October 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

WELTENBRAND Announces New Drummer

Liechtenstein-based romantic gothic metal band WELTENBRAND has announced the addition of drummer Mario Jahnke to the group's ranks. "Adrian [Büchel] had to leave the band because of chronological problems," WELTENBRAND writes on its web site. WELTENBRAND released its fifth album, "The End of the Wizard", in August via Napalm Records. The CD was issued as ...

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AFTER FOREVER Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Although there has been no official confirmation by the band or the label, Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal outfit AFTER FOREVER appears to have inked a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. An AFTER FOREVER page on the Nuclear Blast web site has been launched and is expected to be updated soon with details ...

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WOLFMOTHER Dominates Australia's ARIA AWARDS

WOLFMOTHER was a big winner at the Australian Recording Industry Awards (ARIA) gala in Sydney, capturing the "Best Rock Album" and "Best Group" awards. The band, which also scored the best breakthrough album award, marked the occasion with a performance at Sunday night's event that culminated with an onstage smash-up of their equipment, Billboard reported ...

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EVANESCENCE To Perform At New York City's Z100 JINGLE BALL

EVANESCENCE is among the artists that have been confirmed to perform at the annual Z100 Jingle Ball show, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Also scheduled to appear are NICK LACHEY, THE KILLERS, PUSSYCAT DOLLS, JOJO, THE FRAY, RIHANNA, NELLY FURTADO and RBD. "2006 has ...

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Former PENTAGRAM Guitarist To Pen Turkish EUROVISION SONG CONTEST Entry?

Turkish newspaper Hürriyet reports that Demir Demirkan, former guitarist for the Turkish metal band PENTAGRAM (now known internationally as MEZARKABUL to avoid confusion with an American doom metal band, though they are still known as PENTAGRAM in their home country), has been asked by the TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation) to compose the 2007 ...

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