April 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

TUSKA FESTIVAL To Raise Funds For LORDI's EUROVISION Pyros

Finland's premier metal festival, Tuska Open Air Metal Festival (taking place June 30 – July 2, 2006 in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki) has decided to take action in assisting Finland's controversial Eurovision song contest participants LORDI with unrealistic pyrotechnics expenses. Although LORDI representing Finland in the Eurovision song contest raised very blunt opinions from the start, things ...

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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY 'Slaving Away' On New Material

ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY have posted the following update on their official web site: "Sorry it's been so boring over here lately. Unfortunately, that's kinda how it is for you when we're in the basement slaving away over this year's rock anthems. Something has expired in or around the practice space and we are breathing in death ...

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XYZ's TERRY ILOUS Doubles Your Fun

XYZ frontman Terry Ilous has taken to lending his voice to the world of television commercials. In his newest voice-over, rock veteran Ilous can be heard portraying one of the twins frolicking in a town square singing about a new Wrigley's Doublemint product, Doublemint mints. Check out the commercial at this location. One ...

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DRAGONLORD: More Tour Dates Announced

DRAGONLORD — the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingstone (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT) — have scheduled the following dates: Jun. 23 - Bourbon Street - Concord, CA Jun. 24 - Kennel Club - Sacramento, CA Jun. ...

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GODHATE Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Swedish death metallers GODHATE (formerly THRONEAEON) have parted ways with drummer and founding member Roger Sundquist. The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "Roger has left the band for good!!! A few of you know that Roger has parted before and returned, but this time we all felt that it was for ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's Son JÜRGEN To Release New Instrumental CD

German guitarist Jürgen Blackmore, son of DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore, will release a new instrumental rock album, entitled "Between Darkness & Light", on May 19. The CD was recorded and mixed earlier this year at the Musikerei Studios in Quickborn, Germany and features a "somewhat harder" musical direction than the four tracks that ...

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SCORPIONS Tap DESMOND CHILD For New Studio Album

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have tapped songwriter/producer Desmond Child — who has worked with such high-profile pop/rock artists as AEROSMITH, BON JOVI, ALICE COOPER, KISS, RICKY MARTIN, CHER, MICHAEL BOLTON and BONNIE TYLER — to produce their next studio album, which they expect to begin recording later in the year for a 2007 release. ...

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TRASHLIGHT VISION Announce U.K. Headlining Dates

TRASHLIGHT VISION, the new band featuring MURDERDOLLS guitarist Acey Slade, have announced several U.K. headlining dates to follow their European trek as the support act for BACKYARD BABIES. The details are as follows: Jun. 13 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK Jun. 14 - Central Station - Wrexham, UK Jun. 15 - Joiners - Southampton, ...

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