Florida's GENITORTURERS, featuring former MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass, are in the studio recording songs for an upcoming movie soundtrack and new material for their next full-length album release. The new music is described by the band as "dark post-apocalyptic punk. Powerfully diverse and well orchestrated, it centers on heavy extremes of moods set by intense conceptual elements which will surely lend to a very intense all-new live presentation."
GENITORTURERS will be playing select show dates in October and November. Exact date and venues will be announced soon.
DISTURBED To Debut At #1 On Billboard Album Chart
DISTURBED are widely expected to debut at position #1 on the Billboard Pop Album chart next week with their latest CD, Believe, which is on its way towards having shifted around 300,000 copies during its week of release, according to industry insiders. The final numbers and the chart positions for the week ending September 22nd will be announced next Wednesday, September 25th.
MUDVAYNE To Issue 'The End of All Things To Come' In November
MUDVAYNE have set The End of All Things To Come as the title of their second album, due on November 19th through Epic Records. Expected to be a 12-track offering, the album's title is a play on The Beginning of All Things To End, the group's November 2001 LP which combined their self-released EP, Kill, I Oughtta, with live tracks and remixes of their 2000 debut, L.D. 50. The first single from the album, "Not Falling", will arrive at radio in early October, while the video for the track is scheduled to be shot soon after, though neither a treatment nor director has been decided upon.
The End of All Things To Come sees MUDVAYNE adopting a new identity, one that forgoes the gore of their old image for out-of-this-world alien veneers. Their names have changed, too. Singer Kud now goes by Chud, guitarist Gurrg is called Guug, drummer Spag has assumed the name Mr. Spug, and bassist Ryknow is now known as Ru-D.
BIOHAZARD Drummer Joins AMONG THIEVES
BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler has officially joined New York's AMONG THIEVES as a replacement for Will Shepler (ex-AGNOSTIC FRONT/MADBALL), who left the group to pursue other interests outside of the music industry. Schuler will continue to be a member of BIOHAZARD and will perform with both groups as the schedule allows.
AMONG THIEVES, who feature in their ranks former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert, recently completed a three-song recording with producer Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N ROSES, LOSTPROPHETS, etc.) and are said to be planning upcoming shows. The aforementioned recording also includes a guest appearance by TYPE O NEGATIVE keyboardist Josh Silver, who lent his signature sound to the tracks "Problems of My Own" and "Seize the Day".
COAL CHAMBER Frontman To Host Radio Show
COAL CHAMBER/DEATHRIDE frontman Dez Fafara has been offered a radio show by XM Sattelite Radio, a national radio service for the car which launched its operations several months ago. "We're getting ready to start work on it in the next two weeks," stated Dez. "Well be playing great music and for our first interview hope to speak to [MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist] Nikki Sixx live on the phone and then play only demos. Nikki is not confirmed yet but it sure would be cool to have him as the first guest."