Rob Zombie's long delayed movie project "House Of 1000 Corpses" has now found a new distributor, this time in the form of Lions Gate Films. Current plans have an R rated version of the film seeing a theatrical release in early 2003 while an unrated version will be made available on VHS/DVD mid next year. The film itself was originally set to be released in the summer of 2001 through Universal but was later shelved as a result of the visceral gore it contained, after which MGM stepped into release the film only to abruptly call off all negotiations, reportedly due to an tongue in cheek comment Zombie himself made about the company on an MTV segment.
Sturm And Purchase
KMFDM will be releasing a live album documenting their recent "Sturm And Drang" Tour through Metropolis on November 05th. A DVD chronicling the tour is also expected out sometime in the not too distant future as well.
A View Of Things To Come
Incubus plan to begin work on their next album late this year/early next year with producer Scott Litt (Hole, Nirvana) once again at the helm. A release sometime next year through Immortal/Epic is in the works. In other news, the band have also been approached to contribute to Santana's forthcoming new album and apparently also have some side projects in the works as well, though whether or not the projects are actually a reality is presently unconfirmed as the band are known to often announce things tongue in cheek. For a short interview with band guitarist Mike Einziger about the new record and the various other aforementioned topics, click here.
Korn have set "Pop Sux!" as the name to their upcoming U.S. tour which will kick off in October and continue through till December. Disturbed and TRUSTcompany will support on the bill and dates announced so far are as follows:
October 08th Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
October 09th East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
October 12th Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center
October 13th Portland, ME - Cumberland Civic Ctr.
October 15th Philadelphia, PA - First Union Spectrum
October 16th State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
October 18th Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amp. Charlotte
October 19th Marion, SC - Carolina Amphitheatre
October 21st Winston-Salem, NC - LJVM Arena
October 22nd Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
October 24th Tampa, FL - Ice Palace
October 25th Miami, FL - Bayfront Park
October 27th New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena
October 29th Little Rock, AR - Barton Coliseum
October 31st Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Centre
November 01st Austin, TX - Auditorium
November 02nd San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Back In The Cycle
Staind are said to currently be in the Los Angeles, CA area doing pre-production for their upcoming new album with producer Josh Abraham (Limp Bizkit, Orgy). A spring/summer 2003 release through Flip/Elektra is expected.
No Daze In The Park
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has been forced to postpone his plans to join up with his former band Grey Daze for a one off benefit show which was set to take place in Phoenix, AZ early next month. The concert has been called off in order for Bennington to meet his recording obligations for the new Linkin Park record which is currently in the works. More information on the cancellation is available on www.linkinpark.com.
Sonny Planet Earth?
(hed)p.e. are heavily rumored to have parted ways with their guitarist Chizad and replaced him with former Amen guitarist Sonny Mayo. Chizad is said to currently be working on a new solo project while (hed)p.e. are still finishing up work on their upcoming and as of yet untitled new album which they expect to release through Jive early next year.
Less Is Bizkit
Limp Bizkit have finally cleared up the rumors and announced that the producer for their new album "Less Is More" is none other than Rick Rubin (Slayer, System Of A Down). The group have been working with him for the past month and have already recorded over 20 songs together. Band frontman Fred Durst and bassist Sam Rivers have been handling the guitar duties during the recording sessions in light of the vacant guitarist slot still present in the band since the departure of gutiarist Wes Borland last October.