News From The Pit

News From The Pit
By Laura Spaulding

Greetings, Pit People!

Read on for some shows, news and a couple of CD reviews.

Shows first - of course!

Early notice for the November Showcase - Phirst Phriday of November - Flaw, Twist, Intak and Incursion 502.

 October 7 - Sen, My Own Victim and Point Of Anger - at Tekworld on Preston Highway. Show starts at 7 p.m. - $5.

 October 8 - Buried Alive, Up In Arms and High Hopes at The BRYCC House on Bardstown Road, across from Ground Zero. Show starts at 2 p.m.. Tickets are $6.

October 14 - One With Misery CD Release Show featuring One With Misery, My Own Victim, Incursion 502 and Sen. At The Pandamonium - 7 p.m.. - $5. For more info, log onto

 October 28 - MSD, Blyss, One With Misery and Incursion 502 - at Tekworld. This is a Halloween show - so please come in the wildest get up that you can muster - as there will be games and prizes.

Also October 28 - yet another Halloween show, with Flaw, Sabrosa Red, Contortion, Sen, Captain Ameoba and Inidle at the Fern Creek Community Center, 7 p.m.- $5. Remember to wear those costumes!

Head to California in November for some warm weather and evil metal.

"November To Dismember" - will be held in San Bernardino, California on November 10 and 11 at The Orange Pavilion. In it's first American appearance in three years, Venom will headline the show. The fest will feature more than 120 bands. Those that have been announced are Mayhem, D.R.I., Nile, Yellow Machinegun, 40 Grit, Vader, Hellion, Dying Fetus, Cephalic Carnage, Impaled, Incantation, Hirax and Deeds of Flesh.

Tickets went on sale September 1, but there should still be some available, if you're in the mood to take a road trip.

Tickets are $55 for a two-day pass or $35 for a single day admission. Tickets may be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations or ordered at or through Relapse Records (800) 303-0606 or .

Call the Metalfest hotline at (414) 225-9060 or visit for updates, schedules, hotel information and directions.

Most of you have probably already gotten your tickets to Pantera, Kittie and Morbid Angel, but I just thought I'd mention it. The show is set for December 3 at Louisville Gardens and it is definitely not to be missed!

News and Tidbits

 For everyone's info, Terry from Sen is now booking the shows at Tekworld, so if your band wants to play there - contact him at

Speaking of Sen, they have a new bass player, who made his debut at the anniversary show on September 23. For more info - go to

News from Dave of Inmate 42 about another line up change in the band. Vocalist Jody Benham has left and has been replaced by former Vinal frontman Nick Glass. The band is writing new material and should be back out playing shows in the next few months.

For more info, go to -

The website for Boltax Graphic Designs and Metal Art has been updated and has some new designs. Go to http://community to check it out. The company designs band logos, tattoos, CD covers, etc. Whatever you desire, in fact.

For more info - contact Chris Boulton at email or call (270) 876-7320

Corrosion Of Conformity's new album, America's Volume Dealer, will hit the stores on October 10. I will have a review in the November issue. Go to to download the first single,. "Congratulations Song," and for the latest info about the band!

Lizzy Borden has a new album coming out on October 10 as well, titled Deal With The Devil.

I caught Kiss for the second time on their Farewell Tour in Lexington on September 8 and again they blew me away!

Now - a few quickie CD reviews for you - rating scale 1 - 5 skulls - 5 means it kicks butt!

Loud Rocks (Loud Records)

Various Artists


This is a compilation CD featuring collaborations between various rap and metal artists.

My picks on this CD are: "For Heavens Sake 2000," featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi/Wu Tang Clan and "What U See Is What You Get," featuring Sevendust/Xzibit. The only reason I chose these two are because of the talents of Ozzy and Sevendust on these tunes. Besides this, it's just a rap / rock CD that sounds like every other one like it. If rap / rock is your thing, you'll probably enjoy this. Otherwise - don't bother.


The Union Underground (Portrait/Columbia Records)

The Union Underground


The Union Underground has a style that is heavy, new wave-ish and punky. Think of Dope, Powerman 5000 and Godsmack mixed together.

My picks of the bunch are "South Texas Deathrider," "Until You Crack" and "The Friend Song."

"Turn Me On, Mr. Deadman" is good, but sounds too much like Powerman 5000's "When Worlds Collide."

The Union Underground is a good band though, and definitely worth a listen.


L.D. 50 (No Name Recordings/Epic)



If you like Slipknot, Tool or System Of A Down, Mudvayne is right up your alley.

L.D. 50 is a 17-song ball of fire, heavy with bass and drums that stand out, vocals that are calm one minute and angry the next. My picks of the bunch are "Dig," "Death Blooms," "Nothing to Gain," "Under My Skin" and "Pharmaecopia."

The CD is loud and heavy in every way – everything that should please a metal fan. Buy this!


That's all for me this month.

Please send show dates, news, etc. to

Thanks! See ya next month!

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