July 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

JUDAS PRIEST: Belgrade, Zagreb Concerts Cancelled

JUDAS PRIEST management representative Jayne Andrews has issued the following update: "Unfortunately, we have had to cancel two shows — tonight [July 1] in Belgrade [Serbia] and tomorrow [July 2] in Zagreb [Croatia]. This is due to Glenn Tipton [guitar] being ill. He has been pretty sick for about a week now but has struggled ...

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SLIPKNOT Video Shoot Delayed Following DJ Injury

According to Kerrang! magazine, SLIPKNOT was nearly forced to cancel its video shoot yesterday (June 30) due to DJ Sid Wilson being hospitalized with a head injury. The band delayed filming of the promo clip for "Psychosocial", the first single from SLIPKNOT's upcoming fourth studio album, "All Hope Is Gone", after Wilson managed ...

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TEXTURES Pulls Out Of Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

Dutch progressive/extreme metallers TEXTURES have been forced to cancel their previously announced July 6 appearance at the Metalcamp festival in Tolmin, Slovenia due to the fact that Eric Kalsbeek (vocals) is suffering from "throat problems." "After having his throat examined at the hospital, doctors found out that Eric had an abnormal reaction to allergies which ...

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MISERATION Signs With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Sweden's MISERATION — the collaboration between SCAR SYMMETRY vocalist Christian Älvestam and Jani Stefanovic (ESSENCE OF SORROW, DIVINEFIRE) — has inked a deal with Lifeforce Records. The group's debut album, "Your Demons, Their Angels", will be released in Europe on September 15 and the U.S. on October 28. Christian Älvestam comments: "After a few months ...

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BLOODBATH: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Swedish death metal "supergroup" BLOODBATH will release its new studio album, "The Fathomless Mastery", on October 6 via Peaceville Records. The band described the upcoming CD as representing "nothing but hateful brutality." Promising its "most crushing production yet," the group's lineup on "The Fathomless Mastery" is the same as that on BLOODBATH's "Unblessing the Purity" ...

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CONVERGE: New Video Interview Available

MetalKult.com has posted a new 18-clip video interview with CONVERGE singer Jacob Bannon and guitarist Kurt Ballou. The footage was captured before the Massachusetts metallic hardcore band hit the stage at New York City's Blender Theatre on April 1, 2008, where CONVERGE was playing in support of its latest full-length CD, "No Heroes" (Epitaph). In ...

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EXMORTEM Completes Work On New Album

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have completed work on their fifth album, "Funeral Phantom", for an October 20 release via Mighty Music. The CD was self-produced by the band, while the mixing was handled by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, LAST MILE). According to a press release, fans should "expect a crushing, sludgy, energetic death machine." "Funeral Phantom" ...

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SABATON: Footage From GRASPOP METAL MEETING Available

Video footage of Swedish metallers SABATON performing at this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, which was held June 27-29, 2008 at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium, can be viewed below. "Cliffs of Gallipoli", the new single from SABATON, recently topped the national chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. The song comes off ...

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