March 11th, 2002

Lab ReVolt
Skinlab have now set a May 28th release date through Century Media for their upcoming new album, "reVoltingRoom". The finalized track listing for the effort is as follows:
01 - "Intro"
02 - "Come Get It"
03 - "Slave The Way"
04 - "Purify"
05 - "Anthem For A Fallen Star"
06 - "Disturbing The Art Of Expression"
07 - "Take As Needed"
08 - "Jesus Sells"
09 - "Never Give In"
10 - "One Of Us"
The album also features a hidden track consisting of the rants and raves compiled from the bands "reVOLTLINE" hotline, which was launched a few months prior and allowed fans to call up and speak their mind. Three b-sides are said to have been tracked during the albums recording sessions as well, they are as follows:
"Bullet With Butterfly Wings" (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)
It is unknown as of yet if or when they will see a release however.

Now You Roach
Papa Roach have set, "If You Don't Know, Now You Know!", as the tentative title to their upcoming DVD release, expected out this summer. In the meantime, the bands new album, "Lovehatetragedy", is due out through Dreamworks on June 25th.

Between Vex
Vex Red have been playing a new track entitled, "Between Venom And Vision", at recent live performances. At present, the bands I AM/Virgin debut, "Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire", is eyeing a late spring/early summer release stateside.

Shower Of The Year
Mike Patton of Faith No More/Mr. Bungle fame was allegedly arrested by the police after Tomahawk's performance at the Astoria in London, ENG last night, after urinating on a security guard and a number of photographers in the photo pit from the stage. The incident apparently occurred during the last song of the bands set. It is thought that Patton had a prior altercation with security that night and seized the moment as revenge, though no official statement has been released as of yet.

Seven Unreal Ears Pt.2
Sevendust have now announced that the recent cancellation of their Australian tour was a result of a death in the family of band guitarist John Connolly. The band have also confirmed that they plan to hit the road this summer in the U.S. supporting Creed. For now, they are set to kick off a U.S. trek with SOiL and Earshot in tow beginning in mid-April, dates and venues are expected to be announced shortly.

A Perfect Slave
Slaves On Dope are currently preparing to begin pre-production on demos for their upcoming new album with Jason Slater of Snake River Conspiracy and Troy Van Leeuwen of A Perfect Circle/Failure fame. In related news, band frontman Jason Rockman was recently involved in a freak car accident this past weekend in Montreal, QC. He escape relatively uninjured and commented on the incident saying:
"I'm just lucky to be alive, the paramedics said not many people walk away from such accidents. It's these kind of events that make you realize how important everybody in your life is and how significant it is to live everyday to its fullest."
Despite the accident, the band will still be playing the following dates:
March 26th Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues (Feat. FLAW)
March 27th Hollywood, CA - Key Club

Puddle Of Korn?
Recent rumors suggest that Korn's upcoming headlining trek in June will now feature Puddle Of Mudd, Deadsy and Marz on the bill, though no official word has come down as of yet. At present, the bands new album, "Untouchables", is due out through Immortal/Epic on June 11th.

Machine Head frontman Robert Flynn has posted a statement regarding the bands current situation and outlook on a variety of topics on their official website,

Dark Coal
Coal Chamber have set the tentative track listing to their upcoming new album, "Dark Days", due out through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam on May 07th. It shapes up as follows:
01 - "Fiend"
02 - "Glow"
03 - "Watershed"
04 - "Something Told Me"
05 - "Dark Days"
06 - "Alienate Me"
07 - "One Step"
08 - "Friend"
09 - "Row Boat"
10 - "Drove"
11 - "Empty Jar"
12 - "Beckoned"

Label A Tour
FLAW have been added to the upcoming Kittie Tour which also features Skinlab and My Ruin. The outing was originally referred to as the "Fuck Yer Label" Tour by My Ruin, who explained the reasoning behind the name saying:
"Spitfire Records licensed both of My Ruin's previous efforts in the US from ex-label Snapper Music in the UK, without either knowledge or consent of the band, and did nothing whatsoever in the way of support or promotion. That rendered us unable to tour in the US at a time when we should have been everywhere. It was our personal name for this outing, in no way a reflection on the feelings of the other bands, and not meant to be shared with the group."

Seven Calls
Sevendust will be appearing on "Last Call With Carson Daly" in early April. The band will be performing a special acoustic version of their latest single, "Live Again". An exact air date is expected to be announced shortly.

Burton Speaks
Former Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell has now released a statement regarding his departure from the band, you can check it out here.

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