March 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

WET ANIMAL: TROUBLE Side-Project To Release Debut Album In May

WET ANIMAL, the Illinois-based quartet featuring TROUBLE members Rick Wartell (guitar) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums), will release their ten-song debut CD via Escapi in May. WET ANIMAL was created in the summer or 1999 by Wartell and vocalist Shane Pasqualla (hailing from West Virginia). They found very early into the project that they are ...

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MAYHEM Drummer To Play On Next DIMMU BORGIR CD?

According to a post on the Pearl Drums web site, MAYHEM's Jan Axel Blomberg (a.k.a. Hellhammer) has agreed to play on the next DIMMU BORGIR CD as a session drummer. The Norwegian symphonic black metallers had previously utilized the services of NILE's Tony Laureano and Reno Kiilerich (PANZERCHRIST, EXMORTEM, VILE) as touring members ...

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RED HARVEST Part Ways With NOCTURNAL ART PRODUCTIONS

After many years and a "successful relationship," Norway's RED HARVEST have amicably parted ways with Nocturnal Art Productions. The band are currently hard at work on material for the follow-up to last year's "Internal Punishment Programs", tentatively due late 2005/early 2006 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The follow-up to 2002's "Sick Transit Gloria Mundi", "Internal Punishment ...

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EARSHOT Drummer Shoots Down Breakup Rumors

EARSHOT drummer Chas Stumbo has rejected rumors that the band have called it a day following their recent split with Warner Bros. Records. Commenting on his use of "ex-SHOT" as his signature when posting comments on message boards, Stumbo told AudioAggression.com, "'Ex-SHOT' is an inside joke between Johnny [Sprague, bass] and myself. Everyone ...

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GLENN DANZIG Branches Out Into Film

According to Revolver magazine, Glenn Danzig recently completed the screenplay for "Gerouge", a voodoo-horror tale set in 1904 New Orleans and based on a Verotik title (Danzig's comic company). The film will mark Danzig's directing debut as well. "It's a period piece, so it's not just a horror movie," he told Revolver. "There's a lot ...

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Final Billing Announced For Germany's DOOM SHALL RISE Festival

The final billing has been announced for the third installment of Doom Shall Rise, dubbed "the world's biggest doom metal festival." The following bands will play on April 15 and 16 at the Chapel in Göppingen, Germany: BEYOND BELIEF (NL) BURNING SAVIOURS (SWE) GORILLA MONSOON (GER) ISOLE (SWE) LAHAR (NL) MAR DE GRISES (CHL) MIRROR ...

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Vocalist JAMES RIVERA Joins KILLING MACHINE

Vocalist James Rivera (HELSTAR, SEVEN WITCHES) has reportedly joined KILLING MACHINE, the new band featuring German guitarist and founding member Peter Scheithauer (STREAM, played with KISS drummer Eric Singer), San Diego-based drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist David Ellefson (F5, ex-MEGADETH). The band, whose sound is being described as "a JUDAS PRIEST/SLAYER combo," are ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer To Take Over VINNIE PAUL's Advice Column

After five years, 30 columns and more than 180 pieces of sage wisdom, DAMAGEPLAN/PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul is retiring from the Revolver magazine advice game. This dark cloud does have a silver lining, however: The advice column in Revolver will be taken over by none other than SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison. Send questions to: Ask Joey ...

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DARKANE: 'Layers Of Lies' Track Listing Revealed

Swedish thrashers DARKANE have posted the following message on their official web site: "At 7 am [Tuesday] morning, Peter [Wildoer, drums] and Klas [Ideberg, guitar] burned the final version of [the new DARKANE album] 'Layers of Lies' on a CDR after another long night of mixing. The end result is a very brutal but clear ...

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