February 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

MASTER Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

MASTER have been confirmed this year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. Meanwhile, KORPIKLAANI were forced to cancel their appearance at the event, reportedly due to an exclusivity clause in connection with their performance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival. The festival billing is ...

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FOREST OF IMPALED Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Chicago's own war metal veterans FOREST OF IMPALED are putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to "Forward the Spears", tentatively entitled "Rise and Conquer". The band have once again gone through another change in the vocal and bass department, with the departure of Markus Kolar. "We have recruited our brother Zion (DISINTER, NACHTMYSTIUM), who ...

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KAYSER To Enter Studio This Month

KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Spice and ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND drummer Bob Ruben, will enter Caesar studios on February 12 with producer Rickard Caesar to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due late summer via Scarlet Records. "The plan is to record 15 new songs," the band write on ...

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DESTINY To Support Former BLACK SABBATH Singer In Sweden

Long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY will support former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin on the following Swedish dates: Apr. 12 - Sala, SWE @ Rockland Apr. 13 - Växjö, SWE @ Folkets Park Apr. 15 - Jönköping, SWE @ Sir Simon Apr. 16 - Karlskrona, SWE @ Kino DESTINY's most recent release was the "Beyond All ...

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Former POISON IDEA Guitarist PIG CHAMPION Found Dead

Thomas "Pig Champion" Roberts, guitarist for POISON IDEA, died at his home in Portland, Oregon, Monday night (Jan. 30). He was 47 years old. A founding member of the seminal punk band, he continued to appear with POISON IDEA throughout the late Nineties and into the new millennium, despite officially quitting the band in 1993. ...

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