December 2004 - Blabbermouth Archive

KISS: 'Gold' Best-Of Collection Due In January

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that KISS will review the first eight years of its recording career with "Gold", a two-CD best-of collection due for release on January 11. The album features 40 songs recorded between 1974 and 1982, including six live tracks — "Rock Bottom", "Cold Gin", "Rock And Roll All Nite", "Let Me ...

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LOSA: Debut Album Delayed

Dallas-based metalcore outfit LOSA have had the release date of their full-length debut, "The Perfect Moment" (Metal Blade Records), pushed back to March 2005 from the previously announced February. The album, which was mixed by Matthew Ellard (CONVERGE, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME) and mastered by Alan Douches (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, UNEARTH), contains "41 ...

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BELPHEGOR: New Album Release Pushed Back A Week

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have had the European release date of their fifth full-length album, "The Goatreich - Fleshcult" (Napalm Records), pushed back a week to February 28, 2005. The follow-up to last year's "Lucifer Incestus", "The Goatreich - Fleshcult" was recorded at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany and will be available in the ...

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BLITZKRIEG: In Pre-Production Mode

Legendary NWOBHM outfit BLITZKRIEG are currently in pre-production for their next studio CD, according to a posting on the group's official web site. The follow-up to 2002's "Absolute Power" will be recorded in early 2005 for a late spring/early summer release. More information will be made available soon. ...

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SODOM: South American/Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Legendary German thrashers SODOM will be embarking on a South American/Mexican tour in February/March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 18 - TBA (Brasil) @ TBA * Feb. 19 - Belo Horizonte/MG (Brasil) @ Lapa Multishow * Feb. 20 - São Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Direct TV Music Hall * Feb. 22 - Novo Hamburgo/RS (Brasil) ...

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SOULGRIND: New Album To Include Bonus DVD

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will include a bonus DVD with their upcoming album, "The Origins of the Paganblood", due on January 24, 2005 via France's Holy Records. The bonus disc will feature two old video clips ("Tearflower" and "Song Of Mantsi"), old demos, previously unreleased ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE To Star In 'The Vagina Monologues'

Sharon Osbourne is set to star in the next London production of raunchy play "The Vagina Monologues", according to Mirror.co.uk. The comedy — written by American Eve Ensler — features women talking about their intimate bits and has been a huge hit on Broadway and in the West End. If Sharon, 52, takes the part ...

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School Play Combines Humor And '80s Heavy Metal

Bernie Smith of Waltham, MA's Daily News Tribune is reporting that a fourth-year Brown Middle School math instructor wrote and is directing the school's latest play, "Thröw the Göat", billed as "a heavy metal, head-banging extravaganza." "Thröw the Göat" plays upon every cliche from 1980s' hard-rock culture — from warnings that listening to ...

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