June 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

ALLELE Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

ALLELE — the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick — have parted ways with vocalist Wally Wood. The band's statement on the matter reads as follows: "OK, so well now I'd imagine everyone pretty much knows what is going on. We would have preferred to make an ...

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SHAPE OF DESPAIR To Appear On 'Entering The Levitation' Compilation

Finnish doom/death metallers SHAPE OF DESPAIR, the band featuring ex-AMORPHIS/current AJATTARA singer Pasi Koskinen, has entered Hellhole studio in Helsinki to begin recording a song called "Aether" for the forthcoming "Entering the Levitation - A Tribute to Skepticism" album. The CD will be released through the Polish record label Foreshadow. SHAPE OF DESPAIR's self-titled album ...

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KHOMA: Swedish Festival Appearances Announced

KHOMA (formerly KOMA) — the Swedish band featuring members of CULT OF LUNA, THE PERISHERS, and the DEPORTEES — have lined up the following Swedish festival appearances during July: Jul. 06 - Sundsvalls Gatufest Jul. 07 - Metaltown (Göteborg) Jul. 08 - Peace and Love (Borlänge) Jul. 15 - Arvikafestivalen Jul. 22 - Trästock (Skellefteå) ...

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SILENT FORCE Frontman Begins Laying Down Vocals For New CD

SILENT FORCE frontman D.C. Cooper (ex-ROYAL HUNT) has finally producer Dennis Ward's new studio in Bruchsal, Germany to begin laying down the vocals for the group's fourth album, "Walk the Earth", tentatively due in October via AFM Records. The guitars, bass and keyboards for the new CD were laid down at Guitars from Hell studio ...

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FINNTROLL To Support SODOM In Europe

Finland's FINNTROLL will support German thrashers SODOM on the following European dates in December: Dec. 26 - (NL) Amsterdam - Melkweg Dec. 27 - (D) Osnabrück-Georgsmarienhütte - Eventcenter B 51 Dec. 28 - (D) Bochum - Zeche Dec. 29 - (B) Antwerp - Hof Ter Loo Dec. 30 - (D) Karlsruhe - Substage Dec. 31 ...

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'The Realm Of Napalm Records' DVD Collection To Arrive In July

Napalm Records has set a July 28 release date for the DVD collection entitled "The Realm of Napalm Records". According to a posting on the label's web site, the disc will contain "over 140 minutes of music videos, live cuts, and special features from the likes of LEAVES' EYES, LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE, ATROCITY, KORPIKLAANI, MIDNATTSOL, ELIS, ...

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AEROSMITH, CHEAP TRICK Members Pay Tribute To American Football

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, CHEAP TRICK star Rick Nielsen and members of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's E STREET BAND have formed a supergroup with country maverick Hank Williams Jr. to pay tribute to American football. The unnamed group, which also features fiddler CHARLIE DANIELS and THE ROOTS star ?uestlove, has ...

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