June 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

VINNY APPICE Interviewed On 'The Metal File' (Audio)

Drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) was interviewed for the latest edition of "The Metal File" podcast from Montreal's CHOM-FM. Appice talked about the Blu-ray release of HEAVEN & HELL's "Live At The Radio City Music Hall"; the "Drum Wars" battle featuring Vinny and his brother Carmine (KING KOBRA, VANILLA FUDGE, OZZY ...

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SKELETONWITCH Begins Recording New Album

Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH entered a Los Angeles studio today with producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, KREATOR) to begin recording the follow-up to 2009's "Breathing The Fire". Due this fall via Prosthetic Records, the as-yet-untitled effort will include the track "The Infernal Resurrection", the demo version of which appears as the B-side on the soon-to-be-released ...

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SAXON: Making Of 'Call To Arms' Episode 3

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of SAXON's new album, "Call To Arms", can be viewed below. The two-minute clip finds the bandmembers on the beach in lovely Ravenscar where they shot parts of the "Hammer Of The Gods" video. Packing an armory of steel-coated riffs and songwriting ...

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ORIGIN: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

30-second audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Entity", the new album from technical death masters ORIGIN, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD will be released on June 7 in North America and June 10 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. "Entity" track listing: 01. Expulsion ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Partners With GUITAR CENTER For 'Guitar Center On-Stage'

JANE'S ADDICTION will be partnering with Guitar Center to offer an unsigned artist a chance to open for the band through the innovative Guitar Center On-Stage program. Guitar Center announced their partnership with JANE'S ADDICTION for the third installment of their groundbreaking unsigned artist program Guitar Center On-Stage. The program offers one unsigned band the ...

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FREE REIGN's Dallas Concert To Be Streamed Live

The June 11, 2011 concert at Gilley's in Dallas, Texas by FREE REIGN the band featuring the Dallas Cowboys right tackle Marc Colombo on lead vocals and guitar, right guard Leonard Davis on bass, backup guard Cory Procter on drums, and newcomer Justin Chapman on guitar will be streamed live via Ustream at

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GODFLESH Confirmed For DAMNATION FESTIVAL

Reformed industrial metal pioneers GODFLESH have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Damnation Festival, set to take place on November 5, 2011 at Leeds Union University. Joining them will be post-rockers GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT, who top the third stage and the atmospheric black metal their fellow Irishmen ALTAR OF PLAGUES. The festival ...

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U.D.O.'s 'Rev-Raptor' Lands On Swiss Chart

"Rev-Raptor", the new album from U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Switzerland: #57 Germany: #20 Sweden: #26 "Rev-Raptor" was released on May 20 via AFM Records. The effort was made available in the following formats: * CD (Jewel Case) * CD (Digipak) ...

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DIO DISCIPLES Rehearsing For Upcoming Tour

DIO DISCIPLES, the new project featuring former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) alongside bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, WHITE LION) and singers Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and Toby Jepson (LITTLE ANGELS, GUN), will embark on a full U.S. tour ...

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