December 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

PAPA ROACH Begin Work On New Album

MTV.com is reporting that PAPA ROACH have commenced work on the follow-up to "Getting Away with Murder" in Los Angeles. "We're renting a mansion together and we're gonna take a month and write music and live together and just go crazy monk-style," frontman Jacoby Shaddix told MTV.com. "This is the first time we've ...

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RUSH Salutes Earliest Fans On New DVD

Launch Radio Networks reports: When RUSH launched their 30th anniversary world tour last year, they made sure to do something special for the fans who've been with them all along. The band went back to their early material to come up with an overture to start the shows, and the performance runs about six minutes ...

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HIMSA: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new HIMSA track, entitled "Sleezevil", has been posted online at myspace.com/prostheticrecords. The song comes off the group's upcoming album, "Hail Horror", due on February 7, 2006 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2003's critically-acclaimed "Courting Tragedy and Disaster" was produced by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED), ensuring a "tight, intense recording that captures ...

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HORRICANE Announce New Guitarist

Estonian dark death metallers HORRICANE have announced the addition of guitarist Jaan Varts (a.k.a. WRZ; ex-RECYCLE BIN) to the group's ranks. Varts joins the band as the replacement for longtime axeman Pichen, who left the group in October. HORRICANE played their final gig with Pichen on Friday, November 4 at the Rock Café in Tallinn, ...

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Friends Mark Anniversary Of DIMEBAG's Death

Greg Prato of Billboard.com has issued the following report: Next Thursday (Dec. 8) will mark a year since the on-stage murder of PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was shot to death by an enraged fan during a DAMAGEPLAN show in Columbus, Ohio. While rumors swirl of impending archival sets from both of ...

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THE ACCURSED Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Guitarist Chris "Loki" Ellingsen has announced his departure from the New Bedford, Massachusetts melodic thrash metallers THE ACCURSED. "[Loki] has been with us from the start, helped form and mold THE ACCURSED into the killing metal machine that it is today," the band write on their web site. "It is a sad day in our ...

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