June 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

DEAD BY APRIL: Acoustic Performance Available

Swedish "pop/metal" band DEAD BY APRIL played two songs ("Promise Me" and "Losing You") acoustically for Expressen TV's "XL Live" in May 2009. Watch video footage of the performance below. DEAD BY APRIL has been confirmed for the METALLICA-headlined inaugural Sonisphere festival, set to take place on August 1-2 at the legendary Knebworth Park, United ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist Checks In From The Road

Bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM has issued the following update from the road: "In the beginning of the summer, we went to Janne's [Wirman, keyboards] small studio and recorded a couple of new cover songs for the forthcoming cover album. The songs turned out really good. Especially ...

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SACRED REICH: Footage From Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival Available

Fan-filmed video footage of reactivated Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH performing the song "Surf Nicaragua" on June 26, 2009 at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "citysgonnaburn"). Displeased Records's reissue of SACRED REICH's classic album "The American Way" came out in February. With upgraded layout, to-the-point remastering plus ...

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THRESHOLD, SERENITY, SPHERIC UNIVERSE EXPERIENCE To Team Up For 'Essence Of Progression' Tour

Progressive metallers THRESHOLD, SERENITY and SPHERIC UNIVERSE EXPERIENCE will team up for the first "Essence Of Progression" tour across Europe this autumn. Austrian progressive metallers SERENITY will be THRESHOLD's special guests for the trek. They are currently promoting their second album, "Fallen Sanctuary", released in 2008 through Napalm Records. SERENITY opened for THRESHOLD during their ...

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WARRIOR: Footage From BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Southern California metal legends WARRIOR performing the title track off their classic 1985 debut album, "Fighting For The Earth", on June 27, 2009 at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be viewed below. The song features a special guest appearance by guitarist Roy Z. (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE ...

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VADER: New Song To Make Its Online Debut This Friday

"We Are The Horde", a new song from Polish extreme metallers VADER, will make its online debut on July 3 via MySpace. The track comes off the band's new album, "Necropolis", which will be released in North America on September 22. The CD was recorded at Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros.. ...

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BLACK MOOR Signs With DIMINISHED FIFTH RECORDS

Diminished Fifth Records has announced the signing of Nova Scotian thrashers BLACK MOOR. The band's debut album, "The Conquering", is scheduled for release on Tuesday, August 25. The long-overdue CD almost didn't see the light of day after the band was in a near-fatal automobile accident in June 2008. Now fully recovered, BLACK MOOR has ...

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