Pure Rock Newswire 07/14/03

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Monday, July 14, 2003 @ 2:30 AM

A Summary Of News, Rumors And

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Superjoint Ritual have the following gigs lined up:

07/16/03 Springfield, VA Jaxx
07/17/03 Carbondale, IL Mugsy Maguires
07/18/03 Bloomington, IL The New Lafayette Club
07/19/03 Flint, MI Machine Shop
07/21/03 New York City, NY Bowery Ballroom
07/22/03 Old Bridge, NJ Burch Hill Nightclub
07/23/03 Norfolk, VA Norva
07/25/03 Toledo, OH Headliners
07/26/03 St. Louis, MO Pops

Morbid Angel’s next studio release has been officially titled, Heretic. It previously had a working title of H2K3. The album is scheduled for release in the US on September 22nd through Earache Records, and September 23rd in Europe.

Velvet Revolver -- the new group featuring Scott Weiland and ex-Guns N’ Roses members – will release a live performance (recorded in Los Angeles in June) as an EP and DVD sometime this fall. More details as they become available.

Queensryche will kick off their latest studio release, Tribe at an in-store signing on July 22nd, 2 – 4 PM at Independent Records in Denver, CO.

Cult of Luna will support Poison the Well this August in Europe. Check out CultofLuna.com for the exact tour dates.

Exodus and Agent Steel have the following gigs lined up together in Europe:

10/08/03 Scheffield, UK Corporation
10/09/03 London, UK Camden Palace
10/10/03 Eindhoven, NL Effenaar
10/11/03 Antwerpen, BL Hof Ter Loo
10/12/03 Paris, FR La Locomotive
10/13/03 Essen, DE Zeche Carl
10/14/03 Berlin, DE Columbia Halle Fritz
10/15/03 Hamburg, DE Markthalle
10/16/03 Munster, DE (Breitefeld) Live Arena
10/17/03 Bischofswerda, DE Hanger
10/18/03 Warszawa, PL Proxima
10/19/03 Praha, CZ Lucerna Music Club
10/20/03 Innsbruck, AU Hafen
10/21/03 Pratteln, CH Z7
10/24/03 Barcelona, SP La Capsa
10/25/03 Madrid, SP Aqualung
10/26/03 Porto, POR Hard Club

The Sex Pistols -- featuring original members Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock -- are preparing for a US tour from August 20th through September 7th. Click here for their itinerary.

Roadrunner Records will be releasing various “best of” albums on September 23rd. The albums include: Deicide (liner notes by Joey Jordison of Slipknot), Brujeria (liner notes by III of Superjoint Ritual), King Diamond (liner noted by Dave Ellefson), Mercyful Fate (liner notes by Mark Hunter of Chimaira), as well as several others. Visit Roadrunner for the full tracklistings.

Freddy Vs. Jason, the movie, will feature a soundtrack by Roadrunner Records. Included on the CD are the following artists: Ill Nino, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Spineshank, Chimaira and Stone Sour.The soundtrack will be released on August 12th, three days prior to the movie’s release.

The Datsuns have been added to the Main Stage at this year's Ozzfest. They will be performing only July 20th through July 30th.

Powerman 5000, Adema and Spineshank will hit the road starting July 20th in the US. Click here for their current schedule, although more dates are expected to be added.

A Perfect Circle is nearing the release of their sophomore album, Thirteenth Step, which is due out on September 16th through Virgin Records. In the meantime, they will perform a string of club dates, which are as follows:

07/26/03 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
07/28/03 Dallas, TX Grenada Theater
07/30/03 Atlanta, GA Roxy Theater
08/01/03 Norfolk, VA The Norva
08/02/03 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
08/03/03 Boston, MA Berklee Academy of Music
08/05/03 New York, NY Irving Plaza
08/06/03 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
08/08/03 Cleveland, OH Odeon
08/09/03 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall
08/10/03 Chicago, IL Cabaret Metro
08/11/03 Minneapolis, MN Pantages

Nevermore’s latest studio effort, Enemies of Reality, is slated for release on July 29th. The album was produced by Kelly Gray of Queensryche. There will be an all-ages CD release party at Studio 7 in Seattle, WA on July 18th.


It’s the validation you’ve all been waiting for: The Eleventh Edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary now officiates the word “Headbanger” to describe a hard rock musician/fan.

According to the ticket-purchasing link on Godsmack's official website, all shows from July through September have been cancelled, with no explaination provided. More info when that becomes available.

