H.I.M.: 'Solitary Man' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 9

H.I.M.'s latest single, a cover of NEIL DIAMOND's "Solitary Man", entered the U.K. singles chart at No. 9 — the highest H.I.M. single entry on the official charts there. "Solitary Man" comes off H.I.M.'s recently issued "best of" collection, entitled "And Love Said No - The Greatest Hits 1997-2004". Along with "Solitary Man", the set ...

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KIX: FUNNY MONEY Bassist To Join Band For Reunion Tour

Former KIX frontman Steve Whiteman has announced that the rumored "4/5ths Of KIX" reunion dates will happen in September. The original KIX line-up of Steve, guitarists Ronnie Younkins and Brian "Damage" Forsythe and drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant will join together for the shows without original bassist Donnie Purnell. Steve and his KIX bandmate Jimmy Chalfant's ...

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JEFF PILSON: New DIO Album Is 'Phenomenal'

Bassist Jeff Pilson has issued the following update regarding the forthcoming DIO album, tentatively due in July through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. and SPV Records in Europe: "The DIO record went extremely well — Simon [Wright] and I finished our parts last week. What kick-ass bass and drum sounds — I'm so pleased. Can't ...

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VALKIJA To Record Debut Album In July

Italian female-fronted epic/power metallers VALKIJA will enter Versus Studio in Athens, Greece in July 5 to begin recording their debut CD. The as-yet-untitled album will be recorded over a 10-day period and will feature nine "powerful songs that will be hailed by all fans of true heavy metal in the vein of ZED YAGO, MANOWAR, ...

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DEBRIS INC.: More Live Dates Announced

DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, have lined up several dates with DIXIE WITCH beginning on May 19. As previously reported, the group will support ORANGE GOBLIN between May 24 and May 28. Confirmed DEBRIS INC. dates are as follows: May 19 - Room 710 ...

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JIGSORE TERROR Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Swedish grindcore act JIGSORE TERROR have inked a deal with France's Listenable Records. The band recently entered Soundlab studio in Sweden with engineer Mieszko Talarczyk (NASUM) to record an "essential piece of grind-crushing sonic tornado" entitled "World End Carnage". The CD, the musical direction of which is said to be "in the vein of TERRORIZER ...

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CRYPTOPSY Drummer To Play With GHOULUNATICS

CRYPTOPSY's Flo Mounier will be filling in on drums for GHOULUNATICS' upcoming CD-launch parties in Montreal and Princeville, on May 15 and 22, respectively. "Flo, a longtime friend of the band, is helping us out despite an already heavy schedule," the band write in a statement. "We would like to thank him for helping us ...

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