June 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

LEAVES' EYES, ATROCITY: South American Tour Canceled

LEAVES' EYES and ATROCITY's 2012 South American tour, which was scheduled to take place in early July, has been canceled. According to a statement from the Darkdimensions agency, the trek had to be called off because one of the promoters "couldn't fulfill the needed requirements, which sadly made it not possible for the tour to ...

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ZAO Drummer JESSE SMITH Returns With New Band And Outlook

Jesse Smith, founding member of the seminal Christian metalcore band ZAO, has returned from an eight-year musical hiatus with a fresh new perspective and entirely new musical endeavor. Smith's new solo project, JESSE SMITH & THE HOLY GHOST, is a very personal project for Smith, who walked away from the band he founded in 2004 ...

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DEVILDRIVER Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

California metallers DEVILDRIVER have inked a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band's next album is tentatively scheduled for a release in 2013. Commented DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara: "I am proud to announce DEVILDRIVER's new partnership with Napalm Records! They have the passion and the drive we as a band were looking for! I'm looking ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'Unsung Heroes' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their fifth album, "Unsung Heroes", on August 27 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) at Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) in Hollola, Finland and other locations in the Hämeenlinna area. According to a press release, the hour-plus follow-up to 2009’s "From Afar" ...

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'Rock And Roll Forever: The James Kottak Story' Coming This Summer

Racine Stripe Productions is in the final production of a feature-length documentary on SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak. Described as "a true rags-to-riches-to-rage-then-riches story," the documentary is slated for release this summer. A true survivor, Kottak has fought to remain a force in the fickle world of rock and roll, and despite tragedies and more than ...

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DYING FETUS: 'Reign Supreme' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Reign Supreme", the new album from Maryland extreme metallers DYING FETUS, sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 186 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 5 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling ...

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ODDLAND: 'In The Eyes Of The Mourning' Video Released

"In The Eyes Of The Mourning", the new video from Finland's ODDLAND, can be seen below. The clip was shot in May by visual artist Santeri Ojanen, who is also the brother of ODDLAND singer/guitarist Sakari. The song comes off the band's debut album, "The Treachery Of Senses", which was released in Europe on April ...

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