June 16th, 2002


Slipknot unmasked
SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root will remove their masks at the end of the month for a video shoot for "Get Inside", the first single from their side project, STONE SOUR, according to MTV.com.
The video will be shot onstage on June 26th at the Los Angeles club Whisky A Go-Go. The group are also due to film a video for "Bother", which will be different from the version released on the Spider-Man soundtrack. Both songs will appear on STONE SOUR's as-yet-untitled album, which is tentatively scheduled for release on September 10th through Roadrunner Records.

Disturbing Prayer
Disturbed have lined up the track "Prayer" as the first single from their upcoming new album "Believe", which they are currently mixing with Andy Wallace (Faith No More, System Of A Down). A video for the track will be shot in Los Angeles, CA next week with the Brothers Strause (Linkin Park, Godsmack) directing while a fall release through Reprise is being eyed for the album. In the meantime, group frontman David Draiman recently commented to LAUNCH on the songs from the forthcoming effort saying:
"Initially before we even started writing any of these, Danny and I had a little conversation where I kind of asked him, 'Give me some room to run.' We're still obviously very much metal. But I wanted to try some different things. He wanted to try different things. We wanted to grow and mature and show some development. People get tired of a band who put out records that are exactly the same. It was very challenging to us on many different levels. Number one, how so we improve ourselves within ourselves? And then, how do we rise to the challenge of the whole shadow of the sophomore recording."

Fear Factory's Concrete album
The finalized track listing for Fear Factory's "Concrete" album has been released and is as follows:
01 - "Big God/Raped Souls"
02 - "Arise Above Oppression"
03 - "Concrete"
04 - "Crisis"
05 - "Escape Confusion"
06 - "Sangre De Ninos"
07 - "Soulwomb"
08 - "Echoes Of Innocence"
09 - "Dragged Down By The Weight Of Existence"
10 - "Deception"
11 - "Desecrate"
12 - "Sufferage"
13 - "Anxiety"
14 - "Self Immolation"
15 - "Piss Christ"
16 - "Ulceration"
The effort, which is slated for a July 30th release through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam, was originally recorded back in 1991 with producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot) and was never officially released.


TYPE O NEGATIVE Demo More Material, Prepare To Record New CD

TYPE O NEGATIVE have finished demoing two more original compositions and an as-yet-undisclosed cover song for the group's forthcoming full-length album, tentatively due on October 29th through Roadrunner Records. The group had previously recorded nine songs during the pre-production process for the upcoming CD, among them "Nettie", "I Like Girls", "Valentine's Day", "I Need Love", "Anesthesia", "Why Won't You Love Me", "Above All Things", and "Life Is Killing Me".

TYPE O NEGATIVE are hoping to enter Systems 2 studios in Brooklyn, New York before the end of the month to begin recording the as-yet-untitled effort, which will once again be produced by keyboardist Josh Silver.

In related news, TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly will perform with his LED ZEPPELIN cover band called EARL'S COURT at Wicked Monk bar in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, June 29th.


KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer has offered an apology of sort for inflicting LIMP BIZKIT on the world. "Yeah, sorry about that," he told Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. "I mean, Fred Durst knocked on our bus door in Jacksonville like, 'Hey man, listen to my tape,' so it's our fault. I'm not ashamed of that, it's just sometimes when you bring a band to the public you can't control what people are going to do, and it's silly to think you can when you want them to do one thing and they do another. You just feel frustrated.

Munky also commented on his personal feelings regarding guitarist Wes Borland's departure from LIMP BIZKIT.

"Personally I'm going to miss Wes Borland. He was a great member of that band and a very strong member. I hope he'll do well with his new thing [EAT THE DAY] and I think he will, 'cause he's a creative monster. Honestly I think he made the right move. I think he got out at the right time."