Metal File: Hard & Heavy News On Hatebreed, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Six Feet Under, Life Of Agony, Biohazard & More

Jamey Jasta producing Agnostic Front LP; Scott Ian to marry.

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta will produce the next album by Agnostic Front. The renaissance metal man is working on pre-production at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts. Jasta will follow up that project by producing the debut album from the Autumn Offspring. ... Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recently proposed to longtime girlfriend Pearl Aday, daughter of singer Meat Loaf, according to the band's Web site. Ian's fiancée recorded a duet with her father for his last album, which was co-written by Nikki Sixx, who once toured with Aday when she was a backup singer for Sixx's Mötley Crüe. ...

Lamb of God singer Randall Blythe has recorded guest vocals with Canada's female-fronted Bloodshoteye. Blythe will sing on "F.U.B.A.R.," from the group's album Without Any Remorse, due next month. ... Lubbock, Texas' Speedealer will launch a tour in Houston on February 6. Dates run through March 28 in Dallas. Bleed will support. ... Biohazard singer/guitarist Billy Graziadei and Kittie bassist Jennifer Arroyo have formed band called Rodek and recently recorded several demo tracks. Songs include "Undone," "Marching Backwards" and "Not My Year." ...

Brooklyn, New York's Life of Agony are set to embark on a monthlong trek with Flaw and Skrape beginning January 20 the state's capital, Albany Two dozen shows, though February 21 in Buffalo, have been scheduled thus far. ... Florida's Six Feet Under are set prove themselves King of the Roadkill with a three-week tour of the same name. The jaunt runs from January 31 in High Point, North Carolina, through February 17 in Louisville, Kentucky. ... Latin metal band Ill Niño will shoot a video for "This Time's for Real" next week in Spanish Harlem. The track is from the group's most recent album, Confession, which came out in September. ...

December have parted ways with singer/guitarist Mark Moots. His last show with the band was December 28 in Reno, Nevada. No reason was given for his departure. December, whose last album was 2002's The Lament Configuration, are seeking a replacement. ... England's Bolt Thrower are writing new songs for their yet-untitled eighth studio album, due by November. The band will support the release with its first U.S. tour in a decade. ... Fear Factory finished mastering their new Archetype this week in New York. Due April 2, the disc will be the group's first disc since the departure of founding guitarist Dino Cazares. ...

Even though Soilwork drummer Ricky Evensand has left his Swedish comrades to join Cleveland's Chimaira (who recently toured with Soilwork on the Pure Hatred Tour), there isn't any bad blood. "The guys in Soilwork gave me their blessing, so we will always remain good friends," he wrote on Chimaira's Web site. ... Haste have parted ways with singer Kelly Reaves, leaving co-vocalist Chris Mosley to handle frontman duties by himself. ... Converge will now release the tentatively titled You Fail Me, the follow-up to 2001's Jane Doe, through Epitaph and not Equal Vision Records. Vinyl will be handled by singer Jacob Bannon's Deathwish Inc. label. ... Scarlet's Cult Classic hits stores March 9 and will include the songs "Get Your Gun," "Suicide Soundtrack," "No One's Getting Out Alive" and "You're My Fix" among its 16 tracks. ...

Following reports of fisticuffs during a recent string of West Coast dates, Cleveland's Integrity have decided to go on indefinite hiatus. The band had been touring in support of To Die For, its first album of new material since breaking up a couple of years ago. ... Twelve Tribes have reinvented themselves as Prodigal Zoo and are working on an album called The Rebirth of Tragedy, due on Ferret Records in May. ... Most Precious Blood recently shot a video for "The Great Red Shift," from their newly released Our Lady of Annihilation, with director Dale Resteghini (Hatebreed). ... Dark Funeral will release a still-untitled live album March 29, their first release through a new deal with Regain Records, according to the band's Web site. ...

— compiled by Joe D'Angelo, Ryan Downey, Robert Mancini and Jon Wiederhorn