10/03 Austin, TX 10/04 Dallas, TX 10/05 El Paso, TX 10/06 Phoenix, AZ 10/07 Hollywood, CA 10/08 Santa Ana, CA 10/09 Sacramento, CA 10/10 San Francisco, CA 10/11 Portland, OR 10/12 Seattle, WA 10/14 Denver, CO 10/15 Lawrence, KS 10/16 Minneapolis, MN 10/17 Sauget, IL 10/18 Chicago, IL 10/19 Cincinnati, OH 10/20 Cleveland, OH 10/21 New York, NY 10/23 Philadelphia, PA 10/24 Poughkeepsie, NY 10/25 Worcester, MA 10/26 West Springfield, VA 10/29 Fort Lauderdale, FL 10/30 Tampa, FL 10/31 Atlanta, GA
Here are some of 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 February 24th, 2002:
AMEN - Amen: 16,353 AMEN - We Have…: 15,789 ANTHRAX - Sound Of White Noise: 511,105 ANTHRAX - Stomp 442: 114,974 ANTHRAX - Volume 8: 77,858 BIOHAZARD - Urban Discipline: 204,799 BIOHAZARD - State Of The World Address: 198,663 BIOHAZARD - Mata Leao: 51,377 BIOHAZARD - New World Disorder: 50,936 BIOHAZARD - Uncivilization: 18,835 C.O.C. - Wiseblood: 141,383 C.O.C. - America's Volume…: 52,170 CANNIBAL CORPSE - Gallery…: 51,164 CANNIBAL CORPSE - Bloodthirst: 36,128 DESTRUCTION - All Hell Breaks Loose: 3,080 DESTRUCTION - The Antichrist: 1,692 DREAM THEATER - Awake: 272,044 DREAM THEATER - Falling Into Infinity: 142,167 EXODUS - Force Of Habit: 52,262 EXODUS - Another Lesson In Violence: 7,241 GLASSJAW - Everything You Ever…: 35,306 HALFORD - Resurrection: 60,275 HALFORD - Live Insurrection: 24,478 JUDAS PRIEST - Jugulator: 108,009 JUDAS PRIEST - Demolition: 40,945 ICED EARTH - Something Wicked…: 40,336 ICED EARTH - Horror Show: 29,838 IRON MAIDEN - Brave New World: 233,706 KING DIAMOND - Spider's Lullaby: 29,214 KING DIAMOND - Voodoo: 32,785 MERCYFUL FATE - Dead Again: 22,195 MERCYFUL FATE - 9: 20,729 KREATOR - Violent Revolution: 2,351 MACHINE HEAD - Burn My Eyes: 144,465 MACHINE HEAD - The More Things Change…: 114,648 MACHINE HEAD - The Burning Red: 133,421 MACHINE HEAD - Supercharger: 41,622 MEGADETH - Youthanasia: 890,015 MEGADETH - Risk: 303,472 MEGADETH - The World Needs A Hero: 191,852 MORBID ANGEL - Formulas…: 42,819 MORBID ANGEL - Gateways…: 30,372 SEPULTURA - Chaos A.D.: 450,365 SEPULTURA - Roots: 355,471 SEPULTURA - Nation: 54,160 SKINLAB - Bound, Gagged…: 14,756 SKINLAB - Disembody…: 35,324 SLAYER - God Hates Us All: 170,411 SOIL - Scars: 112,614 TESTAMENT - Low: 112,365 TESTAMENT - Gathering: 50,301 VOIVOD - Outer Limits: 21,355 VOIVOD - Negatron: 8,044 VOIVOD - Phobos: 3,687
CANNIBAL CORPSE and ROTTWEILLER are the latest bands to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to partake in the festivities now looks like this:
AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE CHILDREN OF BODOM DESTRUCTION DIMPLE MINDS DORO EDGUY FALCONER GREEN CARNATION HEATHEN HOLLENTHON HYPOCRISY IN EXTREMO J.B.O KREATOR MACABRE NECROPHOBIC ONKEL TOM PRETTY MAIDS PUNGENT STENCH RAVEN ROTTWEILLER U.D.O. VICIOUS RUMORS WIZARD WOLF
That means we can't see them in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and any other country where the festival is organised. But there's a hope. Anti X-mass festival stays. In Ljubljana there are going to play: NOCTIFERIA, PROSPECT, DUSK DELIGHT, ROOT A' BALLUTA in MAGUS NOCTUM (they play some kind of black/pagan/mystic metal). These are ALL Slovenian metal bands.
