April 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

No BLOODSIMPLE For OZZFEST

A spokesperson for Ozzfest has rejected as "false" a recent MTV.com report which indicated that BLOODSIMPLE — the New York-based band featuring former members of VISION OF DISORDER, DOWNSET and MEDICATION — were a favorite to fill one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage at this year's festival. As previously ...

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DON DOKKEN: 'We're Not Stuck In The '80s'

Don Dokken recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the new DOKKEN album, the upcoming DOKKEN DVD and his long-awaited solo album. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Antenna: How do you feel that fans has reacted to your album "Hell to Pay"? Don Dokken: "I think it's a good record. People said ...

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EPICA Enter Dutch Album Chart At No. 12

According to a post on EPICA's official web site, the band's sophomore album, "Consign to Oblivion", entered the official Dutch album chart at position No. 12 in its first week of release. The follow-up to 2003's "The Phantom Agony", "Consign to Oblivion" is available on Transmission Records. EPICA have been confirmed as the headliners of ...

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LEASH LAW Split Up

LEASH LAW, the Florida-based group featuring vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK), drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH), bassist Stephen Elder (ROB ROCK), and guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS), have officially split up. "With Richard Christy [ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH] becoming a permanent addition to 'The Howard Stern Show', recently ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Begin Mixing New Album

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have commenced the mixing process for their new album with producer Dan Swanö at a studio in Örebro, Sweden. The follow-up to 2003's "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" will feature a special guest appearance by EVERGREY bassist Michael Håkansson, who completed ...

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IN FLAMES: New Studio Photos Posted Online

New pictures from the guitar- and bass-recording sessions for the new IN FLAMES album in Gothenburg, Sweden have been posted online at the group's official web site, InFlames.com. Check them out at this location. IN FLAMES singer Anders Fridén recently told Nuclear Blast magazine that the upcoming album "will be more uptempo" and ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: Peoria Concert Filmed For Upcoming DVD?

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Chad Heilman has sent in the following message: "Just got home from the MÖTLEY CRÜE concert at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois on April 28th. They told us they were recording stuff for the upcoming DVD. Don't know if they are adding this footage to the ...

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