June 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

WITCHKING Announces New Singer

Polish epic heavy metal band WITCHKING has announced the addition of singer Michal Zaczek (pictured below; RELOAD) to the group's ranks. Commented guitarist Tomek Pater: "We had a very good contact with Michal from the very first meeting. There's no doubt that he is the right person in the right place. He passes his enthusiasm ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Crüe Fest 2' Adds Second Stage

MÖTLEY CRÜE's summer festival tour, Crüe Fest 2, has announced a partnership with Monster Energy to add an additional stage at this year's festival. The new Monster Energy Stage doubles the entertainment value at Crüe Fest 2 with five extra bands showcasing the next generation of rock, including one local band in each tour market. ...

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DEVILDRIVER: More Footage From Australia's SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL Tour Posted Online

Santa Barbara, California's DEVILDRIVER has more behind-the-scenes footage from its February 2009 stint on Australia's Soundwave Festival tour. Watch the clips below. DEVILDRIVER will release its fourth full-length album, "Pray For Villains", on July 14 via Roadrunner Records. The effort — which will also be made available as a special-edition CD/DVD package featuring three bonus ...

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FIREWIND: Nottingham Footage Available

Metal Gods TV has uploaded video footage of Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND performing the song "Days Of No Trust" on May 16, 2009 at Rock City in Nottingham, England. Watch it below. FIREWIND will support the SCORPIONS on July 11 in Chania, Greece at the Perivolia Stadium. This will mark the band's first show on ...

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DEF LEPPARD/TAYLOR SWIFT DVD: Complete Details Revealed

CMT has partnered with Big Machine Records for the first DVD release of its critically acclaimed series "CMT Crossroads", when the episode featuring TAYLOR SWIFT and DEF LEPPARD hits stores on Tuesday, June 16. "CMT Crossroads: Taylor Swift And Def Leppard" includes 11 electrifying performances by 2008's best-selling artist among all genres of music and ...

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REECE: New Audio Samples Available

REECE, the solo project of former ACCEPT/BANGALORE CHOIR and current GYPSY ROSE frontman David Reece, has posted audio samples of three new songs — "Chasing Shadows", "Before I Die" and "Yellow" — at www.reecerocks.com. Due later in the year via AOR Heaven, the group's debut CD was produced by Andy Susemihl (U.D.O.) and ...

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Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist Working With SECRET SOCIETY

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes has resurfaced in a brand new South Carolina-based band called SECRET SOCIETY. The group — which also includes former GODSPEED members Courtney Stone-Moore (bass) and Stefan Moore (guitar, vocals) — will release a 10-song "pure heavy metal" album, entitled "Death By Misadventure", in the next three or four weeks. Three ...

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