March 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

NOCTURNAL RITES Confirmed For Sweden's KRAMFORS STADSFEST

Sweden's NOCTURNAL RITES have been confirmed for the Kramfors Stadsfest, set to take place June 16-17 in Kramfors, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are DESTYNATION (formerly ETERNIA). As previously reported, NOCTURNAL RITES recently completed work on "Still Alive", the second video from their "Grand Illusion" album. The clip was once again directed by the group's ...

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BLOODBOUND Schedule Live Debut

BLOODBOUND, the new Swedish metal band featuring Urban Breed (ex-TAD MOROSE; vocals), Fredrik Bergh (STREET TALK; bass, keyboards and backing vocals) and Tomas Olsson (lead and rhythm guitars), will make their live debut on April 28 at the SkyCom Arena in Umeå, Sweden. Also appearing on the bill will be DARK TRANQUILLITY and EVERGREY. BLOODBOUND's ...

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VADER: BLITZKRIEG TOUR 4 Dates Announced

VADER will be teaming up with VESANIA, TRAUMA and AZARATH for the Polish Blitzkrieg Tour 4 beginning in mid-September. The dates are as follows: Sep. 17 - Warszawa, POL @ Proxima Sep. 18 - Lublin, POL @ Graffiti Sep. 19 - Rzeszów, POL @ Akademia Sep. 20 - Kraków, POL @ Rotunda Sep. 21 - ...

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MERCENARY, CHAOSWAVE Confirmed For PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

MERCENARY and CHAOSWAVE are among the confirmed bands for the ProgPower Europe 2006 festival, set to take place September 30-October 1 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, the Netherlands. A "pre-party" will take place on Friday, September 29, with live entertainment coming from Belgium's ZERO GRAVITY. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, September ...

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KALMAH Enter Finnish Album Chart At No. 38

Finland's KALMAH have entered the national album chart in their home country at position No. 38 with their latest effort, "The Black Waltz". View the whole chart at this location. The follow-up to 2003's "Swampsong", "The Black Waltz" is available now on Spinefarm Records. The album marks the group's recording debut with keyboardist ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Part Ways With Guitarist MIKA 'ALLI' AHTIAINEN

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR have parted ways with guitarist Mika "Alli" Ahtiainen. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "With sad hearts, TO/DIE/FOR has had to let their guitarist Mika 'Alli' Ahtiainen go. "After playing and touring together for years, it just became obvious that we needed to go our separate ways. This ...

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DRAGONFORCE: Australian Dates Announced

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE have announced three Australian headlining dates in May as part of the "Inhuman Rampage World Tour". They are as follows: May 15 - Melbourne, AUS @ Hi Fi Bar May 16 - Brisbane, AUS @ The Arena May 17 - Sydney, AUS @ Gaelic Theatre DRAGONFORCE are currently on ...

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FINNTROLL Pull Out Of NO MERCY FESTIVALS European Tour

Finland's FINNTROLL have been forced to drop off the previously announced No Mercy Festivals European tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, KATAKLYSM and LEGION OF THE DAMNED. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "We are more than sorry to inform that we are forced to cancel the No Mercy tour. We are still ...

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AFTER FOREVER Part Ways With 'Bad Loser' Label TRANSMISSION RECORDS

Dutch female-fronted metal band AFTER FOREVER have parted ways with longtime label Transmission Records. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "Today, record company Transmission send a press release in which several factual errors occur. "Transmission reports that they are putting an end to the cooperation with AFTER FOREVER. This decision however, ...

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