May 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

AC/DC Rocked By ID Scam

Dylan Welch of The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that AC/DC producer and former EASYBEATS guitarist George Young (Malcolm and Angus' older brother) was the victim of identity fraud that has seen aspiring musicians in the U.K. fleeced of thousands of dollars. A man befriended a series of people at a pub in ...

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GODSMACK's 'IV' Tops BILLBOARD Album Chart

GODSMACK's latest album, "IV", has sold 211,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This figure is a bit less than the 267,000 units registered by GODSMACK's third CD, "Faceless", back in April 2003, and the 256,000 first-week ...

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AMON AMARTH Begin Recording New Album

Swedish Viking death metal heroes AMON AMARTH have entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their sixth full-length album. The band will record all through May until June 14 with producer Jens Bogren. There will be frequent updates with pictures from the recordings on their homepage, www.amonamarth.com. The as-yet-untitled CD ...

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PANZERCHRIST: New Album Details Revealed

Danish war specialists PANZERCHRIST, who embody Reno Kiilerich (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, DEW-SCENTED) on drums and Bo Summer (ILLDISPOSED) on vocals, have revealed the track listing of their upcoming full-length album, tentatively titled "Battalion Beast". Drums, guitars and bass were all recorded at Smart N' Hard studio with Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE) during February/March 2006. Vocals and keyboard ...

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SCULPTURED Announce New Drummer, Album Title

Drummer extraordinaire Dave Murray — who is best known for his work with ESTRADASPHERE, the DESERTS OF TRAUN, DAEDELUS, and the soon-to-be-released THOLUS — has agreed to join SCULPTURED for the recording of their third full-length album, entitled "Embodiment" (for The End Records). Murray's work flawlessly combines references to jazz, death/black metal, funk, fusion, klezmer, ...

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THE GATHERING: Rescheduled European Tour Dates Announced

Dutch rock band THE GATHERING have announced the rescheduled European tour dates that were cancelled due to an illness. Singer Anneke van Giersbergen was said to be suffering from an obstinate bronchial and sinus infection, which had taken a turn for the worse in early April. Because of the severity of the illness, the band ...

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GRAVE Cover ALICE IN CHAINS' 'Them Bones'

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have reportedly laid down a cover version of ALICE IN CHAINS' "Them Bones" during the recording sessions for their new album, "As Rapture Comes", tentatively due in July. It is not presently clear if the song will be included in the final album's track listing or if it will appear ...

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IN FLAMES To Film 'Come Clarity' Video

Sweden's IN FLAMES will be shooting a video later this month in California for the title track from their latest album, "Come Clarity". The clip will be directed by Lex Halaby, who has previously worked with MUDVAYNE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and AS I LAY DYING, among others. In other news, IN FLAMES will embark on a ...

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