Brand New Sin has a variety of gigs lined up this summer, which so far include:

07/31/03 Minneapolis, MN Urban Wildlife (w/ DevilInside)
08/02/03 Sturgis, SD Full Throttle Saloon (Sturgis Motorcycle Rally)
08/07/03 Flint, MI Machine Shop
08/08/03 Detroit, MI Token Lounge
08/09/03 Chicago, IL Penny Road Pub
08/13/03 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (Chord Party)
08/15/03 Cleveland, OH Odeon Club

Danzig will commence work on their next studio album at the end of this month. Joining the band officially is Bevan Davies (Jerry Cantrell/Comes With The Fall). In the meantime, Danzig will be headlining Spain’s Bilbao Festival on July 4th, in which former Danzig guitarist Todd Youth will temporarily fill in for Tommy Victor, who has prior commitments with Prong in Europe.

Rhino Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group, will issue a “best of” Pantera album this September. The tentative track listing so far is as follows:

01. Cowboys From Hell
02. Cemetery Gates
03. Walk
04. Mouth For War
05. This Love
06. I'm Broken
07. Becoming
08. 5 Minutes Alone
09. Planet Caravan
10. Drag The Waters
11. Where You Come From
12. Cat Scratch Fever
13. I'll Cast A Shadow
14. Goddamn Electric
15. Revolution Is My Name
16. Hole In The Sky

Overkill have a few US shows confirmed so far upon their return from Europe:

07/17/03 Springfield, VA Jaxx
07/18/03 Baltimore, MD Thunderdome
07/19/03 Brooklyn, NY L'Amours
07/20/03 Huntington Station, NY Downtown

Machine Head are amidst recording their fifth studio album, Through the Ashes of Empires, which is scheduled for release on October 13th through Roadrunner Records. This will mark their first album with their recently-recruited guitarist Phil Demmel.

Junkyard will be reuniting for a couple of shows. They will perform at the Viper Room in Los Angeles, CA on August 25th, and then head off to Spain for the Serie Z Festival in Jerez de le Fronta, which will also include Twisted Sister, The London Quireboys, Motochrist, Warrior Soul and many more. (Thanks to ‘E’).

The Who will be releasing their double live CD, Live at the Royal Albert Hall on July 22nd through Steamhammer Records. The CD is the soundtrack of the 2001 DVD of the same name, but will also include two bonus tracks. There will also be a special limited-edition third CD, which includes four live tracks from 2002 at the Royal Albert Hall which marks bassist John Entwistle’s last performance with the band. Proceeds from the CD will benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK.

KISS will release their 36th album, The KISS Symphony, on July 22nd through KISS Records. The album was recorded with the 70-piece Melbourne Symphony.

Stone Sour have a handful of gigs lined up in Europe this month, which include:

07/03/03 Utrecht, NET Tivoli
07/04/03 Nr. Strasbourg, FRA Eurokennes de Belfort
07/05/03 Graspop, BEL Graspop Festival
07/06/03 Leipzig, GER With Full Force Festival
07/08/03 Nottingham, UK Rock City
07/09/03 Birmingham, UK Academy
07/10/03 Glasgow, UK Barrowlands
07/11/03 Manchester, UK Apollo
07/12/03 London, UK Brixton Academy

Alabama’s Haste will release their third album, The Mercury Lift on July 2nd, which features a guest appearance from vocalist Randy Blythe (Lamb of God).

Reveille, who made their debut in 1999, have officially called it quits. The following is a statement from the band:

“To all our true friends and fans,

’We would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of you for the love and dedication you have shown us over the years. Your loyalty and support have always been the driving force behind Reveille and it will never, ever be forgotten.
For a number of months everyone has been in the dark, wondering about the band’s progress and future. We sincerely apologize for the delay, and assure you that the time taken was extremely focused on endless writing, soul searching, and tough decision making.
At this time, we regret to inform you, that Reveille will no longer continue to pursue music together as a band. The chemistry between us is just not what it was, and we all strongly believe this is the right move at the right time.
Most importantly, we will all walk away with nothing but the most incredible moments to remember. Those moments were solely made possible because of you, our friends and fans. It’s been amazing seeing you all at shows, communicating through email, and discovering the different ways we’ve affected each other’s lives. Without you, none of this could’ve happened.
We hope that you will all continue to check this site for further developments and information as some of us are already amidst serious plans for new projects. More details will be posted within the upcoming weeks as well as individual contact information while things settle down.
Once again, THANK YOU for the love and memories from the bottom of our hearts. We love you all.

’Yours truly,”
Drew, Steve, Carl, Justin, Chris


Cold will perform tonight live on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC).

Powerman 5000 will be the musical guests on The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborne on Monday night June 23rd, 2003 on CBS at 12:35am.

