June 2014 - Blabbermouth Archive

DELAIN Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Drummer Sander Zoer has left Dutch female-fronted metallers DELAIN "due to some major recent changes impacting his personal life." The band states: "Though he will be stepping out of the limelight, we are happy that he will still be active for DELAIN behind the screens and our friendship will continue off stage. DELAIN's new drummer, ...

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GRAVE DIGGER: 'Hell Funeral' Video Teaser

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER will release their new studio album, "Return Of The Reaper", via Napalm Records on the following dates: July 11: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Benelux July 16: Spain, Sweden, Norway July 14: Rest of Europe July 15: USA, Canada The "Return Of The Reaper" cover artwork (see below) was created by ...

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SABATON's 'Heroes' Cracks U.S. Top 100

"Heroes", the new album from Swedish metallers SABATON, sold around 3,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 99 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Heroes" has registered the following first-week chart positions: Sweden #1 Finland: #2 Germany: #3 Czech Republic: #4 Poland: #6 Switzerland: #7 Austria: ...

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KISS' 'Kiss 40' Compilation Cracks U.S. Top 30

KISS's new compilation, "Kiss 40", sold around 7,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 30 on The Billboard 200 chart. This year marks the 40th anniversary of rock and roll giants KISS and in true KISS fashion, the band plan to make 2014 the biggest ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'Rest In Peace, JEFF HANNEMAN, But Long Live SLAYER'

Former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo last month spoke to Artisan News about his expectations for the next SLAYER album, the band's first since the 2013 passing of SLAYER's co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman. "Like [SLAYER guitarist] Kerry King always says, 'It's gonna sound like SLAYER.' And that's what I expect," he said. "God ...

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PENNYWISE To Release 'Yesterdays' In July

Southern California punk legends PENNYWISE will release their eleventh studio album, "Yesterdays", on July 15 via Epitaph Records. Jim Lindberg is back as the frontman, and "Yesterdays" includes songs written by deceased bassist Jim Thirsk. PENNYWISE will play two album-release shows; July 16 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California and July 18 at the ...

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