tour (featuring Clutch, Opeth, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, Lamb Of God, etc.) Go to tix.artistarena.com/soundsoftheunderground to get tickets early with reduced ticket charges.
Tourdates are:

6/25 Lowell, MA - Paul E Tsongas Arena
6/26 Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier
6/28 Pontiac, MI - Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre
6/30 Winston-Salem, NC - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
7/1 Portsmouth, VA - Harbor Center Pavilion
7/2 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Parking Lot
7/3 Montreal, QC - Stade Uniprix
7/4 Mississauga, ON - Arrow Hall
7/5 Cleveland, OH - The Scene Pavilion
7/8 Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center Parking Lot
7/9 Sauget, IL - Pop's Lot
7/10 Tulsa, OK - Brady Village
7/13 Orlando, FL - Tinker Field

Isis' upcoming 2 CD set, "Oceanic: Remixes & Reinterpretations" will be released on April 12th thru Hydrahead. Check out an mp3 of the Venetian Snares' take on "The Beginning And The End" HERE

Danzig have several European dates lined up:

May 13 Tilburg, NETH - 013
May 14 London, UK - The Forum
May 15 Nottingham, UK - Rock City
May 17 Hamburg, GER - Markthalle
May 18 TBA
May 20 TBA
May 21 TBA
May 22 TBA
May 24 Athens, GRE - Gargarin
May 25 Thessaloniki, GRE - Mylos
May 28 Monterrey, MEX - Monterrey Metal Festival Vol. 2

Eyehategod have announced a U.S. tour, all the dates are right HERE

Prong will release their first DVD, "The Vault", in the U.S. sometime in May. The two-disc set has already been released in Europe thru Locomotive Music. The DVD features 3 entire live shows, as well as other goodies like interviews.

Barry Stern, drummer for Trouble, passed away from complications during surgery for hip replacement.

Buried At Sea have disbanded, no details as to why...

Local boys Lamont have called it quits. "We were going to finish the new album and do a short tour with Roadsaw beginning with Emissions 7 but it's just not in the cards. All we can say is THANK YOU EVERYONE who came to the shows, dug the tunes and let us sleep on your floor."

3/31/05 Kataklysm will be doing a European tour with Graveworm and Eminence, dates are HERE

Judas Priest will be embarking on a North American tour with Queensryche, several dates have been released so far, check them out HERE

Coliseum will be touring the U.S., here are the first batch of dates:

4/1 Rochester NY - Hazelwood Lodge w/Achilles
4/2 Buffalo NY - Buffalo Icon w/Achilles
4/3 Boston MA - The BCCA w/Disappearer, Transistor Transistor
4/4 Providence RI - AS220
4/5 Binghamton NY - Club Ra Nelle's
4/6 Wilkes-Barre PA - Café Metropolis
4/7 Manasquan NJ - The Manasquan Women's Club
4/8 Philadelphia PA - First Unitarian Church
4/9 New York NY - ABC No RIO (3 pm) w/Haram
4/9 Brooklyn NY - Crewtonz House of God w/Anodyne
4/10 Washington DC - Warehouse Next Door
4/11 Baltimore MD - Talking Head
4/12 Richmond VA - Alley Katz

The Second Annual Sweet Leaf Festival will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at Evos Arts in Lowell, MA (98 Middle Street, Lowell, MA 01852, 978-441-9906 or 978-441-1063). Bands include: Wooly Mammoth, We`re All Gonna Die, Bury The Needle, Ichabod, Cable, Heretic's Fork.

Solace are in the studio recording a new album, which should have about 11 tracks on it. No planned release date yet, but the band plan to tour this summer.

3/29/05 The impending Lamb Of God DVD "Killadelphia", has been pushed back to a May 3rd relase.

The Eagles Of Death Metal have announced dates to promote their upcoming album "Death By Sexy":

April 1st Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
April 2nd Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
April 4th Philadelphia, PA - The Khyber
April 5th New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
April 6th Washington, DC - Black Cat
April 7th Providence, RI - The Call
April 8th Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint
April 10th Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
April 11th Cleveland, OH - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Soilent Green will be on the road this summer with Into The Moat and A Perfect Murder. The tour will start in mid-July, dates when we get 'um.

Life Of Agony have announced several dates in Europe, check 'um out HERE

Mike Patton will finally release a debut from his Peeping Tom project. Kid Koala, Dale Crover (of Melvins fame), Rahzel, and Dalek are the major players along with Patton himself of course. An album is expected later this year.

3/28/05 The first round of Sounds Of The Underground tourdates have been released. The tour will feature Opeth, Clutch, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, and many more. Here are the dates so far:

June 25th Lowell, MA - Paul E. Tsongas Arena
June 30th Winston-Salem, NC - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
July 1st Toronto, ON - The Docks
July 2nd Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
July 5th Cleveland, OH - The Scene Pavilion
July 9th Sauget, IL - Pop's Lot
July 13th Orlando, FL - Tinker Field

Additional Machine Head dates have been announced as well, they can be found HERE

A Chuck Schuldiner tribute album, "Unforgotten Past - A Tribute to Chuck Schuldiner" is on the way. The album will feature tracks from Suffocated, Ritual Day, Moonskin, Perditism, and Hyponic to name a few.

The Heavils have several dates lined up:

3/24 Chicago, IL Abbey Pub
4/1 Madison, WI The Klinic
4/8 Rockford, IL Ken Rock Community Center
4/19 Rockford, IL RAMI Awards
6/10 Dayton, OH Dwell in Darkness Festival

High On Fire have announced several dates in CA in May, check all the dates out HERE

SubArachnoid Space have dates lined up:

3/31/05 Seattle, WA - Funhouse
4/1/05 Portland, OR - Reed College (w/Rollerball, Wolves in the Throneroom)
4/2/05 Portland, OR - Sabala's (w/The Accused)
4/22/05 San Francisco, CA - 12 Galaxies (w/DMBQ, Shellshag)

Strapping Young Lad have added several dates to their North American tour, check them all out HERE

The Octave Museum is a new side project featuring Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) on vocals and guitar, Johnny Northrup (Thee Electric Bastards) on bass, and Kevin Strongbow (Scissorfight) on drums. Catch their live debut at Zuzu in Cambridge, MA on April 20th.

3/24/05 Clutch are on the road again, this time with Suplecs and Kelly Carmichael:

April 28 Reading, Pennsylvania - The Silo
April 29 Youngstown, Ohio - Nyabinghi (with Five Horse Johnson)
April 30 Bellefontain, Ohio - The Blue Cat (with Five Horse Johnson)
May 1 Traverse City, Michigan - Streeters
May 2 Flint, Michigan - The Machine Shop (with Five Horse Johnson)
May 3 Morgantown, West Virginia - 123 Pleasant Street
May 4 State College, Pennsylvania - Crowbar
May 6 Raleigh, North Carolina - Lincoln Theatre
May 7 Asheville, North Carolina - Stella Blue

Metal Blade has signed Tampa, FL's The Absence. Expect their first full-length release for Metal Blade records in the fall of 2005.

3/21/05 Isis have announced the following U.S. dates (which will be the last in the U.S. for awhile):

March 11th Los Angeles, CA - Kitting Factory
March 13th San Diego, CA - Casbah
March 14th Las Vegas, NV - Roadhouse Casino
March 18th Austin, TX - Emo's Annex
March 19th Austin, TX - Emo's (Take Action Tour)
March 20th San Antonio, TX - Sanctuary

Belgian grinders Leng Tch'e have signed with Relapse Records. Expect their Relapse debut, "Process of Elimination" on June 28 in North America, and July 4th in Europe.

Red Sparowes will be touring in Europe:

3/25 Dordrecht, Netherlands - Popcentrale
3/26 Lille, France - La Malterie
3/27 London, England - The Garage
3/28 Leeds - Josephs Well
3/29 Glasgow - Nice N Sleazy
3/30 Manchester - Roadhouse
3/31 Birmingham - Custard Factory w/Prefuse 73
4/1 London - Mean Fiddler w/Converge/Planes Mistaken For Stars
4/2 17:30h Belgium - Fernelmont Rhaaa Lovely Festival with Durutti Column/Hood
4/2 23:00h Luxemburg - Esch-Alzette Kulturfabrik with Engine Down/Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
4/3 Tilburg, Netherlands - 13 Club
4/4 TBA TBA
4/5 TBA TBA

YOB are working on a new album, expect "The Unreal Never Lived" this summer/early fall on Metal Blade Records.

Life Of Agony's upcoming album, "Broken Valley" has been bumped back to a June 14th release date due to "production issues".

3/18/05 Machine Head will be jumping on a few dates with Lamb Of God:

May 2 Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
May 3 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
May 4 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock

Place Of Skulls have been confirmed for the Doom Shall Rise 3 festival, all the details are in the festival listings. The band have lined up other European dates as well:

April 17 TBA - Zomergem, BEL
April 18 Mad 'n' Crazy - Berlin, GER
April 20 Ragga - Oelsnitz/Erzgebirge, GER
April 21 Kunstverein - Nürnberg, GER
April 22 Hafenstrasse - Halle/Saale, GER
April 24 Baroeg - Rotterdam, NETH

Meshuggah's new album, "Catch 33" will be out on the 16th of May in Europe, and May 31st in North America thru Nuclear Blast Records. The tracklisting is down on the left.

The Mighty Nimbus have announced the addition of singer Al "The Yeti" Bones to the band. Al was recently helping out on guitar and vocals during the band's recent tour with Crowbar and Entombed. The Mighty Nimbus plan to record a new album in July for Candlelight Records.

Local boys We're All Gonna Die will be releasing a new album, "The Wreck of the Minot" on April 26th thru Underdogma Records. The cd release show will be on May 7, 2005 at O’Briens Pub in Allston, MA.

