April 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

Former MANOWAR Drummer SCOTT COLUMBUS Dead At 54

According to a posting on former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman's Facebook page, ex-MANOWAR drummer Scott Columbus died earlier today (Monday, April 4) at the age of 54. This information was corroborated by Scott's girlfriend of almost four years, Nancy, who wrote on the drummer's Facebook page, "For all you to know, ...

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PERIPHERY Interviewed On 'Rusty Cooley's Guitar Asylum TV'

The latest episode of "Rusty Cooley's Guitar Asylum TV" is now available online. This week's guest is the Maryland-based experimental, progressive metal six-piece PERIPHERY. In segment one, PERIPHERY discusses the concept of being a three-guitarist band, something that is totally out of the box in the metal world. Segment two contains another exciting master guitar ...

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TOMAS LINDBERG To Guest On New NIGHTRAGE Album

Video footage of original NIGHTRAGE frontman Tomas Lindberg (also known for his work with AT THE GATES, THE CROWN and LOCK UP) laying down guest vocals on the band's as-yet-untitled new album in early March at Studio Fredman in Västra Frölunda, Sweden can be viewed below. Lindberg appeared on the band's first two albums — ...

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BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE: New Video Interview With SETH HECOX

ATLmetal.com conducted an interview with guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Seth Hecox of Atlanta, Georgia-based metallers BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE at the band's CD-release show on March 28, 2011 in Cleveland, Georgia. You can now watch the chat below. BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE's fourth album, "Celestial Completion", was released on March 29 via Solid State Records. The CD was ...

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X JAPAN Mainman's YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA: Call To Action

A six-minute video spotlighting some of the charitable efforts of the Yoshiki Foundation America, the California non-profit, public benefit corporation founded in 2010 by Japanese musician Yoshiki of the multi-million-selling rock band X JAPAN, can be viewed below. Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson told LA Weekly at the opening party for Vivienne Westwood's Melrose Avenue ...

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ICON IN ME: Free 'Download Package' To Be Made Available On Wednesday

ICON IN ME — the Russian/Swedish/Danish modern metal band featuring HOSTILE BREED guitarist Dmitry Frans, Danish drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen (SUBMISSION, THE ARCANE ORDER, SCARVE, INSTANT CARNAGE, STRANGLER, SCARVE, SOILWORK) and Swedish vocalist Tony Jelencovich (M.A.N, ex-MNEMIC, TRANSPORT LEAGUE) — will release a free music download from its upcoming sophomore album, "Head Break Solution". The ...

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