February 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

IRON MAIDEN To Headline Hungary's SZIGET Festival

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will headline the main stage of Sziget festival on August 12 in Budapest, Hungary. To tie in with forthcoming 2008 release on DVD of the classic "Live After Death" concert video, this tour, aptly entitled the Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour '08, will revisit the band's incredible ...

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M.ILL.ION: New Album Title Revealed

Swedish rockers M.ILL.ION are currently mixing their new album, "Thrill Of The Chase", at Bohus Studio studios with Tobias Lindell. A late May release via Germany's Metal Heaven is expected. Commented band founder B.J Laneby: "How does it sound? Hmm, 'melodies and muscles' might be one way to put it. I don't think you will ...

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SACRED DAWN Signs With NIGHTMARE RECORDS

Nightmare Records has announced the signing of SACRED DAWN, one of Chicago, Illinois' premiere power/prog metal bands. The group's debut album, "Gears of the Machine…A New Beginning", will be released on April 1. "All of us with SACRED DAWN would like to thank Nightmare for this opportunity to join a very talented and remarkable family ...

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CLOUDSCAPE, ANUBIS GATE Confirmed For PROGPOWER SCANDINAVIA

CLOUDSCAPE and ANUBIS GATE are the first two confirmed bands for the second edition of the ProgPower Scandinavia festival, set to take place October 31 and November 1 at The Rock in Copenhagen, Denmark. The world-renowned ProgPower festival is a concept that began eight years ago in Holland, when the first ProgPower Europe festival took ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Address IEG's 25th Annual Sponsorship Conference

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be one of the keynote speakers at IEG's 25th annual conference on sports, entertainment, event, experience, affinity and cause marketing, set to take place from March 16 to 19, 2008 in Chicago. Simmons, musician, marketer and empire builder, who created and maintains the KISS global brand juggernaut, will discuss how ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Associate Says Singer Was 'Very Alert' After Learning Of DIMEBAG Shooting

Ross Karpelman, occasional DOWN collaborator (as the group's studio keyboardist) and longtime associate of former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, has responded to recent comments made by late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's girlfriend of 20 years, Rita Haney, regarding Anselmo's alleged responsibility for Dimebag's murder. In a posting on the ...

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