AJATTARA Enter Finnish Album Chart At No. 27

AJATTARA, the Finnish "black/dark metal" project featuring former AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen (a.k.a. Ruoja), entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 27 with their third album, "Tyhjyys" ("Emptiness"). View the whole chart here. Recordings for the CD took place at Savonlinna's Sundi Coop studio, where AJATTARA recorded their earlier releases, "Itse" (2001) ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Go On Hiatus

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have announced plans to go on hiatus next year while bassist Nikki Sixx concentrates on the MÖTLEY CRÜE reunion tour. In an online posting, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns (ex-L.A. GUNS) wrote, "So, what do Scot, London and I do for the next year. Well, Ill tell ya. We are gonna ...

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Another End Of The Road For VAN HALEN?

Andrew McNeice of MelodicRock.com reports: "The world of VAN HALEN is a fickle thing and the band have never been far from a headline. The guys are currently working their way through their last weeks of 2004 tour dates — shows that some never thought would happen. "But they did, after the feud ...

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THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT: We Are No Racists

Dutch brutal death metal band THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have issued a statement defending themselves against accusations that they are "known racists." Specificially, the band are speaking out in response to the following article posted at the Metalheads Against Racism web site by its webmaster, Mike Meier: "The Dutch band THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT is ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH: Tour Dates Announced

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band formed by ex-ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, will embark on a nationwide tour supporting their Eclipse Records debut, "Blah…Blah…Blah…Love Songs for the New Millennium". The tour will commence October 26, the very day the albums drops, canvas most of the U.S. and venture into Canada. Riggs recorded "Blah…" with ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS Recording More Material For Solo Album

Original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins will enter the studio on October 29 to record the seventh song for his upcoming solo project, entitled "Demon Deceiver". The track, entitled "Bleeding", will feature contributions from the following musicians: Pete Emms (bass), Mike de Jager (guitar), Simon Lees (guitar, BUDGIE) and Mick Hales (drums). As previously reported, ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Confirm European Tour

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY have confirmed reports that they will be embarking on a two-week European tour with TIAMAT, PAIN and SIRENIA beginning in late December and ending January 9, 2005. Countries that will most likely be visited by the band include Germany, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria. These will be the group's first ...

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SOILWORK To Begin Mixing Next Week

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following recording update on the group's official web site: "Hi everybody! sorry for not posting updates very frequently... anyways me and Sven have been so busy with our stuff and I can tell you it's one of the biggest and most exhausting efforts we've ever gone through, ...

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