Shiner are now planning to re-release their out of print 1997 effort "Lula Divinia" through DeSoto Records in the coming months complete with 2 extra bonus tracks. In other news, the group plan to embark on an upper-Midwest U.S. tour in late August with Detachment Kit and will then head to Japan for the following dates:
September 07th Tokyo, Japan - Loft (Feat. Naht, Bloodthirsty Butchers, Boris, Dig A Hole)
September 08th Nagoya, Japan - Tight Rope (Feat. Kiwiroll, Dig A Hole)
September 09th Mie, Japan - Question (Feat. Amok)
September 10th Osaka, Japan - Fandango (Feat. Kiwiroll, Dig A Hole)
September 12th Fukuoka, Japan - Vivre Hall (Feat. Butch)
September 14th Tokyo, Japan - Era (Feat. Nine Days Wonder, Toe)
Following the tour the group plan to continue work on writing more new material for their next release.
God Damn Track Listing
Filter have finalized the track listing for their upcoming new album "The Amalgamut", it is as follows:
01 - "You Walk Away"
02 - "American Cliché"
03 - "Where Do We Go From Here"
04 - "Columind"
05 - "The Missing"
06 - "The Only Way (Is The Wrong Way)"
07 - "My Long Walk To Jail"
08 - "So I Quit"
09 - "God Damn Me"
10 - "It Can Never Be The Same"
11 - "World Today"
12 - "The 4th"
The album is slated for a July 30th release through Reprise.
The bulk of dates have been announced for the H82K2 Tour which features Slayer, Soulfly and In Flames, the latest full schedule is as follows:
August 03rd San Jose, CA - Event Center Arena
August 06th Universal City, CA - Universal Amphitheatre
August 07th Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
August 09th Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
August 10th Council Bluffs, IA - Westfair Amphitheatre
August 11th St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
August 13th New York, NY - Roseland
August 14th New York, NY - Roseland
August 15th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
August 17th Worcester, MA - The Palladium
August 18th Washington, DC - Nation
August 20th Cleveland, OH - Nautica Stage
August 21st Columbus, OH - PromoWest Pavilion
August 22nd Pontiac, MI - Phoenix Center Street
August 23rd Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
August 27th McAllen, TX - Villa Real Conv. Ctr.
August 28th Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
August 30th Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
August 31st Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
September 03rd Quebec City, QC - L'Agora Du Vieux Port
September 04th Montreal, QC - Jarry Park Tennis Centre
September 05th Mississauga, ON - Hershey Centre
September 10th Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
September 11th Calgary, AB - Stampede Corral
September 13th Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
Cancer Of Ozzfest
According to www.nissanpavillion.com, the first two dates of this years Ozzfest, July 06th and July 07th, will be postponed due to tour organizer Sharon Osbourne being diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer that will require surgery immediately. A statement on the aforementioned site reads:
"Sharon Osbourne has been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer. Mrs. Osbourne will undergo surgery, and is expected to make a full recovery. She has the loving support of her husband and three children who are by her side.
As a result, the first two dates of Ozzfest 2002: July 6th at Nissan Pavilion, and July 7th in Pittsburgh, PA have been postponed. More details about a rescheduled date will follow shortly. Please hold onto your tickets at this time, and check back for more information."
More information on the matter is available here.
30 Seconds To Morning
Incubus and 30 Seconds To Mars will be hitting the road together for a tour expected to last through much of the fall. Dates for the trek so far include:
July 02nd Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe (30 Seconds To Mars Only)
July 26th Paso Robles, CA - Mid State Fair
August 31st Reno, NV - Lawlor Events Center (30 Seconds To Mars Only)
September 05th Boise, ID - Idaho Center
September 06th Bozeman, MT - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
September 08th Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Plaza Civic Ctr. Arena
September 09th Council Bluff, IA- Westfair
September 10th Kansas City, KS - Sandstone Arena
September 12th St. Louis, MO - UMB Bank Pavilion
September 15th Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
September 18th Hartford, CT - Hartford Civic Center Coliseum
September 20th Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
September 22nd Ithaca, NY - Cornell University
September 23rd Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Arena
September 27th Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
More dates for the tour will be announced shortly. 30 Seconds To Mars are slated to release their self-titled Immortal/Virgin debut on August 13th.
No One's Deaf
The Queens Of The Stone Age have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming new album "Songs For The Deaf", it is as follows:
01 - "The Real Song For The Deaf"
02 - "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire"
03 - "No One Knows"
04 - "First It Giveth"
05 - "Song For The Dead"
06 - "The Sky Is Falling"
07 - "Six Shooter"
08 - "Hanging Tree"
09 - "Go With The Flow"
10 - "Gonna Leave You"
11 - "Do It Again"
12 - "God Is On The Radio"
13 - "Another Love Song"
14 - "Song For The Deaf"
15 - "Mosquito Song" (Hidden Track)
In other news, the band have now lined up the track "No One Knows" as the first single from the release and a video for it is in the works. "Songs For The Deaf" will land in stores on August 27th through Interscope.