Lollapalooza -- which features this year: Jane’s Addiction, Queens of the Stone Age and Audioslave -- has cancelled it’s opening gig on July 3rd in Ionia (Grand Rapids), MI due to staging, production and venue issues. Tickets will be refunded, or will be honored at the DTE Music Center in Detroit on July 18th. Lollapolooza will now make it’s grand entrance on July 5th in Nobelsville, IN at the Verizon Wireless Music Center.

For the first time in 25 years, former members of Montrose will join forces again for 3 shows: Minneapolis, MN (08/20), Kansas City, MO (08/22) and St. Louis, MO (08/23). Check out Sammy Hagar’s official web site at RedRocker.com for more info!

Danzig announce Bevan Davies (Comes With The Fall) as their official new drummer.

Endo’s Songs For The Restess has been pushed up a week to a July 22nd release. You can catch Endo at this year’s Ozzfest, which kicks off on June 28th.

Kittie will make its first trip to Mexico later this month for two shows in Mexico City and Monterrey. "We are all really excited about our very first show in Mexico,” said guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander. “This has been something we have been looking forward to for a long time, and I expect the crowd to be just as crazy, or more so, than any other country we have played before.“ Kittie is extremely revved up to play for their Mexican fans. “We promise to rock you,” Lander said. “I am sure Mexico with take the top spot on our favorite countries list!” The shows in Mexico will be immediately followed by several East Coast American dates, including Hellfest in Syracuse, N.Y. Kittie will preview new material on this string of dates. Confirmed gigs are as follows:

06/20/03 London Ontario, Canada Call The Office (Benefit) (w/ Acacia, Damn13)
06/28/03 Mexico City, Mexico Circo Volador
06/29/03 Monterrey, Mexico TBA
07/02/03 W. Springfield, VA Jaxx
07/03/03 W. Springfield, VA Jaxx
07/04/03 Syracuse, NY Hellfest – NY State Fair
07/05/03 Brooklyn, NY L’amour

The Crown, who have been recently reunited with original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have completed recoding their next album, Possessed 13, and plan on a release sometime around September/October.

Dimmu Borgir next studio album, Death Cult Armageddon is in the mixing stages, and should be ready for release on September 9th through Century Media. The album will include a cover of Bathory’s “Satan My Master.”

Rock City Morgue, which features bassist Sean Yseault (ex-White Zombie), have recruited drummer Andy Baker (B Movie Rats). RCM’s EP Some Ghouls is out now through Antidote Records.

Sweden’s Fatal Smile will be touring the US this summer. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

07/25 – 07/26/03 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Metal Fest
07/27/03 Milwaukee, WI Vnuks
07/30/03 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bikini Bobs
07/31/03 Orlando, FL Lost & Found
08/02/03 Atlanta, GA The Extreem
08/04/03 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
08/06/03 Philadelphia, PA The Pontiac
08/07/03 New Jersey, NJ Pirates Den
08/08/03 Baltimore, MD Metal Mind Rage Festival
08/09/03 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rocks
08/13/03 Johnson City, TN Casbah
08/14/03 Louisville, KY Expo 5
08/15/03 Nashville, TN The Outer Limit
08/16/ Nashville, TN 03 Headlining Maximum Metal

Dew-Scented are currently in the studio working on their next album, to be release later this year. The album will feature a rerecorded version of “Skybound,” which originally appeared on their 1999 album, Ill-Natured.

Atreyu have the following gigs lined up with Sepultura

07/06/03 Nurnberg GER Hirsch
07/07/03 Karlsruhe GER Substage
07/08/03 Zurich SWI Abart Music Club
07/13/03 London UK Astoria
07/14/03 Manchester UK MDH II
07/15/03 Glasgow SCO Academy
07/16/03 Wolves UK Civic


Slipknot bassist Paul Gray (aka #2) was arrested this weekend in his hometown of Des Moines, IA after running his Porsche through a red light, crashing into another vehicle. He was found completely incoherent, and according to reports, syringes, marijuana and cocaine were found inside of his vehicle. He was charged with misdemeanor drug and traffic violations, and was released on a $4300 bond.

Type O Negative will release their long-awaited album, Life is Killing Me, on June 17th. They will also be playing a special free show at CBGB’s in NYC on Friday the 13th (of June, that is!) For more info, check them out at Roadrunner Records.

The Haunted, Sahi Hulud, Kataklysm and Darkest hour have the following gigs lined up:

06/04/03 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
06/05/03 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
06/06/03 Minneapolis, MN The Quest
06/07/03 Chicago, IL The Metro
06/08/03 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
06/09/03 New York, NY Knitting Factory

Morbid Angel, which includes guitarist Trey Azagthoth, drummer Pete Sandoval and bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, are back in the studios in Florida to begin work on their next release. Currently, the release has a tentative title of H2K2, in keeping with their alphabetical trend of albums. The CD is set for release sometime in the Fall of 2003 through Earache Records.

