VELVET REVOLVER: 'Contraband' Certified Platinum

VELVET REVOLVER's "Contraband" has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying shipments of more than 1,000,000 units (with 707,832 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The album's first single, "Slither" has held the No. 1 spot on all rock formats for four weeks straight. "Contraband" debuted at No. 1 on ...

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DECONSTRUCT: New EP To Feature Last Tracks Recorded By HEATHEN Drummer

Northern California's DECONSTRUCT have released a limited-edition five-track EP of songs from the band's forthcoming full-length release, "The Human Condition". Entitled "The Human Condition - Act I", the EP was produced by DECONSTRUCT guitarist Joe Fraulob and mixed by Grammy award winner Michael Rosen (TESLA, SANTANA, AFI, RANCID, TESTAMENT). The CD features the last tracks ...

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ATROCITY Frontman Hired As Talent Scout For ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Alexander Krull, frontman for German gothic death metallers ATROCITY, has been recruited as a talent scout by Roadrunner Records Germany. Unsigned bands looking for a deal are advised to send their material to: Mastersound Entertainment Schorndorferstr. 25 70736 Fellbach Germany ATROCITY's latest album, "Atlantis", was released in April through Napalm Records. The CD was recorded ...

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METALLICA: 'So What' Book Preview Available Online

METALLICA's official web site has uploaded the first preview of the band's upcoming book, "So What: The Good, The Mad, and The Ugly". A posting at the site reads: "An example of how we have handled the massive task of grabbing sponsor section highlights. Each band member has two blasts within the book, and we ...

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EDGUY Singer Talks About Upcoming DVD, Studio Album

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet recently answered several questions for the group's official web site regarding the band's recent tour, the upcoming DVD and the group's next studio album. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: The fans have been asking so here it goes — will there be an EDGUY DVD sometime soon? Tobias Sammet: ...

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SLIPKNOT To Perform Two Songs On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

SLIPKNOT will be performing two songs live on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" this Friday, July 30. The band will be performing "Duality" and "The Blister Exists" off their most recent CD, "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)". SLIPKNOT are co-headlining the second stage of Ozzfest with HATEBREED. The next single from the group's new album, "Vol. ...

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