AVENGED SEVENFOLD's 'Hail To The King' Certified Gold In U.S.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's latest album, "Hail To The King", was certified gold on July 16 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. Released last year, it was the band's second straight CD to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, following 2010's "Nightmare". The latest effort was ...

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Former BATTLE BEAST Singer NITTE VÄNSKÄ Joins BURNING POINT

Finnish melodic metallers BURNING POINT have announced the addition of singer Nitte Vänskä (ex-BATTLE BEAST) and keyboardist Jarkko Väisänen to the group's ranks. Says the band: "[In] 2009, when we parted ways with [keyboardist] Pasi [Hiltula], we decided we would continue without an 'official' player in the band and use a 'hired gun' in the ...

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MUSTAINE: Getting FRIEDMAN And MENZA Back In MEGADETH Makes As Much Sense As Putting Rotten Tooth Back In Your Mouth

Loaded Radio's Scott Penfold recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the status of the songwriting sessions for MEGADETH's follow-up to 2013's "Super Collider": Mustaine: "We're taking our time with this one. ...

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