April 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

Former TROUBLE/ZOETROPE Drummer BARRY STERN Passes Away

Former ZOETROPE/TROUBLE drummer Barry Stern has sadly passed away. Stern, who was said to be recovering from recent hip-replacement surgery, was believed to be in his mid-40s. "He was a close friend and the reason I discovered the Chicago metal scene," SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I was a huge ZOETROPE fan back in ...

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MANNTIS Sign Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Southern California quintet MANNTIS have officially signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group’s debut album, "Sleep In Your Grave", is set for a June 28th release. The disc was produced by Cameron Webb (DANZIG, MOTÖRHEAD, SOCIAL DISTORTION) and features 11 blistering tracks of unrelenting metal intensity. The group have been influenced by ...

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EYES OF FIRE Complete Work On New Album; Wrap Up Successful U.S. Tour

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have just completed work on their as-yet-untitled highly anticipated sophomore album, currently set for a late summer release via Century Media Records. The recent additions of keyboardist Pete Traux and drummer Nicky Bernardi helped them become a more dynamic and focused group, and their maniacal ambient savagery has reached ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE Announce U.S. Tour Dates

CEPHALIC CARNAGE have announced forthcoming U.S. tour dates in support of their new album, "Anomalies". Fresh off a red hot performance as part of the 2005 Relapse Records SXSW showcase, CEPHALIC will hit the road for a string of dates with DEAD TO FALL beginning April 21 in St. Louis, MO. Immediately following, the band ...

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BURIED INSIDE To Support EYEHATEGOD On U.S. Tour

BURIED INSIDE have announced a U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Chronoclast". They will provide direct support for EYEHATEGOD beginning on May 31 in Hartford, CT at the Webster Underground. The tour is expected to conclude on June 18 in Kingsfort, TN at the first annual Tennessee Metal and Hardcore Festival with a ...

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SHARON And AIMEE OSBOURNE Pull Out of Play

The Associated Press is reporting that Sharon Osbourne and her daughter Aimee have withdrawn from performing in "The Vagina Monologues" because Aimee is ill, a spokeswoman said Friday. Aimee, 21, had been set to begin her run with her mother in the West End production of the show on Tuesday. The spokeswoman, in a statement, ...

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