January 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

IN BLACKEST VELVET Announce New Drummer

German melodic death metallers IN BLACKEST VELVET have announced the addition of drummer Raphael "Raf" Kobold (ex-ABSENCE, MIRRORED MIND) to the group's ranks. The band's current lineup is as follows: Christian Müller - Singer Michael Kugler - Guitar Tobias Bruchmann – Bass Pepe Kowalski - Guitar Raphael Kobold – Drums IN BLACKEST VELVET's full-length debut, ...

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DEVOLVED: Another Live Show Announced

Australian tech-metallers DEVOLVED will be performing live at Goodfellas in Rancho Cucamonga, CA on March 9. Also appearing on the bill will be OUR LAST HOPE and DROP 8. As previously reported, DEVOLVED are scheduled to appear at The Knitting Factory Alterknit Lounge in Hollywood, California on Saturday February 4. DEVOLVED recently announced the permanent ...

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ADAGIO: 'Dominate' To Receive French Release In March

French progressive metallers ADAGIO will release their new album, "Dominate", in France on March 27 through a new label called Double Vision (via Sony/BMG distribution). A French tour will follow beginning in Paris on June 28 or June 29 and will continue in September. "Dominate" was released in Japan in December via Avalon/Marquee. The CD ...

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THUNDERSTONE: More Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Feb. 03 - Iisoppi - Nokia, FIN Mar. 18 - Karhulan Sammontalo - Kotka, FIN Mar. 30 - Sputnik - Tampere, FIN May 05 - Metalliance Festival - Paris, FRA Sep. 16 - ProgPower Festival - Atlanta, GA (USA) In ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Part Ways With Guitarist

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva has posted the following message on his official web site: "I know that I personally don't post here much.....ever. I can't type!!! But, I wanted to get on here and let everyone know that things in the studio are really going great! "This [JON OLIVA'S PAIN] record is different from the ...

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GORGOROTH Begin Recording Vocals For New Album

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have posted the following update on their official web site: "Gaahl has now entered the studio in Bergen to record vocals for GORGOROTH's upcoming album, 'Ad Majorem Satanhas Gloriam'. The release date of the album is not decided yet, but it is expected to be released within few months. "In other ...

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THUNDERBOLT To Open For PAUL DI'ANNO, TONY MARTIN In Norway

In addition to their previously announced European tour as the support act for KING DIAMOND, Norwegian melodic metallers THUNDERBOLT will be opening for ex-IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno for one show in late April and ex-BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin for two dates in early March. A complete list of upcoming THUNDERBOLT concerts can be ...

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SEAR Announce Lineup Changes; New Music Available For Download

Finnish death/black metallers SEAR have announced the addition of vocalist H. Hyytiäinen and basist T. Landen to the group's ranks. Commented SEAR guitarist Matias Helle: "As many of you already know, we parted ways with T. Kuusela and M. Nieminen. The decision was [mutual]. Now, with the new members we are able to have rehearsals ...

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