April 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

IN BATTLE Sign With NOCTURNAL ART PRODUCTIONS

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have inked a deal with Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records for the release of their fourth album, "Kingdom of Fear", tentatively due this fall. The follow-up to 2004's "Welcome to the Battlefield" (Cold/Metal Blade Records) will be recorded late summer. "Welcome to the Battlefield" was recorded at Courthouse Studio in ...

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SUFFOCATION Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

SUFFOCATION and SILENT OVERDRIVE have been confirmed for the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 25-26 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CRIMINAL DISMEMBER GOD DETHRONED GOREFEST HEARSE JACK SLATER JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE KORPIKLAANI LEGION OF THE DAMNED ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD ...

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NIGHTINGALE To Play Russia This Month

NIGHTINGALE, the Swedish progressive-metal band headed by Dan Swanö, are scheduled to perform at the B2 club in Moscow, Russia on April 23. As previously reported, NIGHTINGALE have set "White Darkness" as the title of their new album, tentatively due later in the year. About 75 percent of the material for the forthcoming CD was ...

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DISTURBED: More North American Dates Announced

Launch Radio Networks reports: DISTURBED has begun lining up tour dates for May and June, both in the U.S. and Canada. The group has recently been on a break so that singer David Draiman could recover after straining his voice. Draiman told Launch that he ruptured a capillary on his vocal chords after pushing his ...

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GRIND INC. To Release Second Album In June

German brutal death metallers GRIND INC. will release their second full-length album, entitled "Inhale the Violence", on May 25 via Morbid Records. The CD was recorded at Ezy studios in Krefeld, Germany and the artwork was created by Deather of In Deed Hell, who was also responsible for the artwork on the band's ...

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ABDULLAH Named 'Best Local Metal Band' By Cleveland's FREE TIMES

Cleveland doom rockers ABDULLAH have been honored as the "Best Local Metal Band" in the annual Free Times music awards for 2006. The Cleveland Free Times is the big weekly entertainment publication in Northeastern Ohio, along with long-standing rival Scene magazine, and past winners of this award have included CHIMAIRA, RINGWORM and MUSHROOMHEAD. ABDULLAH took ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Collaborating With Hip-Hop Producer PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams has confirmed to Billboard.com that he is collaborating with VELVET REVOLVER on their sophomore RCA album, tentatively due later in the year. Williams is also working with VR frontman Scott Weiland on a song titled "Happy", which will likely appear on Weiland's second solo album. Williams confirmed the projects with Billboard.com ...

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Ex-MARDUK Frontman: REBELANGELS Is 'Recharged, Remade, Unleashed!!'

Former MARDUK frontman Legion (a.k.a. Erik Hagsted) has issued the following update on REBELANGELS, his California-based project also featuring ex-MARDUK bassist B.War (a.k.a. Roger "Bogge" Svensson): "OK, we're back! After all the twists and turns of last year struggling to put together something fresh and different after MARDUK with numerous setbacks and mind jobs it ...

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