April 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

URT Completes Work On New Album

Estonian fierce pagan metalers URT have completed recording their fourth studio album, "Ex Mortuis (Saatanhark III)". The first edition of the album, containing a bonus cover song, will be released in the summer via Arhailised Helid. "Ex Mortuis (Saatanhark III)" track listing: 01. Vaikus Enne Tormi 02. Homo Homini Lupus Est? 03. Uinuva Kaevu Saladus ...

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ABORTED Reissues Detailed

Death metal butchers ABORTED will re-release their most critically acclaimed records through Listenable Records. The band's third and fourth albums — "Goremageddon, The Saw And The Carnage Done" and "The Archaic Abattoir" — will feature new art design and bonus tracks. The details are as follows: "Goremageddon, The Saw And The Carnage Done" track listing: ...

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KERI KELLI To Perform With SLASH On 'American Idol'

Keri Kelli (ALICE COOPER, VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, SKID ROW, WARRANT, RATT) will join VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash for next week's "mentor" appearance on "Rock Week" on "American Idol". Slash wrote on his Twitter account, "I'm going to attempt to make 'Rock Week' on 'American Idol' exactly that." Previous stars who have mentored ...

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QUEEN Fan Pays $11,000 For Lesson From BRIAN MAY

AFP reports that QUEEN guitarist Brian May will give his first-ever private lesson after a fan bid over 7,500 pounds (approximately $11,000) to jam with the star in an auction to raise money for Brazilian street children. The rock legend, best known for creating the riffs on "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Will Rock ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist's OHMPHREY: California Dates Announced

OHMPHREY, the new band featuring Chris Poland (OHM:, MEGADETH) and Robertino Pagliari (OHM:) alongside jam-band masters Jake Cinnger, Joel Cummins, and Kris Myer of UMPHREY'S MCGEE, will play three rare promotional live shows in Southern California in mid-May. These concerts are to promote the release of the self-titled OHMPHREY debut album, which is due on ...

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LACUNA COIL: More 'Shallow Life' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

LACUNA COIL's new album, "Shallow Life", has registered the following first-week chart positions: France: #46 Germany: #52 Italy: #25 Spain: #95 Switzerland: #64 The Netherlands: #76 U.K. (Rock Albums): #2 U.K.: #42 USA: #16 "Shallow Life" sold 21,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. LACUNA COIL's previous CD, "Karmacode", opened ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN To Play Russia In June

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and his band — Jeremy Colson on drums, Takayoshi Ohmura on guitar and Ryota on bass — will play club Tochka in Moscow, Russia on June 29. After seven months in the studio, Marty Friedman has completed work on his ninth album, "Tokyo Jukebox". Produced and arranged by Marty, the ...

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