April 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

THE SWORD Cancels BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Appearance

According to Metal Hammer, Austin, Texas-based quartet THE SWORD has cancelled its appearance at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival (set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England) due to "unforseen scheduling issues." As previously reported, THE SWORD will open for METALLICA on the following European shows: Jul. ...

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HELLOWEEN Checks In From Brazil

German power metallers HELLOWEEN have posted the following message on their web site: "The Hellish Rock package [HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY] finished the Brazilian part of their Latin America tour with two shows to remember: Being the first international metal act ever to perform in Fortaleza, HELLOWEEN played an open-air concert in front of more ...

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OPETH: 'Watershed' E-Card Available

An e-card for "Watershed", the new album from Swedish progressive metallers OPETH, can be found below. "Watershed" is scheduled for release on June 3 via Roadrunner Records (one day earlier internationally). The CD, recorded in the band's native Sweden and produced by frontman/guitarist Mikael kerfeldt and Jens Bogren, is a masterwork that follows the time-honored ...

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FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES: 'Live At Looney Tunes' Due In June

On January 8, 2008, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES performed a benefit show at Looney Tunes record store in its hometown area of Long Island, New York and recorded the concert for fans that attended the performance. Now the disc, entitled "Live At Looney Tunes", will get a wide release on June 17 through Vagrant. "13 ...

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VIOLENT STORM: 'Fire In The Unknown' Video Posted Online

"Fire in the Unknown", the new video from VIOLENT STORM the band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino can be viewed below. The visual portion of the clip features the group's new lineup, which is as follows: Mick Cervino- Bass Craig Swyger - Vocals Dorian Vaz - Guitar Rod Valente - Drums VIOLENT ...

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BULLETBOYS Sign With CHAVIS RECORDS

Chavis Records has announced the signing of the BULLETBOYS. The band is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their new album. The project is being recorded at El Garaje Studios in Cape Coral, Florida. The album's first single, "Road To Nowhere", has already been released and is now airing at many rock ...

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EMERGENCY GATE: Video Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

German metallers EMERGENCY GATE have posted video footage from the recording sessions for their new album. Watch the clip below. EMERGENCY GATE recently announced the addition of singer Matthias Kupka (ex-SUIDAKRA) to the group's ranks. EMERGENCY GATE's latest CD, "Nightly Ray", was released in 2006 via The Electric Co./ Universal. For more information, visit

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