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LOUDNESS: Collection Of Re-Recorded Early Material Due Next Week

Legendary Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will be releasing a collection of re-recorded versions of some of their classic songs from their early years as chosen by the fans on October 27 via Tokuma Japan Comunications. Entitled "Rockshocks", the CD includes material from the "The Birthday Eve" (1981),"...
October 18, 2004

Review: JUDAS PRIEST Generated More Crowd Excitement Than BLACK SABBATH

Sean Daly of The Washington Post reviewed the Ozzfest 2004 traveling festival when it hit the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA Sunday (July 18). "With all apologies to the lovable burnout who created this still-mighty bacchanal of 20 beastly bands, lumbering Sasquatchian riffs and a truly sinister foo...
July 20, 2004

GUITAR WORLD's 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Of All Time

The March 2004 issue of Guitar World magazine includes a list of the 100 greatest heavy metal guitarists as selected by the magazine's staff. "This is not a list that ranks who can play the fastest or with the most taste, feeling or technique (although many players on our list have all of those arro...
January 23, 2004

REIGN OF TERROR's JOE STUMP: Possible Live Album, Instrumental CD On The Way

Guitarist Joe Stump (REIGN OF TERROR, OBSESSION) has posted the following message on his web site: "The REIGN OF TERROR European Tour was a ton of fun and the shows went very well. We're hoping to go back sometime early next year (April). We recorded one of the shows and are also recording the Nov....
November 26, 2003

PAINMUSEUM: Album Details Revealed

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring ex-HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak, vocalist Tim Clayborne, and former HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have set "Metal For Life (Battle Hymns For The New Apocalypse)" as the title for their debut album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undete...
September 26, 2003

OBSESSION Completing Work On New Demo

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION are seventy-five percent of the way towards completing their three-song demo recording, which will be used to officially shop a recording deal with an assortment of labels. The group are reportedly "very excited" about the progress so far on the recor...
July 29, 2003

Classic Metallers OBSESSION Reform, Begin Work On New Material

Classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION has reformed. Original members Michael Vescera (vocals, ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Jay Mezias (drums, ex-HANDS OF STONE, WORLDPAIN) are joined in the new lineup by Swedish guitar sensation Robert Marcello (DANGER DANGER, IRONHORSE),Boston-based neo-cl...
July 15, 2003

LOUDNESS To Issue New Live Album

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release a new live album, titled "Loudness Live 2002", on May 21. Recorded in Tokyo, Japan on December 31, 2002, the CD features 18 tracks, including "Crazy Night", "In The Mirror", "Slaughter House", "Crazy Doctor", and "S.D.I." ...
April 2, 2003

REIGN OF TERROR To Issue 'Conquer And Divide' In October

REIGN OF TERROR, featuring guitar hero Joe Stump, ex-LOUDNESS/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Michael Vescera, and ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson, will issue their new album, entitled Conquer And Divide, on October 23rd in Japan through Avalon Marquee Records. A mid-to-late November release...
September 4, 2002


Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/LOUDNESS vocalist Michael Vescera has signed a recording agreement with Holland's Mascot Records for the third MICHAEL VESCERA PROJECT album, due later in the year. Among the musicians set to make guest appearances on the album are Roland Grapow (ex-HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN),Ro...
June 21, 2002

LOUDNESS Axeman To Issue Solo Album In March

LOUDNESS guitarist Akira Takasaki will release his first solo album in five years, entitled Made In Hawaii, in March, according to Takasaki plays all the instruments and handles the vocals. The set is said to have a "very clear '70's vibe". ...
February 25, 2002

Former MEGADETH Drummer Returns With "Life After Deth"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEGA-DRUMMER NICK MENZA SET TO RELEASE SOLO PROJECT ON FEBRUARY 15TH ON MENZANATIONS RECORDS With Life After Deth, Nick Menza lets loose razor-sharp and aggressive songs on an unsuspecting public. Produced by Nick Menza and co-produced by Max Norman (i.e. MEGADETH, OZZY, SAVAT...
January 17, 2002

Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET....
November 29, 2001

Archive News Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactio...
October 30, 2001

Archive News Jul 17, 2001

ENTOMBED have finalized the track listing for their upcoming Morning Star CD, which is due at the end of August through Music For Nations Records in Europe. The complete and final track listing for the album is as follows: ... 01. Chief Rebel Angel 02. I ...
July 17, 2001