February 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

ASTRAL DOORS Confirmed For Sweden's METALBÅTEN Festival

Swedish metallers ASTRAL DOORS are the sixth and final band to be confirmed for the Metalbåten festival, set to take place March 23-24 on the Silja Festival ferry (which traffics the Baltic Sea between Stockholm, Sweden and Turku, Finland). The complete lineup is as follows: RAGE MARDUK FREEDOM CALL DISMEMBER HELLFUELED ASTRAL DOORS As of ...

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EXODUS To Guest On This Weekend's 'Headbanger's Ball'

EXODUS members Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) will be the featured guests on this weekend's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball", airing on Saturday at 10:00 p.m. EST. The program will also include the "Headbanger's Ball" premiere of the new EXODUS video, "Now Thy Death Day Come", which can be viewed online at

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METALLICA Drummer's Girlfriend To Star In 'Law & Order'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's girlfriend Connie Nielsen will guest-star in six episodes of "Law & Order: SVU" while series star Mariska Hargitay is on maternity leave later this year. Nielsen will play an NYPD detective on temporary assignment to the sex crimes unit that the NBC drama revolves around, while ...

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WOLF To Enter Gothenburg's STUDIO FREDMAN In June

Swedish metallers WOLF will enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden in June with producer Fredrik Nordström to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media Records. WOLF's former drummer Daniel "Dale" Bergkvist — who apparently remains on good terms with the band — has posted the following ...

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IRON MAIDEN Shoe Coming From NIKE: Photos Available

According to a posting at Hypebeast, Nike are set to release a strictly limited IRON MAIDEN shoe. Iincluded in the article are a number of images that seems to dispel any notion this may be an early April Fool's joke. According to people at Niketalk, only 24 pairs of the Nike SB "Iron Maiden" Dunk ...

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KISS Drummer ERIC SINGER Talks About The Music Business

Modern Drummer magazine recently had a "Artist Update" on KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer, in which Eric talks about the "business" part of show business. Eric openly discusses the money aspect of being a professional musician, and how he maintains his reputations as a well-respected and in-demand drummer for many bands and artists. Commented Singer: ...

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THE CULT Holding Drummer Auditions

Reactivated rockers THE CULT are reportedly holding drummer auditions in Los Angeles ahead of their U.S. tour kick-off, which is scheduled for March 1 in San Francisco, California. Among the candidates for the drummer position is Cary Kane, who is said to have previously played with LIARS INC., PRETTY BOY FLOYD, POWDER and KISS bassist/vocalist ...

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