May 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

New VITALIJ KUPRIJ CD To Feature JOE LYNN TURNER, DOOGIE WHITE

According to a posting on bassist Randy Coven's (ARK, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) web site, Randy will spend the next three weeks recording Russian virtuoso pianist Vitalij Kuprij's new CD with Vitalij, Randy's old YNGWIE bandmate John Macaluso, Joe Lynn Turner (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Doogie White (RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and guitarist Micheal Harris. The resulting ...

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VOMITORY To Appear On NAPALM DEATH Tribute CD

Swedish death metallers VOMITORY have been confirmed for this year's Gothenburg Deathfest, set to take place September 3 at Musikens Hus in Gothenburg, Sweden. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are NOMINON, ABORTED, DEGRADE and 9TH PLAGUE. More bands will be announced soon. In other news, VOMITORY will enter Speedball Studios in Sweden today ...

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H.I.M.: Eighth Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the eighth installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Phone call with Mige in Finland * Hearing the new tracks, remixing with Tim ...

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KING DIAMOND: No European Tour Planned

According to a posting on KING DIAMOND's official web site, there are currently no plans for the band to tour Europe this year. Vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Andy LaRocque will soon begin writing songs for the next KING DIAMOND album, tentatively due in 2006. KING DIAMOND recently completed a U.S. tour with NILE, BEHEMOTH ...

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METALLICA's 'Vault' Web Site To Cease Operation

METALLICA's official web site has been updated with the following message; "We have some good news and bad news about the closure of the Metallicavault.com website. "First, the bad news: We're sorry to announce that, effective on June 6, 2005, the Metallica Vault (www.metallicavault.com) will cease operation. "Since it started in June 2003 (with the ...

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CRUACHAN Part Ways With KARMAGEDDON MEDIA

Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN have posted the following message on their official web site: "As of today, CRUACHAN have parted ways with Karmageddon Media. The split was amicable amongst us both and we have left on very good terms. As a parting act of good will, we will do one last release with Karmageddon ...

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BOLT THROWER: Studio Report Posted Online

BOLT THROWER drummer Martin Kearns has posted the first installment of the group's studio report at their official web site. Check it out at BoltThrower.com. As previously reported, BOLT THROWER recently entered Andy Faulkner's Sable Rose studios to record their eighth, as-yet-untitled album. The band expect to spend the next three months recording ...

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