December 2001 - Blabbermouth Archive

BLIND GUARDIAN's

BLIND GUARDIAN's recently-issued "And Then There Was Silence" CD single, the first single to be issued through Century Media Records in more than a decade of operation in North America, debuted on the US Soundscan singles sales chart at #171, with top 40 debuts in Cleveland, Seattle and Denver all without the benefit of commercial ...

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Brad Gillis Starts Work On New Solo CD!

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current NIGHT RANGER guitarist Brad Gillis is currently at Spirit Wind Studios recording his third solo CD, which should see the light of day in the spring. Meanwhile Italy's Frontiers Records has officially released the European version of the axeman's last effort, entitled Alligator. ...

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BROWN Perform Gig Of Epic Proportions!

North Carolina's BROWN, featuring former C.O.C. drummer Reed Mullin (who plays guitar and sings lead in the new band) and producer John Custer (i.e. C.O.C., DAG, CRY OF LOVE), performed a showcase gig for Epic Records on Tuesday, December 11th at Lincoln Theater in Raleigh. ...

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Ex-THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL Singer Inks New Solo Deal!

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL goddess of beauty Kari Ruesltten has signed with Sweden's GMR Music Group and will release her long-awaited third solo album (the first two were issued through Sony Music Norway) in late March through the Peach Music sub-label. As yet-untitled, the follow-up to 1998's Mesmerized is being mixed by Lars ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Seek New Label!

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM are currently seeking a new record deal following their recent split with the Spinefarm label. Once a new deal has been secured, the group will enter the studio to record the upcoming CD, which is tentatively due in late 2002. ...

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B/C: An OVERKILL/SAVATAGE Collaboration!

B/C is the provisional band name for the new project of OVERKILL vocalist Bobby Blitz Ellsworth and SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery, who have reportedly completed work on a four-track demo that is said to rock powerfully. No details about a forthcoming album release have yet been divulged. More information as it becomes available. ...

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Sweden's SLOWGATE Ink Deal With GMR Music!

Sweden's GMR Music have inked a deal with Boden's SLOWGATE, an “extreme thrash metal band” who will issue their debut album, entitled Force Of The Unknown, through the Extremity sub-label in February. SLOWGATE features in its ranks former MANNINYA BLADE guitarist Nicke Johansson, who also handled the vocals on the first HEXENHAUS album, entitled A ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Men Reunite In New Band!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Al Atkins has joined forces with ex-JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland in a new group that also features in its ranks original DEF LEPPARD guitarist Pete Willis. The band's line-up is completed by bassist Bruno Stapenhill and guitarist Paul May. ...

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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New Old Songs, Durst ...

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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