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Reality Check - KONKHRA

Forever the industrious bunch, you have to take your hats — sorry, bandanas — off to KONKHRA. For all their toiling, touring and unwavering self-belief, they are the perpetual nearly men who have the audacity to have once boasted such big-hitters within their ranks as one-time MACHINE HEAD drummer Chris Kontos and ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY/just about everyone ...

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GODSMACK, STAIND Nominated For BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS

GODSMACK and STAIND have garnered four nominations apiece for the 2003 Boston Music Awards, while their respective lead singers — Sully Erna and Aaron Lewis — each scored an additional nod for Male Vocalist of the year. Other nominees include CAVE IN, POWERMAN 5000 and AMERICAN HI-FI. Awards will be handed out during a Sept. ...

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GODSMACK To Tour Europe, Film Video For 'Serenity'

GODSMACK will launch a European outing July 13 in Manchester, England and plan to return to the States for a headlining tour in the fall, which like the band's current outing, will offer $10 tickets to U.S. soldiers. "We've always been supportive of our country and our president and stuff like that, whereas a lot ...

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GODSMACK Set 'Serenity' As Next Single

GODSMACK have set "Serenity" as the next single from the band's latest CD, "Faceless". "Serenity" goes for official adds at radio on June 17, but many stations are already playing the tune. A video will be shot in the coming weeks with a yet-to-be-named director. The song was written by GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna in ...

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GODSMACK Offer Military A Concert Discount

The Boston Herald reports GODSMACK are offering Massachusetts military personnel and their families $10 tickets to the band's May 22 concert at the Tweeter Center. "We're very proud of our troops and we appreciate their support, and this is our small way of showing our support for them," frontman Sully Erna commented. GODSMACK's track "Awake" ...

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'Headbanger's Ball' Comes Back To Life

The premiere edition of the resurrected "Headbanger's Ball" aired Saturday night (May 10) on MTV2. The first week's show was hosted by METALLICA and featured videos by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, GODSMACK, SUPERJOINT RITUAL and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, among others. The complete playlist for last night's "Headbanger's Ball" was as follows: Hour 1: 01. METALLICA - One 02. ...

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GODSMACK's LARKIN Explains How He Joined The Band

HipOnline.com caught up with GODSMACK's new drummer Shannon Larkin, who explained how he hooked up with the group. "I've known [GODSMACK frontman] Sully [Erna] as a friend since 1988," Larkin explained. "I joined a band called AMEN from L.A. and he called me two weeks after I joined the band and told me he that ...

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GODSMACK's ERNA On The New Album: 'Nobody Else Is Doing What We're Doing'

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna is confident that the group's new album, "Faceless" (due April 8 through Republic/Universal Records), will help the band build upon the momentum created through the quadruple-platinum success of the group's debut and the double-platinum performance of its follow-up, "Awake". "Nobody's doing what we're doing on this record, I guarantee it," Erna ...

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GODSMACK To Ship More Than One Million Copies Of 'Faceless'

More than one million copies of GODSMACK's "Faceless" will be shipped to retail next week, according to the group's label, Republic/Universal Records. "This is our biggest record of the first half of the year — perhaps our year — and we are going to treat it accordingly," Republic president Avery Lipman told Billboard. Along with ...

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GODSMACK's ERNA: We're Not An ALICE IN CHAINS Clone Band

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna believes that his band is more original-sounding than they're being given credit for. When asked by Launch recently how he feels about the way the group is perceived by critics, Erna said, "I think the only misconception is that we were pegged as an ALICE IN CHAINS clone band at one ...

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GODSMACK Members Attend Benefit For Rhode Island Concert Victims

The Boston Herald reports GODSMACK members Sully Erna, Tony Rambola and Shannon Larkin were on hand at a benefit that was staged for the Keith R. Lapierre Family Fund and the Adrian Krasinskas Fund. Lapierre, 29, perished in The Station inferno last month during the GREAT WHITE performance, leaving behind a 22-month-old son and his ...

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GODSMACK Film New Video

GODSMACK recently filmed a performance-based video for "Straight Out of Line" — the first single off their forthcoming album, "Faceless" — in Los Angeles with director Dean Karr (DEFTONES, 3 DOORS DOWN). "The song has got good aggression, and the visuals, when the band plays it, look really good," Erna explained to MTV.com. "Sometimes it's ...

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Rock Musicians Speak Out On Possible War With Iraq

An increasing number of rock artists are speaking their minds about a possible war with Iraq, with many of them seeing the potential military operation to oust Saddam Hussein as an issue that affects more than just enlisted soldiers and their families. Others, on the other hand, argue that even if Saddam Hussein doesn't pose ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Loves Being Club Owner

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna co-owns a New York City club, Dorsia, in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, and it's been a popular destination with locals and celebrities alike. Erna recently spoke about what it's like being a club owner. "I'm very psyched about it. It's really, really cool. We had [actress] Cameron Diaz in there ...

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GODSMACK Party With STING After GRAMMY Nods

The members of GODSMACK celebrated their two 2003 Grammy nominations with fellow nominee Sting (ex-THE POLICE) at the New York City club Dorsia, which is co-owned by GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna, according to the New York Post. GODSMACK's "I Stand Alone" is up for "Best Hard Rock Performance" and for "Best Rock Song" at the ...

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GODSMACK Set First Single From Upcoming CD

GODSMACK have set "Straight Out Of Line" as the first single from their upcoming album, "Faceless", due on Apr. 8, 2003 through Republic/Universal Records. The single is scheduled to hit radio next month. In other news, GODSMACK vocalist/songwriter Sully Erna says that the group's two Grammy Award nominations took the band by surprise, because they ...

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GODSMACK: Facing The Demons

GODSMACK have now set "Faceless" as the tentative title of the follow-up to 2000's "Awake", currently being recorded at The Hit Factory/Criteria Studios in Miami for a March release through Republic/Universal. "It's heavy in a GODSMACK way — it's punchy, it's got a lot of grooves, but it's a little more melodic than the older ...

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Halloween Brings Out The Rockers On Both Coasts

The following item originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Halloween is shaping up to be a rockin' night for revelry. GODSMACK singer Sully Erna opens his new club, Dorsia, on West 19th Street, JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell mans the deejay booth at Lotus, and hard-bodied Heidi Klum hosts a costume ...

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GODSMACK Frontman To Publish Autobiography

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna is in the process of writing his autobiography which he hopes to release sometime next year. "The book is basically just my life from the time I was born until GODSMACK started," Erna told MTV.com. "I wanted to write about the whole experience of trying to get there, and hopefully that ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Contemplates Acting Gigs

GODSMACK singer Sully Erna recently signed on with talent agency William Morris and is currently reading a number of film scripts in hopes of hitting the silver screen, according to his manager, Paul Geary. "They'd like him to read for these parts but there's nothing we think he's right for yet,'' Geary told Boston Herald. ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: New Material Is Really Powerful

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken to MTV.com about the recent addition to the group's ranks of former AMEN drummer Shannon Larkin and the musical direction on the band's forthcoming third full-length CD, due in March 2003. "[Shannon] was my first choice," said Erna. "I'm a drummer also, and I was really influenced by his ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Speaks Out On Drummer Switch

GODSMACK are currently in Miami, Florida completing work on the material for their as-yet-untitled third album, which they hope to begin recording by October 1st for a February/March 2003 release through Republic/Universal Records. "We took a lot of time to ourselves before we even started writing again because we were sooo burnt out from touring ...

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