December 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

IN FLAMES: More U.S. Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for IN FLAMES' upcoming North American headlining tour in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Come Clarity". Support at the shows will come from Orlando's TRIVIUM, California's DEVILDRIVER and Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO. The dates are as follows Jan. 25 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre Jan. 26 - Las ...

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RUSH Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

Canadian rock legends RUSH will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, December 14. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check ...

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ANTHRAX: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been added to ANTHRAX's upcoming headlining tour, with GOD FORBID, SWORN ENEMY and MANNTIS as support. The dates so far are as follows: Jan. 06 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live Jan. 07 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre Jan. 08 - Hartford, CT Webster Theatre Jan. 10 - Allentown, ...

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PRIMORDIAL Confirmed for Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

Irish metal titans PRIMORDIAL have been confirmed for the 2006 instalment of Ireland's Day of Darkness festival. The fifth edition of Ireland's only international metal festival will take place in Ballylinan, Co Laois on Saturday July 8, 2006. The event brings together bands from Ireland's thriving domestic metal scene with a number of their ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: New Album To Be Produced By HELLACOPTERS' ANDERSSON

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have tapped THE HELLACOPTERS frontman/ex-ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson to produce their upcoming CD, tentatively due late spring 2006 via BMG. The upcoming collaboration will mark the first time that BACKYARD BABIES guitarist Dregen and Andersson have worked together since THE HELLACOPTERS' "Payin' the Dues" CD in 1997. BACKYARD BABIES' most recent full-length ...

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DREAMLAND: 'Fade Away' Video Posted Online

Swedish metallers DREAMLAND, who were discovered and produced by Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND) and Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL), have uploaded their video for the track "Fade Away" at this location (video pops up in separate window). The song comes off the group's full-length debut, "Future's Calling", which was released last week via Dockyard 1, ...

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VENOM To Release 'Metal Black' In March

British black metal pioneers VENOM have set "Metal Black" as the title of their new studio album, due in March 2006 via Castle Records/Sanctuary Group. According to an official press release, "Metal Black" "sees original founder band member Cronos creating a new masterpiece of metal together with [drummer] Antton and [guitarist] Mykvs. With 14 brand ...

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THE GATHERING Singer On New Album: 'We Are Now On A Roll'

THE GATHERING frontwoman Anneke van Giersbergen has offered the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new studio album: "Yet another note from the church. We are now on a roll and we are very pleased to let you know the songs are getting shaped up to a fine level of quality! "Some ...

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NORTHER Announce New Drummer

Finnish metallers NORTHER have announced the addition of drummer Heikki Saari (VIRTUOCITY) to the group's ranks. As previously reported, NORTHER have lined up the following dates in February/March: Feb. 25 - Kuopio, FIN - Henry´s Pub Mar. 10 - Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia NORTHER have set "Till Death Unites Us" as the title of their ...

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No, EMPEROR Is Not Playing California This Weekend

According to Pollstar.com, "EMPEROR" will be performing this Saturday, December 3 at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California ahead of their two-night stint in New York City next July. However, further research shows this particular "EMPEROR" to be the self-proclaimed "Southern California's Premier Classic Rock Band" who released their self-titled debut album ...

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