May 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

LIFE OF AGONY Are 'Really Looking Forward' To GIGANTOUR

LIFE OF AGONY have issued a statement commenting on their participation in this summer's Gigantour, a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER. "Dave Mustaine and MEGADETH have always been great to the band over the years and we are really looking forward to this," LIFE OF AGONY write on their web site. ...

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MEGADETH: Filming Starts For GIGANTOUR Documentary DVD

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and director Michael Sarna (MEGADETH's "Of Mice and Men" video) were together on Friday (May 27) filming material for the Gigantour documentary DVD. According to Mustaine, footage filmed so far includes "just more preliminary stuff like when we confirmed some of the other bands, and phone calls, etc. Also interview footage ...

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KOLDBORN To Record New Album In August

Danish death metallers KOLDBORN will enter Smart 'n' Hard studios on August 15 with producer Jacob Bredahl to begin recording their next album, tentatively due in early 2006. A rehearsal recording of a new track, entitled "Neural Bound", is available for download at this location. KOLDBORN's latest EP, "Devil of All Deals", was ...

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FIREWIND Forced To Pull Out Of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN U.K. Dates

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND, featuring former DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have been forced to cancel their previously announced support dates with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN in the U.K. after singer Chity Somapala's (ex-AVALON, FARO) visa application to the U.K. embassy was rejected, according to a posting on the group's web site. "This sounds crazy, ...

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CAMP FREDDY Finishing Up Work On Debut Album

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of ex-JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan) — are scheduled to return to the studio shortly ...

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SONIC X Select Producer For Sophomore CD

Toronto-based hard rockers SONIC X have hired Warren Cooper to co produce and engineer the follow-up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut CD. Warren co-engineered the SONIC X debut CD and this time will have a bigger role in the overall recording and production of the new record, which is slated for release in the ...

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EXODUS Guitarist: 'There Is Nothing That Can Stop Us'

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Just letting everyone know we are hitting the studio June 4th and all systems are go! In only nine rehearsals, Paul [Bostaph, ex-SLAYER, FORBIDDEN] has all the songs down and everything is crushing! We are recording at Trident studios in ...

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EVERGREY's 'A Night to Remember' Tops Swedish Music DVD Chart

EVERGREY's brand-new DVD, "A Night to Remember", has entered the official Swedish music DVD chart at No. 1. "A Night to Remember" was filmed on October 9, 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden with 15 high-definition cameras by video producer Patric Ullaeus (LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR) and includes all six of the group's videos to ...

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