April 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

ARCH ENEMY: First 'Khaos Legions' Trailer Released

The first trailer for "Khaos Legions", the new album from Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY, can be viewed below. Due on May 30 in Europe and June 7 in the U.S. via Century Media Records, the CD will mark the band's return to new, original material, after the release of the "Tyrants Of The Rising ...

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THE POODLES' 'Performocracy' Tops Swedish Chart

"Performocracy", the fourth album from Swedish hard rockers THE POODLES, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. Released on April 15 in Europe (May 5 in North America) via Frontiers Records, the CD was again produced by Mats Valentin, but this time Tobias Lindell (EUROPE, MUSTASCH) mixed the ...

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NIGHTWISH Members Discuss 'Imaginarium' Songwriting And Recording Process (Video)

Genelec, the Finnish manufacturer of high-quality active home theater loudspeaker systems, visited Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH during the recording sessions for their long-awaited new album, "Imaginarium", at Petrax studios in Finland with world-renowned mixing engineer Mikko Karmila. The eight-minute clip, which can be seen below, features keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen and bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala talking about ...

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It's Official: MIKE MANGINI Is New DREAM THEATER Drummer

Mike Mangini, the 48-year-old session artist who has played for ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE and STEVE VAI, has officially joined DREAM THEATER as the replacement for the recently departed Mike Portnoy. Commented Mangini: "The day that I got the phone call to be in DREAM THEATER, it took my brain a minute to assemble what ...

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TOM MORELLO To Release 'Union Town' EP

According to The Pulse Of Radio, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello will release a new EP, "Union Town", digitally on May 17 and as a CD and vinyl album on July 19. All profits from "Union Town" will benefit The America Votes Labor Unity Fund via SaveWorkers.org. The disc consists of eight pro-union ...

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ABOVE SYMMETRY: 'Traces Inside' Video Released

"Traces Inside", the new video from the Norwegian metal quintet ABOVE SYMMETRY (formerly ASPERA), can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Ripples", which was released this past Tuesday (April 26) via InsideOut Music. Over one year ago, five young musicians from Skien, Norway, made a very impressive entrance into the ...

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