If anyone is interested to visit it, the price is 800 SIT (approximate 7.00 DEM)
There's is going to be even a DJ, which will bring you back to the good 80's and 90's thrash metal years.
Florida female-fronted act WYKKED WYTCH, featuring DIVINE EMPIRE/ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION bassist Jason Blachowicz, has secured the opening slot for the KREATOR, SODOM, and DESTRUCTION European tour, dubbed Hell Comes To Your Town, after HOLY MOSES were forced to pull out of the trek in order to concentrate on the writing and recording of their new studio album. The confirmed dates for the outing are as follows:
Dec. 26 – Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Dec. 27 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche Dec. 28 – Zaandam, NETH @ De Kade Dec. 29 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle Dec. 30 - Halle, GER @ Easy Schorre Dec. 31 - Osnabrück, GER @ Hyde Park Jan. 02 - Offenbach, GER @ Hafenbahn Jan. 03 - Dorndorf, GER @ Kulturhaus Jan. 04 - Glauchau, GER @ Alte Spinnerei Jan. 05 - Berlin, GER @ Music Hall Berlin Jan. 06 – Warschau, POL @ Proxima Jan. 07 – Katowice, POL @ Mega Club Jan. 09 - Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch Jan. 10 – Dornbirn, AUS @ Conrad Sohm Jan. 11 – Salzburg, US @ Rockhaus Jan. 12 – Wien, AUS @ Planet Music Jan. 14 – Ravenna, ITA @ Rock Planet Jan. 15 – Pratteln, SWI @ Z 7 Jan. 16 - Andernach, GER @ JUZ Live Club Jan. 17 - Cottbus, GER @ Gladhouse Jan. 18 - Lübeck, GER @ Holstentorhalle Jan. 19 – Motala, SWE @ Folkets Park Jan. 20 – Oslo, NOR @ Betong Jan. 21 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Kåren Jan. 22 – Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben Jan. 24 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi
Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group’s web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR’s history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-recorded, full-length live concert, as well as all the video clips, TV appearances, rare material and obscure stuff from the band’s private archives. The release date for both is tentatively penciled in for late 2002. KREATOR is presently asking their fans for help in naming the live album/DVD, with the Grand Prize set to consist of “an exclusive dinner with the band”. All suggestions should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
KREATOR have entered the German Media Control Album charts at position #38 with their latest release, Violent Revolution. In other news, KREATOR have completed a video for the title track to their new album in conjunction with Q-Film, a Hamburg, Germany-based video company that had previously worked with RAMMSTEIN, among others. According to the group’s official web site, “KREATOR are currently working on a very detailed video show to visualize certain aspects in their music for the next tour”. Meanwhile, all the dates for the group’s upcoming three-way co-headlining European tour with DESTRUCTION and SODOM have been announced. The details are as follows: Dec. 26 - Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Dec. 27 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche Dec. 28 - Zaandam, NETH @ De Kade Dec. 29 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle Dec. 30 - Halle, GER @ Easy Schorre Dec. 31 - Osnabrück, GER @ Hyde Park Jan. 02 - Offenbach, GER @ Hafenbahn Jan. 03 - Dorndorf, GER @ Kulturhaus Jan. 04 - Glauchau, GER @ Alte Spinnerei Jan. 05 - Berlin, GER @ Music Hall Berlin Jan. 06 - Warschau, POL @ Proxima Jan. 07 - Katowice, POL @ Mega Club Jan. 09 - Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch Jan. 10 - Dornbirn, AUS @ Conrad Sohm Jan. 11 - Salzburg, AUS @ Rockhaus Jan. 12 - Wien, AUS @ Planet Music Jan. 14 - Ravenna, ITA @ Rock Planet Jan. 15 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z 7 Jan. 16 - Andernach, GER @ JUZ Live Club Jan. 17 - Cottbus, GER @ Gladhouse Jan. 18 - Lübeck, GER Holstentorhalle Jan. 19 - Motala, SWE Folkets Park Jan. 20 - Oslo, NOR Betong Jan. 21 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Kåren Jan. 22 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben Jan. 24 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi Jan. 25 - Tampere, FIN @ TBA Source: BLABBERMOUTH.NET