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PETER DURST Rejoins DARKSIDE

Peter Durst, original singer and guitar player Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE, has rejoined the band. Durst, who spent time in DESPERADO INC. during his hiatus from the group, left DARKSIDE in the fall of 2000. "Peter's comeback does surely not mean that DARKSIDE [will] return to its previous style, the goals for the band are ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Name Upcoming CD, Announce New Year's Eve Show

QUEENSRŸCHE have reportedly set "Tribe" as the title for their upcoming studio CD, which is currently being recorded for a tentative February 2003 release through Sanctuary Records. The band have also confirmed a headlining appearance at the Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska on New Year's Eve. For more information, visit the group's official web site ...

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A Chaos Theory - SHADOWKEEP

A couple of years ago, SHADOWKEEP were apparently hailed within underground circles as one of the most promising English traditional bands on the block, accumulating plaudits and support slots (with DIO and HALFORD) alike. When you bear in mind though that much of this scene stinks like month-old kippers, it doesn't attest too much to ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Members Team Up For Seattle Gig

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton and ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, have announced a show with SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE) and Kelly Gray (guitars, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), on Dec. 14 at Rocksport Bar & Grill in Seattle, Washington. ...

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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM Announces Upcoming Gig

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitars, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Damon Johnson (guitars, BROTHER CANE), Roman Glick (bass, BROTHER CANE) and Scotty Heard (vocals, SWEATY NIPPLES), has announced a show at Rocksport Bar & Grill in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, Dec. 14. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's EMI RECORDS Catalog To Be Reissued

EMI Records will reissue the QUEENSRŸCHE catalog in 2003 with bonus tracks, expanded packaging, unreleased photos, memorabilia and new liner notes. The albums planned for re-release are as follows: April 8, 2003: "Queensrÿche" EP "The Warning" "Rage For Order" "Operation: Mindcrime" May 6, 2003: "Empire" "Promised Land" "Hear In The Now Frontier" ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Compilation CD To Surface In January

EMI Records is reportedly gearing up to release yet another QUEENSRŸCHE CD, this time a compilation called Classic Masters: Queensrÿche. All tracks are said to have been digitally re-mastered. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Queen of the Reich 02. Warning 03. The Killing Words 04. Speak 05. I Don't ...

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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM Make Live Debut

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitars, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Damon Johnson (guitars, BROTHER CANE), Roman Glick (bass, BROTHER CANE) and Scotty Heard (vocals, SWEATY NIPPLES), made their live debut on Friday, Oct. 11, at The Church in Nashville, Tennessee as part of the Nashville New Music Conference. In related news, Rockenfield ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman To Sing National Anthem

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE will be singing the national anthem at the Seahawks game on Sunday, September 15th in Seattle, Washington. The game, versus Arizona, will be televised locally on Fox and nationwide on DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket. Kickoff is at 1:00 PM PT. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, IRON MAIDEN, TESTAMENT Vocalists Among Frontmen Spotlighted In Singer Book

QUEENSRŸCHE's Geoff Tate, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy and JUDAS PRIEST's Tim "Ripper" Owens are some of the vocalists featured in the new book entitled Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing, which is being described in an official press release as "the first instructional singing book to address exclusively rock singing in the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: 'I Was Never A Metalhead'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has admitted in a recent interview that he was never into metal music and he cited ULTRAVOX and THOMPSON TWINS as two of his primary influences during the band's formative years — a far cry from the traditional metal movement that QUEENSRŸCHE was instrumental in launching in the years that followed. ...

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EVERGREY: New Producer Needed!

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY have been forced to look for a new producer to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their upcoming fourth full-length album after US immigration-related issues prevented original choice, British-born Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE), from travelling abroad at this time. Here is Kernon's official statement ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Speak Out On New Album, Dysfunctional Relationships

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has been busy working on the group's forthcoming studio CD with bandmates Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass) and "everything is going very well," according to a posting from Rockenfield on his official web site. "Michael, Eddie and myself have been working extremely hard, and things are sounding great!!!! [Vocalist] ...

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SOULBENDER Photos Posted Online

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, have posted several promotional and live photos via their Wilton's official web site at this location. As previously reported, SOULBENDER are currently shopping a recently-completed seven-song CD/demo to various labels ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Gets His Sax Back

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate appears to have gotten his saxophone back. Says Tate: "My faith in humanity has been restored! While in New Orleans we received a phone call from an unidentified person who had my horn and wanted to send it back. I am playing my sax in the shows again. I am very ...

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EVERGREY Line Up European Shows

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 27 - Storsjöyran, SWE @ Parkscenen Aug. 04 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Aug. 30 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Kåren Aug. 31 – Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben As previously reported, EVERGREY are scheduled to begin recording ...

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EVERGREY To Commence Work On Fourth Full-Length Album

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY are scheduled to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively titled Recreation Day, in mid-September with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE) for an early 2003 release through Inside Out Music. According to guitarist/vocalist Tom S. Englund, "the songwriting is going extremely well. As a matter of ...

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SOULBENDER: Demo Track Listing Unveiled

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, are currently shopping a recently-completed seven-song CD/demo to various labels in hopes of securing a record contract and issuing the group's debut album in late 2002 or early 2003. The full track ...

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WESTWORLD's "Skin" Debuts Stronger Than Expected

New York's WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, had their sophomore effort, Skin, debut at college and commercial radio last week to an unexpected flood of support, coming in at #3 on FMQB and Top 10 in Album Network. Says Harnell: "It's great to be back. I'm very proud of ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman To Partake In AOL Chat

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate will be participating in a live Q&A chat on America Online to promote his recently-released, self-titled solo debut. The chat will take place on Monday, July 8th at 9:00 PM ET at America Online Keyword: Rock Chat. Non-AOL subscribers may participate by downloading the free trial access software located at www.aol.com. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: "We Talk Through Business Managers And Lawyers Now"

The remaining members of QUEENSRŸCHE—frontman Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bassist Eddie Jackson, and drummer Scott Rockenfield—do all their talking through "business managers and lawyers now," Tate revealed in an interview with Cleveland, Ohio's WMMS 100.7 FM this past Sunday, June 30th. "Every band has its own way of functioning," continued the singer. ...

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GEOFF TATE: Seattle Set List Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate performed the following tracks during his live appearance at the EMP (Experience Music Project) in Seattle on Saturday, June 22nd: 01. The Killing Words 02. Gonna Get Close To You 03. Spool 04. Forever 05. Helpless 06. Lady Jane 07. Out Of Mind 08. Over Me 09. Passenger 10. Real World ...

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