February 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

TRADATE IRON FEST: Italian Bands Announced

Tradate Iron Fest's organizers have announced the Italian acts that will play the 2005 edition of the festival. Tradate Iron Fest is a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The Italian bands that will participate in the festival are as follows: ARKENEMY BATTLE RAM ELVENKING FIRE ...

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REPULSION Guitarist Says There Are No Plans For New Album

Guitarist Matt Olivo of the death metal/grindcore pioneers REPULSION recently gave an interview to France's Noiseweb zine about the group's status as one of the genre's originators and their future plans. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Noiseweb: You were, Scott [Carlson, bassist/vocalist] and you, former members of DEATH during some ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

NINE INCH NAILS will be performing exclusive shows in select cities across the United States in April and May of 2005 in support of their new release, "With Teeth". Newly confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Apr. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Apr. 30 ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Checks In From Europe

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "Well, the U.K./European tour ends tonight [Feb. 26] and what a great tour it has been. I have met so many of you and been able to put names to faces (with your help) and I ...

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NILE Part Ways With Bassist

NILE have parted ways with bassist Jon Vesano. "He has decided that he will stay at his day job, which was not mutually compatable with NILE's touring commitments, and work on his DARK MOON project on weekends/spare time," NILE mainman Karl Sanders writes on the group's web site. "Jon has emphasized that while he realizes ...

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NIGHTWISH Pick Up Five Awards At Finland's EMMA-GAALA

NIGHTWISH won five prizes at at the Emma-Gaala (Finnish Grammy Awards-equivalent), which were held Saturday (Feb. 26) at Kulttuuritalolla in Helsinki. According to a posting on the group's web site, the Tarja Turunen-fronted outfit took home the awards for Finland Metal Album Of The Year (for "Once"), Best Selling Album, Band Of The Year, Export-Emma ...

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DOPE STARS INC. Sign With TRISOL MUSIC GMBH

Italy's DOPE STARS INC. have inked a deal with Germany's Trisol Music Group GmbH, the well-known and respected label based in Dieburg already working with such successful acts like LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, L'AME IMMORTELLE, CHRISTIAN DEATH, CINEMA STRANGE, SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK, SAMSAS TRAUM, KIRLIAN CAMERA and SOPOR AETERNUS. DOPE STARS INC. have also signed a ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN Unveil New Lineup

BEFORE THE DAWN, the Finnish "dark metal" solo project of Tuomas Saukkonen, have revealed the lineup for their upcoming live performances. Joining Saukkonen in the new formation will be Juho Räihä (guitar; GLORIA MORTI, MY RAGE), Lars Eikind (bass, vocals; WINDS) and Aatu Mukka (drums; CAMORRA, DOWNTRODDEN). As previously reported, BEFORE THE DAWN have posted ...

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