March 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

VIRGIN STEELE, MOONSPELL, HYPOCRISY Confirmed For Finland's NUMMIROCK Festival

VIRGIN STEELE, MOONSPELL, HYPOCRISY and SONATA ARCTICA are among the bands confirmed for Finland's Nummirock festival, set to take place June 24-25 in Nummijärvi. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: VIRGIN STEELE MOONSPELL HYPOCRISY KOTITEOLLISUUS SONATA ARCTICA MOKOMA AJATTARA VIIKATE TERÄSBETONI PAIN CONFESSOR NICOLE STAM1NA Headliners VIRGIN STEELE will be performing for the ...

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LINKIN PARK Lose Trademark Case

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that LINKIN PARK attempted to trademark its name for use on posters, but a British judge ruled against the band on Tuesday (March 1), clearing the way for stores to sell unofficial posters of LINKIN PARK and other music and entertainment figures. According to Reuters, British judge Richard Arnold ruled ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: 'World Play' European Release Date Announced

SOUL SIRKUS, the new band featuring Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums, will release their debut album, "World Play", in Europe on April 25 via Frontiers Records. The European version of ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Overseeing 'The Dirt' Script Changes

Launch Radio Networks reports: The members of MÖTLEY CRÜE aren't just playing and partying on their recently launched "Red, White, and Crüe 2005...Better Live Than Dead" tour. The quartet is also overseeing plans for a film adaptation of their explicit 2002 biography "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band", which singer Vince ...

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SOUNDEVICE: New Music Posted Online

SOUNDEVICE, the Atlanta, Georgia-based band featuring former STEREOMUD frontman Erik Rogers, have posted three new song clips from the batch of new tracks they recently recorded. Check out the songs "I Know", "The Edge" and "Blister" at Soundevice.net. SOUNDEVICE's current lineup is rounded out by guitarist Jason Grover (BEND), drummer Cheney Brannon (BEND), ...

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KRYOBURN Debut Set For U.S. Release

Candlelight Records, in co-operation with Continental Entertainment, has confirmed April 5 as the U.S. release date for "Enigmatic Existence", the debut album from Carlsbad, New Mexico's KRYOBURN. Together for past three years this metallic four-piece have braved their way from sea to sea, making stops and friends along the way. It was during a performance ...

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DANKO JONES Announce First U.S. Tour

DANKO JONES, the Toronto-based power rock trio named after their charismatic frontman, have announced their first tour of the United States. The band recently signed to Razor & Tie in the U.S. and will be releasing their first album here, "We Sweat Blood", on April 19. DANKO JONES is already a smash in Europe, having ...

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DESASTER Confirmed For Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS FESTIVAL

German dark thrashers DESASTER are the latest addition to the lineup for this year's Day of Darkness Festival, set to be held at Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland on July 9. The four-piece, who recently inked a deal with Metal Blade Records, will make a triumphant return to the Emerald Isle following a sold-out debut Irish ...

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ROB ROCK Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANTHRAX BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES ...

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SUBWAY TO SALLY To Release New Album In August

SUBWAY TO SALLY, Germany's most successful "medieval" rock/metal band, have announced the details of their new album, entitled "Nord Nord Ost" ("North North East"). Due on August 22 via Nuclear Blast Records, the album "deals with the depths of emotional coldness," according to a posting on Nuclear Blast's web site. A first single, "Eisblumen" ("Ice ...

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