DISTURBED's DRAIMAN Calls THE DARKNESS 'A Joke'

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has slammed THE DARKNESS as "a joke" and has taken issue with the British rock band's alleged characterization of DISTURBED as a band that symbolizes "this whole wave of nu-metal that is near its death." Speaking to Metal Edge magazine for its May 2004 issue, Draiman said, "To be perfectly honest ...

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Report: How GUNS N' ROSES Tore Themselves Apart

GUNS N' ROSES are the subject of a three-page article in the March 13 edition of the U.K. newspaper The Guardian. The article, headlined "Thorn In Their Side. How Guns N' Roses Tore Themselves Apart," chronicles the original group's rise to the top of the rock heap and their eventual demise, with comments from a ...

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PASSAGE: Debut CD Nearing Completion

PASSAGE, the new Quebec City-based doomsters featuring MOONLYGHT guitarist/vocalist Roby and former MOONLYGHT drummer Luc Gaulin, have nearly completed work on their debut album, with only the vocals left to record. The band are currently searching for a label home and will begin sending promotional copies of the CD to various companies during the coming ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist Talks About The Making Of 'Once'

NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently spoke to Get Ready To ROCK! about the songwriting and recording process for the group's new album, "Once". Asked why they chose to record the orchestral parts for the album in London using the London Session Orchestra, Tuomas said, "Well the simple reason is that we really wanted to have ...

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Report: BYZANTINE Represents Metal With A Message

Justin McElroy of The Herald-Dispatch reports that though environmental issues and Appalachian history aren't at the forefront of most metal, one Huntington man, along with the rest of his band BYZANTINE, is attempting to be the first. With a recent nationally released CD, and profiles in magazines Guitar One and Revolver, it would seem they're ...

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FOREFATHER Finalize Track Listing For 'Ours Is The Kingdom'

England's FOREFATHER have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "Ours Is The Kingdom", due this spring/summer through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). It is as follows: 01. The Shield-Wall 02. Ours is the Kingdom 03. Proud to be Proud 04. The Golden Dragon 05. Smashed by Fate 06. The Sea-Kings 07. To ...

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