March 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

DREAM THEATER Drummer Schedules Radio Appearances

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has scheduled two radio appearances in April with radio/TV personality Eddie Trunk. The details are as follows: * Monday, April 7 on Eddie's XM Radio show * Friday, April 25 on Q104.3 FM's "Friday Night Rocks" (also in syndication) Mike Portnoy will be live in the studio to talk about ...

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OPETH: 'Watershed' Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for "Watershed", the forthcoming album from Swedish metallers OPETH, can be viewed at this location. The cover was (as usual) designed by Travis Smith in co-operation with frontman/guitarist Mikael kerfeldt. "Watershed" is scheduled for release on June 3 via Roadrunner Records (one day earlier internationally). The CD, recorded in the ...

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Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT Drummer Offering Lessons

Former TESTAMENT/SLAYER and current PUSHED drummer Jon Dette has issued the following update: "Starting next month (April) until July, I will be available for drum lessons to students of all ages and levels. "I am looking at a couple locations in the north San Diego County coastal area to teach and should have that locked ...

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Former ANKLA Drummer Joins PHUSE

Former ANKLA drummer German Hernandez has joined the Los Angeles-based metal band PHUSE. The group which is said to be influenced by such Swedish metal acts as AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED and IN FLAMES is currently working on the follow-up to its 2005 album "The Smell of Old Folk" with producer/engineer Dave Casey (FLOOD) ...

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W.A.S.P. Planning Anthology Box Set

Cameron Edney of Australia's Inside_Out666 recently conducted an interview with W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Inside_Out666: I believe that you will be playing "The Crimson Idol" album in its entirety, as well as a greatest hits set [on the upcoming Australian tour]. Can you tell my why ...

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RE-VISION Signs With SLEASZY RIDER RECORDS

German progressive/atmospheric metallers RE-VISION have inked a deal with Sleaszy Rider Records. The group's fourth album, "Chapter IV: All for the Sake of Love", will be released during the coming months. The CD was recorded at the DeadSoul Temple studios in Austria with producer Devon Graves (DEADSOUL TRIBE, ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ) and was mixed and mastered ...

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AMON AMARTH To Be Featured On Tonight's 'Rebel Access' TV

Swedish "Viking" metallers AMON AMARTH will be the featured band on tonight's (March 30) "Rebel Access" TV, which airs at 10:00 p.m. on Channel 19 all over the Chicagoland area. The program will include an interview along with performance footage shot while the group was in Chicago. "Rebel Access" features a band one week and ...

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NILE: Video Interview Available

Jasmin St. Claire of Metal's Darkside TV conducted an interview with NILE guitarist/vocalist Dallas Toler-Wade and drummer George Kollias during the band's recent tour. Watch the interview at this location (Quicktime required). NILE's latest album, "Ithyphallic", sold 4,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release back in July 2007 ...

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