May 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

BARREN EARTH Begins Recording New Album

Finland's progressive death/doom maestros BARREN EARTH have entered Helsinki's Sonic Pump Studios to record the follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed debut album, "Curse Of The Red River". The band has written 12 new songs, and is currently laying them down with engineer/co-producer Jukka Varmo. Dan Swan (KATATONIA, OPETH) will once again be at the ...

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MEGADETH Resumes Recording New Album

MEGADETH has resumed recording its new album at mainman Dave Mustaine's Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California after the sessions were briefly "halted" when producer Johnny K (full name: John Karkazis; DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, MACHINE HEAD, STAIND) was "suddenly struck ill." According to Mustaine, Day 29 in the studio was spent working on the arrangements ...

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MASTODON's BRENT HINDS Stars In Parody Ad

MASTODON frontman Brent Hinds has a full plate recording three projects at once, but in a commercial released today his biggest problem is overwhelming hunger pangs. The ad for Elmyr, an Atlanta bar and restaurant, parodies pharmaceutical commercials in which normal people find prescriptive solutions to live normal lives. Only this version stars a heavily ...

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AUGUST BURNS RED: Turkey, Israel Concerts Canceled

Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Christian metalcore quintet AUGUST BURNS RED has released the following statement: "We are very sorry to announce that AUGUST BURNS RED will be canceling our upcoming shows in Turkey and Tel Aviv due to commitments regarding out upcoming June 21st album release in the U.S. Our apologies go out to all the awesome ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Footage From ROCKLAHOMA Festival Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Sebastian Bach's performance at the Rocklahoma festival, which was held May 27-29 at Catch the Fever festival grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, can be viewed below. Sebastian Bach recently completed work on his new album at a Los Angeles studio with his new, young, virtuosic guitarist Nick Sterling, drummer Bobby Jarzombek and ...

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EUROPE: 'Live Look At Eden' Coffee Table Book Due In August

Swedish hard rockers EUROPE will release a special edition 140-page coffee-table book in August. Entitled "Live Look At Eden", it will feature pictures following the EUROPE bandmembers on their latest continental tour, as seen through the lens of legendary rock photographer Denis O'Regan. The book will be offered in two sizes: a large "earbook" and ...

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