An official website for the new "Streetwise DVD" series has been launched and can be viewed at www.streetwisedvd.com. The inaugural issue of the series is now available in stores through Go Big! and features music and video footage from bands such as System Of A Down, dredg, Chimaira, Cold, Glassjaw, Snot, Poison The Well and many, many more.
West Memphis Flag
More information has surfaced on the forthcoming West Memphis Three benefit album being spearheaded by Henry Rollins. At present the release is slated for a November release through 2.13.61/Sanctuary and will feature a wealth of vocalists and musicians contributing their talents to covers of Black Flag songs performed by Rollins' backing band, Mother Superior. Current known covers include:
Corey Taylor of Slipknot - "Room 13"
Mike Patton of Faith No More/Mr. Bungle - "Six Pack"
Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead - "Thirsty And Miserable"
Ice-T - "Police Story"
Rollins himself will also be present on the release, doing a new version of "My War", while other artists also expected to contribute include Casey Chaos of Amen, Hank Williams III, Iggy Pop and members of Ween and Rancid among others.
Covering The Nation
Sepultura are currently hard at work in the studio writing new material for their next album which they plan to begin recording in late August/early September. In the meantime however the band will be recording a new EP next month which they hope to release by the years end. Included on the effort will be a variety of covers plus two new songs, one of which is titled "Corrupted". The tentative list of cover tracks also set to show up on the EP so far include:
Jane's Addiction's "Mountain Song"
U2's "Bullet The Blue Sky"
Public Enemy's "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos"
A label for both of the aforementioned releases has yet to be announced.
Pressure 4-5 have parted ways with their drummer Tom Schmidt. The departure comes hot on the heels of the announcement of their bassist Lyle McKeany leaving the fold and as such, they are currently holding auditions for a new rhythm section while they continue work on writing new material for their next effort. Despite the recent rumors however the group have no plans of breaking up and are instead expecting to announce replacements for both positions shortly.
Right To Murder
The Murderdolls will be releasing a 3 song sampler entitled "You Have The Right To Remain Violent" through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam in the coming weeks, it will feature the following track listing:
01 - "Dead In Hollywood"
02 - "Twist My Sister"
03 - "Lets Go To War"
In other news, the group will be playing on the Main Outdoor Stage at the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo, Japan on August 17th and in Osaka, Japan on August 18th. More dates are expected to be announced shortly. In the meantime the bands forthcoming full-length debut "Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls" is slated for an August 20th release.
Powerman 5000 are now said to be planning to enter the studio next month to begin work on recording their long awaited new album. A producer for the effort has not yet been announced but an early 2003 release through Dreamworks is being eyed.
Power lazy? Maybe they should call their next album 5000? Thats the year that it might be released!
My Chemical Debut
My Chemical Romance have set the track listing to their forthcoming new album "I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love", it is as follows:
01 - "Romance"
02 - "Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough For The Two Of Us"
03 - "Vampires Will Never Hurt You"
04 - "Drowning Lessons"
05 - "Our Lady Of Sorrows"
06 - "Headfirst For Halos"
07 - "Skylines And Turnstiles"
08 - "Early Sunsets Over Montoeville"
09 - "This Is The Best Day Ever"
10 - "Cucicles"
11 - "Demolition Lovers"
A July 23rd release through Eyeball has been slated for the outing.
Nothing Shapes Up
The tentative track listing has been set for Meshuggah's forthcoming new album "Nothing", it is as follows:
01 - "Stengah"
02 - "Rational Gaze"
03 - "Perpetual Black Second"
04 - "Closed Eye Visuals"
05 - "Glints Collide"
06 - "Organic Shadows"
07 - "Straws Pulled At Random"
08 - "Spasm"
09 - "Nebulous"
10 - "Obsidian"
The effort is currently slated for an August 06th release through Nuclear Blast.
I have never heard these guys but witchmooon seems to think they are pretty good.
Sevendust have lined up the track "Crucified" as the next single from their latest release "Animosity".
There Goes The Butchers
Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell recently posted an update of sorts on the bands official website regarding the tentative title of "Here Comes The Butchers" that has been circulating for their upcoming new album as of late, here's what he had to say:
"Internet rumors are just the greatest. Especially when it comes from unknown sources that obviously and most likely never get the info from a legit source. 'Butchers' is just a song title. There hasn't been any decision's made for an album title as of yet.... Maybe there won't be a title at all. I can also assure those who think its impossible to top our previous records that your going to be completely blown away. I personally think the new music makes the old seem stupid. Just my opinion. Then again...its never been a habit for us to give a shit about what anyone thinks. Afterall, its our vision and our dream. Everything else is just a decoration. So unless you all hear it from us...don't believe it. So come now children of the beast...be strong and shout at the devil!!!!! See you all soon. ........T"
At present the group are planning to begin recording the effort in September with an early 2003 release through TVT in the cards.
