May 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

DARK EMBRACE Enlist ATROCITY/LEAVES' EYES Drummer For Album Recordings

Spanish gothic/doom metallers DARK EMBRACE have recruited drummer Moritz Neuner (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES, DARKWELL) to lay down the drum tracks for their upcoming debut album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The CD will be recorded in August at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (CALLENISH CIRCLE, DEW-SCENTED, TANKARD, ...

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KONKHRA End Hiatus, Plan New Album, Live Appearances

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have issued the following update on their current activities: "We are calling off the break. We have been reduced to a trio as Kim [Mathieson, guitar] has left the band. We are going to continue as a three-piece but we will get someone to help fill in the blank spots live, ...

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WHITESNAKE: 'Gold Series' Compilation To Feature Unreleased Material, COVERDALE/PAGE Outtake

WHITESNAKE mainman David Coverdale is currently working with his former record label, Geffen Records, on putting together a "gold series" compilation of the band's musical highlights and some previously unreleased material, which may include a COVERDALE/PAGE album outtake entitled "Saccharine". In a recent interview with Doug Podell of Detroit's WRIF 101.1 FM, Coverdale stated, "I ...

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Former AMORPHIS Singer Officially Joins MANNHAI

Former AMORPHIS and current AJATTARA singer Pasi Koskinen has officially joined MANNHAI as the group's new vocalist. "This was a collective decision, and it has been clear for us since we hit the stage together for the first time in Berlin last April," MANNHAI write on their web site. "A natural solution, and even obvious, ...

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THERION, THRESHOLD, FREEDOM CALL Confirmed For PROGPOWER U.K. 2006

THERION, THRESHOLD, FREEDOM CALL, ORPHANED LAND and FIREWIND have been officially confirmed for the U.K. edition of the ProgPower festival, set to take place March 25, 2006 at The Centaur in Cheltenham. "Recognizing an upturn in the popularity of progressive and power metal here over the last few years, and offering a brand-new venue with ...

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