February 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

RUSH, AEROSMITH Classics Performed On 'American Idol'

For the first time in its 11-year run, the Fox singing competition "American Idol" had a RUSH "sighting" — fittingly enough on "Rush Day", 2/1/12 (Wednesday, February 1). 22-year-old Idaho fast-food worker/comedian David Weed tried singing a high-pitched version of the band’s classic "Tom Sawyer" that didn't impress the judges — so much so that ...

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FIREWIND Announces North American Distribution Deal For New Album

Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND, who are led by current OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., have announced a new distribution deal for North America. Joining forces with DisManic, Inc. via eOne Distribution, FIREWIND's hotly anticipated new album, "Few Against Many", will be the first release of this partnership, due May 22. Commented Gus: "I'm very excited ...

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DRAGONFORCE: New Album Details Revealed

British epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE will release their fifth studio album, "The Power Within", in the U.K. on April 16 via the band's own Electric Generation Recordings, distributed by Essential Music. The ten-track monster, which will be made available in North America on April 17 through Roadrunner, is the band's first with new singer Marc ...

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Review: VAN HALEN's New Album Is 'Fantastic'

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the first review of VAN HALEN's new album, "A Different Kind Of Truth", has been posted online at Antiquiet — and it's overwhelmingly positive. Critic Johnny Firecloud says that the band's first album with original singer David Lee Roth in 28 years is a "true return" and ...

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ANVIL: More Peformance Footage With New Bassist Posted Online

Video footage of Canadian metal legends ANVIL performing the song "Swing Thing" on January 31 at Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, Pennsylvania can be seen below. New ANVIL bassist Sal Italiano was interviewed on this past weekend's edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show. When asked about landing the ANVIL gig, Italiano said, "We've been friends for ...

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ENGEL To Film New Video Next Week

ENGEL — the Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), vocalist Mangan Klavborn, drummer Jimmy Olausson (ex-MARIONETTE) and bassist Steve Drennan (LOCUS) — will film a video for a new song on February 10 at Sticky Fingers in their hometown. ENGEL recently finished recording its third ...

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