3/16/05 The lineup for Ozzfest has been announced, so who's actually on the bill? Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Mastodon, The Haunted, Black Label Society, Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, In Flames, and Soilwork to name a few. There is still a band slotted to play right before Iron Maiden that hasn't been announced yet. So your next question is probably 'where are the dates?!?!?!' right HERE.

Machine Head's upcoming live DVD, "Through The Ashes Of England" will be released on May 24th in North America thru Roadrunner.

Anthrax will be touring this summer (as the classic "Among the Living" lineup). Dates so far:

April 30 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
May 1 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
May 7 Hellendoorn, NETH - Dynamo Open Air
June 9-11 Sölvesborg, SWE - Sweden Rock
June 11-12 Bologna, ITA - Gods of Metal
June 24-26 Le Mans, FRA - Fury Fest
June 24-16 Tolmin, SLO - Metal Camp
July 1-3 Löbnitz (near Leipzig), GER - With Full Force

Mastodon have switched their touring plans, dates have changed, and the band no longer seem to be heading to Canada for some reason. The updated dates can be found HERE.

Black Sabbath, Isis, Sunn O))), and Enslaved have been confirmed for the 2005 Roskilde Festival, check our Festival Listings for the latest updates on metal festivals all over the world.

Morbid Angel and Leng Tch'e will be doing a European tour:

March 18 Salle de la Cité - Rennes, FRA
March 19 Splendid - Lille, FRA
March 20 Osterport - Groningen, NETH
April 14 Kulturfabrik - Esch-sur-Alsette, LUX
April 15 Hof Ter Lo - Antwerp, BEL
April 17 Melkweg - Amsterdam, NETH

Former Cannibal Corpse guitarist Rob Barrett will be rejoining the band for their performance at the Northwest Death Fest in Seattle on April 3rd. According to a posting on the band's offical web site: "Whether or not Rob will be staying with the band permanently after that show is still not certain, but so far we're very happy to have Rob back in the fold. We'll post an update when we know for sure if Rob is permanently rejoining or not."

The Project Hate are busy at several studios in Örebro, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden recording a new album with producer Dan Swanö. The band is already into vocals and should be mixing soon.

3/14/05 Soilent Green have named their upcoming album "Confrontation", expect a release in June thru Relapse. Tracklisting is somewhere to your left.

Porn, (consisting of Billy Anderson, Tim Moss, and Dale Crover) will be doing a U.S. tour, out west anyways...here are the dates:

3/11/05 San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
3/12/05 Los Angeles, CA - Zen Sushi
3/13/05 Flagstaff, AZ - Mogollon Brewing Co.
3/14/05 Mesa, AZ - Hollywood Alley
3/15/05 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
3/16/05 Oklahoma City, OK - Green Door
3/17/05 Ft. Worth, TX - Wreck Room
3/18/05 Austin, TX - SXSW Small Stone Records Showcase - Room 710
3/19/05 Austin, TX - SXSW Headhunter’s (Daytime BBQ – Special D-set)
3/20/05 Kansas City, MO - The Hurricane
3/21/05 Omaha, NE - Brothers Lounge
3/22/05 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
3/23/05 Salt Lake City, UT - Burt`s Tiki Lounge
3/24/05 Bozeman, MT - Filling Station
3/25/05 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
3/26/05 Olympia, WA - The Clipper
3/27/05 Portland, OR - Sabala`s

Swarm Of The Lotus have inked a new deal with Abacus Recordings. Expect a new album, "The Sirens of Silence" this summer.

Eyehategod will tour! And so it is written:

May 15 Lake Charles, Louisiana - Millennium Teen Club
May 16 Monroe, Louisiana - The Paraground
May 17 Little Rock, Arkansas - Downtown Music
May 18 Memphis, Tennessee - The Hi Tone Cafe
May 21 Chicago, Illinois - The Note
May 23 Grand Rapids, Michigan - Ten Bells
May 25 Kalamazoo, Michigan - The Club Soda
May 28 Cleveland, Ohio - Peabody`s, with Keelhaul, Red Giant
May 29 Youngstown, Ohio - Nyabinghi
June 1 Boston, Massachusetts - TBA
June 4 Baltimore, Maryland - The Ottobar
June 7 Richmond, Virginia - Alley Katz
June 8 Spartanburg, South Carolina - Ground Zero
June 9 Atlanta, Georgia - The Drunken Unicorn
June 10 Savannah, Georgia - The Jinx
June 11 Tallahassee, Florida - TBA
June 17 Hickory, North Carolina - The Wizard Saloon
June 18 Kings Fort, Tennesseee - Tennessee Metal & Hardcore Fest

3/10/05 A slew of dates (Canada!) have been added to the Motorhead/Corrosion Of Conformity tour, check all the dates out HERE.

Clutch are busy working on a new album, so far they've recorded 15 new tunes, drums are done, and they begin overdubs next week. Expect a release in July/August.

The Doom and Grind Fest is happenin' July 16th and 17th, 2005 The Living Room in Providence, RI. Bands include: Grief, Phobia, Unearthly Trance, Conifer, Ocean, Sins Of Angels.

Place Of Skulls are a band again...or not...sort of? According to a post from Victor Griffin on the band's forum "...in the best interest of our immediate musical futures, Place of Skulls will remain alive but in no certain terms." He went on, "First concern is finding a new record label for support and getting all the new material recorded. These things I’m concentrating on daily and don’t doubt will happen. Patience and persistence is key right now." So...yes? no? maybe? We'll see.

Threeman Recordings will be releasing a collection of pre-Entombed recordings, 14 raw tracks, simply entitled "Nihilist". Check it out on April 25th (Europe).

3/8/05 The Sounds Of The Underground tour will be an all day event running thru North America between June 25 through the end of July, (We'll post dates when we get 'um). Bands confirmed so far for this festival-type tour include: Clutch, Opeth, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, Unearth, All That Remains. for more info, check out www.soundsoftheundergroundtour.com

Roadrunner Records have remastered and re-issued Fear Factory's classic "Soul Of A New Machine" album along with the "Fear Is The Mindkiller" EP in one case. So, if you don't have 'um already, (and you should) go pick this up.

Pelican have quite a few releases on the way, an EP on April 12th thru Hydra Head, (which will feature a new 20 minute long song titled "March Into the Sea", and 13 minute remix of "Angel Tears" by Justin Broadrick). Vinyl is soon to follow with exquisite, limited artwork. The band have finished mixing their next full length, ("The Fire In Our Throats Beckons The Thaw"), and have it tentatively slotted for a late June release. A split LP-only release is in the works with Mono also. As if that isn't enough, Pelican are also doing shows with Mono in Japan in early July, followed by a U.S. tour.

3/7/05 Corrosion Of Conformity have filmed a video for "Stonebreaker", (the first single off of their forthcoming album "In The Arms Of God") in N.O.L.A.

Dixie Witch plan to record a new album in Brooklyn, NY with Joel Hamilton sometime in June. The band are hoping to release their new effort this fall with a tour to follow.

Eyehategod have reportedly signed a deal with Prosthetic Records. The band are in the process of booking a U.S. tour for the summer.

3/3/05 Philip Anselmo has been quietly assembling a new project called Body In Blood. The project involves Phil on guitar, Sid Montz on drums, and there's a possiblity that Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) will be lending guitar also.

Bloodbath have parted ways with vocalist Peter Tägtgren due to "conflicting schedules". Mike Åkerfeldt, (Opeth) will be returning to vocal duties at the band's first (and possibly last) gig ever at the Wacken Open Air festival on August 4 in Wacken, Germany. Bloodbath plan to film the gig for a future DVD release.

Sepultura's Andreas Kisser has signed a deal with Mascot Records for his first solo album. Andreas will hopefully have time to work on the album later this summer, an early 2006 release is expected.

Nile and bassist Jon Vesano have parted ways. Karl Sanders explains on the band's offical website: "He has decided that he will stay at his day job, which was not mutually compatable with Nile's touring commitments, and work on his Dark Moon project on weekends/spare time...". Steve Tucker will be filling in for the band on their European tour, while Krieshloff will fill in on the U.S. tour.

3/1/05 Mastodon, Cult Of Luna, and Death By Stereo will be tearing across the U.S. in May. Mastodon have recently filmed a video for "Blood and Thunder", hopefully we'll see it, would be a refreshing break from the usual 'hardcore' videos on the originally METAL Headbanger's Ball. All Mastodon dates can be found HERE

NIN have announced the first slew of North American dates:

April 27th San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
April 28th San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
April 30th Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
May 3rd Denver, CO - Fillmore Theatre
May 4th Denver, CO - Fillmore Theatre
May 6th Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
May 7th Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
May 9th Toronto, ON - Koolhaus
May 10th Toronto, ON - Koolhaus
May 12th Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
May 13th Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
May 15th New York City, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
May 16th New York City, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
May 18th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
May 19th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
May 21st Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
May 22nd Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
May 24th Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
May 25th Austin, TX - Stubbs Bar-B-Q
May 27th Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
May 28th Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
May 30th San Diego, CA - Soma
May 31st San Diego, CA - Soma

An upcoming Melvins tribute album, "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins" will feature Mastodon, High On Fire, Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, and Dillinger Escape Plan among others.

2/24/05 High On Fire have just announced a big bag of European dates, check them all out HERE.

Queens Of The Stone Age have canceled the remainder of their European dates due to singer Josh Homme's serious lung infection. The band plan to reschedule the 3 dates, (Feb. 24 Koln, GER - Kantine, Feb. 26 Berlin, GER - Postbahnhof, and March 3 London, UK - Camden Venues) and urge fans to hold onto their unused tickets.

