August 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

BRUCE DICKINSON's 'Chemical Wedding' Secures Distribution Deals

According to Variety, Cinema Management Group has closed key deals in major territories on "Chemical Wedding" — the supernatural horror-thriller written by IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and longtime "Monty Python" editor Julian Doyle, who also directed the film. Starz/Anchor Bay Entertainment is set to handle distribution in the U.S. and Canada, while ...

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AC/DC: New Single Available For Streaming

AC/DC's new single, "Rock 'N Roll Train", can be streamed on the band's official web site. The track, from the group's upcoming album "Black Ice", will arrive at radio stations nationwide on Thursday (August 28). According to Billboard.com, which got an advance listen to the album, "Black Ice" is a "15-track extravaganza that ...

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SLIPKNOT: New Video Interview With CHRIS FEHN Available

Altitude recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn. The two-minute clip, which includes performance footage from the recently completed Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour, can be viewed below. According to Hits Daily Double (the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS), SLIPKNOT's new album, "All Hope Is Gone" is poised to ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Launches Bassist Search

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have issued the following update: "With the recent departure of Michael Nicklasson, we're searching for a new bass player. First and foremost we need someone to fill in on the upcoming European tour in October/November, and in the longer perspective we want a steady member that can participate in ...

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THE ROTTED Announces New Bassist

The UK's THE ROTTED (formerly GOREROTTED) has issued the following update: "THE ROTTED are pleased to announce their new bassist as none other than The Reverend Trudgill, former frontman of eccentric British Metal loons SCREAMIN' DAEMON. The Church Of Daemonology founder has already played two festivals with the band and has proven to be perfect ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY To Release New Album Via iTunes In October

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), who recently completed work on his new solo album entitled "House Of Insanity", has issued the following update: "I know it has taken me about two months longer than expected to finish the new CD. So I obviously missed any retail deadline that could have gotten 'House Of Insanity' ...

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LARS ULRICH Babbles Away In New 'Mission: Metallica' Video

A six-minute video of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich babbling away about the band's upcoming activities can be viewed below. In the clip, which was made available exclusively to registered members of METALLICA's Mission: Metallica web site, Ulrich reveals that the band's recently completed video for the song "The Day That Never Comes" will have its ...

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SOIL: In Songwriting Mode

Chicago heavy rockers SOIL have issued the following update: "The [Rockstar Energy] Mayhem show we did in Chicago (which was amazing, by the way; thanks again to the fans for going nuts) will be our last 'till probably next year. We are hard at work on the new album and will be entering the studio ...

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