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OLIVER DAWSON SAXON To Support DIO In UK

OLIVER DAWSON SAXON have been asked to be the special guests to DIO on his forthcoming UK tour. Following several successful joint appearances in Europe last year, Ronnie James Dio has asked OLIVER DAWSON SAXON to open his shows in the UK. The band, which features original SAXON members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson along ...

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GRAVES Split Up!

GRAVES, the band formed by former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, have split up due to "creative differences," according to Michale's official web site. "GRAVES has collectively decided that the proverbial Web Of Dharma has now run out," reads a cryptic statement on the ...

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GRAVES Line Up Japanese Tour

GRAVES, the new band formed by former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, have announced the dates for their first-ever Japanese tour. They are as follows: Dec. 11 - Wall – Shinjuku, JAP Dec. 12 - Wall – Shinjuku, JAP Dec. 13 - Wall – ...

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IMPELLITTERI Mainman Denies Beef With Former Singer

IMPELLITTERI leader and namesake Chris Impellitteri recently addressed the reports of a bitter split between him and former vocalist Rob Rock prior to the recording of the group's new album, System X, which features ex-RAINBOW/MSG frontman Graham Bonnet at the mike. According to Chris, "I am friends with Rob and most likely will work with ...

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GRAVES Hook Up With Airwalk Shoes

GRAVES, the new band of former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, have reportedly signed an endorsement deal with Airwalk shoes. According to the group's official web site, "the shoe is going to feature some horrific GRAVES-like spider webs!" GRAVES' full-length debut, entitled The Web ...

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GRAVES To Make Live Appearance On WSOU

GRAVES, the new band of former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, will be appearing live on 89.5 WSOU on Wednesday, May 1st between the hours of 8:00 and 10:00 PM. The band will be playing cuts off their soon-to-be-released full-length debut, entitled The Web ...

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GRAVES To Issue Debut CD, Embark On US Tour

GRAVES, the new band of former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, will issue their full-length debut, entitled The Web Of Dharma, on May 15th. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. One Million Light Years From Her 02. So Don't ...

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Former EARTHTONE9 Drummer Joins NINEDENINE

Britain's NINEDENINE have recruited ex-EARTHTONE9 drummer Si Hutchby to their ranks. The band, whose music has been described as a “raw and mature, post-grunge, classic rock sound,” are completed by Leigh Oates (vocals), Andrew Stone (guitar), and Joel Graham (bass). Si replaces Jimmy Bottomley, who recently left the group on amicable terms. Commenting on Si's ...

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IMPELLITTERI Update From The Axe Legend

IMPELLITTERI mainman Chris Impellitteri has posted the following update on the group's activities via the band's official web site: “[Vocalist] Graham [Bonnet and I] have just returned from a very exciting promotional tour of Japan. We were doing many interviews with the press for our new disc, System X. The press seem to like the ...

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IMPELLITTERI Set Release Date For "System X"

IMPELLITTERI, featuring returning frontman Graham Bonnet (ex-MSG/RAINBOW), have set March 21st as the Japanese release date for their long-awaited new studio album, entitled System X. The full track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. United We Stand 02. Perfect Crime 03. End Of The World 04. She's A Nighttime Lover 05. Slow Kill ...

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IMPELLITERRI: All Systems Go!

IMPELLITERRI, freshly reunited with former RAINBOW/MSG vocalist Graham Bonnet, will issue their much-anticipated new CD, entitled System X, on March 21st in Japan, with other territories to follow shortly thereafter. ...

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GRAVES To Issue CD, Home Video In March

GRAVES, the new band of former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, are scheduled to issue an EP or a full-length CD in March through an as-yet-undisclosed label. March is also likely to see the release of the first GRAVES home video, which will coincide ...

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THERAPY? Drummer Moves On

THERAPY? drummer Graham Hopkins has left the band for undisclosed reasons. According to an official statement from the group, "the split was entirely amicable and Andy, Michael and Martin wish Graham every success in his future endeavors. THERAPY? themselves plan to bring you all a bigger, better musical experience in 2002. Hopkins' replacement is ...

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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New Old Songs, Durst ...

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Archive News Nov 28, 2001

SOULFLY are scheduled to perform at Salon 21 in Mexico City, Mexico on December 15th. Additional South American dates, including a possible Santiago, Chile gig on December 13th, will be announced shortly.


An MP3 file of the track “The Storm”, taken from KING DIAMOND's upcoming Abigail Part ...

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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 2

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following update on the group's recently cut-short US tour, reportedly as a result of “dismal” attendance: “As you have now heard, [stand-in vocalist] James Rivera [of HELSTAR] has delivered the goods like no other could have. The dude can not only sing his ass and ...

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Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love' as ...

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Archive News Sep 03, 2001

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett got up on stage to jam with METALLICA cover band CREEPING DEATH at Metallibash 2001, a METALLICA fan gathering which was held at San Francisco's Maritime Hall on Saturday, September 1st. According to reports, Ulrich and Hammett appeared at the event about 1 ½ hours into ...

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Archive News Aug 30, 2001

According to early reports from national retail accounts, SLIPKNOT's Iowa opus will have shifted between 350,000 and 400,000 copies during its first week of release, virtually ensuring it the #1 slot on the Billboard Pop Album chart when the final numbers are released in the middle of next week. Meanwhile, Iowa's closest competitor, MARY ...

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Archive News Aug 10, 2001 - update 2

Here is the full track listing for the upcoming third full-length CD from Finland's H.I.M. (His Infernal Majesty), entitled Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights, which is due to be issued in Europe via Supersonic/G.U.N. Records on August 27th:

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01. Salt In Our Wounds

02. Heartache Every Moment

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Archive News Jul 23, 2001 - update 1

It looks like LIMP BIZKIT fans will have to wait until the end of 2002, at the earliest, for the follow up to last year's Chocolate Starfish &amp the Hot Dog Flavored Water. In an interview with Bilboard.com, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst revealed that the guitarist Wes Borland and bassist Sam Rivers have ...

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Archive News Jul 20, 2001

METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield has entered an undisclosed rehabilitation facility for “alcoholism and other addictions”, according to a message posted by the band on their official web site yesterday. Here is the group's statement in its entirety:

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“To Our Friends:

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“We would like you ...

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Archive News Jul 16, 2001 - update 1

A low-quality MP3 file of the track “Thorns On My Grave” from EMPEROR's Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise CD is now available for download via the Candlelight Records web site at this location. You can also check out the cover artwork for the album, which is due on October 8th, here.


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