May 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

SKELETONWITCH Taps Producer JACK ENDINO For New Album

Midwestern metal warriors SKELETONWITCH, who are currently on tour with AMON AMARTH, will begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album on June 14 with producer Jack Endino (NIRVANA, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST). The CD will be tracked in Seattle at both Studio Litho (owned by PEARL JAM guitarist Stone Gossard) and Endino's own Soundhouse Recording. ...

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SHINING: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

Swedish black metallers SHINING are streaming two new songs — "Vilseledda Barnasjälars Hemvist" and "Plågoande O'Helga Plågoande" — on their MySpace page. The tracks are taken from the band's sixth studio album, "VI / Klagopsalmer", tentatively due before the end of the year via Indie Recordings. The CD was recorded at The Slaughterhouse ...

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ANVIL's Lessons In Heavy Metal

Video footage of guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner of Canadian heavy metal legends ANVIL giving a hilarious heavy metal lesson for those aspiring to metal infamy can be viewed below (clip courtesy of IFC.com). In other news, RollingStone.com's Austin Scaggs recently hung out with Kudlow and Reiner, who founded the band in ...

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AS I LAY DYING: 'I Never Wanted' Video Released

"I Never Wanted", the new video from the Grammy-nominated San Diego metal act AS I LAY DYING, can be viewed below. (Note: Video stream may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.) Commented guitarist Phil Sgrosso: "We've talked about doing a video for 'I Never Wanted' for quite some time now. Most videos that we've ...

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TESTAMENT Announces Setlist Contest

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to choose what songs they would like to hear during the band's upcoming North American headlining tour. The poll is being conducted on the group's official MySpace page. There are three setlists fans can vote on: * Set A: "The ...

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HEAVEN & HELL: First U.S. Date Leaked?

The first date of HEAVEN & HELL's upcoming U.S. tour appears to have been leaked. According to a newsletter that was sent out by the PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, Ohio, the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) is scheduled to perform at ...

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UNCOOPERATIVE DEATH: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada's UNCOOPERATIVE DEATH has unveiled the cover art (see below) and track listing for the band's self-titled debut album which is due out later this month on CTLO Records. According to a press release, "Uncooperative Death" is "filled with fast-paced and dynamic heavy metal and features 11 tracks, including nine originals and ...

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