December 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

HIM To Kick Off U.S. Tour In March

HIM frontman Ville Valo tells Billboard.com that the band will start touring in mid-February, with showcase dates in Europe and followed by a run on the Soundwave tour in Australia with JANE'S ADDICTION and FAITH NO MORE. The Finnish hard rockers will then tour the U.K. and hit North America for a lengthy ...

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LACUNA COIL: New Audio Interview With ANDREA FERRO Available

Valerie Bastien, a contributing editor to The Voice Connection and RockSource360, recently conducted an interview with vocalist Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. LACUNA COIL was honored in the "Best Editing" category at the "Premio Videoclip Italiano" ceremony (Italian Videoclip Awards) ...

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CELESTY Vocalist Quits

Vocalist Antti Railio has left Finnish symphonic power metallers CELESTY. He explains in a statement, "I have already for a long time felt my place in CELESTY to be merely an exit station in a long-overdue relationship that I just didn't know how to let go. "I have not felt in a long time the ...

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DAVID SHANKLE GROUP Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP (DSG), the band led by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, has parted ways with vocalist Kyle Michaels (MASI, RAVAGE, GEEZER BUTLER) and has replaced him with Warren Halvarson. According to a press release, Warren is "one the foremost singers in the Chicago metal scene and has worked with and played with many ...

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METHODS OF MAYHEM In The Studio; More Video Footage Available

More video footage of MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer and METHODS OF MAYHEM mastermind Tommy Lee in the studio during the recording sessions for METHODS OF MAYHEM's new album can be viewed below. The latest clip features Tommy and METHODS producer Scott Humphrey doing re-writes on the fly for the song "Drunk Uncle Pete". METHODS OF MAYHEM's ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Comments On THE REV's Passing

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has released the following comment regarding the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan: "Absolutely shocking... What a sad loss... "The Rev and I exchanged many emails/texts through the years. He always mentioned me in interviews and cited me as a favorite and an influence and I was ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST Drummer Joins DEN SAAKALDTE

Norwegian black metallers DEN SAAKALDTE have recruited Anders Kobro, longtime drummer with the legendary CARPATHIAN FOREST, to their ranks to replace the departing Uruz. Kobro will join the band with immediate effect, and begin rehearsing for next year's live appearances and upcoming recording sessions. Originally founded as a solo project by guitarist Sykelig in 2006, ...

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