May 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

HELLYEAH Guitarist Says This Is Not A One-Time Project

FMQB recently conducted an interview with HELLYEAH/NOTHINGFACE guitarist Tom Maxwell. A few excerpts from the chat follow: FMQB: The news recently broke that Jerry Montano [bass] left [HELLYEAH]. What happened? Tom: All I can say about it is that it's a real personal matter and we just had to move on. FMQB: Do ...

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TOOL Confirmed For Norway's ØYAFESTIVALEN

TOOL has been confirmed for the Øyafestivalen, set to take place August 7-11 in Middelalderparken (the Medieval Park ) in Gamlebyen, the oldest part of Oslo, Norway. TOOL will perform on Thursday, August 9. Also scheduled to appear are NINE INCH NAILS, SHINING and JAZKAMER, among many others. For more information, visit Oyafestivalen.com. ...

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ONSLAUGHT Cancels U.K. Dates

Reactivated U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT have been forced to cancel the remaining dates on their British tour due to a serious health issue concerning vocalist Sy Keeler. The ONSLAUGHT frontman was rushed to hospital during the soundcheck at Leeds Rio's suffering from an acute loss of vision. Keeler has since undergone an emergency operation to repair ...

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AFTER FOREVER Utilizing Former ORPHANAGE Man For Current Tour

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal outfit AFTER FOREVER has recruited former ORPHANAGE frontman George Oosthoek to fill in for guitarist Sander Gommans, who is currently taking a break from touring activities under doctor's orders following "spells of vertigo and debilitating black-outs, followed or preceded by a migraine." AFTER FOREVER is currently on the road as part ...

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ALL SHALL PERISH Added To European HELL ON EARTH Tour

Oakland, California's ALL SHALL PERISH has been added to the Hell On Earth 2007 tour, set to kick off in early September. Also scheduled to appear are WALLS OF JERICHO, FEAR MY THOUGHTS and BORN FROM PAIN. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 13 - Batschkapp - Frankfurt A.M., GER Sep. 20 - ...

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ENTOMBED: European Shows Cancelled

Long-running Swedish metallers ENTOMBED have reportedly cancelled all previously announced European tour dates in early May due to a death in the family of guitarist Alex Hellid. ENTOMBED will release its new album, "Serpent Saints – The Ten Amendments", in Germany on July 13 through Threeman Recordings via a special arrangement with Candlelight Records. The ...

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Ex-MASTERPLAN Singer To Guest On New AVANTASIA Album

Former MASTERPLAN/ARK frontman Jorn Lande has been confirmed as one of the guests on "The Scarecrow", the third installment of EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA solo project. The album is being produced by Sascha Paeth, who also played the rhythm guitar on the CD. The drums were laid down by KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer ...

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