Archive News Apr 12, 2001 - update 2

DEICIDE have lined up a few more shows as part of their upcoming US tour. Here are the dates confirmed so far:

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May 04 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

May 09 - West Holywood, CA @ Troubadour

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May 13 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland

May 19 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos

May 24 - South Amboy, NJ @ Krome

May 25 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

May 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ L'Amour


Former KILL II THIS bassist Caroline Campbell has slammed the remaining members of the band after her surprising exit from the group two months ago. In a letter to the UK magazine Metal Hammer, Campbell — who her ex-bandmates claim left he band due to 'personal, professional and musical differences' — has expressed anger at the way KILL II THIS have explained away her departure.

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'I've spent three years pouring my heart and soul into [guitarist] Mark Mynett's band and I feel deeply hurt that our professional relationship has ended this way. The statement suggests that it was my attitude and conduct that lead to the split. This is completely misleading. I very definitely quit KILL II THIS. I distinctly remember the words 'fuck' and 'you'. If they wish to maintain the façade that they're not a one-man band, that's up to them. However, when it was pointed out to me that Mark Mynett recorded all the bass parts to our last album while I believed I was recording the very same parts in an adjacent room, I decided enough was enough. The only reason I can see for deceiving me in such a ruthless and hurtful way is to maintain some kind of megalomaniacal control over the band.'


LIMP BIZKIT will follow up their UK tour and Milton Keynes Bowl headline date with an open-air Irish show at County Kildare's Punchestown Racecourse on June 26th.

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Here are the LIMP BIZKIT UK / Ireland dates:

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June 06 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena

June 07 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena

June 09 - Glasgow, UK @ SECC

June 10 - Manchester, UK @ Evening News Arena

June 24 - Milton Keynes, UK @ Milton Keynes Bowl

June 26 - Co. Kildare, IRE @ Punchestown Racecourse


According to melodicrock.com, the events leading up to singer Jorn Lande and drummer John Macaluso leaving the YNGWIE MALMSTEEN tour prior to the Clevelend, Ohio show on Sunday, April 8th were more complicated and less complimentary towards the Swedish guitarist than Yngwie's offical press release would have everyone believe, with Lande reportedly not having been paid his salary for the last few weeks of the tour, thereby leaving the singer no way to get home. Luckily, he managed to arrange a flight for himself to Florida, where he is staying until today, Thursday, April 12th, before flying home to Norway on a flight booked by his record company (for Jorn's solo project), Now &amp Then / Frontiers Records.

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As previously reported, Jorn was stranded this past weekend at the Canadian border with Mats Olausson after the tour manager did not process visas and work permits for Mats or Jorn in time for the Toronto show, thereby preventing the pair from crossing the border to play the gig. The tour manager was subsequently fired, and his mother-in-law (!?) is reportedly now undertaking the role. Moreover, according to melodicrock.com, drummer John Macaluso had recently broken two of his fingers, with doctors advising him he should not be playing at all. But, he had been continuing the tour without getting his money either and also despite not having a hotel room arranged for him in New York. John complained, but as John is from New York, [Yngwie and the tour manager] didn't see the need for a room for him and suggested he should drive the 2 hours out of town to his family home despite being told by the doctor to do nothing other than play drums.


W.A.S.P.'s latest studio album, Unholy Terror, entered the official German charts at position #88.


SILVERCHAIR has completed a weekend of recording demos near their hometown of Newcastle, Australia. According to the group's official web site,&nbsp 'live in the studio' recordings of nine brand new songs were completed, including versions of the two new songs debuted at Falls Festival and Rock in Rio, currently titled 'Hollywood' and 'One Way Mule'. Seven other new compositions by Daniel Johns were also recorded. All tracks are being forwarded to producers currently being considered by the band for the actual recording of the new album which is expected to begin in the coming months. No release dates have yet been scheduled.


RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following account of the band's appearance at this past weekend's Metal Meltdown Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey:

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“hey!! thanks to all that came to asbury park and braved the cold, the rain &amp the god-awful death metal to see us on saturday!! heres a brief synopsis of the event...

we drove up late on saturday, remembering the endless hours of having to listen to the 'UUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRR' of too many cookie monster imitators/death metal vocalists.. after the obligitory confusion of 'where to park the van?' and 'where do we get our passes?' we got set up in our dressing room in time to catch some of primal fear's set -&nbsp very impressive...dare i say 'priest-like' (never a bad thing in my book!) and the audience were enjoying them immensely! we got to hang out with our old mates anvil and also caught exciter on stage, another cool set! eventually it was our turn to scramble &amp set up our gear (common backline was shared by all the bands, making changeovers a little easier..) mark discovering none of his shit worked..pissing him off royally...eventually he got his rack happening..we got dressed &amp hit the stage.. we had decided to do a similar set to what we'd been doing last year but snuck a couple of surprises in..we did 'you got a screw loose' for the first time in many years..good excuse for mark to make some very odd noises in the breakdown!! and we did 'part of the machine' from the architect of fear album..1st time we've ever done that live!!! and although (just like everyone else) we had to cut our set by finishing with 'on &amp on' (I only knew we were done for the evening when the lights went up!!!! typical..!) we still kicked ass, the audience was excellent &amp appeared to be the largest of the night...in contrast to the 1999 metalfest, the rock bands had more people watching them that the death metal bands - a very good sign!!! we watched our mates anvil deliver a killer set...and then loaded up our gear and headed to the hotel!!! cheers, john


Former DIO guitarist TRACY G's DRIVEN project (also featuring drummer Mike Terrana) has completed the recording of its debut album, tentatively titled Self Inflicted, for MTM Records. Produced by Tracy, Self Inlicted is currently being mixed for a late summer release.


VISION OF DISORDER has replaced Sweden's IN FLAMES as the main support act on the CLUTCH tour, beginning on April 27th. MURPHY'S LAW and TREE will also be appearing on the bill. The dates are as follows:

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April 27 - Worcester, MA @ Paladium

Aug. 28 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum

Aug. 29 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill

Aug. 30 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

May 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

May 02 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

May 04 - Springfield, MO @ Juke Joint

May 05 - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Live

May 06 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's

May 07&nbsp Austin, TX @ Emo's

May 09 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's

May 10 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl

May 11 - TBA

May 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ DV8

May 13 - Reno, NV @ Reno Live

May 15 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

May 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's

May 17 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk

May 18 - Hollywood, CA @ The Palace

May 19 - Tempe, AZ @ Boston's

May 21 - Albuquerque, NM @ TBA

May 22 - Tulsa, OK @ The Other Side

May 23 - Kansas City, KS @ Beaumont Theater

May 24 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ 3rd Street Live

May 25 - Toledo, OH @ Main Event

May 26 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater

May 29 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

May 30 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's

May 31 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners

June 02 - Tallahassee, FL @ Cowhaus

June 05 - Orlando, FL @ TBA

June 06 - Tampa, FL @ State Theater

June 07 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

June 08 - Fayetteville, NC @ Club Metro

June 09 - Norfolk, VA @ TBA

June 10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

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In other VISION OF DISORDER news, the band has completed the mixing of their upcoming album From Bliss To Devastation, which is set for a June 19th release through TVT Records.


WESTWORLD's upcoming live album — the group's first release for Z Records — will be recorded on May 19th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York. An old theatre which hosts many national acts, The Chance is quite large and the band needs as many screaming fans there as possible. WESTWORLD would also like to hear from their fans which songs they'd most like to be included on the live album. Interested parties can go to www.westworld-web.com to cast their vote.


L.A. GUNS dates to look out for:

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April 24 - Release of new album Man In The Moon. The band will do a meet n greet at tower records on Sunset Blvd on day of release.

April 22 - Live performance on knac.com at 4 PM Pacific time.

April 24 - Live chat with Tracii &amp Phil usatoday.com at 8 PM EST.

April 25 - Live chat on aol.com (keyword: rock chat) at 8 PM EST with Tracii and Phil.


POISON have announced more dates for their Glam Slam Metal Jam 2001 tour:

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Aug. 01 - Poplar Bluff, MO @ Black River Coliseum

Aug. 02 - Springfield, MO @ US Fest Price Cutter Field

Aug. 07 - Sturgis, SD @ Sturgis Motto Rally

Aug. 08 - Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center Arena

Aug. 10 - Billings, MT @ MetraPark Amphitheatre

Aug. 11 - Spokane, WA @ Playfair Race Course

Aug. 14 - Santa Clara, CA @ Redwood Amphitheatre

Aug. 15 - Kelseyville, CA @ Konocti Field Amphitheatre

Aug. 16 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre

Aug. 17 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre

Aug. 19 - San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Blockbuster

Aug. 21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel &amp Casino

Aug. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center

Aug. 23 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre

Aug. 24 - Lincoln, NE @ Nebraska State Fair/Grandstand

Aug. 25 - St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair/Grandstand

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