MELDRUM To Open For DANZIG In Europe

Stockholm, Sweden's MELDRUM, the band featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, have been confirmed as one of the support acts on DANZIG's upcoming European mini-tour. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off in late November, will include a one-off U.K. appearance in London on November 22 under the "Blackest Of The Black" banner. ...

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HALLOWEEN Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

Detroit-based metallers HALLOWEEN are the latest act to be confirmed for next year's installment of the Keep It True II festival, set to be held on April 10, 2004 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. As previously reported, legendary NWOBHM metallers SATAN will reunite in their original "Court In The Act" lineup (including BLITZKRIEG singer Brian ...

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LINKIN PARK's 'Meteora' Certified Triple Platinum

LINKIN PARK's latest CD, "Meteora", has been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying sales of more than 3,000,000 units. "Meteora", sold more than 810,000 copies in its first week of release back in late March, easily securing the group the #1 slot on that week's The Billboard 200 chart. ...

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KISS Drummer: TOMMY THAYER Is Doing A Great Job

KISS drummer Peter Criss has told the San Antonio Express-News that Ace Frehley's replacement, Tommy Thayer, is handling amazingly well the difficult task of playing the parts of the group's original guitarist on the band's current tour. "He's really doing a great job," Criss said of Thayer. "I'm up there with him every night and ...

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MORBID ANGEL's 'Heretic' Sells 4K Copies In First Week

MORBID ANGEL's brand-new album, "Heretic", shifted 3,884 copies during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan, landing at No. 28 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums Chart. On Billboard's Heatseeker Chart, a chart that tracks the sales of up and coming artists who have never yet appeared in the top 100 of The Billboard ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY have posted the following message on their web site: "Well, today, it is exactly 10 years since we had our first practice together of what would be known as THEATRE OF TRAGEDY. "It was a dark and misty October night and we drove in our then band van, Raymond's Ford Transit ...

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HELMET Retrospective Bumped To January

HELMET's career retrospective, "Helmet Unsung: The Very Best of Helmet (1991-1997)" , has been bumped to a January 27 release date through Universal, according to MTV.com. As previously reported, former HELMET frontman Page Hamilton is currently working on a new project with late-period HELMET guitarist Chris Traynor, among others. The two musicians recently played together ...

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Former NO RETURN Singer Bounces Back With ZUUL FX

ZUUL FX, the French band featuring former NO RETURN singer Steeve "Zuul" Petit, will be entering Soul Sol studios in Paris in early December to record their first three-track demo. The group's debut album, which is due next summer, will be recorded over a one-month period in March. Pre-production for the as-yet-untitled CD is scheduled ...

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