March 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

GREEN CARNATION Cancel Toronto Date

Norway's prog-metal masters GREEN CARNATION have been forced to cancel their previously announced April 1 gig at The Marquee in Toronto, Canada. Commented the band in a statement: "We are very sorry both for the fans in and around Toronto , for ourselves and for Noel and Inertia Entertainment. This is a situation we hadn't ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, CATHEDRAL, SEVENDUST Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, CATHEDRAL, SEVENDUST, KILLING JOKE, DRAGONFORCE, 10 YEARS, SKINDRED, BLINDSIDE and EVERGREY are among the newly confirmed acts for this year's Download festival, joining headliners TOOL, METALLICA, and GUNS N' ROSES, plus dozens more. The three-day rock festival takes place at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England over the weekend of June 9-11. Now in ...

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ROSE TATTOO Guitarist's Funeral To Be Held On Friday

ROSE TATTOO guitarist Pete Wells' funeral will be held on Friday, March 31 in Annandale in Sydney, Australia. Services are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Wells passed away in Sydney on Monday (March 27) after a long fight with cancer. A close friend, ROSE TATTOO singer Angry Anderson said Wells's health had deteriorated dramatically ...

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SADUS, FORBIDDEN, SOILWORK Members Join Forces In New Project

Bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, SEBASTIAN BACH, TESTAMENT, DEATH) has issued the following update: "Something new musically I've been working on in the middle of all this SADUS and SEBASTIAN BACH touring/recording/promo stuff… As if I ain't busy enough… "A couple of years ago I hooked up in the studio with two friends of mine ...

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Guitarist RICH WARD: It Could Take A Year Before New STUCK MOJO Album Comes Out

Reunited Atlanta-based rap-metal pioneers STUCK MOJO are continuing work on their new album, "Southern Born Killers", at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. with producer Andy Sneap (NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS). Joining guitarist Rich Ward (also in FOZZY) and rapper/frontman Bonz in STUCK MOJO's current lineup are FOZZY/DUKE bassist Sean Delson and the band's ...

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THE ETERNAL To Support OPETH In Australia

Hot on the heels of their highly successful curtain-raising for the H.I.M. Australian tour, it has been announced that Melbourne's dark melodic metal masters THE ETERNAL will be opening for all dates on the Australian OPETH tour. The details are as follows: Apr. 20 - Perth, AUS @ Capitol Apr. 21 - Adelaide, AUS @ ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirm First-Ever Live Performances In Mexico

Swedish/German extreme metal band ARCH ENEMY have confirmed their first-ever live performances in Mexico. Commented guitarist Michael Amott: "Finally we are coming! We are super excited about this — looking forward to some METAL MADNESS...Mexico style!" The dates are as follows: May 08 - Café Iguana - Monterrey, MEX May 09 - Circo Volador - ...

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HAMMERFALL: More Details Revealed About Charity Hockey Game

More details have been revealed about the charity ice-hockey game that HAMMERFALL members Joacim Cans (vocals) and Oscar Dronjak (guitar) will participate in on Thursday, March 30 in Vättlehallen in Stenkullen, outside of Göteborg, Sweden. The event is being arranged by artisterforlivet.com and will begin at 4:00 p.m. (match starts at 6:30 p.m.). Cans and ...

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