April 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

SATYRICON: Songwriting Update

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have posted the following message on their official web site: "Continuing the new way of writing and working on song arragements in remote places, Satyr just returned from another session held in a cabin by the sea on Norway's second biggest populated island. Now we are preparing for a test-recording for ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Confirmed For U.S. INDIE BAND & FILM EXPO

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has been confirmed to play at the U.S. Indie Band & Film Expo, set to take place Aug. 19-23 in Beaumont, TX. Steven's band ADLER'S APPETITE will headline the evening of August 20 along with ELEMENT 80 and KEVIN MARTIN & THE HIWATTS. Ticket pre-sale begins April 22 ...

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It's Official: MAYHEM's HELLHAMMER To Play On New DIMMU BORGIR Album

A representative at DIMMU BORGIR's management company, Dirk Zeiser of Direct Management, has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that MAYHEM's Jan Axel Blomberg (a.k.a. Hellhammer) will play on the next DIMMU BORGIR CD as a session drummer (as first reported here on March 30). The Norwegian symphonic black metallers had previously utilized the services of NILE's Tony ...

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HELLOWEEN Schedule Finnish Tour Dates

German power metallers HELLOWEEN have scheduled three dates in Finland in late November as part of their European tour in support of their upcoming album. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 18 - Zlin, CZR @ Novesta vanue Nov. 19 - Pardubice, CZR @ Duhova Arena Nov. 20 - Plzen, CZR @ Locomotiva ...

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ANCIENT Drummer Auditioning For FIRE TRAILS

ANCIENT drummer Diego "GroM" Meraviglia will shortly begin "trial rehearsals" with FIRE TRAILS to see if he will become the band's new official drummer. FIRE TRAILS is the group that was born out of the ashes of the classic Italian hard rock band VANADIUM, featuring the charismatic singer Pino Scotto. As previously reported, ANCIENT have ...

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DOOMSWORD Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Italian "epic metallers" DOOMSWORD have parted ways with guitarist Alessio "Sacred Heart" Berlaffa. The split is said to be amicable and the band are currently seeking a suitable replacement. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] DOOMSWORD's third album "Let Battle Commence" was released in September 2003 via Dragonheart Records. The band are currently ...

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BENEDICTION, GOD DETHRONED, ROTTING CHRIST Confirmed For Austria's DEVIL DAYS Festival

The final billing has been announced for the Devil Days open-air festival, set to take place June 10-11 in Sankt Leonhard am Forst, Austria. Confirmed acts are as follows: AGATHODAIMON ARS MORIENDI BENEDICTION BITTERNESS CASKET GARDEN CRIMINAL CRUSADE DARK FORTRESS DARKFALL DEMOLITION DISASTER K.F.W. FINAL BREATH FROSTMOON ECLIPSE GOD DETHRONED GODDAMNED X GOREROTTED INFESTIGATION MY ...

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