April 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

Will STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Stay Together This Time?

The Pulse of Radio reports: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will tour for the first time since 2002 this spring and summer, beginning next month, with tentative plans to record a new album later this year. But since the group broke up under less than amicable circumstances six years ago, what's to stop that from happening again? ...

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RATT Drummer BOBBY BLOTZER: New Audio Interview Available

RATT/SAINTS OF THE UNDERGROUND drummer Bobby Blotzer was a guest on the April 26 episode of "The Classic Metal Show". Listen to the 29-minute conversation below. SAINTS OF THE UNDERGROUND (formerly ANGEL CITY OUTLAWS), the band featuring Blotzer, Jani Lane (WARRANT) on vocals, and Keri Kelli (ALICE COOPER) on guitar, released its long-awaited debut album, ...

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HEAVEN SHALL BURN: Orangevale Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has posted video footage of Germany's death metal and hardcore fusionists HEAVEN SHALL BURN performing at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California on April 11, 2008. Watch the clip below. "Iconoclast", the new album from HEAVEN SHALL BURN, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 21. Artist extraordinaire an up-and-coming visionary for ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY: Video Interview Available

Arkansas Rocks! Entertainment has posted a video interview with John Fred Young and Ben Wells of Kentucky's BLACK STONE CHERRY conducted by the band's tour bus at Edgefest in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Watch the four-minute clip below. BLACK STONE CHERRY recently spent time at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee recording its sophomore album for ...

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VISION DIVINE Parts Ways With Singer

Italian melodic power metallers VISION DIVINE, the brainchild of ex-LABYRINTH mastermind Olaf Thrsen, have issued the following statement: "Michele Luppi is no longer singing with VISION DIVINE. "Beside any speculation which could be done regarding the truth behind all this, we simply believe it was the right time to both make the right choice. We ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON's 'Chemical Wedding' Movie: UK Cinema Details Revealed

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's supernatural horror-thriller "Chemical Wedding" will be released in the following British cinemas on May 30: Showcase Cinemas: Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Coventry Derby Dudley Glasgow Leeds Liverpool Manchester Newham Nottingham Paisley Peterborough Reading Teeside Walsall Apollo Regent Street (London) "Chemical Wedding" will premiere at the London International Festival of Science Fiction ...

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KATATONIA Drummer, ASTRAL DOORS Bassist Join Forces In THE UNREST

KATATONIA drummer Daniel Liljekvist and ASTRAL DOORS bassist Martin Haglund have joined forces in a new band called THE UNREST. The group, whose lineup is completed by American vocalist Trevor Marks (who originally went to Sweden as part of a foreign exchange program from his university in the States), and guitarists Jesper Hammarbck and Marcus ...

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MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN Talks To MP3.com; Video Posted Online

MINISTRY head honcho Al Jourgensen recently sat down for a lengthy video interview with MP3.com. Filmed in Al's hotel room on the eve of the band's final performance in San Francisco, the chat centers on the end of Jourgensen's long-running band, and what, exactly, he plans to fill his time with post-MINISTRY. Aside from a ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: U.S. Headlining Dates Announced

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have announced select "off-night" U.S. headline dates this fall during their tour in support of NIGHTWISH. The dates are on sale now exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until May 28 when they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems. The confirmed "off-night" dates are as follows: Aug 28 ...

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