April 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

TAD MOROSE Announces New Guitarist

Swedish metallers TAD MOROSE have announced the addition of guitarist Kenneth Jonsson to the group's ranks. Commented TAD MOROSE guitarist Christer "Krunt" Andersson: "Kenneth is a very talented guitar player. Some of you probably already heard of him from bands such as TORCH and THE CITADELL. "We have been searching for another guitar player since ...

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STEEL PANTHER: New Video Interview With STIX ZADINIA

Metal Sickness conducted an interview with with drummer Stix Zadinia of Los Angeles glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER before the band's March 25 concert in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat below. STEEL PANTHER's sophomore album, "Balls Out", sold nearly 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to ...

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EVOCATION Begins Recording New Album

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION have entered IF Studios, the IN FLAMES-owned facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR) to begin recording their fourth album for a late 2012 release via the band's new label home, Century Media Records. Commented the band: "Janne [K. Bodén, drums] has been extremely ...

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KEN MODE Wins 'Metal/Hard Music Album' JUNO Award

KEN MODE was honored in the "Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year" category at this year's Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards), which is being held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 26 - April 1. This new category is an award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the ...

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DREAM THEATER, PERIPHERY Guitarists Talk Shredding And 'Wankery'

Total Guitar, Europe's best-selling guitar magazine, caught up with DREAM THEATER's John Petrucci and PERIPHERY founder Misha Mansoor at the bands' landmark Wembley Arena show in London to talk guitar for a cover feature in the publication's April issue. An excerpt from the story follows below. Total Guitar: How does it feel that such ambitious ...

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STRYPER's OZ FOX Launches Guitar-Lessons Web Site

Guitarist Oz Fox of Christian hard rockers STRYPER has announced the launch of his new guitar-lessons web site, SirOzAcademy.com. Many online guitar resources are great for beginners, but lacking for other guitarists, not SirOzAcademy.com. SirOzAcademy.com is online guitar school that teaches electric guitar techniques using videos lessons taught by Fox. Oz will teach ...

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