April 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

MEGADETH: Drum Tracks For New Album Completed

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and drummer Shawn Drover have both posted separate messages in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: Dave Mustaine: "Just checking in to say things are progressing, and I had the great pleasure of having Brian Tatler of DIAMOND HEAD and his family come to the studio for the ...

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REDEMPTION: New Album Update

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has issued the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album, entitled "The Origins of Ruin": "We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and we're just about finished tracking, with only a few vocal parts, a couple ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Explains New Album Title

The following message was posted on CRADLE OF FILTH's official web site: "Seing as the title 'Thornography' for the new album was released without our knowledge a few days ago, CradleOfFilth.com asked the band direct for an exclusive explanation as to what it means." Commented frontman Dani Filth: "This title represents mankind's obsession with sin ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Frontman ROB HALFORD's Catalog To Be Remastered, Reissued

According to a posting on JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford's official web site, the singer's catalog will be remastered and reissued with bonus material this summer. The HALFORD band has issued two full-length studio albums — "Resurrection" (2000) and "Crucible" (2002) — plus a live album, "Live Insurrection" (2001). Further details are expected to be ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Bassist JAMES MACDONOUGH Will Not Tour With SPEED\KILL/HATE After All

Due to "conflicting schedules," former MEGADETH/ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough will **NOT** be joining SPEED\KILL/HATE on their upcoming Metal Crusaders North American tour with VADER, KATAKLYSM, DESTRUCTION, GRAVEWORM and THE ABSENCE after all. "We are currently seeking a bass player available to fill in for [regular SPEED\KILL/HATE bassist] Derek [Tailer] on our upcoming tour beginning ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Unearthing Early SKID ROW Live Footage

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has posted the following message on his official web site: "I am in the process of converting my whole analog audio and video collection into digital. I have literally hundreds, if not thousands, master copies of concerts, studio sessions, interviews etc. both on audio and video. When we were ...

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WAYNE STATIC Hopes SLAYER's ARAYA Was Joking When He Slagged STATIC-X

STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static (real name: Wayne Wells) has responded to SLAYER bassist/vocalist Tom Araya's comments regarding the crowd reaction to STATIC-X while opening for SLAYER in 2001. During a recent interview with Cleveland's "The Metal Show", Araya slammed STATIC-X while discussing their joint tour, which also featured PANTERA, MORBID ANGEL, among others. The following ...

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