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IRON MAIDEN's 'Dance Of Death' Certified Gold In Sweden

IRON MAIDEN's "Dance Of Death" has reportedly been certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. The CD, which was released internationally on September 8, debuted at No. 1 on the Swedish Album chart. IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's approach during the songwriting and recording ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Rules Over Cricket

Mike Senft of The Arizona Republic reviewed the reviewed the IRON MAIDEN/DIO/MOTÖRHEAD tour when it came to the Cricket Pavilion in Phoenix Friday night (August 22). "The crowd, which had swelled to over 10,000 by the time the band took the stage, roared as Vincent Price's intonation of 'Woe to you of earth and sea,' ...

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DRAGONFORCE Seek Drummer, Announce New Bassist

British melodic speed power metallers DRAGONFORCE are currently on the lookout for a new drummer following the departure of longtime sticksman Didier Almouzni. If you think you have what it takes to fill the vacant position, and the time to handle DRAGONFORCE's increasingly busy schedule, then contact the band via e-mail at this address: [email protected] ...

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MORGION Revamp Lineup, Continue Work On New CD

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have parted ways with vocalist Adrian Leroux (formerly of MINDROT) following the completion of the group's recent Doomination of Europe tour. In his place, the band have enlisted longtime fan and friend Justin Christian, who will be taking up the role of bass guitarist. Additionally, keyboardist and guitarist Gary Griffith will be ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Frontman Discusses New Album, Absence Of Spacesuits

POWERMAN 5000's forthcoming album, "Transform", will include a bonus Enhanced CD portion containing videos for the tracks "Free" and "Action", as well as other undisclosed extras. "Transform", due on May 20 through DreamWorks Records, is the fourth album from the platinum Los Angeles-based quintet. Its arrival finds frontman Spider One characteristically reflective, in this case ...

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GODSMACK Members Attend Benefit For Rhode Island Concert Victims

The Boston Herald reports GODSMACK members Sully Erna, Tony Rambola and Shannon Larkin were on hand at a benefit that was staged for the Keith R. Lapierre Family Fund and the Adrian Krasinskas Fund. Lapierre, 29, perished in The Station inferno last month during the GREAT WHITE performance, leaving behind a 22-month-old son and his ...

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IRON MAIDEN Finish Mixing Five Songs

IRON MAIDEN have finished mixing five songs for the much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", due later in the year through Sony/Columbia Records. "IRON MAIDEN mixing is going well," Shirley wrote on his web site. "I hope to be done with the stereo mixes in the next two weeks, and then it's onto the ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Finalize 'Transform' Track Listing

POWERMAN 5000 have finalized the track listing to their new album, "Transform", due on May 20 through Dreamworks Records. It is as follows: 01. Assess The Mess 02. Theme To A Fake Revolution 03. Free 04. Action 05. That's Entertainment 06. A Is For Apathy 07. Transform 08. Top Of The World 09. Song About ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI: I Can't Handle MARILYN MANSON's Fakeness

CRADLE OF FILTH singer Dani Filth has slammed MARILYN MANSON as "fake" and recounted an incident a couple of years back where the two parties came face-to-face — a meeting that ended with less than spectacular results. When asked by Britain's Metal Hammer magazine if he is interested in the kind of all-encompassing, multi-faceted career ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Select First Single From 'Transform'

POWERMAN 5000 have set "Free" as the first single from their forthcoming "Transform" CD, slated for release on May 20 through Dreamworks Records. The single is expected to go for radio adds on March 25 with an accompanying video — directed by frontman Spider One — due around the same time. "Transform", which marks the ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Begin Mixing In April

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update to his web site: "The IRON MAIDEN sessions are progressing extremely well, and we'll actually be finished all the guitars today, with Janick [Gers] ...

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IRON MAIDEN Complete Basic Tracks For New CD

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "Hi folks! Tracked another IRON MAIDEN song yesterday [Monday, Feb. 3], one of [guitarist] Dave [Murray]'s, and [guitarist] Adrian [Smith] ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Name New CD, Put Away Space Suits

POWERMAN 5000 have set "Transform" as the title for their recently-completed new studio album, due on May 20 through Dreamworks Records. An as-yet-undisclosed first single is scheduled to hit radio sometime in March. According to frontman Spider One, the CD will contain 12 brand new tracks and will include no reworked material from the scrapped ...

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IRON MAIDEN: The SHIRLEY Daily Recording Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "Thur 16th – Engineer's Log! Slow start today - big meeting with Sanctuary bods. As far as the Brew ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Latest SHIRLEY Studio Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "Widdleywiddleywiddleywiddley-Weeeeeeeeee!!! went Tuesday. 'Day of the Solos'. Janick and Adrian are headlining, guitars screaming like Pete Townsend's hard drive. ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Set Tentative Release Date For New Album

POWERMAN 5000 have reportedly set May 20, 2003 as the tentative release date through Dreamworks Records for their as-yet-untitled new album, which was recently completed at a Los Angeles studio with producer Joe Baressi (who had engineered the group's platinum 1999 album, "Tonight the Stars Revolt!"). The CD — the group's first with new bassist ...

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VANDENBERG Come Back To Life

Long-defunct Dutch hard rockers VANDENBERG have reportedly reformed with a new lineup featuring original guitarist Adrian Vandenberg (ex-WHITESNAKE) and singer Bert Heerink. No further information is available at this time. ...

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MORGION Commence Work On Third CD, Announce Split With Label

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have commenced the recording sessions for their third full-length album, Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth, with producer Matthias Scheeberger for a tentative late 2002/early 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Ebb Tide 02. The Mourner's Oak 03. A ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Return To Studio: The Official Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: POWERMAN 5000 HEADS BACK INTO THE STUDIO WITH NEW RHYTHM SECTION - BASSIST SIGGY SJURSEN AND DRUMMER ADRIAN OST JOIN PLATINUM ROCK BAND LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2002 — "We've had personnel changes before, but the group always survives," says POWERMAN 5000 leader Spider One. "I'm reminded of something Charles Bukowski once ...

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