Metal News for June 29, 2003
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Jason Ferguson of Orlando Weekly spoke with QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate who shared a funny story about the band's "glam" days. "That's one thing I've gone through a lot of: different and interesting haircuts," laughs Tate. "One section of the [Experience Music Project, Paul Allen's rock museum in Seattle] is dedicated to QUEENSRŸCHE. My oldest daughter is 13 and she went with her school on a field trip to the museum. I got home a little after she did that day, and my wife said 'You need to go talk to Miranda. She's really upset.'
"I go upstairs to her room and she's sitting on her bed with her head in her hands. 'Honey, what's wrong? Did you have a bad day at school?' And she says, 'Well, we went to the museum and all my friends from school were there and we walked into this one area and there's a giant film screen and there you are on the screen ... and you're singing ... and ... and ... and you're wearing tights. Why'd you have to wear tights?'"
QUEENSRŸCHE's new studio album, "Tribe", is due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 1999's "Q2K", which includes a guest appearance by original QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, was engineered by Scott Olson, who has worked as the "full-time right hand" to Terry Date (producer for such bands as the DEFTONES, PANTERA and LIMP BIZKIT, among others) and was mixed by Adam Kasper, whose past credits include PEARL JAM and the FOO FIGHTERS.
Nevermore will be playing a hometown CD release party on July 18 at Studio 7 in Seattle, Washington. This is an all-ages show and alcohol will be available to those 21 and up. For those not in Washington, you can purchase tickets through www.ticketswest.com for $12.50 ($15 the day of the show). This will be a full headlining Nevermore set and special giveaway packages will be given out all night.
In other news, Nevermore will be playing three headlining shows in Greece in early October immediately following their European tour with Arch Enemy. The dates are as follows:
Oct. 10 – Thessaloniki, GRE @ Idrogois Club Oct. 11 – Athens, GRE @ Rodon Club
Oct. 12 – Athens, GRE @ Rodon Club
Nevermore's new album, "Enemies Of Reality", is due on July 29 through Century Media Records.
Unholy Ghost has finished shooting a video for
the track "Under Existence" with director/producer Scott Semple (I survived Mardi Gras, Fantasy Fest) and special effects wizard Chris Polidoro of Savage Armadillo Productions, who is best known for his work on "Web of Darkness" with Tom Savini (Creepshow, Fri the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Return of the Living Dead).
The video was shot the weekend of Fri the 13th (June 13-15) under a full moon on location in Tampa, FL and is now being edited. New "behind the scenes" photos are online at the Unholy Ghost web site.
In related news, Unholy Ghost is scheduled to appear at Las Vegas Metalfest, Aug 29-31. Other bands include Suffocation, Deicide, Monstrosity, Kataklysm and Strapping Young Lad.
Warrant will be joining the “Rock Never Stops” tour this summer. The tour will travel the nation with some of the most popular rock bands that defined a generation. The tour package line-up is Whitesnake, Warrant, Kip Winger & Slaughter.
The complete Rock Never Stops tour dates for Summer 2003 are: More...
Veteran Death Metal band Malevolent Creation are set to Invade Brazil for the first time since there 1991 debut album "The Ten Commandment's" was released. Brazilian fans will be treated to an 18 song set list spanning the band's recording career. Some of the shows are being filmed and recorded for a future dvd and live album release.Upon returning home from Brazil the band will be returning to Europe for a string of festival dates including Wacken Open Air, Party San Open Air and Brutal Assault Open Air festivals.The tour dates are as follows: More...
Season has a few upcoming gigs:
Saturday 28th june > golden cross > redditch > plus double standard, the hole, fleshwound
Friday 18th july > flapper & firkin > birmingham
Friday 25th july > colmers farm > rednal, birmingham > plus twisted humour
Friday 5th september > flapper & firkin > birmingham
Their debut album 'disillusion' is out as well.
Souless is now in the studio recording the new album "In Darkness We Will Remain", the album is set to be released late this year and will feature new death-grind drummer, Albert Borello. Former Souless drummer, Robert Lopez decided to leave the band and persue new projects in an amicable split.