"The Silence is Deafening", a track off of Napalm Death's upcoming album "The Code is Red...Long Live the Code", can be heard at this location. "The Code is Red...Long Live the Code" is due out in North America on April 22nd, and Europe on April 25th thru Century Media Records.

The Project Hate are in the studio recording their 4th album, they've wrapped up guitar tracks and plan to do bass tracks this month before moving onto vocals next month. The album is being recorded and produced by Dan Swanö at his studio in Örebro, Sweden.

The release of Lamb Of God's live DVD, "Killadelphia" has been pushed back to April 19th.

Bands keep getting added to festival line-ups, check out our festival listings for updates on Fury Fest, Hultsfred Festival, Up From The Ground festival, and many, many, more.

2/22/05 Additional Black Sabbath dates have been announced:

June 9th Dortmund, GER - Westfalenhalle 1
June 14th Leipzig, GER - Arena Leipzig
June 16th Munchen, GER - Olympiahalle

Soilent Green have completed work on their new album, (no title yet), which will contain 10 tracks, and are currently working on the artwork for it. The band plan to hit the road this spring, (May/June) around the time the album is due to hit. (Psttt. hey, the full tracklisting is down over on the left)

The Haunted have announced several headlining off-dates from their upcoming trek with Cradle Of Filth:

March 13th Hamburg, GER - Logo
March 31st Cognac, FRA - West Rock
April 3rd Kontich, BEL - Lintfabriek
April 5th Nijmegen, NET - Doornroosje
April 6th Eindhoven, NET - Effenaar
April 7th Aarhus, DEN - Voxhall

Grand Magus are almost done recording and expect to release a new album, "Wolf`s Return", sometime this spring thru Rise Above Records.

Pelican will release a new EP, "March Into the Sea", on April 12, 2005 thru Hydra Head. The band are currently recording tracks for a new full length album at Illinois`s Electrical Audio studio.

Sheavy are in the studio with Billy Anderson working on a new album. The band hope to have a release sometime in May thru Rise Above.

2/21/05 Nasum guitarist/vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk has been confirmed among the dead in the tsunami disaster on December 26, 2004. According to the band's offical website, www.nasum.com "His body has been identified and will be transfered to Sweden shortly."

"His closest family and friends are in our thoughts right now. Mieszko will be missed by many.
"Nasum.com will be closed for at least a month. You know why. There will be a slight update in a couple of days with some information about the future of NASUM along with some personal words about Mieszko."
"Thanks a lot for your support and your thoughts. Now a new time begins, a time we must spend alone. Please respect this wish."

Obituary are in the studio working on a new album with Mark Prator and Scott Burns.

Machine Head will be releasing their first ever DVD, "Through the Ashes of England" sometime this spring. The DVD features a headlining performance at the Brixton Academy in London, U.K. on Dec. 5, 2004. The band plan to tour the midwest in the U.S. with Lamb Of God in May, then head out with The Haunted for other U.S. dates (which we'll post as soon as we have 'um.

Isis' vinyl-only "Oceanic: Remixes/Reinterpretations" volumes 1-4 will soon be available on a 2 cd set. Look for it March 22nd thru Hydra Head. Isis have also added more European dates with Jesu, see them HERE

Anthrax’s classic albums, "Fistful of Metal" and the "Armed & Dangerous" EP will be re-released on one CD February 22, 2005 thru Megaforce Records.

Black Label Society have announced several additional dates on their upcoming U.S. tour, check them out HERE

Napalm Death will be doing a European tour this summer, dates are HERE

Life Of Agony's new album, "Broken Valley" has had it's release pushed back to May 31st.

2/17/05 Opeth are in the studio recording a new album with Jens Bogren. The band are still negotiating a new record deal,and expect to name a label soon. Opeth plan to play several European festivals this summer, as well as a U.S. tour. Dates when we get 'um.

High On Fire have announced several European dates (including a U.K. tour), check them all out HERE

Mastodon will be doing several U.S. dates with The Hidden Hand, and Burning Brides, check 'um out HERE

Life Of Agony, Bloodsimple, Mudvayne, and American Head Charge will be touring the U.S. in March, dates are HERE. Life Of Agony's new album "Broken Valley" will be out on May 17th thru Epic.

Sunn O))) will be touring in Europe and Australia, they'll be at the What?IsMusic Onathon in Australia from March 3rd-13th, European dates include:

3/18 Bischofswerda East Club w/Herzz
3/19 Jugendzentrum Saarlouis w/boris, Switchblade and Shora
3/20 Nurnberg K4 w/boris
3/21 Berlin Twisted Robotl w/boris + Urdog
3/22 Utrecht Rumor w/boris
3/23 Groningen Vera w/boris
3/24 Copenhagen The Rock w/tba
3/25 Goteborg Pusterviksbaren w/Skull Defekts
3/26 Oslo Inferno Festival w/ Dissection, Gehenna
3/27 Stockholm Mondo w/John Wiese
3/28 Mariehamn/ Åland Pub Bastun w/John Wiese
3/29 Tampere Klubi w/Circle
3/30 Helsinki Nosturi w/Circle & Skepticism
4/1 Malmo Inkonst w/Suma
4/2 Molotow Hamburg w/John Wiese
4/3 Antwerp CC Luchtbal w/John Wiese + Troum
4/4 Molodoi Strausberg w/John Wiese
4/5 Dudingen Bad Bonn w/John Wiese
4/6 Geneva Usine w/Odio Terz
4/7 Paris Nouveau Casino w/ Nautical Almanac
4/8 Brussels Domino festival w/John Wiese
4/9 Tilburg Roadburn festival w/High on Fire, Electric Wizard, Space Ritual

Grief will be reuniting for an appearance at the first annual New England Grind and Doom Fest on July 17 at Emerald Hall in Braintree, Massachusetts. More info when we get it.

2/15/05 High On Fire have finished up a video for the track "Devilution", off of their latest masterpiece, "Blessed Black Wings". Hopefully it will be shown soon...The band are currently on tour, check out the dates HERE

The Gods Of Metal festival will be going on June 11th-12th, 2005 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. Bands Include: Anthrax, (old lineup!) Slayer, Iron Maiden, Obituary, Black Label Society.

Cable will release a live cd sometime in June thru Translation Loss Records. The 6 track limited cd was recorded in New York City in December 2004

Producer Rick Rubin has reportedly signed a deal with Warner Bros Records to house American Recordings, where he'll be right with Slayer. Slayer had been putting off recording their new album with Rubin while he was negotiating a new deal for American.

Mastodon, Death By Stereo and Cult Of Luna will be touring together in May, dates when we get 'um.

Lamb Of God, Machine Head, and Twelve Tribes will be on the road together, here are the confirmed dates so far:

May 2nd Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
May 3rd Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts

Black Sabbath will be playing the following festivals this summer:

June 11th Derbyshire, UK - Donnington Park (Download Festival)
June 18th Nijmegen, NET - Fields of Rock Festival
June 20th Vienna, AUT - Wiener Stadthalle
July 1st Roskilde, DEN - Roskilde Festival
July 3rd Stockholm, SWE - Globen
July 7th Oslo, NOR - Oslo Spektrum

Alice In Chains, (Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, and Mike Inez) will be doing a "reunion" concert at Seattle's Premier club on February 18th as part of a benefit concert to aid victims of the Southeast Asia tsunami. Pat Lachman (Damageplan) will handle vocals in Layne Staley's place.

2/10/05 Paradise Lost will release a new self-titled album, (produced by Rhys Fulber) on February 28th thru G.U.N. Records. They'll also be supporting Judas Priest on several European dates:

April 2 Den Bosh Arena Brabanthal, NETH
April 4 Zwickau Arena Zwickau, GER
April 6 Spodek Sporthall Katowice, POL
April 7 Sports Arena Brno, CZR
April 8 Bank Austria Hall Vienna, AUT
April 10 Mazda Palace Milan, ITA

Looks like former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz will complete the band's classic line-up of Scott Ian (Guitar), Joey Belladonna (Vocals), Frank Bello (Bass), Dan Spitz (Guitar), and Charlie Benante (Drums) at the Dynamo Open Air festival. With any luck the same lineup will appear on this summer's Ozzfest.

Corrosion Of Conformity will be taking drummer Jason Paterson out on the road with them, as Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, (who handled drum duties for the new C.O.C. album) is unable to tour with the band. C.O.C. have also recently re-designed their website, check it out at www.coc.com

Fantomas will release a new album, "Suspended Animation", (which will feature 30 tracks) on April 5th thru Ipecac. The band begin a North American tour with The Locust, and Trever Dunn's Trio Convulsant at the end of March.

Pelican will release a live DVD, "Live In Chicago 6/11/13", on March 8th thru Hydra Head Records.

Acid King will release their new album, "III" on June 14th via Small Stone Records.

2/8/05 Scott Ian has posted a tour schedule update: "Comrades, the Argentine and Colombian governments have made it impossible for us to come to play for you. Because of the nightclub fire in Buenos Aires, the gov't has put a moratorium on shows. The Colombian gov't would not issue visas. We are bummed that we can't bring the metal for all you maniacs to enjoy. The Bogota show is being moved to Lima Peru. Hopefully these obstructions won't be in the way next time we come down to South America." Anthrax dates for the tour are HERE.

Judas Priest and In Flames will be touring Europe together begining late next month, dates are HERE

Virginia-based psychedelic stoner doomsters Valkyrie have announced 2 new additions to the band, drummer Nic McInturff and bassist Nick Crabill.

Ohio Death fest, Fury fest, Templars Of Doom, and more in our festival listings

Candlelight Records and Sweden's Regain Records have confirmed a North American distribution agreement. The first scheduled release will be the new album from Sweden's Marduk on March 8th, followed by new albums from Dark Funeral, Dismember, and Gorgoroth.

