METALLICA's 'St. Anger' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 3

Although widely expected to grab the top spot on the U.K. album charts, METALLICA's "St. Anger" fell short on predictions, bowing in at No. 3. Could this be down to apathy or confusion over release dates? Nevertheless, alt-rockers THE STEREOPHONICS grabbed the top spot debut with "You Gotta Go There To Come Back" while METALLICA ...

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COAL CHAMBER Finalize Track Listing For 'Giving The Devil His Due'

COAL CHAMBER have finalized the track listing for their upcoming B-sides/rarities album, "Giving The Devil His Due", due on July 29 through Roadrunner Records. According to an official statement from Roadrunner, "Giving The Devil His Due" is "not a traditional "B-sides album", but rather "a collection of songs that traces the sonic growth and breadth ...

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SOILWORK Announce New Drummer

Sweden's SOILWORK have recruited drummer Richard Evensand (EBONY TEARS, DOG FACED GODS, SORCERER) to replace Henry Ranta, who quit the group last week in order to dedicate more time to his personal life. Check out pictures of Evensand at this location. Richard made his live debut with the group at this past weekend's ...

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VADER Confirmed For POLISH WOODSTOCK 2003

Veteran Polish death metallers VADER have been confirmed for this year's edition of Polish Woodstock 2003. The event, which ranks as Poland's biggest festival and one of the biggest open-air events in the world, drew an estimated 200,000 people last year. VADER will hit the stage the evening of August 1 and will have their ...

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METALLICA's 'St. Anger' Sells 417K In Five Days, Lands At No. 1

METALLICA's "St. Anger" has shifted 417,972 copies in the U.S. in its first, shortened week on the streets, landing the album on top of next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS. METALLICA's last studio album, "Re-Load", sold 435,000 units during its ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS, LEATHERWOLF To Headline L.A'S GATES OF METAL FESTIVAL

THE IRON MAIDENS, LEATHERWOLF, PROTOTYPE and DREAMS OF DAMNATION are among the artists confirmed to appear at L.A's Gates Of Metal Festival on July 6 at The Ibiza Theater in Whittier, California. Dubbed "the largest, most significant underground metal festival of the year," L.A's Gates Of Metal Festival will feature performances from the following groups, ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND To Enter Studio In July

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND will enter Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England, in July with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, STUCK MOJO, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY) to begin recording their fourth album, "A New Darkness Upon Us". "As far as we're concerned, the material for this next album is really killer, and we need a killer production ...

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BROOKS BUFORD: First Single Posted Online

BROOKS BUFORD, the new Arista recording artist whose live band consists of TOMMY LEE/ex-KILGORE bassist Marty O'Brien, ex-KILGORE guitarist Mike Pelletier, HATE MACHINE/OMNIBLANK guitarist Al Dettori, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES drummer Glen Sobel and REHAB DJ Robbie, played his first show at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, June 4. "It was a private show ...

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