September 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

MAD MAX: New Song Snippet Available For Streaming

German hard rock veterans MAD MAX will release their new album, "Interceptor", on November 5 (October 28 in Europe) via Steamhammer/SPV. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Thomas Ewerhard and it alludes to Mel Gibson's legendary desert car in the movie classic "Mad Max". A snippet of the song "Godzilla" can be ...

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DEVILDRIVER's 'Winter Kills' Cracks U.S. Top 40

"Winter Kills", the sixth album from California metallers DEVILDRIVER, sold around 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 32 on The Billboard 200 chart. This figure is in line with the opening number of DEVILDRIVER's fifth CD, "Beast", which also shifted 11,000 units back in ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's 'Hail To The King' Tops U.S. Chart

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's sixth album, "Hail To The King", sold 159,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on August 27 via Warner Bros. The band's fifth album, "Nightmare", also landed at the top of the ...

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Veteran San Francisco Bay Area Metal Musician JON TORRES Dies

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area heavy metal musician Jon Torres, who played bass and guitar for a number of the region's most acclaimed cult acts, including ULYSSES SIREN, HEATHEN and LÄÄZ ROCKIT, died Monday night as a result of a reported heart failure. At the time of his death, Torres was married to REPULSA vocalist ...

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BABYMETAL: Pro-Shot Footage Of MetRock Festival Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of BABYMETAL's May 26 performance at the MetRock 2013 festival in Tokyo, Japan can be seen below. BABYMETAL is the heavy metal offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group SAKURA GAKUIN that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and death metal. BABYMETAL's "Megitsune" single was released on June 19. ...

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TRIVIUM's HEAFY, BEAULIEU Interviewed On 'Metal Hammer' Radio Show (Audio)

Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas recently conducted an interview with guitarist Corey Beaulieu and guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM for the "Metal Hammer" radio show on TeamRock Radio. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. TRIVIUM's eagerly awaited new album, "Vengeance Falls", will be released on October 15 via ...

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GOJIRA: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Budapest Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of GOJIRA's August 31 performance at A38 in Budapest, Hungary can be seen below. GOJIRA's fifth album, "L'Enfant Sauvage", sold almost 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "The Way Of All ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Guitarist DARIO LORINA To Release Solo Debut

Touring for over a span of seven years since age sixteen, first with late WARRANT singer Jani Lane and in more recent years with LIZZY BORDEN, metal guitar virtuoso Dario Lorina will release his first solo recording, entitled simply "Dario Lorina", on September 10 via Shrapnel Records. Growing up listening to guitarists such as Randy ...

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KAMELOT: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Puerto Rico Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of KAMELOT's August 31 performance at Centro De Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in San Juan, Puerto Rico can be seen below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai is sitting out the band's North American tour so he can stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they await the birth of ...

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