2/7/05 Fear Factory will headline the first night of the Vega Rock festival in Spain, check our festival listings for more info.

Black Label Society and Behemoth have been confirmed for Sweden Rock, more details can be found HERE

Scissorfight are putting a DVD together and need old video of shows from `94 to `98 or whatever. Any quality, any show, the older the better! You`ll get your name in the credits!

Mail tapes to:
Fortin
P.O. Box 243
Newmarket, NH 03857

Sepultura will be in the studio in Sao Paulo this week finishing up material for a new album which is expected later this year. A DVD is also on the way, in the meantime, the band have several European dates lined up, check them out HERE.

2/3/05 Motorhead and Corrosion Of Conformity will be touring the U.S. together (hell yeah) in March/April, check the dates out HERE

Goatwhore are currently looking for a permenent drummer, if you want to audition, contact the band at [email protected]. Or mail a demo to: Goatwhore
P.O. Box 5991
Metairie, LA 70009-5991
Songs to learn for the auditions: All the Sins, The Serpent That Enslaves What Is Worshipped, Baptized in a Storm of Swords, Blood Guilt Eucharist, Graveyards and Dead Angels, Vengeance of Demonic Fury.
Serious inquiries only! Must be able to play everything as played on the albums and handle an extensive touring schedule.

Nebula will be entering the studio soon to record a new record. No word on a projected release date yet.

Cryptopsy have parted ways with guitarist Jon Levasseur, who left "to step back, lay low and explore other things in music." Levasseur goes on to say that "I'm very proud of what CRYPTOPSY has accomplished as a band and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have broken through boundaries with some of the best musicians in the business." before going on to thank the fans.

In a situation that would make a dream freedom of speech case, Lamb Of God find themselves banned from the Forum in Los Angeles, CA (of all places). The Faithful Central Bible Church who happen to own the Forum, decided to impose a ruling to ban Lamb Of God from playing there because of their current name and former moniker, Burn The Priest. Sounds like a Bush administraion/conservative America wet dream doesn't it?

The Fields of Rock festival, Inferno Festival, Independence D Festival, info on those and many more all HERE

Debris Inc. (featuring Dave Chandler from Saint Vitus fame, and Ron Holzner formally in Trouble) will release their self-titled debut thru Candlelight on April 5th.

Kylesa have finished their new album, "To Walk A Middle Course" with producer Alex Newport. Look for it on March 22nd thru Prosthetic.

2/1/05 Mastodon will be touring the US with Burning Brides next month:

March 23rd New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
March 25th Austin, TX - Emo's
March 28th Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
March 29th Phoenix, AZ - Mason Jar
March 31st San Diego, CA - Soma Side Stage
April 1st Pomona, CA - The Glass House
April 2nd West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
April 5th San Francisco, CA - Slim's
April 6th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
April 8th Portland, OR - Dante's
April 9th Seattle, WA - El Corazon
April 11th Salt Lake City, UT - Lo-Fi Cafe

Jesu have been added to the upcoming Isis dates in the UK.

Black Sabbath, (that's right, Black fucking Sabbath) will be playing at Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria on June 20th, as well as the Roskilde Festival June 30th through July 3rd in Denmark.

Festivals keep coming, bands keep getting added, check our festival listings for updates on Dynamo, Sweden Rock festival, Tuska open-air, and several more.

Anthrax are one of the first bands being mentioned in the same line as "Ozzfest" for this summer. Both Belladonna and Bush may be handling vocals.

Obituary will be entering a studio in Tampa, Florida on February 17th to work on a new album. A release is expected this summer thru Roadrunner.

1/26/05 More bands have been confirmed for the 7th Annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival, check the Festival listings for updates.

The Hidden Hand have parted ways with drummer Dave Hennesey and have recruited Evan Tanner as a replacement. More info is available at thehiddenhand.com. The band already have 2 shows lined up:

2/12/05 Gaithersburg, MD (free show)
2/26/05 NYC - the Knitting Factory

Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, Zimmer's Hole) will be making a guest appearance on Devin Townsend Band drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen's solo album. Expect a release in late summer/early fall.

Nashville Pussy have signed a new deal with Spitfire records for North America.

More Candiria/American Head Charge dates, this time with The Autumn Offering opening up:

March 3rd Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
March 4th Tampa, FL - Boiler Room
March 5th Daytona Beach, FL - Fuel
March 6th Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
March 8th New Orleans, LA - Twiropa
March 10th San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
March 11th Austin, TX - Backroom
March 12th Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
March 15th Gallup, NM - El Morro Theatre

Isis have added additional dates, including several in the U.K., check them out HERE

1/25/05 Prong have been working on 10 new tunes for a new album, and should be in the studio soon. Prong are also working on their first DVD, "The Vault" which will include footage spaning the band's entire career. Expect a release sometime in March.

Bloodsimple will be heading out with Candiria, American Head Charge and Otep next month:

Feb. 19 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
Feb. 20 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Feb. 22 Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
Feb. 23 Portland, ME - The Station
Feb. 24 Manchester, NH - The Bomb Shelter
Feb. 25 New York City, NY - The Knitting Factory
Feb. 26 Albany, NY - Northern Lights
Feb. 27 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Feb. 28 Farmingdale, NY - The Downtown

Red Sparowes will be touring in Europe March 25th thru April 5th with a U.S. tour to follow. Dates when we get 'um. Check out "At The Soundless Dawn" on February 22nd thru Neurot.

Pro-Pain have been confirmed for the 7th Annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, (MA metalfest).

1/24/05 Isis have posted their "In Fiction" video online at launch.yahoo.com

NIN touring lineup is as follows: Trent Reznor (obviously), Jeordie White (bass), Aaron North (guitar), Jerome Dillon (drums), and Alessandro Cortini on keyboards. "With Teeth" will be out on May 2nd in Europe, May 3rd in North America.

The Aerodrome festival, With Full Force, and the Summer Breeze festival have begun annoucing confirmed bands, while the Premature Emissions just keeps adding bands, (like Eyehategod and YOB) check our festival listings for more info.

"Dead Sun", a track from Crowbar's new album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", has been posted online HERE

Om have announced a show on Saturday, February 12th, 2005 at The Echo in Los Angeles, CA with Comets on Fire, Earthless, and Open City

MA Metalfest (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival) will be held on April 22nd-24th, 2005 at the Palladium in Worcester, (wooosta) MA of course.

Lamb Of God's first album (back when they were known as Burn The Priest) has been remixed and remastered by Colin Richardson and should be re-released in sometime in March.

Philip Anselmo has posted a new message on his website, philanselmo.com

Life Of Agony have titled their new album "Broken Valley". Ecpext a release in May, 2005.

1/18/05 Suplecs have released their new album, "Poutin` on the Outside, Pawty on the Inside" which just happens to have been produced by Pepper Kennan and Dave fortman. To grab a copy, check out nocturnal-records.com. The band have a CD release show coming up:

1/29/05 Austin, TX - Room 710

Candlelight Records will post the video for "Dead Sun", a track off of Crowbar's upcoming new album, "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden" on Saturday, January 22nd at this location

Small Stone Records will be representin' at the SXSW 2005 with a showcase on Friday, March 18th @ The Room 710 featuring the pure badassness that is Dixie Witch, Porn, Bottom, Sasquatch, and Acid King. Suplecs and Red Giant will also be playing shows at SXSW that weekend. For more info, go to smallstone.com

1/17/05 Valume Nob have posted their "Boots" video online at nolaunderground.com

A shinny new Strapping Young Lad tune, "Shitstorm" is available online at this location. The band have been documenting the recording process for "alien" and plan to begin showing "The Making of Alien"online begining February 8th at strappingyounglad.com.

Napalm Death, The Haunted, and Heaven Shall Burn are releasing a single to raise money for victims of the recent tsunami. The single, (1,000 hand numbered copies of which will only be available at the Napalm Death shows in Bochum, Germany at the Matrix, and the show in London, UK at the Underworld) will feature "The Great and the Good" from Napalm, "Smut King" from The Haunted, and "Strassenkampf" from Heaven Shall Burn. Jello Biafra wrote the liner notes along with each band.

Pelican will be busy this year, the band plan to release a new EP, (consisting of a 20 minute track along with a remix Justin Broadrick), do a vinyl split with Mono (thru HydraHead), and work on a new album which they plan to start recording next month. And of course, there are the shows:

1/20/05 Chicago IL - Bottom Lounge
1/21/05 Iowa City IA - Gabe's Oasis
1/22/05 Madison WI - Univ. Of Wisconsin
1/23/05 Minneapolis MN - Triple Rock Social Club

The Project Hate are planning to enter the studio to record 8-9 new tracks for their 4th album this week. Plans to record Soundlab Studios with Mieszko Talarczyk have been changed, the band will now record with Dan Swanö. Expect a release in May.

Wooly Mammoth will begin to record their next album on February 11th in Sunshine, Maryland with Bruce Falkinburg from The Hidden Hand producing. Expect a release this summer.

God Forbid are working on a new album, expect "IV: Constitution Of Treason" this fall.

System Of A Down have posted a new track, "Cigaro" from their upcoming album ""Mesmerize/Hypnotize" online, HERE. Recently announced dates are HERE

1/14/05 Corrosion Of Conformity are in the late stages of mixing the 12 new tunes that will appear on "En Los Brazos Del Dios" (In The Arms Of God). The album is due out on April 5th thru Sanctuary.

