VAROOOOOM ROCK REPORT

By: Mike Heck


The new MINISTRY album "Psalm 69" is finally out, and if you miss or missed them on this year's LOLLAPALOOZA '92 tour, you've lost! Due soon though, is a controversial new video for the song "N.W.O." (New World Order). Also, MINISTRY were recently asked to appear on the Arsenio Hall show....Al say nay.....

After 15 years with Sire Records, THE RAMONES have inked with a new label. The new album "MONDO BIZARRO" is due in September.

Believe it or not...THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS are now signed to Capitol Records.

The JESUS LIZARD have a new LP due in late September. The title, "PORN." It's reported that pictures of nude "Lizardettes" may appear inside. Clit throbbing visions Hmmm....

Roadrunner artists, BELIEVER are working on LP #3, to be titled "DIMENSIONS."

Reissued classics now on CD, DEAD BOYS "YOUNG, LOUD & SNOTTY" and JOHNNY THUNDERS "SO ALONE."

New video releases: ANTHRAX "LIVE-NOIZE" and BLACK SABBATH - "THE BLACK SABBATH STORY VOLUME I, 1970-1978."

Roadrunner artists WILLARD, who happen to be from Seattle were recently banned from ever playing outdoors again (in Seattle) due to "rowdiness at previous gigs." You can expect an interview with WILLARD (THE SOUND OF FUCK) in the next issue of THE ROC. Pick up their new LP "STEEL MILL" while you're waiting.

THE SKATENIGS, from Austin, Texas has recently inked a deal with Megaforce Records. The band already has one EP out. Their debut LP, entitled "STUPID PEOPLE SHOULDN'T BREED" should be out in late August with Al Jourgensen of MINISTRY producing.

Motorhead have just released their new LP, "MARCH OR DIE." The bad news is that drummer "Philthy Animal" Taylor has left the band for the second time. On the other hand, the good news is, ex-King Diamond drummer Mickey Dee replaces him. And if you need a history lesson (even though you don't deserve one) Roadrunner Revisited are presenting you with another chance with the release of Motorhead - ALL THE ACES. This release is a limited edition box set featuring five classics, MOTORHEAD, OVERKILL, BOMBER, ACE OF SPADES and NO SLEEP TIL HAMMERSMITH. The CD's all contain bonus tracks never before offered in one package. "ALL THE ACES" also contains MOTORHEAD MELTDOWN, a collection of 13 rare, hard to find, studio and live tracks never before offered. The box also contains a CD book with a complete history of the band as well as some great rare photos.

Former ANGKOR WAT men, Adam Grossman and guitarist Danny Lohner have a new guitar driven industrial band, the Austin-based SKREW. Their debut album entitled "BURNING IN WATER, DROWNING IN FLAMES" was produced by Phil Owen (REVOLTING COCKS) with help from MINISTRY's Al Jourgensen, who also plays guitar on one track.

Congrats to Brian Slagel, Jim Filiault and all at METAL BLADE RECORDS on the 10th year. Here's to 10 x 10 more years from all at R.O.C.

Former SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES guitarist Jonathan Carruthers and former KILLING JOKE drummer Paul Ferguson have formed a new unit called CRUSH. Their debut LP entitled "GLOBAL" will be released in late August.

TAD have added ex-ACCUSED drummer Josh Sinder and are currently negotiating with a new label. TAD's former drummer Steve Wied now plays for WILLARD.

UK-based OPTIMUM WOUND PROFILE who are described as industrial-punk-grind, are signed to Roadrunner Records and will debut their new LP, "LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR" this fall. Phil Vane from the legendary EXTREME NOISE TERROR is one of the vocalists in the band.

Canton, Ohio based CRACKHOUSE JAZZ QUARTET (Jane's Addiction influence) have put out their first release entitled "WE ARE SO BEAUTIFUL." For further info write: CRACKHOUSE JAZZ QUARTET, 3920 State St., NW, North Canton, OH 44720 or call (216) 928-3295.

The legendary S.O.D. will be releasing a full length documentary/live video and live album in August. Both products will be entitled "S.O.D. LIVE AT BUDOKAN." Both will be released through Megaforce and the new Megaforce video company Megavision.

Liverpudlian musical militants, THE 25TH OF MAY have released their Arista debut LP, "LENIN & MCCARTHY." The group are described as "revolutionary late-70's radical leftist guitar-damaged hip-hop." Go out and demand it now...AND-YOU-TOO!

Until next time: DON'T LET TIPPER GORE IN THE FUCKING DOOR!

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