January 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

Former DOKKEN Guitarist, LABYRINTH Singer Join Forces In HEADRUSH

HEADRUSH, the Italian hard rock band featuring ex-DOKKEN guitar wizard Alex De Rosso and LABYRINTH singer Roberto Tiranti, will release their debut album in Europe on March 21 via Frontiers Records (in Japan via King Records). The band's inception came about last summer when Alex started to write the material in collaboration with Pat Scalabrino, ...

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KAAMOS To Release New Album In February

Swedish death metallers KAAMOS will release their second full-length album, "Lucifer Rising", on February 28 via Candlelight/PHD. The follow-up to 2002's "Kaamos" was recorded at Berno Studio and is set to include the following track listing: 01. Black Revelation 02. Gnosticon 03. Inaugurating Evil 04. Theriomorphic Pandaemonium 05. Dark Void 06. Lucifer Rising 07. Sacrament ...

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STUCK MOJO Set Working Title For New Album

Reunited rap-metal pioneers STUCK MOJO have set "The Art of Tension" as the working title of their upcoming "comeback" CD, tentatively due in late 2005 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. With regards to the songwriting process for the new CD, guitarist Rich Ward had previously stated, "At this time I can't make any promises other than ...

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SLAYER Frontman TOM ARAYA Talks About DIMEBAG's Murder

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya recently spoke to KNAC.com 's Brian Davis about his upbringing and the murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows: KNAC.com: Jeff has his thing with war, and you have a kind of fascination with serial killers. What is it that ...

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VEHEMENCE Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Arizona-based death metallers VEHEMENCE have parted ways with longtime vocalist/lyricist Nathan Gearhart due to "family obligations," according to a press release. "[Nathan] will be missed, but at the same time we are excited to have some new blood in the band," the group said in a statement. "We are currently looking for someone who will ...

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KAYSER: Former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Frontman Signs New Record Deal

KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and Fredrik Finnander (ex-AEON), have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records. The band's sound is best described as "a mutation of BLACK SABBATH/MEGADETH/SLAYER with dips from different good bowls of classic and modern metal," according ...

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TERROR 2000 To Release New Album In June

TERROR 2000, the Swedish thrash metal band featuring Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK), Klas Ideberg (DARKANE), Nick Sword (EL MAGO), Erik Thyselius (CONSTRUCDEAD) and Dan Svensson (HATELIGHT), will enter the studio in March to record their third album, tentatively due in June via Italy's Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Faster Disaster" will contain "the most ...

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