Meshuggah are eyeing the end of the tunnel on their upcoming album, they expect to be mixing it in a couple of weeks. "Catch 33" should be out on April 11 thru Nuclear Blast

Black Label Society have lined up a U.S. tour, dates so far can be found HERE

Kataklysm and drummer Martin Maurais have gone their separate ways, and Max Duhamel is back in on the skins. Kataklysm will be out with Danzig in North America next month, dates are HERE

The Deftones are now working with producer Bob Ezrin (who happened to do Pink Floyd's "The Wall" among other things).

A 2 show benefit for The Jacob Family, (long story short, they need help with bills because of an accident) is going on January 14th and 15th at O'Brian's in Allston, MA. Bands playing tonight: Cocked n' Loaded, Fast Actin Fuses, Rock City Crimewave. Tomorrow night: Bury The Needle, We're All Gonna Die, and Lamont. It's only $7 to get in and goes to a good cause.

Lamb Of God will release a live DVD, "Killadelphia" sometime in March. The DVD will feature 2 shows at the Troc on October 16-17, 2004, along with the usual behind-the-scenes footage.

Alabama Thunderpussy have announced a slew of tourdates, check them out HERE

1/11/05 The 10th annual Roadburn festival will be held on April 9th-13th, in Tilburg Holland. Bands so far include: Electric Wizard, Brant Bjork & The Broes, Sunn O))), and Alabama Thunderpussy. For more info, check out roadburn.com

Strapping Young Lad will be treking around North America with The Agony Scene, Misery Signals and Reflux. Dates are HERE

Clutch have a live video for "Pure Rock Fury" posted over on pro-rock.com

Planes Mistaken for Stars will be doing a headlining U.K. tour with October File before opening for High On Fire in the U.S.:

13/1/05 Aldershot, UK - West End Centre 14/1/05 Sheffield, UK - Corporation 15/1/05 Hartlepool, UK - Studio 16/1/05 York, UK - Fibbers 17/1/05 Manchester, UK - Satan's Hollow 18/1/05 Newport, UK - Le Pub 20/1/05 London, UK - Underworld 21/1/05 Derby, UK - Victoria Inn 22/1/05 Oxford, UK - Zodiac

1/10/05 Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus, Cataract, and Wykked Wytch will be storming thru Europe on the No Mercy Festivals 2005 tour. Dates are as follows:

March 13 Losheim (Trier) - Eisenbahnhalle
March 14 Essen, GER - Zeche Carl
March 15 Hamburg, GER - Markthalle
March 16 Berlin, GER - Columbia Halle
March 17 Prague, CZR - Abaton Club
March 18 Glauchau, GER - Alte Spinnerei
March 19 Wien, AUT - Planet Music
March 20 Innsbruck, AUT - Hafen
March 21 Milano, ITA - Transilvania
March 22 Pratteln, SWI - Z7
March 23 Ludwigsburg, GER - Rock Fabrik
March 24 Strasbourg, FRA - La Laiterie
March 25 Munster (Dieburg), GER - Live Arena
March 26 Antwerpen, BEL - Hof Ter Loo
March 27 Paris, FRA - La Locomotive
March 28 Tilburg, NETH - 013

Sepultura plan to record a live DVD in March, the DVD will also feature new songs that will be recorded just for the DVD to enhance behind-the-scenes footage shot by frontman Derrick Green.

Anthrax, (and a few other bands) will be playing a benefit show for The Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund on February 23th at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL. Black Label Society are also a possible addition to the bill...Tickets are onsale now.

Place Of Skulls have broken up, no statement given any details has been released, although the band thanks its fans for years of support. The band will play their final show February 18th, 2005 at the Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN, (w/The PB Army).

Pelican have announced the following dates:

1/20/05 Chicago, IL - the Bottom Lounge (w/Malady, Envy, Seven Days of Samsara)
1/21/05 Iowa City, IA - Gabes Oasis (w/Malady, Envy, Marah-Mar)
1/22/05 Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin (w/Malady, Envy) Free Show!
1/23/05 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club (w/Malady, Envy

Conifer will be heading into the studio in mid-Febuary to record a new EP. The band will also be playing the Premature Emissions fest

King Diamond, Nile, Behemoth and The Black Dahlia Murder are doing a U.S. tour, dates are HERE

Former The Crown guitarist Marko Tervonen has announced a solo project called Angel Blake. The band are working on a demo, the track "Thousand Storms" can be heard HERE

YOB are playing 2 west coast shows:

Feb 4 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern (w/Totimoshi, Wormwood)
Feb 5 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (w/Totimoshi, Witch Mountain)

Suicidal Tendencies have lined up the following European festivals:

June 24 Herne, GER - Pressure Fest
June 25 Le Mans, FRA - Fury Fest
June 26 Dessel, BEL - Graspop Metal Meeting
July 1-2 Roitschjora, GER - With Full Force Festival

A Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute album, "Heavy Helping" is due later this year thru Sanctuary Records. The album will feature covers by Metallica, Corrosion Of Conformity, and Zakk Wylde to name a few.

Hank III will be doing several shows:

Feb. 2 Little Rock, AR Vino's
Feb. 3 Dallas, TX Trees
Feb. 4 Austin, TX Emo's
Feb. 5 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
Feb. 7 San Antonio Sanctuary
Feb. 9 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater
Feb. 10 Los Angeles, CA Whiskey A Go Go
Feb. 11 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Feb. 12 Portland, OR Dante's
Feb. 13 Seattle, WA Graceland

Madball have lined up several shows with Agnostic Front:

2/1/05 Baltimore MD - Otto Bar
2/2/05 Farmingdale NY - Downtime
2/3/05 Farmingdale NY - Downtime w/ Vietnom
2/4/05 Latham NY - Saratoga Winners w/ Vietnom
2/5/05 Providence RI - Living Room w/ Vietnom
2/6/05 Sayerville NJ - Starland Ballroom w/ Vietnom

1/7/05 New Hampshire's mountain madmen Scissorfight have released a live album, "Instant Live: Cambridge, MA 11/13/04". Those of you near a Newbury Comics in New England can pick it up there, otherwise, get it online in the AbsolutMetal.com store

A new Swedish band has formed featuring Spice (ex-Spiritual Beggars), Mattias Svensson (The Defaced), Bob Ruben (ex-The Mushroom River Band) and Fredrik Finnander (formally of Aeon). The band, Kayser, have signed a deal with Scarlet Records in Italy and expect to have their debut album, "Kaiserhof" out in the spring.

The "confirmed" NIN live lineup will consist of Trent Reznor, (of course), Twiggy Ramirez on bass, Jerome Dillon on drums, and guitarists Ralph Dieter, and Alessandro Cortini. The new NIN album, "With Teeth" should be out this spring thru Nothing/Interscope.

1/4/05 Crowbar will heading to Europe in March, first opening for Hatebreed in the U.K., then headlining on their own. All Crowbar dates can be viewed HERE, (we'll have the European headlining dates when they're announced).

1/3/05 VH1 is planning a Metallica special, "When Metallica Ruled The World" which should air later this year. Let's hope it isn't a completely embarassing suckfest like that "Icon" crap.

Live video of Mastodon performing "Iron Tusk" in Syracuse, NY has been posted at this location

Several Sepultura goodies are being auctioned off on E-bay with the proceeds going to the tsunami relief effort, check it all out HERE

NIN have finished their upcoming album, "With Teeth" and are currently preparing for a tour. "With Teeth" should be out in March.

12/30/04 A brutally heartwrenching video of Philip Anselmo talking about Dimebag has made it's way onto the internet, you can view it HERE. Anselmo is scathing in the video towards the metal media in general, some of who may have helped to try and fuel the "feud" between Anselmo and his former bandmates in Pantera. We'd just like to state that we don't print rumors misquote people in interviews, or try to start shit between bands for the sake of making things more entertaining in some perverse way. Our best wishes and respect go out to both Phil, and Dimebag's family and friends.

"Devilution", a track from the upcoming High On Fire album, "Blessed Black Wings" is available for download at the Relapse Records website. The album will be out on February 1st.

Clutch have...you guessed it, added a few more live dates, check 'um out HERE

Spiritual Beggars will release their new album, "Demons" in Japan on February 23, 2005 thru Toy's Factory Records. The first pressing in Japan will feature a bonus live cd recorded last year in Tokyo. No North American or European release date has been announced yet. The band have been in London recently working on a forthcoming DVD, 'Live Fire!' with Paul Smith, no release date for that yet.

Fear Factory will have a hand in the next Rainbow 6 game, "Rainbow 6 Lockdown", the band will be writing an original song for the game and remaking the Rainbow 6 theme.

Malevolent Creation will be announcing a European tour in early 2005 in support of their latest album, "Warkult". No dates yet...

Lamb Of God will be releasing some sort of live CD/DVD package thru Epic on March 8th. The footage will be from shows in Philadelphia on October 16th and 17th, 2004.

Dillinger Escape Plan will be heading East next year:

March 7th Osaka, JAP - Club Quattro (w/Candiria, Emok)
March 8th Nagoya, JAP - Club Quattro (w/Candiria, Emok)
March 9th Tokyo, JAP - Club Quattro(w/Candiria, Emok)
March 10th Tokyo, JAP - Club Loft (w/Candiria, Emok)
March 14th Paris, FRA - La Locomotive (w/Fishbone)
March 15th Tourcoing, FRA - Le Grand Mix (w/Fishbone)
March 16th Poitiers, FRA - Le Confort Moderne (w/Fishbone)
March 17th Orleans, FRA - L'Astrolabe (w/Fishbone)
March 18th Clermond Ferrand, FRA - Festival Les Volcaniques de Mars (w/Fishbone)
March 19th St. Nazaire, FRA - Le Vip (w/Fishbone)
March 21st Bordeaux, FRA - Rock School Barbey (w/Fishbone)
March 23rd Evreux, FRA - L'Abordage (w/Fishbone)
March 24th Reims, FRA - La Cartonnerie (w/Fishbone)
March 25th Mulhouse, FRA - Le Noumatrouff (w/Fishbone)
March 26th Macon, FRA - La Cave a Musiques (w/Fishbone)

Premonitions Of War have parted ways with bassist Nick Hale for the 2nd time in the past 2 years. No official explanation regarding the departure has been released, and no replacement been named.

