June 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

SETHERIAL Parts Ways With Bassist

Swedish black metallers SETHERIAL have issued the following update: "Due to mostly not being committed enough we’ve decided to end our collaboration with recent bassist, Funestus Inferis. For the upcoming album, the bass will be handled by Kraath. A session bass player will later be recruited for upcoming live rituals. The new official SETHERIAL lineup ...

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Thrashers RATTLEHEAD And DEVASTATOR Announce Summer U.S. Tour

Two of California's most promising young metal acts, thrashers RATTLEHEAD (from Los Angeles) and DEVASTATOR (from Sacramento), will team up for a U.S. tour this summer, bringing their own brand of metallic mayhem to over 40 cities. The trek, appropriately called "Slaughtering The Masses", will be both bands' first cross-country trek, although each has done ...

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Reunited THE ESOTERIC To Make Its Live Debut This Weekend

Kansas City's post-hardcore/alt-metal/rock stalwarts THE ESOTERIC are reuniting for a series of performances in June in and around the KC area. Consisting of Marshall Kilpatric (BLACK LIGHT BURNS, ex-TODAY IS THE DAY) on drums, Cory White (ex-COALESCE, REGGIE AND THE FULL EFFECT) on guitar, Stevie Cruz (HAMMERLORD) on vocals, Eric Graves (THETA) on guitar, and ...

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DAWN OF DESTINY Preparing To Enter Studio

German female-fronted metallers DAWN OF DESTINY will enter Sounds Of Steel studios in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany later this month to begin recording their third album for a late summer/early fall release via Shark Records and Marquee Avalon. The follow-up to last year's "Rebellion In Heaven" will feature guest appearances by Ian Parry (ELEGY, AYREON, VENGEANCE) and ...

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New TANK Tracks To Debut Online

The legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar and original TANK drummer Mark Brabbs alongside two new recruits, ex-RAINBOW/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White and ex-BRUCE DICKINSON bassist Chris Dale — will unveil two new tracks on their MySpace page later today (Monday, June 1). Writing ...

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THIN LIZZY: California Dates Announced

THIN LIZZY has scheduled two shows in California in September: Sep. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia Sep. 04 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon More U.S. dates will be announced soon. THIN LIZZY has been confirmed as "special guest" on the following AC/DC shows: June 26 - England, London - Wembley Stadium ...

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