August 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

DESTRUCTION Frontman: PIGGY 'Will Stay In My Metal Heart Forever'

DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "I feel really sad, empty and distraught about the too early loss of VOIVOD guitar player Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour! "Another pioneer of metal has left the stage but the legend of Piggy will live forever! "He ...

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ALCHEMIST: New 'Embryonics' CD Details Revealed

Australian psychedelic metal band ALCHEMIST have announced that their upcoming compilation CD, "Embryonics" (cover), featuring group's output recorded during the '90s, will take on a slightly different form to the one initially discussed. "The first 'Embryonics' component will be a double CD compilation from 'Demo 90' to 'Eve of the War'. We have ...

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METAL BLADE RECORDS Pays Tribute To Late VOIVOD Guitarist

Andreas Reissnauer of the European office of Metal Blade Records has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "This morning we got to learn the devastating news that VOIVOD guitarist Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour passed away Friday night. "Another tragic loss for the world of metal. We at Metal Blade ...

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Reformed HOLY TERROR Seek Vocalist

Recenly reformed Seattle-based speed metal band HOLY TERROR are currently searching for a singer. Commented guitarist Kurt Colfelt (a.k.a. Kurt Kilfelt; ex-AGENT STEEL), "We attempted to get in touch with our original singer, Keith Deen, and I'm taking the lack of any response as a 'No.' We did what we could, and so as of ...

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NICODEMUS Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Portland-based goth metallers NICODEMUS have parted ways with longtime lead guitarist Matthew McGee. According to a press release, "He leaves the group under great terms and remains a friend to the band. The band wishes him only the best in his future efforts. The band, which is based out of Portland, Oregon, is now accepting ...

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PURE SWEET HELL: PIGGY Was 'A True Revolutionary And Pioneer Of Metal Guitar Playing'

PURE SWEET HELL, the two-man project featuring NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams and multi-instrumentalist Christ Eichhorn, have issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "One of the metal universe's brightest stars has gone supernova. We in PURE SWEET HELL are heartbroken over the news of Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour's passing. He ...

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