The new Hate Eternal album, "I Monarch" will be out in April of 2005 thru Earache.

12/29/04 Alabama Thunderpussy will hit the road early next year with GWAR and Mensrea, (All That Remains take over for Mensrea from 2/3/05 on), here are the dates so far:

1/15/05 Washington, DC - Black Cat (w/Pentagram, Hidden Hand only)
1/27/05 Reading, PA - The Silo
1/28/05 Sayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
1/29/05 Providence, RI Lupo`s at The Strand
1/31/05 Boston, MA - Avalon Ballroom
2/2/05 Niagara Falls, NY - The Dome Theater
2/3/05 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
2/4/05 Towson, MD - Recher Theater
2/5/05 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
2/12/05 San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
2/15/05 San Diego, CA - 4th and B Theater
2/16/05 Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
2/19/05 Boise, ID The Big Easy
2/20/05 Spokane, WA - Big Easy Concert House

The soundtrack to the upcoming film "Alone In The Dark" will feature tracks from Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad, Mastodon, Machine Head, Exodus, Kataklysm, Meshuggah, Agnostic Front, Samael, and God Forbid among others. Check it out on January 25th thru Nuclear Blast.

Napalm Death will be doing 2 shows in January to introduce material from their upcoming new album:

22nd January 05 (D) Bochum Matrix
24th January 05 (UK) London Underworld

Nasum singer/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk is among 800 Swedes missing in Thailand following the earthquake and Tsunami in the area. Mieszko and his girlfriend went to Phi Phi Island to spend the holidays. Mieszko's girlfriend has been accounted for and is being treated at a hospital.

Mike Patton is all done with Mr. Bungle, in a recent Rolling Stone interview the singer confirms the demise of the project. Patton will continue to concentrate on Tomahawk, Fantomas, and Peeping Tom in addition to his label, Ipecac Recordings.

The remaining dates of Satyricon's planned North American tour has been canceled due to 2 band members (A.O. Gronbech and Steinar Gundersen) being detained in Toronto, Canada for allegedly drugging and raping a woman on their tour bus following a show.

The new Queens Of The Stone Age album, "Lullabies To Paralyze" will feature farmilliar members Troy Van Leeuwen, and drummer Joey Castillo, but will be the first without bassist Nick Oliveri which should make things interesting. It'll be out March 22nd, 2005.

12/27/04 Mastodon and Dozer will be tearing across parts of Europe in February, dates are HERE

Neurosis have announced a show at Neumo's in Seattle, WA on 1/14/05.

Danzig will be touring the U.S. in February, here are the dates so far:

Feb. 18 St. Louis, MO - Pop's
Feb. 19 Detroit, MI - Harpo's
Feb. 21 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Feb. 22 Minneapolis, MN - 1st Avbenue
Feb. 24 Toronto, ONT - Guvernment
Feb. 25 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre

Black Label Society have announced several dates in support of their upcoming album, "Mafia". BLS recently signed a deal with Artemis records who will release the album on March 8th in the U.S.

Jan. 22 West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
March 11 Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
March 12 Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
March 23 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
March 26 Detroit, MI - Harpos

According to Obituary's offical website, the band have completed 10 new tracks for an upcoming studio album. Expect a DVD along with the new album next year thru Roadrunner.

Life Of Agony have finished recording their new album and should be mixing in January.

Hank III is working on a new album, according to Hank3.com Hank hopes to have 18 songs total, with 4 of those being hidden tracks. Of that song list, a much anticipated studio version of "Dick in Dixie" should make the final cut. Lending their talents thus far in the studio have been Donnie Heron, Johnny Highland, Jim Finkley, Andy Gibson, Randy Kohrs, Tim Carter, Scott Vistale, Shawn McWilliams and Joe Fazzio. A tour is also being planned for early February.

Isis' "Panopticon" on double LP has sold out. While the colored vinyl is gone, copies on black vinyl should be available again around January 4th thru Robotic Empire.

A Perfect Circle have posted an friggin' depressing, but must-see interactive video for their cover of John Lennon's "Imagine", check it out HERE

12/23/04 Sunn O))) recorded their first Peel Session on December 9th 2004. The session consists of one track, "Candlewolf Of The Golden Chalice" which is currently archived on the BBC1 site. The band intend to release it as a tour only 12" in the near future. In the meantime they've begun recording their next album, "Black1" out in CA at Scott Reeder`s studio. Expect a release next fall.

Those who want to make a donation to Kenny Lund of Solace, (who recently had surgery for cancer, and is now trying to cover medical costs) can do so HERE

Orange Goblin are headlining an all dayer at The Peel in Kingston, Surrey on March 26, 2005 with Pentagram and Cudamantra. Other bands will be announced soon.

Johan Lindstrand, (former vocalist for The Crown) has announced a new project, "One Man Army And The Undead Quartet". Jonhan is currently recording a demo with Valle Adzic of Impious at the helm, and plans to shop it to labels.

The 2005 South by Southwest Music Festival is going down March 11th-20th in Austin, TX, and just happens to feature a Small Stone Records showcase this year at Room 710. Check out Porn, The Glasspack, Valis, and Acid King if you're in the area.

Bloodsimple plan to release their debut album, "A Cruel World" sometime in March 2005 thru Bullygoat/Warner.

Buried At Sea are no more, some band members had obligations that prevented them from being able to tour. The band does have 2 new songs they plan to finish and release sometime, and they remain on good terms.

God Forbid have a tentative title for their next album, "IV: The Constitution Of Treason". The band plan to begin writing early next year with a full US tour to follow in the spring.

Khanate have titled their upcoming album "Capture And Release", look for it sometime next year thru Hydra Head.

Downset will be touring Europe with Maroon and Demean early next year, dates are HERE

Soulfly will be mixing their new album with Terry Date, expect a release in the spring thru Roadrunner.

Hatebreed will be in the U.K. in March, dates are HERE

German thrashers Sodom have been confirmed to perform at next year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 Metalfest on May 7, 2005. This will be their only North American performance. Additional details about the show and other confirmed bands will follow shortly.

12/20/04 Mastodon will be heading to Japan for a few dates, before hitting Europe. Where Eagles Dare will be in tow as support, dates are HERE

Sepultura plan to release a live DVD in May of next year while recording a new album. The band plan to play several European festivals, and eventually release a new album in October.

Strapping Young Lad will be touring with The Agony Scene, Misery Signals and Reflux, dates so far:

April 10th Minneapolis, MN -Ascot Room, Quest Club
April 12th Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
April 17th New York, NY - B.B. King's Blues Club
April 22nd Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
April 23rd Worcester, MA - Palladium (New England Metal And Hardcore Fest)
May 14th Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

Planes Mistaken For Stars will be touring Europe with Converge:

March 10th Amsterdam, NET - Melkweg
March 11th Bochum, GER - Matrix
March 12th Hasselt, BEL - Muziek-o-droom
March 13th Bremen, GER - Wehrschloss
March 15th Oslo, NOR - Garage
March 17th Helsingfors, FIN - Nostari
March 18th Berlin, GER - Kato (Feat. Undying)
March 19th Leipzig, GER - Conne Island (Feat. Undying, Paint The Town Red, Solid Ground, Awoken)
March 20th Wien, AUT - Arena
March 21st Budapest, HUN - Kultiplex
March 22nd Pinarella, ITA Di Cervia - Rock Planet
March 23rd Milano, ITA - Rainbow
March 24th Geneve, SWI - Le Kab De I'Usine
March 26th Arnhem, NET - Arnhem Hardcore Meeting
March 27th Cardiff, UK - CLWB Ifor Bach
March 28th Manchester, UK - Jillys Rockworld
March 29th Glasgow, UK - Garage
March 30th Dublin, IRE - Voodoo Lounge
April 1st London, UK - Mean Fiddler
April 2nd Athens, GRE - House of Art
April 3rd Poitiers, FRA - Le Confort Moderne
April 8th Will, SWI - Remise
April 9th Munchen, GER - Backstage
April 10th Karlsruhe, GER - Substage

Grief's offical website has word of a possible reunion: "RUMOUR DEPT.... The phrase "GRIEF REUNION" has been tossed around and MIGHT even happen...".

Lamb Of God will be heading out with Slipknot and Shadows Fall for a U.S. run, intital dates are HERE

Isis have announced dates in Australia, you can find them HERE

The new Corrosion Of Conformity album, "En Los Brazos Del Dios" has a tentative April 5th, 2005 release date thru Sanctuary Records.

Debris Inc. (featuring Dave Chandler from Saint Vitus, and former Trouble bassist Ron Holzner) have just been picked up be Rise Above Records. Expect a debut in March 2005.

Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler will be releasing another Geezer album, "Ohmwork". Check it out on April 19, 2005 thru Sanctuary.

November's Doom will release their new album, "The Pale Haunt Departure" on March 8, 2005 thru The End Records.

