April 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

ENTOMBED, GRAVE, GEHENNAH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ENTOMBED, GRAVE and GEHENNAH are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BALDROOM BLITZ BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE BULLET CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST CLOUDSCAPE ...

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NAUSEA Complete Work On New Demo

NAUSEA, the Los Angeles-based band featuring Oscar Garcia (TERRORIZER), original TERRORIZER bassist Alfred "Garvey" Estrada, Eric Castro (MAJESTY) and Vito Tagliente (EXCRUCIATING TERROR, BLOODY PHOENIX), have just finished recording a new four-song demo and are currently shopping it to labels. All interested parties can contact the group at www.myspace.com/nauseala. NAUSEA will be playing ...

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HELLOWEEN: Expanded Reissues Detailed

Six of HELLOWEEN's most interesting, transitional albums — "Walls Of Jericho", "Pink Bubbles Go Ape", "Chameleon", "Master Of The Rings", "The Time Of The Oath" and "Better Than Raw" — are being reissued as remastered, deluxe expanded edition CDs by Sanctuary Records on April 25, 2006. Bonus tracks include rare B-sides, remixes and live versions. ...

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SOULFLY Mainman Records New Collaboration With APOCALYPTICA

SOULFLY's web site has been updated with the following message: "Well, the European tour concluded last week, and with that said, what's up for SOULFLY next? More touring, of course! But until that resumes, in North America near the end of April, here's a recap of the things that happened on the recent massive club ...

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VENOM: New Live Photos Posted Online

British black metal pioneers VENOM performed at the Mean Fiddler in London on March 25, 2006. Check out pictures from Wire Image. As previously reported, VENOM's entire new album, "Metal Black", is available for streaming at MP3.com. Due in North America on April 4 via Sanctuary Records, the CD was mixed ...

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DOWNLORD Set Record Straight Regarding Drummer Situation

Despite rumors to the contrary, DOWNLORD — the Denmark-based death metal act featuring former members of BOLT THROWER/BENEDICTION, INIQUITY and SACRIFICIAL — will NOT be utilizing the services of drummer Reno Kiilerich (DIMMU BORGIR, VILE, PANZERCHRIST, DEW-SCENTED) for their upcoming dates as the support act for BOLT THROWER. "We did ask him, but he had ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Jams With DREAM THEATER In Connecticut

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following update: "Last Wednesday (March 29) Matt [Bachand, guitar], Jon [Donais, guitar] (and their ladies) and I headed out to Wallingford, CT to catch the DREAM THEATER 20th anniversary show!! As some of you might now, Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER drummer) invited Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) up on ...

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