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ABYSMAL DAWN Announce New Bassist

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISION, have announced the addition of bassist Carlos Arriola (ex-SAVAGERY) to the group's ranks. Arriola will make his next live appearance with the band on February 19 at Key Club in West Hollywood, California. ABYSMAL DAWN will be performing alongside ...

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JASON BITTNER Confirms SLIPKNOT's JORDISON Was Approached To Fill In For ANTHRAX's BENANTE

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has confirmed that ANTHRAX initially approached SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison to fill in for Charlie Benante at the band's recent California shows before Bittner finally agreed to step in and do the dates himself (as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Bittner joined ANTHRAX for headlining performances in San Francisco (Jan. ...

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ANTHRAX: European Tour Dates Announced

ANTHRAX have lined up the following European dates in April: Apr. 08 - Sheffield, UK - Corperation Apr. 09 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wolfrun Hall Apr. 10 - London, UK - Astoria Apr. 11 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Apr. 12 - Glasgow, UK - ABC Apr. 14 - Tilburg, NETH - 013 Apr. ...

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LEATHERWOLF Complete Work On New Album

Vocalist Wade Black of the legendary Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF (also ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES) has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We are finallizing label/distro on who will be in on up-and-comings for new year. Finally the new LEATHERWOLF record was just finished. Mr. Dean (Cohiba) Roberts has just gotten back from his ...

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SEPULTURA's Webmaster On IGOR CAVALERA's Status: 'Either You Do It Right Or Don't Do It At All'

SEPULTURA's official webmaster Estevam Romera has confirmed in an online posting that drummer Igor Cavalera will not be joining the band on their upcoming European tour (as exclusively reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on January 13). Responding to a fan question regarding the lack of an official statement from the band addressing the situation, Romera wrote, "[I] ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer To Play With ANTHRAX

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner will fill in for ANTHRAX's Charlie Benante for the last couple of dates on ANTHRAX's U.S. tour while Benante and his wife Sandra (who is currently in labor back home in Chicago) await the birth of their first child. As a result of this unexpected development, the group's show in ...

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SLIPKNOT's JORDISON To Play With ANTHRAX?

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has reportedly been approached to fill in for ANTHRAX's Charlie Benante for the last couple of dates on ANTHRAX's U.S. tour while Benante and his wife await the birth of their first child. No further information is available at this time. Remaining ANTHRAX tour dates: Jan. 18 - Boulder, CO @ ...

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SILENT FORCE Guitarist Becomes First-Time Father

SILENT FORCE guitarist Alex Beyrodt and his wife have announced the birth of their first child. Melody Mimi Beyrodt was born on Sunday, January 15 at 6:49 p.m. She weighed in at 3.5 kg and is 52 cm tall. SILENT FORCE, which also features in its ranks ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, are currently recording ...

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SEPULTURA's IGOR CAVALERA Becomes Fourth-Time Father

SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera became a fourth-time father on Sunday (Jan. 15) when his second wife, Laima, gave birth to the couple's first child, Antonio Leyton Cavalera. Both mother and son are said to be doing fine. Igor has three children with his first wife, Monika. As previously reported, SEPULTURA will embark on their European ...

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SEPULTURA's KISSER To Conduct Guitar Clinic At Hollywood's Musicians Institute

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be conducting a special clinic at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, January 25. Kisser will be in town to lay down guitar leads on the upcoming album from ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals). The ...

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DARKANE Welcome Additions To Family

Swedish thrashers DARKANE have posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Within five days Christofer [Malmström, guitar] and Klas [Ideberg, guitar] each became proud fathers of beautiful baby girls. Christofer's wife Jennie gave birth to their daughter Freja on December 29th, 2005 while Klas' girlfriend Lina gave birth to their yet unnamed ...

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SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA: 'I'm Just Taking A Break'

Igor Cavalera is taking a break from Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA to spend time with his new wife while they await the birth of their first child together, but he has no intention of leaving the band, the drummer told BLABBERMOUTH.NET Friday night. Cavalera, who recently remarried after splitting up with his wife of 10 years, ...

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Exclusive: Drummer IGOR CAVALERA Quits SEPULTURA; ROY MAYORGA Steps In

Drummer Igor Cavalera has left Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Replacing Igor on the band's upcoming European trek will be none other than former SOULFLY skinsman Roy Mayorga. Mayorga, who has yet to rehearse with SEPULTURA, spent quite a bit of time jamming with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser in preparation for the recently ...

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Tribute To Late AC/DC Frontman To Be Held In His Hometown

Eat Cat 2 Productions — the organizers of the Big Ball, the world's largest AC/DC convention — have announced a tribute to late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, to be held in Scott's in his hometown of Kirriemuir, Angus on April 29, 2006. A stone-paving plinth has been locally carved to mark his birth in Kirriemuir ...

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ABORTED Part Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Belgian death metallers ABORTED have parted ways with guitarist Thijs "Tace" de Cloedt and bassist Frederic "Free" Vanmassenhove due to "personal issues." "A cumulation of smaller and bigger problems in the past so and so months has made it virtually impossible to keep cooperating together as a collective unit," the band write on their web ...

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'The Birth of Grunge' Compilation Due In February

IGN Music reports: On February 7, 2006 Livewire Recordings will release "Sleepless In Seattle: The Birth of Grunge", a compilation of 20 rare recordings from some of the band responsible for setting the stage for the eventual emergence of the sub-genre of modern rock critics labeled "grunge." The set chronicles the beginnings of ...

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FEAR FACTORY Drummer To Hold Signing Sessions At NAMM

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera will be doing autograph signings in the Zildjian booth on Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22 at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. The details are as follows: Company: Avedis Zildjian Company Booth: 2940 Location: Hall D www.zildjian.com/EN-US/home.ad2 The NAMM convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center ...

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SACRED STEEL Comment On Lineup Changes

German power metallers SACRED STEEL have issued an official statement regarding the departures of guitarists Oliver Großhans and Jörg M. Knittel (as first reported here yesterday). It reads as follows: "After having had a stable line up for now nearly 10 years, a line up change had to be made in the SACRED ...

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GIANT SQUID Re-Recording Debut Album

Northern California's GIANT SQUID spent the Thanksgiving weekend re-recording their 2002 independent release "Metridium Field" to serve as their debut for The End Records. Even though guitarist/singer Aaron Gregory is bogged down with studio and school work, he still found time to submit the following report on the ongoing recording process. "GIANT SQUID spent four ...

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FEAR FACTORY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

FEAR FACTORY will join AVENGED SEVENFOLD as the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, December 12. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, ...

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