December 2001 - Blabbermouth Archive

Ex-BLACK SABBATH Men To Release New Music!

RONDINELLI, featuring former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their as-yet-untitled sophomore album through MTM Music in early 2002. The group's 1996 debut effort, entitled War Dance, was recorded in 1985 and featured the vocal services ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Black Skies Disappear!

OZZY OSBOURNE's Black Skies, a video game that was in development for most of last year, is reportedly no longer a title in production at iROCK (the company that was originally supposed to release it) and has reverted back to its original name, Savage Skies, without the OZZY OSBOURNE license. The financial expense of the ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Vocalist Enters Tenth Dimension!

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley, will release its sophomore album, entitled Tenth Dimension, in the UK on February 4th. Tenth Dimension will receive a continental European release on January 21st through SPV/Steamhammer Records. A two-CD digipack version of the album, featuring the album, a 28-page booklet and a bonus CD ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN's

BLIND GUARDIAN's recently-issued "And Then There Was Silence" CD single, the first single to be issued through Century Media Records in more than a decade of operation in North America, debuted on the US Soundscan singles sales chart at #171, with top 40 debuts in Cleveland, Seattle and Denver all without the benefit of commercial ...

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Brad Gillis Starts Work On New Solo CD!

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current NIGHT RANGER guitarist Brad Gillis is currently at Spirit Wind Studios recording his third solo CD, which should see the light of day in the spring. Meanwhile Italy's Frontiers Records has officially released the European version of the axeman's last effort, entitled Alligator. ...

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BROWN Perform Gig Of Epic Proportions!

North Carolina's BROWN, featuring former C.O.C. drummer Reed Mullin (who plays guitar and sings lead in the new band) and producer John Custer (i.e. C.O.C., DAG, CRY OF LOVE), performed a showcase gig for Epic Records on Tuesday, December 11th at Lincoln Theater in Raleigh. ...

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Ex-THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL Singer Inks New Solo Deal!

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL goddess of beauty Kari Ruesltten has signed with Sweden's GMR Music Group and will release her long-awaited third solo album (the first two were issued through Sony Music Norway) in late March through the Peach Music sub-label. As yet-untitled, the follow-up to 1998's Mesmerized is being mixed by Lars ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Seek New Label!

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM are currently seeking a new record deal following their recent split with the Spinefarm label. Once a new deal has been secured, the group will enter the studio to record the upcoming CD, which is tentatively due in late 2002. ...

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B/C: An OVERKILL/SAVATAGE Collaboration!

B/C is the provisional band name for the new project of OVERKILL vocalist Bobby Blitz Ellsworth and SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery, who have reportedly completed work on a four-track demo that is said to rock powerfully. No details about a forthcoming album release have yet been divulged. More information as it becomes available. ...

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