May 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

THE STORYTELLER To Go On Hiatus

Swedish power metallers THE STORYTELLER have issued the following statement: "The members of the Swedish metal band THE STORYTELLER have decided to take a break as of August 2006. The final gig before the break will be at Gävle Cityfest the 9th of August. "This might come as a surprise to many of you, especially ...

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DEF LEPPARD's 'Yeah!' Enters BILLBOARD Chart At No. 16

DEF LEPPARD's covers set "Yeah!" (Mercury/Universal) sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 16 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This marks the group's tenth consecutive top 20 album, following the success of the band's two-disc best-of set "Rock of Ages: The Definitive ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist's Collaboration With J.P. 'THUNDERBOLT' PATTERSON To Receive CD Release

Guitarist Ross The Boss' (THE DICTATORS, ex-MANOWAR) and drummer J.P. "Thunderbolt" Patterson's (THE DICTATORS) collaborative release, "Thunderbolt Patterson with Ross The Boss", will finally be released on CD on August 1 via Poptown Records. The album was previously only available for download via iTunes, Napster, Sony Connect, Microsoft and Hear Music. Check out the cover ...

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MÅNEGARM Sign With BLACK LODGE RECORDS

Black Lodge Records has announced the signing of MÅNEGARM. After a ten-year collaboration with Displeased Records, the leading Swedish Viking metal act MÅNEGARM will start their collaboration with Black Lodge Records. MÅNEGARM's last record for Displeased, "Urminnes Hävd", will soon be released. MÅNEGARM have already begun work on the songs for their as-yet-untitled Black Lodge ...

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FLYLEAF Enjoying Their Own Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: FLYLEAF just wrapped up the initial leg of its first headlining tour over the weekend and will fly to Europe for some festival shows before coming back to the States to begin the second leg on June 17 in Birmingham, Alabama. Singer Lacey Mosley told Launch that the band enjoys being ...

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NEVERMORE To Perform As Four-Piece At European Festivals

NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane has commented on guitarist Steve Smyth's announcement that he will be unable to perform with the band on their upcoming four European festival dates — Italy's Gods Of Metal, Germany's Rock Hard, Sweden Rock, and Ireland's Rock Fest Belfast. Recently diagnosed with end stage kidney failure (the result of a congenital ...

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