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NIGHTWISH Single Certified Platinum

NIGHTWISH have reportedly received a platinum record for their "Ever Dream" single in their native Finland, where the CD is said to have shifted in excess of 10,000 copies since its release in early May. Meanwhile, the group's second single off their Century Child CD, "Bless The Child", has been certified gold for sales of ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD Change New CD Title

Norway's OLD MAN'S CHILD, featuring DIMMU BORGIR members Galder (guitarist) and Nick Barker (drums, also in LOCKUP), have changed the projected title of their recently-completed new CD to In Defiance Of Existence from the originally-announced Infidel. The album, which includes several guest solos by DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., is set to be released through ...

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ORGY To Issue Special EP To Accompany DVD

ORGY are reportedly planning on releasing a special EP to go along with the group's long-awaited DVD in early 2003. In the meantime, the band continue to write and record new music for their much-anticipated third CD. At this time, no release date has been set for the effort. In other news, ORGY drummer Bobby ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Frontman Reveals Details About Forthcoming CD

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy, will contain 18 songs and will be accompanied by a bonus CD that will include 10 extra tracks, frontman Axl Rose told the audience during the band's reportedly impressive performance at Docklands Arena in London last night. According to the singer, most of the new songs that have ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL Performance To Be Webcast

GUNS N' ROSES' performance at Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival on Saturday, August 24th will be broadcast online. For more information, click here. In other news, here are the set lists for GNR's recently-completed Japanese shows as part of the Summer Sonic Festival: August 17th, 2002 - Chiba Marine Stadium, Chiba, Japan 01. Welcome to ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: New Material Is Really Powerful

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken to MTV.com about the recent addition to the group's ranks of former AMEN drummer Shannon Larkin and the musical direction on the band's forthcoming third full-length CD, due in March 2003. "[Shannon] was my first choice," said Erna. "I'm a drummer also, and I was really influenced by his ...

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THE HAUNTED's PER MOLLER JENSEN: Recordings Of New Album Delayed By Only Two Weeks

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED will postpone the recording sessions for their much-anticipated third album by only 14 days in order to accommodate frontman Marco Aro and his girlfriend during the birth of their second child, which is scheduled to arrive in early September. "We'll start [recording] around the 10th of September, expecting a February ...

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THE HAUNTED Postpone Recording Of Third CD

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED have reportedly pushed back the projected release date of their highly-anticipated third full-length album to early next year. Initially scheduled to be recorded in late August/September for a November release through Earache Records, the follow-up to The Haunted Made Me Do It is said to have been postponed as a ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Announces Details Of Lecture Tour

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has announced the details of his upcoming five-date lecture tour of Australia, which is scheduled to take place in late October/early November. According to Simmons, "the tour is called Speaking in Tongues and is being put together by Madison, an Australian company that last year hosted President Bill Clinton for his ...

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THRONEAEON: New Drummer Needed

Roger Sundquist, drummer for Swedish death metallers THRONEAEON, recently quit the band in order to pursue his family life. According to an official statement from the group, "[Roger] has to leave the crew during this autumn to focus on his family and soon to be born first child. Although he will of course stick around ...

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NIGHTWISH Take South America By Storm

Finland's NIGHTWISH have reportedly taken South America by storm with their most recent tour, which included a sold-out gig in Chile on July 17th, a show in Buenos Aires, Argentina in front of 2,200 fans and a sold-out gig in São Paulo, Brazil with 6,700 people in attendance. NIGHTWISH's new album, Century Child, was released ...

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NIGHTWISH To Include Previously-Unreleased Material On Upcoming Single

Finland's NIGHTWISH have just released the second single off their phenomenal Century Child album in their home country, "Bless The Child", backed with an edited version of the cut and a previously-unreleased song called "Lagoon". On August 26th, Drakkar Records will issue two slightly-different versions of the single in Germany—one featuring the title track and ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Commence Work On "Vengeance Descending"

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have commenced the recording sessions for their third full-length album, entitled Vengeance Descending, at their own studio, where they expect to spend up to two months before moving over to another facility for the mixing and mastering process. Among the tracks set to appear on the upcoming album are the following: 01. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist Welcomes Newest Addition To Family

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY leader/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde and family welcomed their newest addition, Hendrix Halen Michael Rhoads Wylde, on Tuesday, July 9th, at 3:40 AM Pacific time. Hendrix is the third child in the Wylde clan. Zakk Wylde is already back at work rehearsing for Ozzfest 2002 which kicks off tomorrow night in Scranton, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: The Toledo, Ohio Set List

JUDAS PRIEST performed the following set during their US tour-opening show on Friday, July 5th at The Hard Hat Concert Hall in Toledo, Ohio: 01. Bloodsuckers 02. Metal Gods 03. The Sentinel 04. Blood Stained 05. One on One 06. Victim of Changes 07. Devil's Child 08. Diamonds and Rust 09. Exciter 10. Hell is ...

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NIGHTWISH Enter German Album Chart At #5!

NIGHTWISH's latest effort, Century Child, has entered the official German Media Control album charts at position #5. In Austria, the album entered the official charts on position #15. As previously repoted, Century Child was certified platinum for sales in excess of 30,000 copies in Finland since the album's release at the end of May. In ...

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SEPULTURA To Record EP Of Cover Songs

SEPULTURA are tentatively set to enter Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil during August to record a mini-CD consisting of five or six cover songs, to be released later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. At the moment, the plan is for the EP to be issued in Brazil only, ...

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THE SCORPIONS Fan Gets Stung!

A female THE SCORPIONS fan was literally stung by a live scorpion during the band's concert at The Cricket Amphitheater in Phoenix Arizona, according to the group's official web site. Thew unidentified fan apparently "brought the animal backstage after the show as proof to show the band!" ...

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