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SOULBENDER MP3 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 a clip of the track "Clockwork-N-Compass", taken from the group's recently-completed seven-song CD, at this location. As previously reported, SOULBENDER will make their live debut as the opening ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Complete Work On "To Welcome The Fade"

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have completed work on their latest album, entitled To Welcome the Fade, with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE) at Sheffield Studios in Hammond, Indiana and Sonic Ranch/Village Productions in Tornillo Texas. Due to be made available at the Milwaukee Metalfest in late July (with the official release to ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Completes Work On Solo Album

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield is continuing work on his solo record, tentatively entitled The "X" Chapters, for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. According to Rockenfield, "my journey with this record is almost complete, and I just hope that you all enjoy it as much as I do!! The record is a culmination ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Adds More Solo Dates

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE has announced additional dates as part of his upcoming headlining tour. The confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Sky Church Jun. 25 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Colorado Music Hall Jun. 26 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Jun. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch ...

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SOULBENDER: EP Will Not Be Available To Public

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, will not make their forthcoming seven-song EP to the public, according to a message on Wilton's official web site. "Unfortunately, the 7-song EP will only be available to industry people. As soon ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist Tracking EP With SOULBENDER

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 finished tracking drums for an upcoming seven-song EP. "Wes is an amazing drummer," stated Wilton. "Finished in 2 days!!! Recorded live to 24 track studer (Analog!!!) ie. no punch-ins!. Bass and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Announces Additional Solo Dates

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE has announced additional dates as part of his upcoming headlining tour. The confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Sky Church Jun. 26 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Jun. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl Jun. 29 - Bottineau, ND @ Festival Show Jun. ...

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GEOFF TATE: More Live Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE has announced additional dates as part of his upcoming headlining tour. The confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Sky Church Jun. 26 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Jun. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl Jun. 29 - Bottineau, ND @ Festival Show Jun. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: CHRIS DEGARMO Is Not In The Band

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has issued the following statement via the group's official web site at www.queensryche.com: "As I said in my Billboard.com interview, Chris [DeGarmo] is not currently in QUEENSRŸCHE. I would love to work with him on a project or with QUEENSRŸCHE in the future and only time will ever tell that. As ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's SCOTT ROCKENFIELD: No Reunion With CHRIS DEGARMO

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has shot down the reports of a possible reunion with former guitarist Chris DeGarmo following the recent departure of DeGarmo's successor in the group, Kelly Gray. "As of right now, there are no plans for Chris to come back to QR," Rockenfield stated via his official web site. "Chris will always ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Issue DVD-Audio Version Of "Empire"

QUEENSRŸCHE will issue a DVD-Audio version of their Empire opus on July 30th through EMI. This very special edition will include a brand new, never-before-seen interview with vocalist Geoff Tate and former guitarist Chris DeGarmo, which took place in March of 2002, videos for "Jet City Woman" and "Silent Lucidity", complete lyrics in synch with ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist Teams Up With Ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE Singer In SOULBENDER

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam have teamed up in a “straight-up dark, heavy rock” band called SOULBENDER. The group, who completed 17 original tracks in just two months, will make their debut live appearance as the opening act for QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate ...

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MACABRE Prepare New CD, Remix Rare Classic

MACABRE are in pre-production for their forthcoming studio album, entitled Murder Metal, which will reportedly be “a collection of compositions about very bad people from around the world,” according to a newsletter distributed by the group. “A new song about Fritz Haarman Thee Butcher will be included and will even be sung in German.” In ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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Former PIST.ON Bassist Seeks New Band

New York-based bassist Val Ium is ready to re-enter the rock scene after departing PIST.ON last year, and is interested in teaming up with serious, professional, like-minded musicians in a new band. With PIST.ON, Ium recorded two albums (one for Atlantic Records), and toured the U.S. and Europe with bands like MARILYN MANSON, KORN, CLUTCH, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Ten New Songs In The Can

QUEENSRŸCHE have reportedly completed nearly ten tracks for their forthcoming studio album during the recent songwriting sessions at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington. “I am really into the feeling I get working on this material,” vocalist Geoff Tate stated. “I find it so panoramic!” Tentatively set for a fall 2002 release through Sanctuary Records, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's EDDIE JACKSON: We've Never Had This Many New Ideas To Choose From

Progressive rockers QUEENSRŸCHE have begun writing songs for their new, as-yet-untitled studio album for a late 2002 release through Sanctuary Records. The band is undertaking intensive songwriting sessions at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington, and have already come up with “more than enough ideas to choose from,” according to bassist Eddie Jackson. “I don't ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Announces Release Date For Solo Debut

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate is tentatively scheduled to issue his solo debut, entitled Old World Order, on June 25th through Sanctuary Records. Meanwhile, here is a message the vocalist posted on the message board of his official web site: “This week I am in New York City mastering the new record and having a great ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Completes Work On Solo CD, Early June Release Expected

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has completed work on his debut solo CD, entitled Old World Order, for an early June release through Sanctuary Records. Featuring contributions from bassist Chris Fox, guitarist Scott Moughton, drummer Evan Schiller, keyboardist Howard Chillcott and guitarist Jeff Carrell, Old World Order includes the following track listing: 01. Off The TV ...

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