August 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

Full Lineup For SHINING's Oslo Gig Confirmed

The lineup for SHINING's one-off show at Oslo's Maiden Club on Saturday, November 10 has been announced. Joining SHINING will be Norwegian black metallers ENDEZZMA, a band that features members of URGEHAL, RAGNAROK and VULTURE LORD. Opening the gig will be the psychopunkers HAUST. Described by frontman and SHINING creator Niklas Kvarforth as a "very ...

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HELLWITCH: New Album Recordings Postponed

Florida's death/thrashers HELLWITCH, one of the oldest and most legendary extreme metal bands, will begin begin pre-production for their sophomore album much later than previously announced. The group is now scheduled to start work on the CD, tentatively titled "Mythological Lies...Enlightened Paganus", later in the year for a 2008 release via Xtreem Music. Open Grave ...

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ATARGATIS: 'Nova' Artwork Revealed

German dark/symphonic gothic metal band ATARGATIS has revealed the cover artwork of its upcoming album, "Nova", which will be released on October 26 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded and produced at the Helion Studios (DARKSEED, EQUILIBRIUM) in Munich, Germany. The complete layout and design was created by Katja Piolka (PRIMAL FEAR, ...

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POISON Breaks Attendance Record at the MISSISSIPPI VALLEY FAIR

Playing to a crowd of over 28,000 fans and bringing arena rock and roll back to the Midwest, legendary rockers POISON broke all previous attendance records at this year's Mississippi Valley Fair on Friday night. Shattering previous records previously held by artists such as GRETCHEN WILSON and DEF LEPPARD, according to the venue's general manager, ...

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AVANTASIA To Play Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet announced at a press conference at Wacken Open Air earlier today that his solo project AVANTASIA will perform at next year's installment of the festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are IRON MAIDEN (headliners), CHILDREN OF BODOM and KREATOR. ...

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BLACK TIDE Replaces CIRCUS DIABLO On OZZFEST's Second Stage

Miami, Florida-based hard rock band BLACK TIDE (formerly RADIO) has replaced CIRCUS DIABLO on the billing of this year's Ozzfest. The group, which recently completed work on its debut album with producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, MACHINE HEAD, SOIL), will perform on the second stage beginning today (Saturday, August 4) in San Antonio, Texas. BLACK TIDE's ...

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