June 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

SOCIETY 1 Guitarist Quits

Guitarist Mike Greenfield (DETERIOROT, HEMLOCK) has announced his departure from SOCIETY 1 — less than three months after he officially joined the group. He says in a statement, "I would like to wish Matt Zane and SOCIETY 1 much success in their future endeavors. Due to professional differences, it was my decision to resign from ...

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AUTUMN Postpones German Tour

Dutch female-fronted metallers AUTUMN have issued the following update: "Due to production-related reasons, we have decided to postpone our German shows until after the summer. This way we will be able to give the audience an AUTUMN show it deserves. Obviously this is unfortunate, since we all invested time and means in preparing for this ...

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Italy's SOTHIS Becomes SAWTHIS

Italian thrash-death metallers SOTHIS have officially changed their name to SAWTHIS. The band says, "After 12 years, we have been forced to change moniker because of a homonymy with an American black metal band that has obtained the exclusive rights, although started using the moniker later. It has been hard to accept, but we could ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Launches New Solo Project

Vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of Sweden-based metallers SOILWORK has issued the following update: "Songwriting mania has just begun for both SOILWORK and another act I would like to introduce you to. I have just launched my solo project that so far remains nameless. I have somewhat of a clear picture in my head of how ...

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MACHINE CALLED MAN Announces New Singer

MACHINE CALLED MAN, the San Francisco-based band which features in its ranks former members of IMAGIKA and JUNGLE ROT, has recruited Mark Schlageter (ex-REACTION 31) as the group's new lead singer. The band parted ways with previous vocalist Norman Skinner in February 2009 due to musical differences. MACHINE CALLED MAN is completing the writing process ...

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SERENITY To Support THRESHOLD In Europe

Austrian symphonic melodic metal act SERENITY will support U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD on their upcoming European tour. Commented THRESHOLD's Richard West: "SERENITY did a great job opening for us a couple of years ago and were popular with our fans. We're very pleased to have them back on the road with us." THRESHOLD / SERENITY ...

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