May 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

IRON MAIDEN Vs. 'Iron And The Maiden'

According to TMZ.com, British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have filed a lawsuit against a company which named its comic book "Iron and the Maiden". MAIDEN is suing Iron and the Maiden, LLC — because, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, the "confusingly similar" name was a ploy used to ...

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CELESTIAL BLOODSHED Frontman Shot To Death

Steingrim Torson, the 25-year-old vocalist of the Norwegian black metal band CELESTIAL BLOODSHED, died late Thursday night (April 30-May 1) of a shotgun wound to the stomach. A 20-year-old male, who has been described by the Norwegian media as Torson's "best friend," has been indicted for murder but reportedly maintains that the shooting was an ...

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DEFIANCE Completes Recording New Album

Reunited Oakland, California thrashers DEFIANCE have issued the following update: "As of yesterday, DEFIANCE has finished tracking the new album for Candlelight Records! Candlelight is looking at a September release date for first album from DEFIANCE since 1992's 'Beyond Recognition', released by Roadrunner Records. "We finished up at Trident Studios on Sunday with Jim [Adams; ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Issues Post-KEEP IT TRUE Festival Update

California metallers LIZZY BORDEN have issued the following update: "It was a great honor to be a part of this year's Keep It True festival in Germany. We headlined the first night of the festival and set it off with a bang in one of the longest shows we have ever played. We performed songs ...

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2009 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Details Unveiled

Celebrating what would have been the 58th birthday of punk icon Joey Ramone, the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash will take place Tuesday, May 19 at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. Mickey Leigh, event organizer and brother of Joey Ramone, has announced that, as part of the ninth annual Bash, fans will be ...

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PRIMAL FEAR, POWERMAN 5000 Confirmed For ROCK GONE WILD

Rock Gone Wild, America's newest and most diverse rock festival, has added two metal bands to its lineup. German power metal specialists PRIMAL FEAR and POWERMAN 5000, a group which features Rob Zombie's brother Spider One in its lineup, will make neck braces and earplugs mandatory during Saturday's show. PRIMAL FEAR will be playing one ...

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RIGOR MORTIS Guitarist's Surgery A 'Success'

Guitarist Mike Scaccia of Texan thrashers RIGOR MORTIS underwent emergency neck surgery this morning (Monday, May 4) at 6:00 a.m. The band writes on its MySpace page, "[Mike] just sent a text message that said he just woke up and that they had to slit his throat open to perform the surgery. He said he ...

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TRENT REZNOR Is Engaged

NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor is engaged to fellow musician Mariqueen Maandig, of the band WEST INDIAN GIRL. The news was announced via a posting on Maandig's band's web site, which stated, "In case you haven't heard the news, Mariqueen got engaged. Everyone in the WEST INDIAN GIRL camp is super excited and happy ...

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