August 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

STRATOVARIUS Debuts New Song At WACKEN OPEN AIR: Video Available

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS debuted a brand new song, entitled "Last Night on Earth", during their appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival on Saturday, August 4 on the "True Metal Stage". Watch professionally filmed video footage of the performance below. STRATOVARIUS recently entered Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland to begin recording its new ...

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RAM To Take Part In Six-Way Split 12" Compilation

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), will participate in a six-way split 12" compilation. "At the moment RAM is in the studio recording the track which seems to be the longest piece of music recorded by the band so far," reads a ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist: 'Free Tibet!'

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued the following update: "The show in Jena [Germany] was great — completely sold out with an amazing crowd. Danke Jena! Went to Cologne, it was very good also with two great opening bands: LAST ONE DYING and BORN FOR PAIN. "After Germany we went to France to play at ...

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Iran Arrests 230 In Raid On 'Satanic' Rock Concert

Reuters reports that Iranian police detained more than 200 people and seized alcohol and drugs in a raid on a "satanic" underground rock concert, media in the conservative Islamic state reported on Saturday. Iran, which has launched an annual summer crackdown on "immoral behavior", bans alcohol, narcotics and parties with unrelated men and ...

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CLUSTERFUXX EP Available For Free Download

Five weeks ago Canada's Moshpit Tragedy Records announced it will give away one of its out-of-print releases for free download from their web site each week for eight weeks. Moshpit Tragedy co-founder Rayny Forster comments: "Our first eight releases are now out of print and as both a thank you and as a kind of ...

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KVELERTAK Replaces HELLDIVER At Norway's ØYAFESTIVALEN

KVELERTAK will step in as the last-minute replacement for HELLDIVER at Norway's Øyafestivalen. One of Norway's biggest festivals, the event will take place on August 7 at the Club Maiden in Oslo. Known for the desire to be regarded as a "pretension-free zone," KVELERTAK is gaining an increasingly large number of fans thanks both to ...

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TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY: Tour Dates Cancelled

TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY, the new band featuring former MEGADETH/current F5 bassist David Ellefson, ex-W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland, guitarist Peter Scheithauer (BELLADONNA, KILLING MACHINE) and vocalist Todd Barnes (13-A), has issued the following update: "Due to unforseen circumstances TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY will not be able to perform at their previously scheduled shows in August. The band ...

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