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DAVID SHANKLE GROUP: New Singer Found?

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, are reportedly working with singer Kyle Michaels (ALEX MASI, ANIMAL, RAVAGE) following the departure of vocalist Trace Edward Zaber earlier in the year. DAVID SHANKLE GROUP's debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", was released in June 2003 through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music. The ...

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ACHERON: German Festival Appearance Cancelled By Promoters

The organizers of Germany's Under The Black Sun Festival have removed ACHERON from this year's lineup, citing a "lack of funds" for their decision. Kyle Severn, drummer for the Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band, made the following statement about the situation: "Well, it is unfortunate that we have to announce that ACHERON has been ...

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GORGOROTH Singer Appeals Sentence

GORGOROTH singer Gaahl is hoping that the Norwegian court will overturn the 18-month sentence he received in early May for beating a 41-year-old man in what the victim called a ritual attack. "Gaahl has appealed the sentence to the High Court — criminal division, but as these things take a long time here in Norway, ...

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BLOODSIMPLE: Demo Songs Posted Online

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), have uploaded demo versions of three of their songs at their official web site. Check out the tracks "Sell Me Out", "Running From Nothing" ...

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MUDVAYNE Singer Talks About Label Imprint, First Signing

MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray has commented on BLOODSIMPLE, the first signing to his label, Bullygoat Records (with distribution through Warner Bros Records). Based in New York, BLOODSIMPLE is the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist ...

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Norway's Black Metal Elite To Pay Tribute To BATHORY Mastermind

A number of well-respected Norwegian black metal musicians will gather to perform a selection of classic BATHORY songs during Norway's Hole In The Sky Festival as a tribute to the group's mastermind Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg, who passed away earlier this month. So far, the following musicians have been confirmed to take part in this special ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Enter Studio To Record Debut Album

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), have entered a Vancouver studio to begin recording their debut album for MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray's label imprint (via Warner Bros.). Producing the effort ...

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PRIMORDIAL Singer Leads BATHORY Tribute At Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

PRIMORDIAL's Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill fronted a special tribute to BATHORY's Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg at Ireland's Day of Darkness festival on Saturday, June 12. Nemtheanga was joined for the impromptu performance by a host of artists from Ireland's tight-knit black metal scene. The hastily assembled tribute was conceived just 24 hours before the event, with the ...

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SATYRICON Frontman Comments On QUORTHON's Passing

SATYRICON frontman Satyr has issued the following statement regarding the passing of BATHORY legend Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg (as exclusively reported here on June 8): "Hearing about Quorthon's death was just sad. 39 years old you know... BATHORY made a huge impact on Frost and myself and it was the first Black Metal band ...

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SPIN 66 To Open For KISS/POISON In San Antonio

Texas-based SPIN 66, whose sound is set to recall the best of GARBAGE, THE CARS, BLONDIE, NO DOUBT and BERLIN, will play the side stage at the kick-off date of the KISS/POISON tour at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in San Antonio on Thursday (June 10). The band will play at 6:00 p.m. and will also perform ...

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BATHORY Mastermind QUORTHON Dead At 39

BATHORY mastermind Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg was found dead in his apartment in Stockholm, Sweden on Monday, June 7, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The 39-year-old son of Black Mark Records owner Börje Forsberg, widely considered to be one of black metal's founding fathers, died of an apparent heart failure. More information as it becomes available. ...

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ACHERON Deny Cancelling Polish Festival Appearance

Despite a promoter's announcement to the contrary, Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band ACHERON were never confirmed to appear at Poland's Conquer Summer Festival in July, the group allege in an official statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET earlier today. "The band want to make clear that they never agreed to play the fest, nor ...

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SODOM To Begin Recording New Album

Veteran German thrashers SODOM will enter House of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany with producer Achim Köhler later this month to begin recording their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year. In other news, the group are continuing to compile material for their debut DVD, which is likely to be a double-disc ...

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Veteran Rock Drummer CARL PALMER Jams With MOTÖRHEAD Offspring

Tryst Williams of The Western Mail is reporting that veteran rock drummer Carl Palmer (ELP) treated students at a school in South Wales to a percussion lecture and workshop during a recent visit. Teacher Richard Thomas, who helped arrange the visit to Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School, Beddau, near Pontypridd, said, "The day was superb, Carl ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE To Enter Studio In November

ADLER'S APPETITE, the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will enter the studio in November/December to record their debut album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Shrapnel Records. As previously reported, Kelli ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Select Producer For Debut CD

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), have enlisted Garth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE, KITTIE, SPINESHANK) to produce their debut album, tentatively due before the end of the year ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: Former BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Guitarist Steps In

Guitarist Michael Thomas (ASHBA, ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, TUFF) will replace Keri Kelli on ADLER's APPETITE's upcoming European tour. "Keri is still in the band and still doing the [upcoming ADLER'S APPETITE debut] record but cannot do the Euro dates," ADLER'S APPETITE singer Jizzy Pearl said in an online posting. As previously reported, Kelli has joined Vince ...

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DECEMBER: New Vocalist Revealed

DECEMBER have officially chosen Eric Dellon as their new vocalist. A native of New York and Connecticut, Dellon has sung and played guitar and drums in such bands as SHALLOW WATER GRAVE and ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (with members of SHAI HULUD). DECEMBER have been auditioning vocalists since founding member Mark Moots stepped down as frontman earlier ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Sign With WARNER BROS.

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), have inked a deal with Warner Bros. (via MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray's imprint), according to a posting on the group's official message ...

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WOLF: New Video Posted Online

Swedish metallers WOLF have uploaded their video for the track "Wolf's Blood" at this location (Windows Media, 10 MB). The theme of the clip, according to a posting on the band's web site, is "THIN LIZZY at 'Top of the Pops' '77 meets JUDAS PRIEST at Budokan in '81." "Wolf's Blood" comes off ...

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BLOODSIMPLE: More Live Dates Announced

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), have lined up more shows during May. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 03 - CBGB – New York, NY (w/ SUPERJOINT RITUAL) May ...

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Long-Running New York Death Metal Band CEREMONIUM Call It Quits

New York-based death metal band CEREMONIUM have officially called it quits. After 11 years, two albums, numerous compilation and festival appearances the band's former members have decided to move on with other projects. "I initially put CEREMONIUM on indefinite hiatus because of Brandon Diaz's (vocals/ guitar) physical condition (cancer)," stated guitarist Thomas Pioli (ex-INCANTATION). "He ...

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RED HARVEST To Begin Mixing New Album In May

Norway's RED HARVEST are completing work on the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2002's "Sick Transit Gloria Mundi", tentatively due in September through Nocturnal Art Productions. The album is being recorded at Subsonic Society studios and is scheduled to be mixed in May at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. RED HARVEST recently posted a ...

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