TALISMAN Commence Work On New Studio CD

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), are reportedly in pre-production for the group's next studio album, which will not include any contributions from guitarist Pontus Norgren, who is said to have had a huge falling out with Jacob following the group's performance ...

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UPDATE: OVERKILL Frontman Suffers "Minor Stroke"

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth collapsed onstage about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th after suffering a "minor stroke", according to a message posted on the group's web site. "As most of you know, Blitz collapsed on stage at a show in Nürnberg and was taken to ...

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PAIN's Latest Named "Album Of The Month"

Sweden's PAIN, the brainchild of HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren have had their third full-length album, Nothing Remains The Same, named "Album Of The Month" by Germany's Hammer magazine. In other news, Tägtgren recently took time out from touring activities to do some writing for the next PAIN album, which is not expected to surface before ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Lines Up New Jersey Gig

GOTHAM, led by guitarist Paul Crook (i.e. SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS, ex-ANTHRAX), will be appearing at the Seagull in Hazlet, New Jersey tonight, July 1st. Also appearing on the bill will be THE ZOO, THE MONSTER, DE SOUL, BIG BANG BABY, VELVET JONES, and MARYSUE PROVEAUX. ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Collapses Onstage In Germany

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth reportedly collapsed onstage about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th. Although no official word has yet come down on the matter, it appears that dehydration was the likely cause of the singer's condition, for which he reportedly received treatment at a nearby ...

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SEPULTURA To Record EP Of Cover Songs

SEPULTURA are tentatively set to enter Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil during August to record a mini-CD consisting of five or six cover songs, to be released later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. At the moment, the plan is for the EP to be issued in Brazil only, ...

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EXODUS To Premier New Material At MILWAUKEE METALFEST, WACKEN OPEN AIR

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to premier two new songs during their upcoming appearances at the Milwaukee Metalfest and Wacken Open Air festival, guitarist Gary Holt has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The two tracks—one of which has the working title "Throwing Down"—are reworked versions of songs originally written for and demoed ...

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DOWN: More OZZFEST "Off" Dates Announced

DOWN have announced a couple of additions to their upcoming Ozzfest "off" dates itinerary. Confirmed non-Ozzfest appearances are as follows: Jul. 09 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall Jul. 14 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Jul. 21 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach* Jul. 27 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun ...

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