January 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

DARK MOOR Part Ways With ARISE, Seek New Label Home

Spanish metallers DARK MOOR have parted ways with Arise Records and are currently seeking a new label home. The band have begun writing new material for their next album, which they plan to record by the second half of 2006. DARK MOOR's latest album, "Beyond the Sea", was issued in early 2005 via Arise Records. ...

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APIARY Prepare To Enter Studio

APIARY, the San Francisco Bay Area band formed out of the ashes of local favorites CLEARING AUTUMN SKIES and SOMETHING MUST DIE, have completed the songwriting process for their debut album, entitled "Lost in Focus". "We go into Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren on engineering/mixing/mastering duties for most of January," the band write in ...

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HORNA Announce New Drummer

Finnish black metallers HORNA have issued the following update: "The license deal with The End was [for] only one album, rest were withdrawn due to our wish. It seems Woodcut was solely behind [arranging the licensing agreement], no blame on The End. "In other news, new songs are being rehearsed along with an almost entirely ...

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THEUDHO Announce New Album, Lineup

Flemish pagan metal band THEUDHO will release the follow-up to the 2004 critically acclaimed debut album "Treachery" in the first half of 2006 through Nepherex, home of such underground acts as WANHOOP, KLUDDE and IRON CLAD. The new material, conceptually based on a yet undisclosed theme in Germanic literature, is currently being recorded at the ...

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GLENN HUGHES: New Album Update

Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) fan site GHPG.net has been updated with the following message: "Glenn will be entering the studio this month to begin recording his new solo album. It's not just any studio, but in fact, the Hollywood Hills home of none other than RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad ...

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SILENT FORCE Frontman To Guest On New DOL AMMAD CD

DOL AMMAD, the innovative choir-fronted "electronica-art-metal" band from Greece, have announced a guest star for their upcoming second album. DC Cooper, singer of SILENT FORCE (and formerly of ROYAL HUNT), spent time at composer Thanasis Lightbridge's personal studio in December working on a guest singing performance with the DOL AMMAD choir in the song "Aquatic ...

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AL ATKINS Session Bassist To Conduct Clinic At NAMM Convention

Pete MZ Emms, session bassist for Al Atkins (original JUDAS PRIEST singer) and a member of U.K. rock band THE VASELINE RATS, will be conducting a bass session at the NAMM convention (Spector Bass Guitars Booth: 5264; Location: Hall B) on January 19-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center. MZ is endorsed by Ashdown Amplification and ...

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KATAGORY V: Release Date Set For 'The Rising Anger'

Nightmare Records has set an April 25 release date for the long-awaited third album from Utah-based progressive/power metallers KATAGORY V, entitled "The Rising Anger". In the last few months, KATAGORY V have been busy performing live (including the recent Monsters of Metal show with HELSTAR and AGENT STEEL) and finalizing details concerning the new album. ...

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