April 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

ALMAH Parts Ways With Guitarist

Guitarist Paulo Schroeber has left Brazilian metallers ALMAH "due to health problems." Commented ALMAH lead singer Edu Falaschi (also of ANGRA): "I think many of you already know about health problems that our brother, partner and member of the band, Paulo Schroeber, has recently faced. Due to these problems, we had to call another guitarist ...

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IGNITE To Release First-Ever Concert DVD

One of the leading forces in melodic hardcore, IGNITE will release its first-ever concert DVD, "Our Darkest Days Live", on June 19 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The disc contains 21 "cracking good songs," a band documentary, a making-of feature and video clips. The IGNITE concert featured on the "Our Darkest Days Live" ...

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DEF-CON-ONE Signs With SCARLET RECORDS

DEF-CON-ONE, the British metal band featuring former VENOM and MPIRE OF EVIL drummer Antony "Antton" Lant (brother of VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant), has inked a deal with Scarlet Records. The group's debut album, "Warface", will be released on June 19. With influences covering a wide range of musical styles, from modern metal to old-school ...

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HATEFX Begins Recording New Album

HATEFX, the Fresno, California-based metal band featuring guitarist Glen Alvelais (FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT, LD/50), has entered the studio to begin recording its third CD. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2009's "The Holy Frail" will contain "a diverse range of material" and will feature "some interesting musical guests that will be announced at a ...

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ADRENALINE MOB To Perform At 'Metal Masters' Clinic

ADRENALINE MOB — the band featuring featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP) and DISTURBED bassist John Moyer — has been added to the third installment of Samson's "Metal Masters" series, which will be held on Thursday, April 12 at the Key Club ...

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FLYING COLORS: Debut Album First-Week Sales Revealed

The self-titled debut album from FLYING COLORS — the spectacular new virtuoso prog/pop/metal rock band formed by drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER) and guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE) — sold 6,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 81 on The Billboard 200 chart. In addition ...

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