Latest Gold And Platinum Certifications In The Metal/Hard Rock World

ADEMA's self-titled CD, COLD's 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage, and LIMP BIZKIT's Remixes: New Old Songs have been officially certified gold for shipments to the record stores in excess of 500,000 copies in the US alone. Also recently certified were SYSTEM OF A DOWN's self-titled debut, which went platinum (1,000,000 copies) and P.O.D.'s Satellite, ...

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BUSH Get HELMET Assistance During US Tour

BUSH are currently touring the States with HELMET/ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor filling in for Nigel Pulsford, who decided to stay home with his pregnant wife. Meanwhile, frontman Gavin Rossdale recently filmed an episode of The Chris Isaak Show and is reportedly planning a solo album. ...

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PRONG US Tour Dates Announced!

The current incarnation of PRONG—mainman Tommy Victor (guitar/vocals), Dan Laudo (drums), Rich Gonzalez (i.e. DIESEL MACHINE bassist, DEVILUTION—guitar) and Brian Perry (ex-JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, DIRTY LOOKS—bass)—will embark on a six-week US tour in early April. The following dates have been confirmed thus far: Apr. 01 – San Diego, CA @ Cain's Apr. 02 ...

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ROSS ROBINSON Inks Label Deal With ARTISTdirect RECORDS

Acclaimed producer Ross Robinson and ARTISTdirect Records have announced the formation of a new imprint, I AM/ARTISTdirect Records. Under this production agreement, Robinson will oversee the imprint's A&R activities, contribute to the development of its talent, as well as produce artists for I AM/ARTISTdirect Records. ARTISTdirect Records staff will handle all marketing, promotion, sales, and ...

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SATYRICON Start Mixing New CD In Danish Studio

Norway's SATYRICON will begin mixing their long-awaited new album with producer Jeff "Critter" Newell (i.e. MINISTRY, GUNS N ROSES, FILTER, etc.) at an undisclosed studio in Denmark this week for an August/September Scandinavian release through Capitol Records. As yet untitled, the upcoming album will feature guest appearances from Anja Garbarek and Knut Schreiner (TURBONEGRO) as ...

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HALFORD Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival!

HALFORD are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of artists that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BRUCE ...

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NIGHTWISH Finalize Title, Artwork For Upcoming CD

Finland's NIGHTWISH have set Century Child as the title to their upcoming album, which is tentatively due to be released on May 27th through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2000's Wishmaster was recorded at Finnvox and Kitee Huvikeskus studios and will include 11 original songs, among them the following: 01. End Of All Hope 02. ...

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TNT To Record New EP, Issue “Greatest Hits” CD

Legendary Norwegian hard rockers TNT are due to record a new EP in May for a late 2002 release through UK-based label Z Records. In other news, TNT's upcoming Greatest Hits album, featuring unreleased tracks and new songs, will be issued sometime in the fall, followed by a host of European and Japanese live dates. ...

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