IN FLAMES and MACHINE HEAD have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Roskilde Festival, set to take place July 5-8 in Roskilde, Denmark. Other acts scheduled to appear include KATATONIA, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ZYKLON, VOLBEAT, THE PSYKE PROJECT, PELICAN, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and MASTODON.
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IN FLAMES was honored with the Swedish "Grammis" award in the "Best Hard Rock" category during a ceremony that was held on January 30 at Hovet in Stockholm. A total of five bands were nominated for their most recent releases, all of which came out during 2006. A video clip of IN FLAMES performing the song "Come Clarity" on the Swedish music awards show "Rockbjörnen" on January 11 in Stockholm, Sweden has been posted online at YouTube.com. The band's lineup for the performance included guitarists Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad, who were both absent from the group's most recent U.S. tour.
MACHINE HEAD's "The Blackening" sold just under 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 54 on The Billboard 200 chart. This marks MACHINE HEAD's highest Billboard chart number ever. The band's last album, "Through the Ashes of Empires", opened with less than 12,000 copies back in April 2004 to land at No. 88 on the Billboard chart.
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