June 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

MEGADETH Guitarist Checks In From 'Canadian Carnage' Tour

MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick has issued the following update: "We have played three of the four ['Canadian Carnage'] shows [with SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD and SUICIDE SILENCE] up here in Canada (Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary) and so far and the fans have been awesome. Some have been following us from show to show some even flew ...

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RAISED FIST: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Swedish rock heavyweights RAISED FIST will release their fifth album, "Veil Of Ignorance", on September 7 via Burning Heart Records. The CD was recorded at Dugout Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH). The follow-up to 2006's "Sound Of The Republic" was approached with the same enthusiasm and balls-to-the-wall attitude as ...

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AEROSMITH Drummer's 'Hit Hard' Book: More Details Available

AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer will publish his autobiography, "Hit Hard: A Story Of Hitting Rock Bottom At The Top", on June 30 through HarperCollins. In the book, Kramer, a founding member and drummer of AEROSMITH, courageously tells the world how he has wrestled with depression as part of the most successful rock band in American ...

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SAINT VITUS: Footage From HELLFEST Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of the legendary U.S. doom metal band SAINT VITUS performing at Hellfest in Clisson, France June 19, 2009 can be viewed below (courtesy of "ahabb616"). In a recent interview with Terrorizer magazine, SAINT VITUS guitarist Dave Chandler stated about the band's growing popularity, "The irony of it all is a friend whom ...

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ARKAIK To Enter Studio This Week

Riverside, California-based technical/progressive death metallers ARKAIK have issued the following update: "ARKAIK will be entering Seahorse Sound Studios July 3rd to begin recording their debut album, 'Reflections Within Dissonance'. The album will contain nine original tracks and cover art done by Pär Olofsson [ABORTED, EMETH]. The album will be recorded and mixed by Samur Khouja ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Video Interview With JORDAN RUDESS Posted Online

Raz of ThrashHits.com conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER at this year's Download festival, which was held June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the six-minute chat below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, ...

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ABSU Forced To Cancel Dallas/Ft. Worth Appearance

ABSU's scheduled Ft. Worth, TX performance tonight (Monday, June 29) has been canceled due to the band's tour bus breaking down earlier today outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The final show on the Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit's current tour was also set to feature RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and a "special guest." The concert will be rescheduled ...

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ION VEIN To Perform At Chicago's METAL MERGENCE

Chicago's ION VEIN will perform at the third annual Metal Mergence, set to take place Saturday, July 11 at Reggie's Rock Toom in the band's hometown. Also scheduled to appear are RIVAL, MINDWARP CHAMBER and TOMORROW HAS ARRIVED. Metal Mergence is a networking conference founded by Scott Jackson of Monsterman Graphic to help bring together ...

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WE ARE THE END Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Los Angeles, California's WE ARE THE END has inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band has been locked away in its practice space since April writing the group's debut full-length album, tentatively due in early 2010. The CD will be recorded at Eck Studios with producer Christopher Eck. A relatively new addition to ...

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