January 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

SLIPKNOT Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL?

BBC Radio 1 "Rock Show" has reportedly announced that SLIPKNOT will be appearing at this year's Download Festival in Donington, U.K. SYSTEM OF A DOWN have already confirmed their participation in the festival, which will take place over the weekend of June 11-12. An official announcement regarding this year's lineup is expected to be made ...

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CANDLEMASS To Release Limited-Edition Singles Via VINYL MANIACS Label

Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will be issuing four seven-inch vinyl singles via the Vinyl Maniacs label during the coming weeks. The first single to be released is a limited-edition seven-inch featuring "Solitude" / "Crystal Ball" from the "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" album, to be followed by "At The Gallow's End" / "Samarithan" from the "Nightfall" album. ...

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RIOT To Utilize Session Singer For Spanish Festival Appearance

RIOT singer Mike DiMeo will be unable to accompany the band to the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival in late February due to his commitment with THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). As a result, RIOT guitarist Mark Reale has hired vocalist Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, ...

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RAUNCHY Split With NUCLEAR BLAST, Seek New Label Home

Denmark's RAUNCHY have officially split with Nuclear Blast Records after releasing two albums through the label (2002's "Velvet Noise" and 2004's "Confusion Bay"). "We would like to thank Nuclear Blast Records for their work regarding our two albums," the band said in a statement. "No further comments will be available. "We are now looking forward ...

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