April 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

OBITUARY, MORBID ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

OBITUARY and MORBID ANGEL have been confirmed for the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 25-26 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CRIMINAL DAWN OF DISEASE DISMEMBER ENDSTILLE GOD DETHRONED GOREFEST HEARSE JACK SLATER JAPANISCHE KAMPFHöRSPIELE KOLDBRANN KORPIKLAANI LEGION OF THE DAMNED MORBID ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Upcoming Releases Detailed

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have revealed the track listing for their upcoming releases: The single "Repressed", featuring Max Cavalera from SOULFLY and Matt Tuck from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE (due on May 19); and the two-CD "best of" collection "Amplified - A Decade of Reinventing The Cello" and the accompanying double-DVD set, "The Life Burns Tour", ...

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'VH1 Rock Honors': More Details Revealed

VH1 has announced that Jaime Pressly (web site) of the hit sitcom "My Name Is Earl" will be hosting the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors", the first-ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. This year's celebration will honor the music and influence of KISS, QUEEN, ...

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ENSLAVED Plan 15th Anniversary Celebration

Norwegian extreme metallers ENSLAVED will hold a joint celebration for the release of their new album, "Ruun", and their 15th anniversary, at a party to be held on Saturday, May 13 at Garage in their hometown of Bergen. Doors will open 7:00 p.m., and ENSLAVED will be on stage 9:00 p.m. sharp. The band will ...

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VINNIE PAUL: 'If PHILIP ANSELMO Really Wants To Place Any Blame, He Needs To Look In A Mirror'

Revolver magazine (web site) conducted an interview with former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott for its June 2006 issue. An excerpt from the chat follows: Revolver: Before Dime ["Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist] was killed, there were rumors about a PANTERA reunion. Could that ever have happened? Vinnie: "Absolutely not. We loved PANTERA, ...

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DREAM EVIL Confirmed For Scotland's RAGNAROK UK METALFEST

Sweden's DREAM EVIL have been confirmed for the inaugural Ragnarok UK Metalfest, set to take place on November 4, 2006 at Perth Concert Hall in Central Scotland. According to a statement released by the festival organizers, DREAM EVIL or its management team will release a statement regarding the future plans for the band in due ...

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PAINMUSEUM Announce EAST COAST VIOLENCE TOUR

PAINMUSEUM, the new metal band featuring HALFORD duo of "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums), have announced their headlining East Coast Violence Tour 2006. Commented Mike in a statement: "We are happy as hell to announce the short but what we feel will be an extremely well-worth attack across the East Coast. We ...

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