March 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

WARGASM: 1985 Demo Track Posted Online

Boston's thrash pioneers WARGASM have posted the song "Suicide Squad" from their 1985 demo tape, which was recorded when the band was still known as MANIAC. Check it out on the group's MySpace page. Also available at the same location is a video for the WARGASM track "Slow Burn/Blood Flood". WARGASM's upcoming DVD ...

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The Fans Have Spoken: SLAYER Comes Out On Top In Readers' Polls

Having won their first-ever Grammy Award last month — "Best Metal Performance" for the track "Eyes of the Insane" — thrash icons SLAYER have just picked up a handful of even more awards, and these are from the fans. Revolver magazine's 2007 "Readers' Poll" singled out SLAYER's Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman as "Best Guitarist/Guitar ...

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TESTAMENT, W.A.S.P. Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

TESTAMENT and W.A.S.P. have been confirmed for the Waldrock festival, set to take place July 7 in Burgum, in the north of Holland. Approximately 13 more bands will be confirmed soon. As previously reported, a video clip of TESTAMENT perfoming at the Independent in San Francisco, California on January 27, 2007 has been posted online ...

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HOT AUGUST METAL FEST Expands Into Two-Day Seattle Event

Tacoma Scene Media has announced that its long-planned-for Hot August Metal Fest: A Deathphonic Black Metal Crusade, will have its debut over a two-evening period instead of the originally planned one day. Also being announced is the confirmation of band number three, Seattle's melodic black metal band INQUINOK. Three additional impressive black metal groups, and ...

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WOLFMOTHER Begins Work On New Material

John Benson of Billboard.com reports: After taking home a best hard rock performance Grammy for its song "Woman" two weeks ago, WOLFMOTHER is beginning to think about its follow-up to its 2006 self-titled debut. "We are looking forward," singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale tells Billboard.com. "We have a few songs that are getting in the ...

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NILE Once Again Working With NEIL KERNON

NILE has entered Sound Lab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina to begin recording the follow-up to 2005's "Annihilation of the Wicked", due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. The band is once again working with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) and engineer Bob Moore. NILE drummer George Kollias previously stated: "There ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Not Interested In Duet With SAMMY HAGAR

World Entertainment News Network reports: David Lee Roth has snubbed fellow VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar's suggestion the two singers should team up when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Hagar, who replaced Roth in the band, has suggested the collaboration would be a fitting way to honour the ...

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EXCITER Splits With OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS, Seeks New Label Home

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have parted ways with France's Osmose Productions. The band is currently seeking a new label home for the release of the group's upcoming CD, entitled "Thrash Speed Burn". EXCITER last fall announced the addition of Brooklyn, New York-based singer Kenny "Metal Mouth" Winter to the group's ranks. "After holding auditions ...

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