April 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

DEFTONES: New Album To Surface In The Fall

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno revealed during a recent radio interview with Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 that the group's new album will now not surface until the fall. Said Chino, "I've got another week and a half of vocals to finish up and it sounds really good. We've spent a lot of time going ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Frontman Co-Produces Sophomore Album From THE ACTUAL

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland has done some co-production work on the upcoming sophomore album from the Los Angeles power trio THE ACTUAL. The band, who feature in their ranks singer Max Bernstein (son of famed Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein), are recording the CD at Burbank, California's Lavish Studios, which is co-owned by ...

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MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 2 Festival: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup has been announced this year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 festival, set to take place on May 6-7 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. It is as follows (first act on the bottom to the two co-headliners on the top): Friday, May 6: DEW-SCENTED USURPER NOVEMBER’S DOOM THROCULT EPICUREAN ESTUARY LUPARA CYST SI6KS ...

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EXCALION Bassist Steps Down; New Band Lineup Unveiled

Finnish symphonic power metallers EXCALION have posted the following message on their official web site: "Timo Sahlberg will continue in the band but not as the bassist! He will run the errands of the band. "This decision was made in a total agreement and every one of us, including Timo, thinks that this is the ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Co-Designs HipTunes Wallet/Case Belt

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and Alice Cooper are among the celebrity artists that have co-designed HipTunes wallet/case belts benefiting various charities. The HipTunes case is the only mp3 accessory of it kind on the market for the Apple and HP iPods, with fashion designer Shanna Israel of Genre Collection. You can fashionably hold your MP3 ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Begin Recording New Album

VIRGIN STEELE's official web site has been updated with the following message: "David DeFeis [vocals] has finally decided which songs will be issued on the first [new VIRGIN STEELE] CD from out of the over 60 compositions he has prepared so far. And not only that, but the group is actually now officially halfway through ...

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GOAT HORN: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new GOAT HORN track, entitled "Right Heavy Metal", has been posted online at this location. "Right Heavy Metal" comes off the Canadian band's new EP, "Threatening Force", available now in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. The complete track listing for the EP is as follows: 01. Drum Roll (0:14) 02. Threatening ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Announce Summer Tour

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have been confirmed to headline their first major U.S. tour in three years, it was announced today. While specific dates are being confirmed and will be announced shortly, the band will kick off a two-month trek in early August that will see them playing arenas in major and secondary markets throughout ...

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Ex-THE CLAN DESTINED Bassist: MARTIN WALKYIER Has Rights To EP

Former THE CLAN DESTINED/IMMORTAL bassist Iscariah has issued a statement regarding THE CLAN DESTINED singer Martin Walkyier's (ex-SKYCLAD) apparent decision to utilize the group's recently recorded mini-CD despite being the sole remaining member of the group. Iscariah's statement reads as follows: "Martin Walkyier has the legal right to use the recordings for the ...

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