January 2002 - Blabbermouth Archive

DOWN To Master Sophomore CD For March Release

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), have completed work on their sophomore full-length CD for Elektra Records and are due to master the effort at New York City's Sterling Sound facility ...

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EXODUS In Process Of Booking East Coast Shows

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS, who have been keeping busy in the recent weeks by playing out locally to enthusiastic albeit modestly-sized crowds, are reportedly in the process of booking shows on the east coast. An official web site is also said to be in the works and will be launched in ...

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Former HELMET Frontman Returns To Action With Solo Effort

Former HELMET mainman Page Hamilton has been quietly demoing new solo material and is presently shopping around for a record deal with the help of manager Dave Whitehead, who also handled HELMET. At the moment, a five-song demo is making the rounds featuring a heavy-yet-melodic direction that showcases Hamilton's much-improved vocals, which carry the material ...

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SINERGY Recruit Session Drummer For Upcoming Tour

SINERGY will be utilizing the services of Finnish drummer Janne Parviainen (i.e. WALTARI, BARATHRUM, JIMSONWEED) for the duration of the group's 2002 Suicide By My Side world tour. Although Parviainen will appear with the band as a session musician, a possibility exists that he will be upgraded to the status of a full-fledged member at ...

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MEDICATION To Record Full-Length CD In February

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, are currently finishing up the material for their forthcoming full-length CD and will enter the studio in February to ...

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VOIVOD: Snake-less SEX!

VOIVOD vocalist Snake was inexplicably replaced by CAFÉINE frontman Xavier during the former group's appearance at Montreal's Foufounes Electrique on December 30th as part of a bill that featured 10 local acts playing covers (as first reported here back on December 21st). VOIVOD guitarist Piggy (aka Denis D'Amour) and drummer Away (aka Michel Langevin) were ...

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LINKIN PARK, METALLICA Among Top CD Sellers For Year, Decade

LINKIN PARK's debut record, Hybrid Theory, was the best-selling record of 2001, according to Soundscan, the music industry's record keeper of sales for all music products. The California pop-metal quintet sold a staggering 4.8 million copies of their first CD in the US during the twelve months ended December 31st, thanks in no small part ...

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AMEN Drummer To Guest On GLASSJAW CD!

GLASSJAW drummer Larry Gorman has reportedly been sidelined by producer Ross Robinson during the recording sessions for the group's upcoming sophomore CD and is said to have been replaced by AMEN skinsman Shannon Larkin for the remainder of the album's tracking process. In a move that mirrors his actions during the recording sessions for GLASSJAW's ...

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KUSH To Play Hollywood On January 20th

KUSH, the long-running project of FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will perform at The Whiskey in West Hollywood, California on January 20th. ...

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The LA Times: Slash Persona Non Grata at GUNS N' ROSES Concert

The following item originally appeared in the daily newspaper The Los Angeles Times: “Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash's plan to check out his estranged bandmate Axl Rose on stage last weekend was scrapped by Rose's representatives, who informed him that he wouldn't be allowed into the Las Vegas concert hall. Slash, who officially left ...

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