August 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

BLESSED IN BLACK Confirm Singer's Departure

BLESSED IN BLACK, the new hard rock band featuring former NOTHINGFACE members Tom Maxwell (guitar), Jerry Montano (DANZIG, ex-THE DEADLIGHTS) and Tommy Sickles (drums), have confirmed the departure of singer Billy Keeton (ex-SKRAPE). Commented Montano in an online posting: "After over a year of hard work (on our end as a band), we have been ...

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FEAR FACTORY: 'Transgression' Fails To Live Up To Expectations

FEAR FACTORY's latest CD, "Transgression", sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 45 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially less than the first-week number registered by its predecessor, "Archetype", which sold 32,000 copies back in April ...

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Guitarist ALLEN WEST Quits OBITUARY

Guitarist Allen West has announced his departure from OBITUARY. West's exit from the group comes on the eve of OBITUARY's U.S. tour with NAPALM DEATH and Allen feels that the fans deserve no surprises when they don't see the band that they were expecting. Allen will concentrate fully on LOWBROW, whose revamped lineup consists of ...

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DISSECTION To Headline Germany's WINTERNOISE Festival

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have been confirmed as the headliners of Germany's Winternoise festival, set to take place January 28, 2006 in Osnabrück. DISSECTION will play "the last set ever in Germany based on old songs," the band write on their web site. "This will also be the last concert in Germany before the ...

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ENTER MY SILENCE Negotiating Record Deal

Finnish melodic death metallers ENTER MY SILENCE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Yeah, we're still alive... The reason it's been a while is that there basically hasn't been much going on to go public with... We finished recording the [second] album [at Studio Watercastle in Jyväskylä, Finland] back in February, ...

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ROADKILL Singer Dies Of Cancer

Singer Marco Hendriks of the Dutch heavy metal band ROADKILL passed away on August 16 at age 36. Hendriks was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. ROADKILL's debut album, "Merlin", was released in early 2005. The group had previously contributed to several compilations in addition to issuing an EP, "Pyramid", in 2001. For more information ...

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