February 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

TAPROOT: Teaser Site For New Album Launched

A teaser site for the new TAPROOT album, "Blue-Sky Research", has been launched at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "Welcome", "Blue-Sky Research" was produced by Michael Beinhorn in Los Angeles and features guest appearances by Billy Corgan (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS) and Stephen Carpenter (DEFTONES). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "So ...

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SCARVE To Record New Album Next Winter

France's SCARVE will enter the studio next winter to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Irradiant", tentatively due in early 2006. In other news, the band have postponed plans to have their debut album, "Translucence" (originally released in 2000), reissued in 2005 with a bonus DVD. "Preparing the bonus DVD is taking more time ...

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FUELBLOODED Announce New Guitarist

Dutch melodic death/thrash metallers FUELBLOODED (formerly SACRAMENTAL SACHEM) have announced the addition of guitarist Danny Tunker (ex-FORM) to the group's ranks. "Danny is a very talented musician and we expect him to add his touch to our sound!" the band write in a press release. "Right now we're rehearsing our asses off to be able ...

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BLOODBATH To Film WACKEN Performance For Upcoming DVD

Swedish death metallers BLOODBATH have posted the following message on their official web site: "Since this year's appearance at Wacken might not only be the first, but also the last gig for BLOODBATH, we've decided it will be shot for a future dvd release. Through who and when it will be released has yet to ...

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SHADOWS FALL And THE HAUNTED Lined Up For This Year's OZZFEST

Century Media recording artists SHADOWS FALL and THE HAUNTED have secured slots at this year's Ozzfest, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. SHADOWS FALL are expected to appear on the main stage while THE HAUNTED are said to be in the mix for the smaller second stage, which will apparently feature more non-rotating slots this summer ...

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THE RED CHORD: New Song Posted Online

Massachusetts-based metal/grind band THE RED CHORD have uploaded a new song, entitled "Antman", at this location. "Antman" comes off the group's sophomore full-length album, "Clients", due on May 17 via Metal Blade/Black Market Activities Records. "We're extremely excited to see how everyone is going to react to the 'Clients' disc," the band write ...

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Former ZWAN Drummer Says Opening For IRON MAIDEN Was A Mistake

ContactMusic.com is reporting that former ZWAN drummer Jimmy Chamberlain blames the band's fall from grace on their failure to capture a faithful following. Chamberlain — also a member of defunct outfit SMASHING PUMPKINS — admits ZWAN's decision to support heavy rockers IRON MAIDEN confused fans of their commercially-themed album "Mary Star of the Sea". He ...

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