May 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

DEAD BY APRIL Interviewed In Helsinki; Video Available

Anna Saurama of Domination TV conducted an interview with DEAD BY APRIL, the Swedish "pop/metal" act featuring former members of NIGHTRAGE, BY NIGHT, EVILDOER, MINDFALL and DEATHDESTRUCTION, before the group's May 26, 2009 concert at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. Watch the six-minute chat below. DEAD BY APRIL has been confirmed for the METALLICA-headlined ...

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TEXTURES Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES. The band's first album for the label is expected to arrive sometime next year. Commented Nuclear Blast A&R representative Jaap Wagemaker: "Diversity and complexity are important elements of the unique TEXTURES sound, building bridges between epic, polyrhythmic grooves and contrasting melodies. TEXTURES create ...

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OTEP To Speak Directly With Fans Via USTREAM

This Saturday, OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya will take time out of her busy recording schedule to do one of the things she holds most dearly: speak to her fans. OTEP will be using the live interactive video broadcast platform, Ustream, to answer fans' pressing questions on the upcoming album, "Smash The Control Machine", live from ...

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1349 Riff Lesson And Video Interview

GuitarWorld.com has posted a new video interview and riff lesson with 1349 guitarist Archaon. The footage was captured on March 2, 2009, when the Norwegian black metallers 1349 came to New York City to play B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in support of their latest album, "Revelations of the Black Flame" (Candlelight Records). In ...

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STEVE VAI to Release 'Naked Tracks' Box Set

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai will release his famed "Naked Tracks" on CD for the first time in early June. Previously sold on Vai.com and iTunes as downloads only, Vai wanted to give his fans and players of all ages something special — an excellent practice tool for any guitarist. Commented Vai: "Through the years, whenever ...

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VOIVOD: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

Two new songs from Quebec metal innovators VOIVOD"Earthache" and "Global Warning" — are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Both tracks will appear on VOIVOD's final album featuring the group's late guitarist, Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, which is scheduled for release in the U.S. on Tuesday, June 23 via Relapse ...

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