May 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

DINO CAZARES On New DIVINE HERESY Album: 'I'm Once Again Setting The Highest Standards'

The creative force behind the genre-defying, legendary metal titans FEAR FACTORY, guitarist Dino Cazares, has returned with a mind-blowing, scathing new offering that shatters the boundaries of conventionality with unrelenting intensity, precision and speed. This new offering from Cazares' extreme metal juggernaut DIVINE HERESY also features one of the genre's most acclaimed drummers, Tim Yeung ...

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STRATOVARIUS' 'Polaris' Lands On Finnish, German Charts

"Polaris", the new album from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 2 and has moved down to No. 4 in the CD's second week of release. The album also debuted on the German Media Control chart at No. 55. "Polaris" was released in the U.S. ...

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STRYDEGOR Guitarist Killed In Car Crash

Slava Giebel (pictured below), the 20-year-old guitarist for the German Viking metal band STRYDEGOR, was killed in a car accident the night of May 23. The surviving members of the group write in a statement, "It is not easy to us to put our feelings into words. The most important thing is that we Slava ...

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SKINDRED: New Audio Interview Available

An interview with Welsh ragga-metallers SKINDRED conducted at the inaugural installment of the Hammerfest festival (which was held April 24-25 at at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, Wales, United Kingdom) aired on this past Tuesday's (May 26) edition of Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom's "Metalheadz" show. The chat is now available for streaming at this location. ...

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INFERNAEON: New Album To Feature Guest Appearance By GWAR Frontman

Florida's INFERNAEON has announced the addition of Italian female guitarist Stephania Ponzilacqua. She joins the band as the replacement for Scott Tomacelli from Chicago's ART OF THE FLESH. Commented vocalist Brian Werner: "We absolutely have nothing but excellent things to say about Scott; he's been amazing to be on the road with and extremely talented ...

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WOLF Interviewed At U.K.'s HAMMERFEST; Video Available

Angel Of Metal conducted an interview with Swedish heavy metallers WOLF at the inaugural installment of the Hammerfest festival, which was held April 24-25 at at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, Wales, United Kingdom. Watch the 19-minute chat below. WOLF will embark on a U.K. headlining tour in October. Support on the trek will come from the ...

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NEAERA To Film 'Prey To Anguish' Video

German extreme metal outfit NEAERA will film a video for the song "Prey to Anguish" on Friday, May 29 at the band's CD-release show at Sputnikhalle in Münster, Germany. The group will also take part in a signing session, a lottery where you can win NEAERA's backdrop as well as merchandise. "Omnicide - Creation Unleashed", ...

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ROB HALFORD Launches METAL GOD RECORDS

Metal God Entertainment and Rob Halford have announced the launch of Metal God Records — a new music label providing global physical and digital distribution services for the world's rock and metal performers. "It's been a long desire of mine to be a co-owner and participate in the operation of a label focused on supporting ...

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