August 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Turning 45 On Sunday

The Pulse of Radio reports: METALLICA frontman James Hetfield turns 45 on Sunday (August 3). One of the most influential figures in hard rock and heavy metal of the past 25 years, Hetfield was born in Los Angeles, California to parents who were devout Christian Scientists. A strict religious upbringing, which included seeing his mother ...

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SLIPKNOT To Tour Japan With MACHINE HEAD

SLIPKNOT will undertake a tour of Japan in October. Support at all shows will come from MACHINE HEAD. The dates are as follows: Oct. 08 - Zepp - Nagoya, Japan Oct. 14 - Zepp - Osaka, Japan Oct. 15 - Zepp - Osaka, Japan Oct. 16 - Zepp - Sendai, Japan Oct. 18 - Super ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Completes Debut Album

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has completed work on its full-length debut titled "In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns". Produced by James Murphy and featuring contributions from Trym Torson (EMPEROR, ZYKLON), the album will be released on October 28 via Candlelight Records. Commented vocalist Sorceron: "We couldn't be happier with the results. The addition of Trym's legendary ...

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AGRYPNIE Seeking Keyboardist

AGRYPNIE, the band formed by NOCTE OBDUCTA singer Torsten Hirsch, is seeking a keyboard player to complete its touring lineup. AGRYPNIE will release its second album, entitled "Exit", on August 8 via Supreme Chaos Records. According to a press release, fans can "expect a fascinating black metal-oriented album. This time the drum computer will be ...

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TED NUGENT To Appear On THE TRAVEL CHANNEL's 'No Reservations'

Expect plenty of outrageous moments when Anthony Bourdain visits legendary rocker and outdoorsman Ted Nugent at his Texas ranch. Tune in to watch Nugent's segment on the "U.S. Southwest" episode of Bourdain's irreverent TV series "No Reservations" Monday, August 4 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern on The Travel Channel. Writing on his blog, Bourdain says: "It ...

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VIRGIN BLACK To Support OPETH In Australia

VIRGIN BLACK, Adelaide, Australia's dark prodigal son, will support Swedish metallers OPETH on their tour Down Under in early September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 02 - Metro City - Perth, Australia Sep. 04 - Thebarton Theatre - Adelaide, Australia Sep. 05 - Palace Theatre - Melbourne, Australia Sep. 06 - The Big Top ...

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MY RUIN Has A New Drummer

Los Angeles rockers MY RUIN have parted ways with drummer Marcelo Palomino and have replaced him with J.D. Flores (HEAVENLY TRIP TO HELL). Palomino, a former bandmate of MY RUIN singer Tairrie B. in MANHOLE and TURA SATANA, joined the band prior to its last UK tour. In a recent interview with Norway's Rimfrost magazine, ...

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