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CONSORTIUM PROJECT: Zeist Show Cancelled

CONSORTIUM PROJECT, the band led by former ELEGY/VENGEANCE singer frontman Ian Parry, was forced to cancel its February 15, 2008 concert at De Peppel in Zeist, the Netherlands due to a "throat infection." CONSORTIUM PROJECT filmed a video in December for the song "Nowhere Fast". According to the band, "The location was the well-known discotheque ...

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CONSORTIUM PROJECT Putting Finishing Touches On 'Nowhere Fast' Video

CONSORTIUM PROJECT, the band led by former ELEGY/VENGEANCE singer frontman Ian Parry, has issued the following update: "In December the CONSORTIUM PROJECT band filmed their second video clip, 'Nowhere Fast'. The location was the well-known discotheque Outland in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Later in January 2008 Ian filmed extra footage in the mountain region in Egypt ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Teams Up With UltimateBet For America's War Veterans

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and online poker room UltimateBet are teaming up to support America's war veterans and their families. The popular online poker site has announced that Ian represented UltimateBet in the recently held Operation: All-In, a charity No Limit Hold'em tournament featuring poker players, celebrities, and mixed-martial-arts fighters playing poker together with the ...

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CONSORTIUM PROJECT: Dutch, German Dates Announced

CONSORTIUM PROJECT, the band led by former ELEGY/VENGEANCE singer frontman Ian Parry, has scheduled the following shows: Feb. 15 - De Peppel - Zeist, NETH Feb. 22 - Groene Engel - Oss, NETH Feb. 29 - Poppodium - Hardenberg, NETH Mar. 01 - Bergkeller - Reichenbach, GER More dates will be announced soon. The group's ...

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GODSMACK: 'Good Times Bad Times' First-Week Sales Revealed

GODSMACK's greatest-hits collection, "Good Times Bad Times....Ten Years of Godsmack", sold 40,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart. The 16-track collection is loaded with career-defining milestones and seminal GODSMACK classics. Among the songs included are the band's clarion call "Whatever", their breakthrough #1 ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Plots 'Exotic' Solo Album

Gary Graff of Billboard.com reports that GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna is plotting his first solo album, which he hopes to begin recording in the spring. "It's gonna be nothing like rock music," Erna tells Billboard.com. "It's gonna be very Native American tribal rhythms mixed with these Middle Eastern bluesy kind of vocals. This ...

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MELIAH RAGE Splits With Vocalist PAUL SOUZA

Veteran Massachusetts metallers MELIAH RAGE have parted ways with vocalist Paul Souza. The band will immediately begin the search for a replacement while continuing to work on its next release. "Back in 2003 when we decided to start making new music again after six years off, Paul was the first person we called when original ...

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GODSMACK Reveals Track Listing For 'Greatest Hits' Collection

GODSMACK will release its "greatest hits" album, "Good Times Bad Times....Ten Years of Godsmack" on December 4 via Universal Republic. The 16-track collection is loaded with career-defining milestones and seminal GODSMACK classics. Among the songs included are the band's clarion call "Whatever", their breakthrough #1 rock mainstream smash "Awake", "I Stand Alone" (2002's most played ...

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GODSMACK To Film 'Good Times, Bad Times' Video This Weekend

GODSMACK will film a video for its cover version of LED ZEPPELIN's "Good Times, Bad Times" on Saturday, October 20 on the corner of Milk Street and Oliver Street in Boston's financial district beginning at 11:00 a.m. The newly recorded song will appear on GODSMACK's upcoming greatest-hits collection, "Good Times, Bad Times - 10 Years ...

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MELIAH RAGE: Rhode Island, New Hampshire Shows Cancelled

Veteran Boston metallers MELIAH RAGE have been forced to cancel the last two dates on their recent tour due to recording commitments. According to the band, they have called off the shows at Mark's Showplace in Bedford, NH and Club Hell in Providence, RI and "will be spending the next three to four months finishing ...

