May 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

OBITUARY: New Song Available For Streaming

A new OBITUARY song entitled "List Of Dead" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the legendary Florida death metallers' new album, "Darkest Day", which is scheduled for release on June 30 via Candlelight Records. Vocalist John Tardy previousy said about the CD, "It came out really ...

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NIGHTRAGE: Another New Song Posted Online

Multi-national thrashers NIGHTRAGE will release their fourth full-length album, "Wearing A Martyr's Crown", on June 22 (Europe) and August 4 (USA) via Lifeforce Records. The CD was tracked at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES). According to a press release, "Wearing A Martyr's Crown" finds NIGHTRAGE ...

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EXHORDER Rejoined By Original Bassist

Reactivated legendary New Orleans metallers EXHORDER — cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA (photo) — have been rejoined by the band's original bassist, Andy Villafarra. The group is currently working on material for a new studio album which is tentatively expected sometime in 2010. A ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Checks In

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has issued the following update: "My friends, the tour is happily over. But very soon, we will start next shows in Europe. "There is no time really to relax since I have to keep on rehearsing for them. I will go to make a visit at my vocal coach who ...

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COREY TAYLOR: Footage From Kansas City's ROCKFEST Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of COREY TAYLOR AND THE JUNK BEER KIDNAP BAND — featuring SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor — performing at Rockfest in Kansas City on Saturday, May 30 can be viewed below (courtesy of "Joker013084"). Corey recently told Metromix about the new project: "I had wanted to start the first stoner rock disco ...

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METALLICA To Play Colombia In January?

According to Colombia Reports, METALLICA will play in Colombia as part of the band's 2009/2010 World Magnetic Tour, an anonymous source close to the group told newspaper El Tiempo. According to the newspaper, the band will perform in Bogota's Parque Bolivar in the second half of January. The band's web site shows only ...

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AMASEFFER Seeking New Label Home

Israeli heavy metal band AMASEFFER has issued the following update: "Due to reasons [that we will keep] to ourselves, we have decided not to implement the rest of our contract with InsideOut/SPV. We are now in negotiations with new record labels and will post news regarding that soon. "We are now in pre-production stages of ...

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GENE SIMMONS On 'Extra'; Video Available

Incredible face paint and studded stage outfits are what KISS is known for... and of course, Gene Simmons' tongue! Gene Simmons reveals on "Extra", "Everything is about size" and the upcoming KISS reality show is going to be anything but modest! Watch Gene's appearance on "Extra" below. Gene Simmons and his unconventional family are back ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: Band Lineup For U.S. Tour Announced

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's lineup for the band's forthcoming North American tour will consist of the following musicians: Michael Schenker - Guitar Gary Barden - Vocals Wayne Findlay - Guitar Pete Holmes - Drums Rev Jones - Bass Special guest Elliott Rubinson (CACTUS) will fill in on bass for two selected shows to be announced. The ...

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