May 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

JORN LANDE, WITCHHAMMER Confirmed For Norway's RAGNAROCK Festival

Former MASTERPLAN/ARK frontman JORN LANDE and Norwegian thrash metallers WITCHHAMMER have been confirmed for the Ragnarock festival, set to take place August 17-19 at the Valle Hovin Sports Arena in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ASTRAL DOORS AXEL RUDI PELL BRAINSTORM CHINCHILLA COMMUNIC CORNERSTONE EDENBRIDGE ENSIFERUM EXODUS ...

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GENE SIMMONS Attends INDIANAPOLIS 500 Parade

KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has posted a photo of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons attending this past Saturday's (May 27) Indianapolis 500 parade. According to a posting on the site, Gene was well-received from the crowd of more than 300,000 as he waved and joked along the two-mile parade route. He joined other ...

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FALL OF SERENITY Explain Tour Cancellation

German death metallers FALL OF SERENITY have issued the following statement explaining their decision to drop off the European tour with HATE ETERNAL, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and SHADOWSLAND: "So we are not on tour with the cool people of HATE ETERNAL, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and SHADOWSLAND anymore. We were forced to do this decision together ...

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HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE: 'The Locust Years' Due In June

The new album from San Francisco's HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, entitled "The Locust Years", will be finally available in North America on June 26 in a deluxe digipack edition (September 4 in Europe) via Cruz Del Sur Music. According to a press release, "The Locust Years" "brings the creative songwriting of the HAMMERS to an upper ...

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DISSECTION Mainman Comments On Upcoming U.S. Dates

Swedish metal pioneers DISSECTION have announced the following live dates outside their final European appearance on June 24, 2006 at Dissection Midsummer Massacre '06 in Stockholm, Sweden: Jun. 17 - Tel-Aviv, ISR @ Comfort 13 Sep. 01 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues Sep. 06 - New York City, NY @ B.B. King ...

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PAIN CONFESSOR Report On Japanese Tour

Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR have posted the following message on their official web site: "PAIN CONFESSOR visited Japan for the first time during May 24-28, 2006. The band played two gigs in the Tokyo area, first one a showcase with AMORAL and NORTHER at Liquidroom venue and the second one at Dress Tokyu venue with ...

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