May 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

THE HUMAN ABSTRACT: Album Sample Posted Online

Los Angeles-based technical progressive metal band THE HUMAN ABSTRACT have released the track "Crossing the Rubicon", taken from their upcoming full-length debut, "Nocturne", via their MySpace.com page. Check it out at this location. Due in August through Hopeless Records, "Nocturne" was recorded at a studio in North Carolina with with producer Jamie King ...

Read more

D.R.I.: SPIKE CASSIDY Cancer Relief Page Launched

Legendary punk/metal crossover band D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) have set up a page on their web site where fans can help guitarist Spike Cassidy — who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer — and his family with medical costs. You can make a tax-deductible donation and leave a short message for Spike (optional) at

Read more

GRAVE DIGGER To Enter Studio In June; Band Seek New Label Home

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have issued the following update: "Uncle Reaper [frontman Chris Boltendahl] became a daddy. The little Reaper is given the name Jamiro Alexander Boltendahl and was born healthy and strong on 16th March 2006. He's the first offspring of the Boltendahl family and his parents face a positive metallic future. "The ...

Read more

INTO ETERNITY Part Ways With Guitarist ROB DOHERTY?

Canada's technically progressive death metal band INTO ETERNITY appear to have parted ways with guitarist Rob Doherty. The band are currently opening for GAMMA RAY on two U.S. dates with the help of a replacement guitarist, who was apparently recruited without Doherty's knowledge. In an April 30, 2006 posting on the band's official forum, Rob ...

Read more

Reactivated STREET TALK To Release New Album In June

MTM Music has released the following statement from Fredrik Bergh, the mainman behind the Swedish melodic rock act STREET TALK: "In January 2005, exactly one year after the release of the compilation album 'Destination', which was supposed to be the final release by STREET TALK, I decided to compose music for a possible new STREET ...

Read more

HYADES To Enter Studio In July

Italian thrash metallers HYADES will enter Indyrecords Studio on July 13 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2005's "Abuse Your Illusions" for a November 2006 release via Mausoleum Records. HYADES will embark on a European tour with OMEN and PHANTOM-X in September, to be followed by a U.S. tour in October. Confirmed dates so ...

Read more