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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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USURPER To Enter Studio In August

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER will enter Engine Music Studios in Chicago in early August with producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE) to begin recording their fifth full-length album, tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through Earache Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Bones Of My Enemies", "Supernatural Killing Spree", and ...

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The Art Of Live - QUEENSRŸCHE

Observing the gradual and unstoppable decline of the once-untouchable Gods of epic metal from Seattle has been nothing short of stupefying. "Where did it all go wrong?" sang Geoff Tate on the title track of the last album to deliver great things, "Promised Land", to which we can all now shout in unison, "You tell ...

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DESTRUCTION Drummer Arrested In Italy

DESTRUCTION drummer Marc Reign was arrested in Italy Sunday (May 24) following the band's performance in Brescia. The following statement on the matter was posted on the group's official web site: "After the fantastic gig in Brescia, Italy, the band had massive problems to leave the country by plane from the Milano airport. What happened ...

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RUFFIANS To Reunite For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

RUFFIANS, the band that featured in its ranks late VICIOUS RUMORS frontman Carl Albert, will be reuniting for the first time in 15 years for Germany's Bang Your Head Festival on June 25-26. Other bands set to appear at the festival include ALICE COOPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, UFO, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL. The band will also ...

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