KORN, STATIC-X To Play Korea In January

KORN, STATIC-X and Korea's top-selling rock artist SEO TAIJI will be performing at the 10,000-capacity Jamsil Gymnastic Hall in Seoul, Korea on January 29, 2004. As previously reported, KORN, SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE and INSOLENCE are among the artists confirmed for Sonicmania festival, a two-day event set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on January ...

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SILVERCHAIR Singer Teams Up With Dance Producer In THE DISSOCIATIVES

SILVERCHAIR frontman Daniel Johns and dance producer/artist Paul Mac have officially announced the birth of their new band — THE DISSOCIATIVES. The pair spent about two months together this year, with writing and recording stints in London, Sydney and Newcastle. The first fruit of these sessions will be revealed when the debut single from THE ...

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CRISIS: New Song Available For Download

A brand new CRISIS track, titled "Nomad", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Nomad" comes off the reunited group's forthcoming album, "Like Sheep Led To Slaughter", tentatively due in April/May 2004 through The End Records. The follow-up to 1997's "The Hollowing" was recorded with legendary producer Billy Anderson (CLUTCH, ...

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SYMPHONY X Guitarist To Guest On THUNDERSTONE Album

SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo has recorded a guest solo in the track "Drawn To The Flame" for the forthcoming THUNDERSTONE album, "The Burning". The follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne and was mixed at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM). ...

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UFO To Release New Album In February

UFO have set a February 16, 2004 European release date through SPV Records for their new album, "You Are Here". The group's first album to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN) and contains 11 new songs, including "The Spark That Is ...

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METALLICA: Swedish Gig Sells Out In Two Hours

Tickets for METALLICA's concert scheduled for May 30, 2004 at Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden sold out within two hours after going on sale on Wednesday (December 10), according to local media reports. More than 50,000 tickets were snapped up for METALLICA's biggest-ever gig in Sweden, and their first in the Scandinavian country since 1998 ...

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THE DARKNESS Sign $3.5 Million 2-Album Deal

U.K. rockers THE DARKNESS have singed a two-album publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing for a whopping $3.5 million. "It's a phenomenal deal," a music business insider told The Mirror. "Usually such a big deal would be for five albums. To get £2million for just two albums is almost unheard of." ...

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Drummer FAUST Leaves DISSECTION

Former EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun has officially parted ways with DISSECTION. According to an official press release, Eithun made the decision after a meeting with DISSECTION guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt in Stockholm, Sweden. Bård "explained that he has been tense about what impression the whole deal with DISSECTION would do to him in practice and ...

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SYSTEMATIC: New Rehearsal Spot, New Tunes In The Works

Tim Narducci, vocalist/guitarist of the San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC, has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Hey friends!!! Long time no speak. Things have been in a different mode lately. We decided to pick up shop and move out to the Central Valley (Modesto, Ca.) for our new camp. [Drummer] ...

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