March 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

BAD COMPANY Reuniting For Summer Tour

Gary Graff of Billboard.com reports: After gathering for a one-off reunion last August, the surviving members of the original BAD COMPANY — vocalist Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke — will play a 10-show tour this summer. The mostly East Coast dates, which kick off June 17 at the Seminole ...

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WOLFMOTHER: New Song Available For Free Download

A brand new track from Australian retro-rock combo WOLFMOTHER, entitled "Back Round", is available for free download at Wolfmother.com (e-mail registration required). A liberating avalanche of skull-crushing drums and primal riffing, "Back Round" represents a joyous evolution for the Australian band following on from their 2006 self-titled debut. In lieu of cash payment ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE: 'Souls Of Damnation' Trailer Available

Norwegian death metal tyrants BLOOD RED THRONE have finished recording their fifth album, "Souls Of Damnation", for a June 1 release in Europe and June 30 in the U.S. via Earache Records. The limited-edition first pressing of the CD, which will coincide with the band's 10th anniversary, will include two bonus tracks, plus a special ...

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DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER's New Guitarist Featured In Latest Video Blog

A new video blog from Germany's DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER can be viewed below. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER recently parted ways with guitarist Lady Cat-Man and replaced her with Ady. "Licht", the new album from DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #29 Austria: #49 Switzerland: #88 Released on August 29, 2008 via Nuclear ...

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DESPISED ICON: More Footage From The Studio Available

Montreal extreme metallers DESPISED ICON have started work on their new album, due later in the year via Century Media Records. The second in a series of webisodes documenting the sessions can be viewed below. Commented vocalist Alex Erian: "We're done writing and the new shit is packed with brutality. Can't wait to play these ...

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DEATHSTARS: Footage From 'Termination Bliss' Recording Sessions Posted Online

Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS have posted behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the group's sophomore album, "Termination Bliss". The eight-minute clip, which can be viewed below, includes footage from the recording and mixing sessions, as well as private footage from the "Cyanide" and "Blitzkrieg" video shoots and more. "Termination Bliss" entered the German ...

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HEAVEN & HELL Single 'Bible Black' Now Available For Download

"Bible Black", the first single from HEAVEN & HELL's highly anticipated new album, "The Devil You Know", is now available for download from all digital retailers. The epic tale was one of the first songs written for the new album and finds the quartet of Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Vinny Appice ...

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DISTURBED: 'The Night' Video Posted Online

"The Night", the new video from Chicago hard-rock titans DISTURBED, can be viewed below. The band enlisted director Noble Jones (3 DOORS DOWN, JACK'S MANNEQUIN) this time out and the clip's stark imagery is fitting for the track's dark guitar tones and brooding vocal melodies. Jones looked to classic sci-fi/horror movies like "Alien" and John ...

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