October 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

GRAVEYARD Bassist To Sit Out Tour Due To 'Addiction' Problems

Gothenburg, Sweden-based psychedelic doom rockers GRAVEYARD have released the following statement: "Sometimes in life you have to make decisions that are neither simple or easy to make. GRAVEYARD have — after a time filled with difficulties and a search for solutions — been forced to make such a decision. "Due to personal problems with addiction, ...

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Former VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singer Launches PLAGUE OF STARS

Minneapolis, Minniesota-based singer Melissa Ferlaak (AESMA DAEVA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, ECHOTERRA) has joined forces with guitarist Will Maravelas (WE ARE LEGION) in a brand new death/doom metal project called PLAGUE OF STARS. The two discussed the initial formula then brought in two additional scientists, bassist Christopher Quinn (AESMA DAEVA, A WHISPER IN THE NOISE, DODD) ...

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AS I LAY DYING: First European Tour Webisode

San Diego, California metallers AS I LAY DYING have posted the first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the band's current European tour with TRIVIUM. Check it out below. AS I LAY DYING's sixth album, "Awakened", sold around 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land ...

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THE 69 EYES' Official Red Wine Launched

Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES have released their own signature red wine. Official wine description: "Love is red. Just like the lips of Juliet. Not far from that balcony of hers comes this Veronese wine. The Helsinki Vampires have always been known for their love of wine, women and song. THE 69 EYES' wine ...

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SODOM Begins Recording New Album

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have entered the studio with producer Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., ENEMY OF THE SUN) to begin recording their new album for an early 2013 release. The band's bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such states, "Makka [drummer Markus Freiwald] finished all the drum tracks [last] Wednesday. And believe us, he did a great ...

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WHITE WIZZARD: New Album Title Revealed

Los Angeles-based traditional metallers WHITE WIZZARD have set "The Devil's Cut" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in the spring of 2013. The band says, "It [will contain] eight songs to tear your heads off. [Bassist, songwriter and founding member] Jon [Leon] is perfecting lyrics and vocal melodies now after having written ...

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QUEEN Guitarist, KERRY ELLIS To Release 'Born Free' Single

Coinciding with the start of their forthcoming U.K. concert tour, QUEEN guitarist Brian May and acclaimed singing star Kerry Ellis will release a new single, their version of "Born Free", the Oscar-winning song written for the 1966 film. The single is being released to support the work of the Born Free Foundation, the global organization ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES: New Album Track Listing, Release Date Revealed

Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES will release their new album, "Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones", on January 8 via Lava/Universal Republic. The CD was produced by by John Feldmann (PAPA ROACH, THE USED, ATREYU) and is a full-fledged concept effort, though the band's lead singer, Andy Biersack, has not ...

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