April 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

TROUBLE Comment On Drummer BARRY STERN's Passing

Legendary Chicago doomsters TROUBLE have posted the following message on their official web site regarding the passing of former TROUBLE drummer Barry Stern (as first reported here yesterday): "We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Barry Stern on Friday morning (April 1). Our hearts and prayers go out to ...

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SKID ROW To Play For U.S. Troops In Korea

On May 9, SKID ROW will head east to Korea to play five shows at five different military bases for the United States armed forces. When asked about the upcoming performances, bassist Rachel Bolan said, "This is awesome. With all the traveling we do, we meet a lot of people in the service but we've ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE Part Ways With Drummer, Bassist

Drummer Kimmo "Sir" Luttinen and bassist Mikko Laurila have officially left THE BLACK LEAGUE, the Finnish band fronted by former SENTENCED vocalist Taneli Jarva. Guitarist Maike Valanne and Jarva will reportedly continue making music under THE BLACK LEAGUE banner. THE BLACK LEAGUE's third full-length album, "Man's Ruin Revisited", was released in January 2004 through Ranch ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Things Are Going Incredibly Well On Tour'

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Things are going incredibly well on the tour. The band have just finished two weeks of shows in the U.K. It was great for them to play in their own country again! It's been many years since they've ...

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ALL ENDS: IN FLAMES Guitarists Launch New Project

In the year 2003, the two IN FLAMES guitarists/songwriters Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad decided to start a project that is somewhat different from what they usually do. The idea was to create a band that is far removed from the music they are famous for. They had a clear vision of how this should ...

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Guitarist ERIC HOFFMAN Says He Is Putting Together 'New' DEICIDE

Despite an announcement to the contrary on UNHOLY GHOST's web site, former DEICIDE guitarist Eric Hoffman has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he "never played with [UNHOLY GHOST]" and "did not join" the group. Hoffman is currently involved in a legal dispute with DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton over the rights to the long-running Florida-based band's name. "My ...

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THE COTTON SOETERBOEK BAND Begin Work On Debut Album

U.S.-based hard rock act THE COTTON SOETERBOEK BAND are currently recording their self-titled debut album in Los Angeles. The sessions are being engineered by Mike Milchner at Piranha Studios. The lineup for the album is as follows: Robert Soeterboek (AYREON) - Vocals Alan Cotton (MAESTRO ALEX GREGORY) - Guitar Mike Davis (HALFORD) - Bass Butch ...

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DEPRAVITY Complete Work On New Album

German death metal newcomers DEPRAVITY have completed work on their second album, "Litanies for the World to Suffer", tentatively due in June/July. After the departure of the group's female singer Birte Krause, DEPRAVITY found a new vocalist in Kiriakos "Morbid" Kiriazis from Greece. The band have also added a new guitarist in the shape of ...

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DEVOLVED: 'Vex' Video Posted Online

Australian tech-metallers DEVOLVED have uploaded a "preliminary" version of their "Vex" video clip at their official web site. "The final high-quality version will be uploaded [on the site] within the next few days," the band write. The video will also be included as a CD-ROM component on the forthcoming "Automation 002" EP, which ...

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