THE DARKNESS' Debut Certified Gold

THE DARKNESS' debut album, "Permission To Land", has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S., according to the BBC News. The British rockers, who recently won three Brit Awards, sold 1.2 million copies of "Permission To Land" in the U.K. so ...

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EXODUS To Embark On Three-Week U.S. Tour In April

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will embark on a three-week, major-market U.S. tour in April, according to an online posting by the band's guitarist, Gary Holt. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, Nuclear Blast Records have pushed back the U.S. release date of the new EXODUS ...

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G3 MSN Live Chat Transcript Posted Online

The Yngwie Malmsteen 100% Tribute Site has posted a transcription of the G3 MSN Live Chat that took place on February 23, 2004. Click here to check it out. As previously reported, the G3 DVD and CD sets — entitled "G3 - Live in Denver" and "G3 Live: Rockin' in the Free World", ...

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ABLOOM Recording New Demos With SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the Los Angeles-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have been in the studio with SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian recording a "nonstop slew of demos," which the band are currently using to procure a record deal, according to an ...

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EUROPE Announce Producer For Comeback CD

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have selected Kevin Elson to produce their much-anticipated comeback album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "Kevin was the producer [on] our 'Final Countdown' album (1986) and it feels great to work with him again," the band said in a statement. "We will start working in the studio ...

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