SOUNDSCAN Report: MINISTRY, SCORPIONS, MOTÖRHEAD, HOLLYWOOD ROSE

MINISTRY's new album, "Houses of the Molé", has sold 5,081 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, SCORPIONS' latest, "Unbreakable", shifted 4,541 units, while MOTÖRHEAD's "Inferno" registered a first-week sales tally of 3,178. Perhaps most surprisingly, "The Roots of Guns N' Roses", a collection of the very ...

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PETER CRISS On HBO's 'Oz': Encore Presentation Scheduled

An encore presentation of original KISS drummer Peter Criss's guest appearance as inmate Martin Montgomery on HBO's "Oz" in episode "#41 Visitation" has been scheduled for July 8 at 11:00 p.m. EST on HBO Zone. For more information, click here. As previously reported, Criss will be guest-starring on the new animated show called ...

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PAGANIZER: New Song Available For Download

The title track to the upcoming PAGANIZER album, "No Divine Rapture", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. The Swedish death metallers' fifth album, "No Divine Rapture" is scheduled for release on July 15 through Xtreem Music. The CD was recorded at Soundlab Studio with producer Mieszko Talarzcyk (NASUM) and ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Film Video For 'The End Of Heartache'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will be filming a video for the title track to their latest release, "The End of Heartache", at some point in the next 10 days, according to a posting at the Roadrunner Records web site. An August 1 in-house date is targeted. The follow-up to 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing", "The End of ...

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EXODUS Guitarist: 'Playing Live Is What I Live For'

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Yahoo, good to be home! This [European] tour was one motherfuckin' adventure, to put it mildly! We endured everything from bus fires to blown tires, from London riots (between our crew and security, not myself!) to spilled beers on the ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE: Early Recordings To Be Reissued

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE will have their complete pre-Metal Blade Records history reissued on a two-CD set through Karmageddon Media. Entitled "Forbidden Empathy", the collection will feature brand-new artwork by Swedish art-wizard Niklas Sundin at Cabin Fever Media (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DARK TRANQUILLITY). All recordings were digitally remastered by Berthus Westerhuis at ...

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RE:IGNITION: New Demo Tracks Posted Online

RE:IGNITION (formerly DEF IGNITION), the new San Francisco Bay Area band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, have uploaded several new demo tracks recorded during a recent session at Trident Studio with producer Juan Urteaga. Check them out: 01. Short Memory (mp3) 02. By A Thread (mp3) 03. Falling In (

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