April 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

KORN Guitarist Says Band Is Planning 'Kornfest' For This Summer

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN will complete its current North American tour tomorrow (Tuesday, April 4) in Toronto, but the band has already announced that it will return for another trek this summer. Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer told Launch that the group has some big plans in mind. "We're trying to put together something similar ...

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METALLICA Lend Voices To Another Cartoon Series

According to a posting at TV.com, METALLICA members James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett have lent their voices to another cartoon series, titled "Death Clock Metalocalypse". Brendon Small, known for the series "Home Movies", co-created "Death Clock Metalocalypse" about a Norwegian heavy metal band called DEATHKLOK. Although they rock to the top of the ...

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VINNIE PAUL Doesn't Rule Out REBEL MEETS REBEL Tour

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul recently spoke to MTV.com about the upcoming debut album from REBEL MEETS REBEL — a collection of a dozen tracks of countrified metal featuring controversial country singer David Allan Coe and the guitar prowess of Paul's late brother, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. "It's something that me and Dime really ...

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BLINDED COLONY Sign With PIVOTAL ROCKORDINGS

Swedish metallers BLINDED COLONY have inked a deal with Pivotal Rockordings. The band will enter Sound Palace Studios later this month to begin the recording process for their sophomore effort. A late 2006 release is expected. BLINDED COLONY was formed in 2000 by guitarists Johan Blomström and Tobias Olsson, and vocalist Niklas Svensson. In 2003, ...

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KATATONIA: New Single To Feature Exclusive Bonus Material

Sweden's KATATONIA have selected the track "Deliberation" as the second single from their new album, "The Great Cold Distance". Due on May 15, the single will also include two new exclusive tracks: a complete remake of "In the White", now stripped down with acoustic guitars in a contemporary approach for a true urban lullaby sound; ...

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8THSIN Announce New Album Title

8THSIN, the project led by IT (a.k.a. Tony Särkkä; WAR, ABRUPTUM, OPHTHTALAMIA, VONDUR), have set "Cosmogenesis" as the title of their third album, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded later in the year. One songtitle has surfaced so far: "The Plumed Serpent". According to a posting on the band's web site, "each song will ...

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M.ILL.ION: Guitarist JONAS HERMANSSON Rejoins The Fold

Gothenburg, Sweden-based hard rockers M.ILL.ION have been rejoined by guitarist Jonas Hermansson. Commented founding member B.J Laneby: "It took only one rehearsal to understand that we belong together. All five of us in the same room create that special chemistry you can´t explain or buy for money. Jonas has been away in Australia for some ...

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OUTBURST Sign To BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

Dutch metallers OUTBURST — who are said to be musically similar to such acts as SHADOWS FALL, THE HAUNTED, TESTAMENT, CARCASS and EXODUS — have inked a deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records. The group's debut album, "Fair and Balanced", is scheduled for release in June. "Fair and Balanced" was recorded at Double Noise studio ...

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