January 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

EXTOL To Support MASTODON And DOZER In Europe

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have been confirmed as the opening act for MASTODON and DOZER on their joint European tour beginning on February 19 in Hamburg, Germany. EXTOL recently finished filming a video for the song "Pearl" off their forthcoming fourth full-length album, "Blueprint" (short for "The Blueprint Dives"). "Blueprint" is scheduled for release ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: New Rehearsal Photos Posted Online

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have posted several photos of the rehearsing/songwriting sessions for the band's sophomore album on guitarist Tracii Guns' official blog. Check them out at this location. As previously reported, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have announced the addition of guitarist Ginger (THE WILDHEARTS) and bassist Scott Sorry (ex-AMEN) to the group's ranks. Commented ...

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THE HIDDEN HAND Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

THE HIDDEN HAND, the band featuring hard rock guitar legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN), have parted ways with drummer Dave Hennesey. "The PENTAGRAM show was Dave's last show," Wino writes on the group's web site. "This was voluntary, amicable, and expected. "We love Dave, and he will be missed, but ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman Changes Title Of Solo Album

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has changed the projected title of his new solo album to "Love Many Trust Few" from the previously announced "Even Now". "The album had been going under the title 'Even Now' but on reflection and living with it for a while, I felt it wasn't quite the title I ...

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LINKIN PARK To Tour With EMINEM And 50 CENT?

Billboard.com is reporting that very preliminary talks are underway for a monster stadium-level package that would include LINKIN PARK, EMINEM, 50 CENT, and at least one other rock act. Given the multi-platinum status of all three acts, plus the fact that 50 CENT and EMINEM have been noticeably absent from the North American touring marketplace, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Says New Album Will Be 'Amazing'

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update on his official web site: "Just when you thought all my guest appearances were done for my solo album. I've added one final guest to the list. "Byron Stroud: Bassist for STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY, and ZIMMER'S HOLE has joined the guest ...

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TED NUGENT Festival Lawsuit Headed To Trial

John S. Hausman of the Muskegon Chronicle is reporting that Ted Nugent's lawsuit against Muskegon Summer Celebration for canceling his scheduled June 2003 concert will go to trial, barring a settlement between the parties. Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks on Tuesday rejected Summer Celebration's "motion for summary disposition" asking the judge ...

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