H.I.M.'s 'Love Metal' Certified Platinum In Finland

H.I.M.'s latest CD, "Love Metal", has been certified platinum for sales in excess of 30,000 copies in the group's native Finland. "Love Metal", the group's fourth full-length effort, has reportedly shifted over 300,000 copies worldwide. The follow-up to 2001's "Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights", "Love Metal" marks a return to a heavier sound for the ...

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ILLDISPOSED To Embark On Headlining Tour

Denmark's ILLDISPOSED will go on a headlining tour in September with recent Nuclear Blast signings MNEMIC as support. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. ILLDISPOSED will play two concerts in Germany next month with American death metallers HATEPLOW. The dates are as follows: Jun. 14 - Münster bei Dieburg, GER @ Live Arena ...

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TESTAMENT Singer Jams With HALFORD At Hollywood Gig

TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy joined HALFORD on stage during the two bands' gig at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, California Friday night (June 6) for a rendition of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Rapid Fire". TESTAMENT had previously recorded a version of "Rapid Fire" for the JUDAS PRIEST tribute CD "Legends Of Metal - A ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Hit The East Coast

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE members Linda McDonald (drums), Josephine (guitar), and Sara Marsh (guitar), will embark on a short tour of the East Cast later this month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 14 - Downtown Quarterback - Endicott, NY Jun. 15 - ...

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TONY FRANLIN Says He Knows Nothing About A BLUE MURDER Reunion

Former THE FIRM bassist Tony Franklin has refuted the reports of his involvement in an upcoming reunion of BLUE MURDER, the classic early '90s hard rock band he helped launch with guitarist/vocalist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE) and Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE). "I've had a number of people asking about the possibility of ...

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KISS Drummer Working On Solo Album

KISS drummer Peter Criss is reportedly working on his first solo release for his own Catapult label. The following question-and-answer session was posted on Criss' official web site, www.petercriss.net: Q: How does it feel to be working on your 1st CD for Catapult Records? Peter: "A dream come true. I always wanted a ...

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