June 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

BEHEMOTH Open For IRON MAIDEN At Poland's MYSTIC FESTIVAL

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have just kicked off the festival season with a recent performance at Mystic Festival in Poland. This biggest metal event in their home country took place on May 29 and was headlined by IRON MAIDEN. Commented mainman Nergal: "It was a real challenge. Both ideologically and stylistically, we were so different ...

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ALTARIA Begin Recording New CD

DrummerTony Smedjebacka of the Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "ALTARIA have during the spring been pre-producing material for the yet untitled third album. The release has been pushed forward to early 2006 instead of autumn 2005 as earlier reported. Drums and bass for some songs ...

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EPHEL DUATH: Hard At Work On New Album

Italian jazz-metal combo EPHEL DUATH are currently holed up in Studio 73 in Ravenna, Italy with producer Paso recording the follow-up to their acclaimed album "The Painter's Palette". The upcoming CD, tentatively titled "Pain Necessary to Know", is slated for an October release. Commented guitarist Davide Tiso: "With all drums, bass and guitars in the ...

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BELIEVER Begin Writing New Material

Kurt Bachman, former guitarist/vocalist of the much-missed late '80s/early '90s technical-thrash BELIEVER, got together with ex-BELIEVER drummer Joey Daub recently and "finished up our first new BELIEVER tune!" according to Daub. "And there are two other tunes in process. We are both enjoying writing and we like the direction the material is going," Joey added. ...

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HATEBREED Frontman Joins Forces With CROWBAR's WINDSTEIN

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has posted the following message on his official web site: "It all started May 9th. I flew Kirk Windstein from DOWN/CROWBAR up from New Orleans to do an album with me. We came up with the idea on the Brutality Across The U.K. tour this past March. Basically, we wanted to ...

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LAMB OF GOD: 'Killadelphia' Teaser Posted Online

An online preview/trailer of LAMB OF GOD's upcoming DVD release "Killadelphia" is available at this location (Quicktime). Due on June 21 via Epic Records, "Killadelphia" consists primarily of footage filmed during the band's two performances at Philadelphia's Trocadero on October 16-17, 2004. Directing the shoot was Doug Spangenberg of High Roller Studios. Extras ...

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PAUL STANLEY 'Couldn't Be Happier' With New Solo Album

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has given KissOnline.com the following brief update on the progress of his new solo album: "I'm in the studio weekly working on my solo album. Mixing has started and the tracks sound tremendous. I couldn't be happier with the way it's turning out!" As previously reported, drumming on all tracks was ...

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