July 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

Vocalist CHITY SOMAPALA Quits FIREWIND

Vocalist Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO) has officially left FIREWIND due to "personal reasons." Somapala originally joined FIREWIND in early 2004 as the replacement for Stephen Fredrick. Chity appeared on the band's third disc, "Forged by Fire", which was produced by band leader/guitarist Gus G. and mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...

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LILLIAN AXE Announce New Album Title

LILLIAN AXE have set "Waters Rising" as the title of their new album. "The band is working on putting the final touches on the new CD," reads a posting on the group's web site. "No release date has been set just yet, but soon." In other news, in addition to being in LILLIAN AXE, bassist ...

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PARADISE LOST: New Tour Photos Posted Online

British metallers PARADISE LOST have opened a 2005 Tour Photo Gallery containing 140 photos sent in to the band by fans throughout the band's current tour. Check it out at this location. As previously reported, PARADISE LOST recently signed a licensing deal with Century Media Records to release the group's new self-titled album ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Sign With MADMAN RECORDS

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), along with Leigh Oates (vocals) and Aynsley Dickinson (drums), have inked a deal with Madman Records. The group's debut CD is scheduled for release in the U.K. on Monday, July 18. Madman Records ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Checks In From Europe

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White has posted the following message on his official web site: "The [YNGWIE MALMSTEEN European] tour is drawing to an end but I must let you all know how much fun we had at Graspop [Metal Meeting] in Belgium. The day was made up of a stellar performance from [YNGWIE J. ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Play 15-Minute Set At LIVE 8

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover has spoken to The Stamford Advocate about the group's appearance at the Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario later today. The show outside Toronto will be one of eight staged to raise awareness of poverty in Africa, in advance of next weekend's G8 summit, when the leaders of the world's ...

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