June 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

MESHUGGAH Forced To Pull Out Of Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have been forced to cancel their appearance at this year's edition of the Sauna Open Air festival, set to take place June 5-7 at Eteläpuisto in Tampere, Finland. Commented the band: "As many of you probably know, Tomas [Haake, drums] underwent back surgery a while ago and the surgery itself ...

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GWAR's ODERUS URUNGUS To Wrestle IWA's TRACY SMOTHERS

On Wednesday, June 24, the Earth will tremble with the colossal forces to be unleashed when Oderus Urungus, lead singer of the galaxies most dangerous band, GWAR, meets Tracy Smothers, known large and hairy person, in a no-holds-barred wrestling match of titanic proportion! Quoteth Oderus, "I have no idea how I got roped into this ...

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KREATOR: Russian Mini-Tour Announced

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR will embark on a four-show tour of Russia in September. The dates are as follows: Sep. 11 - Moscow, Russia - 1Rock Club Sep. 12 - SPB, Russia - GLAV Club Sep. 13 - Krasnodar, Russia - People Club Sep. 14 - Rostov, Russia - Podzemka Club KREATOR will take ...

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STEEL PANTHER: New Single Available For Streaming

"Community Property", the new single from STEEL PANTHER, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band's debut album, "Feel The Steel", which is scheduled for release on June 9 via Universal/Republic. This mythical musical masterpiece has been 20 years in the making with the band retuning in 2009 to reclaim their rightful place ...

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SUICIDE CITY Signs With THE END RECORDS

SUICIDE CITY, the band featuring BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo, has inked a deal with The End Records. The group's full-length debut, entitled "Frenzy", is scheduled for release on August 4. SUICIDE CITY formed in 2004 when five talented and experienced artists, sharing the same passion in music, crossed paths. ...

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AMORPHIS' 'Skyforger' Tops Finnish Chart

"Skyforger", the new album from Finnish metallers AMORPHIS, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. Released on May 29 via Nuclear Blast Records (May 27 in Finland), the follow-up to the "Eclipse" and "Silent Waters" LPs, both of which were certified gold in the band's native ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Interviewed In Venezuela; Video Available

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen was interviewed by Venezuela's Kultura Rock on May 19, 2009. Watch the chat below. Tarja Turunen has set "What Lies Beneath" as the working title of her new solo CD, tentatively due before the end of the year. She says, "With [2007's] 'My Winter Storm', I chose the name of ...

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