March 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

DEFTONES Confirmed For U.K.'s READING, LEEDS Festivals

DEFTONES has been confirmed for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals, which will take place over the weekend of August 28-30 in Reading and Leeds in the United Kingdom. DEFTONES will be joined by bassist Sergio Vega (ex-QUICKSAND) for the band's April 5 appearance at the Bamboozle Left festival at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in ...

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AUTUMN'S END Guitarist To Take Part In 'Metal Master Classes'

Jackson has announced the Jackson Bloodline Tour at local music stores throughout the United States featuring "Metal Master Classes" with Chris Cannella. Cannella is not only Jackson's product manager and artist relations representative, but also a formidably talented guitarist, songwriter and vocalist who wields his many Jackson guitar models in his North American metal band ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer's 'Dark Realm' Appearance Posted Online

DEF LEPPARD's official web site has been updated with the following message: "In 2000, Joe [Elliott; DEF LEPPARD vocalist] had a brief stint as an actor on the fantasy/horror show 'Dark Realm' when he played a dead rock star named Leon, alongside Corey Feldman ('The Lost Boys', 'The Goonies'). For years, DEF LEPPARD fans have ...

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THESYRE: New Song Available For Streaming

Quebec, Canada-based black/thrash metallers THESYRE have made a new song, "Matérialisme consumériste infectieux", available for streaming via the ReverbNation widget below. The track comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Résistance", which is scheduled for release on April 14 via Osmose Productions. The LP version will follow a short time later on Nightmare/War Arts Productions. "Résistance" ...

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Former LIVIDITY Frontman Seeking Musicians For New Death Metal Project

Matt Bishop, organizer of the Central Illinois Metalfest and ex-LIVIDITY/HUMAN ARTIFACT guitarist/vocalist, is looking for musicians (drummer, bassist and possibly a guitar player) in the central Illinois area to start a new death metal band with. Comments Bishop: "After five years outta LIVIDITY and turning 35 this month, I'm dying to start jamming and having ...

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Ex-CRISIS Frontwoman Hard At Work On Solo Debut

Former CRISIS frontwoman Karyn Crisis is currently working on her solo album with producer Eraldo Bernocchi and guitarist/songwriter Davide Tiso of EPHEL DUATH. Tiso says, "We have 13 songs so far, we plan to have another five or six and then choose the best. I'm super-happy for what is coming out; the songs are so ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: 'Degenerated' Video Available

"Degenerated", the new video from Swedish sleaze rockers BACKYARD BABIES, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest, self-titled album, which topped the chart in the group's home country in its first week of release. The CD also entered the Finnish album chart at No. 31. Released in Europe on August 18, ...

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NAPALM DEATH Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

British extreme metal pioneers NAPALM DEATH have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Metalcamp festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ALESTORM AMON AMARTH BLIND GUARDIAN DEATH ANGEL DEATHSTARS DESTRUCTION DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER DIMMU BORGIR DOWN DRAGONFORCE EDGUY EQUILIBRIUM EXTREMA GRAVEWORM HACKEYENED HATEBREED HOLLENTHON ...

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