Spokesperson: VOIVOD To Open OZZY OSBOURNE's Rescheduled European Tour

Montreal metallers VOIVOD will be the opening band on OZZY OSBOURNE's rescheduled European tour, which is now slated to kick off on October 22 in Dublin, Ireland, a spokesperson for Sharon Osbourne Management has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Occupying the middle slot at all dates will be Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. As previously reported, the trek — ...

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SEPULTURA's 'Roorback' Sells 4K Copies In Its First Week

SEPULTURA's "Roorback" sold 4,186 copies during its first week of release in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. This figure is significantly lower than the 10,000+ first-week sales tally of the group's last CD, "Nation", back in March 2001 and the 18,000+ figure achieved by the band's 1998 effort "Against". As previously reported, "Roorback" was ...

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SHAKIN' STREET Reissue On The Way

Bad Reputation/Ulftone are set to reissue the 1980 self-titled U.S. debut from the Ross the Boss (MANOWAR, THE DICTATORS) project SHAKIN' STREET later this month. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. No Compromise 02. Solid as a Rock 03. No Time To Lose 04. Soul Dealer 05. Susie Wong 06. ...

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DEFENESTRATION To Release Sophomore Album In October

British female-fronted act DEFENESTRATION will release their sophomore album, "Ray Zero", on October 13 through Dreamcatcher Records. The CD was recorded at New Rising Studios in the spring and shows "a very confident and mature band that have progressed 100% since their debut album 'One Inch God'," according to a statement from the group's record ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE To Release Live DVD

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are in the process of compiling video footage for an upcoming DVD. Assisting them in the process is British photographer Nigel Copp, who has been traveling with QUEENS since the band formed in 1998. "We did some professional recording and filming in England," bassist Nick Oliveri told MTV.com. "The U.K.'s ...

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RAUNCHY Name New CD

Danish metallers RAUNCHY have set "Confusion Bay" as the title for their sophomore album, due in Denmark on November 3 and in the rest of the rest of the world in early 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed "Velvet Noise" was recorded and mixed at producer Jacob Hansen's (INVOCATOR) ...

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MARILYN MANSON Barely Makes Stir In St. Paul Court

Todd Nelson of the Pioneer Press reports that "it wasn't quite a UFO landing at Lake Wobegon, but the appearance Tuesday (September 2) of shock rocker Marilyn Manson in a federal courtroom in St. Paul did have its surreal moments. And not the way you might imagine. "For all the gender-bending antics of his outrageous ...

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