October 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

PLATITUDE Announce Japanese, European Record Deals

Swedish progressive power metal band PLATITUDE have inked a deal with Germany's Metal Heaven and Japan's King Records for distribution in Europe and Japan, respectively, of their third full-length CD, "Silence Speaks". The album is scheduled to be issued in Japan on December 21, with the European release tentatively slated for February 2006. The follow-up ...

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RIOT: New Live Video Clips Posted Online

Long-running hard rock band RIOT have posted a couple of short video clips from their Japanese tour in early September. Check them out at this location. RIOT were recently joined for several shows (including the Japanese tour) by singer Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR) after regular vocalist Mike Dimeo was ...

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BEYOND FEAR Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

BEYOND FEAR members Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals; ICED EARTH, ex-JUDAS PRIEST) and John Comprix (guitar; SPAWN, 13 FACES) will be traveling to Florida next week to put the finishing touches on the band's debut album, tentatively due in early 2006 via SPV Records. The final recording and mixing sessions will take place at the legendary ...

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TRIVIUM Looking Forward To CHILDREN OF BODOM Tour

Orlando, Florida metal sensations TRIVIUM have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are back in the States. Got in last night from Japan. The U.K., North Ireland, Europe and Japan was great — we enjoyed all the shows and had a excellent time. Thanks again to ALL THAT REMAINS and IT ...

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LECHEROUS NOCTURNE Part Ways With Bassist

LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, the Greenville, South Carolina-based extreme metal band featuring NILE guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade on drums, have parted ways with bassist Joe Payne due to "lack of experience and enthusiasm," according to a statement released by the group's guitarist, Chris Lollis. "The slot has already been [filled] in a matter of minutes by a name ...

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UNION: More European Tour Dates Announced

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will be touring Europe with his band UNION in November/December. The band's lineup for the trek will consist of Kulick, John Corabi (guitar, vocals; MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT), Chuck Garric (bass; ALICE COOPER, DIO) and Fred Coury (drums; CINDERELLA). Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 23 - Alpenrock - ...

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DARKTHRONE: Boxed Edition Of 'Preparing For War' Anthology To Include Extra Material

Peaceville Records will shortly release a boxed special edition of DARKTHRONE's "Preparing for War" anthology (originally issued in 2000), which covers more rare tracks and includes a DVD of rare interview and live footage. DARKTHRONE recently completed work on their twelfth album, their first under the group's newly rekindled partnership with Peaceville Records. Songtitles set ...

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STARWOOD Bassist Checks In From Japan

Los Angeles-based rock outfit STARWOOD, featuring members of the Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN, have scheduled several shows in Japan, including a November 1 party in Tokyo for the hair product Manic Panic. The group's bassist, Marten Andersson, has posted the following update on his official web site: "Greetings from Japan!! We are in ...

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