January 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

EPICA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: More North American Tour Dates Announced

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA will embark on a North American headlining tour in September. Support at the shows will come from the Austrian/American "epic metal" band VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 05 - West Springfield, VA, Jaxx Sep. 06 – Hartford, CT, Webster Theatre Sep. 07 – Pughkeepsie, ...

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VOIVOD Waits For Injured JASON NEWSTED

World Entertainment News Network reports that Canadian metal legends VOIVOD have shelved plans to begin work on a new album to allow bassist Jason Newsted to recover after hurting his arm in a freak accident. Newsted reportedly tore his bicep and rotator cuff trying to catch a bass head that had fallen off an amplifier ...

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Report: KISS Seals Comics Deal With PLATINUM STUDIOS

Borys Kit of the Hollywood Reporter reports: The rock group KISS has partnered with comic-book production company Platinum Studios to create a new comic-book entertainment company called the Kiss Comics Group. This is not the first time there have been comics featuring the members of the band, but it will be the first time that ...

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NIGHTRAGE: New Song Posted Online

A brand new song from the Swedish/Greek death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE, entitled "Scathing", has been posted online at the Lifeforce Records MySpace page. The track comes off the group's third album, "A New Disease Is Born", due in North America on April 17. The CD was recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark ...

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ZAN CLAN Confirmed For Sweden's ROCKHIMLEN Festival

ZAN CLAN, the Swedish group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, has been confirmed for the Rockhimlen festival, set to take place July 13-14 in Helsingborg, Sweden. Part of the proceeds from the concert will go to "Barncancerfonden" (Children With Cancer). The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BAI ...

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DIMEBAG Art Tribute To Hit Tampa At The End Of March

"Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute" — the art exhibit of guitars that have been hand-painted, illustrated and sculpted by top rockers and modern artists in tribute to one of the most influential metal guitarists of all-time, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott of DAMAGEPLAN and PANTERA — will be on display at the the Seminole Hard ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Play Brazil In April?

According to an online posting by journalist Roger Lerina of the Brazilian newspaper Zero Hora, GUNS N' ROSES will perform at the 15,000-capacity Gigantinho stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil in April. Coincidentally, VELVET REVOLVER — the band featuring three former GUNS N' ROSES members — is also scheduled to play South America in ...

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WHORRID Signs With ROTTING CORPSE RECORDS

Chicago-based death/black metallers WHORRID have inked a deal with Rotting Corpse Records. Work is underway on the band's first album for the label, tentatively titled "Time Heals Nothing", to be followed by North American and European tours. Tracks to be featured on the CD include "Evil Thoughts", "Left for Dead", "Infecting the Soul", "Pain Within" ...

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