October 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

METHUSALEM To Support BLAZE On European Tour

Dutch traditional metallers METHUSALEM have been confirmed as the support band for BLAZE on their upcoming tour in December. Commented BLAZE manager Neil Marklew: "We are really pleased that these guys are doing the dates in Europe with us in December. I feel sure they are going to appeal to many of the BLAZE fans ...

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GREEN CARNATION: Bassist STEIN ROGER SORDAL Rejoins The Fold

After a two-month adventure in Australia, bassist Stein Roger Sordal has rejoined Norway's GREEN CARNATION. Sordal will play all currently scheduled dates with the group following their trip to Finland in November. "I had a great time in Australia, that's for sure. But it was a long time to stay away from the band and ...

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DARK FUNERAL Working With DRAGON PRODUCTIONS

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have decided to let Dragon Productions handle all of our bookings in Europe. This means that they will also be in charge of booking our upcoming tour throughout Europe as well as any and all future European shows/tours. "Dragon ...

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MEGADETH's MUSTAINE Looking For Merchandise Ideas

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "I am very curious as to what intrigues y'all when flying colors for your favorite bands and what are some of the best merchandise ideas that you have even seen. This includes clothing as well as ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Discusses New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin will release his second solo album, "Scream", on November 18 via MTM Music. "Scream" features legendary drummer Cozy Powell (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE) on "Raising Hell" as well as songwriting contributions by another SABBATH member, Geoff Nicholls. Martin recently offered the following update on the new album to

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JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, DANZIG, STRATOVARIUS: More Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: U.S. Cellular Arena City/State: Milwaukee, Wis. Date: Oct. 1, 2005 Attendance: 3,698 Capacity: 8,605 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: State Theatre City/State: Portland, Maine Date: Oct. 4, 2005 Attendance: 817 Capacity: 1,750 ...

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KORPIKLAANI: New Tour Dates Announced

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Nov. 25 - Treibsand Club – Lübeck, GER Nov. 26 - CD Kaserne - Celle, GER Nov. 27 - Goudvishal – Arnhem, NETH Nov. 28 - Frontline – Gent, BEL Nov. 30 - Underground – Köln, GER Dec. 01 - Faust ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Checks In From The Road

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "As you all know, STRAPPING is hittin' the road. Actually, we've hit it. We're in Lawrence, Kansas tonight, as the 'Category 5-Fifteen Years of Fear' shitstorm blows into town. I am gonna do my best to document this ...

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