October 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

SANCTIFICATION Announce New Bassist

Swedish death metallers SANCTIFICATION have announced the addition of former DYSPLASIA bassist Kristoffer Hell to the group's ranks. According to a posting on the group's official web site, Hell (yes, that is apparently his real name) is "doing a great job learning the songs." Upcoming SANCTIFICATION shows: Oct. 28 - Västerås, SWE @ Växthuset Oct. ...

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DIO Management: DOUG ALDRICH To Replace 'Injured' CRAIG GOLDY

A representative at DIO's management company, Niji Management, Inc., has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding reports that Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE) will be taking over the guitarist duties for DIO beginning with the October 6 show in Eindhoven, Holland: "The Niji Management camp reports that Craig Goldy hurt his arm while touring Russia and ...

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DIO: 'Evil Or Divine' CD/DVD To Be Reissued In Combined Package

Spitfire Records will be re-issuing DIO's "Evil or Divine" live CD/DVD as a "double release" on October 4. The package will contain both the original DVD and CD releases, as well as bonus material, such as video for the song "Push", an interview with Ronnie James Dio, behind-the-scenes footage and a photo gallery. "Evil Or ...

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NONPOINT: 'To The Pain' Track Listing Revealed

Ft. Lauderdale-based hard rock outfit NONPOINT have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "To the Pain", due on November 8 via Bieler Bros./Lava. The album's first single, "Bullet with a Name", has received a lot of early radio play and has clocked as the #1 requested song on Active Rock radio stations such ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 To Support ALICE COOPER On West Coast

According to a posting on Wednesday 13's official web site, the MURDERDOLLS frontman will support ALICE COOPER on the following dates: Oct. 27 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater Oct. 28 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater* Oct. 29 - Tacoma, WA - Emerald Queen Casino Oct. 31 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove * ...

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VH1 To Air Four-Part 'Definitive History' Of Heavy Metal

VH1 has announced plans to launch "VH1 Rock Docs", an all-new slate of high-end feature-length programs in 2006. Each of the docs will reveal an untold story in the history of rock and hip-hop music, combining never-before-seen footage with a unique and unconventional narrative approach. The documentaries will tell some of the most unique stories ...

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SAXON Frontman Recalls Near-Fatal House Fire

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Well, it's about time I said something! "First of all, I would like to say 'Thank you' to everybody who sent messages after the fire it was a bad period in our lives but you have to go on and ...

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STATUS QUO Guitarist Misses Days Of Collective Masturbation

ContactMusic.com is reporting that STATUS QUO guitarist Rick Parfitt misses the days when the entire band use to masturbate together on one big bed — as it formed a special camaraderie between the rockers. Parfitt insists collective episodes of self-pleasuring was de rigeur in the 1970s, although he admits such antics would be frowned upon ...

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