June 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

AFTER FOREVER Added To WITHIN TEMPTATION's Java Island Concert

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal group AFTER FOREVER have been added to WITHIN TEMPTATION's upcoming concert on the Java Island in Amsterdam on July 22. This beautiful location, in the middle of the river behind the main train station of Amsterdam, will be rebuilt to a spectacular area where the band will give a concert in ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND: 'Synchestra' Due In Early 2006

Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Hey, everybody! Well, I'm still keeping very busy with the different albums I'm working on. Here's some updates on what's happening... "Devin Townsend just recently got back from tour with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, they are supporting their 'Alien' ...

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Former GRIM REAPER Guitarist To Perform DIMEBAG Tribute

Former GRIM REAPER guitarist Nick Bowcott will perform a tribute to PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on stage prior to ANTHRAX's headlining appearance on Friday, June 3 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. The tribute will reportedly include "a medley of the late, great guitarist's celebrated riff and licks." No further information is currently ...

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KATATONIA Begin Recording New Album

Sweden's KATATONIA have entered Fascination Street studio located in the outskirts of Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Peaceville Records. "This is the same studio as 'Viva Emptiness' [2003] was mixed in last time," the band write on their web site. "Currently, it's clicktrack ...

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STRATOVARIUS/HAMMERFALL: More European Tour Dates Announced

STRATOVARIUS have updated the itinerary for their upcoming European co-headlining tour with HAMMERFALL. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 26 - (FIN) Helsinki @ Kulttuuritalo Oct. 28 - (FIN) Tampere @ Pakkahuone Oct. 29 - (FIN) Turku @ Caribia Oct. 30 - (S) Umea @ Skycom Arena Nov. 01 - (N) Oslo @ Rockefeller Nov. ...

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SOILWORK's STRID Finishes Laying Down Vocals For New TERROR 2000 Album

TERROR 2000, the Swedish thrash metal band featuring Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK), Klas Ideberg (DARKANE), Nick Sword (EL MAGO), Erik Thyselius (CONSTRUCDEAD) and Dan Svensson (HATELIGHT), have finished laying down the vocals for their new album, "Terror for Sale", tentatively due in late August/early September via Scarlet Records. Commented Strid: "I've been recording the vocals ...

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