May 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

SUN DESCENDS Forced To Cancel European Tour

New York City thrashers SUN DESCENDS have been forced to cancel their previously announced European tour due to accusations that were levelled against the trek's projected headliners, IMPALED NAZARENE, regarding their alleged neo-fascist views and lyrical content. IMPALED NAZARENE had to call off a portion of their European tour that was supposed to feature SUN ...

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USIPIAN Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Danish "apocalyptic" old-school death metallers USIPIAN have posted the following message on their official web site: "Tais [guitar] has decided to leave USIPIAN. He has for quite some time been running a tight schedule playing in two bands and at the same time taking care of his family and job. [Unable] to rehearse four days ...

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TOOL Ends Five-Year Drought With '10,000 Days'

Launch Radio Networks has issued the following report: Today (Tuesday, May 2) is a big day for TOOL as the band releases its first album in five years, called "10,000 Days", and begins a North American tour in Seattle, Washington. The group's first opportunity to play some new material live came this past Sunday (April ...

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CRISIS Going On 'Indefinite Hiatus'

Los Angeles-based band CRISIS have issued the following statement: "All of us in CRISIS would like to let our very faithful and diehard fans know that the band is going on an indefinite hiatus. We are sorry that our fans will not be hearing any new music from us in the near future. CRISIS has ...

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'Rebel Meets Rebel' Adds To DIMEBAG DARRELL's Legacy

Launch Radio Networks reports: In stores today (Tuesday, May 2) is "Rebel Meets Rebel", an album featuring the last completed recordings by slain PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The disc was recorded over a four-year period by Abbott, his brother and drummer Vinnie Paul, PANTERA bassist Rex Brown and country singer David Allan ...

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INFINITUM OBSCURE To Support BELPHEGOR On Mexican Tour

Tijuana, Mexico-based metal band INFINITUM OBSCURE have been confirmed as the support act for Austrian black/death metallers BELPHEGOR on their upcoming Mexican tour. INFINITUM OBSCURE will be promoting their full-length debut, "Internal Dark Force", which is scheduled for release at the end of May via the Chicago-based label Utterly Somber Creations. "Internal Dark Force" track ...

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AXENSTAR Hard At Work On New Album

Swedish power metallers AXENSTAR have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are now halfway through the recording process of our new [fourth] album and everything is going according to our plans. The sound is much heavier than before and we are really satisfied with how the songs are taking form. Some ...

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LEGION OF THE DAMNED Announce New Bassist

Dutch thrashers LEGION OF THE DAMNED (formerly OCCULT) have posted the following message on their official web site: "During our last tour, bass player Twan Fleuren left the band because of family matters. After having spoken with Twan, we all decided that it was best for him to focus on his family and leave the ...

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