March 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

ANGRA And CONCEPTION Complete PROGPOWER USA Lineup

Brazil's ANGRA and Norway's CONCEPTION will round out the lineup of this year's ProgPower USA. CONCEPTION will feature the entire original lineup, including Roy Khan (KAMELOT) on vocals and Tore Ostby (ex-ARK) on guitar, in their first performance since 1997. "After having experienced some real blasts at ProgPower with ARK and KAMELOT, we are honored ...

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JAKE E. LEE: New Album Samples Posted Online

JakeELee.com has uploaded exclusive sample tracks from former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee's upcoming "covers" album, which is scheduled for release this spring via Shrapnel Records. The CD, which is being engineered by Michael Lardie (formerly of GREAT WHITE), will feature the following lineup of musicians: Jake E. Lee (OZZY OSBOURNE, BADLANDS): ...

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ELVENKING Begin Recording New Album

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have officially commenced the recording sessions for their third album. "After the successful release of previous albums 'Heathenreel' (2001) and 'Wyrd' (2004), ELVENKING are ready to return with new songs and new line-up," reads a posting on the group's web site. "With singer Damangoras back in the band and the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer ROB HALFORD Invited To Meet Queen Of England

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has been formally invited to meet The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh Tuesday evening (March 1) between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. This special evening reception at Buckingham Palace in London has been arranged to recognize the excellence of British music and its contribution to the culture and economy ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Singer Quits BALANCE OF POWER

BIOMECHANICAL singer John K has offically left the melodic metal band BALANCE OF POWER. Commented John: "There was no other way than to leave BALANCE OF POWER, I feel I have to give BIOMECHANICAL 100 percent of my time and efforts. Even 99 percent is simply not good enough and I feel splitting my energy ...

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DEF LEPPARD/BRYAN ADAMS: First Tour Date Announced?

According to the San Bernardino County Sun, DEF LEPPARD and Canadian singer BRYAN ADAMS are being booked into Arrowhead Credit Union Park in San Bernardino, California for a joint gig in June. Classic Rock Newswire had reported back in January that DEF LEPPARD would be teaming up with ADAMS for a U.S. tour this summer. ...

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