June 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

WOLVERINE Finish Laying Down Drums For New Album

Sweden's WOLVERINE are currently recording the follow-up to 2003's "Cold Light of Monday", tentatively due later in the year through Elitist/Earache. The following recording update was posted on the band's official web site: "Yesterday the recording of the drums began and to our great delight Marcus managed to lay down all songs except one on ...

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ALTARIA Part Ways With Guitarist JANI LIIMATAINEN

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have parted ways with guitarist Jani Liimatainen. "During the preproduction sessions of the upcoming album it became obvious to everybody including himself that things had developed to the point where it was impossible for him to combine ALTARIA's increasing demand for attention with the busy schedule of SONATA ARCTICA," the band ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records U.K. has announced the signing of critically acclaimed Dutch goth-metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION for the U.K., Australian, and Japanese territories. "We are very happy that our new album is being released by Roadrunner in the U.K., Australia, and Japan," the band said in a statement. "A lot of our fans from these countries send ...

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ANVIL And PHANTOM-X To Team Up For European Tour

Canadian metallers ANVIL will be teamng up with PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher, for a European tour beginning in November. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. ANVIL have replaced WOLF on the billing of the Keep It True festival, set to take place November 4 at the Dittegheim Sporthalle ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: New Photobook Due In August/September

According to Led-Zeppelin.com, a new LED ZEPPELIN photbook, entitled "Whole Lotta Led", is scheduled for release in August/September. Authored by Ralph Hulett and Jerry Prochnicky, "Whole Lotta Led" charts LED ZEPPELIN's "12-year flight from take off to soaring at the top to being grounded," according to a posting at WholelLottaLedTheBook.com. "It is the first of ...

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