January 2018 - Blabbermouth Archive

SODOM Parts Ways With Guitarist, Drummer

SODOM bassist/vocalist and sole remaining original member Thomas "Angelripper" Such has parted ways with guitarist Bernd "Bernemann" Kost and drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald. Says Such: "After much thought and reflection, I have decided on this difficult step to pave the way for new challenges. "SODOM have always lived off the commitment and passion of everybody ...

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Former TRIBE OF GYPSIES Singer GREGG ANALLA Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Acclaimed singer Gregg Analla (SLAVIOR, SEVENTHSIGN, TRIBE OF GYPSIES) was killed Thursday afternoon (January 4) when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a curb in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He thrown from the bike after hitting the center median and was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Simon Drobik, ...

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Hear BREAKING BENJAMIN's New Single 'Red Cold River'

"Red Cold River", the new single from BREAKING BENJAMIN, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's sixth album, "Ember", which will be released later this spring. BREAKING BENJAMIN frontman Ben Burnley revealed the name of the follow-up to 2015's "Dark Before Dawn" during an interview with Rock 102.1 KFMA at this ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On 'Prioritizing' SONS OF APOLLO: 'This Isn't Just Some Sort Of Recording Project; This Is A Real Band'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by Let's Rock. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Korea Guitar): On why SONS OF APOLLO wasn't formed sooner: Mike: "[Keyboardist] Derek [Sherinian] and myself, along with [bassist] Billy Sheehan and [guitarist] Tony MacAlpine, ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Mourns Mother's Death

Marguerite Snider, the the 86-year old mother of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, passed away on January 2, more than two months after she was hit by a car. Snider announced his mother's death on Twitter, writing: "Since so many people continue to ask about my mom's health on social media, I have no choice ...

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