October 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

CHICKENFOOT: 'III' First-Week Sales Revealed

CHICKENFOOT's sophomore album, "III", sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's self-titled debut opened with 49,000 units back in June 2009 to debut at No. 6. "III" was produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, METALLICA) and is ...

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MASTODON's 'The Hunter' Cracks U.S. Top 10

"The Hunter", the new album from Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON, sold 39,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Crack The Skye", opened with 41,000 units back in April 2009 to debut at No. 11. MASTODON's ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Introduces New Touring Guitarist (Video)

A one-minute video clip in which Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION introduce their new touring guitarist, Stefan Helleblad, can be seen below. Helleblad who has been working with WITHIN TEMPTATION behind the scenes for a few years joined the band last month as the replacement for Robert Westerholt. In a September 20 statement issued ...

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RUSH: 'Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland' Trailer Released

Legendary rock band RUSH will release "Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland" on Blu-ray and DVD formats on November 8 via Rounder Records in the U.S. and Eagle Rock Entertainment abroad. Captured in April at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena during the renowned trio's extensive "Time Machine" world tour, "Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland" marks ...

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NOMINON: Cover Of 'Manifestation Of Black' Seven-Inch EP Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Manifestation Of Black", the new seven-inch EP from Swedish death metallers NOMINON, can be seen below (courtesy of artist Juanjo Castellano). Due in October/November through Deathgasm Records in limited-edition run of 1,000 copies, the effort was mixed by engineer Robban at Studio Hell, where all the recordings also took place. The ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Added To Second Leg Of HAMMERFALL's European Tour

San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS will support HAMMERFALL on the second leg of the Swedish metal band's European headlining tour. Commented VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe: "This will be the highlight of our year! After doing three festivals with HAMMERFALL last summer, we were honored to be invited to join the Swedish metal ...

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