July 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

GUITAR PLAYER Magazine Previews New KISS Album

The editor of Guitar Player magazine had a chance to preview five songs off the new KISS album, which is scheduled for release in early October. He writes on the publication's Facebook page, "Paul [Stanley, KISS guitarist/vocalist] sings his ass off. Eric [Singer] plays some amazingly powerful drums. Gene [Simmons] was finally made ...

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BARONESS: New Album Title, Artwork Revealed

Savannah, Georgia's BARONESS will release its second full-length album, "Blue Record", in October via Relapse Records. The follow-up to 2007's critically acclaimed "The Red Album" was recorded in Dallas, Texas with producer/engineer John Congleton (EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, THE POLYPHONIC SPREE, BLACK MOUNTAIN). The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Bullhead’s Psalm ...

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ENSIFERUM, HYPOCRISY, EX DEO, BLACKGUARD To Tour North America

Fresh off a successful stint on this year's Summer Slaughter Tour, Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will kick off an American headlining tour with support from Nuclear Blast recording artists HYPOCRISY and EX DEO as well as Sumerian recording artists BLACKGUARD. Said ENSIFERUM guitarist Markus Toivonen: "We had a great time on this year's Summer Slaughter ...

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THE DEFILED Signs With IN AT THE DEEP END RECORDS

London, U.K. metallers THE DEFILED will release their mini-album, "1888", on October 5 via In At The Deep End Records. The five-track EP was recorded at Metropolis Studios and is "loosely themed around Jack the Ripper," bassist Drex Exel told ThrashHits.com. "We're a London band and it's hard not to be drawn in by the ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE: New 'Sonic TV' Webisode Available

Swedish modern metallers SONIC SYNDICATE have uploaded a new Sonic TV webisode featuring more footage from the band's fall 2008 European tour with IN FLAMES. Check it out below. SONIC SYNDICATE, whose sound has thus far revolved around the dual vocals of Richard Sjunnesson and Roland Johansson, announced in March that Roland (who was responsible ...

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SETHERIAL: In Recording Mode

Swedish black metallers SETHERIAL have issued the following update: "We have now recorded six drum tracks [for the new SETHERIAL album, entitled 'Ekpyrosis'] and this time we decided to go for a fully acoustic drum sound using no triggers or other modules. "This week we will continue with the drums and also continue with the ...

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