June 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

MY DYING BRIDE Announces New Keyboardist/Violinist

Legendary UK doom metallers MY DYING BRIDE have issued the following update: "MY DYING BRIDE would like to formally announce the new keyboardist/violinist, Katie Stone. We will have a full profile update and pictures as soon as the band has time from the gigs/studio work they are presently engaged in. Katie is also involved in ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Possibly Issuing 'Elect The Dead' DVD

The Pulse of Radio reports that SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian has been touring in support of his first solo album, 2007's "Elect the Dead", and the highlights of his last eight months on the road may soon be documented in a DVD. The singer told The Pulse of Radio that the package ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: New Album Pushed Back To August

According to HMV Japan, legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will release his new studio album in Japan on August 6. The LP's limited edition will feature the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (fully compatible with standard CD players) plus a bonus DVD containing interviews with Yngwie Malmsteen discussing the songs on the album and more. Yngwie ...

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OPERATIKA To Release 'The Calling' In November

New Jersey-based symphonic/power metallers OPERATIKA will release their debut CD, "The Calling", on November 17 through Scarlet Records. According to a press release, the album has been described as "the perfect combination of singer Slava Popova's harmonious operatic vocals, powerful guitar riffs and solos, melodic keyboard harmonies, intense bass (handled by Michael LePond of SYMPHONY ...

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MTLEY CRE 'Not Mad' At MTV Over Movie Delay

The Pulse of Radio reports that MTLEY CRE recently revealed that they are trying to extricate themselves from a deal with MTV Films, a division of Paramount Pictures, to make a movie out of the band's best-selling 2001 memoir, "The Dirt". Although bassist Nikki Sixx said in an interview with Reuters that MTV has become ...

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SLIPKNOT To Unveil New Masks Next Week

On July 1, SLIPKNOT, the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum nine-man hard rock enigma, will unveil its new imagery in an exclusive partnership with AOL Music, the web's most trafficked online music destination. This highly anticipated debut kicks-starts the launch of SLIPKNOT's new album, "All Hope Is Gone", which is set for release on Roadrunner Records in ...

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VOLBEAT Forced To Cancel Festival Appearances

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have cancelled their participation in the following festivals: June 27 - Klften Festival DK June 28 - Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting (13:00-13:40) BE June 28 - Stukenbrock Serengeti Festival (ca. 21:00) DE Commented VOLBEAT vocalist Michael Poulsen: "I'm in the deepest grief and saddest moment in my life. My best friend and ...

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SHAMAN: TV Gazeta Acoustic Performance, Interview Available

Video footage of SHAMAN (formerly SHAAMAN) the revamped Brazilian band featuring drummer Ricardo Confessori alongside guitarist Leo Mancini, vocalist Thiago Bianchi and bassist Fernando Quesada taking part in an acoustic set and interview on Brazil's TV Gazeta can be viewed below. The band's latest album, "Immortal" was released in November via Italy's Scarlet Records. SHAAMAN ...

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1349: New Video Interview Available

MetalKult.com has just posted a 19-clip video interview with 1349's Seidemann and Archaon. The footage was captured when MetalKult visited Norway last March and met up with 1349 guitarist Archaon and bassist Seidemann for a Norwegian metal pub crawl. Before the bar hopping MetalKult sat down in Neseblod Records' Maiden branch for a few warm-up ...

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