January 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

Legendary Ruthie's Inn Promoter WES ROBINSON Dead At 77

Wes Robinson (photo), founder of the legendary Ruthie's Inn on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, California — a mecca for San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal and punk acts in the 1980s (everyone from BAD BRAINS to SOCIAL DISTORTION, then later METALLICA, EXODUS, POSSESSED and DEATH ANGEL, played there) — passed away on ...

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VINNIE PAUL To Appear At NAMM

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott will take part in signing sessions for several of his endorsers on January 19-20 at the NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. So far he is confirmed to appear at the Pearl Drums booth on Saturday, January 20 at 3:00 ...

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HANKER Finishes Writing 13 Songs For New Album

According to a posting on HANKER's official web site, the Quebec City-based power/thrash metallers have finished writing 13 songs for the group's new album, tentatively due in the fall. HANKER's latest CD, "Web of Faith", was released in August 2004 via Skycraper Music. The album was produced by Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM) and HANKER and was ...

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QUO VADIS Guitarist Comments On Ontario Dates

Guitarist/vocalist Bart Frydrychowicz of the Canadian technical metallers QUO VADIS has issued the following update: "I just wanted to thank all the fans who showed up at the Ontario shows [in late December]. In the end, we made it to Hamilton [on Dec. 28] seven hours late due to mechanical problems with our bus. We ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM entered Southeast Studios in Karhula, Finland on November 6 with producer Teemu Aalto to begin recording their third album, entitled "Stuck Here On Snake's Way". Due on April 2 via Candlelight Records, the CD will contain the following track listing: 01. The Snake And The Way 02. Into Sea 03. ...

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RAGE Announces New Drummer

German power metallers RAGE have announced the addition of drummer André Hilgers (AXXIS, SILENT FORCE) to the group's ranks. "During [the recording sessions for] the Nuclear Blast anniversary album, we were very surprised how perfectly André's style matched our new song, 'Terrified'," the group writes on its web site. "So it was obvious that we ...

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DUSTER 69 Signs With SLEASZY RIDER

German stoner rockers DUSTER 69 have signed a deal with Greece's Sleaszy Rider Recods for all territories except Germany, Switzerland and Austria (where their records will be made available via Decibell). The group's new full-length album, "Angel King", will be released on February 23. In related news, Sleaszy Rider has ended its worldwide distribution arrangement ...

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