June 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

MANOWAR To Headline Next Year's GODS OF METAL Festival

MANOWAR — the only band to have headlined Italy's Gods Of Metal festival three times — have announced that they will make their fourth headlining appearance at next year's edition of the festival on Saturday, June 9, 2007. Along with MANOWAR will be special guests RHAPSODY and HOLYHELL, who will be on the road together ...

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THE DEFACED Announce New Drummer

THE DEFACED, the Swedish band featuring DARKANE/TERROR 2000 guitarist Klas Ideberg, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Time for some news and here's what we've been up to lately. We're happy to announce that the spot as the new drummer of THE DEFACED has been filled. Henrik Pommer, who we auditioned ...

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CHRIS CATENA: Upcoming Solo Project To Feature Slew Of Guest Appearances

Versailles Records has announced the forthcoming release of Italian rocker Chris Catena's double-CD solo project, due in the spring of 2007. The two-disc set will consist of a studio album and live album, collectively featuring a star-studded guest list of players that includes Doug Aldrich, John Taylor, Al Kooper, Chester Thompson, Stephen Ferrone, Glenn Hughes, ...

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THE CULT, THE DARKNESS, SOULFLY, H.I.M. Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: GUNS N' ROSES, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom City/State: New York, N.Y. Date: May 12, 14-15, 17, 2006 Gross Sales: $739,668 Attendance: 12,872 Capacity: 12,872 Artist/Event: AVENGED SEVENFOLD Venue: Cobo Arena City/State: Detroit, Mich. ...

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ARCH NEMESIS To Record New Material In The Fall

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS have posted the following message on their official web site: "Almost a year since the last update. Seems like yesterday to me though. A small update to bring you up to date. "We have a new rehearsal place. A pretty large place where we have spent much time constructing a large ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Talks About Upcoming 'Anthology' DVD Set

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickínson will release three-disc DVD set, entitled "Anthology" through Sanctuary Visual Entertainment on June 19 in Europe and June 20 in North America. This is the definitive Dickinson package, and includes over six hours of videos and live performances, and previously unreleased and archive material. The following is an interview with ...

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METALLICA: Video, Audio Of ROCK AM RING Performance Available

METALLICA's concert at the Rock am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany on Saturday, June 3 — which included a performance of the band's classic 1986 album, "Master of Puppets", in its entirety — has been posted online in both video and audio formats. Check it out. [FILES NO LONGER AVAILABLE] [Links provided by longdongsilver10 and ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Open For GUNS N' ROSES In Europe

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has posted the following message on his official web site: "Sometimes in life you make true friends. A true friend is someone whom you can see and then not see, but when you see them again, it is like no time has passed at all. A true friend is ...

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CLOUDSCAPE Sign With NIGHTMARE RECORDS

Swedish metallers CLOUDSCAPE have inked a licensing deal with the U.S. label Nightmare Records for the release of their sophomore album, "Crimson Skies". The CD, which was made available in Europe this past week on the Metal Heaven label, will be issued in the U.S. on July 4. A song from the album, entitled "Shapeshifter", ...

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