June 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

MERCILESS DEATH Replace VINDICATOR At MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

California-based MERCILESS DEATH (Heavy Artillery Records) have replaced their labelmates VINDICATOR on the billing of the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to the festival organizers, VINDICATOR were forced to drop off the bill due to "issues within the lineup." The lineup for ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Frontman HALFORD Creates New Company To Produce And License Future Solo Releases

Heavy Metal superstar Rob Halford has purchased his groundbreaking, critically acclaimed HALFORD catalog from Sanctuary Records U.K. The three albums under the band name HALFORD include "Resurrection" (2000), the two-CD concert recording "Live Insurrection" (2001) and "Crucible" (2002). The HALFORD titles were acquired January 2006, and they will be the first music releases to possess ...

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THE BLACK CROWES Go Into The Vault For 'The Lost Crowes'

Twice THE BLACK CROWES have recorded albums that were never officially released: "Tall" in 1993 and "Band" in 1997. While a few songs from these lost albums were re-recorded and released on studio albums, many have emerged only through the band's legendary live shows. THE BLACK CROWES recently went into the vault, collecting the best ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Q2K' Reissue Details Revealed

Rhino Records has set an August 29, 2006 release date for the reissue of QUEENSRŸCHE's 1999 effort, "Q2K". The new CD will include four bonus tracks. In addition, limited-edition signed copies and a free "Q2K" cap will be included in the new package. "Q2K" re-release track listing: 01. Falling Down 02. Sacred Ground 03. One ...

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ANAL C*NT Part Ways With Guitarist, Drummer

ANAL CUNT have parted ways with guitarist John Kozik and drummer John Gillis. Replacing Kozik will be returning axeman Josh Martin, while the band are currently looking for a new drummer. In other news, ANAL CUNT frontman Seth Putnam will be traveling to Russia in July to play a week's worth of shows with band ...

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