August 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

NIGHTWISH Bassist Answers Fan Questions

NIGHTWISH bassist Marco Hietala recently answered a number of fan questions via the band's official web site. Read his responses at this location. NIGHTWISH has completed work on a pre-production recording of the tracks that are set to appear on the band's upcoming sixth album, tentatively due mid-2007. According to the latest entry ...

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VED BUENS ENDE: New Song Posted Online

VED BUENS ENDE (Norwegian for "At the End of the Rainbow"), the Norwegian avant-garde metal band who split up in 1997 after after releasing only one full-length album (1995's "Written in Waters") through Misanthropy Records, has been resurrected and has posted a rehearsal recording of a new song, entitled "Shame Eclipse", at its

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EDGUY Joined By HELLOWEEN Bassist At Spain's METALWAY Festival

According to a posting on EDGUY's official web site, the German melodic metallers were joined by HELLOWEEN bass player Markus Grosskopf for a "highly acclaimed" version of the song "Avantasia" during their appearance at the Metalway festival in Gernika, Spain on Sunday, July 30. EDGUY is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, ...

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DISKORD: Debut Album Samples Posted Online

Oslo, Norway-based extreme metallers DISKORD have uploaded two tracks from their forthcoming full-length debut, entitled "Doomscapes", at their MySpace page. Due later in the year via Edgerunner Music, "Doomscapes" will contain the following track listing: 01. An Architectonic Manifestation of Death 02. Public Static Void 03. Harbinger 04. Absurreality 05. Cosmic Collapse 06. ...

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THE SWORD Completes Work On New Music Video

THE SWORD has completed work on the second music video from its critically acclaimed album "Age of Winters". The video, for the hard-hitting track "Freya", was shot in Hollywood, CA with director Barnaby Roper. A still shot from the video, which is expected to make its world network premiere(s) shortly, can be viewed at

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ELIS To Release New Album Recordings As Tribute To Fallen Frontwoman

ELIS, the Liechtenstein-based gothic metal band whose singer, Sabine D√ľnser, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on July 7 during rehearsal and passed away the following day in hospital, has decided to release the already completed recordings for its new album, "Griefshire", as a tribute to their fallen frontwoman. "Sabine denoted 'Griefshire' always as her 'baby' and ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON: Rare Promotional CD Sold For Nearly $500

A "super-rare" promotional BRUCE DICKINSON CD released by Sanctuary Records, called "Catalogue Re-issues Sampler", has just been sold on eBay for $468.99. Released on May 23, 2005 to celebrate and promote the two-disc reissues of each of Bruce's solo albums, the CD contains 10 full-length tracks from all five of Bruce's solo studio albums. This ...

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SLAYER To Film 'Eyes Of The Insane' Video

SLAYER will reportedly film a war-themed video for the song "Eyes of the Insane" with director Tony Petrossian (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR). No further details are available at this time. Pre-order SLAYER's new CD, "Christ Illusion", and be automatically entered to win one of 10 lithos of the album cover signed by the artist ...

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