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MALEVOLENT CREATION Part Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Long-running Floridian death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have reportedly parted ways with guitarist Rob Barret and bassist Gordon Simms. Replacing them in the group's latest incarnation are returning members John Rubin (guitar) and Jason Blachowicz (bass, also in DIVINE EMPIRE). MALEVOLENT CREATION are currently writing the music for their tenth studio album, to be released sometime ...

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ANTHRAX Bassist FRANK BELLO: 'I Love JOHN BUSH'

Alun Thomas of Glory Daze recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Glory Daze: Did John Bush's non-participation [in the reunion tour] affect you considering he was vocalist for twelve years and with the band through their hardest years? Frank Bello: "I love ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH Finalize Track Listing For 'The Truth'

Orange County, CA-based sextet BLEEDING THROUGH have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Truth", due on January 10, 2006 via Trustkill Records. The follow-up to the group's breakthrough album, "This Is Love…This Is Murderous", was produced by Rob Caggiano, who has previously worked with CRADLE OF FILTH and DRY KILL LOGIC, in ...

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Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions - VARIOUS ARTISTS

You have to give a project like this credit for sheer balls alone, not to mention the amount of frequent-flyer miles annihilated in the name of tribute. Four "team captains" — ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, MACHINE HEAD mainman Robert Flynn, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison and TRIVIUM frontman Matthew K. Heafy — assembled core bands ...

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DOHENY Split Up

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have officially split up. Clayden is believed to be planning more PITCHSHIFTER live dates, while Morrison is currently involved in a brand-new project, the details of which have yet to be revealed. Prior to ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Audio Samples Available For Download

Legendary Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF, whose current lineup includes vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), have uploaded audio samples of several new album tracks at their official web site. The tracks available for preview include "Disconnect", "King of the Ward", "Dr. Wicked", "I Am the Law" and "Behind the Gun". Check them out ...

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RUSH Drummer NEIL PEART: 'It's All Going My Way'

RUSH drummer Neil Peart has posted the following message on his official web site: "My instructional video on drum soloing, 'Anatomy of a Drum Solo', is almost a reality. Or, it will be October 14th, our deadline to hand in the editing and artwork. Or it will be November 1st, the projected release date. "Too ...

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ROB ROCK To Film Live DVD In Germany

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) will be returning to Germany in March 2006 to film and record his first live DVD. A late 2006 release is expected. Rock's latest solo album, "Holy Hell", was released in the U.S. on September 6 via Candlelight/Caroline Records. The CD features contributions from Bobby Jarzombek ...

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A NEW REVOLUTION Announce Live Dates

A NEW REVOLUTION, the new Austin, Texas-based band featuring former SLAVES ON DOPE members Frank "Frankie" Salvaggio (bass) and Rob Urbani (drums), along with ex-UNLOCO singer Joey Duenas, have lined up the following dates during October/November: Oct. 19 - The Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA Oct. 28 - Big E's - Edgerton, ...

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WEAPON Featuring Former HIRAX, WARGOD Members: Demo Available For Free Download

WEAPON 13, the new band featuring former HIRAX members Gary Monardo (bass), Johnny Tabares (drums; appeared on HIRAX's "Raging Violence" album) and Bob Savage (guitar; played on HIRAX's 1984 demo), along with ex-WARGOD vocalist Rob Perkins, have made their three-song self-titled demo available for free download. Check out the songs "Monster Reborn", "The Bleeding Never ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Ties The Knot

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon and his girlfriend Susanna tied the knot on October 2. The wedding in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, was "an amazing event," according to a posting on the group's official web site. "Rico Forrester from SAVANNAH and Rob Urbinati from SACRIFICE were Jed's Best Men. The MESHUGGAH boys even rolled in ...

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ROB ROCK's VICE Reunion Was A 'Smashing Success'

VICE, the long-defunct '80s heavy metal band featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA), reunited for one show only on Saturday, October 8, 2005 in Somers, CT. The four original members, who played 300 dates a year performing original and cover songs, were joined at the gig by New England's newest guitar slinger, Jason ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Considering Putting Together Metal Package To Tour North America Next Summer

In a recent interview with Lynn Saxberg of The Ottawa Citizen, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing revealed that they're considering putting together a multi-act metal package to tour North America next summer, but they also want to make another album. "It's pretty hectic," Downing said, noting that he'll be celebrating another birthday on stage this ...

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Former DAMAGEPLAN Frontman Says 'Lack Of Education' Is Humanity's Biggest Disaster

Former DAMAGEPLAN frontman/HALFORD guitarist Patrick Lachman has once again responded to the critical comments posted on BLABBERMOUTH.NET with regards to JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford allegedly losing his voice during the group's October 9 performance in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In an October 10 report submitted to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, a reader calling himself "Fullshred" ...

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Ex-DAMAGEPLAN Frontman: BLABBERMOUTH.NET Detractors Are 'Gayer' Than ROB HALFORD

Former HALFORD guitarist/DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman has slammed BLABBERMOUTH.NET detractors for criticizing JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford for allegedly losing his voice during the group's October 9 performance in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In a report submitted to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, a reader calling himself "Fullshred" wrote about PRIEST's Atlantic City concert, "About four songs ...

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Kill a Celebrity - RAMALLAH

Considering Thorp Records' reputation for releasing high quality, boot-to-face hardcore, RAMALLAH's "Kill a Celebrity" surprised the hell out of me, but not in a negative way. I was puzzled initially by Rob Lind's (BLOOD FOR BLOOD, SINNERS AND SAINTS) militantly damning look at a deceitful U.S. government and an apathetic American populace (and other world ...

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DEATH: 'Live In Cottbus' DVD Due In November

On November 11, Nuclear Blast Records will release a DEATH DVD entitled "Death: Live in Cottbus". It will have the same track listing as the "Live in L.A. (Death & Raw)" DVD and will also include all the press pictures from the "The Sound of Perseverance" era (1998) as well. Also, a new "deluxe" edition ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Loses Voice In Atlantic City

A regular BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Fullshred has submitted the following report: "I was at the JUDAS PRIEST concert last night [October 9] at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ where JUDAS PRIEST performed (sort of). "About four songs into their set, Rob Halford [vocals] came on stage with a mug of ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Explains Arlington Cancellation

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS cancelled their previously announced Oct. 8 headlining show at the Phoenix in Arlington, Texas. The group's guitarist, Gary Holt, has posted the following statement regarding the cancellation: "Just wanted to let everyone know the tour is not cancelled. Everything is fine except for the Arlington, Texas show today. ...

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