April 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

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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SERJ TANKIAN Putting Finishing Touches On Third Solo Studio Album

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, political activist and SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian is in his Serjical Strike Studios in Los Angeles putting the finishing touches on his third solo studio album, "Harakiri", the follow-up to 2010's "Imperfect Harmonies", which will be released this summer on Serjical Strike/Reprise Records. Much of the new record ...

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BURY TOMORROW Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

U.K. metalcore act BURY TOMORROW has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's second album, "The Union Of Crowns", will be released on July 16. "We are unbelievably honoured to be signing to Nuclear Blast," said the the group in a statement. "It feels unreal to be part of a label with such ...

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SABATON: New Lineup Unveiled

Swedish metallers SABATON — who last week confirmed the departure of guitarists Oskar Montelius and Rikard Sundén, drummer Daniel Mulback and keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr — have unveiled their new touring lineup. It is as follows: Joakim Brodén - Vocals Pär Sundström - Bass Chris Rörland (NOCTURNAL RITES) - Guitar Thobbe Englund (WINTERLONG, RAUBTIER) - Guitar ...

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