June 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

TED NUGENT Receives 'Defender Of Freedom Award' At NRA National Convention

Multi-platinum guitar icon, author, outspoken activist, outdoorsman and TV personality Ted Nugent was honored with the "2009 General Edward J. Bronars Defender Of Freedom Award," presented by Taurus International during the 138th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Phoenix, Arizona May 16. Ted — recognized as America's number one proponent of the Second Amendment — ...

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WINDS OF PLAGUE Completes Work On 'The Great Stone War'

Los Angeles-based metallers WINDS OF PLAGUE will release their new album, "The Great Stone War", on August 11 via Century Media Records. The sextet kicks off a massive worldwide touring campaign for "The Great Stone War" this week by taking part in the star-studded Summer Slaughter touring package, also featuring SUFFOCATION, NECROPHAGIST and DYING FETUS, ...

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EXODUS Drummer Talks About The Resurgence Of Thrash

Away-Team recently conducted an interview with drummer Tom Hunting of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS. A couple of excerpts from the chat folow below. Away-Team: When "The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A" was released; I think it was Gary [Holt, guitar] that said in an interview, that this year would be "The Atrocity ...

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THE GATHERING Confirmed For Portugal's VAGOS OPEN AIR

Dutch rock outfit THE GATHERING will headline the first night of the Vagos Open Air 09 festival, set to take place August 7-8, 2009 in Vagos, Aveiro, Portugal. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, August 7: THE GATHERING KATATONIA EPICA KATHAARSYS PROCESS OF GUILT F.E.V.E.R. Saturday, August 8: AMON AMARTH DARK TRANQUILLITY ...

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MAYHEM-Headlined 'Blackenedfest' Concert In Boise Cancelled

The Blackenedfest concert in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, June 6 has been cancelled, according to co-sponsor MetalSucks. No reason was given for the cancellation. Blackenedfest features MAYHEM, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION and WITHERED. MAYHEM recently announced the addition of French guitarist Silmaeth (ex-VORKREIST) to the group's touring lineup. He said in a statement, "It's a ...

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