August 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

Is Tampa Still The 'Death Metal Capital' Of America?

The Tampa, Florida death metal scene was part of Rachel Maddow's August 28 segment debunking stories in the day's news on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show". In the five-minute clip below, Maddow separates fact from fiction on conventional wisdom about Tampa's relative stripperiness and its death-metallurgy. (Note: The death metal portion of the segment begins ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: Complete 'Afterglow' Album Details Revealed

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, will release its third album, "Afterglow", on October 30 (one day earlier internationally). Just like its two predecessors, "Afterglow" was overseen by ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Keyboardist Interviewed On MSRcast (Audio)

Keyboardist Aleksi Munter of Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN was interviewed for episode 128 of MSRcast. Munter talks about the metal scene in Finland, the band's upcoming North American tour and the fifth full-length SWALLOW THE SUN album, "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird". You can now listen to the chat using the audio player ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Gets His Own Day In Roseville

Roseville, California has declared September 15, 2012 as Sammy Hagar Day. According to the Roseville Patch, the date marks the opening of the Red Rocker's new restaurant and entertainment venue, Sammy's Rockin' Island Bar & Grill, in Downtown Roseville. Hagar will perform live at the restaurant during an invitation-only event on September 15; ...

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ZONARIA: 'Silent Holocaust' Video Released

"Silent Holocaust", the new video from Swedish death/black metallers ZONARIA, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jakob Arevärn (MOBY, CARNAL FORGE, ADEPT, TRISTANIA, DRACONIA, DEAD BY APRIL) and was filmed 35 kilometers from the band's hometown of Umeå. Commented ZONARIA guitarist Emil Nyström: "We've been looking forward to working with Jakob for ...

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PARAGON: 'Force Of Destruction' Release Dates Announced

German power metallers PARAGON will release their tenth album, "Force Of Destruction", via Napalm Records on the following dates: October 19 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland October 24 - Spain, Finland, Sweden, U.K. October 26 - Benelux October 29 - Rest of Europe November 6 - USA, Canada The CD was produced by Piet Sielck (GAMMA ...

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EYES SET TO KILL: New Video Interview Posted Online

Matt Bishop conducted an interview with the Phoenix-based rock group EYES SET TO KILL backstage on their 2012 "Show Your True Colors" tour. You can now watch the chat below. Having spent the last couple years on the independent grind, EYES SET TO KILL recently inked a deal with Century Media Records. Frontwoman Alexia Rodriguez ...

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ONSLAUGHT: New Video Interview With NIGE ROCKETT

WolfHunters TBFM recently conducted an interview with guitarist Nige Rockett of British thrash metal veterans ONSLAUGHT. You can now watch the chat below. As previously reported, ONSLAUGHT has recorded a new version of its classic song "Metal Forces", to be included as a bonus track on the upcoming re-release of the band's 1986 album, "The ...

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LAVATORY Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS

Pulverised Records has announced the signing of Malaysian death metal deviants LAVATORY. The band is currently working on its full-length debut for a 2013 release. Spawned in 2012, LAVATORY released a five-song EP entitled "Transgression" earlier this summer, showcasing the band's unwavering penchant for raw, Swede-ian death metal as originally conjured by the likes of ...

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