April 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

OZZFEST's 'Real' Mystery Band Unveiled: JOURNEY?

If you have been wondering which group photo the "mystery band" picture on Ozzfest.com was based on, the unofficial Ozzfest web site Ozzfest.qrow.com has found the answer. Since initially unveiling the festival's hard-hitting 2005 lineup back on March 15, the Ozzfest organizers have been using an ominous band silhouette — five dudes sporting ...

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AMEN Postpone U.K. Tour

AMEN have been forced to postpone their previously announced U.K. tour due to "an old stage injury that has gone untreated for some time" which "has ruptured and caused Casey [Chaos, vocals] to almost lose his life," according to a post on the band's official web site. "We are all very shaken up right now," ...

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TAPROOT: New Album Due In August

Velvet Hammer/Atlantic has reportedly set an August 16 release date for the new TAPROOT album, entitled "Blue-Sky Research". The follow-up to 2002's "Welcome", "Blue-Sky Research" was produced by Michael Beinhorn in Los Angeles and features guest appearances by Billy Corgan (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS) and Stephen Carpenter (DEFTONES). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "So ...

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AETERNUS Announce New Session Guitarist

Norwegian "dark metallers" AETERNUS have acquired a new session guitarist by the name of Dreggen. "He will work with us and basically be there for us when we will do gigs in the future," stated mainman Ares in an online posting. AETERNUS recently spent time at Grieghallen Studios in Norway recording their new album, "Hexaeon", ...

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GORATORY, FLESHLESS, SKINNED To Team Up For European Tour

GORATORY, FLESHLESS, SKINNED and DESECRATION will be teaming up for the Devastation And Inebriation Over Europe 2005 tour beginning in early May. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 11 - Brooklyn Club – Brno, CZR May 13 - Skull Crusher Club – Dresden, GER May 14 - Kulturwurk 118 – Sursee, SWI May ...

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