August 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

DARK TRANQUILLITY Pull Out Of ARCH ENEMY's European Tour

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site: "We're sorry to announce that due to several reasons beyond our control, we're not able to do the previously announced ARCH ENEMY/TRIVIUM [European] tour in September/October. We were looking forward to the trip and examined all possible solutions, but at the end ...

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THE QUILL To Begin Recording New Album This Week

Sweden's THE QUILL will enter Area 51 studios in Celle, Germany on Thursday (September 1) with producer Tommy Newton (VICTORY, UFO, HELLOWEEN) to begin recording their new album for a tentative early 2006 release via SPV/Steamhammer Records. 13 new songs will be recorded for the CD, including "Trespass", "Rock and Roll Might Be Dead", "Slave/Master" ...

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BLESSED IN BLACK Confirm Singer's Departure

BLESSED IN BLACK, the new hard rock band featuring former NOTHINGFACE members Tom Maxwell (guitar), Jerry Montano (DANZIG, ex-THE DEADLIGHTS) and Tommy Sickles (drums), have confirmed the departure of singer Billy Keeton (ex-SKRAPE). Commented Montano in an online posting: "After over a year of hard work (on our end as a band), we have been ...

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FEAR FACTORY: 'Transgression' Fails To Live Up To Expectations

FEAR FACTORY's latest CD, "Transgression", sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 45 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially less than the first-week number registered by its predecessor, "Archetype", which sold 32,000 copies back in April ...

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Guitarist ALLEN WEST Quits OBITUARY

Guitarist Allen West has announced his departure from OBITUARY. West's exit from the group comes on the eve of OBITUARY's U.S. tour with NAPALM DEATH and Allen feels that the fans deserve no surprises when they don't see the band that they were expecting. Allen will concentrate fully on LOWBROW, whose revamped lineup consists of ...

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