Recent rumors heavily suggest that members of Linkin Park have now received their own imprint label and will be signing an act to it shortly.
The Means To Tour
Strife are tentatively planning to hit the road early next year in support of their forthcoming new album,"Angermeans", which is due out through Victory this Tuesday, December 18th. No dates and venues have been announced as of yet.
Papa Roach have officially confirmed their plans to work with producer Brendan O'Brien (Korn, Stone Temple Pilots) on their upcoming new album and are currently at Royal Tone Studios in West Hollywood, CA working on the effort with him. So far, the band have completed the drum tracks for the album and are expected to break for the holidays soon, after which they will then return to the studio to continue recording until late January. A June release through Dreamworks being eyed.
The Death Of Death
Death frontman Chuck Schuldiner passed away this past Thursday as a result of a malignant brain tumor. Various artists including Slipknot, Crazy Town, Staind, Papa Roach, Nonpoint, (hed)p.e., Chimaira, Spineshank, Fear Factory and more offered their support in trying to raise money to help Chuck recieve a potential life saving surgery, but in the end it was not enough.
Vex Red have 3 tracks recorded which are expected to show up as b-sides on upcoming releases, they are "Fast Cars", "Tired" and "Considered". The bands forthcoming I AM/Virgin debut, "Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire", is expected out in April.
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno is tentatively set to make a guest appearance on Taproot's forthcoming new album, which presently carries the working title of "Welcome". Currently, Taproot are hard at work on pre-production for the album with producer Toby Wright (Korn, Alice In Chains) and are expected to begin tracking early next year, with a spring/summer release through Velvet Hammer/Atlantic being planned. In related news, Chino's side project Team Sleep has been playing various new tracks from their forthcoming Maverick debut, and according to a set list from a recent performance, previously unknown new tentative track titles include:
The band are being assisted live by members of Tinfed, Phallucy and Hella/Legs On Earth.
Shavo's Directing System
System Of A Down are set to shoot the video for their new single, "Toxicity", in Manhattan Beach, CA this coming Wednesday, December 19th. Band bassist Shavo Odadjian is set to direct, with the clip slated to begin airing around mid January.
Recent rumors suggest that Stabbing Westward have parted ways with their label Koch Records.
Proven To Hate
Hatebreed recently mastered two new tracks at Sterling Sound in New York City, NY for a promo CD which will begin being distributed in mid-January. The tracks mastered were "Proven" and "I Will Be Heard", both of which are set to show up on the bands forthcoming new album, "Perseverance", which is slated for a March 26th release date through Stillborn/Republic/Universal. In other news, the band have officially confirmed that they will in fact be playing on the second leg of Slayer's God Hates The World Tour.