April 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

DEEP PURPLE Guitarist STEVE MORSE Remembers JON LORD (Video)

Video footage of DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse talking about meeting late DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord 24 hours before their first concert together in 1994, the musical relationship they forged and much more can be seen below. Jon Lord died on July 16 at age 71 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Lord, ...

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CARCASS Putting Finishing Touches On New Album Mixes

Reactivated British extreme metal legends CARCASS recently recruited Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY) to mix their comeback album, "Surgical Steel", after the CD's producer, Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH, SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE), quit the project two weeks into the mixing process. During last month's concert at the Underworld ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: What I Would Say To VINNIE PAUL

Ex-PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo spoke to Loudwire about his desire to reconnect with his former PANTERA bandmate Vinnie Paul Abbott more than eight years since ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was shot and killed by a crazed gunman while performing with DAMAGEPLAN at a Columbus, Ohio rock club. Vinnie, who ...

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HIM Frontman Rules Out Solo Career

Natalie Perez of Revolver magazine recently conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Revolver: What was on your mind when you were writing the [new HIM] album ["Tears On Tape"]? Ville: Probably the lack of sleep I didn't get. ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Third Studio Clip Posted Online

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have entered AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida to begin recording the follow-up to 2010's "Relentless Retribution" for an October release via Nuclear Blast Records. The third in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the new CD can be seen below. Commented DEATH ...

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NEWSTED Confirmed For This Year's GIGANTOUR

NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted, has been confirmed for this year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are headliners MEGADETH, along with DEVICE, the new band fronted ...

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