Cattle Decapitation and Cryptopsy are hitting the road for a U.S. tour:

2/23/05 Farmingdale NY - Downtown
2/24/05 Springfield VA - Jaxx
2/25/05 Fayetteville NC - Jester's Pub
2/26/05 Nashville TN - Exit Inn
2/27/05 Atlanta GA - The Masquerade
2/28/05 Jacksonville FL - Thee Imperial
3/1/05 Tampa FL - The Masquerade
3/2/05 Ft. Lauderdale FL - Culture Room
3/4/05 Houston TX - Mary Jane's
3/5/05 Oklahoma City OK - Bricktown Live
3/6/05 Dallas TX - Gypsy Tea Room
3/7/05 San Antonio TX - Sanctuary
3/8/05 Albuquerque NM - Launch Pad
3/9/05 Tuscon AZ - The Rock
3/10/05 Phoenix AZ - Mason Jar
3/16/05 Seattle WA - Studio Seven
3/18/05 Denver CO - Rock Island
3/19/05 Ft. Collins CO - Starlight (no Cryptopsy)
3/21/05 Cleveland OH - House Of Blues
3/23/05 St. Paul MN - Station 4
3/24/05 Sauget IL - Pop's
3/25/05 Detroit MI - Alvin's
3/26/05 Philadelphia PA - The Trocadero
3/27/05 NYC NY - B.B. King's
4/1/05 Poughkeepsie NY - The Loft

Metal Blade Records have signed The Red Death, expect a debut in spring/summer 2005.

12/14/04 Strapping Young Lad are confirmed for MA Metalfest 2005 (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival). Next year's fest will be 3 days long, (Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005). The festival will be at the same location it's always been at:The Palladium in Worcester, (Wooosta) MA. Other bands confirmed to play so far: King Diamond, Cryptopsy, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Behemoth to name a few.

Om, (featuring former Sleep members Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius) are expected to release their debut album, "Variations on a Theme" on January 24th on vinyl, with the cd to follow on February 14th thru Holy Mountain.

Porn (The Men Of) have announced a live show on Dec 17th at the Elbo Room in San Francisco, CA. The band will also be appearing on the Naked Rob show on KSCU 103.3 fm San Jose/Santa Clara on Dec. 16th, and on Dec 18th they'll be doing a radio interview and live performance on KALX 90.7 fm Berkeley, CA.

November's Doom "are in the process of filling the vacant Bass position, and this will not hinder us from touring, and promoting "The Pale Haunt Departure" in 2005. Any interested parties should email: [email protected]"

12/13/04 Relapse Records and Skin Graft Records are teaming up to release a High On Fire/Ruins split 7" complete with a comic book, it'll be available in January.

Cathedral have 3 U.K. dates lined up:

Dec 10 Bradford, Rios (w/Witchcraft)
Dec 11 London, The Garage (w/Witchcraft)
Dec 16 Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall (w/Paradise Lost)

Rise Above Records plan on releasing two 12" EPs featuring Eternal and Thy Grief Eternal, (both pre-Electric Wizard). The older, previously unavailable material may also appear on a combined cd. Electric Wizard's doom classic "Dopethrone" will finally be released thru Rise Above in January. Expect Electric Wizard U.K. dates to be announced shortly.

Candira will be on the road next month:

Jan. 25th Reno, NV - The New Oasis
Jan. 26th San Francisco, CA - The Pound
Jan. 29th Seattle, WA - The Catwalk Club
Jan. 30th Spokane, WA - The Big Easy
Feb. 1st Boise, ID - The Big Easy
Feb. 3rd Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
Feb. 4th Omaha, NE - Ranch Bowl
Feb. 5th Davenport, IA - Quad City Live
Feb. 15th Detroit, MI - Harpo's

12/10/04 Several tributes to Dimebag and comments have been posted, one of the best so far we've found comes from Lars Ulrich, you can read it on our message boards HERE

High On Fire will hit the road with Planes Mistaken For Stars, and Kylesa in February:

Feb. 4th Hollywood, CA - Knitting Factory
Feb. 5th Tempe, AZ - Big Fish Pub
Feb. 6th Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
Feb. 8th Austin, TX - Emo's Outside Main Stage
Feb. 9th Houston, TX - Fat Cat's
Feb. 10th New Orleans, LA - TwiRoPa
Feb. 11th Memphis, TN - Young Ave Deli
Feb. 12th Atlanta, GA - E.A.R.L.
Feb. 13th Hickory, NC - Wizard Saloon
Feb. 14th Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar
Feb. 15th Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
Feb. 16th New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Feb. 19th Detroit, MI - Alvin's
Feb. 20th Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Feb. 21st Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Feb. 23rd Denver, CO - Cervantes Ballroom
Feb. 24th Salt Lake City, UT - Crazy Goat
Feb. 26th San Francisco, CA - 12 Galaxies

Bloodsimple will be filming a video for a track off their new album, (we don't know which one yet) in New York City, on Thursday, December 16 at Manitobas.

Danzig will be playing the following dates out west with Doyle, Glenn Danzig might even do a Misfits set with Doyle:

Dec. 28th Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (Hard Rock Casino)
Dec. 29th Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
Dec. 30th Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theatre

Slipknot, Lamb Of God, and Shadows Fall will be touring the U.S. together in March, one other band is expected to be added to the bill. Dates have yet to be announced.

Team Sleep are currently mixing their new album, expect a release early next year along with a European tour.

Drummer Dustin Schoenhofer has left Premonitions Of War and joined up with Walls Of Jericho, replacing Alexei Rodriguez. Premonitions Of War have filled Dustin Schoenhofer's spot with Cory Grady, (formerly of the Black Dahlia Murder).

12/9/04 Former Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was ruthlessly gunned down onstage last night in Columbus, OH while playing with Damage Plan at Al Rosa Villa. Our DSL went down last night, so we've been unable to update until now, and we figure you know all the horrible details already, (if you don't just check CNN or any other "news" source). Obviously this news has shocked the metal world and nothing will be the same without Dimebag. As we reflect on what happened and ask "why?" it must be stressed that this was an isolated incident, the guy was a nut. Some will blame club security, some could blame gun laws, but the bottom line is, the guy was a crazy asshole, and Darrell's death may have been unpreventable. We'll miss you Dime.

12/7/04 Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia has parted ways with the band, Steve Fakelman and Darren Carter will now be handling guitar duties for the band.

Black Label Society have signed with Artemis Records, expect a new BLS album, "Mafia" on March 8th, 2005.

Shadows Fall have dropped off the Fear Factory U.K. tour due to an unexpected "family bereavement".

12/6/04 Isis bassist Jeff Caxide has confirmed that he is no longer contributing to Red Sparowes, (a side project featuring Neurosis and other Isis members) for family reasons, no replacement is known at this time. The upcoming Red Sparowes album, "At The Soundless Dawn" will be out on February 22nd, 2005.

The Mighty Nimbus, (who are set to tour with Entombed and Crowbar in February) have recently parted ways with singer Dan Soren. But, fear not, Alabama Thunderpussy's Erik Larson will fill in on vocals for the upcoming tour. The Mighty Nimbus' debut is already out in Europe, expect a February 2005 release in North America.

Goatwhore have released the following statement: "We know there are a few upset fans that came to see Goatwhore on the Cannibal Corpse tour after November 8th. We know rumors are starting up about us breaking up, but that is all they are, rumors. We will give a full in depth explanation in the coming weeks via the Goatwhore website. We did have some internal troubles on the road but things will be resolved shortly and all your questions will be answered. Thanks to all that came out to show support and to those that we have gained as new fans.

Soulfly are currently in the studio working on a new album, expect a release in spring/summer of 2005 thru Roadrunner.

Soilwork will be touring the U.S. with Dark Tranquility, Hypocrisy and Mnemic, dates are HERE

12/3/04 Mastodon will be over in the U.K. early next year:

Feb. 9th Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
Feb. 10th Newcastle, England - Northumbria University
Feb. 11th Birmingham, England - Carling Academy 2
Feb. 12th Manchester, England - Manchester University
Feb. 15th Oxford, England - Zodiac
Feb. 16th London, England - Mean Fiddler

The 'one other band' to be announced on the bill of the Pentagram, and The Hidden Hand show on Saturday, January 15, 2005, at the Black Cat in Washington, DC is...Alabama Thunderpussy. Ya lucky D.C area bastards...

The Atarfe Vega Rock festival will be taking place on February 25th and 26th at Nave Medina Elvira in Atarfe, Granada (Spain). Bands include: Fear Factory, Paradise Lost, Megadeth, Suidakra, and Therion to name a few.

Plans are already being made for next year's Party.San Open Air festival. The festival is currently set for August 11th-13th, 2005 in Bad Berka, Germany. Among the confirmed bands so far: Entombed, Suffocation, Necrophobic, Secrets Of The Moon, and Sear Bliss.

Doomfest III is shaping up, the two-day event is set to be held January 7th-8th, 2005 at J.J. Kelly's in Lansing, Illinois. Bands include: Forsaken, Bone Crushing Annihilation, Legion, Mummification, and Cryptic.

Isis have announced a few Austrailian dates next year with The Stockholm Syndrome:

Feb. 10th Brisbane, AUS - The Rev
Feb. 11th Sydney, AUS - Annandale Hotel
Feb. 12th St. Kilda, AUS - Gershwin Room

Soulfly and Morbid Angel have added onto their U.S. tour itinerary, see all the dates HERE

11/30/04 Entombed/Crowbar dates, we've got 'um, here they are so far:

Feb. 7 B.B. Kings Blues Club - New York, NY
Feb. 8 Jaxx Nite Club - Springfield, VA
Feb. 9 Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 11 Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
Feb. 12 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
Feb. 14 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Feb. 15 Joe`s - Chicago, IL
Feb. 16 Ascot Room - Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 17 Ranch Bowl - Omaha, NE
Feb. 18 Gothic Theater - Englewood, CO
Feb. 19 Lo Fi Cafe - Salt Lake City, UT
Feb. 21 Fat Tuesday`s - Spokane, WA
Feb. 22 Graceland - Seattle, WA
Feb. 23 Sabala`s/Mt. Tabor Theater - Portland, OR
Feb. 26 House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA

Sepultura are planning to write a concept album which should be finished up early next year and out sometime in the middle of the year. A live DVD is in the works also. For now the band is in Europe with Motorhead:

30.11.2004 Hardenberg, Netherlands - Podium
1.12.2004 Osnabrück, Germany - Halle Gartlage
3.12.2004 Erfurt, Germany - Thüringenhalle
4.12.2004 Magdeburg, Germany - A.M.O.
5.12.2004 Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
7.12.2004 Düsseldorf, Germany - Phillipshalle
8.12.2004 Hannover, Germany - Stadiumsporthalle
9.12.2004 Dresden, Germany - Schlachthof
10.12.2004 Stuttgart, Germany - Congresscentrum
12.12.2004 Kopenhagen, Denmark - KB Hallen
13.12.2004 Malmo, Sweden - Baltiska Hallen
14.12.2004 Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
16.12.2004 Bergen, Norway - Teater Garaget
18.12.2004 Gothenburg, Sweden - Liseberghallen
19.12.2004 Stockholm, Sweden - Arenan

Opeth are currently penning their next opus, to be recorded in spring 2005. No new label yet, the band are still shopping.

