June 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

MARIONETTE To Replace DEAD BY APRIL At Sweden's METALTOWN Festival

Swedish metal sextet MARIONETTE will replace DEAD BY APRIL on the billing of the Metaltown festival tomorrow evening (June 28) in Gothenburg, Sweden. MARIONETTE will perform at 17.20 (5:20 p.m.) on the Close-Up stage. Also set to appear tomorrow evening are IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, CLUTCH, CONVERGE, DARK TRANQUILLITY, AMON AMARTH, SOILWORK, SATYRICON, FINNTROLL and ...

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DARK EMPIRE: New Members Announced

Guitarist Matt Moliti of the New Jersey-based thrash/prog/metal act DARK EMPIRE has issued the following update: "I'm really pleased to announce that we can name the new drummer and bass player for DARK EMPIRE. Filling in the long vacant bass position is Randy Knecht, and taking up the drum position is Omar Davila. I was ...

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AMON AMARTH: New Album Title Revealed

Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH have set "Twilight of the Thundergod" as the title of their seventh full-length album, due this fall via Metal Blade Records. The CD title was revealed by AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg during an interview with the "Tinitus" radio show, which airs on Norway's P3. "Twilight of the Thundergod" was ...

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MARSHALL LAW To Preview New Material At Upcoming Shows

Long-running Birmingham, U.K. metallers MARSHALL LAW have issued the following update: "After what seems like forever, we'll have some good news in the next few weeks regarding the long-overdue and eagerly anticipated new album 'Razorhead'. "We can't tell you how frustrating it has been to have a product finished and ready to go for the ...

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AEROSMITH To Unleash 'Guitar Hero' Game In New York City Today

AEROSMITH will debut the latest game in the burgeoning Guitar Hero franchise, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, at the Hard Rock Caf in Times Square today (Friday, June 27). The rock-and-roll-themed restaurant will be "transformed into a Best Buy home theater/video game lounge" as AEROSMITH will take part in a press conference to discuss their new game. ...

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Ex-BLACK SHEEP Frontman Announces Touring Lineup For His Band

Self-proclaimed "'80s metal pioneer" Willie Basse has announced the touring lineup for his group in support of his new album "The Money Grind". Basse will be joined by Geoff Nicholls (BLACK SABBATH, QUARTZ) on keyboards, Bobby Rondinelli (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, BLUE YSTER CULT) on drums and Mitch Perry (MSG, AEROSMITH) on guitar for a European ...

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SOULFLY: 'Unleash' Video Available

"Unleash", the new video from SOULFLY, can be viewed below. (Click on "Video" tab and then scroll down to the bottom.) The clip was directed by Robert Sexton, who has previously worked with MONDO GENERATOR, AMEN and ICED EARTH, among many others. The song is the first single from SOULFLY's new album, "Conquer", which is ...

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EDGUY: New Album Title Revealed

German melodic metallers EDGUY recently entered Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany to begin recording the follow-up to 2006's "Rocket Ride". Entitled "Tinnitus Sanctus", the new CD is being produced by Sascha Paeth and is scheduled to be released in November 2008. Commented frontman Tobias Sammet: "The title just refers to the wall of sound that ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Nostradamus' Lands On German Chart

JUDAS PRIEST's new double-disc concept album, "Nostradamus", has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 5. The CD has registered the following first-week chart positions around the world: Finland: #3 Sweden: #5 Germany: #5 Canada: #9 USA: #11 Norway: #12 Austria: #13 Australia: #16 Spain: #26 UK: #30 "Nostradamus" sold 42,000 copies in ...

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SCARS ON BROADWAY: 'They Say' Video Available

"They Say", the new video from SCARS ON BROADWAY the new band from SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan can be viewed below. The clip, shot in Los Angeles earlier this month, was directed by Paul Minor (MUSE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) and incorporates performance footage cut with an ...

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