May 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

ABSU Forced To Cancel CHAOS IN TEJAS Performance

Mythological occult metal artisans ABSU regretfully announce the cancelation of their set at this weekend's Chaos In Tejas festivities, where they were confirmed to headline the show at Red 7 this Saturday with support from TERRORISM, LOSS, MORBOSIDAD, ARES KINGDOM and BLACK WITCHERY. Immediately following their bludgeoning performance at the opening night of this year's ...

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KILL DEVIL HILL: Debut Album First-Week Sales Revealed

The self-titled debut album from KILL DEVIL HILL, the new band featuring legendary drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, KILL DEVIL HILL) alongside 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, sold around 1,800 copies in the ...

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THE CULT's 'Choice Of Weapon' Cracks U.S. Top 40

THE CULT's new album, "Choice Of Weapon", sold around 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was made available on May 22 via THE CULT's new label Cooking Vinyl. "Choice Of Weapon" is the follow-up to the ...

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SLASH's 'Apocalyptic Love' Cracks U.S. Top 5

Legendary guitarist Slash's (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) second solo album, "Apocalyptic Love", sold around 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart. Slash's self-titled debut album scored the highest new entry on The Billboard 200 chart in April 2010, ...

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METALLICA: Official Footage From Oslo Concert

Official Metallica.com footage of METALLICA's meet-and-greet, pre-show tuning-room jam and "Through The Never" performance at the May 23 show of the band's European tour at Vallehovin in Oslo, Norway can be viewed below. METALLICA performed its top-selling 1991 LP, "Metallica", a.k.a. "the black album," in its entirety at the Oslo concert. As they have done ...

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AGAINST THE PLAGUES: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Chicago-based multinational extreme act AGAINST THE PLAGUES has issued the following update: "We are currently wrapping up the production of the new AGAINST THE PLAGUES album. As we are nearing the release, we felt that it was time to reveal the album's title and details. We decided to call this collection 'The Quaternion' since the ...

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KING KOBRA Recording New Album

KING KOBRA is busy recording the follow-up to last year's successful self-titled album for an early 2013 release via Frontiers Records. Commented guitarist David Michael-Phillips: "We’ve got a high-energy combination of the classic KING KOBRA sound mixed with some of our favorite (heavy) influences: LED ZEPPELIN, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER. Cool, heavy grooves, great melodies, soulful ...

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