August 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

OVERKILL, HADES And NON-FICTION Vets Launch THE CURSED

One of the most instantly recognizable voices in all of heavy metal, OVERKILL's Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth has for the first time in his career momentarily stepped out of his full-time band. With the launch of THE CURSED, Ellsworth is joined by guitarist Dan Lorenzo (ex-HADES and NON-FICTION), bassist Job the Raver (MURDER 1), and drummer ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Not Hiding The Story Behind 'Sober'

Launch Radio Networks reports: The story behind EVANESCENCE's new single, "Call Me When You're Sober", became a little clearer when singer Amy Lee's former boyfriend, SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan, checked himself into rehab last month. But Lee herself said that she's not worried about listeners knowing exactly what inspired the song. "'Call Me When You're ...

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KING DIAMOND Is Still Looking For 'Melissa' Skull

KING DIAMOND has dismissed as false a newly published report claiming that the "Melissa" skull, which he once owned, was returned to him last week by members of the American Nihilist Underground Society — an organization known for its "extensive and elitist Dark Legions metal archives." The Anus.com web site reported this past ...

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JORN LANDE And RUSSELL ALLEN Collaborating On New Album

Recording sessions of the second chapter of the highly anticipated album from Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X) started during August. Once again Magnus Karlsson (LAST TRIBE, STARBREAKER) penned a set of songs which fit perfectly to the voices of the two characters. The album will be entitled "The Revenge" and ...

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DEFTONES Guitarist: 'Our Agenda Is No Agenda'

Gary Graff of Billboard.com reports that it's been three years since the DEFTONES released their last album of all-new material. But guitarist Stephen Carpenter says the group wasn't sweating the long wait for the new "Saturday Night Wrist", which, as previously reported, arrives Oct. 31 via Warner Bros. "There was no specific timetable ...

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HELMET: New PAGE HAMILTON Audio Interview Available

An audio interview with HELMET mastermind Page Hamilton, conducted recently by Joe's Podhole, can be downloaded at this location. As previously reported, Warcon Enterprises — the label co-owned by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and the founder and CEO of Concrete Marketing, Bob Chiappardi — will be distributing the "Saw III" soundtrack, with ...

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BEN JACKSON GROUP To Support KAMELOT In Florida

BEN JACKSON GROUP, the Florida-based hard rock band featuring CRIMSON GLORY/ex-PARISH guitarist Ben Jackson on guitar/vocals, will be one of two opening bands for KAMELOT at their only Tampa Bay appearance at St. Petersburg State Theater on Saturday September 16. BEN JACKSON GROUP's sophomore album, "All Over You", features Jackson alongside guitarist Mark Borgmeyer, bass ...

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