June 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

BOSTON's TOMMY DECARLO Interviewed; Audio Available

Tommy DeCarlo, the fan that posted his BOSTON covers on his MySpace page and ended up on stage with the band, recently spoke to Matt Becker of Melodic Rock Concerts. During the interview, Tommy shared some of the remarkable experiences and situations he has encountered since he sang "Smokin'" at the Brad Delp tribute concert. ...

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Former DARKEST HOUR Guitarist Splits With MAGNA CARTA RECORDS

Former DARKEST HOUR and current GOD FORBID touring guitarist Kris Norris has issued the following update: "I have officially split with Magna Carta Records for various reasons. I am currently in the process of writing solo CD #2 and am actively seeking recording vocalists (this being one of the reasons for the split). This record ...

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STEVE VAI, ANDY TIMMONS Pay Tribute To MICHAEL JACKSON

Video footage of Steve Vai and Andy Timmons (DANGER DANGER) performing an instrumental version of the MICHAEL JACKSON's classic song "Beat It" at the Meinl Guitar Festival 2009 this past Saturday, June 27 in Gutenstetten, Germany can be viewed below. Jackson died this past Thursday, June 25 at age 50. He reportedly collapsed at his ...

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EVEMASTER: More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

The fourth in a series of video clips documenting the recording sessions for "III: Newtopia", the new album from Finnish "dark metal" band EVEMASTER — which features in its ranks BATTLELORE's Tomi Mykkänen — can be viewed below. According to Mykkänen, "It is a concept album revolving around a dystopian dream or a fall of ...

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REDEMPTION: 'Snowfall On Judgment Day' Video Teaser Available

REDEMPTION — the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING — will release its fourth CD, "Snowfall on Judgment Day", on September 29 (one day earlier internationally) through Inside Out Music. The album was mixed and mastered by Tommy Newton, who produced ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH, GEOFF TATE Comment On MICHAEL JACKSON's Passing

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach and QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate have commented on the passing of pop music legend Michael Jackson, who died Thursday (June 25) at age 50. Sebastian Bach: "Another angel down... I am very sorry for my friend Jermaine's [Jackson, Michael's brother] loss. I lived with Jermaine for three weeks last ...

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DRAKONUS Signs With PAINKILLER RECORDS

Painkiller Records (a sub-label of Apollon Entertainment UN Limited) has announced the signing of U.S. metallers DRAKONUS for the release of the band's new, self-titled album, tentatively due later this year. Formed in 2008 as a studio project by former H.P.D. guitarist Jonathan Smith, DRAKONUS quickly grew into an active band. The group's current lineup ...

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VADER: Performance Footage Of New Song Available

Video footage of Polish extreme metallers VADER performing a new song, "Rise Of The Undead", on June 25, 2009 at The Baroeg in Rotterdam, Holand can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthemetalflow"). VADER will embark on the 38-date "Decibel Presents: Nuclear Blast's Monsters Of Death Tour" through North America beginning November 4 in Baltimore, Maryland. ...

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