April 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

DRIVER: 'Countdown' Artwork, Release Dates Revealed

Reunited '80s melodic heavy rock band DRIVER — featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (IMPELLITTERI, JOSHUA, WARRIOR, AVANTASIA, AXEL RUDI PELL) and acclaimed guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, JUDAS PRIEST, SEBASTIAN BACH, ROB ROCK, TRIBE OF GYPSIES, HELLOWEEN) — has completed work on its new album, "Countdown", to be released later in the year via ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Officially Announces New Bassist

Michigan's unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have officially announced the addition of bassist Max Lavelle (BURN IN SILENCE, GORATORY, DESPISED ICON) to the group's ranks. Commented singer Trevor Strnad: "Well, kids, enough with all the secrets… it's about time we in THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER clue you fans in ...

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WHITECHAPEL: New Album Details Revealed

Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their self-titled fourth album on June 19 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was engineered and mixed by Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DEVILDRIVER), who also handled production duties alongside the band. The artwork was created by Aaron Marsh of Forefathers Group with art direction provided by ...

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'Mayhem Festival Cruise': Complete Details Revealed

From the creators of the country's largest touring heavy music festival experience and presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours comes the first annual Mayhem Festival Cruise, taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination! The maiden voyage of the most crushing cruise on Earth sets sail on Friday, December 7, 2012 from the Port ...

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MORGOTH To Release 'Cursed To Live' Live Album, DVD In June

Resurrected German death metallers MORGOTH will release their first-ever live album and DVD, "Cursed To Live", on June 25 via Century Media Records. The audio tracks were mixed at Unisound Studio in Sweden with Dan Swanö (OPETH, KATATONIA, DISSECTION). "Cursed To Live" is the documentation of MORGOTH's ongoing 20th-anniversary celebration of the band's all-time classic ...

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ATTACKER Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

New Jersey metallers ATTACKER have announced the addition of bassist Jon Hanemann to the group's ranks. Hanemann replaces outgoing original bassist Lou Ciarlo, who decided to step aside due to other musical comittments and his lack of real interest in continuing in the metal world. According to ATTACKER, Jon "came down and totally blew the ...

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KILL DEVIL HILL: New Song Available For Streaming

"Voodoo Doll", a song from KILL DEVIL HILL — the band featuring Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) on drums, Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) on bass, Mark Zavon (RATT, W.A.S.P., 40 CYCLE HUM) on guitar and Jason "Dewey" Bragg (PISSING RAZORS) on vocals — can be streamed below (courtesy of AOL's

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A Journey Through SOULFLY's Discography - Part 1 (Video)

The first in a four-part video series — a journey through SOULFLY's eight-album discography with the band's mainman, Max Cavalera — can be seen below. In the first clip, he tells stories from the making of 1998's "Soulfly" and 2000's "Primitive". SOULFLY's eighth album, "Enslaved", sold 5,900 copies in the United States in its first ...

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'A Concert For Ronnie Montrose': Video Footage, Review Available

Former and current members of KISS, Y&T, JOURNEY and MR. BIG appeared at a Ronnie Montrose tribute concert on Friday, April 27 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California. The show also included performances by MONTROSE and GAMMA, both of which were founded by Montrose. MONTROSE's lineup for the concert included Sammy Hagar (VAN ...

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