February 2002 - Blabbermouth Archive

ANVIL To Record New CD In May

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL are scheduled to enter the studio on May 6th to begin recording their brand new CD, titled Still Going Strong, for a late 2002 release. Among the cuts that are tentatively set to appear on the album are "Race Against Time" and "Sativa". As previously reported, ANVIL will be performing at ...

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LOADED Video Posted Online

LOADED, featuring former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan, have posted a video clip for the track "Seattle Head", taken from the group's Dark Days debut, online at this location (file size: 20,541MB ~ 2 hours to download with 56K modem). ...

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MASTERPLAN In Final Recording Stage For Upcoming Debut

MASTERPLAN, featuring former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, will start tracking the vocals to their full-length debut today, February 25th, with producer Andy Sneap for a tentative summer release through an as-yet-undetermined label. In a recent interview, posted online at www.helloween.org, Grapow revealed ...

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OZZFEST Europe 2002 Update

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, featuring OZZY OSBOURNE guitarst Zakk Wylde, have been officially confirmed for the American and European legs of the upcoming Ozzfest 2002 festival tour. In other news, OZZY OSBOURNE, TOOL and an as-yet-undisclosed third band (presumably SYSTEM OF A DOWN) have been confirmed for the Polish stop of the tour, which will take ...

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MESHUGGAH's Eight-String Guitar Unveiled!

Fans of MESHUGGAH can check out this photo of MESHUGGAH axemen Fredrik Thordendal and Mårten Hagström posing with their new eight-string guitar, dubbed “Newborn”, during a recent photo shoot. Mårten Hagström's eight-string wasn't ready at the time of the photo shoot, so he's posing with a seven-string version of the same design. MESHUGGAH ...

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ENGINE Track To Be Featured Miller Genuine Draft Download

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), will have their track "Mine", from their forthcoming sophomore album Superholic, featured as one of the Miller Genuine Draft's exclusive downloads along with seven artists of various genres. MGD's Blind Date ...

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THE GATHERING Face Potential Lawsuit Over Split With Century Media

Contrary to a statement issued by the band via their official web site, Holland's THE GATHERING are still signed to Century Media Records and are expected to deliver their next studio album to the label, according to an informed source contacted by BLABBERMOUTH.NET. THE GATHERING reportedly have one more album under their present agreement with ...

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VAN HALEN's MICHAEL ANTHONY: "I'm Not Leaving The Band"

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has issued a statement reassuring his fans that his current involvement in a new project with Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), and Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY) does not mean the end of his run with his main group. According to Anthony, “I'm involved in a side project band with ...

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POISONBLACK: Finnish "Supergroup" To Issue Debut In Late 2002

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS), who feature in their ranks SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala on guitar, and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto, are tentatively due to record their debut album before the end of the summer for a late 2002 release through Century Media Records. Completed by bassist Janne Kukkonen, guitarist Janne Dahlgren and drummer Tarmo Kanerva, ...

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