Celldweller’s track “Switchback,” off their self-titled debut album, has been licensed for The Making of Bad Boys 2, which is a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Will Smith/Martin Lawrence movie. Also, Celldweller’s music is being licensed for the TV show, The Twilight Zone (UPN), and well as for a motocycle racing game, XGRA (Acclaim). The band is working on a tour schedule that would happen in later Summer, early Fall. For more info, visit Celldweller.com.

HavocHate, who recently just wrapped up a tour opening for Motorhead and Anthrax, will release their debut album, This Violent Earth, on July 29th through Root of All Evil Records. You can check them out at HavocHate.com.

Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles ‘6-Pack Weekend’ will run from June 12th through June 14th, and is sponsored by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as well as Alice Cooper’s Cooperstown. Bands scheduled to perform over the weekend include: Nevermore, Candlemass, Jag Panzer, Entombed, Trouble, Kataklysm, Beyond the Embrace and Cage. For more info, check out BraveWords.com.

Dust To Dust’s debut album, Sick, is now available through their self-financed label, Psyclone Records. Type O Negative guitarist Kenny Hickey guests on the entire album. DTD vocalist/bassist Rob Traynor is also currently working on a separate project with Type O’s Hickey and Johnny Kelly, with plans to release something in late summer. And DTD drummer Steve Tobin is in the studio with Type O vocalist Peter Steele working on something with him for a future release!

Vocalist John Arch (ex-Fates Warning) has a solo EP forthcoming, titled Twist of Fate, which will be released on June 17th through metal Blade Records. The EP includes guest appearances from guitarist Jim Matheos (Fates Warning), drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) and bassist Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning). You can check out Arch’s “Relentless” track at MetalBlade.

The Agony Scene will release their debut album on June 10th through Solid State Records. The CD was produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewics. Agony Scene will begin a US tour on June 13th with Demon Hunter, and then a tour with Himsa, As I Lay Dying and Haste.

40 Grit members James, Andy and Chris report the following news: "We are very disappointed to have to announce that Kevin Young has decided to leave 40 GRiT effective immediately. 'The fire is no longer within me, I am totally proud of 40 Grit and what we've done, and I will without a doubt give you all my total support,' [Young said.] We all wish Kevin luck with what lies ahead of him in life. The band is currently looking for a bass player. Must have an open-mind, 21- 30, pro gear, pro attitude and MUST be able to tour. For an audition email info@40grit.com".

The following news items are compliments of KNAC.COM correspondent Eden Capwell:

Nevermore update straight from Warrel Dane: "Hey Neverheadz! Just got back from the New England Fest [New England Metal and Hardcore Festival] and had a fucking blast, got to see some old friends and make some new ones. I think it's all going to be on Headbanger’s Ball. [Whether this is a joke or not remains to be seen, but footage was shot at the New England Metal Fest - for possible use on Headbanger’s Ball.] A damn good metal time was had by all! Enemies of Reality was mastered and comes out July 29th in the US and Europe. We played 4 new songs at the fest... “Enemies of Reality,” “Ambivalent,” “Create the Infinite” and “Who Decides.” We can't wait to get out and play all these new tunes live, and we may add a couple more new ones for the BW&BK fest in June.” Enemies of Reality will be the bands last official release under their current contract with Century Media. Confirmed live gigs are as follows, with Chris Broderick of Jag Panzer being the second, touring guitarist for their future live shows:

06/07 – 06/08/03 Rock Hard Festival 2003
06/13 – 06/14/03 BWBK 6-Pack

Exodus recording update from Steve "Zetro" Souza: "Exodus will go into the recording studio (scheduled as) May 16th for pre-production, and then tracking starting May 19th (for 30 days), in Pacifica (just South of San Francisco, on the coast), California. Andy Sneap is flying in (from his homeland England) to produce, mix and master. A total Andy Project. Andy has just finished Arch Enemy's new album (brilliant I've heard), and is eager, to start work with "The Slay Team!"

And speaking of Arch Enemy... The new album is finished, named Anthems of Rebellion. There will be a limited edition bonus CD with the first pressing for worldwide distribution, that will have live tracks from 2002, and a few of the new tracks that will be mixed in 5.1 Dolby surround sound. There will other, undisclosed at this time, bonuses for the second bonus disc. Release dates are as follows:

JAPAN: 07/23/03 (Toy’s Factory)
USA: 08/26/03 (Century Media)
REST OF THE WORLD: 08/25/03 (Century Media)

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