March 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

Former NILE Bassist Explains His Departure

Former NILE bassist Jon Vesano has issued a statement explaining his departure from the group. It reads as follows: "I'm sure you're probably getting a trickle of information on what is going on. "I have decided to depart NILE for several reasons being personal and business related. There were some opportunities presented to me that ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Classic Videos Posted Online

In celebration of the release of the new JUDAS PRIEST album, "Angel of Retribution", Yahoo! Music (formerly Launch) has set up a special page containing many of PRIEST's classic videos highlighting the band's lengthy career. Check it out at this location. Singer Rob Halford's first album with JUDAS PRIEST in 15 years, "Angel ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 11-12 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Saturday, June 11 (doors: 10:00 a.m.): IRON MAIDEN 21.30-23.40 SLAYER 19.20-20.50 LACUNA COIL 17.35-18.45 OBITUARY 16.00-17.05 STRAPPING YOUNG ...

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KISS Dedicate New Issue Of Official Magazine To DIMEBAG's Memory

KISS have dedicated the third issue of their official authorized quarterly magazine to the memory of PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was gunned down by a deranged "fan" in early December. A short note from KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley posted on the magazine's "Table of Contents" page reads as follows: "You only had to ...

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