February 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

Founding BIOHAZARD Guitarist Working On New Solo EP

Founding BIOHAZARD guitarist Bobby Hambel has re-emerged and is currently in pre-production on his first solo record since leaving the music industry nearly 10 years ago. 2006 will bring a new fresh EP to the fans. You can check out clips of new material in raw form, messages from Bobby himself, and join his mailing ...

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BYFIST: Vocalist ROBB STEELE Rejoins The Fold

Texas metal veterans BYFIST have announced the return of singer Robb Steele to the group's ranks. According to a press release, "Eighteen months ago, Robb Steele was in jail wondering what happen to his life and his future as lead singer with metal veterans BYFIST. Having been the victim of his own demons and depraved ...

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TURISAS Confirmed For Germany's DONG OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish pagan folk metal band TURISAS have been confirmed as the co-headliners of this year's edition of the Dong Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15 at Halde Norddeutschland in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER SAVAGE CIRCUS TURISAS BLACK MESSIAH COMMANDER CONTRADICTION DRAGONLAND GUN BARREL ...

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10 YEARS Top Active Rock Radio Chart For Eighth Week

Republic/Universal recording artists 10 YEARS scored another major coup this week when their first single, "Wasteland", became the #1 song at Active Rock Radio, according to Mediabase and BDS, for the eighth week straight; it is also narrowing in on #1 Alternative single in the country. The song "Wasteland" is from 10 YEARS' debut album, ...

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IN FLAMES, DISTURBED, MÖTLEY CRÜE 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: IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, DEVIL DRIVER, ZAO Venue: House of Blues City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: Jan. 26, 2006 Gross Sales: $21,383 Attendance: 1,213 Capacity: 1,800 Artist/Event: DISTURBED, BLOODSIMPLE Venue: Paramount Theatre City/State: Seattle, Wash. Date: Jan. ...

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TRIVIUM Frontman Is 'Honored' To Play This Year's DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

Orlando, Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM have been confirmed to play — alongside THE PRODIGY and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE — at this year's Download Festival, set to take place June 9-11 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. More acts will be announced each week leading up to the event. TRIVIUM are infamously connected with the festival after ...

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AFTER FOREVER Involved In Bus Accident: Photos Available

AFTER FOREVER's tour bus was involved in a accident in France Wednesday morning (Feb. 1) as the band were making their way from a gig in London, England to their next show in Lille, France. No injuries were reported and the band's European tour with NIGHTMARE will continue as scheduled. Check out pictures of the ...

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FINNTROLL Comment On Split With Singer

Finland's FINNTROLL have issued a statement regarding their recent split with frontman Tapio Wilska (SETHIAN, ex-WIZZARD, former session vocalist for NIGHTWISH). The statement reads as follows: "We have reached a situation in which we find it impossible to continue FINNTROLL with our singer Wilska. This decision was very hard to make, but after long talks ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Sign New Management Deal

According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, Jared Paul and Paul Geary have snagged the reactivated SMASHING PUMPKINS for the Irving Azoff management empire (VAN HALEN, EAGLES, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, FLEETWOOD MAC, JEWEL, AEROSMITH). As previously reported, SMASHING PUMPKINS are rumored to be a primary target for a ...

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