SOILENT GREEN Revamp Lineup, Commence Work On New Material

New Orleans-based SOILENT GREEN have added a second guitarist and bassist in the form of Tony White and Scott Crochet, respectively. The band are currently writing new material and hope to enter the studio before the end of the year to record a new full-length album, tentatively due in early 2004. Upcoming SOILENT GREEN tour ...

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GARDENIAN Pull Out Of Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

Sweden's GARDENIAN have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the fourth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which will be held on May 17 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). "We are sad to announce that we are forced to cancel the appearance at 2000 Decibel in Bengtsfors due to the fact that ...

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NIGHTRAGE: MP3 Posted Online

A NIGHTRAGE track called "The Tremor" has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "The Tremor" comes off the group's debut album, "Sweet Vengeance", due in Europe on June 30 through Century Media Records. Release dates for North America and Japan will be announced shortly. NIGHTRAGE is the brand new Swedish ...

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THYRANE Set American Release Date For 'Hypnotic'

Finland's THYRANE have set a June 17 North American release date through Century Media Records for their third full-length effort, "Hypnotic". The album, which is due in Finland on May 5 through Spikefarm Records, was mixed in November/December at SundiCoop Studios and mastered at Finnvox Studios. The complete track listing for "Hypnotic" is as follows: ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Feels Responsible For THE USED's Popularity

Kelly Osbourne opened up about her failed relationship with THE USED frontman Bert McCracken to Josh Bell of Las Vegas Weekly. Asked if she felt responsible for THE USED's popularity, she said "yes" and explained, "It bothers me because certain members of that band blame me. And I think that is a big reason why ...

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MACHINE HEAD Officially Recruit PHIL DEMMEL As Second Guitarist

MACHINE HEAD have officially recruited ex-VIO-LENCE/TECHNOCRACY axeman Phil Demmel as their new full-time guitarist. Phil joins the band as a replacement for Ahrue Luster, who amicably left the group last May due to "creative differences." The San Francisco Bay Area band are thrilled to welcome Demmel to the camp, as he brings along exceptional guitarist ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist Says It's Alright To Be Against War In Iraq

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian thinks that it's all right to not be in favor of the war in Iraq and has added that some Americans can't differentiate between anti-war and anti-American. "People see citizens who are anti-war anti-American or anti-patriotic and that's so wrong," he said. "There's nothing anti-patriotic about wanting peace. ...

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