Taproot have completed mixing their forthcoming new album "Welcome" with Andy Wallace (Faith No More, System Of A Down) and are currently working on getting it mastered. The effort is slated for an October 15th release date through Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic and will be preceded by the first single "Poem" (formerly known as "Poem To Self") in September. In the meantime, two dates have been announced for the bands impending headline tour with Deadsy and dredg in tow, they are as follows:
August 13th Las Vegas, NV - The Castle
August 14th Phoenix, AZ - Bash On Ash
More dates will be announced shortly.
Mindless Self Indulgence have set "Alienating Our Audience" as the title to their forthcoming live CD which will feature 6 new songs and 4 old songs taken from a performance which occurred at CBGB's in New York City, NY on May 13th. The effort is expected out later this year through Uppity Cracker. In other news, the bands alter ego project The Left Rights are expecting to release their 40 track debut effort through Uppity Cracker later this year as well and it will come complete with a limited edition CD-ROM video of Mindless Self Indulgence performing their rare track "Pantyshot" live.
A Perfect Tapeworm
Despite the stiff words from Trent Reznor that emerged as a result of A Perfect Circle performing the incomplete Tapeworm track "Vacant" live, it appears as though all has been forgiven as Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan was recently in the studio recording vocals for the Tapeworm project. Pictures of Keenan in the studio tracking vocals for the project from a session which took place earlier month are currently available for viewing on www.tapeworm.net. A release date for the group's long anticipated debut offering has yet to be announced.
Believe In Prayer
Disturbed have set a September 17th release date through Reprise/Warner for their upcoming new album "Believe". The track "Prayer" has been tapped as the first single from it and is slated to impact at radio on August 08th, while an accompanying video for the song will also begin airing around the same time.
Pressure 4-5 have now enlisted former Cheva drummer Andy Bogert to replace drummer Tom Schmidt who recently exited the group. No announcement has been made in regards to a new bassist for the band as of yet however.
Linkin Park will be releasing a single for their tracks "H! Vltg3" and "Pts.Of.Athrty" in the U.K. on July 22nd through Warner Bros. Both songs are taken from the groups forthcoming "Hybrid Theory" reinterpretation album "Reanimation", due out in stores stateside on July 30th.
Despite recent rumors, Pledge Of Allegiance will not be taking place this year and will instead be returning in 2003 with an as of yet unannounced lineup.