Metal Is Alive And Well In Finland

"True" heavy metal may rarely reach the top of the charts in America, but in Finland, it seems to be alive and thriving, if the country's latest Pop Album chart is anything to go by. The following are the metal albums currently residing in Finland's top 40 Pop Album chart, as published over the weekend: ...

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CRYPTOPSY Guitarist To Play With QUO VADIS

CRYPTOPSY's Alex Auburn will fill in on guitar for two QUO VADIS shows late this month. QUO VADIS, who will be the support act for ANONYMUS on March 21 at Metropolis in Montreal and March 22 at Kashmir in Quebec City, are currently working on their new album, which they have been recording during various ...

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MARILYN MANSON: European Dates Announced

MARILYN MANSON has announced the details of the European portion of his upcoming summer tour. Dubbed "The Grotesque Burlesque", ' the tour will be even more even more impressive than before. "It takes what we've done in the past and brings it to a completely different level," Manson told Kerrang! "This is about making everyone ...

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ILLDISPOSED Guitarists Involved In 'Violent Car Accident'

ILLDISPOSED guitarists Lasse Bak and Jakob Batten were involved in a "violent car accident" in Denmark last Thursday (March 13), according to the band's webmaster. The cause of the accident was being attributed to "a mixture of alcohol and high speed." Although the vehicle was reportedly totaled in the incident, the guitarists got away without ...

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ROCKDETECTOR Database: Metal Divas Wanted!

Rockdetector, the world's biggest rock and metal devoted database, is now working on the 10th in its "A-Z" series of reference books — "A-Z of Rock & Metal Divas". This book, which includes a compilation CD, covers the entire spectrum of female contributions to all forms of rock right through from LEE AARON to AMBER ...

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LINEA 77 To Release 'Numb' In May

Italy's LINEA 77 have entered Red House studios in Senigallia and are currently mid-way through recording their new CD, titled "Numb". The album, which is being produced by the U.K.'s Haggis (DUB WAR, SENSER), will include the following cuts: 01. Gradiva 02. Venus 03. I Fall Asleep 04. Ants 05. SS Is Reality 06. Fantasma ...

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LARS ULRICH: 'METALLICA Have Never Sounded So Good'

The April 3, 2003 issue of Rolling Stone magazine features a short write-up on METALLICA recent bassist addition, former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES/OZZY OSBOURNE veteran Robert Trujillo, and includes a couple of quotes from drummer Lars Ulrich and Trujillo about the auditioning process that led to Robert being chosen to fill the slot left vacant by Jason ...

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MAYHEM's Flying Sheep Head Incident: The Aftermath!

The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet has published a photo of the aftermath of MAYHEM's sheep's head-throwing incident, which resulted in the fractured skull of 25-year-old Per Kristian Hagen, a member of the audience at the group's March 6 gig in Bergen (about 302 miles west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo). Hagen, a MAYHEM fan, ...

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