ORGY Drummer Joins SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY

ORGY drummer Bobby Hewitt has joined SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY. He is expected to remain a member of ORGY, who are believed to be working on the material for their third full-length effort, due sometime in 2003. The following is an update from SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater, as posted on the group's newly-relaunched official ...

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GODSMACK Announce Special New Year's Eve Show

GODSMACK have announced a special New Year's Eve show at The Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, Florida. Tickets for the concert, which are priced at $85.00, were made available to the GODSMACK fan club yesterday at 10:00 a.m. and will go on sale to the general public today at 5:00 p.m. The $85.00 admission reportedly ...

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ASTRIAAL To Issue New EP

Australia's ASTRIAAL will shortly issue a seven-track mini-CD, titled "Deception Revelation", containing a track from the group's forthcoming full-length album, two live tracks and other exclusive material. Included on the CD will be a re-recorded [and re-mastered] version of "An Eclipse in Blood", entitled "Millennia of Bloodshed", which was originally featured on the "Glories of ...

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CARNAL FORGE Members Form Side Project

CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, CARNAL FORGE drummer Stefan Westerberg, and ex-S.I.B./ TURABUS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson have joined forces in a new band called WORLD BELOW. Self-described as "slow, dark, atmospheric, psychedelic, mournful and utterly heavy," WORLD BELOW is said to be "a progressive doom-metal trip influenced by everything from PINK FLOYD via BLACK SABBATH ...

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KRITICKILL In Talks With 604 RECORDS

Killeen, Texas-based act KRITICKILL are reportedly negotiating a record deal with 604 Records, the label venture headed by NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger and his longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin. Consisting of Dave Irons (vocals), Todd Gardner (drums), Donny Morse (guitars), and Bryan Koestens (bass), KRITICKILL have been together since 1997 and have opened for such national ...

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RAGE Drummer Launches Rock Fusion Band

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current RAGE drummer Mike Terrana has teamed up with French musicians Cyril Achard (electric & acoustic guitar) and Ivan Rougny (electric bass) in a three-piece instrumental rock fusion band called TABOO VOODOO FUSION BAND. The new TABOO VOODOO CD, entitled "Something's Cooking", will be released on Lion Records in November. It ...

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SYMPHORCE: New MP3 Available For Download

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, have made available for download the track "Slow Down", taken from their forthcoming "phorcefulAhead" CD, at this location. Due on November 18 through Metal Blade Records, "phorcefulAhead" will contain the following track listing: 01. Speak My Mind 02. Unbroken 03. Slow Down 04. ...

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