July 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

METALLICA Music Tones Introduced By SPRINT

Sprint and Warner Bros. Records today announced that Sprint is the first wireless carrier to offer the songs of rock-music legends METALLICA as ringers. Sprint customers will have an exclusive opportunity to personalize their mobile phones with METALLICA's music by downloading Music Tones — ringers made from actual clips of the band's songs — direct ...

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BIRD OF PREY To Collaborate With Guitarist JIMI BELL

BIRD OF PREY, the project fronted by vocalist Kyle Michaels, has announced a collaboration with acclaimed guitarist Jimi Bell. Jimi will contribute to forthcoming releases in the form of guitar work and collaborative writing. Having played for the likes of METAL CHURCH's David Wayne and AFM recording artist Rob Rock, Jimi has more than his ...

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CONFESSOR Seek Actress For Upcoming Video

Reunited progressive doom-metal legends CONFESSOR are looking for an actress to perform in the group's upcoming music video. "The actress must be available for one, possibly two days of filming in September in the Raleigh, NC area," the band write in a press release. "The person will be playing the part of a junkie, so ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Perform Acoustically On VH1 CLASSIC

JUDAS PRIEST's Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford and K.K. Downing performed two songs acoustically for an upcoming VH1 Classic appearance, set to air on Saturday, July 16 at noon and again at midnight EST. As previously reported, PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton told ABC ePrep that the band's upcoming live DVD, featuring footage from their recent shows ...

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SUSPERIA: 'Devil May Care' EP Due Later In The Year

SUSPERIA, the extreme melodic metal band from Norway, will release a special-edition EP entitled "Devil May Care", later in the year via Tabu Recordings. The EP is expected to contain some of the cover songs that the group have occasionally been performing at selected shows, including "Lack of Comprehension" (originally recorded by DEATH), "Wild Child" ...

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KHOLD Sign With TABU RECORDINGS

Norwegian cult black metallers KHOLD have inked a deal with Tabu Recordings. The group are currently completing work on their fourth album, tentaively due in October. KHOLD's third album, "Morke Gravers Kammer", was released last year via Candlelight Records. Recorded in Norway and completed following the band's 2003 European tour with SATYRICON, "Morke Gravers Kammer" ...

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DEEP PURPLE Frontman Comments On LIVE 8 Concert

DEEP PURPLE lead singer Ian Gillan has told the Edmonton Sun that didn't hesitate to join the Live 8 lineup after he had sorted out the logistics of appearing. He does, however, tend to differ slightly from the views of Live Aid and Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof. "It's not so much the overall thing, ...

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