April 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

STRYPER: 'Second Coming' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Second Coming", a collection of re-recorded versions of classic songs from Christian rockers STRYPER, sold around 4,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 117 on The Billboard 200 chart. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, the CD contains a total of 16 cuts — two from ...

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ARTIZAN: 'Ancestral Energy' Trailer Available

Melodic progressive power metal act ARTIZAN will release its new album, "Ancestral Energy", on May 10 via Pure Steel Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, SIGH, ATHEIST and AGHORA. A trailer for the album can be seen below. Commented ARTIZAN founder/drummer Ty ...

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PRETTY MAIDS: 'Motherland' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"Motherland", the new album from veteran Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Denmark: #3 Switzerland: #29 Germany: #71 "Motherland" was released on March 22 in Europe and March 26 in North America via Frontiers Records. After their successful and highly acclaimed 2010 album "Pandemonium", PRETTY MAIDS celebrated their 30th ...

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EXODUS Drummer Misses Record Sales

Tom Murphy of the Denver Westword recently conducted an interview with drummer Tom Hunting of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Denver Westword: [Late EXODUS singer] Paul Baloff is one of the great characters of heavy metal and rock music, generally. What ...

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ACCEPT: Santiago Concert To Be Filmed For Forthcoming DVD

The April 12 concert by reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT at Teatro Caupolicán in Santiago, Chile will be professionally filmed for the band's forthcoming DVD. The group states: "This is gonna be awesome. We can't wait for this one." Speaking to Sweden's Metalshrine last November, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann stated about the band's plans to ...

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