August 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

PUNGENT STENCH Resurrected As THE CHURCH OF PUNGENT STENCH

After a six-year break, PUNGENT STENCH is back in business. Original composer, vocalist and guitarist El Cochino (Martin Schirenc) has once again beaten the odds by reanimating the filthy kings of odor, and is joined by his henchmen Danny Vacuum (GENOCIDE SS, THE ACCIDENTS) on bass and vocals and Mike G. Mayhem (HOLLENTHON) on drums. ...

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METALLICA: Official Video Recap Of First Shanghai Concert

METALLICA played for the first time ever in China earlier this month, doing two sold-out shows at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on August 13 and August 14. The first night sold out in record time and faster than any other Western act that has played the country before. Official video recap of the first ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Launches BEAR RIVER

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has joined forces with guitarist Frederic Riverin (I, LEGION) in a new project called BEAR RIVER. THREAT SIGNAL's Jon Howard producing and providing additional vocals on BEAR RIVER's initial recordings. The new group is currently tracking demos and has added an as-yet-undisclosed guest keyboardist to the lineup. ...

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GOROD Parts Ways With Drummer

French progressive technical death metallers GOROD have parted ways with drummer Samuel Santiago. The band states: "The reasons for this split up only concern Samuel and GOROD. No others statements will be made about this. "The few gigs booked for the end of the year are confirmed and will be done with a temporary drummer. ...

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SARKE: New Song Available For Streaming

SARKE's third album, "Aruagint", will be released on September 20 via Indie Recordings. The CD was once again recorded at H-10 Productions studios in Oslo with producer Lars Erik Westby. Says they band: "Our music is inspired by the great '70s rock bands, '80s speed metal bands and '90s black metal bands. Put this together ...

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MARUTA Signs With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of tech-savvy grind specialists MARUTA. Founded in the swamplands of South Florida in 2005, MARUTA has been blurring the lines between grindcore and technical death metal ever since. The band has released two full-lengths through Willowtip Records, 2008's "In Narcosis" and 2011's "Forward Into Regression", to very positive reviews. ...

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