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SILVERCHAIR: "Diorama" Track Listing Unveiled

Australia's SILVERCHAIR have finally revealed the full track listing for their forthcoming Diorama CD. It is as follows: 01. Across The Night 02. The Greatest View 03. Without You 04. World Upon Your Shoulders 05. One Way Mule 06. Tuna In The Brine 07. Too Much Of Not Enough 08. Luv Your Life 09. The ...

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HIRAX Confirmed For Abrasive Rock Fest

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX, now featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have been confirmed for the Abrasive Rock Fest, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 3rd at the Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington. Other artists set to appear at the event include THE SABIANS (ex-SLEEP), and BRICK BATH. ...

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COL. PARKER Line Up Dates With BUDDY GUY

COL. PARKER, the Los Angeles-based band consisting of guitarist/vocalist Gilby Clarke (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), drummer Slim Jim Phantom (THE STRAY CATS), bassist Muddy Stardust (L.A. GUNS), and keyboardist Teddy Andreadis (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT), will be heading out in March for a series of gigs with legendary blues-man Buddy Guy. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 13 ...

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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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Quote Of The Day: NEVERMORE Frontman Warrel Dane

NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane on making a living by playing music: Truth be told, with the label problems we're having at the moment [with Century Media Records] it's not possible to support ourselves from just music. I am currently cooking at The Swedish Cultural Center of Seattle...I feel very much at home here because most ...

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SPIDERS & SNAKES (I Don't Like)

SPIDERS & SNAKES founding members Lizzie Grey and Timothy Jay are currently locked up in their rehearsal studio in downtown Hollywood, CA writing and arranging 13 brand new songs to be recorded with veteran L.A. producer Dino Maddalone for an upcoming album entitled Spiders & Snakes (I Don't Like). Their first album in nearly two ...

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MOONSPELL Guest Appearances, Nominations Abound

MOONSPELL vocalist Fernando Ribeiro appears as special guest on the new CD from the Czech Republic's ROOT, entitled Black Seal, on a track called “Salamandra”. In other news, MOONSPELL's video clip for the track “Nocturna”, off the group's Darkness And Hope CD, has been nominated in the “Best Portuguese Video Clip” category at Fantasporto, the ...

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FATES WARNING: Possible DVD, Covers/Rare CD On The Way

FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos has posted the following update on the band's activities via the group's official message board on December 30th: “Hi everybody, “Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year. “Looks like the plan is for FATES to start writing for the next record in mid to late '02 ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Add New Vocalist

Los Angeles thrash metal act DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL/current HIRAX axeman Jim Durkin, have added a new lead vocalist: Loana dP Valencia. Comented Durkin: "What can I say? We've been friends for a few years and I never even knew she sang. After hearing her at an impromptu jam session with us, ...

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MURDER ONE Solidify Line-Up!

Britain's MURDER ONE, the new supergroup consisting of former members of former members of MEDULLA NOCTE and IRON MONKEY, have solidified their line-up. The group's current formation is as follows: John Morrow (ex-IRON MONKEY) vocals Paul Catten (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE) vocals Jim Palmer (CHARGER) guitar Mark Seddon (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE) guitar Jammer (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE) drums Adam (LABRAT) ...

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FATES WARNING Axeman Contributes To The KNOT!

FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos has completed recording solos for three tracks—two electric and one acoustic—that will be included on the upcoming GORDIAN KNOT release, tentatively entitled Emergent. As previously reported, GORDIAN KNOT is a prog supergroup featuring former CYNIC members Sean Malone (bass), Jason Gobel (guitar), and Sean Reinert, along with former GENESIS guitarist ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Get "Ridiculously Catchy" On "PSI"!

According to a studio report posted by Britain's Metal Hammer, PITCHSHIFTER's upcoming PSI CD will include the following tracks, among others: 01. Shut Down 02. We Know 03. Screenshot 04. Stop Talking (So Loud) 05. Eight Days "I think this time we had a lot better focus of what we wanted it to sound ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Axeman Hits The Road With THE PRODIGY!

PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Jim Davies will be reuniting with his former band THE PRODIGY for the latter group's The Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and Japan in January of 2002. The trek will mark the first time Jim has played live with THE PRODIGY since 1996. According to Davies, “I'm very flattered and excited ...

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Sindustries - GARDENIAN

While not nearly as revered as fellow Swedes IN FLAMES, GARDENIAN were responsible for issuing one of the top albums of 1999 in the shape of Soulburner, a melodic death metal fan's delight that still stands as one of the genre's finest moments to date. Surprisingly, that album's critical acclaim didn't prevent the group from ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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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 19, 2001 - update 2

Kip Winger, he of WINGER fame, has placed “original and authentic WINGER/Kip Winger memorabilia” for sale via eBay. According to Winger's official web site, “this garage sale features clothing used in performances and photo shoots, and equipment used in the studio on his recent albums.” For more info, go to this location.

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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 13, 2001

STUCK MOJO will be supported by 420 MONKS, the band led by MOJO frontman Bonz, at the former group's upcoming reunion gig at The Cotton Club in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. In related news, SICK SPEED, the post-MOJO band of guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Bud Fontsere, will play their ...

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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Archive News Oct 10, 2001

UK's KILL II THIS have officially replaced recently-departed vocalist Matt Pollock with ex-PROFANE (Manchester) frontman Phil Bretnall. According to an official statement from the band, “after loads of auditioning, we easily picked out Phil as a strong contender, so we put him through some more gruelling auditions — the results of which are evident.. ...

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Archive News Oct 08, 2001

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will be performing a headlining show at Slim's in San Francisco on December 14th. Support will come from SKINLAB. Other opening acts will be announced shortly.


Former DARK ANGEL/DREAMS OF DAMNATION guitarist Jim Durkin has joined the reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX. ...

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Archive News Sep 10, 2001 - update 1

CRADLE OF FILTH have turned down a slot on the coveted Black Christmas US arena tour (featuring OZZY OSBOURNE and ROB ZOMBIE, among others), because they will be “in the studio busy on the new album for next year”, according to the group's official web site. The statement goes on to say that “it ...

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Archive News Aug 29, 2001

The full track listing for ROB ZOMBIE's upcoming The Sinister Urge CD has been announced. The song titles are as follows:

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01. Sinners Inc.

02. Demon Speeding

03. Dead Girl Superstar (feat. Kerry King)

04. Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)

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