February 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

JON OLIVA'S PAIN Announce New Guitarist

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the new band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, have announced the addition of guitarist Shane French (ex-CIRCLE II CIRCLE) to the group's ranks. Commented French in a statement: "It's an honor and privilege to rejoin my former [CIRCLE II CIRCLE] bandmates Matt LaPorte, Chris Kinder, Kevin Rothney and John Zahner in ...

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ANATHEMA To Release New Music Via iTunes

British metallers ANATHEMA will release three new songs on April 18 via iTunes to coincide with their tour supporting Finnish goth rockers H.I.M. The three tracks that will be released are as follows: 01. One Day 02. Everything 03. Angels Walk Among Us ANATHEMA are currently unsigned as a result of having been dropped by ...

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COLD Call It A Day

COLD have called it a day after the disappointing sales performance of the band's fourth album, "A Different Kind of Pain". Frontman Scooter Ward's official statement on the matter (as it appears on the band's message board) reads as follows: "This is one of the hardest things I've ever had to write, but ...

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GORGOROTH Guitarist Appeals Sexual Assault Conviction

According to a posting on GORGOROTH's web site, the band's guitarist Infernus is appealing his conviction of aggravated sexual assault in connection with an alleged rape of a 29-year-old woman in Bergen, Norway in 2004. Infernus (real name: Roger Tiegs) and a friend (whose identity has not been revealed by the Norwegian media) were found ...

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KREATOR Frontman Checks In From New York City

KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza has posted the following message on the band;s official web site: "The shows [on the North American Enemy of God Pt. 2 Tour] are going really well so far and I'm very happy to share the stage with NAPALM DEATH for a whole tour after all these years. We wanted to ...

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VEHEMENCE: 'We Are Coming Back On Our Own Terms'

Arizona-based death metallers VEHEMENCE have issued a statement confirming that they have reunited and are currently working on material for their fourth full-length album (as BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported yesterday). In a posting on their MySpace.com page, the band said, "Well, we had our 'reunion' show [Saturday] night, and it went over extremely well. ...

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