February 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

BATTLELORE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CANNIBAL CORPSE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF ...

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Drummer CARMINE APPICE Signs Book Deal With ALFRED PUBLISHING

Drummer/author/educator Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS, BECK/BOGERT/APPICE, ROD STEWART) ahs signed a 10-year agreement with Alfred Publishing to distribute a line of educational percussion books. (Alfred, on December 24, 2005, bought Warner Bros. Publications, one of the world's largest publishers of printed music, from the Warner Music Group.) Under the new agreement, Alfred retains rights ...

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THE PROPHECY Continue Guitarist Search

Yorkshire doom-death metallers THE PROPHECY are stll seeking a guitarist to complete their lineup. Applicants will "need to be 18-30ish, hold a full passport, ideally have their own transport, and look the part," according to a press release. Applicants can get in touch by emailing the band through the website www.the-prophecy.net or calling (+44)07929393621." THE ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Call 'Action!' This Summer

Launch Radio Networks reports: Cameras will roll this summer on MARILYN MANSON's first film as a director, called "Phantasmagoria - The Visions of Lewis Carroll". According to HorrorChannel.com, the film will be shot in Europe. Manson will play the title character, who was the author of "Alice In Wonderland", in addition to handling the score, ...

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TOOL Finish Mastering New Album

According to a posting at Toolband.com, TOOL's brand-new album was mastered on Tuesday, January 31 at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Maine by Bob Ludwig. The members of the band were present during the mastering, according to a posting on the site. TOOL's first CD since 2001's "Lateralus" is tentatively scheduled for release in late ...

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SLIPKNOT's JORDISON Comments On MINISTRY Session-Drummer Gig

Launch Radio Networks reports: SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison has been confirmed as the drummer for the touring lineup of MINISTRY, which will kick off a 60-date North American trek on May 6. It has been rumored for months that Jordison would take advantage of his time off this year to play with the industrial pioneers. Jordison ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Begin Mixing Debut Album

TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla, have started mixing their debut album with Joe Marlett at Frank and Smokey's Hideaway. Entitled "Slavior", the CD is scheduled for release this spring via Greece's Black Lotus Records "Slavior" projected track ...

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