News From The Pit

News From The Pit
By Laura Spaulding

 Greetings People of the Pit!

Shows, shows, shows - that is the focus this month. There are a lot coming our way in February, so read on, read on!

 __Friday, February 2 - "The Original Rock Showcase" at the Phoenix Hill Tavern Roof Garden. Check out Cornbread Mafia, Supafuzz, Seth and Element H.

Early notice for the March showcase -Friday, March 2, "After Pantera Show Party," featuring My Own Victim, Leaves, Superface and The Simple.

 __February 2 - Tekworld on Preston Highway - E-Flat, Somerslay and Plan Of Man - $5, 7:30 p.m.

February 3, Tekworld on Preston - 13 Level, Sen, Leaves and False - $5, 7 p.m.

Sunday, February 4 - Bar Louisville - "Rock Hard Sundays" - Check out Incursion 502, 13 Level and Warhead.

Friday, February 9 - the BRYCC House - it'll be Disarray, Ordained, Dysentery and Aberration for some ultra heaviness! Showtime is 8 p.m. , $5.

February 10, Tekworld on Preston -Life Of Decay, Krosmember, One With Misery and Incursion 502. $5, 7:30 p.m.

 __February 16 - Tekworld on Preston - 13 A, Sen, E-Flat and Seth. $5, 7:30 p.m.

February 17 - Tekworld on Preston - Rifle, Intak, Incursion 502 and Lollipop Lust Kill. $5, 7:30 p.m.

 __Spotlight Productions is bringing the COC/Clutch tour our way - yesssssss!

Here are the dates:

Wednesday, February 21 - at A1A in Lexington, Clutch, Corrosion Of Conformity, Spirit Caravan and Clearlight. Tickets are $12, 8 p.m.

Next night, same bands - Thursday, February 22 at Headliners. Tickets are $13, 8 p.m.

Tickets are available through the clubs or call Ticketmaster at 361-3100 or go to

www.ticketmaster.com

These are do-not-miss shows!

Clutch has a new album Slow Hole To China due out in March, COC just put out America's Volume Dealer in late 2000 and you gotta hear Spirit Caravan, which features Scott "Wino" Weinrich, who previously fronted The Obsessed and St.Vitus in the '80s and early '90s. Check out their Sabbath-y groove.

Be there! You don't want to miss these kick butt shows!

 __Of course we'll all be at Louisville Gardens on March 2 to mosh to Pantera, Morbid Angel and Soulfly. See ya there!

 Well pit people, that's a show just about every weekend in February. Happy Moshing!

 

News and Tidbits

 

Rumors abound that the following bands are to be on 2001 Ozzfest - Guns `N' Roses, Stone Temple Pilots, Slipknot, System Of A Down, Cold, Mudvayne, Tool and Nothingface. We'll find out when the Ozzfest tour starts up this summer and let you know.

 __Kiss' Gene Simmons and Metallica's Lars Ulrich will appear on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" in February. The show airs on ABC. Money will go to a charity chosen by the artist.

 __Most of you have heard by now that Jason Newstead has quit Metallica after 14 years in the band. He left because of "personal and private" reasons and because of physical damage he has done to himself while playing music over the years. Maybe he just got tired of hearing Lars whine.

Best of luck to Jason in his future endeavors.

 __Pantera has been nominated for a Grammy: "Revolution Is My Name" is up for the Best Metal Performance category. The Grammy Awards show will air on February 21 at 8 p.m.

Check listings for TV channels.

 __Michael Anthony of Van Halen has introduced a signature series bass line for Yamaha. The new bass will have chili pepper fret inlays and the first 500 made will be autographed. Check the Yamaha or Van Halen web sites for more info.

 __Megadeth will release a new album, The World Needs a Hero, in early May. The band line-up will be founding members Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson, drummer Jimmy DeGrasso and new guitarist Al Pitrelli, who has played with Alice Cooper, Widowmaker (with Dee Snider of Twisted Sister) and Savatage.

A tour will follow the release of the album.

 __Look for new albums this spring and summer from Testament, Fear Factory, Sepultura, Flybanger, Canderia, Unida, Slayer and more.

  

Well, that's all for me this month. I will have several CD reviews in next month's issue-really!

Thanks to everyone for sending show dates and such. Email me at pitnews@yahoo.com

Support all that is heavy!

See ya in the Pit!