IRON MAIDEN's 'Dance Of Death' Certified Gold In Sweden

IRON MAIDEN's "Dance Of Death" has reportedly been certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. The CD, which was released internationally on September 8, debuted at No. 1 on the Swedish Album chart. IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's approach during the songwriting and recording ...

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GOREROTTED To Release Second Album In November

U.K. blood merchants GOREROTTED will release their second album, "Only Tools And Corpses", on November 3 through Metal Blade Records. To support the CD, the band will embark on a European tour with reunited Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH. Tentative dates so far are as follows: Nov. 19 – TBA – AUT or GER Nov. ...

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'MTV2 Headbanger's Ball' CD Track Listing Announced

The complete track listing has been announced for the first-ever "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. The "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album will feature 40 tracks on 2 CDs for the cost of just one. The first disc will feature "unit movers" from the hard rock scene, the big names who've ...

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Reunited DARK ANGEL To Appear On METALLICA Tribute Album

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have been invited to contribute to a METALLICA tribute album being produced by Bob Kulick (KISS, MOTÖRHEAD, MEAT LOAF), and are currently in the studio recording their version of "Creeping Death". A late 2003 release through Cleopatra Records is expected. Complete video coverage of the recording sessions for the ...

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HYPOCRISY's TÄGTGREN Checks In From Recording Studio

Long-running Swedish metal act HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed producer/PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, have entered Tägtgren's Abyss studios to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Catch-22", tentatively due in early 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. "So far the drums are done. We are on working with a deadline because the plan is to finish the recording ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Enter Norwegian Album Chart At No. 2!

DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Armageddon" has entered the Norwegian Album chart at No. 2, just ahead of IRON MAIDEN's "Dance Of Death", which debuted at No. 3 on the same tally. View the complete chart here. "Death Cult Armageddon" was recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and is the group's ...

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ALICE COOPER Rejects Stage Role

Veteran rocker ALICE COOPER has turned down the chance to star in a play based on classic children's book "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", World Entertainment News Network reports. Cooper was set to replace ballet dancer Wayne Sleep as the Child Catcher in the production in London's West End, but ended up declining the offer after ...

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