December 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

MÖTLEY CRÜE Recall Last New Year's Eve Controversy

Launch Radio Networks reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE will welcome 2006 with a New Year's Eve show tomorrow (Saturday, December 31) in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It was last New Year's Eve that frontman Vince Neil uttered the F-word on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno", setting off a firestorm of reaction that included threats of fines ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN, ROB BALDUCCI To Team Up For Exclusive NAMM Gigs

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (formerly of POISON and MR. BIG) will team up with Favored Nations (Steve Vai's label) shredder Rob Balducci for two exclusive NAMM gigs in the Los Angeles area. Kotzen and Balducci toured the U.K. together in 2004 and are doing two exclusive sets yet again. The first gig will be Thursday, January ...

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YYRKOON: 'Unealthy Opera' Track Listing Revealed

French thrash/death metallers YYRKOON have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Unealthy Opera", due on February 20, 2006 via Osmose Productions. The follow-up to 2004's "Occult Medicine" was recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark and features a guest appearance by KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque on the song "Horror from the Sea". ...

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Christian Rap-Rock Meets Hasidic Reggae On New P.O.D. Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: P.O.D.'s new album, "Testify", features a guest appearance by rising reggae star MATISYAHU on two songs, "Roots in Stereo" and "Strength of My Life". The collaboration between a Christian rap-rock band and a Hasidic reggae performer may seem strange to the outside world, but P.O.D. singer Sonny Sandoval told Launch it ...

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Former THE CROWN Frontman To Guest On New DECOMPOSED CRANIUM Album

Vocalist Johan Lindstrand (ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, ex-THE CROWN) has recorded a guest appearance on the third album from Austrian death metallers DECOMPOSED CRANIUM. Entitled "Death Roulette", the CD is scheduled for release next year via an as-yet-undetermined label. The follow-up to 2004's "Caged in Chaos" contains "13 tracks of sheer death/thrash ...

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OBITUARY Schedule Dublin In-Store

Floridian death metal legends OBITUARY will conduct an in-store signing session at Sentinel Records (5 Cope Street, Temple Bar) in Dublin, Ireland on January 9 beginning at 5:00 p.m. OBITUARY are scheduled tp play the Temple Bar Music Centre along with SAMAEL the same night. For more information, visit www.sentinelrecords.com. As previously reported, ...

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TRASHLIGHT VISION To Release Debut Album In March

TRASHLIGHT VISION, the new band featuring MURDERDOLLS guitarist Acey Slade, will release their debut album, entitled "Alibis and Ammunition", in Europe on March 13, 2006 via Undergroove Records. Japanese and North American release dates for the CD have yet to be announced. TRASHLIGHT VISION recently uploaded three tracks from "Alibis and Ammunition" at

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