July 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

BANG YOUR HEAD Festival Photos Posted Online

Hungary's HardRock.hu webzine has uploaded a hundred photos taken at last month's Bang Your Head festival, which took place in Balingen, Germany. The festival included performances from such artists as MORGANA LEFAY, EXCITER, KAMELOT, KROKUS, DESTRUCTION, AMON AMARTH, DORO, U.D.O., GAMMA RAY, and SAXON, among others. Check out the pictures at this location. ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE Complete Work On Debut Album

Sweden-based metal sextet SONIC SYNDICATE (formerly FALLEN ANGELS) have completed work on their debut album, "Eden Fire", at StudioMega (THE CROWN, BESEECH) in Varberg, Sweden for an August 30 release via Florida's Pivotal Rockordings. Online mailorder will be provided by Century Media Records mailorder, The End Records, and Interpunk, among others. An MP3 of the ...

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SEPULTURA: New Album To Surface In Early 2006

SPV Records has pushed back the projected release date of the new SEPULTURA album to early 2006. As previously reported, SEPULTURA's upcoming CD will be based on the "The Divine Comedy", widely considered the greatest epic poem of Italian literature, and one of the greatest of world literature. SEPULTURA's last album, "Roorback", was issued in ...

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DECAPITATED Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED have parted ways with vocalist Sauron. "His position in the band is going to be taken over by Covan, a previous member of ATROPHIA RED SUN," DECAPITATED write on their web site. "He is going to take part in the recording of the new album and the forthcoming gigs of the ...

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KORN Bassist To Guest On DMC's Solo Album

KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu and Kid Rock are among the confirmed guests on the upcoming solo album from Darryl McDaniels (a.k.a. DMC), formerly one-third of the legendary band RUN-DMC, which has sold more than 30 million albums and singles worldwide. Entitled "Checks, Thugs and Rock 'n Roll", the CD will feature additional guest appearances ...

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KORPIKLAANI Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK Festival

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI are among the first acts confirmed for Germany's Ragnarök festival, set to take place April 7-8, 2006 at Stadthalle Lichtenfels (near Bamberg). The festival billing is shaping up as follows: CREATURE (black metal, Germany) EQUILIBRIUM (viking/folk metal, Germany) KORPIKLAANI (folk metal, Finnland) XIV DARK CENTURIES (pagan metal, Germany) Many more local ...

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AFTERMATH Split With ESCAPE MUSIC

New Jersey-based melodic hard rockers AFTERMATH have formally announced their split with U.K. label Escape Music. "Following the completion of recording for the second album 'Undone', Escape had decided that the newer material was not something they felt fit into their future," states drummer Marc Chandler. "We fully enjoyed our association with Escape and are ...

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