June 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

Learn To Play SAXON's 'Hammer Of The Gods' (Video)

A four-minute video podcast in which SAXON guitarists Doug Scarratt and Paul Quinn teach you how to play the band's new song "Hammer Of The Gods" can be seen below. Packing an armory of steel-coated riffs and songwriting swagger, British hard rock legends SAXON will release their 19th studio album titled "Call To Arms" via ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY: 'The Unseen Empire' First-Week Sales Revealed

"The Unseen Empire", the new album from Swedish progressive melodic death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY, sold around 1,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 11 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as ...

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HELLISH CROSSFIRE Signs With NOISEART RECORDS

NoiseArt Records and Rock The Nation have announced the signing of German thrashers HELLISH CROSSFIRE. Commented the band: "HELLISH CROSSFIRE has finally decided join forces with Austrian label Noiseart Records and booking company Rock The Nation. At the moment the band is working on new songs for an upcoming third album in the rehearsal dungeon. ...

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AMON AMARTH To Tour Europe With AS I LAY DYING

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will embark on six-week headlining tour of Europe in the fall. The tour kicks off October 12 in Stuttgart, Germany and ends 45 days later on November 26 in Prague, Czech Republic. Direct support on the tour will come from Metal Blade labelmates AS I LAY DYING. The dates are ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'I'm Very Blessed'

To mark 30 years since the release of some of Ozzy Osbourne's most famous solo material, 1980's "Blizzard Of Ozz" and 1981's "Diary Of A Madman", BBC's Tim Muffett was invited into Ozzy's home to find out more about the man and the music. Check out the report at this location. Osbourne's classic ...

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METALLICA Is Most Influential Rock Band Of Last 30 Years

METALLICA has been voted the most influential rock group of the last 30 years by the readers of the British magazine Kerrang! METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said: "it gives me a very warm and fuzzy feeling that Kerrang! magazine have voted METALLICA as the band that most changed their lives. "I remember the first issue ...

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ALICE COOPER On Growing Up (Video)

Jian Ghomeshi of CBC's cultural affairs show "Q" recently conducted an interview with legendary rocker Alice Cooper. A six-minute clip of the conversation can be seen below. Due next year, Cooper's long-awaited new album, "Welcome 2 My Nightmare", features the original "Nightmare" tandem of Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner, with Vince Gill guesting on a ...

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