Kataklysm plan to bang out a new album next year, here are the band's last dates for awhile:

Dec. 3 Campus de Quebec - Quebec City, QC
Dec. 4 Le Maquisart - Trois-Rivieres, QC
Dec. 8 Cafe du Palais - Sherbrooke, QC
Dec. 10 Salle Azymut - St Felicien, QC
Dec. 11 Cafe theater cote cour - Jonquiere, QC
Dec. 12 Salle bord de l'eau - Tadoussac, QC
Dec. 15 Townhouse Tavern - Sudbury, ON
Dec. 16 Club Rockit - Toronto, ON
Dec. 18 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
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Paradise Lost will release a new self-titled album (produced by none other than Rhys Fulber) on 2/7/05 before embarking on a world tour in April.

11/29/04 Place Of Skulls now have drummer Tim Tomaselli back in their ranks. The band's 'Love Through Blood' EP should be out around New Years thru Outlaw Recordings.

High On Fire, Kylesa, and Planes Mistaken For Stars will be touring in February...no dates as of yet.

Pentagram, and The Hidden Hand will be playing together on Saturday, January 15, 2005, at the Black Cat in Washington, DC. One other band has yet to be announced.

Bloodsimple are wrapping up the mix of their debut album in Vancouver, expect a release early next year thru Bullygoat.

The Project Hate are working on demos and should be entering the studio in February to record a new album. The band hopes to have it out next summer thru Threeman.

Soilent Green will be entering a Tampa, FL studio in January, 2005 with producer Erik Rutan. Expect a new album in May, 2005 thru Relapse.

Alix have announced 2 shows in Italy:

4/12/04 C.S.O. Paci Paciana - Bergamo, Italy
20/1/05 Transistor - Torino, Italy

The Soulfly/Morbid Angel's co-headlining U.S. run has been announced, dates are HERE

11/23/04 Clutch have released a 2 disk live album, "Clutch - Live in Flint, Michigan". The cd is only avalable at shows, and will be available at www.merch.com in the near future.

Candlelight Records have announced their first ever U.S. label tour, featuring Entombed, Crowbar, The Mighty Nimbus, and Pro-Pain. The tour will start on February 7th, 2005 at B.B. King's in New York, (we'll have the rest of the dates on Monday).

Isis have added several new dates to their U.S. tour, check them all out HERE

11/22/04 Orange Goblin bassist Martyn Millard broke his hand last Friday, November 12, 2004. According to lead singer Ben Ward, "After a few too many beers, he fell over while running for the night bus and spent the night in Homerton A&E." Millard can still play with the band, so no shows will be cancelled.

As if Goatwhore haven't been through enough already, the band have dropped off of the Cannibal Corpse/Napalm Death/Kataklysm tour. Details are sketchy at the moment, but it seems that internal problems between the band's drummer and bassist may have caused the drop from the tour.

Candlelight Records will now be releasing albums on England's Rise Above Records in the U.S., the first of which will be Sheavy's new album in early April, 2005.

Wooly Mammoth have close to 20 new songs written and are shopping for a new label. Once they've got a new deal, the band plan to record again at Phase Studios with Bruce Falkinburg (The Hidden Hand).

Original vocalist Karl Willetts has rejoined Bolt Thrower. The band plan to enter the studio next year.

The Heavils have announced 2 shows:

11/26/04 Bridgeview, IL Scoreboard
11/27/04 Rockford, IL Big Cities

Megadeth have announced a European tour:

Feb. 1st Dublin, IRE - Ambassador
Feb. 2nd Belfast, IRE - Ulster Hall
Feb. 3rd Glasgow, UK - Academy
Feb. 4th Birmingham, UK - Academy
Feb. 6th Manchester, UK - Academy
Feb. 7th Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Feb. 8th London, UK - Astoria
Feb. 11th Tilburg, NET - 013
Feb. 13th Copenhagen, DEN - Vega
Feb. 14th Oslo, NOR - Rockefeller
Feb. 15th Stockholm, SWE - Arenan
Feb. 17th Hardenberg, NET - Podium
Feb. 19th Koln, GER - LMH
Feb. 20th Munich, GER - Elserhalle
Feb. 21st Milan, ITA - Alcatrazz
Feb. 23rd Barcelona, SPA - Razzmatazz
Feb. 24th Bergara, SPA - Jam
Feb. 25th Madrid, SPA - Macumba
Feb. 26th Granada, SPA - Festival

The Red Chord seem to finally have a permenent drummer in place, Brad Fickeisen (ex-Eviscerate) will be handling druming duties from now on. The band will be entering Planet Z studios with Zuess in January.

11/18/04 The new album from High On Fire, "Blessed Black Wings" is expected to see a February 1st, 2005 release date via Relapse. Check out the artwork HERE

Catherdral plan to enter the studio in February 2005 to record a new album, in the meantime they've announced 3 dates:

Dec. 10 Bradford, UK - Rios
Dec. 11 London, UK - The Garage (w/Witchcraft)
Dec. 16 Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall (w/Paradise Lost)

Dysrhythmia have announced the addition of bassist Colin Marston (also currently of Behold...The Arctopus), replacing former bassist Clayton Ingerson. The band will be on tour this fall in the U.S. with Isis and These Arms Are Snakes, here are the dates again:

12/3/04 Cambridge, MA United States Middle East
12/5/04 Philadelphia, PA United States North Star
12/6/04 Washington, DC United States Black Cat
12/8/04 Carrboro, NC United States Cats Cradle
12/9/04 Atlanta, GA United States Drunken Unicorn

In case anyone forgot, Neurosis are doing 3 special shows with Jarboe:

11/27/04 Brooklyn, NY United States North Six
11/28/04 Philadelphia, PA United States TLA
12/18/04 London, United Kingdom The Forum

Eyehategod have announced yet another show, December 10th w/Daisy at the Dixie Taverne in New Orleans. Outlaw Order (which happens to feature members of Eyehategod) have also announced another show, December 3rd with Evil Army at Lounge Lizards (also in N.O.L.A.).

Isis' vinyl releases of "Oceanic Remixes: Volume 4" and "Panopticon" have been pushed back now to a January 4th, 2005 release thru Robotic Empire.

Old Man Gloom will also be releasing their latest album, "Christmas" on vinyl on January 4th, 2005 thru Magic Bullet.

Biohazard is expected to drop a new album in early 2005 thru SPV.

Soulfly's "The Song Remains Insane" DVD has been pushed back to a January 25th release thru Roadrunner, we have no idea why...

Seemless have announced several local shows:

Dec. 10th Worcester, MA - The Lucky Dog
Dec. 11th Hartford, CT - The Webster Theatre
Dec. 17th Elizabeth, NJ - The Rexplex Complex
Dec. 30th Worcester, MA - The Palladium (w/Clutch, High On Fire, And Never Been Caught)
Jan. 7th Syracuse, NY - TBA
Jan. 8th New York City, NY

11/16/04 Corrosion Of Conformity's upcoming album, tentatively titled "En los Brazos del Dios" (In the Arms of God), is said to be shaping into quite the slab of heaviness. "We started writing songs, and they somewhat had the vibe of 'Blind', 'Deliverance' and our earlier material", says vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan. "We started thinking from that perspective, and it evolved into a heavy, classic sound but with a modern wisdom to it. We really got back to our roots with this one, listening to old records that we all grew up on and headbanging at Woody’s farmhouse. It was a good time putting it together." Tentative song titles include "En los Brazos del Dios", "Never Turns to More", "Stone Breaker", and "World on Fire". Expect a release in early 2005 thru Sanctuary.

The new Fear Factory video, "Bite The Hand That Bleeds" is available online:
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Pelican are busy writing new material and plan to be back in the studio early next year. The band also plan to release a CD EP/limited 12" early next year which will feature a new track and a remix of 'Australasia' by Justin Broadrick, (from none other than Godflesh).

11/15/04 Entombed's new album, "Unreal Estate" has been pushed back to a November 22nd release in Europe/January 25th in North America due to "printing problems".

Grand Magus should be entering the studio in the next month or 2 to begin work on a new album for Rise Above Records. The album is tentatively due in spring 2005.

The Maryland Death Fest 2005 take place May 28th-29th at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD. So far bands include: Cryptopsy, Immolation, Cephalic Carnage, Abscess, Regurgitate, and Aborted. Check out http://www.supremebrutality.com/fest/main.html for additional info.

Valume Nob will be filming a video for "Boots" this Saturday, November 20, 2004 at The Most High in New Orleans, LA. If you want get in, you must be at the gate for 2:00 p.m. Free beer will be supplied. For more info, contact [email protected]