December 2004 - Blabbermouth Archive

SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Embark On European Tour In March

Long-running Floria-based death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION will embark on a European tour in support of their latest album, "Warkult", in early 2005. The trek will kick off in March and will include stops in France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Iceland. A second leg of the tour will launch in April ...

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HATE ETERNAL Mixing New Album

HATE ETERNAL guitarist Erik Rutan has commented on the recording process for the band's new album, "I, Monarch", due in April 2005 via Earache Records. The group have released one special advance version of the title track for use on an upcoming Earache CD, to be given away free with the January 19 issue of ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY Undergoes Second Hip Surgery

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley this week underwent a second surgery on his hip to correct problems that arose following his hip replacement of October 12. After an undetermined period of rest and physical therapy, he is expected to make a full recovery. Stanley had previously said that his left hip degenerated from years of high-energy ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Singer Undergoes Surgery

SOLITUDE AETURNUS frontman Robert Lowe underwent surgery on Monday (Dec. 27) to remove his gallbladder and is now said to be back home and recovering. In addition to Lowe's gallbladder being in worse shape than expected, the doctor reportedly told Robert that a lower abdominal hernia was also found and repaired during the operation. As ...

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GOD FORBID Announce New Album Title

New Jersey-based thrash titans GOD FORBID reportedly announced during last night's appearance at the Stillbornfest in Worcester, MA that their new album will be called "Constitution of Treason". The group expect to begin work on the follow-up to "Gone Forever" in the spring for a tentative late 2005 release via Century Media Records. Other bands ...

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VINCE NEIL's 'Remaking' To Premiere On VH1 This Weekend

VH1 unveils the first "New Year, New You" transformation on New Year's Day with the premiere of "Remaking", a series of specials that is dedicated to improving the careers and lives of artists through various forms of transformation. MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil is the first artist to "face the music" on VH1's "Remaking: Vince ...

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MACBETH To Release Third Album In Early 2005

Italian female-fronted gothic metallers MACBETH will release their long-awaited third album, "Malae Artes", in early 2005. The follow-up to 2000's "Vanitas" (Dragonheart Records) will feature "10 new tracks in the vein of LACUNA COIL, NIGHTWISH and TRISTANIA," according to a press release. For more information, visit www.macbeth.it. ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: New Studio Album, DVD Update

Sweden's SPIRITUAL BEGGARS have set "Demons" as the title of their new album, due in Japan on February 23, 2005 via Toy's Factory Records. The first Japanese pressing will come with a bonus disc of live material recorded last year in Tokyo. No release date has yet been announced for the U.S. and Europe. In ...

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