August 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

OMEN Returns From Hiatus, Announces Tour Dates

After a two-year hiatus, classic metallers OMEN have scheduled dates in the U.S. and Europe in August and September. In addition, the band has re-signed with Jeff Keller Management LLC, their management representation during their critically acclaimed last release, "Eternal Black Dawn" (2003). The current OMEN lineup features original guitarist/songwriter Kenny Powell, as well as ...

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R:I:P Announces New Bassist

R:I:P (RAW:INTENSE:POWER), the new German band featuring Björn Daigger (MAJESTY) and drummer Chris Merzinsky (MIDNATTSOL), has announced the addition of bassist Birgit Öllbrunner (also in MIDNATTSOL) to the group's ranks. "Birgit is about exactly what we were looking for in a bassist and bandmember and we are really excited that she wanted to join the ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Complete Work On 'Warball'

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have completed work on their new album, "Warball", due in October via Mascot Records. The CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. Orteaga and includes lead-guitar contributions from Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) and Thaen Rassmussen (ANVIL CHORUS). The group's ...

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OZZFEST Fan Charged With 'Indecent Assault'

Michael Gelbwasser of TheSunChronicle.com reports that a man at Tuesday night's (August 1) Ozzfest at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts was charged with indecent assault for allegedly reaching under a woman's skirt after the show. Joseph Rinaldi, 42, of Cranston, R.I., was released after posting $860 bail after his arraignment in Attleboro ...

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UNREST Replaces SAVAGE CIRCUS At Switzerland's METAL DAYZ Festival

UNREST has replaced SAVAGE CIRCUS on the billing of the Metal Dayz festival, set to take place August 4-6 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Friday, August 4: 17.00-17.30 AEONBLACK (open air) 17.45-18.15 DARK DAY DUNGEON (indoors) 18.30-19.15 DREAMSIDE (open air) 19.30-20.15 CRUCIFIED BARBARA (indoors) 20.30-21.30 DEADSOUL ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's 'Halloween' Gets An Official Release Date

Dimension Films has set an October 19, 2007 release date for Rob Zombie's new version of the classic 1978 horror film "Halloween". Zombie recently said that his movie won't be a sequel to the original film, but he left the details a little vague. Would the movie then be a prequel or a straight remake? ...

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DREAM THEATER Frontman To Guest On JOHN MACALUSO's Solo Album

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie will record a guest appearance on one track on the upcoming solo album from drummer John Macaluso (TNT, ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JAMES LABRIE, STARBREAKER), entitled "John Macaluso's Union Radio - The Radio Waves Goodbye". The CD, which is tentatively scheduled for release in November via Lion Music, is described in ...

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