November 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

UNJUST: In Pre-Production Mode

San Francisco Bay Area's UNJUST are currently in pre-production for their much-anticipated fourth album, entitled "To Lose a Name". The band plan will once again work with producer/engineer Mark Keaton (MACHINE HEAD, ONE MAN ARMY, MR. T EXPERIENCE, KGB) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. An early 2006 release is expected. A demo version of ...

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MANATARK Complete Work On New Album

Estonian black metallers MANATARK have completed work on their third full-length album, "Crimson Hours", tentatively due in early 2006 via Metal Age Productions. "If you liked [2003's] 'Chaos Engine' [Metal Age Productions], then the new album is even more furious and punctual, making it undoubtedly the best MANATARK album yet!" the band write on their ...

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PRIMER BLACK Release Debut Single

PRIMER BLACK, the new band featuring Ron Kachnic (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN), Desmond Tolhurst (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN, HEAD TRAUMA), Shane Tierney (vocals; LEVIATHAN), Art Micewicz (bass; DIRTY BROWN EYE) and Jim Horan (drums; DIRTY BROWN EYE), have released their debut two-track single, entitled "Blood on the Headlights", on CD and seven-inch vinyl format via Seventh Level ...

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LEATHERWOLF Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Legendary Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF, whose current lineup includes vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, EUROPE, VICTORY, L.A. GUNS, ...

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GOD'S ARMY To Enter Studio This Weekend

GOD'S ARMY, the new band featuring former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross, bassist/vocalist John A.B.C. Smith (GALLOWS POLE, HALLOWED, AT VANCE), and guitarists Ian O'Sullivan (HALLOWED) and Don Amiro, will enter the studio in Germany on November 5 to begin recording their debut album, tentatively due in early 2006. The group describe their music as "a ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: DVD Preview Available

A live performance video of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's "A Bid Farewell" has been posted online at this location (Quicktime required). The clip comes off the group's forthcoming "(Set This) World Ablaze" DVD, due on November 22 via Roadrunner. The disc will feature live footage captured by director Lex Halaby (MUDVAYNE, CHIMAIRA) during the band's ...

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VANISHING POINT Comment On Bassist's Departure

Australian progressive metal band VANISHING POINT have issued the following statement regarding the recent departure of bassist Joe Del Mastro: "We were all deeply saddened and completely shocked when we all sat down for what was going to be just another normal and regular rehearsal. It was in a moment of confusion and laughter, because ...

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