June 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

DAVE 'THE BEAST' SPITZ's WAR PIGS Pays Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO

BLACK SABBATH tribute band WAR PIGS — featuring Tim Brown (RIFF RAFF, MCBRAIN DAMAGE) on vocals, Rick Baum (MCBRAIN DAMAGE) on guitar, Jim McCourt (DEAD MEN'S DREAMS, RESPONSE NEGATIVE) on drums, and Dave "The Beast" Spitz (BLACK SABBATH, LITA FORD, WHITE LION, MCBRAIN DAMAGE) on bass, performed a three-song tribute to Ronnie James Dio during ...

Read more

WATAIN Announces European Headlining Tour

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will embark on a European headlining tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from DESTROYER 666. Commented WATAIN: "Finally the paths are prepared and the pacts sealed for the march of 'Reaping Death', the first full tour we will do for [the new WATAIN album] 'Lawless Darkness'. "The ...

Read more

CYPHOSIS Signs With VIOLENT JOURNEY RECORDS

Finnish metal band CYPHOSIS has inked a deal with Violent Journey Records. The group's sophomore album, "To North And Under", will be released in the fall. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Prologue 02. Filth Within 03. Time Is An Enemy 04. Passage Of Evil 05. Across Black Water 06. Nine ...

Read more

New E-FORCE Lineup To Enter Studio In August

Former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest has rejoined forces with Krof (drums) and Jerome Point (lead guitar) in the latest incarnation of his France-based E-FORCE project. According to Forrest, the group — which last played together as part of the 2005 "Art Of Provocation" European tour — has scheduled a few shows in Italy in mid-June. ...

Read more

KISS Takes Part In Online Chat With Fans; Video Available

KISS took part in a half-hour online chat with fans yesterday (Tuesday, June 1) via the KISS Facebook page backstage from Koenig Pilsner Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. Continuing its ongoing support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, has announced that it has teamed ...

Read more

HAMMERFALL Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring lesson videos from Pontus Norgren of HAMMERFALL. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by HAMMERFALL: * "Diminished To A Minor 1" * "Diminished To A Minor 2" * "A Lesson In Bending" * "Diminished To E Minor" * "E Minor Sequencing" * "Hammer-Ons Vs. ...

Read more

SABATON Bassist Interviewed On Greece's 'Metalzone'; Audio Available

Bassist Pär Sundström of Swedish metallers SABATON was interviewed live on this past Monday night's (May 31) edition of the "Metalzone" radio show with Kostas Purevil Kyriakakis. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Uprising", the new video from Swedish epic power metallers SABATON, ...

Read more