June 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

VIKING's 'Man Of Straw' Thrash Metal Classic To Be Re-Released

Lost and Found Records USA has announced official licensed CD reissue of the extremely rare speed/thrash metal classic, VIKING's "Man of Straw". Originally released in 1989 on Metal Blade Records, this fully licensed CD release will be fully remastered, and contain rare and never-before-heard bonus tracks. Founded in the spring of 1986 in Los Angeles, ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Sign With LOCOMOTIVE RECORDS

After 25 years of existence, the legendary German heavy metal band GRAVE DIGGER has signed a long-term deal with the Spanish record label Locomotive Records. Commented Goyo Esteban, President of Locomotive Records: "We are very proud that a heavy metal legend like GRAVE DIGGER puts that much trust in us. After the presentation of the ...

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MERCILESS DEATH Replace VINDICATOR At MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

California-based MERCILESS DEATH (Heavy Artillery Records) have replaced their labelmates VINDICATOR on the billing of the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to the festival organizers, VINDICATOR were forced to drop off the bill due to "issues within the lineup." The lineup for ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Frontman HALFORD Creates New Company To Produce And License Future Solo Releases

Heavy Metal superstar Rob Halford has purchased his groundbreaking, critically acclaimed HALFORD catalog from Sanctuary Records U.K. The three albums under the band name HALFORD include "Resurrection" (2000), the two-CD concert recording "Live Insurrection" (2001) and "Crucible" (2002). The HALFORD titles were acquired January 2006, and they will be the first music releases to possess ...

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THE BLACK CROWES Go Into The Vault For 'The Lost Crowes'

Twice THE BLACK CROWES have recorded albums that were never officially released: "Tall" in 1993 and "Band" in 1997. While a few songs from these lost albums were re-recorded and released on studio albums, many have emerged only through the band's legendary live shows. THE BLACK CROWES recently went into the vault, collecting the best ...

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