March 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

TESTAMENT Frontman Comments On 'Reunion' Tour

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy has issued the following statement regarding the band's upcoming "reunion" tour: "Well, it is really happening. Alex [Skolnick], Greg [Christian], Johnny [Tempesta], Eric [Peterson], me and Louie [Clemente], we are joining together to play some shows in Europe in May and a few in the U.S. in June. We are all ...

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THUS DEFILED: New Album To Feature ROTTING CHRIST's SAKIS

U.K. black metallers THUS DEFILED will fly to the U.S. in April to record their new album, "Daemonspawn", at Noise Farm Studio in Texas. Sakis from the legendary ROTTING CHRIST will be providing backing vocals on the album. The band will also make their first appearance on U.S. soil as special guests to DEMONCY at ...

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ONCE DEAD To Enter Studio In June

Roxx Records, a small independent label specializing in limited edition releases, is currently seeking distribution for it's most recent release, "Once Dead - Return with a Vengeance!". ONCE DEAD features four of the five original members of VENGEANCE RISING one of the bands that helped pioneer the Christian metal/thrash scene in the late '80s and ...

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SPHERE OF SOULS To Record Debut Album In May

SPHERE OF SOULS, the Dutch prog-metal band featuring ex-SUN CAGED vocalist André Vuurboom, will record their debut album at Rotterdam's Excess Studios in May. It will be a concept album containing 13 tracks. Engineering and production duties will be handled by Hans Pieters and Joost van den Broek, respectively. A late 2005 release is expected. ...

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Former ANNIHILATOR, GRIP INC. Members Join Forces In STRESS FACTOR 9

Former ANNIHILATOR members Randy Rampage (vocals) and Ray Hartmann (drums) have teamed up with bassist Stu Carruthers (GRIP INC., JUST CAUSE), guitarist Ash Blue (ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and guitarist/vocalist Kick (VERTICAL AFTER) in a brand new band called STRESS FACTOR 9. The group's musical style is described as "catchy, memorable punk-metal-urban ditties with big anthemic ...

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