DOWN Debut At #44 On Billboard Pop Album Chart

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), sold 31,430 copies of Down II in its first week of release, landing the album at position #44 on the Billboard Pop Album chart. ...

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MARDUK Confirm North American Trek With DANZIG

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have confirmed the group's plans to support DANZIG on the latter act's US headlining tour that is scheduled to kick off on May 29th and run through the end of July (as first reported here on March 30th). According to a statement posted at MARDUK's official web site, “MARDUK has been ...

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PARADISE LOST: “Evolve” DVD At A Glance

PARADISE LOST will shortly be releasing a DVD entitled Evolve through Music For Nations Records in Europe. Although the final track listing has yet to be officially confirmed, the DVD will likely include the following: Live in Stuttgart, Germany — from previously-released Harmony Breaks long-form video (all tracks except ones controlled by Peaceville Records): 01. ...

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SKID ROW: Upcoming Appearances Announced

SKID ROW, featuring vocalist Johnny Solinger, have added a Winston-Salem show to their early May itinerary. The group's schedule now looks as follows: May 01 - Fayetteville, NC @ ITZ May 03 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's May 04 - Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown Festival (w/KID ROCK) ...

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THE GATHERING To Issue “Limited Edition” CD In June

Holland's THE GATHERING will release a limited-edition “anniversary” CD in June celebrating the group's 12½ years of existence. The as-yet-untitled effort will be issued through the group's own Psychonaut Records. Commented drummer Hans Rutten: “The band started in autumn 1989. Bart, me and [guitarist] Rene [Rutten] cycled to a crappy rehearsal room a bit outside ...

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TROUBLE Line Up Illinois Headlining Gigs

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—will follow up their headlining appearances on May 3rd and May 4th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois with a headlining gig at The Penny Road Pub in South Barrington, Illinois on May 18th. ...

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