June 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

RECIPROCAL Completes Work On New Album

Californian death metallers RECIPROCAL have completed work on their second full-length album titled "New Order Of The Ages". The follow-up to 2009's self-titled CD was recorded with engineer Zack Orhen (ALL SHALL PERISH, BRAIN DRILL, DECREPIT BIRTH) at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California. The artwork was created by Jon Zig (SUFFOCATION, DEEDS OF FLESH, ...

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JAMES HETFIELD Interviewed By METALLICA's 'No. 1 Fan' (Video)

When METALLICA came to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2011, Basel Anabtawi, the self-proclaimed No. 1 METALLICA fan, campaigned to meet his idols and the concert organizers stepped in and gave him an experience to remember. This year, they went one better and set up a call between Basel and METALLICA's lead guitarist Kirk ...

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TOM MORELLO Says NSA Leaker EDWARD SNOWDEN Is A 'Hero'

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello says that Edward Snowden, the now-famous/infamous National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower, is a "hero" who "exposed the crimes of the government." Snowden is a former CIA employee who faces felony charges of espionage and theft of government property after admitting he leaked classified material to Britain's The Guardian ...

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PAPA ROACH Interviewed At France's HELLFEST (Video)

Riff-Mag.com conducted an interview with Californian rockers PAPA ROACH at this year's Hellfest, which was held June 21-23 in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. PAPA ROACH's latest album, "The Connection", was re-released in Europe as a special tour edition on May 6 via Eleven Seven Music. The effort contains a bonus ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: New Video Interview With LIAM WILSON

Kristyn Clarke of PopCultureMadness.com and ConcertBlogger.com conducted an interview with bassist Liam Wilson of the New Jersey-based "mathcore" act THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN at this month's Orion Music + More festival in Detroit, Michigan. You can now watch the chat below. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN was forced to cancel its summer European festival and club ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Video Footage Of HELLFEST Press Conference

Video footage of DEF LEPPARD's press conference at this year's Hellfest, which was held June 21-23 in Clisson, France can be seen below. DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell, who revealed earlier in the month that he is currently undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma, debuted his new look when DEF LEPPARD kicked ...

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BLACK SABBATH Guitarist's New Straps Unveiled

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has hired Rachael at Heavy Leather NYC to make his new guitar straps, which were designed by Shirts & Destroy. He say: "The guitars I use are pretty heavy and it makes a huge difference when you're playing a long show to have a comfortable strap. That they also look ...

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