May 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

GEOFF TATE Schedules Bottle Signings

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has scheduled two meet-and-greets and bottle signings in Scottsdale and San Diego to promote his line of Insania wines. The details are as follows: May 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sportsman’s Fine Wine & Spirits 10893 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ Phone: 480-948-0520 Bottles of 2009 Insania white and ...

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LORDI Completes Work On New Album

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI have finished mixing their new album at WireWorld studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Michael Wagener, who has previously worked with SKID ROW, ACCEPT, ALICE COOPER and KING'S X, among many others. A late 2010 release is expected. A short video clip from the studio can be viewed below. Regarding ...

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TRISTANIA: New Album Teaser Available

A two-minute video teaser for the forthcoming album from Norwegian gothic metallers TRISTANIA — featuring audio samples of the tracks "Year of the Rat" and "The Passing" — can be viewed below. TRISTANIA recently signed a new deal with Austria's Napalm Records. The band's as-yet-untitled new CD is scheduled for a summer release. Other songtitles ...

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RUSH's 'Snakes & Arrows Live' Certified Double-Platinum

RUSH's "Snakes & Arrows Live" concert movie was certified double-platinum on April 20 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of 200,000 copies in the United States. Only two of RUSH's studio albums — "Vapor Trails" (2002) and "Snakes & Arrows" (2007) — have failed to reach gold status (for ...

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DOWN's PEPPER KEENAN Co-Produces ANDERS OSBORNE Album

Pepper Keenan of DOWN and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY fame has co-produced "American Patchwork", the debut album from guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Anders Osborne. Available now on Alligator Records, the CD — which features additional production by Osborne and friend Stanton Moore (GALACTIC) — is described in a press release as a moving collection of soul-baring roots rock, blues ...

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MIKE PORTNOY To Tour With AVENGED SEVENFOLD Throughout 2010

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has confirmed that he will sit behind the kit for AVENGED SEVENFOLD for all of the band's upcoming tour dates through the end of 2010. Commented Portnoy in a statement: "After having had such an amazing experience recording my drum tracks for the new AVENGED SEVENFOLD album, we all knew ...

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Sister: BRET MICHAELS 'Not Faking' Illness

Jam! Showbiz reports: Bret Michaels' sister has slammed online gossips for spreading rumors the star is faking his illness — insisting she doesn't want her sick brother to "see something like that" while he recovers from a brain hemorrhage. The POISON singer collapsed last week and remains in a critical condition. Michaels' publicists ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Begins Recording New Album

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a late 2010 release. Commented the band: "Yes, everything's on its way, we're right in the middle of recordings the successor to 'Ballad Of A Hangman' and a lot has happened since the release of the that album. Nothing ...

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