Putting The Team To Sleep
Team Sleep have had a change of plans and are now apparently planning to release their highly anticipated self-titled debut sometime early next year following the release of the new Deftones opus, "Lovers". In the meantime, the members of the band have been keeping themselves busy with programmer DJ Crook and guitarist Todd Wilkinson collaborating together on an as of yet unnamed new project while Chino Moreno is in the studio with the Deftones and drummer Zach Hill has been working with Les Claypool of Primus fame. For an interesting new write-up on the band complete with comments from Wilkinson, check here.
Current rumors suggest that Amen drummer Shannon Larkin will be involved with the upcoming new album from Godsmack in light of the recent departure of Tommy Stewart. Though no official info has come down on the matter as of yet, if the partnership does occur it will likely surface in the form of Larkin handling the drumming duties for the band during their studio time for their new album which they are expected to begin recording later this year.
What band hasn't made a split?
According to various sources, Dry Cell have unceremoniously parted ways with their label Reprise/Warner before even releasing their debut album for the label. Details upon why the split occurred are sketchy at best, though the groups aforementioned album "Disconnected" has now been pushed back to an August 27th release date.
P.O.D. are rumored to have set 3Points Records as the name to their new Elektra imprint. The first release through the label will be Blindside's new album "Silence", which is due out in stores on August 20th.
Drop The Profession
Professional Murder Music have parted ways with Geffen Records and are said to now be looking for a new label to release their next album which they are currently writing new material for. In the meantime, the group have the following show lined up:
July 09th West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy (Feat. 16VOLT)
Back In The Machine?
Recent industry rumors suggest that the Rage Against The Machine and Chris Cornell project is once again back on with the two parties having worked out their differences and deciding to continue on with the group. According to www.hitsdailydouble.com, the band have even been seeking out new management recently. While little else is known as of yet, a September 24th release through Epic has been rumored for the groups completed debut offering.
God Doesn't Hate The U.K.
Slayer will be releasing a Collector's Edition version of their latest album "God Hates Us All" in the U.K. on July 15th. The effort will feature the original banned cover art for the album, two bonus tracks in the form of "Scarstruck" and "Addict", plus an additional DVD entitled "Darkness Of Christ" which will feature the video for the track "Bloodline" along with a live performance of "Raining Blood", and various other footage.
11 Below Summer
40 Below Summer will be hitting the studio this weekend to start recording 11 new songs for pre-production purposes. The group are also tentatively planning to hit the road for a short stint in late August, though nothing has been finalized as of yet.
Dolls In Hollywood
The Murderdolls have selected their track "Dead In Hollywood" as the first single from their upcoming Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam debut "Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls", which is due out on August 20th. The group are currently in the Hollywood, CA area working on a video for the track.
Presenting More Darkness
Chimaira are currently writing new material for their next record and plan on entering the studio to begin recording it late this fall. The group expect to have around 9-10 songs featured on the album and band frontman Mark Hunter went on to comment about what to expect saying:
"The new material is unpredictable, and more energetic. All of the Chimaira trademark styles are present, but there is a twist on all of them. we can't wait to record them."
In the meantime, Hunter and bassist Jim LaMarca have been involved in a side project with Ed Gandolf and Drew Scalero, both of whom are former band mates from groups the pair played in prior to Chimaira. Hunter handles the guitar duties in the project, which is tentatively dubbed High Point, and is described as "eclectic stoner rock." Chimaira fans need not worry however as the group is not intended to be serious, though the band do plan to play a show or two in the coming months and will also be releasing a few songs in mp3 format online as they get them finished up. At present tentative High Point track titles include:
"JEL" (Feat. Ben Schigel of SW1TCHED)
In the meantime, Chimaira are planning on embarking on a 4-5 week tour in late July/early August with Atreyu, Five Pointe O and Diecast in tow, while a possible European tour with Ill Niño in late September is also in the works.
Even Darker Days
A wealth of new dates have been announced for the Dark Days 2002 Tour which features Coal Chamber, American Head Charge, Medication and Lollipop Lust Kill, the latest additions are as follows:
July 11th St. Cloud, MN - St. Cloud Civic Center
July 16th Lincoln, NE - Royal Grove
July 17th Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
July 18th St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
July 19th Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
July 20th Pittsburgh, PA - Metropol
July 21st Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
July 23rd New York, NY - The World
July 24th Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe
July 26th Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
July 27th Old Bridge, NJ - Birch Hill Nite Club
July 31st Portland, ME - State Theatre
Peaceful Poison Collapse
Poison The Well and Thursday will be hitting the road together in October as part of this years edition of the "Plea For Peace" Tour. A compilation CD in benefit of the same cause will also be released on August 20th through Sub City/Hopeless.
Face The Butchers
Nothingface are now said to be eyeing "Here Come The Butchers" as the tentative title to their upcoming new album which they plan to begin recording in September. A release in early 2003 through TVT is being plotted.
Superjoint Ritual will be filming their live performance at the Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX tonight for an upcoming DVD planned to be released through Sanctuary this fall. More details are expected in the coming weeks.
I also posted some Finger Eleven news on the fingereleven community...
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