June 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

Drummer PAT MAGRATH Returns To PROTOTYPE

Seven years after parting ways with PROTOTYPE in 2002, Pat Magrath (ex-KILLING KULTURE, ex-STEEL PROPHET) returns to the drum throne for the Los Angeles-based progressive thrash band. Guitarist Kragen Lum commented, "We are stoked to have Pat playing with us again! His performance on our 'Trinity' album was repeatedly praised by both fans and reviewers, ...

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HACKNEYED Completes Work On New Album

German death metal lunatics HACKNEYED have completed work on their new album, "Burn After Reaping", at Weltraumstudios in Munich with producer Corni Bartels (DIE ÄRZTE, KILLERPILZE, END OF GREEN, MEGAHERZ etc.). An August 14 release via Nuclear Blast Records is expected. Commented drummer Tim Cox: "After long and hard work, we just finished the studio ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Checks In From The Road

Guitarist Alex Skolnick of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT — who launched a North American headlining tour in early May with support from UNEARTH and LAZARUS A.D. — has issued the following update: "We're in the homestretch of the tour and it's hard to believe it's almost over. This one really whizzed by, as ...

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CHICKENFOOT: North American Tour Dates Announced

CHICKENFOOT — the new rock supergroup comprised of drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), bassist Michael Anthony (ex-VAN HALEN), guitarist Joe Satriani and vocalist Sammy Hagar (ex-VAN HALEN) — will kick off its first major North American tour on August 2 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. This upcoming trek will visit larger venues than ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Perform At STOCKHOLM'S CULTURE FESTIVAL

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon will perform at a special concert in Stockholm, Sweden in August as part of the Stockholms Kulturfestival (Stockholm's Culture Festival). Anette says, "[The show will be held] on August 13 and the evening is in the theme of Sweden-Finland and it's called Suomi Safari. There will be a big symphonic orchestra, ...

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