07-08-2002

'DIORAMA' HITS IN GERMANY

Silverchair's latest album has debuted at #12 in Germany this week making it the band's best EVER European chart result.

This success in the world's second biggest market for English speaking music has been achieved without any of the touring and promotional visits which have accompanied each of Silverchair's previous releases. Plans to perform on national television and radio in Germany as well as some high profile concert appearances were cancelled due to Daniel Johns' ill health. However, the local record company and media has continued to strongly support the album leading to this very strong chart debut.

"I'm really glad that Diorama is still managing to get heard in spite of the fact that we haven't really been able to do very much to let people know about it", said Daniel Johns.

Daniel is continuing to recover slowly from the reactive arthritis which forced the band to cancel all touring activities over two months ago. However, he still lacks mobility in various joints including his left wrist and this is still preventing him from playing guitar. He is currently seeking some new treatments and remains hopeful that he will eventually be able to make a full recovery and undertake some live performances in support of "Diorama".