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FATES WARNING Bassist: Tales From The Road

FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera has posted the following message on his web site: "I'm back in black! The post-tour decompression is in progress. Glad to be home after the 6-week tour. I truly had the best time on the tour with FATES WARNING (supporting DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE). We were treated with great respect ...

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FRANTIC BLEEP Sign With THE END RECORDS

Norway's FRANTIC BLEEP have inked a deal with The End Records. The band are currently finishing the songs for their debut album, to be recorded later in 2003 and released early in 2004. FRANTIC BLEEP were founded in November 2001 by Patrick Scantlebury (guitars, synth), Øyvind Sundstrøm (guitars) and Karl Arthur Renstrøm (drums). The band ...

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STONE SOUR To Issue Never-Before-Released Tracks

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, are figuring out a way to make some previously unreleased material available to their fans. One possible scenario is for the band to release a few of the songs on the "Bother" single, or possibly a "digipack" featuring three ...

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GORDIAN KNOT To Release 'Emergent' Next Month

The long awaited new GORDIAN KNOT album, "Emergent", will surface on Jan. 14, 2003 through Sensory Records. GORDIAN KNOT is the project of former CYNIC and current OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) bassist Sean Malone. "Emergent", the project's second album, will feature guest appearances by Bill Bruford (YES, KING CRIMSON), Jason Gobel (ex-CYNIC), Steve Hackett ...

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Classic ROADRUNNER Albums To Be Reissued!

DISINCARNATE's acclaimed full-length debut, "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind", and CYNIC's ground-breaking first (and only) effort, "Focus", are two of the previously-deleted classic albums that are being reissued by Roadrunner Records Japan on Dec. 18. The complete list of albums being re-released is as follows: 01. OBITUARY - Slowly We Rot 02. OBITUARY - Cause ...

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CELTIC FROST Re-Envisioned!

CELTIC FROST have begun the initial part of the recording sessions for the group's long-awaited new album, tentatively titled "Probe". As has been anticipated by a variety of sources, the group currently consists of the classic "To Mega Therion" and "Into the Pandemonium"-era line-up of Reed St. Mark (drums/percussion), Martin Eric Ain (bass/vocals), and Tom ...

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OSI Finish Mastering CD, Compile Extra Footage

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) — the new "prog" supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone — has finished mastering its self-titled debut album for an early 2003 release through Inside Out Records. A limited-edition two-disc set, containing ...

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AGENT STEEL Continue Work On New CD

AGENT STEEL are continuing work on the follow-up to Omega Conspiracy, tentatively entitled Order of the Illuminati/Agent Steel Vol. 4, for an early 2003 release. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human Bullet 07. Insurrection 08. ...

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GORDIAN KNOT: New MP3 Posted Online

GORDIAN KNOT, a prog supergroup featuring former CYNIC members Sean Malone (bass), Jason Gobel (guitar), and Sean Reinert, along with former GENESIS guitarist Steve Hackett, have posted a full-length MP3 of the track "Muttersprache", taken from the group's forthcoming Emergent CD, at this location. ...

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OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE Complete Work On Debut Album

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) — the new "prog" supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone — have finished mixing their debut album, Office of Strategic Influence, for an early 2003 release through Inside Out Records. Among the ...

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PORCUPINE TREE Frontman To Appear On OSI Debut

PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson has contributed lead vocals to two songs on the forthcoming debut album from OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), which features in its ranks DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone. Moore and Matheos reportedly commenced ...

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KISS THE CYNIC Complete Work On Debut EP

KISS THE CYNIC, a New Jersey-based outfit featuring ex-members of LUDDITE CLONE, have finished recording and mastering their long-awaited five-song, self-titled EP. An advance download of the new song "Supercrusher" is available on their web site, www.kissthecynic.com. The official release date for the disc is September 10th, but the band will be having ...

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SEAN MALONE Comments On Much-Anticipated OSI Debut

GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone has commented on his recently-completed contributions to the debut album from OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), also featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, and CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore. Says Malone: "It's always hard to explain the style of any kind of music, especially ...

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AGHORA Announce New Line-Up, Begin Work On New CD

The current line-up of AGHORA — drummer Richard Komatz and bassist Alan Goldstein (who replaced ex-CYNIC members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone. respectively), plus mainman Santiago Dobles and sister/vocalist Danishta Rivero — is recording a new album, entitled Formless, for an autumn release through Code666 Records. ...

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ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE: The Prog-Rock Supergroup!

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone have set OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) as the name of their much-anticipated prog-rock "supergroup" project, which commenced the recording sessions for their self-titled debut album in early June at the Carriage House ...

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DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING, GORDIAN KNOT Supergroup Takes Off

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, and CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore were at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, between June 2nd and June 9th writing and recording material for a project that was brought to life by Matheos, and which is scheduled for release on Inside Out ...

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SLIPKNOT Members To Unmask For New Video

SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root will remove their masks at the end of the month for a video shoot for "Get Inside", the first single from their side project, STONE SOUR, according to MTV.com. The video will be shot onstage on June 26th at the Los Angeles club Whisky A Go-Go. ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION Singer Gets Booted From Prog-Rock Supergroup

PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw will no longer partake in the as-yet-unnamed progressive rock supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and bassist Sean Malone (GORDIAN KNOT, CYNIC). "In April I was contacted by Jim Matheos of FATES WARNING. He asked me if ...

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SEAN MALONE Speaks Out On Much-Anticipated Supergroup

GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone has posted another comment via his official web site at www.seanmalone.net about the as-yet-unnamed project featuring Malone, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw. According to Sean, "Jim sent the demos to ...

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DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING Members Join Forces In Brand New Supergroup

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone and PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw have joined forces in a brand new, as-yet-unnamed supergroup which is scheduled to record its debut album in early June for a late October/early November release—possibly through ...

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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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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Aug 21, 2001

SLIPKNOT have reportedly been confirmed to play this year's Halloween show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City for the second year in a row. At the present time, no support acts have yet been announced, but MUDVAYNE and TYPE O NEGATIVE are rumored to be taking part in the night's festivities. In ...

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Archive News Jun 17, 2001

Devin Townsend (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) fans anxiously anticipating the release of the Vancouver whiz-kid's TERRIA project can download two of the album tracks — 'Mountain' and 'Canada' — via the multi-talented artist's MP3.com web site at this location.&nbsp


The July issue of Rolling Stone magazine confirms that EMINEM's collaboration track of 'The Way ...

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Archive News Apr 28, 2001 - update 1

The members of TESTAMENT — including the cancer-stricken vocalist Chuck Billy — were spotted at THE HAUNTED's show at Slim's in San Francisco on Thursday, April 26th. Billy, who was was reportedly in very good spirits, made it clear to everyone that TESTAMENT would continue and that he was confident he would beat the cancer ...

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Archive News Mar 30, 2001 - update 1

Despite previous reports to the contrary, it now appears that COAL CHAMBER have selected former SAIGON KICK guitarist Jason Bieler (NONPOINT, SW1TCHED) to produce their third full-length effort, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in the fall. Pre-production for the as-yet-untitled album is set to begin in Los Angeles on April 9th, with the ...

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