January 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

SOUL SIRKUS: European Tour Announced

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Virgil Donati, have lined up the following European dates in May: May 07 - Bradford, UK - Gods of Rock Festival May 08 - Sheffield, UK - The Corporation May ...

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GORGOROTH Complete Drum Tracks For New Album

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have completed the drum tracks for their new album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", at Lydriket Studios in Norway. "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" will contain eight tracks and is tentatively expected late spring/early summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label. GORGOROTH were most recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who released the band's last ...

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U.D.O. Cancel METAL FOREVER Appearance

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have cancelled their participation in the Metal Forever Festival due to the recent passing of AFM Records label founder Andreas "Henner" Allendörfer. AFM's current roster includes such acts as U.D.O., ANNIHILATOR, MASTERPLAN, AT VANCE and CIRCLE II CIRCLE. DESTRUCTION were in the process of ...

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'Ozzfest' Day Confirmed For England's DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

OZZY OSBOURNE's official web site has confirmed reports that this year's installment of England's Download Festival will include an Ozzfest day on Saturday, June 11, with Ozzy (and presumably Sharon) selecting the groups who will perform. Names in the rumor mill for Ozzfest day include VELVET REVOLVER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, MARILYN MANSON, GREEN DAY, and BLACK ...

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AEROSMITH Not Planning Any Public SUPER BOWL Activities

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that the members of AEROSMITH are backing their hometown New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, but don't expect to see them do anything in public. The band is in the midst of its year-long hiatus, so unlike years past, they won't be featured performers at the game. Lead guitarist ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Sophomore Album Due In March

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have set a March 29 release date through Escapi for their sophomore album, "Black Empire". "Everything is going as planned and we ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Tour Russia, Lithuania And Finland

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be performing gigs in Russia and Lithuania in late February and in Finland in May. The gigs will involve Graham's past works with RAINBOW, MSG and ALCATRAZZ, as well as his solo works, according to a posting on his web site. The dates ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: NAMM Photos Posted Online

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's official web site has been updated with several photos from the legendary Swedish guitarist's appearance at this year's NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention in Anaheim, California. Among the other musicians feature in the photos are Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, SOUL SIRKUS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) ...

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