December 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

F5 Added To ALICE COOPER's Christmas Pudding Show

F5, the new band formed by David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), has been added to Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding show. Also performing at the concert will be Alice Cooper and the original ALICE COOPER members Michael Bruce, Neil Smith, and Dennis Dunaway, Tommy Shaw and JACK BLADE BAND, Danny Seraphine of CHICAGO, Ace Young of "American Idol", ...

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EXMORTEM: Another New Song Posted Online

A pre-production/rehearsal recording of another new EXMORTEM song, entitled "Salvation", has been posted online at the Danish metal band's MySpace page. According to the group, "this is a fast one to show you the diversity in the new material. Still just a pre-production thingy made in the rehearsal. Rough, raw and unpleasantly extreme!!" ...

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INSISION Bassist To Publish Book About Swedish Death Metal Movement

INSISION bassist Daniel Ekeroth will publish a book about the Swedish death metal movement, appropriately titled "Swedish Death Metal", in late December. Commented Ekeroth: "In the mid-'80s, a small underground movement in Sweden started to emerge from small towns and suburbs. A handful of restless teenagers started to search for the most extreme music available, ...

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OLYMPOS MONS Seeks New Label Home

Finnish melodic metallers OLYMPOS MONS have issued the following update: "The negotiations with our former label concerning the [already completed] new album ['Medievil'] has taken unexpected turns. OLYMPOS MONS is not satisfied how the distribution of the debut album, 'Conquistador' [2004], was handled. Neither are we satisfyed with the explanations provided, not to mention several ...

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Singer KELLY KEELING To Guest On New LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, whose most recent release, "Soundtrack of a Soul", featured an all-star cast of guest musicians — including Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER), Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Stephen Pearcy (RATT) and Tony Harnell (TNT) — are back in the studio working on their follow-up effort. Described as a "full-production acoustic rock record," "Independence ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

HEAVEN AND HELL — the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) — has been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2007 in Sölvesborg, ...

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