August 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

HEARSE: Former ARCH ENEMY Frontman Signs With COLD RECORDS

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band HEARSE, featuring former ARCH ENEMY singer Johan Liiva, have inked a deal with Cold Records. The group recently issued their third album, "The Last Ordeal", through Holland's Karmageddon Media. Formed by longtime friends Max Thornell (drums) and Liiva, HEARSE recorded a demo before signing with Hammerheart Records. The band released ...

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THE LIZARDS Working On New Music With 'Special Guest Star'

THE LIZARDS, the band featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), have posted the following message on their official web site: "How about this heat? Well, it isn't stopping us from making music! Besides, we are keeping cool in our underground lair at Electric Randyland Studios. We are hard ...

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MORTIIS To Release First-Ever DVD In September

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS will release his first-ever DVD, entitled "Soul in a Hole" on September 26 via Earache. "Soul in a Hole" contains a full live set filmed during MORTIIS' mammoth seven-week European tour in support of "The Grudge" album, released last year. It also includes MORTIIS' unparalleled videography to date, with clips ...

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TAPROOT: 'Calling' Video To Premiere Today

Launch Radio Networks reports: TAPROOT's video for its current single, "Calling", will premiere online today (Wednesday, August 3) at MTV.com. The video will receive its broadcast premiere on Thursday (August 4) on Fuse's "Daily Download" program, where the band will also perform live in the studio. Singer Stephen Richards told Launch that "Calling" is about ...

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THINE EYES BLEED Drop Off MORTICIAN Tour

Canadian thrash/metalcore act THINE EYES BLEED, featuring former KITTIE guitarist/technician Jeff Phillips and bassist John Araya (brother of SLAYER's Tom Araya), have dropped off the upcoming MORTICIAN tour that was scheduled to kick off August 12. Earlier this week, the other act on the tour, Oakland, California's IMPALED, decided to drop off the trek, citing ...

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WITH PASSION Announce Lineup Changes

Sacramento's melodic, blackened tech-metallers WITH PASSION have issued the following update: "We know it has been a while, but to keep you up to date, we would want all interested to know that we are working on new material. "A lot has changed. We are very excited to announce that our original drummer Jacob Peete ...

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DISTURBED: 250,000 Fists To Unlock New Tune

Launch Radio Networks reports: DISTURBED fans will soon have a chance to hear the title track from the band's upcoming third album, "Ten Thousand Fists", but only if they do a little viral marketing for the band first. New media player software now available at the Chicago quartet's official web site will unlock the song ...

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