April 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

WAYLANDER Announces New Guitarist

Long-running Irish folk metal act WAYLANDER has issued the following update: "We are very pleased to announce that Hugh O'Neill has come through his trial period with flying colours and will be playing guitar with us on a permanent basis. He has impressed us greatly with his undoubted talent, not to mention his extensive knowledge ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'Play My Game' Listening Party Announced

Powerhouse American heavy metal vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will hold a listening party for his first solo album, "Play My Game", at Scorchers in Akron, Ohio on Sunday, May 3 starting at around 9:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. A private party will take place at the same ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist's Solo Album Due In June

Spinefarm Records has announced a mid-June release date for the third solo album from SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Elias Viljanen. According to the label "there will be 12 tracks on the album and 10 of the tracks will be instrumental." Guest musicians on the CD include vocalists Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT) and Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA), ...

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RAUNCHY: 'Warriors' Video Released

"Warriors", the new video from Danish modern metallers RAUNCHY, can be viewed below. The clip was shot in February with award-winning director Andreas Krohn and his crew. The band says, "Since we hadn't done any official music video since the 'Watch Out' video years ago [from 2004's 'Confusion Bay' album], we wanted to make something ...

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SUPREME PAIN: Footage From HOUTEN DEATHFEST Posted Online

Video footage of Dutch brutal death metal band SUPREME PAIN's April 25, 2009 performance at the Houten Deathfest in Holland can be viewed below. Also appearing on the bill were UNMERCIFUL, INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY and DESPISE, among many others. The group's next gig will take place on May 8 at N201 in Aalsmeer, Holland alongside FONDLECORPSE ...

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AEROSMITH Singer's Autobiography Due In October

AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler's much-anticipated autobiography, "Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?", is scheduled for release on October 27, 2009. The book traces Tyler's youth in the Bronx, his early music career and influences, his legendary partnership with Joe Perry, the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of AEROSMITH over the last three decades, ...

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KISS To Rock Quebec City's 2009 Summer Festival

KISS will rock Quebec City, Quebec, Canada's 2009 Summer Festival (Festival d'été) on Thursday, July 16. Ticket on-sale details will be announced soon. Festival d'été has been taking place annually since 1968. It is organized by groups of business persons and artists of Quebec City in order to show the artistic, economic, and touristic potential ...

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