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VOIVOD's Hamilton Headliner Gets Pushed Forward

VOIVOD's headlining performance at Sonic Unyon Upstairs in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, which was originally set to take place on Friday, April 26th, has now been rescheduled to Thursday, April 25th. The current incarnation of VOIVODvocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger) , guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and guest bassist Vincent Peake ...

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VOIVOD Cancel Hamilton Headliner

The current incarnation of VOIVODfeaturing vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and guest bassist Vincent Peake of GROOVY AARDVARKhave cancelled their headlining performance at Sonic Unyon Upstairs in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Friday, April 26th due to scheduling conflicts (reportedly having to do with Peake's availability, ...

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VOIVOD To Begin Work On New Album, Compile "Best Of" CD

Former METALLICA and current ECHOBRAIN bassist Jason Newsted will join Canadian cyber-metallers VOIVOD in the studio this summer for the recording of the group's tenth studio album, which is tentatively due to be released through Century Media Records in early 2003. Also in the works is a Best Of CD spanning the band's entire career ...

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VOIVOD Set List For MOTÖRHEAD Gigs Revealed

The current incarnation of VOIVOD, featuring returning vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), have released the set list for their forthcoming support gigs with MOTÖRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal. It is as follows: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice ...

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VOIVOD Set List For MOTRHEAD Gigs Revealed

The current incarnation of VOIVOD, featuring returning vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), have released the set list for their forthcoming support gigs with MOTRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal. It is as follows: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice ...

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VOIVOD Confirm MOTRHEAD Support Slot

VOIVOD have confirmed via their official web site at www.voivod.com that they will be supporting MOTRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, Ontario and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec. Although no word was given with regards to the identity of the bassist that will be joining the ...

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VOIVOD Confirm MOTÖRHEAD Support Slot

VOIVOD have confirmed via their official web site at www.voivod.com that they will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, Ontario and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec. Although no word was given with regards to the identity of the bassist that will be joining the ...

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THE BLACK HAND Enlist VOIVOD Drummer To Draw CD Artwork

Canadian thrashers THE BLACK HAND have enlisted VOIVOD drummer Away (aka Michel Langevin) to draw the very VOIVOD-like artwork for their upcoming full-length CD/LP, entitled War Monger, due through New York's Chainsaw Safety Records in the coming weeks. The quintet are tentatively scheduled to embark on their first-ever European tour in May/June. ...

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VOIVOD Set To Utilize GROOVY AARDVARK Bassist For Upcoming Live Shows

The current incarnation of VOIVOD, featuring returning frontman Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), will reportedly be utilizing the services of GROOVY AARDVARK bassist Vincent Peake during the band's upcoming gigs with MOTÖRHEAD in Toronto, Ontario at Kool Haus (formerly The Warehouse) on April 27th and in Montreal, Quebec at Le Medley on April 28th. It should ...

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VOIVOD Rumored To Support MOTRHEAD, Former Frontman Completes Work On New Demo

The current line-up of VOIVODfeaturing returning vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger), but presumably without recording bassist Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA)are strongly rumored to be opening for MOTRHEAD at the latter band's headlining shows in Toronto, Ontario at Kool Haus (formerly The Warehouse) on April 27th and in Montreal, Quebec at Le Medley on April 28th. It ...

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VOIVOD Rumored To Support MOTÖRHEAD, Former Frontman Completes Work On New Demo

The current line-up of VOIVOD—featuring returning vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger), but presumably without recording bassist Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA)—are strongly rumored to be opening for MOTÖRHEAD at the latter band's headlining shows in Toronto, Ontario at Kool Haus (formerly The Warehouse) on April 27th and in Montreal, Quebec at Le Medley on April 28th. It ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM G. FISCHER Speaks Out On PROBOT Project

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on his contribution to the upcoming PROBOT project, led by former NIRVANA and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, in the form of a track called "Big Sky", the final recordings for which were delivered over a year ago. According to Fischer, I haven't heard from ...

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TILES Finalize Track Listing For "Window Dressing"

Detroit-based progressive rockers TILES have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming album, entitled Window Dressing, which will be recorded in late spring with former RUSH/VOIVOD producer Terry Brown and released in the fall through Inside Out Records. The songs set to appear on the CD are as follows: 01. All She Knows 02. Window ...

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TILES Prepare "Window Dressing" For Late 2002 Release

Detroit-based progressive rockers TILES have completed work on five songs for their forthcoming studio CD, tentatively titled Window Dressing, and will remain in pre-production mode for the next couple of months before entering the studio to begin tracking the effort. The band are hoping to bring former RUSH/VOIVOD producer Terry Brown into rehearsals this spring ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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RED HARVEST Set Release Date For "Sick" CD

Norway's RED HARVEST have set April 15th as the release date for their forthcoming studio album, tentatively titled Sick Transit Gloria Mundi, which was recently recorded at Akkerhaugen Studios (i.e. EMPEROR, MYRKSKOG) with famed producer Neil Kernon (i.e. QUEENSRYCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE). Scheduled to contain 11 songs, including an as-yet-unspecified cover of cult industrialists GGFH, ...

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VOIVOD: Snake-less SEX!

VOIVOD vocalist Snake was inexplicably replaced by CAFÉINE frontman Xavier during the former group's appearance at Montreal's Foufounes Electrique on December 30th as part of a bill that featured 10 local acts playing covers (as first reported here back on December 21st). VOIVOD guitarist Piggy (aka Denis D'Amour) and drummer Away (aka Michel Langevin) were ...

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PROBOT's Dave Grohl: Lemmy Is God!

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl (ex-NIRVANA) recently posted a message on the band's site describing the experience of working with MOTORHEAD mastermind Lemmy on a song called "Shake Your Blood", which will appear on an upcoming album by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. In his diary message, Grohl makes obvious his clear admiration for the rock'n'roll ...

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VOIVOD Jam Out On The PISTOLS At Debut Reunion Gig!

Three members of the current incarnation of VOIVODvocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (aka Denis D'Amour) and drummer Away (aka Michel Langevin)will perform a 30-minute set of SEX PISTOLS songs at Montreal's Foufounes Electrique on December 30th as part of a bill that will feature 10 local acts playing covers. VOIVOD will reportedly be ...

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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New Old Songs, Durst ...

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Archive News Nov 08, 2001

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following update on the band's activities at the group's official web site at www.ravenlunatics.com: “Hi!! It's been a while. Sorry to have been out of it for a while, but a lot has been happening behind the scenes... [Guitarist] Mark [Gallagher] &amp I were over ...

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Archive News Oct 26, 2001

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Sven Vormann, a move that was first reported here back on October 22nd. A replacement skinsman has already been found, but his identity has yet to be revealed. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days.


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Archive News Oct 17, 2001

KUSH, the long-running project of FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will be appearing at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on October 27th.


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Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love' as ...

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Archive News Oct 11, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 2nd, Roadrunner Records have now officially confirmed the departure of drummer Joe Nunez from SOULFLY and have hinted at the possibility of original drummer Roy Mayorga returning to the fold, a move that was denied by Mayorga in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET (as reported here on Tuesday, ...

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