August 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

VELVET REVOLVER In Negotiations With 'Big-Name' Vocalist

VELVET REVOLVER has been looking for a new frontman since dismissing Scott Weiland back in April. Rumored candidates have included ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, former MTV VJ Steve Isaacs (THE PANIC CHANNEL) and ex-SPACEHOG vocalist Royston Langdon, who has apparently had several successful rehearsal sessions with the band. Speaking to the Artisan ...

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METALLICA: 'Death Magnetic' Release Date Announced

METALLICA has officially set Friday, September 12 as the "worldwide" release date for its new album, "Death Magnetic". Assuming that the band has yet to announce separate release dates for the different parts of the world (since physical CDs are virtually never released on the same day "worldwide"), the September 12 date in Germany, Austria ...

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LOKURAH Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

French metal/hardcore act LOKURAH has issued the following update: "Due to a lack of availability, LOKURAH decided to part of Jiu [former NO RETURN bassist Olivier 'Jiu' Scemana], our bassist since January 2007. We thank him for everything he has brought to the band and wish him good luck for all his musical projects. LOKURAH ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL: New Album Recordings Delayed

Floridian black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have issued the following update: "We were originally asked and prepared to do the HORNA tour that many have been emailing about. There have been numerous bulletins and news sources on the Internet stating we are on the tour. However, this is not the case. "We had to reschedule ...

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ENSIFERUM Live At WACKEN 2008: Video Available

Professionally filmed video footage of the Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal act ENSIFERUM performing the song "Iron" live at this year's Wacken Open Air festival — which is being held July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany — can be viewed below. ENSIFERUM's latest album, "Victory Songs", was released in the UK on ...

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Former SOILWORK Guitarist Offering Private Lessons

Former SOILWORK guitarist-turned-producer Peter Wichers is offering private guitar lessons in the Nashville, Tennessee area. Interested parties can contact Peter via his MySpace page. In an August 2007 interview with Bulgaria's Tangra Mega Rock, Wichers stated about his decision to move to Nashville, "[My wife and I] tried a lot of cities. We ...

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