March 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

DISMEMBER: Leeds Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER performing the song "Reborn in Blaspemy" this past Saturday (March 29) at Leeds Rio, UK can be viewed below (courtesy of Dave Ingham). The new self-titled album from DISMEMBER is being streamed in its entirety on MP3.com. Released in Europe on February 18 via ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Son Says Guitarist Is 'Doing Great'

Eddie Van Halen's son, Wolfgang, has dismissed rumors about his father's health and is looking forward to returning to the road with VAN HALEN in April. "Don't listen to the rumors he's doing great seriously!" Wolfgang, 17, told People magazine at Nickolodeon's 2008 Kid's Choice Awards Saturday (March 29). "We're starting up in ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Schedules Radio Appearances

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has scheduled two radio appearances in April with radio/TV personality Eddie Trunk. The details are as follows: * Monday, April 7 on Eddie's XM Radio show * Friday, April 25 on Q104.3 FM's "Friday Night Rocks" (also in syndication) Mike Portnoy will be live in the studio to talk about ...

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OPETH: 'Watershed' Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for "Watershed", the forthcoming album from Swedish metallers OPETH, can be viewed at this location. The cover was (as usual) designed by Travis Smith in co-operation with frontman/guitarist Mikael kerfeldt. "Watershed" is scheduled for release on June 3 via Roadrunner Records (one day earlier internationally). The CD, recorded in the ...

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Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT Drummer Offering Lessons

Former TESTAMENT/SLAYER and current PUSHED drummer Jon Dette has issued the following update: "Starting next month (April) until July, I will be available for drum lessons to students of all ages and levels. "I am looking at a couple locations in the north San Diego County coastal area to teach and should have that locked ...

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Former ANKLA Drummer Joins PHUSE

Former ANKLA drummer German Hernandez has joined the Los Angeles-based metal band PHUSE. The group which is said to be influenced by such Swedish metal acts as AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED and IN FLAMES is currently working on the follow-up to its 2005 album "The Smell of Old Folk" with producer/engineer Dave Casey (FLOOD) ...

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W.A.S.P. Planning Anthology Box Set

Cameron Edney of Australia's Inside_Out666 recently conducted an interview with W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Inside_Out666: I believe that you will be playing "The Crimson Idol" album in its entirety, as well as a greatest hits set [on the upcoming Australian tour]. Can you tell my why ...

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