NIGHTWISH's 'Century Child' Among Top-Selling Finnish Albums Of 2002

NIGHTWISH's latest effort, "Century Child", was last year's second-highest selling Finnish release in Finland, with over 59,000 copies sold. When taking into account foreign albums, "Century Child" was still in the fifth place. Upcoming NIGHTWISH tour dates: Jul. 11 - Metal Mania Festival - Villarrobledo, ESP Aug. 02 - Gates Of Metal Festival - Hultsfred, ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Singer Lines Up Festival Appearances

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin has reportedly confirmed her participation in the upcoming Hurricane and Southside festivals in Germany. The details are as follows: Jun. 20-23 - Hurricane Festival – Scheeßel, GER Jun. 21-23 - Southside Festival - Neuhausen ob Eck, GER More information is expected in the coming weeks. Skin has spent the last ...

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THROCULT Sign With CRASH MUSIC

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metallers THROCULT have signed a worldwide deal with Crash Music/Pavement Europe. The group's first release through the label will be a six-song EP, "Soldiers Of A Blackened War", featuring artwork from Jacek Wisniewski (DECAPITATED, VADER, MARDUK, EXCOMMUNION, SERBERUS). In addition, a song or two from "Soldiers Of A Blackened War" will be ...

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Tribute for GREAT WHITE Guitarist Planned

GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley, among 97 people killed in a nightclub fire in Rhode Island, will be remembered with a musical tribute featuring groups from his home town, his family said Wednesday. "It's going to be a jam session," Ty's father, J. Patrick Longley, told the Associated Press. "I don't want it to be ...

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Producer ROSS ROBINSON Signs THE CURE To Three-Album Deal

Producer Ross Robinson (LIMP BIZKIT, KORN, SLIPKNOT) has officially signed THE CURE to a three-album deal with his ARTISTdirect Records imprint, I AM. The band and Robinson are expected to begin work in London in July on a new album. "THE CURE has been my favorite band for years and years," Robinson said in a ...

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RUSH To Take A Permanent Break?

RUSH will make their first, and likely only, public appearance of 2003 tomorrow when the legendary rock trio is inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. The presentation takes place during a closed gala ceremony during the Canadian Music Industry Awards at Toronto's Westin Harbour Castle hotel. Guitarist Alex Lifeson suggested to Karen ...

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MINISTRY: First U.S. Tour Dates Announced

MINISTRY have announced the first tour dates as part of their Fornica Tour 2003. They are as follows: Mar. 16 - Sparks, NV @ New Oasis Mar. 18 - Seattle, WA @ Northgate Mar. 19 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Mar. 21 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore Mar. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ ...

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SUMMER SANITARIUM TOUR 2003: Toronto Date Confirmed

The Toronto date for Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, the upcoming monster trek featuring METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, DEFTONES and MUDVAYNE, has been set for July 5 at Skydome. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 04 - Detroit, MI @ Pontiac Silverdome Jul. 05 – Toronto, ONT @ Skydome Jul. 06 - Foxboro, ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Audition For OZZY OSBOURNE!

In what has the potential to turn into a bizarre game of musical chairs, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is set to audition for the slot in OZZY OSBOURNE's band left vacant by the recent departure of current METALLICA four-stringer Robert Trujillo, a spokesperson for Newsted has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Jason, who is already confirmed to ...

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HALFORD U.S. Tour To Begin In Late April

HALFORD's upcoming The 2003 North American Metal Gods Tour will begin in late April in the Northwest, according to HALFORD manager John Baxter. The full lineup for the tour, which will be covering "various genres of metal," will be announced soon. ...

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