February 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

EDENBRIDGE: New Album Release Date, Track Listing Revealed

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE will release their their fifth album, "The Grand Design", on May 19 via Massacre Records. A single, featuring the band's cover version of the James Bond classic "For Your Eyes Only" (originally sung by Sheena Easton), will precede the album on April 21. The follow-up to 2004's "Shine", "The ...

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Former FORBIDDEN Guitarist To Perform With SANGRE ETERNA

SANGRE ETERNA, the new Oakland, California–based metal band featuring drummer Chris Kontos (ex-MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT, VERBAL ABUSE) and bassist Sean Smithson (SACRILEGE BC, GRINCH, THE UNCALLED FOUR), have issued the following update: "We are sad to have to announce that our friend and guitar player, Ryo Shibata, has to return to his homeland ...

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METALLICA: Italian Date Announced

METALLICA have added a festival appearance in Italy to their upcoming European tour. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: Jun. 03 - Nurburgring, GER - Rock Am Ring Festival Jun. 04 - Nurnberg, GER - Rock Im Park Festival Jun. 06 - Berlin, GER - Waldebuhne Jun. 08 - Arnhem, NETH - Gelredome ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman To Perform With RATA BLANCA In Madrid

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/CORNERSTONE frontman Doogie White will join Argentine rockers RATA BLANCA on stage for a few songs during their headlining performance in Mardid, Spain on March 3. Commented White: "I first met Walter Giardino [RATA BLANCA guitarist] when RAINBOW toured in Buenos Aires, Argentina and again when I went back with ...

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ASIA, VANDEN PLAS, THE QUILL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ASIA, VANDEN PLAS, and THE QUILL have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS To Enter Studio In March

ALL THAT REMAINS, the Massachusetts-based act featuring former SHADOWS FALL vocalist Philip Labonte, will enter the studio on March 8 with producer Adam Dutkiewicz (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) to begin recording their third album, tentatively due this summer via Prosthetic Records. "I think everyone will be pleased with what's been created," said drummer Shannon Lucas. "It's definitely ...

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ELVENKING: European Dates With JON OLIVA'S PAIN Announced

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have announced the first details of their upcoming European tour as the support act for JON OLIVA'S PAIN (the solo project of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva). Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 15 - Herne, GER @ Gysenberghalle Apr. 16 - Nürnberg, GER @ Löwensaal Apr. 19 - ...

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