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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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Final Bill For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival Revealed

Sweden's 2000 Decibel festival, the only festival totally dedicated to Swedish hard rock and metal, is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: ENTOMBED OPETH DISMEMBER KATATONIA WITCHERY EVERGREY THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND ...

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KRUX Debut Begins To Take Shape

Among the song titles set to appear on the self-titled debut from KRUX, featuring CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling on bass, Jörgen Sandström (ENTOMBED, PROJECT HATE) on guitar, and Peter Stjärnvind (ENTOMBED) on drums are the following: 01. Krux 02. Popocatépetl 03. Jehova 04. Evel Rifaz 05. Sibiria As previously reported, Edling is recording rough demos ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman Inks Deal With Mascot Records For KRUX Project

CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling has inked a deal with Holland's Mascot Records for the rights to his latest project, KRUX, which is tentatively set to feature ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jörgen Sandstrom (on guitar), ARCH ENEMY/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott and ex-RED FUN vocalist Tomas Person. At the moment, Edling is recording rough ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Sweden's HULTSFRED Festival

ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for this year's Hultsfred festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 13-15 in Hultsfred, Sweden. The group's performance at Hutsfred will mark their first live appearance in Sweden since the Stigmata tour in 1998. Other artists set to perform at Hultsfred include RAMMSTEIN, SLAYER, TURBONEGRO, H.I.M., MILLENCOLIN, ENTOMBED, ...

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MISDEMEANOR To Support FU MANCHU

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR will be supporting FU MANCHU at the following dates: Apr. 15 – Paris, FRA @ Divan DuMonde Apr. 16 – Haarlem, NETH @ Patronaat Apr. 17 – Brussels, BEL @ VK The group's self-titled debut album, which was produced by ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid, was released in Scandinavia on April 8th. ...

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MURDER SQUAD: An AUTOPSY, ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER Collaboration

Former DEATH/AUTOPSY drummer Chris Reifert has collaborated with Sweden's MURDER SQUAD (featuring DISMEMBER bassist Rickard Cabeza, DISMEMBER vocalist Matti Krki, ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjrnwind) on the group's sophomore full-length effort, entitled Ravenous, Murderous. Completed at a Stockholm studio over a two-week period in March, the album is scheduled for a ...

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THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL FESTIVAL

Sweden's THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND, featuring former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS bassist/vocalist Christian “Spice” Sjöstrand, have been tapped to replace Spice's previous group, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, as one of the headliners of this year's 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Confirmed For KALAS 2002, Scandinavian OZZFEST Dates

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, have been added to the upcoming Kalas 2002 tour, which is also scheduled to include appearances by KENT, THÅSTRÖM and VARANTEATERN, among others. The confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 03 - Stockholm, SWE @ Universitetet Aug. ...

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ENTOMBED Cancel US Tour Due To Family Emergency

Due to an emergency in bassist Jörgen Sandstrom's family, ENTOMBED have cancelled their upcoming US tour with HYPOCRISY (originally set to start on May 9th) and are hoping to reschedule the dates for June/July. In light of the fact that the original trek was set to feature a temporary replacement for guitarist Alex Hellid (who ...

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MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC Team Up For North American Tour

MANOWAR will be touring the U.S. and Canada with IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC, and HAVOCHATE beginning on Saturday, April 27th at The Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. As a result of this development, IMMORTAL appear to have pulled out of their previously-announced five-week run with HYPOCRISY and ENTOMBED, which is scheduled to kick ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS US Tour Announced

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, have announced the dates for their forthcoming US tour. They are as follows: Mar. 29 - San Diego, CA @ Canes Mar. 30 - Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour Apr. 01 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims ...

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ENTOMBED Ballet Photos Available Online

Several photos taken of ENTOMBED during their appearances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm, Sweden as part of a show called Unreal Estate have been posted online and can be viewed at this location. As previously reported, ENTOMBED completed eight performances as part of the above-mentioned show, with the band doing a ...

