July 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

AVENGED SEVENFOLD: We Urged MIKE PORTNOY Against Quitting DREAM THEATER

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarists Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates were interviewed for the September 2011 issue of Guitar World magazine (see cover below). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Guitar World: Do you believe it was Mike's [Portnoy, ex-DREAM THEATER drummer who played on AVENGED SEVENFOLD's 2010 album "Nightmare" and toured with the ...

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ARCH ENEMY Releases Official iPhone App

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have released their official iPhone app. The app will make it easier for fans to follow ARCH ENEMY activities, as it brings you all the latest news straight from the group, keeps you updated on their tour dates, gives you access to new pictures, enables you to view videos, read ...

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TEXTURES: New Studio Webisode Available

Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES will release their fourth album, "Dualism", in Europe, South America, Australia and Asia on September 23 and in North America on September 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Split Second Sound Studio in Amsterdam and was produced by TEXTURES guitar player Jochem Jacobs, who helmed all of ...

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9 CHAMBERS Featuring Ex-MONSTER MAGNET Guitarist: Debut Album Release Date Announced

9 CHAMBERS, the new band featuring producer/singer/guitarist Greg Hampton (ALICE COOPER, BOOTSY COLLINS, LITA FORD), ex-MONSTER MAGNET guitarist Ed Mundell and current GOV'T MULE bassist Jorgen Carlsson, will release its self-titled debut album on September 27 via Samson Records/E1 Entertainment. Hampton and Mundell recently recalled how they crossed paths and came up with the idea ...

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MYLES KENNEDY Interviewed At U.K.'s HIGH VOLTAGE Festival (Video)

Rock Radio's Tom Russell conducted an interview with singer Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE, SLASH) at this year's edition of Classic Rock magazine's award-winning High Voltage festival, which took place Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 2011 in Victoria Park, London, England. You can now watch the chat below. Although Myles Kennedy sang just two ...

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OPETH: 'Heritage' Formats Detailed

"Heritage", the new album from Swedish progressive metallers OPETH, is scheduled for release on September 20 (one day earlier internationally) via Roadrunner Records. The CD was produced by the band's mainman, Mikael kerfeldt, and was recorded earlier this year at Atlantis studios (formerly Metronome studios) in Stockholm. Mixing duties were handled by Steven Wilson (PORCUPINE ...

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ADRENALINE MOB: Two Headlining Club Shows Announced

ADRENALINE MOB the new band featuring former DREAM THEATER/AVENGED SEVENFOLD drummer Mike Portnoy, SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP), bassist Paul DiLeo and STUCK MOJO/FOZZY axeman Rich Ward has scheduled the following headlining shows (with more to come): Aug. 14 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Aug. 18 - Clifton ...

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SEPULTURA Drummer's Ailment Forces Concert Cancelation

Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA were forced to postpone tonight's (Wednesday, July 27) concert at Stadtsaal in Lendorf, Austria because the band's drummer, Jean Dolabella, is suffering from tendonitis. The show has been rescheduled for Monday, August 1. SEPULTURA will perform tomorrow (Thursday, July 28) at Event Stage in Zizers, Switzerland with guest drummer Amilcar Christfaro from ...

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