July 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

ONSLAUGHT To Tour South America In October

British thrashers ONSLAUGHT will embark on a tour of South America in October. Guitarist Nige Rockett states, "The tour will begin in Brazil on October 8, closing with three shows in Colombia on October 16-18. There are still a few dates/countries to be announced, but we should have all the final details real soon." Fan-filmed ...

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DARZAMAT: 'Solfernus' Path' Trailer Available

A short trailer for "Solfernus' Path", the fifth album from the Polish "dark metal" band DARZAMAT, can be viewed below. Due on August 28 via Germany's Massacre Records (in Japan, the LP will be released by Spiritual Beast), the CD was recorded in Poland under the supervision of Jaroslaw Toifl, with whom the band had ...

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TWISTED SISTER Interviewed On Danbury's i95 FM; Audio Available

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider and guitarist Jay Jay French were the featured guests yesterday (Thursday, July 30) on the morning show with Ethan and Lou on i95 FM in Danbury, Connecticut. The six-minute chat is now available for streaming below. Rock My Monkey recently conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda. The ...

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NACHTGESCHREI: 'Niob' Video Posted Online

"Niob", the new video from NACHTGESCHREI, one of the more recent additions to the "medieval folk metal" genre (which is predominantly successful in Germany with flag-carriers such as IN EXTREMO, SUBWAY TO SALLY, TANZWUT, and SCHANDMAUL), can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's second album, "Am Rande der Welt", which was released ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Taps METALLICA/SLAYER Producer For New Album

Oakland, California's HIGH ON FIRE will begin work on its long-awaited fifth studio album this August. The band will commence pre-production in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelman (METALLICA, SLAYER, JOHNNY CASH), with the goal of capturing "the ultimate HIGH ON FIRE experience." An early 2010 release via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records) is expected. ...

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KAMPFAR Forced To Cancel WACKEN OPEN AIR Appearance

Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR have issued the following statement: "Due to a sudden family matter for one member of KAMPFAR, we are forced to cancel our show at Wacken Open Air this year. We feel bad towards the Wacken festival, ICS [Wacken festival organizers] and the people who came to see us. But if ...

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EXODUS To Play Taiwan, China In September

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will play in Taiwan and China immediately following their Thrash Domination 2009 tour of Japan in September. The dates are as follows: Sep. 23 - The Wall Livehouse - Taipei City, Taiwan Sep. 25 - MAO Livehouse - Beijing, China EXODUS will perform its classic debut album, "Bonded By ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Releases New Book In Japan

On July 23, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's second hardcover book, "Samurai no Ongakuron", was released in Japan. It is the follow-up to the bestseller "Ii Jyan J-Pop" (English translation: Awesome J-pop). "Samurai no Ongakuron" was published by the largest entertainment media publisher in Japan, Nikkei Entertainment, which has been running a monthly full page ...

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