NIGHTWISH Top European Album Chart

Finnish hard rock quintet NIGHTWISH, who topped the European Top 100 Albums chart two weeks ago with their fifth album, "Once", have returned to No. 1 on the pan-European survey, according to Billboard magazine. The follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once" has already been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. ...

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CONFESSOR: New Song Posted Online

Reunited North Carolina-based progressive metallers CONFESSOR have uploaded another new song, entitled "Hibernation", at their official web site (in the "Music" section). "This is another track from the demo we recently recorded and are currently shopping to labels," the band write. CONFESSOR, who are currently being represented by CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's former management ...

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DISSECTION Begin Recording New Album

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, are currently in the studio with a full line-up, working on their first studio recording since 1995's classic album "Storm Of The Light's Bane". The first single and video is scheduled for release in September 2004. As previously reported, Nödtveidt spent seven years in prison after ...

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It's Official: METALLICA Drummer LARS ULRICH, Wife Call It Quits

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has released the following statement via the group's official web site: "Lars and Skylar Ulrich are getting divorced after seven years of marriage. The couple has been quietly separated since March. They will share custody of their two children." Ulrich's statement is believed to have been issued in response to The ...

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DEE SNIDER's VAN HELSING'S CURSE To Hit The Road In October

VAN HELSING'S CURSE, the classical/rock music brainchild of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, is bringing its spectral horror-inspired ambience to the stage throughout the month of October. The troupe's debut album, "Oculus Infernum", released last Halloween through KOCH Records, employs an 18-piece orchestra and a prophetic choir to stitch together chilling classical passages and menacing ...

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KISS: VH1 Special To Chronicle Band's Successes And Downfalls

KISS founding members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley were interviewed for the upcoming VH1 special, "When KISS Ruled the World", premiering on July 24 at 11:00 p.m. The hour-long episode chronicles the band's successes and downfalls as well as the group's influence on their fans, and the entire music community through ...

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Report: SID And NANCY's Punk Rock History To Go On Display

A blood-spattered poster which hung in the room in which Nancy Spungen was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, late SEX PISTOLS bassist Sid Vicious, is to be displayed for the first time at an art exhibition in London, the Independent on Sunday said. Artifacts from the couple's room at New York's Chelsea Hotel, where Spungen ...

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