Toronto’s REVOLVER have officially changed their name to FAMOUS UNDERGROUND. Frontman Nick Walsh, who initially made a name for himself in the ’90s with SLIK TOXIK, has issued the following statement:
“There is a pop band out of Europe that is starting to make waves in North America, and we have been contacted by multiple international press and media agencies who seem to be confusing us with them. So as to avoid anymore brand confusion, we felt that the time to re-brand was now, especially considering that we have a new recording that we are currently shopping for a release.”
Famous Underground will be playing some shows in Ontario this December, more details to come. Check out the band’s official website here.
As previously reported the new single, ‘Wasteland’, will be available for download for Rock Band in time for the holiday season. It will be released in December, more details will be revealed soon. Click here for information on Rock Band.
‘Wasteland’ is currently available for preview and purchase via iTunes.
Tags: Revolver, Slik Toxik
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Interview with Peter Dolving
by Lord of The Wasteland
Pics courtesy of The-Haunted.com, Century Media, Earache Records and Union Musik and of course some taken by Metal-Rules.com staff.
Call them thrash, call them melodic death?whatever. The Haunted is pure metal and their brilliant new CD, rEVOLVEr, was just released October 19th to glowing reviews. As emphasized by the unique spelling of the title, rEVOLVEr is a progression for the band in more ways than one. Not only did they leave long-time label, Earache Records, last October but they also lost vocalist Marco Aro. Aro?s replacement was none other than the band?s original vocalist, Peter Dolving, whose superior range gave the band?s 1998 self-titled debut album as unique a sound as it has with rEVOLVEr. New label, Century Media, is pushing rEVOLVEr very hard and this should be the album that gets The Haunted into the big time on North American shores.
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EvilG spoke with the band the day after it was announced that Dolving had rejoined the fold (http://www.metal-rules.com/interviews/TheHaunted-Oct2003.htm) so I was eager to speak with the singer a year later now that the album was complete and he had time to settle into familiar shoes once again. During our forty-five minute interview, I found Dolving to be full of laughs but also very well-spoken and forthright in his opinions. Besides the new CD, new label and big < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />U.S. tour with Shadows Fall and Damageplan, Dolving openly discusses his horrific youth, his side projects, media labels and the differences between The Haunted?s two screamers.
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Tags: AT THE GATES, Century Media, Earache, Peter Dolving, Revolver, The Haunted
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