September 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

PILEDRIVER Replace EXCITER At Toronto's GATES OF HELL Festival

Reunited classic Canadian metallers PILEDRIVER will be replacing EXCITER on the billing of the Gates of Hell 2005 festival, set to take place Saturday, September 17 at the Reverb/Kathedral club (651 Queen St.) in Toronto, Ontario. The complete lineup for the festival is as follows: NUCLEAR ASSAULT ANVIL RAZOR DREAMS OF DAMNATION PILEDRIVER ESCHATUS ECLIPSE ...

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ATHEIST Launch Official Web Site

Long-defunct seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have launched an official web site for fans to interact and comment on the much-anticipated reissues of the group's three full-length albums. 1988's "Piece of Time" will be following 1993's "Elements", and 1991's "Unquestionable Presence" which were released this week. Additionally, "Unquestionable Presence" will be featured in ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL To Enter Studio In January

German guitar hero AXEL RUDI PELL and his band have just completed their final performances for this year. The shows in Osnabrück, Wacken and Kavarna (Bulgaria) all went "really well," according to a posting on Pell's web site. Commented Axel: "Especially the show in Kavarna, where we played together with MASTERPLAN at the local stadium, ...

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END OF GREEN Enter German Chart At No. 99

German melancholics END OF GREEN have entered the official German album chart at position No. 99 with their latest CD, "Dead End Dreaming" (Silverdust Records). The CD was released in a special limited digipack version containing one exclusive bonus track, the "Dead End Hero" video clip and other video features. END OF GREEN's new single, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: VELVET REVOLVER, CHEVELLE, THE ACTUAL Venue: Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: Aug. 20, 2005 Attendance: 5,910 Capacity: 7,019 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Marcus Amphitheatre City/State: ...

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SPIRALARMS Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

SPIRALARMS, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former members of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, SYSTEMATIC, MANMADEGOD and FORBIDDEN, have issued the following update: "We regret to inform everyone that our bassist, James Walker, has optioned to leave the band. We will miss him and his playing dearly. James was a founding member of SPIRALARMS ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Frontman To Appear On MEGADETH Tribute CD

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno is among the artists contributing to an upcoming MEGADETH tribute album, due later in the year. The CD will be released in Europe and Argentina under the title "Hangar of Souls - A Tribute to Megadeth", and will be supported by a festival, featuring some of the bands appearing ...

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