February 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

MERCENARY: First Two Albums To Be Re-Released

Danish metallers MERCENARY will have their first two albums re-released through Karmageddon Media. "First Breath" (1998) and "Everblack" (2002) were both remastered to keep up with today's sound standard and the reissue of "Everblack" also includes the bonus track "Nothing's What It Seems" (which was previously available on the digipack version only). MERCENARY's as-yet-untitled fifth ...

Read more

ENSLAVED Finish Filming Two New Videos

Norwegian extreme metallers ENSLAVED have posted the following message on their official web site: "ENSLAVED has just returned to base in Bergen, after a hectic weekend in the wilderness. They recorded material for two videos to support their coming 'Ruun' album (album due to be released May 8th, 2006). The first video, 'Path to Vanir', ...

Read more

ORANGE GOBLIN: U.K. Schedule Revised

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN have lined up the following U.K. dates in April: Apr. 08 - Kingston, UK @ The Peel Apr. 14 - Birmingham, UK @ Edwards No.8 Apr. 15 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Apr. 29 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde II Apr. 30 - London, UK @ Camden Underworld As previously ...

Read more

DIMEBAG Art Tribute To Be Displayed At SXSW

The "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott art tribute "Six-String Masterpieces", which debuted late last month at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California, will be on display as a featured attraction in the "93.7 KLBJ Rock Lounge" during SXSW (South by Southwest) Mar. 15-18 at The Hilton Austin, the official SXSW hotel. KLBJ, the sponsoring radio station of SXSW, ...

Read more

NECROPHAGIST: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

German death metallers NECROPHAGIST will be teaming up with CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS, NEURAXIS and ALARUM for the "Carving North America's Epitaph 2006" tour beginning in late April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 28 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Festival* Apr. 29 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA* Apr. 30 - Detroit, ...

Read more

SOILWORK Schedule European Festival Appearances

Sweden's SOILWORK have lined up the following European festival appearances this summer May 06 - Karmøygeddon Festival - Haugesund, DEN Jun. 03 - Rock Hard Festival - Gelsenkirchen, GER Jun. 9-10 - Sauna Festival - Tampere, FIN Jun. 9-11 - Download Festival - Donington, UK Jun. 15-17 - Hultsfred Festival - Hultsfred, SWE Jul. 07 ...

Read more

DEATHSTARS: More European Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have announced the following European dates during the coming months: Mar. 05 - London, UK - The Forum (w/ LACUNA COIL) May 01 - Wien, AUT - Prater Festival Jun. 02 - Leipzig, GER - Wave Gotik Treffen Jul. 21 - Tolmin, SLO - Metal Camp Festival Jul. 22 - Kreuth, GER - ...

Read more

HAMMERFALL To Release New Album In October

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "The Winter Olympics 2006 are over, and it ended on a high note for us: Sweden beat Finland 3-2 in the ice-hockey final, in a very exciting and nerve-racking game. Actually, the Finns were the most impressive team in this ...

Read more

RESPONSE NEGATIVE Revamp Lineup, Prepare To Record Album

Florida-based death/thrash metal act RESPONSE NEGATIVE have replaced former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson with Claude Fernandez and have added bassist Ruben Trevino to the group's ranks. The band will make their live debut with the new lineup on Saturday, March 4 at The Factory in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Headlining the show will be Tampa's ...

Read more