January 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

CRYPTOPSY Drummer To Perform At NAMM Show

CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier will be performing at the NAMM show 2006 in California on January 22 at 11:00 a.m. This performance will take place at the Pearl booth at Anaheim Convention Center. As previously reported. CRYPTOPSY will be showcasing during the Canadian Music Week Festival (CMW) on Saturday, March 4 in Toronto, Ontario. The ...

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SEVENDUST: 'Best Of' Enters Billboard Chart At No. 156

SEVENDUST's greatest hits album, "Best Of (Chapter One 1997-2004)", has sold just under 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 156 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. "Best Of (Chapter One 1997-2004)" features "Black", "Angel's Son", "Enemy", two previously unreleased ...

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VENGEANCE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Dutch hard rock veterans VENGEANCE are the latest addition to this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24 in Balingen, Germany. The band will introduce a very special surprise guest who will join them on stage for a few songs. The festival billing is shaping up as follows ...

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HOLY MOSES: New Tour Dates Announced

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jan. 07 - Dresden, GER @ Erscheinungsfest Feb. 11 - Leipzig, GER @ Nix im Schäddel Festival Jul. 14 - Brande-Hörnerkirchen, GER @ Headbangers Open Air Jul. 15 - Burgstetten-Erbstetten, GER @ Metallic Noise Festival Aug. 06 - Kavarna, BUL ...

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BEYOND TWILIGHT Announce New Vocalist

Only two days after announcing their split with singer Kelly Sundown Carpenter (also of OUTWORLD), Danish prog-metallers BEYOND TWILIGHT have already acquired a replacement. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "We are proud to announce that our new lead vocalist is Björn Jansson. Coming from Sweden we warmly welcome him as ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Yeah!' Covers Album Due In April

Syndicated newspaper columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith are reporting that DEF LEPPARD is taking a much-deserved break before embarking on another round of touring and album promotion. The band kept up a breakneck pace of concerts, awards shows and promotional appearances from May into December last year with its hit "Rock of Ages" ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Joins Blues Band

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I've joined a blues band that I'm jamming with one or two times a week. I've always wanted to try out something like that — no side project; just a jam you can do when you have the time. ...

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HELLACAUST Sign With GREAT WHITE NORTH RECORDS

Nova Scotian black war metallers HELLACAUST have inked a deal with Great White North Records for the release of their sophomore album, "Inevitable Dementia", tentatively due in April. An unmastered version of the track "Embrace Of Insanity", taken from the upcoming CD, can be downloaded at this location. "Inevitable Dementia" is the follow-up ...

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THE RED DEATH Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

New York metallers THE RED DEATH have amicably parted ways with longtime bassist Dominic Mastronunzio. Replacing Dominic in the group's lineup is Jack Portwood, bassist/singer of upstate New York's HIGHLAND DRIVE. Portwood is "being brought up to speed and broken in, and is excited about the band and his future in it," according to a ...

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