April 2018 - Blabbermouth Archive

Former NEVERMORE And FORBIDDEN Guitarist TIM CALVERT Dies At 52

Former FORBIDDEN and NEVERMORE guitarist Tim Calvert died this morning after battling an aggressive form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. He was only 52 years old. Tim's passing was announced by his sister, Vicky Calvert-Hawkins, who wrote in a Facebook post: "Myself and my husband Bret (along with several wonderful doctors, and hospice providers) ...

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SIRENIA To Release Next Album In October

Norwegian/French symphonic metallers SIRENIA will release their as-yet-untitled ninth full-length album this fall via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Dim Days Of Dolor" will mark the band's second LP to feature French vocalist Emmanuelle Zoldan, who replaced Spanish singer Ailyn Giménez García two years ago. SIRENIA guitarist Morten Veland spoke about the band's upcoming ...

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BABYMETAL Launches BABYMETAL RECORDS

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL has built a new partnership with 5B Artist Management And Records, a leading global music, events, and marketing firm, which manages well-known artists such as SLIPKNOT and MEGADETH. Additionally, with the powerful duo of 5B Artist Management And Records and Cooking Vinyl, which has handled the release of prestigious artists ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer Is Resting After Undergoing Vocal Cord Surgery

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach is resting after undergoing vocal cord surgery. The procedure was apparently performed earlier today (Monday, April 30) at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City by Dr. Peak Woo, a board-certified otolaryngologist with special interests in the voice, voice disorders, and surgery designed specifically to improve the voice. Leach ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Singer: 'We Push Theatrical Boundaries'

Kilpop conducted an interview with IN THIS MOMENT guitarist Chris Howorth and vocalist Maria Brink at the Las Rageous festival, which was held April 20-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about IN THIS MOMENT's engaging live performances, Maria said: "I think we push theatrical boundaries. We do almost ...

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