September 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

BLITZKRIEG, SATAN Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG and SATAN, along with ORDER OF NINE, are the latest confirmed acts for next year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15, 2006 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are ICARUS WITCH, OCTOBER 31, MARTYR, TRINAKIUS and METAL INQUISITOR. More information is available at

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KATATONIA Resume Recording New Album

Sweden's KATATONIA have re-entered Fascination Street studio, located in the outskirts of Örebro, Sweden, to resume recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Peaceville Records. The band have posted the following recording update on their official web site: "After a few needed breaks, including a kick ass visit at the Wacken festival ...

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LEAVES' EYES, ATROCITY To Appear At German AIDS Benefit Concert

LEAVES' EYES, the new band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY (who are fronted by Liv's husband Alexander Krull), and ATROCITY have been confirmed to appear at an AIDS charity concert on November 11 at Ludwigshall in Dieburg, Germany. All proceeds from the show will be donated ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman: ANNIHILATOR's WATERS Let Us Down

The tentative dates have been released for the upcoming European tour featuring German thrashers DESTRUCTION, Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS and Finnish deathrashers DEATHCHAIN. Commented DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, "After Mr. Waters [Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION's original choice of touring mates] let us down, we have managed to bring the great CANDLEMASS with us ...

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THYRFING To Support GORGOROTH, 1349 In Sweden

Sweden's THYRFING will support GORGOROTH and 1349 on December 3 at The Shrine in Stockholm, Sweden. THYRFING entered EMI Studio in Stockholm this past April with producer Henrik Edenhed (LAMBRETTA, THE SOUNDS) to record their fifth, as-yet-untitled album. The follow-up to 2002's "Vansinnesvisor" (Hammerheart Records) will be mixed later this summer for a fall release ...

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ATARGATIS Putting Finishing Touches On Full-Length Debut

German gothic/dark metal band ATARGATIS, featuring female singer Stephanie Luzie (DARKWELL), are putting the finishing touches on their full-length debut, "Wasteland", at Hellion studios (DARKSEED, EQUILIBRIUM) in Munich, Germany. The CD will include a new version of the group's "hit" song "Angels Crying", which topped the German dark metal chart at www.mp3.de for 10 months ...

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AC/DC: 'Rock Masters' Video To Be Issued In U.S.

According to Amazon.com, AC/DC's "Rock Masters" video will be issued on VHS in the U.S. by Image Entertainment. The video was issued on DVD in Japan in 2003 and features the concert at Golders Green Hippodrome in London on October 27, 1977. The release date for this video has not been finalized. Click

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ALICE COOPER Drummer ERIC SINGER Checks In From CHEAP TRICK Tour

KISS drummer Eric Singer, who is currently touring with CHEAP TRICK as part of ALICE COOPER's backing band, has posted the following message on his official web site: "The tour is going really well... CHEAP TRICK is great to watch/hear every night. "I got the privledge of seeing Bun. E's [Carlos, CHEAP TRICK drummer] private ...

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