SATYRICON's 'Volcano' Tops Norwegian Polls

SATYRICON's latest CD, "Volcano", was voted Norwegian album of the year by two of the country's biggest daily newspapers, VG and Aftenposten. A third daily, Dagbladet, voted the record #5 for the year, according to the band's official web site. In other news, the vinyl version of "Volcano" will be released via frontman Satyr's own ...

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SILVERCHAIR's 'Diorama' Officially Fastest-Selling Album Of Band's Career

SILVERCHAIR's "Diorama" is officially the fastest-selling album of their entire career, having just been certified triple-platinum for sales in excess of 210,000 copies in Australia — only eight and half months after it was initially released. By comparison, SILVERCHAIR's debut CD "Frogstomp", took almost a year to reach this point. Its follow-up, "Freak Show", got ...

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MELDRUM Finish Filming Video For 'Purge'

Stockholm, Sweden's MELDRUM, featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, have finished filming a video for a song called "Purge". Editing for the clip will be completed in January. "Purge" comes off the as-yet-untitled follow-up to MELDRUM's debut album, "Loaded Mental Cannon", due in early 2003. For more information on MELDRUM, visit the group's official ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Announce European Dates

QUEENSRŸCHE have lined up several European appearances in June 2003. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 04 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Heineken Music Hall Jun. 05 - London, UK @ Astoria Theater Jun. 08 - Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE will make a headlining appearance at the Egan Center in ...

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DANZIG To Make Cartoon Appearance

DANZIG frontman and namesake Glenn Danzig will appear as himself on the Cartoon Network series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force"'s Chistmas episode, entitled "Cybernetic Ghost Of Christmas Past From The Future". The show is set to air on Sunday, Dec. 29 as part of the network's "Adult Swim" programming. Check local listing for airtimes or go ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: 'The Dream Is Dead'?

TYPE O NEGATIVE's upcoming studio CD, which is currently being recorded at Brooklyn's Systems Two Studios for an early 2003 release, may or may not carry the title "The Dream Is Dead". The following is a posting from TYPE O keyboardist Josh Silver on the group's official web site: "I got a call from [our ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

CRADLE OF FILTH are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: CRADLE OF FILTH DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE ...

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HAMMERFALL Get Certified

HAMMERFALL's "Crimson Thunder" opus has been certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. "Crimson Thunder" was released in Europe on Oct. 28 through Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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SPINESHANK Putting Finishing Touches On 'Self Destructive Pattern'

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, tentatively titled "Self Destructive Pattern" (formerly "Violent Mood Swings"): "This has been an extremely busy 2 weeks. To start things off, we decided to pack up and drive to [producer] Garth [Richardson]'s studio, just ...

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