August 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

HAMMERFALL: Video Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL have posted the first two video blogs/reports (see below) featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for their new album. The as-yet-untitled CD will include an instrumental written by the group's latest addition, guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE POODLES, TALISMAN, GREAT KING RAT), and a song entitled "One of a Kind", which was ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer On RAVEN DRUM FOUNDATION

Metal Edge correspondent Gail Flug spoke with DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen about his side project, the Raven Drum Foundation, the California-based organization which encourages trauma survivors to heal healing through drum circles. A couple of excerpts follows. Metal Edge: How and when did you find out about drum circles? Rick Allen: I ...

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SKULLSHIFTER: 'Inner Demons' Cover Art Unveiled

SKULLSHIFTER, the New Jersey-based metal band featuring former INSANIAC members Tom Nolz and CJ Scioscia as well as EXXPLORER bassist J. McCaffrey, has uploaded the cover art (see below) for its forthcoming full-length release, "Inner Demons". The follow-up to 2005's "Here In Hell", "Inner Demons" features Ross The Boss (ROSS THE BOSS BAND, THE DICTATORS, ...

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CRADLE TO GRAVE Forced To Cancel U.S. Tour

CRADLE TO GRAVE, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based band featuring ex-AGGRESSION guitarist Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe, has been forced to cancel its recently announced tour of the West Coast after the group was detained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security "for suspicion of either sneaking drugs in or attempting to seek work illegally, despite the fact ...

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SNOWY SHAW To Guest On 'Uncensored Net Noise'

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) will guest on "Uncensored Net Noise" on Friday, September 12 beginning at 9:30 p.m. EST. You can listen to the program live via the Internet at this location. XXX, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based glitter-rock trio featuring Snowy Shaw, will ...

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ARKENSTONE Signs With CASKET MUSIC

Emerging from the unlikely location of the summer holiday destination of Heraklion, Crete in sunny Greece, ARKENSTONE has signed with UK-based Casket Music for the release of its debut album. The Greek modern thrash metallers have been working on their sound since the late Nineties and have finally proven themselves able to attract interest from ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: 'Legacy' Details Revealed

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL will release its 30th-anniversary album, "Legacy", on October 24 in Germany, October 27 in Europe and November 4 in the USA via Wacken Records/SPV. The CD will feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH), Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO), Lemmy and Phil ...

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THE CASSIDY SCENARIO Signs With LET IT BURN RECORDS

Austrian hardcore act THE CASSIDY SCENARIO has inked a deal with Let It Burn Records. The group's debut album, "Withstanding Voracity", will be recorded at Principal Studios with Toni Meloni (CALIBAN, THE SORROW, ESTATE) and will feature artwork by Dan Mumford (GALLOWS, BRING ME THE HORIZON, SET YOUR GOALS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ARCHITECTS). An ...

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