December 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

STOS Guitarist JAN KARDAS Dies Of Cancer

Jan Kardas, guitarist of the legendary Polish heavy/speed metal band STOS, passed away several days ago being diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year. He joined the band in 1988 and appeared on the cult album "Stos" (1990) and the reunion demo "Awakening" in 2001. The last official studio recording of STOS with Jan Kardas ...

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GODHEAD: Acoustic Performance Posted Online

GODHEAD participated in an all-star Toys for Tots benefit on December 15 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California. Watch the acoustic version of "Far Too Long" at this location. GODHEAD has been confirmed as the main support on SOIL's U.K. tour in January. The three-week Euro-trek will reach more than a dozen ...

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TWISTED SISTER Interviewed By CNN: Video Available

CNN reporter Soledad O'Brien recently interviewed TWISTED SISTER vocalist Dee Snider and guitarist Jay Jay French about their collection of metal versions of holiday classics, "A Twisted Christmas", which has sold 51,000 copies in the United States since its October 17 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Watch the interview at this location. Dee ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Mourns Passing Of JAMES BROWN

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted the following message on his official web site: "Very sad news on this Christmas day 2006 with the passing of Mr. James Brown. Truly another giant in the world of music. It is impossible to calculate all of his monumental contributions. "James Brown's music has always been a ...

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SERAPHIQUE Begins Recording Sophomore Album

Dutch metallers SERAPHIQUE have parted ways with drummer drummer Peter de Vries. Replacing him in the group's current formation is Mischa Theuvenet, brother of guitarist Chris and a member of Eindhoven's TREADSTONE 71. Mischa has already recorded most of the drums for the band's second album, "Black Alpha", and reportedly did "an amazing job" at ...

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PROJECT 86 To Enter Studio In January

Orange County, California-based post-hardcore act PROJECT 86 will enter a Los Angeles studio in January with producer Ulrich Wild (DEFTONES, STATIC-X, TAPROOT) to begin recording its new album for a late spring release via Tooth & Nail Records. Commented vocalist Andrew Schwab: "Six albums deep, we want people to feel a little unsettled when they ...

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