NIGHTWISH: 'Nemo' European Chart Positions Updated

NIGHTWISH's official web site has posted the updated European chart positions for the group's new single, "Nemo". They are as follows: Finland: #1 Hungary: #1 Norway: #4 Germany: #12 Austria: #24 Switzerland: #25 "Nemo" (video) comes off NIGHTWISH's much-anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once", due on June 7 through Spinefarm Records. A ...

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OMISSA EP Produced By Former SYSTEMATIC Guitarist: Audio Available

Oakland, California-based quintet OMISSA (formerly HAPPY ENDING) have uploaded two new tracks which were recorded and produced at Pro View studios by former SYSTEMATIC guitarist Adam Ruppel. The songs "In Your Eyes" and "Peace and Balance", which will appear on the band's new EP (due this summer), are available for download at the group's official ...

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BLAZE To Headline Italy's BADIA ROCKS Festival

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, will be headlining this year's Badia Rocks Festival in Italy on Saturday, July 17. As this is the first time the band have been asked to headline a festival, Blaze offered the following comment: "We are really honored that we have been asked ...

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DEVOLVED Name New Album

Australian tech-metallers DEVOLVED have set "Calculated" as the title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due later in the year. The CD will feature 11 new tracks as well as two bonus tracks, one of which is a cover of METALLICA's classic "Battery". Samples from the new album are now available on the band's official web ...

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LAMB OF GOD Drummer Talks About The Group's Upcoming CD

LAMB OF GOD have completed pre-production for the follow-up to 2003's "As the Palaces Burn", tentatively due before the end of the year through Epic Records. The band have spent the past two weeks with producer Machine (WHITE ZOMBIE, (HED)P.E., PITCHSHIFTER, ONE MINUTE SILENCE) in their rehearsal studio in Richmond, Virginia. A video "sneak peek" ...

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RUSH Drummer Explains Reasons For Recording Cover EP

Canadian trio RUSH have confirmed plans to release an EP collection of covers of classics popularized by THE WHO, CREAM, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD and THE YARDBIRDS. Due June 29 via Atlantic, the eight-track "Feedback" marks the first time the group has ever recorded material by other artists. "[Bassist] Geddy [Lee], [guitarist] Alex [Lifeson] and I were ...

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DARKEST HOUR Confirmed For OZZFEST

According to a posting on the Victory Records web site, DARKEST HOUR have secured a second-stage slot at this year's Ozzfest. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, DARKEST HOUR shot a video for the track "The Sadist Nation" during their show with CURL UP AND DIE on April 10 at ...

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