March 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

CONFESSOR Sign With SEASON OF MIST

Season of Mist has announced the signing of the progressive doom-metal legends, CONFESSOR. Emerging from over a decade of hibernation, the band has returned to form, hungrier and more focused than ever. Once dubbed "The world's most obstinately technical metal band," CONFESSOR will again continue to make the words "heavy" synonymous with "progressive" and "provocative" ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Singer Lays Down Vocals For PLACE VANDAME Project

Former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske has accepted an offer to sing for a project called PLACE VANDAME. The project, which is headed up by Frontiers Records owner Serafino Perugino, has finished recording 11 songs, which are said to follow an "AOR" sound, "comparable to bands like FOREIGNER or JOURNEY." Michael reportedly had a lot of ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: New Album Release Date, Track Listing Announced

Firebox Records has set an August 24 European release date for as-yet-untitled second album from Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN. A single, "Forgive Her", will be released on April 13 exclusively in Finland. In addition to the nine-minute title track, the single features a cover version of the CANDLEMASS classic "Solitude", with Magister ...

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HELLOWEEN: 'Mrs. God' Single Details Revealed

German power metallers HELLOWEEN have changed their minds and have now selected the track "Mrs. God" as the first single from their upcoming album. The single will be released on July 4, while the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2003's "Rabbit Don't Come Easy" (Nuclear Blast Records) will follow a few weeks later from SPV Records. Apart ...

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LEGACY Sign With VALHALLA RECORDS

Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit LEGACY, founded by bass ace Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD), has inked a deal with U.K.'s Valhalla Records. The label will re-master and release LEGACY's debut CD with new artwork, bonus tracks as well as future releases through this agreement. Marten Andersson will be starting to work on ...

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LINKIN PARK Singer To Perform At Club Tattoo Anniversary Show

LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington and ORGY guitarist Ryan Shuck are among the musicians set to perform at a May 21 bash celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Club Tattoo in Tempe, Arizona, according to MJI. Other scheduled performers at the Acme Roadhouse (855 S. Rural Road in Tempe) include Mike Cheese Brown (TSOL), Sean Dowdell ...

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