January 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

SKYLARK Compilation Due In February

Italian symphonic power metallers SKYLARK will issue a compilation, entitled "In the Heart of the Princess", through Scarlet Records in February. Conceived to celebrate the band's 10-year anniversary, this double "best of" includes all the major SKYLARK hits chosen by Japanese fans after a web poll. There also will be two brand new songs, "Mt. ...

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TIGERTAILZ To Reissue Early Classics Through SANCTUARY

TIGERTAILZ, the Welsh band that would prove to be Britain's only real serious contenders in the '80s glam rock stakes, have secured a record deal with Sanctuary Records for the reissue of their classic "Bezerk" and "Banzai" albums. The release dates are scheduled for May/June this year and both albums will have new artwork done ...

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THE DARKNESS To Clean Up Their Act For DESERT ROCK Performance

ContactMusic.com is reporting that British rockers THE DARKNESS have been ordered to clean up their act for a performance in Dubai. Frontman Justin Hawkins has been warned that swearing and wearing his trademark catsuit would deeply offend the Muslim audience at the Desert Rock Festival in the United Arab Emirates. A source says, "Because of ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's 'Suicide Messiah' Debuts At No. 1

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's new single, "Suicide Messiah", is No. 1 most added at both Active and Mainstream Rock formats. This week's adds include monster rock stations WRIF/Detroit, MI and KUPD/Phoenix, AZ. Many stations added the single early, including the huge WAAF/Boston, MA and KISW/Seattle, WA. The video for "Suicide Messiah" is currently wrapping production and ...

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MEGADETH Bassist Switches To ESP Guitars

MEGADETH bassist James MacDonough has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "Recently I've come to the decision to switch over to ESP guitars. This is a result of repeated headaches I've received from dealing with my old company. There just seems to be too much on their ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Announce Major Multi-Act Summer Tour

According to MTV.com, MÖTLEY CRÜE's scheduled appearance on NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly" was cancelled following last week's announcement by NBC/Universal president Jeff Zucker that the CRÜE are banned from the network as a result of singer Vince Neil's dropping of the f-bomb on Jay Leno's live New Year's Eve show. The band's management ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Catalog To Generate $100 Million For SANCTUARY

According an article in the U.K.'s The Times, Sanctuary Music Group said that it expected to generate about £50 million (approx. $94 million) from exploiting GUNS N' ROSES hits through film soundtracks, cover versions and their use in advertisements. Sanctuary announced earlier in the week that it had acquired the publishing rights to GUNS N' ...

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DARKANE: Release Date Set For 'Layers Of Lies'

Nuclear Blast Records has set a June 27 European release date for the new CD from Swedish thrashers DARKANE, entitled "Layers of Lies". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Secondary Effect", "Fading Dimensions", "Organic Canvas", "The Creation Insane" and the projected title track. A video for "Secondary Effect" will be filmed during the ...

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