May 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

Founding ROUGH SILK Guitarist Dies

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Unfortunately I have some very sad news. Hilmer Staacke, the original guitar player of ROUGH SILK died yesterday He had asthma from birth and unfortunately didn't survive the last episode. I don't know any ...

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KORN Joined By FEAR FACTORY Guitarist?

According to a posting on KornTV.co.uk and various Internet reports, KORN have enlisted FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers as the replacement for the recently departed Rob Patterson. Rob, who was previously the guitarist for OTEP, joined KORN as the backup guitarist in July 2005, filling the slot left vacant by the departure ...

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National Day Of SLAYER Goes International

The organizers of the "National day of SLAYER" have issued the following press release: "In our pluralistic modern world, it seems like every group gets a holiday or month dedicated to its activities — except metalheads. Responding to the overbearing moralism of the American holiday for Christian prayer, two headbangers created a holiday of their ...

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NEVERMORE: New Live Photos Posted Online

A bunch of new high-quality NEVERMORE live photos have been posted online. Check them out: May 20, 2006 at Senator Theatre in Chico, California: Photos May 23, 2006 at Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona: Photos All photos by Stephanie Cabral. As previously reported, NEVERMORE guitarist Steve Smyth was recently diagnosed with ...

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FULL BLOWN CHAOS: Singer's Illness Forces Show Cancellations

New York-based hardcore/metal band FULL BLOWN CHAOS were forced to cancel their appearances in Bakersfield, Reno, Boise and Cleveland after the group's vocalist, Ray Mazzola, was taken ill. "Ray woke up with the same pain as he did when he first got bit by the black widow spider," the band write on their web site. ...

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