June 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist Launches Record Label

Former EVANESCENCE guitarist/songwriter Ben Moody has taken his love for the music in a new direction; as head of the new, artist-centered label, FNR Records! Since his departure from EVANESCENCE in 2003, Moody has collaborated with some of the hottest stars in the music business; the established and the up-and-comers. His songwriting and producing credits ...

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DARK INTENTIONS: Full-Length Debut Out Now

"Destined To Burn", the debut full-length album by the Dutch hardcore/metalcore foursome DARK INTENTIONS, has just been released. The CD was produced by Stefan Van Neerven (of BORN FROM PAIN fame) and was mastered at Alan Douches' West West Side Music Studio in the USA. "Destined To Burn" track listing: 01. MMXXIX 02. Suffer Severe ...

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STORMWARRIOR: New Video Interview Available

Allfestival.se conducted an interview with bassist Jens Arnsted (a.k.a. Yenz Leonhardt) of the German metal band STORMWARRIOR at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, which took place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Watch the four-minute clip below. Locomotive Records released the third studio album from STORMWARRIOR, entitled "Heading Northe", in North America in April. The CD, ...

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MONSTROSITY: Footage From MARYLAND DEATHFEST Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of long-running Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY performing the song "Sacred Oblivion" at the Maryland Deathfest on May 24, 2008 can be viewed below (clip uploaded by YouTube user "sassmonkey666"). MONSTROSITY will embark on a short run of dates this July. The Apocalyptic Devastation 2008 dates will be based around the band's appearance ...

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SLAYER: Footage From Finland's TUSKA Festival Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's June 29, 2008 performance at the Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland can be viewed below. In a recent interview with writer Joel McIver (Total Guitar, Metal Hammer), SLAYER guitarist Kerry King stated about the group's plans to record a new studio album, "We're supposed to have one ready at the ...

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SPEED X Joined By Former DOUBLEDRIVE Bassist

SPEED X — the new band featuring BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Nick Catanese, QUEENSRŸCHE axeman Mike Stone and DOUBLEDRIVE drummer Mike Froedge — has announced the addition of former DOUBLEDRIVE bassist Joshua Sattler to the group's ranks. According to the band, "[Josh] and Mike have been playing together for years and together they form an ...

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NAPALM DEATH Confirmed For UK's DAMNATION FESTIVAL

UK grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are the latest addition to the Damnation Festival 2008 lineup. They will join a blisteringly heavy bill which already boasts CARCASS, SIGH, THE BERZERKER and TAINT for the event on Saturday, November 22 at England's Leeds University Union. Festival director Gavin McInally said: "We've been chasing NAPALM DEATH for four ...

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