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GRAVE Firm Up European Festival Appearances

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have lined up the following European festival appearances during the spring/summer: May 09 - Neiden (Torgau), GER @ Fuck The Commerce Jun. 28-29 - Ustronie Morskie, POL @ Smash Fest Jul. 05-07 - Roitzschjora (Leipzig), GER @ With Full Force Aug. 08-10 - Bad Berka, GER @ Party-San Open Air ...

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OPETH, HYPOCRISY, Others Join 2000 DECIBEL Line-Up

OPETH, HYPOCRISY, 2 TON PREDATOR, and THE PROJECT HATE are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: 2 ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Announce Tribute Appearances, Land Swedish Grammy

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have just finished recording a version of THE RAMONES' "Pet Cemetery" with producer Pelle Gunnerfeldt (FIRESIDE) for the upcoming RAMONES tribute album The Song Ramones The Same. Other artists set to appear on the tribute CD are THE HIVES, THE HELLACOPTERS, SAHARA HOTNIGHTS and THE DICTATORS, among others. In other news, BACKYARD ...

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Reunited GRAVE Announce Plans For Continental European Live Appearances

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will follow up the recording of their forthcoming comeback CD, tentatively entitled Back From The Grave, with several headlining shows in April and a slew of German festival appearances, including those at With Full Force, Fuck The Commerce, Smash Fest and Party-San Open Air. As previously reported, GRAVE recently entered ...

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MISDEMEANOR Set Release Date For Debut CD

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR will release their long-awaited self-titled debut CD through ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid's Muse Entity label (via an affiliation with GMR Music) on April 8th. In the meantime, you can download clips of three cuts from the album—“Parashoot”, “Let Me Know” and “The Beer Hunter”—from this location. MISDEMEANOR will support ...

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2 TON PREDATOR Added To 2000 Decibel Festival

Swedish sludge-meisters 2 TON PREDATOR have been added to the list of artists performing at the third installment of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The confirmed acts so far are as follows: 2 TON PREDATOR ENTOMBED WITCHERY MANINNYA BLADE ...

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ENTOMBED Live Broadcast Tonight!

ENTOMBED's live appearance at the Popstad festival in Skelleftea, Sweden, which is scheduled to take place tonight, February 9th at 10:00 PM local time (4:00 PM EST) will be broadcast live via the Internet at this location (click on Lyssna direkt p: P3). Also appearing on the bill will be CULT OF LUNA ...

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ENTOMBED To Appear With Royal Swedish Ballet At Grammis Awards

ENTOMBED will perform with the Royal Swedish Ballet at the Swedish Grammis (Grammy) awards, which are scheduled to be broadcast live via TV4 on Thursday, February 14th. As previously reported, ENTOMBED have lined up eight appearances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm, Sweden beginning on February 15th as part of a show called Unreal ...

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CANDLEMASS, ENTOMBED, ARCH ENEMY Men Get "Brutal" In New Project

CANDLEMASS mainman/founder Leif Edling is looking for a label to release a CD from his latest project, an as-yet-unnamed group featuring ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjarnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jörgen Sandstrom and ARCH ENEMY/SPRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott. Currently singer-less, the band will reportedly feature a “very heavy and brutal” doom direction not unlike that found on ...

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ENTOMBED's Hellid Directs ORANGE GOBLIN Video

ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid has directed the video for the ORANGE GOBLIN track Monkey Panic from the latter group's latest CD, entitled Coup De Grace, which is due to be issued through Rise Above Records on February 25th. As previously reported, Coup De Grace was produced by former KYUSS/current UNIDA bassist Scott Reeder and includes ...

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ENTOMBED: "Unreal" Dates Announced!

ENTOMBED have announced the dates for their much-anticipated appearances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm, Sweden in February/March as part of a show called Unreal Estate, with the band doing a 45-minute set of brand new, specially-composed original material while surrounded by 30 ballet dancers and a 10-year-old kid. The eight performances will take ...

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GRAVE To Issue "Back From The Grave" In June

Reunited Swedish death metallers GRAVE have completed work on eight songs for their forthcoming comeback CD, tentatively entitled Back From The Grave, and are scheduled to enter Stockholm's Sunlight Studios in February with producer Tomas Skogsberg (i.e. ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, BACKYARD BABIES, etc.) to record the album for a June release through Century Media Records. Described ...

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