April 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

REFUSED To Perform On 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'

Reunited seminal Swedish hardcore band REFUSED will be the musical guest on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Monday, April 23. The show airs on NBC at 12:30 ET/PT and 11:30 CT. REFUSED's first-ever television appearance will coincide with the band's appearance at this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held for ...

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SLAYER's DAVE LOMBARDO At Ohio's 'Drum Daze'; Video Available

SLAYER's Dave Lombardo held a drum clinic at this year's Drum Daze on Sunday, April 1 at the Capital Theater in the Vern Riffe Center in Columbus, Ohio. According to the press release issued by Columbus Percussion, "Drum Daze is an annual event that features clinics from talented and well-known drummers and percussionists of all ...

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ARSIS Drummer MIKE VAN DYNE Announces His Departure

Mike Van Dyne, drummer and founding member of Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters ARSIS, has announced his departure from the group. He says in a statement, "After five label releases and hundreds of shows in 19 countries, it's time to move forward and pursue my career full-time. "The last fully-completed ARSIS song I contributed to ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release 'Eremita' In June

Candlelight Records has set a June 19 North American release date (one day earlier in Europe) for "Eremita", the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. Recorded and produced at Telemark's Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden's Juke Joint Studio and Seattle's Envisage Audio, "Eremita" was mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH) at ...

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ANGERTEA Begins Recording New Album

Hungarian "progressive-grunge metallers" ANGERTEA have entered the studio to begin recording their fourth full-length album for a September release via the Norwegian label Smash Fabric Records. The band states, "We're recording 10 songs in Szeged, Hungary with producer Gábor Vári. Compared to our previous recordings, this one is gonna include shorter and maybe more 'understandable' ...

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BUFFALO THEORY MTL Signs With GALY RECORDS

BUFFALO THEORY MTL — the project featuring former members of GHOULUNATICS and ARSENIQ 33 and current members of LES EKORCHÉS — has inked a deal with Galy Records. The band's full-length debut, "Heavy Ride", was recorded in January and February at studio Le Plateau. The CD was mixed and mastered by Dan Lagacé (GRIM SKUNK, ...

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Former OPETH Drummer's SOEN: 'Delenda' Video Released

"Delenda", the new video from SOEN — the project featuring Swedish drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, TESTAMENT, DEATH, ICED EARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE), and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis — can be seen below. The clip was helmed by director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with ...

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BATTLE BEAST: First Tour Webisode Available

The first in a series of clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from BATTLE BEAST's current European tour as the support act for NIGHTWISH can be seen below. BATTLE BEAST's debut album, "Steel" — which was originally released in Finland last year via Hype Records — was made available internationally on January 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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EX DEO: Performance Footage Of New Song Available

EX DEO, the Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, debuted a brand new song "I, Caligvla", this past Sunday, April 1 at Club Soda in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as part of the "Paganfest America Part III" tour with TURISAS, ALESTORM, ARKONA and HUNTRESS. Video footage of the performance can be seen below. ...

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