SILVERCHAIR's "Diorama" Certified Gold In Australia

SILVERCHAIR's latest studio effort, entitled Diorama has sold more than 50,000 copies in Australia in its first week of release and has been certified gold in that territory. The disc has also reportedly attracted the most critical acclaim of the band's career, with media outlets from The Daily Telegraph and The Herald Sun to Kerrang! ...

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DIM MAK Ink European Licensing Deal With Mighty Music

New Jersey's DIM MAK, featuring former RIPPING CORPSE members Scott Ruth (vocals), Shaune Kelley (guitars), and Brandon Thomas (drums), have signed a European licensing deal with Denmark's Mighty Music. The European version of the band's upcoming album, entitled Intercepting Fist, will be released with one bonus track and completely different front cover and layout to ...

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AMEN's CASEY CHAOS: We Will Get The New Album Back From Virgin

In a recent interview with Mary Anne Hobbs of BBC Radio One's Rock Show, AMEN frontman Casey Chaos elaborated on the present status of the group's recently-recorded third full-length album, which was paid for by Virgin Records before the label unceremoniously dropped the band. According to Chaos, “the main issue is that we've recorded one ...

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THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL FESTIVAL

Sweden's THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND, featuring former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS bassist/vocalist Christian “Spice” Sjöstrand, have been tapped to replace Spice's previous group, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, as one of the headliners of this year's 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of ...

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ACE FREHLEY Guests On New RICHIE SCARLET CD

Fans of KISS guitarist Ace Frehley should check out the new RICHIE SCARLET CD, entitled The Insanity of Life, which was recently released via Gem 3 Productions. Ace blasts leads on two tunes, "Johnny's in Love" and "Too Far Gone", the latter of which Ace also co-wrote. Sitting in on drums is longtime Ace and ...

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FOZZY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

FOZZY, featuring WWF wrestler Chris Jericho, former members of STUCK MOJO and producer Andy Sneap, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the ...

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MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC North American Dates Announced

The initial dates for the forthcoming MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC, and HAVOCHATE US tour have been announced. They are as follows: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) – Pittsburgh, PA May 01 - Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN (w/BLUDGEON) May 03 - St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, ...

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