April 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

NIGHTWISH Members Discuss 'Imaginarium' Songwriting And Recording Process (Video)

Genelec, the Finnish manufacturer of high-quality active home theater loudspeaker systems, visited Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH during the recording sessions for their long-awaited new album, "Imaginarium", at Petrax studios in Finland with world-renowned mixing engineer Mikko Karmila. The eight-minute clip, which can be seen below, features keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen and bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala talking about ...

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It's Official: MIKE MANGINI Is New DREAM THEATER Drummer

Mike Mangini, the 48-year-old session artist who has played for ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE and STEVE VAI, has officially joined DREAM THEATER as the replacement for the recently departed Mike Portnoy. Commented Mangini: "The day that I got the phone call to be in DREAM THEATER, it took my brain a minute to assemble what ...

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TOM MORELLO To Release 'Union Town' EP

According to The Pulse Of Radio, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello will release a new EP, "Union Town", digitally on May 17 and as a CD and vinyl album on July 19. All profits from "Union Town" will benefit The America Votes Labor Unity Fund via SaveWorkers.org. The disc consists of eight pro-union ...

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ABOVE SYMMETRY: 'Traces Inside' Video Released

"Traces Inside", the new video from the Norwegian metal quintet ABOVE SYMMETRY (formerly ASPERA), can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Ripples", which was released this past Tuesday (April 26) via InsideOut Music. Over one year ago, five young musicians from Skien, Norway, made a very impressive entrance into the ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Officially Confirms Bassist's Exit

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has given a statement to "Harddrive Radio" about the departure of bassist Matt Snell at the end of last year. Guitarist Zoltan Bathory confirmed that Snell was let go back in December, but also told "Harddrive Radio" why it wasn't made official until now and ...

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