July 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

PRESTO BALLET Pulls Out Of U.K. Dates

PRESTO BALLET, the project led by ex-METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, has pulled out of its previously announced U.K. dates as the support act for John Jowitt's ARK. PRESTO BALLET says in a statement, "We have experienced some unexpected delays in recording our new album, and we feel that is where we need to focus ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Takes Part In Online Chat: Video Available

Orange County, California's AVENGED SEVENFOLD took part in an online chat with fans yesterday (Thursday, July 29) via Ustream. You can now watch the entire question-and-answer session below. "Nightmare", the fifth album from AVENGED SEVENFOLD, is likely to sell between 160,000 and 175,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to ...

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WATAIN: Mexican Dates Cancelled

Swedish black metallers WATAIN have issued the following update: "Due to reasons entirely out of the bands control, the promotor has decided to cancel the three shows in Mexico, meant to take place this weekend. "We want to underline that this decision has nothing to do with WATAIN whatsoever. We were very much looking forward ...

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KREATOR, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, FINNTROLL Confirmed For Germany's CHRISTMAS METAL FESTIVAL

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will headline this year's edition of the Christmas Metal Festival, set to take place December 4, 2010 in Lichtenfels, Bavaria, Germany. The billing is shaping up as follows: KREATOR DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER HEAVEN SHALL BURN FINNTROLL EXODUS SAMAEL DEATH ANGEL EMIL BULLS SUICIDAL ANGELS UNDERTOW ROTTING CHRIST METSATÖLL NOTHNEGAL For more ...

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STUCK MOJO To Tour Europe In The Fall

Atlanta rap/metal pioneers STUCK MOJO will embark on the "Here Comes The Monster" European headlining tour in October/November. So far the following dates have been announced: Oct. 29 - Schuur - Luzern, Switzerland Oct. 30 - Rockstüble - Pforzheim, Germany Oct. 31 - Viper Room - Vienna, Austria Nov. 01 - Posthof - Linz, Austria ...

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OBSCURA/PESTILENCE Bassist To Emigrate To Italy

Dutch bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (OBSCURA, PESTILENCE), known for his signature six-string fretless playing in progressive death metal, will emigrate from Holland to Italy (Rossiglione) due to "significant changes" in his private life. Thesseling, who currently resides in Amsterdam, emphasizes that his move will not affect his work with either OBSCURA or PESTILENCE and he's ...

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BRUCE LAMONT Solo Album To Be Released In The Fall

At A Loss Recordings will release the upcoming solo full-length from forward-thinking metal purveyor Bruce Lamont. The record is planned for a mid-fall release, with more details on the actual album to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Most widely recognized for his saxophone and vocal work fronting Chicago mindwarp metallers YAKUZA, Bruce Lamont has ...

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ACCEPT Signs Japanese Deal With UNIVERSAL

Reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT have inked a Japanese deal with Universal. The band's new album, "Blood Of The Nations", will be released in Japan on September 4. According to a press release, the interest in the new CD by the Japanese media is "at an all-time high," and the first press representatives are on ...

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