LACUNA COIL's 'Comalies' Is CENTURY MEDIA's Top-Selling Album Of 2004

According to a posting at their official website, LACUNA COIL's latest album, "Comalies" is Century Media Records' top-selling album of 2004. The album, which originally came out in 2002, sold nearly 150,000 copies in the U.S. over the last 12 months. "Comalies" broke every Century Media sales record and it remains the best-selling Century Media ...

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MAGNITUDE NINE Guitarist Preparing New Instructional DVD

Guitarist Rob Johnson of the U.S. prog-metal/power metal band MAGNITUDE NINE is now preparing his next guitar instructional DVD and CD-ROM video release, tentatively due in early 2005. Guitar players into shredding and wanting to add to their own soloing and lead chops will enjoy Johnson's first video, titled "Shred Guitar Tactics". Copies of the ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: 'Shamandalie' Single Enters Finnish Chart At No. 3

SONATA ARCTICA's new single, "Shamandalie", entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 3. View the whole chart here. "Shamandalie" comes off the Finnish melodic metallers' fourth studio album, "Reckoning Night", available now on Nuclear Blast Records. SONATA ARCTICA will be supporting NIGHTWISH on a North American tour beginning on April 18, 2005 ...

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OBITUARY: 10 Songs Completed For New Album

OBITUARY frontman John Tardy has revealed in a posting to the group's official web site that 10 songs have been completed for the band's much-anticipated new studio album, tentatively due next summer via Roadrunner Records. A DVD release is also expected sometime next year. OBITUARY's as-yet-untitled new CD will mark their first collection of new ...

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DOZER To Suport MASTODON In Europe

Swedish "stoner" rockers DOZER have been confirmed as main support on MASTODON's upcoming European tour beginning in early February. DOZER are continuing to tour in support of their third album, "Call It Conspiracy", which was released last year via Molten Universe. The album was recorded at Music-A-Matic Studio in Gothenburg and Polar and Nord Studios ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN: New Music Available For Download

Finnish dark-metallers BEFORE THE DAWN have posted demo versions of two new songs from their upcoming third album, "The Ghost", at their official web site. The tracks "Disappear" and "Enemy" were recorded and mixed by Juho Räihä at Pink Sound studio and feature clean vocals by the Norwegian Grammy award-winning singer Lars Eikind ...

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MANOWAR To Headline Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST 2005

MANOWAR have been confirmed as the headliners of Earthshaker Fest 2005, a three-day event set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. Legendary rock promoter/record producer Rainer Hansel brought MANOWAR and Earthshaker Fest together, knowing both were committed to presenting the highest quality production and creating the ultimate festival experience for fans. He was ...

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