SATYRICON: Kicking Hard

Norway's SATYRICON have posted the following tour update via their official web site at www.satyricon.no: "Altogether Switzerland and Austria were more exciting than we expected. These places are not exactly fantastic when it comes to metal despite CELTIC FROST coming from Switzerland, but it was nice. Graz being for sure the most enjoyable ...

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NIGHTWISH Go Double Platinum!

NIGHTWISH's latest effort, "Century Child", has been certified double platinum in Finland for sales in excess of 60,000 copies. The album was last year's second-highest selling Finnish release in Finland. When taking into account foreign albums, "Century Child" was still in the fifth place. ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Release Demo Recordings With Upcoming Book

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is set to include two previously-unreleased demos, "Everybody Knows" and "You're My Reason For Living", with his forthcoming book, "Sex Money Kiss", due in late June through Simmons Books/New Millennium. The book, which will come in a special lunch-box design, will also be available in an audio version — read by ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist: AXL Is Hard At Work On New CD

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is currently finishing up the vocal overdubs for the band's much-anticipated "Chinese Democracy" CD, according to guitarist Richard Fortus (ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE, PSYCHEDELIC FURS), who was recently spotted by a fan at Don Hill's in New York City. When asked about GN'R's future plans, Richard reportedly said, "Yeah, we're ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Fuck The U.S.A.!'

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION have opted to make their own political statement by making available for download their version of THE EXPLOITED's "Fuck The U.S.A." at this location. The track, which was originally released as a bonus cut, is now being offered by the band "because of the recent events, and as ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Land First-Ever Gold Album

CHILDREN OF BODOM's latest CD, "Hate Crew Deathroll", was certified gold for sales in excess of 15,000 copies in their native Finland. It is the group's first-ever gold album. Also certified gold was the single "You're Better Off Dead", which has shifted more than 5,000 copies since it was released last September. In other news, ...

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