December 2001 - Blabbermouth Archive

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Record New Album!

Contrary to recent public statements made by Devin Townsend, it now appears that he will in fact be releasing a new STRAPPING YOUNG LAD CD sometime next year. According to an official statement posted by Devin's wife/manager Tracy at Townsend's web site (www.hevydevy.com), seeing Devin had previously felt that he was no longer ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Goes Solo, Band Offer Studio Previews!

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has begun recording his first solo album, which will most likely have nine tracks and include the three new songs John performed during the G3 tour ("Jaws of Life", "Damage Control" and "Glasgow Kiss"). Other musicians performing on the CD will be Dave LaRue (i.e. DIXIE DREGS, PLANET X) on ...

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HATE ETERNAL Cancel Chile, Prepare New Album!

HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and MORBID ANGEL fill-in bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, have cancelled their rescheduled Chile date, which was to take place in late December, due to unspecified problems with the concert promoter. In other news, the band are currently in the process of writing and arranging the next HATE ETERNAL ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Axeman Hits The Road With THE PRODIGY!

PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Jim Davies will be reuniting with his former band THE PRODIGY for the latter group's The Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and Japan in January of 2002. The trek will mark the first time Jim has played live with THE PRODIGY since 1996. According to Davies, “I'm very flattered and excited ...

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CANDLEMASS Destroy Stockholm!

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—performed a six-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up, at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday, December 13th. The event also served as a release ...

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EXODUS Back On The Attack!

The reformed EXODUS have announced the following appearances during the coming weeks: Dec. 21 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street Bar & Grill (w/SIFT) Jan. 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Covered Wagon Saloon Jan. 19 – Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse (w/DOMINANT RAGE) ...

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Chuck Schuldiner: A Tribute To A Legend!

Former DEATH/CONTROL DENIED bassist Steve DiGiorgio (currently in TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD) has posted the following tribute to DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, who sadly lost his battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor, on December 13th: “Saddened… This is the first time since I've heard the news that I've been on the computer. I ...

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TIAMAT's Johan Edlund Clears The Air!

TIAMAT mainman Johan Edlund has issued a statement in response to an article that ran in the current issue of Germany's Rock Hard magazine, in which Edlund is quoted as saying that he didn't “trust” anybody at TIAMAT's record company, Century Media Records. According to Johan, “in the last interview with the German magazine Rock ...

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