Former BROKEN HOPE Duo Resurface In INCIVISM

Former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Brian Griffin and bassist Sean Baxter have joined forces in a new project called INCIVISM, which has just finished recording a pre-production demo for the group's upcoming full-length debut, entitled Voluntary Exile. Due to be completed by mid-September at Brian's Quali-Tone Studios, Voluntary Exile will feature 10 tracks of "aggressive death ...

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SOULBENDER: Demo Track Listing Unveiled

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, are currently shopping a recently-completed seven-song CD/demo to various labels in hopes of securing a record contract and issuing the group's debut album in late 2002 or early 2003. The full track ...

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SKID ROW To Release "Thick Is The Skin" In Early 2003

The revamped SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger, have finished recording eight or nine songs for the group's long-awaited comeback release, tentatively titled Thick Is The Skin, which is tentatively due to surface in early 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the cuts set to appear on the group's first new CD since 1995's ...

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TOMMY LEE Gets Interviewed By PLAYBOY Playmates

TOMMY LEE and his band were recently interviewed by Playboy magazine's 2000 Playmate of the Year, Jodi Ann Paterson, and Miss October 2001, Stephanie Heinrich, poolside at Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's "Playmate House" in Los Angeles, California. To see the results in streaming video, click here. ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Get Entrepreneurial (Again)

Following the establishment of their Internet-based guitar string company Strings2Go, Nottingham, UK-based PITCHSHIFTER have apparently expanded their operation with the launch of Gigbags2Go and Leads2Go, both of which are said to be "aimed at providing customers with affordable products with prompt and quality service." Check out the web sites at these locations: Strings2Go ...

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CANDLEMASS Crush At BANG YOUR HEAD Despite Luggage Mishap

CANDLEMASS' appearance at last weekend's Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany was reportedly moved from its originally-scheduled slot on Friday, June 28th to Saturday, June 29th after all of the group's luggage and instruments were "lost in the Stuttgart triangle," according to the band's official web site. "Fortunately TITAN FORCE stepped in on the ...

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SAXON Confirmed For Holland's DICKIE WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Veteran British metallers SAXON will headline the Dickie Woodstock Festival in Holland on August 1st. The group are also scheduled to perform at the Long Live Rock 'n Roll Festival festival in Moscow, Russia on August 24th (rescheduled from June 29th). The group's upcoming dates are as follows: Jul. 05 – Dessel, BEL @ Graspop ...

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THE GATHERING Announce European Festival Appearances

Holland's THE GATHERING have lined up the following dates during August: Aug. 03 - Neerpelt, BEL @ Eurorock Aug. 05 - Budapest, HUN @ Sziget Festival Aug. 11 - Hildesheim, GER @ M'era Luna Festival Aug. 17 - Chania, Kreta, GRE @ Stargazer Festival Aug. 23 - Abtsgmünd, GER @ Summer Breeze Festival Aug. 24 ...

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CULT OF LUNA Ink Deal With EARACHE RECORDS, Part With Bassist

Swedish apocalyptic noisecore outfit CULT OF LUNA have inked a multi-album worldwide deal with Earache Records and have entered Tonteknik Studios (i.e. REFUSED, MESSHUGGAH, BREACH, THE HIVES) to record their sophomore album, due later in the year. In other news, CULT OF LUNA recently parted ways with bassist Axel and are currently seeking a replacement. ...

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WATCHTOWER Compilation Of Rare Recordings Sees Light Of Day

Progressive metal legends WATCHTOWER have issued through Monster Records a compilation CD, entitled Demonstrations in Chaos, containing unreleased rehearsals and recordings from the Control & Resistance era, plus previously-unavailable live tracks, and the infamous Boss Studio demos from 1983 and 1984. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Meltdown (1984) 02. ...

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