April 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

ATREYU Begins Recording New Album

Orange County quintet ATREYU has entered Henson Studios in Los Angeles with producer Bob Marlette (SALIVA, SEETHER, OZZY OSBOURNE) to begin work on the highly anticipated follow-up to 2007's "Lead Sails Paper Anchor". "We started as a heavy hardcore band," says lead vocalist Alex Varkatzas, "and I think we've gotten away from that in recent ...

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THE MATADOR Signs WIth IMAGINE IT RECORDS

Nebraska's THE MATADOR has inked a deal with Imagine It Records. The group's five-song CD/EP, "Bad Day For A Snake", is scheduled for release on June 6. Formed in 2007, THE MATADOR is a southern metal/hardcore influenced band from Omaha. The band released a four-song demo in the spring of 2008 and has played numerous ...

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BURNING HUMAN: 'Resurrection Through Fire' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Resurrection Through Fire", the long-awaited debut album from BURNING HUMAN, the resurrected death metal band featuring SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner, sold around 190 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Resurrection Through Fire", came out on April 21 through E1 Music (formerly Koch Records). The CD ...

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MANOWAR's 'The Asgard Saga': Promo Clip Available

"The Asgard Saga", the world premiere of the fantasy collaboration between MANOWAR and Wolfgang Hohlbein, will begin at Magic Circle Festival III, scheduled to take place at the Loreley on the Rhine River in Germany on July 18, 2009. Headlining the festival, MANOWAR will perform material from the concept album currently in the works. It ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman Checks In

Vocalist Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT has issued the following update: "TESTAMENT is about to embark on a killer North American tour and I am stoked!!! 'The Formation Of Damnation' took us all over the world playing 126 gigs so far since the release of [the album] in April ...

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