April 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

THE AGONIST: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based female-fronted melodic death metallers THE AGONIST have completed work on their long-awaited third studio album, "Prisoners", due on June 5 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. Produced by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY) and mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, SUICIDE SILENCE), the CD "picks right up where 2009's 'Lullabies ...

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SLEEP: 'Dopesmoker' Deluxe Reissue Artwork Unveiled

Southern Lord recently announced a deluxe reissue of one of the towering achievements in metal history, "Dopesmoker" by SLEEP. For the 2012 reissue, there are some very notable changes. The original studio tapes have been remastered, presenting the album as the band had originally intended. The audio is clearer, louder, and at last brings a ...

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SACRIFICE: Official iPhone/iPad App Available

Canadian thrash metal legends SACRIFICE have returned, bringing brutality to your iPhone and iPad. Manipulate the original vocal recordings of Rob Urbinati and scream your way through the demo recording of "Hiroshima" from the album "The Ones I Condemn". For more information, go to MalSoft.net. SACRIFICE played its first-ever shows in Japan as ...

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SECRET SPHERE Has A New Singer

Italian power metallers SECRET SPHERE have recruited an as-yet-undisclosed new lead singer following the recent departure of Roberto "Ramon" Messina. According to the band, the new vocalist is "inishing laying down vocals, and lyrics for the new album, and he's doing a huge amount of work in a very short time and he's constantly in ...

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SLASH Schedules CD-Release Show In New York City

As Slash gears up for the release of his second solo album "Apocalyptic Love" (Dik Hayd International, distributed through EMI), he's announced a special release show set for Tuesday, May 22 — the day the album streets — in New York City at Irving Plaza. A fan pre-sale will begin this Wednesday, April 4 at ...

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World's First MACHINE HEAD Biography Due In October

Omnibus Press has set an October 15 tentative release date for "Inside The Machine". The world's first MACHINE HEAD biography is being written by British rock author Joel McIver — whose 20 books to date include "Justice for All: The Truth About Metallica", "Crazy Train: The High Life And Tragic Death Of Randy Rhoads", "Glenn ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Begins Work On New Studio Album

U.K. doom metal veterans MY DYING BRIDE have entered Futureworks Studios in Manchester with longtime production partner Rob "Mags" Magoolagan to begin recording the follow-up to 2009's "For Lies I Sire" for a fall release via Peaceville Records. According to a press release, "MY DYING BRIDE have been deep into the writing process since last ...

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OCEANO Not Splitting Up After All

Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO have released the following statement: "Don't call it a comeback! OCEANO are excited to reveal that they will NOT be breaking up after this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival and will, in fact, record new music. The band is currently hard at work writing their next studio album for ...

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