June 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

KITTIE Bassist To Sit Out Tour

KITTIE bassist Trish Doan will not perform on the band's upcoming "Sweet Revenge" tour. Standing in for her will be Jeff Phillips from THINE EYES BLEED. Commented Doan: "Due to pressing personal health matters, I must sadly inform you that I will be taking a hiatus from touring with KITTIE commencing immediately. With the complete ...

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Original AC/DC Singer Nominated For Los Angeles Music Award

Legendary Australian rocker Dave Evans — founder and original vocalist of megaband AC/DC — has been nominated for the 2007 Los Angeles Music Awards to take place on November 29. The nomination is for "Rock Group with Vocal" for the song "Sold My Soul to Rock and Roul". The Los Angeles Music Awards is the ...

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TESTAMENT Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT have inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group will enter the studio late summer/early fall to record its long-awaited new album for a March 2008 release. Original TESTAMENT members Alex Skolnick (guitar), Chuck Billy (vocals), Greg Christian (bass), and Eric Peterson (guitar), along with new drummer ...

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METALLICA: New Rehearsal Video Available

Video footage of METALLICA rehearsing for its "Sick of the Studio '07" tour, which is scheduled to kick off tonight (Thursday, June 28) in Lisbon, Portugal at the Super Bock Super Rock festival, has been posted at this location. The clip was shot yesterday (Wednesday, June 27) and features the band playing the ...

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METALLICA: Partial 'Sick Of The Studio '07' Setlist Revealed

A partial setlist has been revealed for METALLICA's "Sick of the Studio '07" tour, which is scheduled to kick off tonight (Thursday, June 28) in Lisbon, Portugal at the Super Bock Super Rock festival. The band is said to have rehearsed the following songs for the trek: "No Leaf Clover" (James Hetfield only) "Orion" "Fade ...

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METAL MIKE's PAINMUSEUM Secures Australian/New Zealand Distribution

CMM Entertainment, LLC, which is owned by guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, PAINMUSEUM, SEBASTIAN BACH), has secured an Australian and New Zealand distribution agreement with Australia's leading heavy metal label, Riot! Distributors. Commented Mike: "We have had a chance to partner with a super-hard-working and dedicated Riot! Distributors to bring both of our latest releases, ...

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DREAM THEATER Causing 'Chaos' With New Album

Christa L. Titus of Billboard.com reports that DREAM THEATER's No. 19 debut for "Systematic Chaos" represents an unexpectedly sweet beginning with Roadrunner Records, which signed the act last December. Unhappy with being shifted among Warner Music Group's labels and receiving minimal promotion for records following "Awake", the prog rockers hoped they would get ...

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KORN Bassist Talks About Touring Europe

Bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu was recently interviewed at Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival where he confirmed that KORN will be back in Europe early 2008. "I think in January and February we're going to be back here in Europe again bringing Family Values over here," Arvizu said. "We're going to do it proper — not ...

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