August 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

HURTLOCKER Rejoined By Singer; New Bassist Announced

Chicago's HURTLOCKER has been rejoined by vocalist Grant Belcher. In addition, the band has recruited a new bassist in the shape of Pat Neary (formerly of THE WAKING). The group says, "We have started to write some new songs which we will be demoing out for Napalm [Records] in the very near future." HURTLOCKER's second ...

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THE HAUNTED: Australian Tour Announced

Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED will embark on a headlining tour of Australia in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 08 - Brisbane, AUS @ The Arena Nov. 09 - Sydney, AUS @ Manning Bar Nov. 11 - Melbourne, AUS @ The Hifi Nov. 13 - Perth, AUS @ The Capitol An e-card for "Versus", ...

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KISS: 'Hotter Than Hell' Ketchup Coming Soon

The Kiss Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina will be selling the KISS Hotter Than Hell ketchup (see photo below) at the Kiss Coffeehouse's second-anniversary party, which will be held on Saturday, September 6. Bottles of KISS ketchup will be on sale for $7.95. As previously reported, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer will make a special ...

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SLIPKNOT Tops Australian Album Chart

SLIPKNOT's new album, "All Hope Is Gone", has entered the official Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart at position No. 1. The LP moved 18,769 units in its first week of release, but only 487 of them were digital, according to Undercover News. 18,232 of the sales were from fans that went into ...

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ANATHEMA: New Video Interview Available

Austrian heavy 'zine Stormbringer.at conducted an interview with Danny Cavanagh of the UK atmospheric rock band ANATHEMA prior to the band's August 15, 2008 concert at the Brutal Assault festival in the Czech Republic. Watch the 10-minute chat below. ANATHEMA released its new album, "Hindsight", on August 25 via Kscope. The CD features ...

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KIUAS To Headline 'Revolution Begins' Festival In Maldives

Finnish power metallers KIUAS have been invited to play a special show at Maldives on September 5. The band will headline Revolution Begins, a free metal festival that is being held as part of the Alimas Carnival in the nation's capital Malé. Also scheduled to appear are rising local metal bands SERENITY DIES, STYGIAN SHORES ...

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