MARILYN MANSON To Top Next Week's Billboard Album Chart

MARILYN MANSON appears on course for the second No. 1 album of his career with an estimated first-week tally for his "Golden Age of Grotesque" set (Nothing/Interscope) of at least 150,000 units, according to Billboard.com. Manson had previously reached No. 1 with the 1998 release "Mechanical Animals", which began with 223,000 units, his biggest Nielsen ...

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ANTHRAX Take Anonymous Stab At European Radio

NYRock.com spoke with Scott Ian from ANTHRAX and asked him about reports that had the group sending out copies of their new single, "Safe Home", to radio stations in Europe without including the controversial name of the band. "That's true. It was worth a try," Ian said. "Obviously, with the name ANTHRAX, we're not radio ...

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Festival Cancels TED NUGENT Gig Over Racial Remarks

Derogatory racial remarks from Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon Summer Celebration, according to The Associated Press. Festival officials canceled Nugent's concert following an interview last week with two Denver disc jockeys in which the DJs say he used slurs for Asians and blacks. The festival was scrambling to ...

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MNEMIC Name Debut CD

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have set "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, due in Europe on July 28 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD, which was recorded at AntFarm studio with producer Tue Madsen, will contain ...

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GODSMACK's 'Faceless' Certified Platinum!

GODSMACK's third full-length album, "Faceless", has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying sales of more than 1,000,000 units. The band have reached this benchmark a mere five weeks after the album's release in April. The CD debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The amazing sales ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN To Embark On Tour Of Southern California

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN will kick off a short tour of Southern California by opening for MUDVAYNE at the Key Club in West Hollywood Sunday night (May 18). Confirmed RAGING SPEEDHORN dates are as follows: May 18 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club (w/ MUDVAYNE) (7:00 p.m.) May 18 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky ...

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ANTHRAX Debut At No. 122 With 'We've Come For You All'

ANTHRAX's "We've Come For You All" has shifted 9,819 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release to debut at No. 122 on The Billboard 200 chart. "That's more than I thought it would do after five years away," ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian said in a posting on the band's official web site. ...

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ANDREW W.K. Begins Mixing New Album

ANDREW W.K. has wrapped up the recording of his new CD and has moved the whole operation across to California to begin mixing the effort for a tentative August/September release through Island DefJam Records. "The mixing is like the salted creamed hotel bar butter at the end of the drink portion and the start of ...

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MONSTROSITY To Film Venezuela Show For Possible DVD

Veteran Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY will film their show in La Cruz, Venezuela Saturday night (May 17) for a possible live DVD. Tonight's gig will mark the second live appearance with the group for returning vocalist Jason Avery, whose first show back with the band took place on May 3 in Puerto Rico. MONSTROSITY are ...

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