July 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

BORKNAGAR, IN VAIN Album Delay Explained

Norwegian metallers BORKNAGAR and IN VAIN have both had the release dates of their new albums — "Universal" and "Mantra", respectively — pushed back to 2010. The two bands' record label, Indie Recordings, has issued the following statement regarding the delay: "Since the start of Indie Recordings and Indie Distribution in 2005, a lot has ...

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BLACK COMEDY Working On New Material

Norwegian modern metallers BLACK COMEDY are currently working on material for their sophomore CD, tentatively due next year. The band says, "The album will be a natural progression into a more sinister and uncompromising style, upgrading the trademark BLACK COMEDY sound that is heard on [2008's] 'Instigator'. We are taking it to the next level." ...

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GOJIRA Frontman Reveals How He Got Into Heavy Music; Video Available

Guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA recently spoke to Finland's Domination TV about how he first got into heavy metal. Watch the six-minute chat below. GOJIRA have announced a series of headline dates on "off" days from their upcoming tour with METALLICA and LAMB OF GOD, which goes from September 14 to October ...

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MEGADETH Fan Reports On 'Headcrusher' Video Shoot

MEGADETH filmed a video for the song "Headcrusher" yesterday (Tuesday, July 28) in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles, California. The track is the first single from the band's new album, "Endgame", which is scheduled for release on September 15 via Roadrunner Records. A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Aniruddh Bansal (a.k.a. priest_metalhead) — ...

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HE IS LEGEND: 'It Hates You' First-Week Sales Revealed

"It Hates You", the third full-length album from the Wilmington, North Carolina post-hardcore band HE IS LEGEND, sold 3,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 126 on The Billboard 200 chart. he CD landed at position No. 4 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) ...

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STRYPER's 'Murder By Pride' Lands On BILLBOARD Chart

"Murder By Pride", the new album from Christian hard rockers STRYPER, sold 5,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 73 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Murder By Pride" will be released in Europe on August 28 via Frontiers Records. The CD was made available in ...

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CATHOLICON Parts Ways With Drummer, Seeks Replacement

Vocalist I.N.R.I. of Louisiana's black/death metal veterans CATHOLICON has issued the following update: "It has come to my attention that [drummer] Statutorist a.k.a. MPR is leaving CATHOLICON after eight-plus years of excellent and dedicated service to The Satanic Elite. While I am not at all happy about his decision or some of the reasons behind ...

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LEAVES' EYES: Signing Sessions, Acoustic Performances Announced

LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — will take part in several signing sessions and acoustic performances in Germany during August and September: Aug. 28 - Stuttgart, Germany - Saturn Stuttgart Aug. 29 - Nürnberg, Germany - Saturn Nürnberg Aug. 31 ...

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