April 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

Former BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Explains His Departure

Former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch has issued another statement explaining in greater detail the circumstances that led to his departure from the group. Stauch's statement reads as follows: "Hi friends, "I hope this news doesn’t shock you too much, but from this point on I am no longer BLIND GUARDIAN's drummer. "Over the last ...

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DECEIVER Complete Work On Full-Length Debut

DECEIVER, the Swedish metal band featuring former members of MAZE OF TORMENT and XENOFANES, have completed work on their full-length debut, "Riding with the Reaper", tentatively due in early May on both CD and vinyl through Iron Fist Productions. The CD was recorded over a one-week period at the Abyss studio with producer Tommy Tägtgren. ...

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THYRFING To Begin Recording New Album This Month

Sweden's THYRFING will enter EMI Studio in Stockholm on April 18 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 during the summer for a fall release via Regain Records. In other news, THYRFING will participate in an online chat ...

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DREAM EVIL Postpone New Album Recording Sessions

DREAM EVIL, the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have postponed the recording sessions for their fourth album until August/September from the previously announced late May. The delay is being attributed to the band's ...

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CHAOSBREED Announce European Mini-Tour

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), will embark on a European mini-tour in October 2005. The group's live itinerary is now shaping up as follows: May 05 ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Part Ways With SANCTUARY, Announce New Album Title

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have posted a message on their official web site regarding the band's upcoming activities and related projects. An excerpt from the update follows: "The band's contract with Sanctuary is up. They want to thank Sanctuary for all the help and ...

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WIDOW: 'On Fire' Cover Artwork Posted Online

Raleigh, North Carolina-based melodic metallers WIDOW have uploaded the cover artwork for their new album, "On Fire", at this location. The follow-up to "Midnight Strikes" (Tribunal Records), "On Fire" is scheduled for release in June via Cruz Del Sur Music. "On Fire" was issued in Japan on March 16 via Spiritual Beast Records. ...

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