October 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

NIGHTWISH Mainman: We Are Not Looking For A TARJA Clone

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen has finished composing two new songs for the group's next studio album which is not expected to surface until 2007, the keyboardist revealed in a brand-new interview published in the Finnish newspaper Keskisuomalainen. According to Holopainen, the band are hoping to begin recording their next album in September 2006, but if ...

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CIRITH UNGOL: Official Tribute Album Due In Early 2006

Germany's Solemnity Music will be issuing the first "official" tribute to CIRITH UNGOL, entitled "One Foot in Fire". The album is tentatively scheduled to be released in January/February2006 on regular CD and a special limited 12-inch picture vinyl edition with inlay. "One Foot in Fire" tentative track listing (in no particular order): FALCON (w/ Greg ...

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WATAIN Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish black metallers WATAIN have been confirmed for the 2006 installment of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 10-12 in Bad Berka, Germany. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are ENSLAVED, ROTTEN SOUND, ILLDISPOSED and AKRIVAL. More confirmations will be announced soon. ...

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MEGADETH Drummer Working On New Material

MEGADETH/EIDOLON drummer Shawn Drover has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of MEGADETH's official web site: "It doesn't take me long to start sniffing around for something productive to do, so after winding down after this world tour, the inevitable question I always ask myself, 'OK, what do I do now??' began to ...

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KORN To Perform On 'Saturday Night Live'

According to a posting by KORN frontman Jonathan Davis on his ButtSexCrips.com web site, KORN will be performing on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in support of their upcoming album, "See You on the Other Side", due on December 6 via Virgin Records. An exact air date for KORN's appearance on "SNL" has yet to be ...

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PLATITUDE Announce Japanese, European Record Deals

Swedish progressive power metal band PLATITUDE have inked a deal with Germany's Metal Heaven and Japan's King Records for distribution in Europe and Japan, respectively, of their third full-length CD, "Silence Speaks". The album is scheduled to be issued in Japan on December 21, with the European release tentatively slated for February 2006. The follow-up ...

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RIOT: New Live Video Clips Posted Online

Long-running hard rock band RIOT have posted a couple of short video clips from their Japanese tour in early September. Check them out at this location. RIOT were recently joined for several shows (including the Japanese tour) by singer Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR) after regular vocalist Mike Dimeo was ...

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BEYOND FEAR Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

BEYOND FEAR members Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals; ICED EARTH, ex-JUDAS PRIEST) and John Comprix (guitar; SPAWN, 13 FACES) will be traveling to Florida next week to put the finishing touches on the band's debut album, tentatively due in early 2006 via SPV Records. The final recording and mixing sessions will take place at the legendary ...

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TRIVIUM Looking Forward To CHILDREN OF BODOM Tour

Orlando, Florida metal sensations TRIVIUM have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are back in the States. Got in last night from Japan. The U.K., North Ireland, Europe and Japan was great — we enjoyed all the shows and had a excellent time. Thanks again to ALL THAT REMAINS and IT ...

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