May 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

NIGHTRAGE Part Ways With CENTURY MEDIA, Seek New Label Home

Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic death metal band NIGHTRAGE have parted ways with Century Media Records and are currently seeking a new label home. "We are preparing new songs and we are really pleased with the outcome," NIGHTRAGE mainman Marios Iliopoulos writes on the group's web site. "We are planning to enter the studio in August." NIGHTRAGE ...

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VIRGIN STEELE To Release New Album In September

Long-running New York power metallers VIRGIN STEELE have posted the following message on their official web site: "The new VIRGIN STEELE album is almost finished. Mixing commenced several weeks ago, and David [DeFeis, vocals] is nearly finished with all the tracks. He should have the mixing wrapped up within a week or two, and then ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Part Ways With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

German metallers PRIMAL FEAR have parted ways with Nuclear Blast Records, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. In addition, the band's bassist/songwriter Mat Sinner (real name: Matthias Lasch) — who was previously employed by Nuclear Blast as a label manager — is no longer working for the company, and hasn't been since January of 2006. PRIMAL ...

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DERANGED Explain F*CK THE COMMERCE Cancellation

Drummer Rikard Wermen of the Swedish gore death masters DERANGED has issued a statement explaining his band's non-appearance at this year's Fuck the Commerce festival, which took place May 25-27 at MZA (Mehrzweckhalle) in Luckau, Germany. The statement reads as follows: "We were supposed to play the Fuck the Commerce festival as well as another ...

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DEF LEPPARD: U.K. Says 'Nay' To 'Yeah!'

DEF LEPPARD's all-covers album, "Yeah!", has entered the U.K. chart at No. 52 — the worst chart showing of the band's career, according to the data provided by Rockdetector.com. The following are the first-week U.K. chart positions for all DEF LEPPARD releases going back to 1980: "Yeah!" (2006) - #52 "X" (2002) - ...

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