August 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

RHAPSODY To Release Live Album In November

Italian epic metal band RHAPSODY will be releasing their first live album ever in November. The recordings will be based on performances made during leg one of MANOWAR's "Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour" where RHAPSODY appeared as the special guests in spring 2005. This recently completed first leg of the tour was highly acclaimed ...

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THE HAUNTED's U.S. Touring Insanity Continues

Even though Ozzfest comes to close this week, THE HAUNTED's U.S. touring insanity continues immediately with a short East Coast stint supporting SHADOWS FALL, and The Fury of The Fall tour this October, alongside MESHUGGAH, GOD FORBID and MNEMIC, which leads them directly into a massive European trek with labelmates GOD FORBID. The group have ...

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Booking Agent Responds To BYZANTINE's Internet 'Threat'

Booking agent Jeffrey Churchwell of Digger International has issued a response to a scathing statement posted by the band BYZANTINE (via their guitarist, Tony Rorhbough) on their official web site in which they appeared to encourage their fans to physically assault Churchwell over the removal of BYZANTINE from the lineup of this fall's ...

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CANDLEMASS Perform In Moscow: Photos Available

A number of high-quality photos of Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS performing live at CDK MAI in Moscow, Russia on Friday, August 26 have been posted online at Musica.Mustdie.Ru. CANDLEMASS are continuing to tour in support of their brand-new self-titled album, which entered the Swedish national album chart at position No. 7 upon its release ...

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Ex-DAMAGEPLAN Frontman Joins THE HAUNTED, SHADOWS FALL For DIMEBAG Tribute

Former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman paid tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at last Thursday's (Aug. 25) Dallas, TX Ozzfest by dedicating two guest appearances to his fallen friend and bandmate. Lachman performed the song "99" with THE HAUNTED and later "Inspiration on Demand" with SHADOWS FALL. After becoming friends on last year's ...

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RUNEMAGICK: New Album Samples Posted Online

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have uploaded audio samples from their upcoming album, "Invocation of Magick", at this location. The album, which was recorded in part at Los Angered Recording (owned by Andy LaRocque of KING DIAMOND) will be issued in a limited edition of 999 handnumbered copies. The CD, due in ...

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LAMB OF GOD: 'Killadelphia' DVD Certified Gold

LAMB OF GOD's "Killadelphia" DVD has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of 50,000 copies. Releaseed in June via Epic, "Killadelphia" consists primarily of footage filmed during the band's two performances at Philadelphia's Trocadero on October 16-17, 2004. Directing the shoot was Doug Spangenberg of High ...

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FIVE YEAR STARE: Live Dates Announced

FIVE YEAR STARE, the new band featuring former STEREOMUD guitarist John Fattoruso, ex-SCAR CULTURE bassist Frank Cannino, ex-CODED guitarist Joe Festa and drummer Glenn Moss, have lined up the following dates: Sep. 22 – Snitch – New York, NY Oct. 06 - Don Hills – New York, NY More Northeast shows are being booked for ...

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GENE SIMMONS Talks About 'Rock School'

Raymond A. Edel of NorthJersey.com recently conducted a brief interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons about his reality TV show, "Gene Simmons' Rock School". The six-week series, which debuted Aug. 19, runs through Sept. 23. A reunion episode will air Sept. 30. Simmons conducted the interview via e-mail. NorthJersey.com: Countless famous rock stars ...

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