December 2001 - Blabbermouth Archive

SETH Prepare To Make "Divine" CD!

French black metal band SETH have entered Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland to record their new album, tentatively titled Divine X. However, contrary to previous reports, vocalist Vampyr Vicomte Arkames, whose departure from the band was announced earlier in the year, will not partake in the upcoming recording sessions. The line-up for the recordings is ...

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HELSTAR's Rivera Reflects On The FLOTSAM Experience!

HELSTAR frontman James Rivera has posted the following message on the official FLOTSAM AND JETSAM message board regarding his recent stint as F&J's stand-in singer on the band's short-lived US tour (following the departure of Eric A.K. earlier in the year): Well now that I'm actually back at home in Houston, I can say that ...

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SLAPSHOT Hit Road In Europe In Support Of "Greatest Hits"!

SLAPSHOT will embark on a three-week European tour during May in support of the band's newly-released Greatest Hits, Slashes And Crosschecks album. So far, the following dates have been confirmed: May 03 Sneek, NETH @ Het Bollwerk May 04 Amsterdam, NETH @ Melkweg May 05 Kontich, BEL @ Lintfabriek May 08 Weinheim, GER @ Caf ...

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40 GRIT Shopping Around For New Deal!

San Francisco Bay Area's 40 GRIT have a total of 15 songs written for their upcoming sophomore album, which is tentatively due to be released at the end of 2002. Although still technically signed to Metal Blade Records, the group is shopping various demos to interested labels in hopes of securing a brand new contract ...

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THE QUILL To Release Third CD In February!

Sweden's THE QUILL will celebrate the release of their third full-length CD, entitled Voodoo Caravan, with a performance at Machine Bar (Hard Rock Caf) in Stockholm, Sweden on February 1st. As previously reported, THE QUILL are now officially signed to SPV/Steamhammer Records for the whole world except Southeast Asia where JVC/Victor Records is their new ...

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Brazil's EMINENCE Enlist Neil Kernon To Produce Next CD!

Brazil's EMINENCE, featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, have enlisted veteran producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRYCHE, DOKKEN) to produce their upcoming studio CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in early 2002 for a mid-year release. ...

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ANAL C.NT Call It A Day!

ANAL C.NT have officially broken up following their December 21st show in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. According to a statement issued by the group, there will be no more new recordings, no shows, no 15th anniversary show, nothing. [There is] no particular reason [for the split] except it's boring, and it's run its course. No one's mad ...

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