For all you folks who are into "high octane" rock n roll, Ripple Music announces that the release of the self titled album from U.K. band Grifter will be hitting shelves on the 4th of October. If you want to get in on the preorder action, just drop on by Ripple's store.
Pitch Black Records also sends us word that they are backing Cyprus-based metalheads R.U.S.T. and their new self-released album "Forged In The Fire Of Metal".
Pitch Black sez: " In true old school underground manner the album is a complete DIY production with the band undertaking all recording and mixing tasks in their own home-made recording studio. Although not one of its releases, Pitch Black Records is proudly supporting it as part of its continuing efforts to support and promote the local scene of Cyprus."
Indeed, this band does have a sound which is straight out of the earlier days of Metal, you should drop by the band's Myspace page to have a listen.
For you fans of Jello Biafra, Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine has announced that they are gonna celebrate the official unveiling of their album "Enhanced Methods Of Questioning" (read review here) on August 18th at Slim's in San Francisco; so, don't be square, be there! (Edit 7-19-01: we just got word that the show has been canceled) If you'd like to score yerself a copy give the Alternative Tentacles site a visit.
They also have a bunch of non-Alternative Tentacles releases which just arrived and are on sale, such as The "This Is Berkeley Not West Bay" 7" compilation, "Shut The Fuck Up And Listen! Vol. IV" also a 7" Compilation, and New Hampshire Hardcore punk Tino Valpa "Class Six Lifestyle" ...check it out!
Vancouver's death metal madmen Abriosis, has announced a bunch of new dates for their "Canadian Rapture Tour", for more details check their Facebook page. And if that wasn't enough for you guys, they have released their new album "Tattered and Bound" COMPLETELY FREE!
Also German Metal masters Majesty are coming back with their new album "Own The Crown", if you're in the area, they are schedualed to have an awesome "comeback" concert on September 3rd at the Turnhalle in 97941 Tauberbischofsheim in Dittigheim, Germany! Their label Massacre Records sez that if you want to score tickets you can buy 'em here.
Bridge 9 Records tell us that Bay Area Hardcore band Ceremony is slated to release an EP which will cover Urban Waste, Pixies, Crisis, Eddie and the Subtitles, Vile and Wire on August 9th, if you'd like to pre-order, they've got you covered so to speak. They also say that Soul Control's EP "Get Out Now" (read our review) Is officially available, go and get it!
Also from B9; we're now getting some details on the new H2O album, but rather than having us tell you about how it's gonna go down, Bridge 9 threw up a vid with Michael Rapaport. Side note here: True Romance is probably one of my all time favorite movies, all hail the honey bear! Take a gander below.
badabadabada that's all folks!