March 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

OZZY OSBOURNE Congratulates PRINCE CHARLES On Wedding Plans

The Associated Press is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne sent his congratulations from Sydney, Australia on Britain's Prince Charles wedding plans. Charles' recent visit to Australia has been overshadowed by scrutiny of his coming marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles, which has fazed some observers because their romance began before the late Princess Diana died. Osbourne, rock ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION: Former BLAZE Members Seek Label Home

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), will be performing at the Snooty Fox in Wakefield, U.K. on April 2. Commented Steve on the group's current activities: "We've been working extremely hard lately on new material and looking into securing a deal ...

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RUNNING WILD Enter German Album Chart At No. 39

RUNNING WILD have entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 39 with their latest effort, "Rogues En Vogue". "Rogues En Vogue" (G.U.N./BMG Ariola) was produced by RUNNING WILD mainman Rolf "Rock'n'Rolf" Kasparek and features the lineup of Kasparek (vocals, all guitars), Peter Pichl (bass) and Matthias Liebetruth (drums). ...

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THE OLD DEAD TREE Prepare To Enter Studio

French gothic metallers THE OLD DEAD TREE are scheduled to enter Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany within the next couple of weeks with producer Andy Classen to begin recording the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2003's "The Nameless Disease". A September 2005 release through Season of Mist is expected. As previously reported, THE OLD DEAD TREE ...

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KRIEG Commence Work On 'Final' Album

New Jersey-based black metallers KRIEG have commenced work on their "final" full-length album, "Blue Miasma". The initial recordings were completed at Winterblut Studio in Germany, while vocals and bass will be added this weekend by Marcus Kolar (SARCOPHAGUS, FOREST OF IMPALED) at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin, followed by final mixing and editing later this ...

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GRAVE FLOWERS To Release New Album This Month

Long-running Swedish "dark metal" band GRAVE FLOWERS will release their second album, "Incarcerated Sorrows", on March 30 via Firebox Records. Included on the 11-song CD is a cover version of COUNT RAVEN's "Leaving the Warzone", recorded as a tribute to the Swedish doom legends. Cover art was handled by Tuomo Lethonen, who has previously worked ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Explains Santiago Cancellation

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Our show in Santiago [Chile] was cancelled [Tuesday night, March 1] by the Chilean Government. Actually, it was cancelled on February 24 but the security company in charge of getting the permit for the show neglected to tell anybody. This ...

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