October 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

AMARANTHE: First Video Report From The Studio

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE entered the studio on September 24 to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2013 release. The follow-up to last year's "Amaranthe" is once again being recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. The first in a series of video reports from the studio can be ...

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ANIMETAL USA/OBSESSION Vocalist Featured On New SOVEREIGN Album

Veteran heavy metal vocalist Mike Vescera (ANIMETAL USA, OBSESSION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS) makes a guest appearance on "Warring Heaven", the new album from SOVEREIGN, the French metal project led by multi-instrumentalist Samir Mhamdi. According to a press release, the CD "is complete with thundering vocals, epic guitar solos and catchy vocal lines." "Warring Heaven" track ...

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Late RUSH Photographer ANDREW MACNAUGHTAN's Art Store Opens

Music video director and photographer Andrew MacNaughtan is known for his keen eye and creative art direction. MacNaughtan brought a unique vision to each project, seen in the direction of over 70 music videos, the album art photography of over 150 releases and the press and publicity material for several recording artists and celebrities. MacNaughtan ...

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D.R.I. Guitarist Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Founding member and guitarist Spike Cassidy of hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) underwent emergency surgery late last week for a severe blockage caused by the reversal surgery he had just three weeks earlier. He is now in a regular hospital room being watched closely for signs of infection since his intestines were so ...

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MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Marries BLEEDING THROUGH Keyboardist

Congratulations are in order for MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel and BLEEDING THROUGH keyboardist Marta Peterson, who got married this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Demmel and Peterson started dating when their bands toured together in Australia and Japan in early 2010. In an October 2011 interview with Hardrock Haven, Demmel stated about MACHINE ...

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KILL RITUAL: 'Old School Thrasher' Video Released

"Old School Thrasher", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area thrashers KILL RITUAL, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on July 13 at Soundwave Studios in Oakland, California. Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT) handled the production, directing and editing. Commented KILL RITUAL lead guitarist Steve Rice: "Simple, raw and in your face, ...

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Original QUIET RIOT Bassist's Autobiography Gets Official Release Date

Kelly Garni, original bassist and founding member of QUIET RIOT, will release his long-awaited autobiography, "Angels With Dirty Faces", on October 29. The book contains a very heartfelt and earnest look at Kelly's life, music and friends offfers an "all-access pass" into every corner of his world, including his lifelong friendship with legendary guitarist Randy ...

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