June 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

SYSTEM OF A DOWN: The Show Must Go On

According to Australia's Undercover News, SYSTEM OF A DOWN went ahead with their headline performance at Festimad in Madrid, Spain on Saturday night (May 28) despite Mother Nature intervening. Hours before the performance, 60mph winds blew through the area and literally blew the canvas and metal roof right off the outdoor stage. The ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Tour Japan In November

MÖTLEY CRÜE will be embarking on a five-date tour of Japan in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 19 – Tokyo, JPN - Saitama Super Arena Nov. 20 - Tokyo, JPN - Saitama Super Arena Nov. 21 - Hiroshima, JPN - Sunplaza Nov. 23 - Osaka, JPN - Jo Hall Nov. 25 - Nagoya, ...

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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: AUDIOSLAVE, BRUCE DICKINSON, NILE, THE AGONY SCENE

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending May 31, 2005, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): AUDIOSLAVE - "Out of Exile": 263,291 (#1) BRUCE DICKINSON – "Tyranny of Souls": 5,647 (#180) NILE - "Annihilation of the Wicked": 5,018 THE AGONY SCENE ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Fantastic Four' Soundtrack Gets A Release Date

In addition to the new VELVET REVOLVER track entitled "Come On Come In", the upcoming "Fantastic Four" soundtrack, due July 5 on Wind-Up Records, will also include the solo debut of former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody, according to RollingStone.com. Moody's "Everything Burns", a duet with singer Anastacia, is the album's first single — and the ...

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SEPULTURA: On Vacation

According to a posting on SEPULTURA's official web site, the bandmembers are currently on vacation. "The guys decided to take a couple months to take care of their lives and then come back to get the DVD out and finish writing the new album," the posting adds. SEPULTURA's DVD shoot took place on April 3 ...

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SMAXONE: MNEMIC Side-Project To Release Debut Album In August

SMAXONE, the new Danish band featuring Michael Bøgballe (vocals) and Brian "Brylle" Rasmussen (drums) from MNEMIC and Casper Skafte (guitar) and Claus Lillelund (vocals) from ELOPA, have inked a deal with Scarlet Records. The group's debut album, "Regression", is scheduled for release in August. Commented Casper: "We have known Scarlet Records for a long time ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Teams Up With NEIL TURBIN On ANTHRAX Classic

The following update has been posted on singer Neil Turbin's (ex-ANTHRAX) official web site: "Neil Turbin's DEATHRIDERS were joined onstage Friday, May 27th, 2005 at Monterrey Metal Fest II 2005 official pre-party event held at Cafe Iguana, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico by noneother than Tim 'Ripper' Owens [ICED EARTH, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST]. Tim and ...

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CELTIC FROST Frontman Slams Germany's METAL HAMMER Magazine

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "So, Metal Hammer, one of Germany's most important magazines for heavy music, published a prominent news item on CELTIC FROST in their most recent issue. No, we have not yet distributed an official press release, nor has anyone from Metal ...

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OPETH Announce New Album Title

Sweden's OPETH have set "Ghost Reveries" as the title of their new album, tentatively due late summer via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2003's acoustic masterpiece, "Damnation", and OPETH's first disc in years without producer Steve Wilson, the album will include the following tracks, among others: "Ghost of Perdition", "The Baying of the Hounds" and ...

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MOONSPELL Resume Work On New Album, Continue Label Negotiations

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I reckon May was left out in blank yet nothing really exciting happened anyway besides a few gigs and assorted practises so nobody missed much, really. In any case as I just finished MOONSPELL's new calendar, filling all days up ...

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