April 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

SEVENDUST Part Ways With WINEDARK RECORDS

SEVENDUST and their wholly owned record label 7Bros. Records have officially parted ways with the Universal-affiliated WineDark Records. The band inked a deal with WineDark in early 2005 after a lengthy stint with TVT Records. 7Bros. Records continues its distribution through Fontana/Universal Music in North America and Roadrunner/Universal Music throughout the rest of the world. ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For U.K.'s READING And LEEDS Festivals

Thrash metal kings SLAYER are among the latest names to be added to the bill for the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals, set to take place August 25-27 at Reading's Richfield Avenue and Leeds' Bramham Park in the United Kingdom. Also confirmed for the summer event are AUDIOSLAVE, PEARL JAM and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, ...

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FIREWIND: New Album Details Revealed

Century Media Records has set a July 24 European release date for the new FIREWIND album, entitled "Allegiance". The album's first single, "Falling to Pieces", will be released June 19 in Greece. It will include an edited version of the title track, the non-album track "Demon Nights" and the BLACKFOOT cover "Teenage Idol" (previously unreleased). ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Drummer LARRY HOWE Joins W.A.S.P.

VICIOUS RUMORS drummer Larry Howe has joined W.A.S.P. as the replacement for Stet Howland. "[Larry] auditioned a few weeks ago and Blackie [Lawless, W.A.S.P. mainman] called him back and told him he had the gig," VICIOUS RUMORS bassist Dave Starr said. "He flies to Los Angeles this weekend to start work with the band for ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: More European Tour Dates Announced

Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have confirmed the final dates for thier European summer tour. For the first time in their career, the band will play such huge festivals as Germany's Rock Im Park/Rock Am Ring, U.K.'s Download, Italy's Flame Fest, Sweden's Hultsfred and Finland's Provinssirock. They will also kick off the tour by playing ...

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THE CULT: Canadian Tour Dates Announced

THE CULT will head to Canada for a seven-city tour in mid-May (with openers CONTROLLER CONTROLLER) before journeying overseas where they will visit seven European countries in June and July, encompassing headlining shows and key festival appearances in Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Holland, Serbia, Hungary and Greece. In the midst of these dates, the band will ...

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