November 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

Ex-VENOM Frontman TONY DOLAN Becomes Tour Manager For CHAMBERED

Former VENOM and current ATOMKRAFT bassist/vocalist Tony Dolan has become the official tour manager of the Wilmington, NC-based "melodic hardcore metal" band CHAMBERED. Dolan and CHAMBERED vocalist Steve Bates have become close personal friends and after CHAMBERED signed with BreakThru Artist Management, Tony began to help in the search of a label home for the ...

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See SLIPKNOT Mask Creations

Illinois' Register Star asked fans of SLIPKNOT, the Des Moines, Iowa-based heavy metal band, to design masks for the group. Today, you can look at the more than two dozen masks submitted by local artists and fans of SLIPKNOT. Tomorrow, you can check out the four finalists selected by Register Star judges, and then you ...

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NILE Announce Australian Headlining Tour

NILE have announced the dates for the Australian portion of their headlining "Annihilation of The Wicked World Tour". This Aussie tour, NILE's first-ever appearance down-under, will kick off on November 25 in Sydney and come to a conclusion on December 3 in Brisbane. NILE's Karl Sanders shared his thoughts on the band's first visit to ...

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MASACRE Drummer VICTOR GALLEGO Passes Away

Victor Gallego (photo), drummer of the Colombian death metal band MASACRE, passed away on October 30. Gallego joined MASACRE in 1992 and recorded three full-length CDs with the group, including their most recent release, "Total Death", which came out in 2004. The follow-up to 2001's "Muerte Verdadera Muerte", "Total Death" was recorded at ...

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DEVOLVED Announce New Bandmembers

Australian tech-metallers DEVOLVED have announced the addition of new Los Angeles-based guitarist Brett Carpio to the group's ranks. Former bass player Leighton Kearns has also officially rejoined DEVOLVED. New band photos, images and member details will be added shortly. As previously reported the band is now located permanently in Los Angeles and is busy rehearsing ...

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TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY To Open For DISTURBED; Debut Album Due In January

TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY, the new band featuring former MEGADETH/current F5 bassist David Ellefson, W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland, guitarist Peter Scheithauer (BELLADONNA, KILLING MACHINE) and vocalist Todd Barnes (13-A), will release their debut album, "Lethal Agenda", on January 13, 2006 via Demolition Records. Prior to the release, TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY will partake in several Southern shows ...

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QUEEN's 'We Will Rock You' Musical To Close

Rick Garman of Vegas4Visitors.com is reporting that "We Will Rock You", the musical featuring the songs of rock supergroup QUEEN, will close at Paris Las Vegas at the end of November after more than 500 performances. Officials with both the hotel and the show are trying to put a positive spin on it, suggesting that ...

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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: CHILDREN OF BODOM, DEMON HUNTER, DRAGONLORD, ALLELE

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending November 1, 2005, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 2,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): DEMON HUNTER – "The Triptych": 6,000 ...

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One Man's Quest To Honor OZZY OSBOURNE And BLACK SABBATH

A British BLACK SABBATH fan by the name of Garry Raybould has been running a campaign to honor the four original members of SABBATH for quite some time now. He has collected thousands of signatures on a hand-written petiton to create a "Walk of Fame" in the heart of downtown Birmingham, England, which will honor ...

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