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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED 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 list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Go All-Electric At UK's BLOODSTOCK

DIAMOND HEAD will reportedly perform a full electric set at the UK metal festival Bloodstock on August 31st. Other artists set to appear at the event include BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, FREEDOM CALL, RETURN TO THE SABBAT, BIOMECHANICAL, THRESHOLD, BAL-SAGOTH, BALANCE OF POWER, ELVENKING and PRIMORDIAL. ...

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GAMMA RAY Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK Festival

German power metallers GAMMA RAY are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock UK metal festival, which is scheduled to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on Saturday, August 31st. Other artists set to appear at the event include BLIND GUARDIAN, FREEDOM CALL, RETURN TO THE SABBAT, BIOMECHANICAL, THRESHOLD, ...

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KONKHRA Enter Studio, Tentative Track Listing Released

Denmark's KONKHRA commenced the recording sessions for their brand new album on April 8th at Starstruck studio (owned by mainman Anders Lundemark) for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the tracks that are set to appear on the forthcoming CD are: 01. Reality Check 02. The Lions Are Hungry 03. Day Of ...

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HAMMERFALL Outline Recording Schedule For Fourth CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are scheduled to enter Holland's Wisseloord studios with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in early May to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album for a late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitarist Oscar Dronjak, we will record the drums in Holland, bass in Germany and ...

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"Spider-Man" Soundtrack Final Track Listing Announced

The full track listing for the forthcoming Spider-Man soundtrack, which is due to be released on April 30th through Columbia Records, is as follows: 01. "Theme from Spider Man" 02. "Hero" - Chad Kroeger (NICKELBACK) feat. Josey Scott (SALIVA) 03. "What We're All About (The Original Version)" - SUM 41 04. "Learn To Crawl" ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: No New Music Until Spring/Summer 2003

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has completed work on the music for four songs for the next DEMONS & WIZARDS album—Schaffer's hugely-acclaimed collaboration with BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kursch—but has yet to share the material with Kursch, who is presently busy promoting the recently-released BLIND GUARDIAN CD A Night At The Opera, according to a ...

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MOLLO/MARTIN Set Release Date For "The Cage 2"

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin's collaboration with Italian guitarist Dario Mollo, which goes by the name, will release their sophomore effort, entitled The Cage 2, in Europe and Japan on May 22nd. No US release date has been scheduled as yet. The final track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Terra Toria ...

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HAMMERFALL Complete Work On "The Templar Renegade Crusades" DVD

HAMMERFALL's long-awaited second DVD/VHS release, entitled The Templar Renegade Crusades (not The Second Crusade as Nuclear Blast Records erroneously reported earlier this month), will run two and a half hours, and will include highlights from the last three years on it: the presentation of the band's first-ever gold album award, live outtakes, backstage sequences and ...

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SAVATAGE Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

SAVATAGE 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 list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE DICKINSON CANNIBAL ...

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"Blind"-Era C.O.C. Members Reunite For Benefit Show, Ex-C.O.C. Drummer Explores Hardcore Roots

Three-fifths of the classic Blind-era line-up of C.O.C. (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY)—drummer Reed Mullin, bassist Phil Swisher and vocalist Karl Agell—will reunite under the name C.O.C. (BLIND) for a benefit show at the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sunday, April 21st in memory of late CONFESSOR guitarist Ivan Colon. Also appearing on the bill ...

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EDGUY Cancel METAL MELTDOWN IV Appearance!

German melodic metallers EDGUY have cancelled their appearance at the Metal Meltdown IV festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 5th and 6th at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Here is an official statement on the matter by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet: “Hey friends in the US, “I am really ...

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BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG 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 list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND, SILENT FORCE Added To PROGPOWER USA III

DEVIN TOWNSEND (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, OCEAN MACHINE) and SILENT FORCE (featuring vocalist DC Cooper, ex-ROYAL HUNT) are the latest confirmed additions to this year's ProgPower USA festival. ProgPower is a two-day metal event scheduled to take place in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, November 15th and 16th at the Earthlink Live venue. With DEVIN ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Achieve New Heights On European Charts

Here are the European chart positions for BLIND GUARDIAN's A Night At The Opera CD during its first week of release: Germany: #5 Austria: #17 Greece: #1 Spain: #8 Italy: #11 Sweden: #10 Norway: #97 France: #67 Switzerland: #34 (German part), #44 (French part) It has also been confirmed that the album held on to ...

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BORKNAGAR, NOCTURNAL RITES Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

BORKNAGAR and NOCTURNAL RITES are the latest acts 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 list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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A Night At The Opera - BLIND GUARDIAN

One of the most revered and respected power metal acts around, Germany's BLIND GUARDIAN have consistently produced albums that were as distinctive sounding as they were musically ambitious, and they have received nothing but praise from the metal community for their efforts—and justifiably so. A band that is very much in control of its own ...

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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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