January 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

D.R.I. Guitarist Recovering From Complications Of Total Colectomy

Founding member and guitarist Spike Cassidy of hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) is in the hospital recovering from complications — including infection — that arose after he underwent total colectomy surgery (having his entire colon removed) earlier this month. Doctors have pinpointed the infection and he is expected to be released from ...

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SOLE REMEDY To Carry On Following Guitarist's Tragic Death

Finnish metal band SOLE REMEDY, whose 30-year-old guitarist Mikko Laine was killed in a traffic accident on October 3, 2011 in Baarlo — just hours after the group's performance at the ProgPower Europe festival — has issued the following update: "Almost four months ago, we lost a dear friend and a wonderful bandmate. Things have ...

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TRIVIUM Performs Acoustic Cover Of IRON MAIDEN Classic (Video)

TRIVIUM guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy, guitarist Corey Beaulieu and bassist Paolo Gregoletto stopped by the studios of the the Tampa Bay radio station 98 Rock in their home state of Florida to perform acoustic versions of their songs "Built To Fall" and "Dying In Your Arms", as well as a cover version of the IRON MAIDEN ...

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Will Singer JESSE LEACH Rejoin KILLSWITCH ENGAGE?

Vocalist Jesse Leach, who left Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in 2002, was asked by Australia's Loud magazine if he has been approached to rejoin the band following the recent exit of his replacement, Howard Jones. "I'm not going to comment," he responded. "Everyone wants to know… I'd rather those guys go through what ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Chooses MOBILE BACKSTAGE To Connect With Fans

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM are celebrating their 15th Anniversary U.S. Tour by launching their very own interactive fan club via Mobile Backstage on smartphones, Facebook and the Web to connect with their most loyal fans, the Children Of Bodom Hate Crew. "Mobile Backstage was an obvious choice for us," said the band in a ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Play Another NYC Show With STEVE STEVENS

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach played three "special concerts" in New York City this past weekend with BILLY IDOL guitarist Steve Stevens. The shows took place on January 27, January 28 and January 29 at The Iridium and featured Bach and Stevens "doing two sets a night," including "some special unexpected songs." Stevens will ...

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AURA NOIR: 'Out To Die' Track Listing Revealed

Norway's blackened thrashers AURA NOIR will release their fifth full-length studio album, "Out To Die", on March 23 in Europe and March 27 in North America via Indie Recordings. Speaking to Terrorizer magazine shortly after a recent listening session in Oslo, AURA NOIR guitarist/vocalist Aggressor stated about the band's new CD, "It feels ...

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THE AGONIST Frontwoman Snags PETA2 Award

If there's one thing that hits a sour note with Alissa White-Gluz, the powerful voice of the Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based metal band THE AGONIST, it's animal abuse. The singer uses her voice to raise awareness about animal suffering every chance she gets, and that's one of the reasons why she's snagged a Libby Award in ...

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