January 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

ATROCITY And LEAVES' EYES Confirmed For Switzerland's TRANSIT FESTIVAL

Germany's ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES and France's ANOREXIA NERVOSA and ADAGIO have been confirmed as the headliners of the Transit Festival 2005, set to take place on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5 at L'Usine in Geneva, Switzerland. Also scheduled to perform are Swiss acts MUMAKIL (featuring NOSTROMO guitarist), DJIZOES, ENGEANCE and French gothic-metallers LEIDEN. Tickets ...

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KORN Commence Work On New Album With TLC Producer

KORN have commenced work on their new studio album with producer Dallas Austin, who has previously worked with TLC, MADONNA and MICHAEL JACKSON, among others. "The writing is going really good, we have wrote [sic] at least five songs already," KORN frontman Jonathan Davis said in a Jan. 28 online posting. "It's really tight, heavy, ...

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First-Ever KISS-Opoly Championships To Be Held In Amsterdam

According to a posting on KISS' official web site, the world's first ever KISS-opoly championships will be held in Amsterdam, Holland, on Saturday, February 26. Hosted by KISS Kollector Fanclub and FAME Megastore, these championships will be taking place between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (local time) at the FAME store located on the Kalverstraat ...

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BLOODBATH: Live Debut Planned For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

BLOODBATH, the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM), have posted the following message on their official web site: "The time has finally come for BLOODBATH to invade ...

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New OBITUARY Album Tentatively Due In June

Roadrunner Records U.K. has set a tentative June 2005 release date for the new OBITUARY album, according to a posting on the label's web site. OBITUARY will enter Red Room studios in Tampa, Florida on February 17 to begin recording their new CD. Red Room is a ProTools studio owned by Mark Prator — the ...

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New Supergroup Featuring Ex-Members Of SEVENDUST, SKRAPE Changes Name

The new "supergroup" featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar has changed its name to DARK NEW DAY from the previously announced DARK BLUE. No reason ...

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NILE Frontman On New Album: 'Be Prepared To Be Crushed'

NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album: "We finished the guitar, bass vocal and additional instrument tracking at the Soundlab in Columbia, SC with [producer] Neil Kernon and Bob Moore. It was an utterly grueling session, with every single day of those 2 1/2 ...

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