June 2014 - Blabbermouth Archive

CHTHONIC's FREDDY LIM Talks To A JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THINGS (Audio)

Andrew Epstein of A Journal Of Musical Things recently conducted an interview with vocalist Freddy Lim of Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Eagle Records released "Ián-Bú", the latest DVD offering from CHTHONIC, in February. The first new video release from the eclectic ensemble in six ...

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WHIPLASH Announces New Drummer

Veteran thrashers WHIPLASH have parted ways with drummer Dan Foord and have replaced him with Charlie Zeleny. Charlie will make his live debut with WHIPLASH on June 22 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. Tony Portaro, guitarist and founding member of WHIPLASH, first witnessed Charlie Z in action with Joe Lynn Turner's band, blowing the ...

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Former LAAZ ROCKIT Drummer VICTOR AGNELLO Dead at 50

Victor Agnello, who played drums for San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans LAAZ ROCKIT from 1983 to 1989 and again from 2005 to 2006, died on June 1 after over a year of battling leukemia. He was 50 years old. He passed away quietly at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, surrounded by his ...

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MASTODON: New Song 'Chimes At Midnight' Available For Streaming

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release their sixth album, "Once More 'Round The Sun", on June 24 via Reprise Records. The follow-up to 2011's "The Hunter" was recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, who is known for his work with RUSH, DEFTONES, FOO FIGHTERS and ALICE IN CHAINS. The song "Chimes At ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Planning Deluxe Edition Of 'Badmotorfinger', B-Sides Compilation

Reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN, who will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their 1994 album, "Superunknown", by reissuing in a deluxe edition, are tentatively planning to give a similar treatment to 1991's "Badmotorfinger", most likely in 2016. "We definitely have discussed giving this treatment to 'Badmotorfinger', for sure," SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil told ...

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LARS ULRICH Is 'Unbelievably Bad' On Drums And METALLICA 'Is Shite,' Say Scottish Post-Rock Icons MOGWAI

Scottish post-rock icons MOGWAI (pictured) have slammed METALLICA as "shite," claiming that they don't understand the controversy surrounding METALLICA being the first metal artist to headline Glastonbury in the U.K. festival's 44-year history. The members of MOGWAI, who are set to perform at the same time as METALLICA at this year's festival, gave their opinion ...

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DIMEBAG's Girlfriend RITA HANEY, Ex-PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN Interviewed Together At REVOLVER (Video)

Jose Mangin, SiriusXM director of programming and on-air host (Liquid Metal, Ozzy's Boneyard, Octane), conducted an interview with Rex Brown (PANTERA, KILL DEVIL HILL) and late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney on the "black carpet" at this year's Revolver Golden Gods awards show, which was held on April 23 at Club ...

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