May 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

RESURRECTED Begin Recording New Album

Long-running German death metallers RESURRECTED have announced the addition of drummer Hazim Fouad to the group's ranks. Fouad, who has played with the German thrash metal band SKULLBREAKER for the past four years (and will continue to do so), said in a statement, "I want to thank the guys of RESURRECTED for this great opportunity ...

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VINDER: Alternate Version Of PRIMAL FEAR Co-Penned Song Posted Online

VINDER, the German band featuring the songwriting duo of Ralf Schulz and Oli Kaufmann (both of whom were founding members of the legendary TYRAN' PACE, which included in its ranks current PRIMAL FEAR/ex-GAMMA RAY frontman Ralf Scheepers), have uploaded an "alternate version" of the song "Sacred Illusion", which was co-authored by VINDER and previously recorded ...

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ANNIHILATOR Cancel European Tour

Long-running Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have been forced to cancel their previously announced European tour, which was slated to kick off in July. In a posting on the band's official forum, mainman Jeff Waters wrote, "We were, of course, really looking forward to doing this tour but will unfortunately have to push it back to late ...

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DECAPITATED Explain F*CK THE COMMERCE Cancellation

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED have issued a statement regarding their non-appearance at this year's Fuck the Commerce festival, which took place May 25-27 at MZA (Mehrzweckhalle) in Luckau, Germany. The statement reads as follows: "We did not appear at Fuck The Commerce this year due to not receiving any contract from the promoters, despite several ...

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MARYLAND DEATHFEST: First-Day Photos Posted Online

Return to the Pit has uploaded several hundred photos from the first day of the Maryland Deathfest, which kicked off Saturday night (May 27) at at the Sonar in Baltimore. Included in the batch are pictures from the following artists: ALARUM (49 pics) ANATA (65 pics) BUTCHER ABC (73 pics) CATHETER (50 pics) CENOTAPH (59 ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Record New Album In October

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site: "No updates for a while, but rest assured that we haven't been resting on our laurels. We're insanely busy with the songwriting for the next album, and it's now decided that the recordings will start in October. More details ...

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VENOM, DEVILDRIVER: First U.S. Dates Announced

British black metal pioneers VENOM will be embarking on the "7 Days of Hell" North American tour in late August. The seven-show trek, which will kick off on August 13 and conclude on August 28, will feature DEVILDRIVER in the support slot. So far, three dates have been released: Aug. 18 - Cleveland, OH @ ...

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UNEARTH To Film 'Giles' Video In June

UNEARTH have posted the following message on their official web site: "We just got back from a killer tour on the European edition of the Sounds of the Underground. We want to thank our fans for coming out in full force every night. We were literally blown away by your support and were stoked at ...

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'VH1 Rock Honors': More Photos, Video Clips Posted Online

Former ANTHRAX/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook has posted a number of photos and video clips from "VH1 Rock Honors", the first-ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. This year's celebration honors the music and influence of JUDAS PRIEST, KISS, QUEEN and DEF LEPPARD. Premiering on VH1 on ...

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