March 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

EMBRACE THE END Sign With ABACUS RECORDINGS

Sacramento's EMBRACE THE END have inked a deal with Abacus Recordings. Featuring current members of FIRST BLOOD and KILLING THE DREAM, EMBRACE THE END separates itself from those acts and the current choking atmosphere of metalcore bands by their sheer scathing ferocity. The sextet just wrapped up the recording of their debut record, titled "Counting ...

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KORN's 'Fight The 'Power' To See Light Of Day In April

Billboard.com is reporting that KORN and XZIBIT's newly recorded cover of PUBLIC ENEMY's "Fight the Power" is among the exclusive tracks that will be found on the soundtrack for "XXX: State of the Union". Due April 19 via Jive, the set also features the new song "Anybody Seen the Po-Po" from ICE CUBE, who stars ...

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OCCULT, HEARSE, EINHERJER, DISSECTION Reissues Due In March/April

Candlelight Records has announced the continuation of its reissue series with the upcoming Stateside release of key early or currently out-of-print releases from OCCULT, HEARSE, DISSECTION, EINHERJER, THY SERPENT, XYSMA, IN FLAMES and more. Starting with OCCULT's "Enemy Within" and "Prepare to Meet Thy Doom" (in stores March 22) and continuing through the 2-on-1 pressing ...

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Former HALFORD Bassist Launches 'Brutal' New Project

Former HALFORD/TWO bassist Ray Riendeau has started a new band with drummer Clancy McCarthy (LYNCH MOB) and bassist Lance Grant, both formerly of DISLOCATED STYLES. Dubbed BRUTALITY, the group's music is said to be — as the name suggests — "very brutal," according to Riendeau. Ray will be playing guitar in the new project, which ...

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VIRGIN STEELE, MOONSPELL, HYPOCRISY Confirmed For Finland's NUMMIROCK Festival

VIRGIN STEELE, MOONSPELL, HYPOCRISY and SONATA ARCTICA are among the bands confirmed for Finland's Nummirock festival, set to take place June 24-25 in Nummijärvi. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: VIRGIN STEELE MOONSPELL HYPOCRISY KOTITEOLLISUUS SONATA ARCTICA MOKOMA AJATTARA VIIKATE TERÄSBETONI PAIN CONFESSOR NICOLE STAM1NA Headliners VIRGIN STEELE will be performing for the ...

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LINKIN PARK Lose Trademark Case

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that LINKIN PARK attempted to trademark its name for use on posters, but a British judge ruled against the band on Tuesday (March 1), clearing the way for stores to sell unofficial posters of LINKIN PARK and other music and entertainment figures. According to Reuters, British judge Richard Arnold ruled ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: 'World Play' European Release Date Announced

SOUL SIRKUS, the new band featuring Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums, will release their debut album, "World Play", in Europe on April 25 via Frontiers Records. The European version of ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Overseeing 'The Dirt' Script Changes

Launch Radio Networks reports: The members of MÖTLEY CRÜE aren't just playing and partying on their recently launched "Red, White, and Crüe 2005...Better Live Than Dead" tour. The quartet is also overseeing plans for a film adaptation of their explicit 2002 biography "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band", which singer Vince ...

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