August 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

SUIDAKRA Part Ways With Guitarist/Vocalist, Announce Replacement

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have parted ways with guitarist/vocalist Matthias. "After the Summer Breeze festival, it was decided by the band as a whole that it would be best for everyone if Matthias stepped down from his position in the band," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Matthias will therefore play his ...

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PRONG Live Performance Footage Posted Online

More live performances of PRONG have been made available for viewing online in the "Videos" section of the Underground Video Television web site. They include classic PRONG songs "Whose Fist Is this Anyway" and "Broken Peace". Footage was taken at The New Cheer's Pub in Binghamton, NY during the "Scorpio Rising" tour. As ...

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Longtime Metal Journalist Pays Tribute To Fallen VOIVOD Guitarist

Longtime metal journalist and BLABBERMOUTH.NET contributor Don Kaye has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "It was almost exactly twenty years ago that I first met the members of VOIVOD, including guitarist Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour. I had been following their career for a year before that, through demos ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Guitarist Mourns Loss Of 'DENIS D'AMOUR, My Hero'

NOVEMBERS DOOM guitarist Larry Roberts has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "Many people may never have realized what a tremendous influence this man [Piggy] and his band is/was on me. I started listening to VOIVOD back around 1987, and I became very obsessed with their sound and ...

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CRISIS Guitarist: 'PIGGY Was A True Pioneer And Visionary'

CRISIS guitarist Afzaal Nasiruddeen has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "The metal world lost a legend last night. A guitar player that stood head and shoulders above the vast majority of copycat metal axemen, Piggy was a true pioneer and visionary, along with his bandmates in VOIVOD. ...

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KATAKLYSM: PIGGY Was 'The Nicest Guy You Could Meet'

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "It's with great sadness that we have learned today that Denis (a.k.a. 'Piggy') has passed away. The impact of his guitar influence was felt worldwide. His work in VOIVOD opened the doors to many metal bands in ...

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