January 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

GWAR Frontman Doles Out Holiday Bonuses

Blender.com has uploaded a video clip of GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus taking part in the site's "Spend Our Money" feature. "[We] gave Oderus $100... he decided to try to buy crack for the crew and opening bands," explains Blender.com's Joe Knaus. "Too bad it turned out to be fake." Watch the clip at

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CALLENISH CIRCLE To Guest At ENGINE OF PAIN CD-Release Party

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been invited to appear as the special guest act at the CD-release party of fellow Dutch thrashers ENGINE OF PAIN on Saturday, March 10 at De Azijnfabriek in Roermond, The Netherlands. CALLENISH CIRCLE vocalist Patrick Savelkoul last March recorded a guest appearance on ENGINE OF PAIN's new album, ...

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Former NIGHTWISH Frontwoman Named Best Finnish Female Singer

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's official web site has been updated with the following message: "[On] December 30, 2006 more than 7600 readers of Finnish newspaper Iltalehti voted in different categories for the personalities of the year 2006 in Finland. They chose Tarja as the best Finnish female singer. Thanks a lot to the people ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL Getting Ready For ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA Tour

THE PANIC CHANNEL guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION) has issued the following update: "So THE PANIC CHANNEL started up rehearsals yesterday for our upcoming tour with [ROCK STAR] SUPERNOVA. It was our first day with [session member] Siggy [Sjursen of POWERMAN 5000] on bass and I have to say that the guy is insane on ...

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FEAR FACTORY Drummer Schedules NAMM Signing Sessions

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera will take part in the following signing sessions at the NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which is scheduled to take place January 18-21, 2007 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA: Zildjian: Friday, January 19: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pro-Mark ...

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SEVENTH CALLING, BEYOND FALLEN Sign With MELISSA RECORDS

Melissa Records, an intrepid new label based in The Netherlands, is putting the pedal to the U.S. metal. Created late 2006 and dedicated solely to power/progressive/thrash and heavy metal from the United States, Melissa promises to bring you the best that the versatile U.S. underground has to offer. Commented the label in a press release, ...

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THE GATHERING: Istanbul Concert Postponed Again

THE GATHERING's concert in Istanbul, Turkey, which was originally scheduled for November 23, 2006 and then pushed back to February 10, 2007, has once again been postponed. According to the band, "The venue took the date away from the promoter and gave it to a company for their corporate party." The group hopes to reschedule ...

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