June 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

PRONG Bassist Checks In From METAL CRUSADERS TOUR

PRONG bassist Mike Longworth is currently on the road with old-school thrashers SPEED\KILL/HATE on the Metal Crusaders Tour, which kicked off May 26 in Montreal, Quebec. Longworth is filling in for regular SPEED\KILL/HATE bassist Derek Tailer, who was unable to do the tour due to "personal reasons." Longworth has checked in with the following report: ...

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METALLICA Debut New Song At Berlin Concert

METALLICA premiered a brand new song during their headlining appearance Tuesday (June 6) at Waldbuhne in Berlin, Germany. According to several fans that attended the gig, the as-yet-untitled track is about eight minutes long with a "killer main riff" and "lots of double-bass parts." As on the first two dates on the band's current "Escape ...

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Former EXHIBIT A Drummer Resurfaces In PENCIL MACHINE OPERATOR

British experimental rockers PENCIL MACHINE OPERATOR, who feature in their ranks ex-EXHIBIT A drummer Simon Walklate, are currently demoing material for their debut full-length album. Expect a U.K. tour late 2006, followed by the release of the as-yet-untitled CD early 2007. Simon had this to say about the new project: "I'm really excited about the ...

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STONER KINGS Frontman Wins Italian Heavyweight Wrestling Championship

On Saturday, June 3, 2006 in Reggio Calabria, Italy, STONER KINGS vocalist and top European pro wrestler "The Canadian Rebel" Starbuck won the Italian heavyweight championship, defeating longtime title holder El Dinamico in a hard-fought outdoor match. With the rain pouring down in this outdoor event in front of a capacity crowd, Starbuck managed to ...

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THE DARKNESS: New AOL Session Available

British rockers THE DARKNESS warmed up for their recent Rock In Rio Lisbon appearance in style with what was perhaps their smallest-ever gig — a three-song set in a "backstage bunker" caravan. Watch their exclusive session here, courtesy of AOL. They also took part in a hilarious interview which you can also watch ...

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NECRODEMON: First Two Albums To Be Reissued

Open Grave Records has announced the upcoming re-release of the first two NECRODEMON albums, "Haunted Eons" and "Allegiance to the End". The first reissue, "Allegiance to the End", will surface this summer, to be followed by "Haunted Eons" — complete with a bonus EP — in the fall. NECRODEMON began in late 1998 from the ...

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Former PENANCE Vocalist Announces Debut Of ARGUS

Former PENANCE vocalist Brian "Butch" Balich has issued the following update: "I am proud to announce the debut of ARGUS. The band and I met in January of this year through their former vocalist, and friend of mine, Eric Johnson. After jamming once, we knew the chemistry was right. I was asked to join and ...

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