September 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

SCORPIONS To Return To U.S. Next Summer

Although German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS just wrapped a triumphant 38-show tour of North America on August 21 in Chicago at the Rosemont Theatre, they are now booking more U.S. dates for next summer since their overseas tour commitments will prevent them from playing more U.S. concerts this year. The group's 2011 trek will see ...

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END OF GREEN's 'High Hopes In Low Places' Cracks German Top 20

"High Hopes In Low Places", the new album from German gothic rockers END OF GREEN, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 17. Released on August 20, 2010 through Silverdust Records, the LP was recorded at Munich's Weltraumstudios with producer Corni Bartels. The limited first edition includes a bonus CD, "1996 – ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'Heaven's Venom' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Heaven's Venom", the new album from Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM, sold around 2,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 8 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never ...

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SULLY ERNA: Audio Samples Of Entire Solo Album Available

Audio samples of all 10 tracks that appear on "Avalon", the long-in-the-works debut solo album from GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD is scheduled for release on September 14. A first single from the disc, called "Sinner's Prayer", arrived at rock radio stations on August 3 and ...

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CANCER BATS: 'Dead Wrong' Video Available

"Dead Wrong", the new video from the Canadian punk/metal/hardcore band CANCER BATS, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's third studio album, "Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones", which sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 95 on the Top ...

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LEAVES' EYES: 'Take The Devil In Me' Video Released

"Take The Devil In Me", the new video from LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's latest album, "Njord", which was re-released in May as a "special fan edition," containing three ...

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CHICKENFOOT To Move On Without CHAD SMITH?

CHICKENFOOT, the rock supergroup featuring former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, tentatively plans to record its second album this fall — but Smith might not be behind the kit this time. Hagar told The Pulse of Radio that Smith's commitments ...

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DGM: 'Synthesis' DVD Trailer Available

Italian progressive metallers DGM will celebrate their 15-year aniversary with the release of a "stunning" live DVD, "Synthesis", due on September 24 via Scarlet Records. Recorded in April 2010 in Rome, Italy, the DVD will be made available in a special package containing extra material plus a bonus CD featuring the band's greatest hits, re-recorded ...

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DENIM AND LEATHER Recruits Former VANDERHOOF Singer

DENIM AND LEATHER — a tribute to classic hard rock and heavy metal — has announced the addition of lead vocalist Drew Hart (VANDERHOOF, KAMELOT, TIMELESS HALL), drummer Zak Nilsson (son of legendary singer and songwriter Harry Nilsson) and guitarist Nate McCaslin (AURA SURREAL) to the group's ranks. Rounding out the band is founding member ...

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