December 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

THE ACACIA STRAIN's '3750' To Be Released On Vinyl

THE ACACIA STRAIN's "3750" album will be released on limited-edition 12" vinyl. The LP is being issued by Spare Change Records, via a licensing deal with Prosthetic, and it will be limited to 200 copies on black and clear and 800 copies on black. The black-and-clear version will be hand-numbered and there will be a ...

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THE FINAL BURDEN Sign With THORP RECORDS

Southern California metalcore act THE FINAL BURDEN have inked a deal with Thorp Records. "After a long time look at various labels we decided to go with Thorp because of the hard work and attitude coming from the label," the band write in a statement. "The owner Andy is an amazing guy and really seems ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Recall Last New Year's Eve Controversy

Launch Radio Networks reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE will welcome 2006 with a New Year's Eve show tomorrow (Saturday, December 31) in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It was last New Year's Eve that frontman Vince Neil uttered the F-word on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno", setting off a firestorm of reaction that included threats of fines ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN, ROB BALDUCCI To Team Up For Exclusive NAMM Gigs

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (formerly of POISON and MR. BIG) will team up with Favored Nations (Steve Vai's label) shredder Rob Balducci for two exclusive NAMM gigs in the Los Angeles area. Kotzen and Balducci toured the U.K. together in 2004 and are doing two exclusive sets yet again. The first gig will be Thursday, January ...

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YYRKOON: 'Unealthy Opera' Track Listing Revealed

French thrash/death metallers YYRKOON have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Unealthy Opera", due on February 20, 2006 via Osmose Productions. The follow-up to 2004's "Occult Medicine" was recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark and features a guest appearance by KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque on the song "Horror from the Sea". ...

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Christian Rap-Rock Meets Hasidic Reggae On New P.O.D. Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: P.O.D.'s new album, "Testify", features a guest appearance by rising reggae star MATISYAHU on two songs, "Roots in Stereo" and "Strength of My Life". The collaboration between a Christian rap-rock band and a Hasidic reggae performer may seem strange to the outside world, but P.O.D. singer Sonny Sandoval told Launch it ...

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