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GODSMACK Scraps Box Set Idea

GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin has told the Winnipeg Sun that the band has abandoned plans to release a box set of their first four albums, plus the EP "The Other Side" and a DVD of one of their acoustic shows to mark the group's 10th anniversary. "We're scrapping the box set idea in ...

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GODSMACK Plays At Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: GODSMACK makes a pit stop on Tuesday (August 7) at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, the gigantic biker's get-together held nearly every year since 1938. The week-long event hosts racing, stunts, demonstrations and concerts throughout the week, with GODSMACK headlining Tuesday's show over ...

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GODSMACK Might Launch Acoustic Tour In November

The Pulse Of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: GODSMACK is currently on a North American tour that comes to a close later this month, but fans might have one more chance to see the group this year. Singer Sully Erna told The Pulse of Radio that the band is thinking of doing some special ...

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CONSORTIUM PROJECT IV: 'Enigma' Video Posted Online

Former ELEGY/VENGEANCE singer Ian Parry has posted the video for the song "Enigma" from his CONSORTIUM PROJECT IV at YouTube. The track comes off the group's new album, entitled "Children of Tomorrow", which will be issued in North America on July 31 on ProgRock Records. The label will also release Parry's last solo ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Competes In World Series Of Poker

Launch Radio Networks reports: GODSMACK singer Sully Erna was in Las Vegas late last week to compete in the World Series of Poker tournament. According to reports, Erna had made it through three days of playing by Friday (July 13). There's no word on whether he lasted through the weekend, but he had to quit ...

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ANOTHER ANIMAL: Album Release Date Announced

ANOTHER ANIMAL, the new band featuring GODSMACK members Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merrill (bass) and Tony Rombola (guitar), alongside vocalist Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE, LIFE OF AGONY, MEDICATION) and DROPBOX guitarist Lee Richards, will release its long-awaited, self-titled debut album on October 2 via Republic/Universal. The CD's first single, "Broken Again", will go for ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Selling Custom Chopper

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has issued the following update: "I've decided to part with my beautiful 2003 H&L Custom Chopper that was filmed for the 'Speak' video on MTV. This bike has been featured in several bike magazines and can also be seen in GODSMACK's 'Changes' DVD. I am in the process of buliding a ...

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MELIAH RAGE: Live Dates Announced

Boston metallers MELIAH RAGE have scheduled the following dates: Jul. 21 - Snowbound Club - Winchendon, MA Aug. 24 - Good Times Emporium Rock Club - Somerville, MA Oct. 20 - Mark's Showplace - Bedford, NH (w/ OVERKILL) MELIAH RAGE guitarist Anthony Nichols has been busy writing music for the band's next record, tentatively due ...

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Ex-ELEGY Vocalist Signs U.S. Deal With PROGROCK RECORDS

Former ELEGY/VENGEANCE singer Ian Parry has inked a deal with ProgRock Records for the U.S. release of CONSORTIUM PROJECT IV album, entitled "Children of Tomorrow". The CD, which will be issued in Europe via Metal Heaven, is due for release in North America on July 31. The label will also release Parry's last solo album, ...

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Ex-ELEGY Vocalist Signs With METAL HEAVEN For CONSORTIUM PROJECT

Former ELEGY/VENGEANCE singer Ian Parry has inked a deal with Metal Heaven for the release of the CONSORTIUM PROJECT IV album, entitled "Children of Tomorrow", tentatively due in July. Unlike Parry's previous CONSORTIUM PROJECT releases, "Children of Tomorrow" is said to be "a more diverse rock metal production with progressive elements reminiscent of his earlier ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Wants To Tour With AC/DC

Launch Radio Networks reports: GODSMACK begins a spring U.S. tour on Friday night (May 4) in Louisville, Kentucky, with dates scheduled well into June and July. Although singer Sully Erna feels that GODSMACK are headliners in their own right these days, there's still one band he'd like to open for. "Four letters. A-C-D-C," he told ...

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