April 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

CLOUDSCAPE Announces New Guitarist

Swedish metallers CLOUDSCAPE have announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Paulson to the group's ranks. CLOUDSCAPE states, "Daniel impressed the band a lot, both musically and personally during auditions. "Daniel is officially totally unknown and has only played in local bands and CLOUDSCAPE will be his first step into the world of melodic metal. "CLOUDSCAPE ...

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Learn To Play Guitar Like RITCHIE BLACKMORE

To celebrate the 65th birthday of the legendary DEEP PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, Lick Library has chosen four DVDs from its vast library of titles, featuring Ritchie's style of playing. All of these DVDs are taught by former Joe Satriani pupil Danny Gill. (Joe Satriani, you will remember, finished the DEEP PURPLE 1993/94 tour so ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Guitarist To Release Instrumental Solo Album

Guitarist Constantine (MYSTIC PROPHECY, DESCENDING) has inked a deal with 7Hard Records. His new instrumental album, "Shredcore", will be released in Europe on July 2. According to a press release, Constantine "is a new breed of guitar hero that has forged this epic nine-piece with his best guitar work ever, including massive opening riffs, spectacular ...

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WATAIN: New Single Certified Gold In Sweden

"Reaping Death", the new CD single from Swedish black metallers WATAIN, which was exclusively distributed in Sweden via Sweden Rock Magazine, was certified gold in the band's home country on April 21 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. (Note: Each copy of the magazine sold in ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Polaris' To Be Reissued With Live CD

"Polaris", the 2009 comeback album from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, will be reissued as a two-CD digipack on May 21 via earMUSIC/Edel. In addition to the original album, the package will include a bonus disc containing 75 minutes of live material recorded during the "Polaris" tour and spanning the band's entire history. The track listing ...

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DOMINATION BLACK Announces New Singer

Finnish "horror" metallers DOMINATION BLACK have announced the addition of singer Matias Palm to the group's ranks. Palm was previously involved with such bands as MERGING FLARE and HEAVY METAL PERSE as well as numerous tribute projects, including JUDAS PRIEST, RUNNING WILD and GAMMA RAY tributes. DOMINATION BLACK is currently working on material for its ...

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MY RUIN Frontwoman Remembers PETER STEELE

MY RUIN frontwoman Tairrie B. has posted the following message on her band's official MySpace blog: "Yesterday the new issue of Kerrang! magazine came out in the U.K. and within its pages was a tribute to Peter Steele of TYPE O NEGATIVE who passed away on April 14th. "Upon hearing the news earlier this month, ...

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