March 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

SAMAEL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Switzerland's SAMAEL have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM GIRLSCHOOL HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S ...

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KONKHRA Part Ways With Guitarist

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have parted ways with guitarist Kim Mathieson. No reason was given for Mathieson's departure. KONKHRA recently announced via their official web site that they will be taking the "first break in [the band's] 16-year history" due to "personal reasons." The group were said to be shopping a new demo/CD, "Persistence", containing ...

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JOEY VERA: 'My Time With ANTHRAX Is Done'

Bassist extraordinaire Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Coming up in a few days, I leave for a one-off show in Amsterdam (The Netherlands that is) with FATES WARNING. We're headlining the Headway Festival there on April 3rd. We've got Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) ...

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Former THE CROWN, GARDENIAN Members Join Forces In ENGEL: Audio Available

ENGEL, the new Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), bassist Robert Hakemo (ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH) and vocalist Mangan Klavborn, have launched their official web site at www.engelpropaganda.com. Available for download on the site is a brand new demo track, ...

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ONI LOGAN: New Album Details Revealed

According to an update from the Oni Logan Fan Club, singer Oni Logan's (ex-LYNCH MOB) new album, "Stranger in a Foreign Land", will be "pre-released until the end of April." All eleven songs (total time: 46:15 minutes) were written and arranged by Oni. The band lineup for this production is: * Oni Logan - Lead ...

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Guitar Center Creates The Ultimate JIMI HENDRIX Experience

Guitar Center announced today that it has teamed up with Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (the official Jimi Hendrix Family Company) to launch the retailer's biggest promotion to date. Known for providing monthly promotions to millions of consumers, Guitar Center will hold an exclusive enter-to-win contest in which one lucky customer can win a custom Gibson Flying ...

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THE SCORPIONS To Perform In Israel

Merav Yudilovitch of Ynetnews.com is reporting that German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS are expected to perform in Israel this summer, after being impressed by a young Israeli singer during a Berlin fundraiser for the benefit of tsunami victims. The band's management is presently in discussions with Israeli producer Shuki Weiss and if all ...

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