January 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

GAIA EPICUS Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have parted ways with drummer Mikael Duna. "He will put the drumsticks away for good!" the band write on their web site. "He has made this decision because he just didn't feel like playing anymore. GAIA EPICUS says thanks for all the good times and good drumming that he did ...

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DOOM SHALL RISE Festival Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the third Doom Shall Rise festival, the world's biggest festival exclusively dedicated to doom metal, are now on sale at the festival web site, DoomShallRise.de. The third installment of this annual event will take place on April 15-16 in Göppingen, Germany. The billing is as follows: BEYOND BELIEF (NL) BURNING SAVIOURS ...

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DOPESICK To Play Acoustic Show In Santa Monica

DOPESICK, the San Francisco Bay Area band featuring former SKINLAB/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Adam Albright, will be playing an acoustic show on Wednesday, January 5 at 14 below in Santa Monica, California. Showtime is 9:00 p.m. Commented Albright: "I started writing a bunch of songs when all the SEBASTIAN stuff was going on, and when that ...

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DANISH METAL AWARDS 2004 Winners Announced

DanishMetal.dk has posted a list of the winners of the winners of Danish Metal Awards 2004. They are as follows: Album of the Year: MERCENARY - "11 Dreams" Demo of the Year: SUBMISSION - "Submission" Live-band of the Year: HATESPHERE Music video of the Year: MNEMIC - "Deathbox" Vocalist of the Year: Mikkel Sandager and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Hoping For 'Revolution' With New Single

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that JUDAS PRIEST are back this week with "Revolution" (radio-broadcast/reduced-quality mp3), which is the first single from their upcoming album "Angel of Retribution". Lead guitarist Glenn Tipton told Launch that they hope the song will get the ball rolling and motivate younger heavy metal fans. "With tracks like ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Guitarist Talks About New Album, Upcoming Tour

DARK TRANQUILLITY guitarist Martin Henriksson recently spoke to Korea's Hot Music magazine about the group's new album, "Character", and their upcoming touring activities. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Hot Music: While the new album does not have any major stylistic changes, it is very straight-forward thrash metal, just like your early releases. However, the ...

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OZZY Set For Bedroom Treat From SHARON

According to ContactMusic.com, Ozzy Osbourne is in for a New Year treat from his wife Sharon after she bought some sexy red lingerie to spice up their love life. Sharon made her racy purchase from Agent Provocateur in London's Selfridges store to cheer up her rocker husband. And Sharon, who recently presented U.K. TV talent ...

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