August 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

SLAYER: 'Christ Illusion' $6.66 One-Day Sale At The Exchange

The Exchange — an independent record store chain in business since 1975 with 13 stores in the Cleveland area and seven stores in Pittsburgh — will be hosting a special Customer Appreciation Sale for SLAYER's forthcoming "Christ Illusion" CD on Tuesday, August 8. On this day (the official release date of the new album), all ...

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TALISMAN: New Album Details Revealed

Frontiers Records has revealed the details behind TALISMAN upcoming studio album, "7", to be released on October 20, 2006. Recorded under the working title of "Bar" (which was dropped in the end in favor of the more immediate "7"), TALISMAN's brand new album sees once again the combination of four amazing talents flourishing to the ...

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GRAVE Sets Title For Live DVD; November Release Expected

Swedish death metallers GRAVE have set "Enraptured" as the title of its upcoming live DVD, which will be filmed on August 24 at the Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland. A standard DVD edition and a DVD+CD limited-edition version are set to be released in November via Metal Mind Productions. More information will be made available ...

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OMEN Returns From Hiatus, Announces Tour Dates

After a two-year hiatus, classic metallers OMEN have scheduled dates in the U.S. and Europe in August and September. In addition, the band has re-signed with Jeff Keller Management LLC, their management representation during their critically acclaimed last release, "Eternal Black Dawn" (2003). The current OMEN lineup features original guitarist/songwriter Kenny Powell, as well as ...

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R:I:P Announces New Bassist

R:I:P (RAW:INTENSE:POWER), the new German band featuring Björn Daigger (MAJESTY) and drummer Chris Merzinsky (MIDNATTSOL), has announced the addition of bassist Birgit Öllbrunner (also in MIDNATTSOL) to the group's ranks. "Birgit is about exactly what we were looking for in a bassist and bandmember and we are really excited that she wanted to join the ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Complete Work On 'Warball'

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have completed work on their new album, "Warball", due in October via Mascot Records. The CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. Orteaga and includes lead-guitar contributions from Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) and Thaen Rassmussen (ANVIL CHORUS). The group's ...

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OZZFEST Fan Charged With 'Indecent Assault'

Michael Gelbwasser of TheSunChronicle.com reports that a man at Tuesday night's (August 1) Ozzfest at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts was charged with indecent assault for allegedly reaching under a woman's skirt after the show. Joseph Rinaldi, 42, of Cranston, R.I., was released after posting $860 bail after his arraignment in Attleboro ...

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UNREST Replaces SAVAGE CIRCUS At Switzerland's METAL DAYZ Festival

UNREST has replaced SAVAGE CIRCUS on the billing of the Metal Dayz festival, set to take place August 4-6 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Friday, August 4: 17.00-17.30 AEONBLACK (open air) 17.45-18.15 DARK DAY DUNGEON (indoors) 18.30-19.15 DREAMSIDE (open air) 19.30-20.15 CRUCIFIED BARBARA (indoors) 20.30-21.30 DEADSOUL ...

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