LINKIN PARK's 'Meteora' Debuts At British #1!

LINKIN PARK's "Meteora" (Warner Bros.) powered straight to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (March 30) to become the band's first chart-topping success in the territory. "Meteora" is also set to top the U.S. charts for this coming week, with early reports indicating that the album may shift nearly a million units during ...

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ANCIENT Hard At Work On New Album

Norwegian black metallers ANCIENT have returned from a very successful tour in Mexico with MAYHEM and SINISTER and are back in Italy working on their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Proxima Centauri" will be recorded at Denmark's Hansen Studios with producer Jacob ...

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FIREBIRD: Paris Gig Cancelled

Britain's FIREBIRD, the band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, were forced to cancel their performance in Paris, France last night after the projected venue for the gig, Black Dog, was shut down by the police. "We were called at 8:30 [Sunday] morning by Christoph Vadurel, promoter at the Black Dog," the band ...

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Former STABBING WESTWARD Drummer Becomes A PRICK

Former STABBING WESTWARD drummer Andy Kubiszewski will be sitting behind the kit on some of the tour dates on the upcoming PRICK tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 04 - The Continental Night Club - Buffalo, NY Apr. 05 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH Kubiszewski is no stranger to the PRICK ...

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DECEASED Split With RELAPSE RECORDS

Virginia-based DECEASED have officially left Relapse Records. "The parting was on friendly terms and was a mutual agreement, as both the band and the label felt that the relationship had run its natural course," the band said in an official statement. "DECEASED was the first band to ever sign to Relapse Records when the label ...

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SALIVA Confirmed For AEROSMITH/KISS Tour

SALIVA have been officially confirmed as the opening act on the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS tour. "We just got the news like two days ago, dude," SALIVA frontman Josey Scott told MTV.com. "We're fucking ecstatic. We called our families and called all our friends. We're like, 'Holy shit, dude, we're going on tour with AEROSMITH and KISS, ...

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METALLICA Re-Sign With MERCURY RECORDS!

METALLICA have signed a new agreement with Mercury Records for territories outside the United States and Japan. The new deal includes the band's multi-Grammy-winning back catalogue and comes ahead of the release in June of the band's eighth studio album, "St Anger". Mercury has been the home for METALLICA these last 15 years outside North ...

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SEPULTURA To Ink North American Deal With NO NAME

SEPULTURA are on the verge of signing a North American deal with No Name/Elektra Records, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The group, who kicked off a two-week European tour Saturday night (March 29) in London, England, will issue their new studio CD, "Roorback", in late spring/early summer. The follow-up to 2001's "Nation", which was recorded and ...

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TOMMY LEE Lands Book Publishing Deal

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has landed a deal for his autobiography with Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. The book, which — contrary to previous reports — will NOT carry the title "Ragz to Riches", will contain many details not included in the CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions ...

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