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AVIDOST Part Ways With Singer

Chicago-based metallers AVIDOST have parted ways with singer Jen Gore. "Jen is pursuing a medical career and does not have the required time and dedication to front AVIDOST," the band write on their web site. "It was a difficult decision to take her off the album but one that absolutely had to be ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Announce New Album Title

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have set "Black Empire" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Escapi. 12 new songs were ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More 2005 Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have lined up the following dates during January/February: Jan. 20 - Pops - St. Louis, MO Jan. 21 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO Jan. 23 - Barrymoore Theater – Madison, WI Jan. 25 - The Rave – Milwaukee, WI Jan. 26 - Emerald Theater – Detroit, MI Jan. 27 - House of ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN In Pre-Production With NEIL KERNON

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN are currently in pre-production with renowned producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for the follow-up to 2002's "The Damage", tentatively due next year via Nuclear Blast Records. Kernon apparently contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing material for their sophomore album and expressed interest in producing ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Bassist Talks About 'Operation: Mindcrime' Sequel

QUEENSRŸCHE bassist Eddie Jackson recently spoke to RockConfidential.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: RockConfidential.com: How is it you're incorporating a preview of "Operation: Mindcrime II"? Is it ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer And Singer Talk About Inspiration Behind 'Operation: Mindcrime II'

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield and singer Geoff Tate spoke to 411Mania.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the inspiration behind the upcoming "Operation: Mindcrime" sequel: Scott Rockenfield: ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says Last Presidential Election Was A Sour Point In American History

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to KNAC.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: KNAC.com: Would you consider it a responsibility as not only a performer but as a ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD: Demo Recordings Available For Download

CRESCENT SHIELD, the new "high-energy power/traditional metal" band featuring the talents of vocalist Michael Grant (ONWARD), guitarist Dan Delucie (DESTINY'S END), drummer Craig Anderson (ENGINE), and bassist Melanie Sisneros (SINERGY, THE IRON MAIDENS, NEW EDEN), have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The songs "Last Of My Kind", "Await The Champion" and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Tour Kick-Off Reviewed

Bill White of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviewed the opening-night performance of QUEENSRŸCHE's fall 2004/winter 2005 tour, which took place on Tuesday (Oct. 5) at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. "In 1988, 'Operation: Mindcrime' was a wake-up call to a narcoleptic society on the edge of a totalitarian abyss," he wrote. "QUEENSRŸCHE's concept album ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: BUSH Administration Has Failed On Every Level

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer this week about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On "Operation: Mindcrime": " 'Operation: Mindcrime' was inspired by the events ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Attend 'Dance To The Music' Benefit

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate is among the celebrities scheduled to appear at the "Dance to the Music" benefit supporting elementary-level music instruction in the Seattle Public Schools on Thursday (Sept. 30) at the Armory on South Lake Union in Seattle, WA. Other celebs expected to appear at the event include, among others, fellow rocker Chris ...

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Florida Death Metallers DIABOLIC Split Up

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have officially split up. Due to a recent "business development," founding member Brian Malone has decided to end DIABOLIC's seven-year existence, according to a posting on the group's web site. "This decision in no way reflects upon the professionalism and personalities of the current members of DIABOLIC (Eric Hersemann – guitars, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: New Songs Are Completely Different To Anything Done In The Past

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate recently spoke to Greece's Metal-Temple.com webzine about the group's past recorded output and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal-Temple.com: Though I know you said you don't care about other ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Perform At Seattle Festival/Political Fundraiser

QUEENSRŸCHE and PEARL JAM are among the acts confirmed to perform at No Vote Left Behind, a festival/political fundraiser to be held Sept. 23-26 at a variety of Seattle venues, according to Billboard.com. The full lineup is still being finalized; tickets go on-sale Sept. 10. Proceeds from No Vote Left Behind will fund donations to ...

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Weight Of The World - METAL CHURCH

That characteristic chug from the Bay Area is perhaps as much of a reference point in these times as it was back in the heyday of scrotum-squeezing pants and decent METALLICA albums. Wisely, it could be argued, bands like TESTAMENT have brutalized their sound further to keep up with the seething new breed (THE HAUNTED ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Tour Journal Updated

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton has updated his "tour journal" with several lengthy entries from the band's most recent European run. Check it out here. In related news, world-class singer Pamela Moore, best known for her vocal part as "Sister Mary" on QUEENSRŸCHE's classic, multi-platinum album "Operation Mindcrime", has put out a short collection ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Fall Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the first dates of their fall 2004 North American tour. They are as follows: Oct. 05 - Moore Theater – Seattle, WA Oct. 06 - Moore Theater - Seattle, WA Oct. 07 - Commodore – Vancouver, B.C. Oct. 08 - Schnitzer – Portland, OR Oct. 23 - House of Blues – Orlando, ...

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USURPER Name New Album

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have set "Cryptobeast" as the title of their fifth full-length album, tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through Earache Records. The CD will be recorded in August at Engine Music Studios in Chicago with producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE) and will contain the following songtitles, among others: "The Bones ...

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ZAN CLAN To Open For QUEENSRŸCHE In Stockholm

ZAN CLAN, the new group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, will be opening for QUEENSRŸCHE Saturday night (July 10) at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden. In other news, ZAN CLAN guitarist, producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE) is now reportedly a full-fledged member of Randy Piper's (ex-W.A.S.P.) ANIMAL. ZAN CLAN's lineup is ...

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DEBASE To Open For QUEENSRŸCHE In Sweden

Swedish quintet DEBASE will open for QUEENSRŸCHE at KB in Malmö on July 7. DEBASE are currently promoting their third album, "Unleashed", available through Sanctuary/Noise Records. The group's sophomore CD, "Domination", was released in 2001. ...

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