May 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

RHAPSODY OF FIRE Drummer's Clinic Footage Available

RHAPSODY OF FIRE drummer Alex Holzwarth held a drum clinic a the Drumlab studio in Stuttgart, Germany on April 24, 2009. Watch video footage of his appearance below. The Holzwarth brothers — Alex and BLIND GUARDIAN/POWER QUEST bassist Oliver Holzwarth —held bass and drum masterclasses in Germany and Austria earlier this month. Alex and Oliver ...

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FINNTROLL Hard At Work On New Material

Finnish folk metal band FINNTROLL is currently working on material for the follow-up to 2007's "Ur Jordens Djup". Keyboardist Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali states, "It seems we are going to have nine songs on the album, and it will last about 39 minutes. But notice the punctuation on the word 'seems.' Everything can change, as this ...

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SUICIDAL ANGELS To Film New Video

Greek old-school thrashers SUICIDAL ANGELS will film a video on June 21 at the Arxitektoniki venue in Gazi. The band says, "It's going to be a live shoot, which means that we need you people to fill the place and make it look alive. We also want you to do what you've done so well ...

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SINNER Reissues Detailed

Metal Mind Productions has set a July 6 European release date (August 11 in North America via MVD) for the reissues of three albums from German metallers SINNER"Judgement Day" (1997), "The Nature of Evil" (1998) and "There Will Be Execution" (2003). The reisues will be digitally remastered using 24-bit technology and released on ...

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German Metal Label SPV Declared Insolvent

Wolfgang Spahr of Billboard.biz reports: SPV Schallplatten Produktion und Vertrieb GmbH in Hanover has declared itself insolvent. The managing partner, Manfred Schütz, decided to submit an application to commence insolvency proceedings on May 25 — roughly equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response to this, on May 27, the District Court of ...

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